November 2016

Monthly Archives

  • Irish Terrier

    The breed is 2.000 years ol, but the earliest image we have of it is in a painting of the 1700’s. The Irish Terrier (Irish: Brocaire Rua) is a dog breed from Ireland, one of many breeds of terrier.  The Dublin dog show in 1873 was the first to provide a separate class for Irish […] More

  • Picardy Sheepdog w/video

    The Picardy Sheepdog has been known since the Middle Ages and is widespread throughout northern France; however, its exact history is uknown Description Weight:     23–32 kg (51–71 lb)Height:     Females 55–60 cm (22–24 in); Males 60–65 cm (24–26 in)Coat:     Harsh, crisp, thick strong hair, about 5–6 cm (2.0–2.4 in)Litter size: […] More

  • Irish Wolfhound

    Origin This dog was used by the ancient Celts for hunting wolves. Later, this breed was brought to Ireland by the Romans. There it was carefully bred. On the second half of the nineteenth century, the breed was revitalized by an influx of Great Dane and deerhound blood. Description Weight     101 to 154 pounds […] More

  • Bichon Frisé

    The Bichon Frise descended from the Barbet or Water Spaniel and the Standard Poodle. The word bichon comes from Middle Frenchbichon (“small long-haired dog”), a diminutive of Old Frenchbiche (“bitch, female dog”), from Old Englishbicce (“bitch, female dog”), related to Old Norse bikkja (“female dog”) and German Betze (“female dog”). Some speculate the origin of bichon to […] More

  • Little Lion Dog

    The Löwchen or Little Lion Dog (German: Löwchen “little lion,” French: Petit chien lion,” “little lion dog”) is a breed of dog. A small dog, they are considered by some registries as a toy dog and by the American Kennel Club as a non-sporting dog. The Löwchen once had the dubious distinction, like the Portuguese […] More

  • Volpino Italiano

    Origin It has the same origin as all the spitzes. In the eighteenth century it was known as the Volpino di Firenze (Florentine spitz) and in the nineteenth century as the Cane dei  Quirinale Spitz-type dogs were found throughout the ancient world. Specimens from this group have been found preserved in European peat bogs which […] More

  • Dandie Dinmont Terrier

    Breed history: The Dandie Dinmont Terrier is a small Scottish breed of dog in the terrier family. The breed originates from the dogs being used in the border country of Scotland and England. The breed was popular among the gypsies and was used by farmers to kill vermin. With its short legs it was able […] More

  • Pyrenean Shepherd

      The Pyrenean Shepherd (known in France originally, and also in non-AKC registries such as the UKC, as the Berger des Pyrénées and in Spain as the Pastor de los Pirineos) is a medium-small breed of dog native to the Pyrenees mountains in southern France and northern Spain, bred since at least medieval times for herding livestock, especially sheep. It worked as an active herder together […] More

  • Deerhound

    Origin The origin of the Deerhound is not known. Description Height: dogs, above 30 inches (76 cm.); bitches, above 28 inches (71 cm.). Weight:  dogs, 17 – 22 pounds (38.5 – 48 kg); bitches, 14 – to 16 pounds (30 – 36 kg.). It has a long head with a pointed muzzle, a pointed muzzle, a […] More

  • Brussels Griffon

    Origin The same as that of the Belgian griffon Description It differs from the Belgian griffon in its hair, which is long, hard, disheveled, and a uniform lively red in color. Its coat requires daily brushing and stripping twice a year. Baths should be limited to those necessary for hygiene in order that its coat […] More

  • Small Spitz

    Origin The same as that of the great spitz. Description The small spitz is a small-sized copy of the great spitz. It must not be more than 1.1. inches (28 cm.) high or weigh more than 8 1/4 pounds (3.75  kg.). It has a wedge-shaped head; dark, slightly almond-shaped eyes; pointed, upright ears;  a nd carries its […] More

  • cairn terrier

    Cairn Terrier

    Breed history: The Cairn Terrier is recognized as one of the earliest Scottish highland working dogs originated in the 1500s. It is used for hunting and burrowing prey among the cairns. The Cairn was named for the way it would squeeze down into “cairns” and bark at fox and badgers until the farmer could arrive […] More

  • Smooth-Muzzled Pyrenees Sheepdog

    Origin The smooth-muzzled Pyrenees sheepdog has the same ancient origin as the long-haired Pyrenees sheepdog. Description The same as the long-haired Pyrenees sheepdog except, as its name implies, it has short hair on its muzzle. This does not detract from the beauty of its face. Indeed, its eyes, which are clearly visible, are brilliant and […] More

  • Staffordshire BullTerrier

    Name: Staffordshire Bull Terrier Nick Names: English Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Staffie, Staffy, Stafford, Staffordshire, Nanny dog Breed history: The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is an old breed of dog. It is an English dog, and is related to the bull terrier. The Staffordshire Bull Terrier was developed in the region of Staffordshire, England in the nineteenth […] More

  • Magyar agár

    Magyar agár is a type of sighthound originating in Hungary and lands that previously belonged to Austro – Hungarian Empire (such as Transylvania). It is used for hunting and coursing, and is also kept as a companion. Naming Although the Magyar agár is also called the ‘Hungarian greyhound’ this is a misnomer. The Magyar Agár is a distinct breed with […] More