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Bull Terrier

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: Personality He looks intimidating, but the Bull Terrier is actually a friendly, easy-going and sometimes clownish breed. He loves affection and attention and...

Standard Schnauzer

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: History This hearty dog is the oldest of the Schnauzer breeds, hailing from as far back as 14th century Germany. A working...

White Shepherd

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: History German Shepherd Dogs with white coats started appearing in the late 1800s. These puppies were sought out by farmers and shepherds...

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

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

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 (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

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

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...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...