January 2017

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    Great Dane (Open list) (1 submission)

    The term “gentle giant” comes to mind whenever you meet a Great Dane. Pound for pound, the Great Dane is one of the most charming breeds, with a friendly, outgoing personality that makes it a great pet for anyone who has enough room in his or her home to accommodate its massive frame. Bred originally […] More

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    Norsk Buhund

    Origin According to historians of dog breeding, the Norsk buhund was already widespread in the early Middle Ages. Norwegian colonists brought the dogs to Iceland in 874, and these dogs are the ancestors of the local icelandic breeds. The name buhund means simply cattle dog (bu) dog (hund) Description The Norwegian Buhund has a square […] More

  • Japanese Spaniel (Chin)

    The Japanese spaniel is probably native to Korea, the breed being developed in Japan at a later date and spread to Europe in 1700. Its greatest moment of popularity came in 1853 when one was given as a gift to Queen Victoria Description Japanese Chin stand about 20 to 27 cm (8 to 11 inches) […] More

  • Standard Poodle

    The largest of the poodle family, the standard poodle was originally used as a water retriever in Germany. It has a soft, water-resistant coat that is often clipped into different styles or cuts. These cuts have more to do with function than fashion, with longer hair left over the rib cage and joints to keep […] More

  • Hairless Dog (Cane Nudo)

    This breed was brought to Mexico in 1600, probably from Africa. It is also known as Canis africanus. Description The hairless dog is an elegant animal with a fine but sturdy bone structure and overall lines similar to those of the small Italian greyhound. It is fr om 10 to 16 inches ( 25 – […] More

  • English Foxhound

    The foxhound was developed by an intelligent mixing of various hounds subsequently carefully bred with the greyhound, the bulldog, and the fox terrier. From these latter breeds the foxhound inherited respectively its sudden spurts of speed during the chase, its force and authority, and its passion for the hunt Appearance The breed standards’ guidelines for […] More

  • Welsh Terrier

    The breed was first presented in 1885, but in fact it had existed for some time as the olf reddish-black wirehaired terrier. Description Aesthetically it is a miniature of the Airedale from which it is descended through crossings with other terriers. Maximum height allowed 15 inches (39 cm.). Weight from 20 to 21 pounds (9-9.5 […] More

  • Tatra Sheepdog (Owczarek podlhalanski)

    Like the Valée sheepdog, the Tatra sheepdog belongs to the group of dogs descended via the Bergamasco from dogs originally brought to Europe by the Phoenicians. Description The average height for males is 65 to 70 centimetres (26 to 28 in), while for females it is 60 to 65 centimetres (24 to 26 in). Their […] More

  • Lhasa Apso

    The land of Tibet was the home of the Lhasa  Apso, the breed taking its name from the sacred city of Lhasa Description Ideal height: 10 to 11 inches (25-28 cm.); a little less for bitches. Weight: 13 to 15 pounds (5.9-6.8 kg.). According to its standard, its hair should cascade from its head over […] More

  • Bichon Avanese

    There are two versions concerning the origin of the breed: (1) croosses between Bolognese ad toy poodles effected in Argentina; (2) crosses between the Maltese and small dogs from the Antilles Description According to its standard, it should never wight more than 13 pounds (6 kg.) Height approximately 10 inches (25 cm.). It has a […] More

  • Swedish Elkhound (Jämthund)

      The Swedish Elkhound is probably the first dog to appear by man’s side in the Stone Age The Jämthund, also called the Swedish Elkhound/Moosehound, is a breed of dog of the Spitz type that are found in Northern Europe. The Jämthund is eponymous to Jämtland, a province in the middle of Sweden. The dog […] More

  • Soft-coated wheaten terrier

    This is the youngest representative of the vast family of terriers. Its first public presentation was in 1933. It is not well known outside county Kerry in Ireland Description it is a strong dog that moves gracefully Height: about 12 inches (30 cm.). Ideal weight: 35 pounds (15.8 kg.). It has a rather short muzzle, […] More