Powderpuff and Hairless

Annoying Dogs

He Chinese Crested is an old breed, and as is so often the case, its history has been lost over time. Some experts feel the breed most likely descended from hairless dogs in Africa, with the Chinese developing the smaller version of the breed. Pictures created in the 1500s and 1600s show Chinese Cresteds involved in Chinese life. Chinese sailors kept the dogs aboard ship as vermin hunters and, in doing so, spread the dogs to ports throughout the world. They were known as Chinese Sailor Dogs,...

Oston Terrier

' eveloped in the U.S. in the late 1800s from English Bulldogs, white English Terriers, French Bulldogs, and a few other breeds, the Boston Terrier has received many accolades from fans. These dogs have been called American Gentlemen because of their fine manners and American roots. The Boston Terrier was the first American breed recognized by the American Kennel Club and, for many years in the early 1900s, was one of the most popular breeds. One of the breed's first nicknames was roundhead,...

Miniature and Standard

Rottweiler Roman Army

He Rat Terrier is an American breed developed in the 1800s from the old Fox Terriers, English White Terriers, Bull Terriers, and Manchester Terriers. Later, Smooth Fox Terriers and Toy Fox Terriers were used, and some experts say even Beagles and Whippets were a part of the mix. Primarily farm dogs and bred for working ability rather than looks, the Rat Terrier was as his name implies a vermin hunter. Because of their varied ancestry, Rat Terriers are not cookie-cutter dogs all fitting into the...

Bull Terrier

He development of the Bull Terrier began about 200 years ago in England when the Bulldog and White English Terrier were crossed to create a breed then known as the Bull and Terrier. Some breed experts believe that the Black and Tan Terrier was also an ancestor, as was the Spanish Pointer. Although never one to back down from a challenge, the Bull Terrier was called the White Cavalier for his wonderful temperament. The medium-sized dogs, then ranging from 15 to 17 pounds, became known as...

Miniature and Standard Smooth Coat Long Coat and Wirehaired Coat

German Wirehair Slick

j achshunds originated in Germany and have a documented history going back as far as ' the 15th century. Most breed experts feel that Basset Hounds and some unknown terriers were the ancestors of the breed. The Bassets provided the long body, short legs, strength, good nose for scenting, and smooth coat. The terriers provided tenacity, stamina, the drive to hunt, and the wire coat to that variety. Other experts feel the Dachshund is simply a short-legged version of the German Schweisshund. In...

Lumber Spaniel

Hypoallergenic Non Shedding Dog Breeds

1 o one really knows where or how the Y Clumber Spaniel came to be. The breed got its name from Clumber Park in Nottinghamshire, England, where the Duke of Newcastle's gamekeeper hunted with these dogs. The breed is also portrayed in many old paintings, some from the 1700s, looking remarkably like today's Clumbers. The Basset Hound is thought to be one of the breeds used to develop the Clumber. The Clumber Spaniel is a rectangular-shaped dog, with a long body and short, thick legs. Standing 17...

Smooth

Ox Terriers have a rich history going back at least 300 years, if not longer, and have been used as the foundation breed for several other breeds. Although the Wire Fox Terrier and Smooth Fox Terrier were shown together for many years, and in early years were bred together, experts agree that they come from different backgrounds. The Smooth Fox Terrier is probably descended from a smooth-coated black and tan terrier breed, the Bull Terrier, the Beagle, and, most likely, a dash of Greyhound. The...

Canine Communication

As your dog's owner and trainer, it's up to you to learn how to communicate with your dog. Sometimes this can be a challenge. Although dogs are very good at studying people and figuring out what is wanted, there is often a communication gap. Keep in mind that this is communication between two different species. Dogs live in our homes and are our companions, but they were not born understanding English, Spanish, French, or any other human language, including human body language. Therefore, it's...

Water

Pugs Throughout History

He ancestors of the Portuguese Water Dog may have come from the rugged lands near the border between China and Russia. Horses, cattle, sheep, and camels were raised in these harsh lands, and dogs were needed to herd and protect them. In more recent times, the Portuguese Water Dog worked in the water. All along Portugal's coast, these dogs would herd fish into nets and retrieve fishing gear accidentally dropped into the water. PWDs stand between 17 and 23 inches tall and weigh 35 to 60 pounds....

What Does Your Future Hold

Mastiff Lap Dog

None of us has mastered the ability to see into the future, but most of us have plans or goals of what we would like to accomplish. What are yours Will a dog fit into those plans ten, twelve, and even fourteen years into the future Dogs come in all sizes, from very tiny to very large, from lap dogs to guard dogs, and everything in between. Margaret, an English Mastiff, owned by Arnie Peller and Gordan, a Pug, owned by Sheri Wachtstetter. Dogs come in all sizes, from very tiny to very large,...

Pequeno Medio and Grande Smooth and Wirehaired

Wirehaired Portuguese Podengo Pequeno

He Portuguese Podengo is a very old breed with a known history dating as far back as the 12 th century. She was used as a hunting dog throughout most of her history, both to rid farms and homes of vermin and to put food on the table. The Portuguese Podengo is found in three sizes. The Pequeno is the smallest, at 8 to 12 inches tall and 9 to 13 pounds. This dog is solid, small, and short-legged so that she can enter burrows and rabbit warrens. The Medio is in the middle, at 15 to 22 inches and...

Leopard

His American breed is the Louisiana State Dog and is just as unique as that state. The breed's ancestry is not known for certain, but experts think that Native American dogs, red wolves, Spanish explorers' mastiffs, and probably even the French Beauceron all contributed genetics to the breed. This versatile breed is used for guarding the home and farm, herding livestock, and hunting. Breed experts stress that the Catahoula is first and foremost a working dog, and her body conformation should...

Lundehund

S he Norwegian Lundehund is a very old breed that originated in the Lofoten Islands. The breed has extra functional toes on the feet, which aids in the dog's ability to climb rocks to retrieve puffins from their nests. When puffins were hunted with nets (instead of with dogs) and then later became protected, the need for the dogs diminished. A distemper outbreak (and lack of vaccine) during World War II almost caused the breed to disappear. This is a small to medium-sized breed, standing 12.5...

Rough Coat and Smooth Coat

Chow Smooth

He Chow Chow originated in China, where it was known as Lang Gou (wolf dog) or Xiong Gou (bear dog). The breed is known to have been in existence 2,000 years ago but might be even older. Some experts say that the breed resulted from a cross between the Tibetan Mastiff and the Samoyed, although other experts claim the Chow Chow is one of the founding breeds of dogs and is the parent breed for Samoyeds, Keeshonds, and several other similar breeds. The Chow Chow is a sturdy dog, standing 17 to 20...

Spaniel

Paniels originated in Spain but were prized in England (and other places) for their hunting abilities. Bred to hunt birds, the English Cocker Spaniel and English Springer Spaniel were the same breed, differentiated only by size, until the late 1800s. The American Cocker Spaniel became a separate breed in the early 1900s, although the English and American Cockers were interbred until the 1940s. The English Cocker Spaniel stands between 15 and 17 inches tall and weighs between 26 and 34 pounds....

You Are Your Dogs Leader

Lance Tracy Pointing Dogs

When your dog was with her mother and littermates, her mom was her leader. Mom fed and cared for her, and if she was too rough with her sharp baby teeth, Mom would growl at her or stop her play. This leadership was important for the puppy's future, as it taught her to accept guidance, rules, and discipline. When people add a dog to their life, they usually say that they want a companion, a new best friend. Unfortunately, that can't happen right away. You need to be your dog's leader first,...

Avalier King Charles Spaniel

He Cavalier King Charles Spaniel got its name as the favorite pet of Britain's King Charles I, but the breed itself has been around for even longer. Many old portraits show dogs that look like today's Cavaliers. The Cavalier is an adorable, friendly toy spaniel. He stands between 12 and 13 inches tall and weighs 13 to 18 pounds. He has a rounded skull, large dark eyes, and a full muzzle. The ears are long and dropped, and the tail is long. His coat is silky and is medium to long, with...

B edlington Terrier

)(Vl though this small terrier looks like a stuffed toy, she is a game little hunter. In England, the breed was used to kill badgers, foxes, and other vermin. Named for the mining village where the breed was popular, this dog did not reach the public's attention until the late 1800s when the National Bedlington Terrier Club (England) was formed. Bedlingtons stand 15.5 to 16.5 inches tall and weigh 17 to 25 pounds. They have narrow heads crowned by a topknot of coat, which is lighter in color...

Shepherd Dog

Dog Varieties Breeds

He American Kennel Club does not allow white German Shepherd Dogs (GSDs) to compete in conformation competition even though the color white was one of the original allowed colors. In fact, Max Von Stephanitz, the founder of the breed, was known to have had several white GSDs. Several organizations have been founded to promote the breed as a separate and equal breed (White German Shepherds or White Shepherds), while other groups would prefer that these dogs remain German Shepherds. They would...

Preventing and Solving Problems

Pics All Varities Dogs

Lthough most dog owners would love to have a relationship with their dog in which nothing ever goes wrong, unfortunately, at some point in their lives, most dogs do get into trouble. Dogs jump on people, smearing them with dirt or mud and knocking down small children or the elderly. They bark, creating bad feelings between neighbors. Dogs destroy things that don't belong to them and dig holes in the lawn. And there's more, such as food guarding, mouthing, leg lifting, mounting, and trash-can...

Elgian Laekenois

He Belgian Laekenois is one of, and probably the oldest of, four related varieties of Belgian Shepherd Dogs. The Laekenois originated in the mid- to late 1800s in Flandres, where the dogs herded sheep and guarded flax fields. In the early 1900s, the Brussels police force and Belgian army used these versatile dogs. The Laekenois stands 22 to 26 inches tall and weighs between 40 and 80 pounds, with females smaller than males. The head is strong, the eyes are almond-shaped and dark brown, and the...

Mastiff Breeds Varieties

All Mastiff Varieties With Name Pic

He Manchester Terrier is a ratter, bred to hunt and dispatch rats. A cross between a Whippet and an unknown terrier, the breed quickly became the favorite of anyone in need of vermin control, and in the early 1800s in England, that was just about every business owner who handled or served food. Until 1959, the Manchester Terrier and Toy Manchester Terrier were registered as two separate breeds, although interbreeding was permissible however, today they are registered as one breed with two...

Smooth Coat and Wirehaired Coat

He Ibizan Hound's history can be traced back to 3400 B.C. in ancient Egypt, where artifacts from many well-known tombs bear a striking resemblance to today's dogs. What is unknown is how the breed went from Egypt to the island of Ibiza where the breed got its name. This sighthound is an athlete with a body and legs made for running. An Ibizan Hound stands between 22.5 and 27.5 inches and weighs 45 to 50 pounds. The head is long and narrow, with amber eyes, a pink nose, and large, upright,...

Retriever

His is an American breed, bred and developed along the eastern seaboard, particularly as the name implies around the Chesapeake Bay. In 1807, a British brig was lost during a storm, with the ship sinking and all hands evacuated. An American ship, the Canton, picked up survivors, among whom were two puppies the ship had picked up in Newfoundland. The male, named Sailor, the female, Canton, and their individual progeny became well-known for their abilities in the water and as superior hunting...

White Setter

Whip Its Dog Breed

He Irish Setter and the Irish Red and White Setter share the same ancestry and were both popular in Ireland in the 18th and 19th centuries. However, when the Irish Setter gained popularity, the Irish Red and White Setter became quite scarce and at one time almost disappeared. The breed was reestablished in the early 1900s and is now flourishing. This setter stands between 22 and 26 inches tall and weighs 40 to 70 pounds. The head is broad, eyes dark and oval, and ears dropped. The body is...

Smooth Coat and Rough Coat

Rough Collie Training Tips

Any tough little terriers originated in northern England, a reflection of the inhospitable land and climate. The Patterdale Terrier or Black Fell Terrier was developed to hunt ground-dwelling vermin foxes in England but often raccoons and badgers in the U.S. and is a tough, courageous little dog. This compact, well-balanced terrier stands 10 to 13 inches tall and weighs 10 to 11 pounds. Her head is strong, her ears are button and tight, and two hands should be able to span her chest. The tail...

Nutrition

Nutrition can definitely affect your dog's behavior. If your dog is eating a food that she cannot digest well, or is eating a less-than-good-quality diet, her body may be missing some vital nutrients. Dogs lacking something in their diet might eat dirt, chew on rocks or wood, or even try to gnaw the stucco off the side of a house. Other dogs seem almost desperate and will chew on anything within reach, in a frenzy almost, to try to find that ingredient needed. Other dogs may be eating the best...

Pointer

Grooming Giant Schnauzer Head

His German hunting dog was developed in the late 1800s from crossings of the German Shorthaired Pointer, Pudelpointer, Pointer, Foxhound, and other breeds. It is an excellent hunting dog both on land and in water. This is an active, hard-working dog with a strong desire to both point and retrieve. Although there are similarities between the German Wirehaired Pointer and the German Shorthaired Pointer, and the Shorthaired Pointer is an ancestor, the Wirehaired Pointer should not be considered a...

Water Spaniel

His breed developed in the American midwest as a working gun dog. He may have some Irish Water Spaniel in his background or some Curly-Coated Retriever. Today, although seen occasionally in dog shows, he is still a prized working gun dog, retrieving small game of any kind. The AWS is a medium-sized dog, standing 15 to 18 inches tall at the shoulder and weighing 25 to 45 pounds. The dog should be in proportion and well-balanced. The eyes are slightly rounded and may be yellow brown to brown,...

Smooth Coat and Feathered Coat

Smooth Coat Sheltie

He Saluki may be one of the oldest breeds of dogs still in existence. Excavations of the Sumerian empire, dating back to 7000 B.C., found carvings of dogs looking much like today's Salukis, with both smooth and feathered coats. Salukis are hunting sighthounds and have bodies built for speed and agility. Males stand 23 to 28 inches and weigh 40 to 60 pounds. Females are smaller. Salukis have a long narrow head, large eyes, and dropped ears. The tail is long and carried in a curve. The feathered...

Eskimo

American Eskimo Agility Photos

Merican Eskimo Dogs, or as they are commonly known, Eskies, are descended from several European spitz-type dogs, including the Pomeranian, Italian Spitz, German Spitz, and Keeshound. Some experts even feel the Japanese Spitz may be a part of the breed's ancestry. The early dogs of the breed served both as watchdogs and companions. In the late 1800s, the breed was known as the American Spitz and was very popular in traveling road shows and circuses, performing tricks. The breed's intelligence,...

White Terrier

Tall Terrier Grooming Table

Cotland is the home of several terriers, including the Cairn Terrier, Dandie Dinmont Terrier, Scottish Terrier, and West Highland White Terrier. All of these breeds share ancestry at some point in history. A Westie fancier, Colonel Edward Malcolm, is said to have had a reddish-colored dog who was shot by hunters who mistook the dog for a fox. At that point, Colonel Malcolm decided to breed white dogs who would stand out in the field. Westies stand between 10 and 11 inches tall and weigh 15 to...

Erger des Pyrenees

Pyrenees Herding Dog

He Berger des Pyrenees, or Pyrenean Shepherd, is an ancient breed it is known to have been used as a herding dog in the Pyrenees Mountains for as long as men have been herding sheep there. The shepherds used two different breeds for two purposes. The Great Pyrenees were livestock guardians and protected the flocks from predation, while the smaller, more active herding dogs, the Berger des Pyrenees, were used to move the flocks. This breed is also thought to be the ancestor of several modern...

Order Collie

Ordercollie

He ancestors of today's Border Collie probably developed in Scotland, as the word collie is a Scottish dialect word meaning sheepdog. The Border Collie is recognized worldwide today as one of the best sheep-herding breeds in existence. The Border Collie is a medium-sized dog, between 18 and 23 inches at the shoulder and 35 to 50 pounds. The breed has two varieties of coat. The rough coat is medium to long, with a flat to slightly wavy outer coat. The hair on the face is short and smooth. The...

Shepherd

German Shepherd Shedding Season

'n the late 1800s, Captain Max von Stephanitz wanted a superior working dog. He used several old farm and herding breeds to produce the German Shepherd Dog or, in German, the Deutscher Schaferhund. In 1899, the parent club for the breed, the Verein fur Deutsche Scheferhunde, was formed. Under the guidance of the club and Captain Stephanitz, the breed rapidly gained popularity as a versatile and superior working dog. Today, it is one of the most recognizable breeds in the world. The German...

Bond with

One of the things that makes a relationship with a dog so unique is the bond that develops. A dog and owner who are bonded with each other have a genuine concern for each other's well being and happiness. Although people can bond with other animals, particularly horses and cats, those bonds are not usually as strong as the bonds we develop with dogs. That bond is what causes a police dog to give his life for his partner, or what causes a family dog to stay inside a smoke-filled house barking...

Staffordshire Terrier

He early history of the American Staffordshire Terrier was not recorded, but many experts feel the Am Staff and the Staffordshire Bull Terrier share some of the same ancestors, especially the old English Bulldog and perhaps the white English Terrier. These dogs were used in the blood sports of bull and bear baiting. The Am Staff and American Pit Bull Terrier separated into two different breeds many years ago when the Pit Bull was recognized by the UKC and the Am Staff was recognized by the AKC....

Greyhound

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Make the Garage Safe

Many dog owners also allow their dogs access to the garage from the backyard. This can give the dog shelter in bad weather, especially if no one is at home. If you plan on doing this, you will need to make sure that the garage is safe. Since you are not going to want your dog dashing in and out when the garage door opens, especially when a car is going in or out, you will want to section off a portion of the garage. You can use an X-pen, fence sections, or even pieces of lattice. Simply divide...

Obedience Trials

Dog Pull Cart

Many registries, including the AKC, UKC, and CKC, sponsor dog obedience trials. Dogs and their owners can compete at a variety of classes levels , from novice through utility and on, to earn obedience titles and championships. In each class, dog and owner must perform a number of different exercises. For example, in the AKC's Novice class, the dog must Heel on leash and off leash, allow the judge to touch him in a Stand for exam, Come when called across the ring, and do a timed Sit-Stay and...

Erger Picard

Berger Picard

He Berger Picard, or Berger de Picard, originated in the Picardie region of France and is known to have been in existence for at least 1,000 years. This herding breed nearly disappeared after the devastation of World Wars I and II but is making a comeback in France, Germany, and, to a lesser extent, North America. The Berger Picard stands 21.5 to 25.5 inches tall and weighs between 50 and 75 pounds. This dog has a broad head, long muzzle, and large upright ears. Her eyes are dark, and she has a...

Will You Enjoy Life with a

Adding a dog to your life will change your life. For some people, it changes drastically. You will need to dog-proof your home because a dog's tail can clear a coffee table of knickknacks in one wag. Puppies and young dogs like to chew and do not discriminate between leather chew toys and leather shoes. You will have to learn to put things away, close closet doors, and put up baby gates to head off trouble. Teaching a dog what is allowed to be touched and what isn't takes time, and during that...

Breed Specific Legislation

Breed Specific Legislation State

The most serious issue facing dog owners today is that of breed-specific legislation, or laws targeting one or more specific breeds. Breed-specific legislation originated with Pit Bulls. Pit Bulls American Pit Bull Terriers or other breeds, or simply mixed Pit Bull type dogs have often been owned by uncaring or ignorant owners. They have been badly bred, badly trained, and involved in incidents in which another dog or person was bitten, mauled, or even killed. Such attacks are horrible and...

The Landscape Artist

Some dogs can be incredibly destructive in the backyard digging up the lawn, chewing on plants and trees, and uprooting the garden. These behaviors can have several different sources. First of all, if your dog likes to uproot plants, don't let her watch you dig holes and plant new plants. After all, if you can do it, why can't she Also, those new plants probably have good smelling dirt in their pots, most likely with some bone meal or manure. That's an invitation to a dog, Come dig here Dogs...

Long Hair or Short Slick or Fuzzy

Short Hair Dogs Breeds

Coat types originally developed as a means of protecting the dog. Terriers, with their tough, wiry coats, were better able to fit through tight places and withstand battles with rats and other vermin. Herding dogs with medium-length coats would be protected from briars and brambles, as well as bad weather, yet would not be burdened by too heavy a coat. Sled dogs with a thick double coat could withstand the coldest of temperatures and continue to work hard, pulling sleds in the snow. Although a...

Erect Ears and Phalene Ears

Phalene Papillon Size

He origins of the Papillon French for butterfly go back centuries in Europe. Papillons were the darlings of royalty in France, Italy, Spain, and even Poland as early as the 1500s. Marie Antoinette was a Papillon owner, as were Madame Pompadour, Louis XIV, and numerous other notables. Dogs looking very similar to today's Papillons are in works of the old Masters, including Boucher, Fragonard, Watteau, Rubens, and other artists. Henry III was so infatuated with his dogs that he named the breed...

Personalities and Activity Levels

Shetland Sheepdog Haircut

One of the keys to a successful relationship with a dog is to try to match your personality and activity level with that of a dog breed. If you are a calm, quiet person, nothing is more annoying than a dog bouncing up and down, barking, and begging you to do something all the time. Although some differences in personality and activity levels can be good a dog slightly more active and extroverted than you may get you outside more too many differences are frustrating and aggravating. These breeds...

About the Author

Iz Palika has been writing professionally since 1985, when she was first published in Dog Fancy magazine. Since then she has written more than 50 books, more than 1,000 magazine articles and columns, and has been called as an expert resource many times, including for Good Morning, America. She has been published in Dog Fancy, Dog World, Cats, Cat Fancy, AKC Gazette, and other pet publications, as well as Newsweek, The Saturday Evening Post, and Women First. Her books include KISS Guide to...

Griffon Venden

Hat a name Petit means small, Basset means low to the ground, Griffon means wire-coated, and Vendeen refers to the region in France where the breed originated. This is an old breed that was and still is used in the rough terrain of Vend e, France, to hunt small game. This breed called the PBGV stands 13 to 15 inches tall and weighs between 25 and 40 pounds. The head is long, the eyes are large and dark, and the ears are dropped, narrow, fine, and folded. The muscular body is longer than the dog...

Flyball

Flyball is a popular sport that combines running and jumping, two things dogs excel at, with tennis balls, every dog's favorite toy This is a team sport, with two teams of dogs running and jumping along side each other. The dog leaves his owner, jumps over four hurdles, then jumps on the side of a wall, triggering a mechanism that throws out a tennis ball. The dog grabs the ball, turns back and returns to his owner over all the hurdles. The team that gets all its dogs over the course first...

Living with a

Golden Retrievers Getting Into Trouble

In chapter 2, we discussed where your puppy or new dog should sleep ideally, in her crate in your bedroom. Not only can you hear her should she need to go outside, you will also be giving her eight hours of closeness to you. It's a great time for bonding even if you are not consciously doing anything. We also talked about where the puppy should eat either in her crate or in a quiet corner of the kitchen. She needs peace and quiet to eat she shouldn't be worried about anyone messing with her...

Grooming Tools

If you go to your local pet store and walk down the grooming supplies aisle, you might be overwhelmed by all the tools and products. There are combs, rakes, and brushes of all sizes and styles, scissors, clippers, shedding blades, and more. Then there are all different kinds of shampoos and conditioners. Grooming dogs is big business, and all these supplies support the industry. You don't need all that to get started, though. Listed below are some basic tools, along with a description of how...

The Wastes Dogs Leave Behind

English Spaniel Behind

Picking up what your dog leaves behind is simply the act of a responsible dog owner. Bailey, an English Springer Spaniel pictured with Cayla Horn , owned by Kelly Rodrigues. Picking up what your dog leaves behind is simply the act of a responsible dog owner. Bailey, an English Springer Spaniel pictured with Cayla Horn , owned by Kelly Rodrigues. Dog urine and feces can be unsightly, cause odor problems, and, in some cases, even be a part of disease transmission. Feces not picked up can attract...

Tolling Retriever

He Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever or Toller originated in Nova Scotia in the early 1800s. The breed tolls or lures ducks within shooting range of the hunter by playing along the shore. Once the ducks have been shot, the dog then retrieves the birds. Tollers stand between 17 and 21 inches tall and weigh 40 to 55 pounds. The head is wedge-shaped, the eyes are almond-shaped, and the eye color either blends in with the coat or is dark. The ears are dropped and frame the face. The body is...

Body Language

Body Language Worried Dog

The movements, postures, and positions of his head, ears, eyes, mouth, tongue, tail, and entire body can convey a variety of meanings. For example, a dog standing tall yet relaxed, with upright ears, open mouth, relaxed tongue, and wagging tail, exudes Bowing is a play invitation that can be given to canine or human playmates. Sandstorm November Rain JC, CGC, a Saluki, owned and bred by Kathy Morton. confidence without aggression. Each body part, alone or...

Panish Water

Kathy Morton Saluki

He Spanish Water Dog, or Perro de Agua Espanol, is a versatile, ancient breed found on the Iberian Peninsula. For centuries, this breed was used to herd goats and sheep, but it is also a water retriever. These dogs stand 17 to 19.5 inches tall and weigh between 30 and 50 pounds. The head is strong, with a slightly flat skull, hazel to chestnut colored eyes, and dropped ears. The body is slightly longer than tall, with a deep chest, and a docked or naturally bobbed tail. The coat is curly and...

Tumpy Tail Cattle

Cattle Dog Breed Tall Ears

Tumpy Tail Cattle Dogs, also known as ----' Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dogs, are usually simply referred to as Stumpies. This Australian breed originated in the 1800s from a cross between dingos and the Smithfield Collie. It is a close relation to the Australian Cattle Dog. For most of this breed's history, performance, working instinct, and stamina were much more important than appearance. Most Stumpies stand between 17 and 20 inches tall and weigh between 35 and 50 pounds. The ears are...

Ppenzeller Sennenhunde

Good Morning Bernese Mtn Dog Meme

He Appenzeller Sennenhunde, or Appenzeller, is one of four related Swiss breeds. The other three are the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog, the Bernese Mountain Dog, and the Entlebucher. The breed was, and still is, a livestock guardian, draft dog, and versatile farm dog. This is a medium to large dog, standing 19 to 23 inches tall and weighing between 50 and 60 pounds. He has a broad head, small dark eyes, and dropped ears. His body is powerful, with a deep chest and well-muscled shoulders. The tail...

Munsterlander Pointer

Munsterlander

'n Germany, where the Small Munsterlander Pointer originated, the breed is known as the Kleiner Munsterlander. This breed has been known as a versatile hunting dog for more than 500 years. These dogs were owned by the common people who used them to point, track, and retrieve game for the dinner table. Small Munsterlanders stand 19 to 22 inches tall and weigh 35 to 55 pounds. They have brown eyes and dropped ears. The body is longer than it is tall, and the tail is of medium length. The...

Smooth Coat and Plush Coat

Small Munsterlander Year Old

He Shiloh Shepherd breed was founded by Tina Barber as a means of preserving the old type German Shepherd Dog. Barber is the President of the Shiloh Shepherd Dog Club of America and, through this group, attempts to guide the breed's continuing development. However, there has been considerable controversy within the breed, and other organizations were founded in competition with hers. With multiple organizations representing the breed, the standards vary. Under the American Rare Breed...

Elgian Sheepdog

Black Sheepdog Breeds

He Belgian Sheepdog is one of four breeds that make up the Belgian Shepherd family. The breed can credit its existence to Nicolas Rose, who established the first known kennel of the breed. His foundation pair, Picard d'Uccle and Petite, can be found in the lineage of most Belgian Shepherds today. These are superb working dogs. The breed has a very distinct look. All black or with just a touch of white on the forechest , the dog stands tall, with head up and with pricked ears. The coat is...

Black Mouth Cur Registries

Black Mouth Cur Puppies

he term cur has a negative connotation for some people perhaps they believe it means a mixed-breed dog or a bad dog. Curs originated in rural America, primarily in the South, and were bred specifically to do a job. They were most often mixed-breed dogs, and in most cases no attention was paid to breed these were working dogs. However, over time, some have evolved into breeds that now breed true. The Black Mouth Cur is a medium-sized to large dog, 16 to 25 inches tall and weighing between 50...

Fluffy Dog Breeds

Black And White Fluffy Dogs

He Bernese Mountain Dog, also known as the Berner Sennenhund, is one of four breeds under the umbrella known as the Swiss Mountain Dogs. The other breeds are the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog, the Entlebucher Sennenhund, and the Appenzeller Sennenhund. All four share the distinctive tricolor markings, but the Bernese is the only one with a long coat. The Berner is an old breed in Switzerland her ancestors were brought to the region by Roman soldiers 2,000 years ago and throughout her history has...

Sheepdog

Veraity Dog Com

He Polish Tatra Sheepdog, or Polski Owczarek Podhalanski, is a very old livestock guardian dog from the Tatra Mountains of Poland. The breed probably shares some ancestry with mastiff breeds that came to Europe from Asia. The breed almost disappeared during World War II. These big white mountain dogs stand between 23 and 27 inches tall and weigh 110 to 150 pounds. The head is broad with a long muzzle, the eyes are dark, and the ears are dropped. The body is slightly longer than tall, and the...

Ntlebucher Sennenhund

National Bird Finland

He Entlebucher Sennenhund, also called the Entlebucher Mountain Dog or Entlebucher Cattle Dog, is the smallest of the group of four Swiss dogs that includes the Bernese Mountain Dog, Greater Swiss Mountain Dog, and Appenzeller. The breed was a herding dog and guardian for livestock, people, and farms. This breed is medium-sized, standing 16 to 20 inches tall and weighing between 50 and 75 pounds. The muzzle is long, the eyes are dark and small, and the ears dropped. The tail is often a natural...

Boerboel

Boerboel White

He South African Boerboel is a versatile breed with a long history as a hunter and guardian, with ancient roots going back to dogs that came with immigrants to South Africa, primarily in the 1600s and 1700s. They definitely have some Mastiff ancestry, but a variety of other breeds were also used. This is a large breed that stands between 22 and 30 inches tall with a heavy boned muscular body in proportion to her height. The head is broad and muzzle wide, and the ears are dropped. The back is...

B ullmastiff

' n the late 1800s, strong, protective dogs were used to protect England's large estates from poachers. When the old English Bulldogs were crossed with the Old English Mastiff, the result was a dog who could remain quiet as poachers approached and then take the poachers down and hold them until help arrived. Because most poaching happened at night, the breed was also known as the Gamekeeper's Night Dog. The Bullmastiff is an imposing dog, giving the impression of great strength. Standing 24 to...

Coonhound

Elbow Dysplasia Bloodhounds

e Black and Tan Coonhound has a long history dating back to early England. Descended from the Bloodhound which was known as the St. Hubert Hound and the Talbot Hound, the ancestors of today's Black and Tan were treasured as early as the 11th century. In the United States, the Black and Tan was bred both for her distinctive color and her ability to hunt raccoons and opossums. She is not limited to small game, however. The breed has also been used to trail larger game, including deer, bears, and...

Verbal Communications

They whine, warble, howl, bark, and growl to communicate with one another and with us. We don't even have words to describe many of their sounds. An Australian Shepherd male named Riker makes a sound that can only be mimicked a woo woo woo. Riker found that this sound made his owner laugh, and when she laughed, she paid attention to him. So, he uses it Sounds vary from breed to breed and among individuals. The howl of northern breeds is quite different from the...

Erect Ears and Dropped Ears

Dog Breeds With Erect Ears

He Mi-Ki can trace his roots to the Papillon, Japanese Chin, and Maltese, although there may also be some other small companion breeds in this breed. Bred strictly for companionship, the Mi-Ki is not yet recognized, but the International Mi-Ki Registry says, Through a strict breeding program, including DNA profiling through the United Kennel Club, Inc. , we are developing and refining the Mi-Ki into a new 'Made in the USA' pure breed. The International Mi-Ki Registry's official breed standard...

Conformation Competition

The American Kennel Club AKC , United Kennel Club UKC , Canadian Kennel Club CKC , and other registries award championship titles to purebred dogs who successfully compete in their dog shows. The requirements for each registry's competitions vary, but basically the dogs must compete against other dogs of the same breed. Judges choose the dog s who, on that day, best represent all that is correct about the breed according to the breed standard. The standard is a description of the breed usually...

Lapaha Blue Blood Bulldog

Lthough often confused with the American Bulldog, this is a separate breed. The breed originated in the American south in the 1800s as a plantation dog. As the large plantations disappeared, so did the breed. Ms. Lana Lou Lane, a third-generation owner of the breed, has worked with the Animal Research Foundation to save the breed from extinction. Alapahas have definite bulldog characteristics and should convey an aura of nobility and pride, hence the blue blood name. They stand 20 to 25 inches...

Miniature Medium and Standard Fleece Coat and Wool Coat

German Munsterlander

Registries Australian Labradoodle Association, Australian Labradoodle Club of America Occupation Companion, service dog Size Mini 14 to 16 in tall 15 to 25 lbs Medium 17 to 20 in tall 30 to 45 lbs Standard 21 to 24 in tall 50 to 65 lbs Longevity 12 to 14 years Exercise Most are active, but exercise needs vary Training Needs vary Grooming Moderate he Labradoodle originated in Australia when a school for training dogs for the vision-impaired received a request for a dog from a woman whose husband...

Canine Diseases and Vaccinations

Canine diseases are among the biggest threats to your dog's health. Many of these diseases are fatal to the dog who comes down with them, and prior to the introduction of effective vaccinations, thousands of dogs died each year because of these diseases. Other diseases are not usually fatal but can cause serious health problems. If veterinary medicine isn't confusing enough for most dog owners, now you have even more choices to make. Many veterinarians now practice alternative medicine,...

Puppy Proofing Your House

Your house is going to be a source of amazing things to your puppy. Puppies explore the world with their noses, followed shortly thereafter by their mouths. Things get sniffed over really well and then, if they smell appealing, are tasted. Unfortunately, your puppy is not going to have any idea what is good for him and what isn't, nor will he know what is valuable to you, so it's up to you to make your house as safe as possible for him and to prevent these kinds of accidents from occurring. To...

Do You Have Time for a

If you have never owned a dog, at least as an adult, you may not understand how much time a dog requires. Dogs are companion animals that means they are happiest while spending time with their Adding a dog to your family is a big commitment. Make sure you think through your decision and have agreement from everyone in the family. Bella, a Labrador Retriever, pictured with owners Kyle and Amy Gallagher. Adding a dog to your family is a big commitment. Make sure you think through your decision...

Leslie Engen Ariel Woodruff

Digging, 98-100 fencing, 105 flea control, 68 playtime, 41-42 poisonous plants, 26 puppy-proofing, 25-27 Yorkshire Terrier, 12, 13, 15, 16, 390-391 Affenpinscher, page 114 Dog Ch. She's Got Charisma Owner Mary K. Downey Photographer Sean Downey Afghan Hounds, page 115 Dogs Justice-Rocks SBIS Gazon the Truth Be Told Taza Kaimar Maybe Frank Owners Beth Collins, Deb and Jim Webb Beth Collins, Kathryn Cair, and Rosemary Zednick Photographer Tom Collins Airedale Terrier, pages 116-117 Dog Quimby...