Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Wire-Haired Vizsla

Wire-Haired Vizsla

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: History A dog of Hungarian origin, the Wire-Haired Vizsla was developed through the early to mid-1900s by breeding the Vizsla and the...
Pumi

Pumi

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: History The Pumi gets its origins from the Puli, an ancient sheepherding breed brought to Hungary by the Magyars about a thousand...
Mudi

Mudi

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: History Records from 18th century Hungary describe a sheepdog with characteristics typical of a Mudi. Its similarity to other herding breeds such...
King Charles Spaniel

King Charles Spaniel (English Toy Spaniel)

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: History The King Charles Spaniel has the benefit of a steady, sociable spaniel-type temperament in a compact size. Small dogs of the...
Jack Russell Terrier

Jack Russell Terrier

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: History Terriers were a popular fox hunting breed in England during the 1800s. The Parson John “Jack” Russell developed a particular strain...
Smooth Fox Terrier

Smooth Fox Terrier

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: History One of the original English terriers, the Smooth Fox Terrier has been ferreting out small animals since the 1400s. When fox...
Smooth-Haired Dachshund

Standard Smooth Dachshund

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: History Believed to be the original ancestor of the other Dachshund breeds, the Standard Smooth Dachshund hunted badger and fox from as...
Japanese Chin

Japanese Chin

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: History Once a popular addition to Chinese and Japanese royal courts, the Japanese Chin is known for his enduring role as a...
Drever

Drever

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: History A hunting dog with Swedish roots (“drev” means “to hunt” in Swedish), the Drever is a descendant of the Westphalian Dachsbracke from...
American Foxhound Puppies Canada

American Foxhound

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance:   Personality A great companion for athletic owners, the American Foxhound can run for hours without tiring. While he can be sweet and affectionate...
Miniature American Shepherd Breed Description

Miniature American Shepherd

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: History To appreciate the story of the Miniature American Shepherd, it helps to remember that its Australian Shepherd forerunners were developed in...
Kleiner Munsterlander Breed Description

Kleiner Munsterlander

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: History The Kleiner Munsterlander Vorstehhund originated 500 years ago in Münsterländer, northwest Germany, where they were used to retrieve birds killed by...
Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: History Theories about the origin of the Pembroke Welsh Corgi abound. One suggests they might have been Vallhunds who arrived with the...
Swedish Vallhund

Swedish Vallhund

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: History The origins of the Swedish Vallhund are uncertain. The breed is similar to the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, and some theories suggest...
Portuguese Sheepdog

Portuguese Sheepdog

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: History The Portuguese Sheepdog was born to herd. Sheep, goats, cattle, horses, pigs...the breed’s driving instinct and long coat served it well...
Norwegian Buhund Breed Description

Norwegian Buhund

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: History An ancient breed that accompanied northern people into Scandanavia, the Norwegian Buhund herded their flocks and safeguarded their homes; in fact,...
Finnish Lapphund Breed Description

Finnish Lapphund

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: History The Finnish Lapphund originally hunted reindeer and provided protection for the Sami people who lived above the Arctic Circle. When the semi-nomadic...
Dutch Shepherd Dog

Dutch Shepherd Dog

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: History In the early 1600s, when much of the Netherlands was devoted to sheepherding, the Dutch Shepherd Dog excelled at tending to flocks....
Australian Shepherd Puppies Canada

Australian Shepherd

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: Personality With their smart and friendly personalities, Australian Shepherds do equally well as family pets or working herders. Because of their working origin,...
Australian Kelpie Puppies Canada

Australian Kelpie

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: Personality A tireless dog “who would rather work than eat”, the Australian Kelpie requires an environment that challenges his intelligence, agility and stamina....
Australian Cattle Dog Puppies Canada

Australian Cattle Dog

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: Personality Courageous, intelligent, and alert, the Australian Cattle Dog’s innate loyalty makes him a natural watchdog and guardian. Not surprisingly, his devotion to...
Tibetan Terrier

Tibetan Terrier

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: History The Tibetan Terrier originated in the Lost Valley of Tibet. Considered a holy dog that bestowed good fortune, the Tibetan Terrier...
Affenpinscher Puppies Canada

Affenpinscher

Exercise: Appearance: Personality Interested in everyone and everything, the Affenpinscher is a social fellow who needs interaction with people, places and other animals. He...
Welsh Terrier

Welsh Terrier

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: History The Welsh Terrier likely inherited his bold spirit from the Old English Terrier, an ancient black-and-tan dog esteemed for hunting otter,...
Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: History The Staffordshire Bull Terrier has a long history as a fighting dog, starting in Roman times. By crossing large mastiffs with...
Silky Terrier

Silky Terrier

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: History This breed originated in Australia in the early 1800s, and is a mixture of the Australian and Yorkshire terrier, although the...
Sealyham Terrier

Sealyham Terrier

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: History While seeking the “perfect terrier” for his estate in Pembrokeshire, Wales, Captain John Edwards created the Sealyham Terrier. The dog was...
Scottish Terrier

Scottish Terrier

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: History Feisty, small dogs like the Scottish Terrier have helped Scottish highlanders root out prey for centuries. Early writings reference “earth dogs”...
Parson Russell Terrier Breed Description

Parson Russell Terrier

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: History Originally bred by Parson John “Jack” Russell in the late 1800s, the Parson Russell Terrier was a hunting terrier designed to...
Manchester Terrier Breed Description

Manchester Terrier

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: History The ultimate ratter, the Manchester Terrier is descended from the common Black and Tan Terriers of England. He was bred entirely...