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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

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

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...

Irish Terrier

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: History One of the oldest breeds of terrier, the Irish Terrier originated in County Cork, Ireland. Kept by peasants to keep rats...

Dandie Dinmont Terrier

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: Personality The Dandie Dinmont Terrier is intelligent, loyal and adaptable, the Dandie Dinmont is at home in city or country. He is protective,...

Bedlington Terrier

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: Personality Versatile and intelligent, the Bedlington Terrier can learn to do just about anything. He is intensely loyal to his people, though this...

German Long-Haired Pointer

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: History A rare breed in North America, the German Long-haired Pointer has long been a favourite sporting dog in its native country. Originally...

Lagotto Romagnolo

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: History The history of the Lagotto Romagnolo dates back to 16th century Italy, where these water dogs were used for hunting waterfowl...

American Staffordshire Terrier

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: Personality The American Staffordshire Terrier can make a stable, loyal and loving friend when socialized at an early age, and trained by someone...

Tibetan Mastiff

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: History The Tibetan Mastiff is the consummate guardian – the protector of his family, home and livestock. These dogs are famous for...

Mastiff

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: History The father of many modern dog breeds, the Mastiff originated in ancient Babylonia, where he hunted ferocious prey such as lions....

Karelian Bear Dog

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: History Named for his ability to hunt and provide protection from bears, the Karelian Bear Dog is bold enough to go after...

Field Spaniel

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: History For centuries, Spaniels (such as the Field Spaniel) have provided humans with companionship and performance. While smaller types enjoyed hearth and home,...

Cane Corso

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: Personality First and foremost a protector, the Cane Corso bonds closely with his family, particularly young children. He is alert and naturally suspicious...

Canadian Eskimo Dog

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: Personality His long connection with humans has made the Canadian Eskimo Dog affectionate and gentle with people he loves, but he can be...

Shikoku

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: History A medium-sized breed that existed in ancient times, the Shikoku hunted deer and boar on the smallest and least-populated of Japan’s...

Saluki

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: History The Saluki is possibly the first breed ever domesticated by humans. Originating in Syria, it was imported to Egypt, Persia, India...

Pharoah Hound

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: History One of the most ancient of domesticated dogs, the Pharoah Hound originated in Egypt. Phoenician traders brought the breed to Malta...

Otterhound

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: History The Otterhound was bred to hunt the otters that were depleting fish in England’s rivers. To appreciate the breed’s aquatic skills,...

Norwegian Lundehund

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: History Lunde is Norwegian for “puffin”. This translation lies at the heart of the Lundehund’s story. These quick, agile dogs originally scoured...

Norrbottenspets

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: History Norrbottenspets share ancestry with the Finnish Spitz, originating in the Scandinavian northlands of Sweden, Finland and Lapland. The dogs found in...

Ibizan Hound

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: History Brought to Ibiza (a Balearic Island off the coast of Spain) by Phoenician traders, the Ibizan Hound has a remarkable resemblance to...

Finnish Spitz

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: History Originating in Lapland (the northern regions of Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia), the Finnish Spitz, also known as the Lapinkoira, was a...

English Foxhound

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: History In the 13th century, tracking hounds of the original Bloodhound type lacked enough speed and agility for pursuing the quick and clever...

Bloodhound

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: Personality Lots! Extremely affectionate, sensitive – even shy, the Bloodhound needs company. An aristocrat who is not above being a clown, he makes...

Black and Tan Coonhound

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: Personality A consummate Southern gentleman, the Black and Tan Coonhound is a sociable dog of stable temperament. He is an intelligent, faithful dog...

Basenji

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: Personality The Basenji’s inquisitive nature is reflected in his alert, curious expression. He is an intelligent dog who thrives in a stimulating environment...

Afghan Hound

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: Personality Elegant and sometimes aloof, the Afghan Hound can seem standoffish at first. But this breed is loyal to his people, and...

Irish Water Spaniel

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: History Water spaniels have been used in Ireland for centuries to retrieve waterfowl felled by hunters. In the 1930s, Irishman Justin McCarthy bred...

American Cocker Spaniel

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: Personality A well bred American Cocker Spaniel has a sweet easy-going temperament. He is happy, trusting and intelligent, easy to train and good...