Category: Companion Dogs

  • Shetland Sheepdog

    Shetland Sheepdog

    Origin The Shetland is probably descended from collies brought to the Scottish island of Shetland and crossed with the yekkin, a small island dog now no longer recognized, brought over in the boats of fishermen. By 1700, the breed was completely developed Description The general appearance of the Sheltie is that of a miniature Rough Collie. […] More

  • Tibetan Terrier

    Tibetan Terrier

    Origin This is an ancient breed that has contributed to the development of all the other Tibetan breeds, from the Shih-Tzû to the Lhasa Apso to the Tibetan spaniel Description The Tibetan Terrier is a powerful, medium-sized dog of square proportions, with a shaggy coat. They vary widely in height and weight, ranging from 14-16 […] More

  • Cavalier King Charles spaniel

    Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

    Origin Same rootstock as the English toy spaniel, greater resemblance to spaniels in paintings of Othe fifteenth and sixteenth centuries than to spaniels of the present day Description Historically the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel was a lap dog and is small for a spaniel, with fully grown adults comparable in size to adolescents of other […] More

  • Tibetan Spaniel

    The breed originated in Tibet. It is supposed that in the veins runs the blood of the Pekingese, the pug, and the Japanese spaniel Description It is a medium sized dog, weighing 9 to 15 pounds (4.1-6.8 kg.) and 10 inches high (51 cm). It has a strong muzzle, a dome-shaped skull, and chestnut eyes. […] More

  • Shar-Pei

    The ancestry of the Shar-Pei is uncertain. It may be a descendant of the chow chow; however, the only clear link between these two breeds is their purple tongue More

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    Pug (Open list) (2 submissions)

    Brought from China to Holland four hundred years ago, the pug was later perfected in England Description While the pugs that are depicted in eighteenth century prints tend to be long and lean, modern breed preferences are for a square cobby body, a compact form, a deep chest, and well-developed muscle. Their smooth and glossy […] More

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    Dalmatian (Open list) (1 submission)

    Originally from Croatia, dalmatians were once trained to run alongside horse-drawn carriages, making a clear path for the horses to pass. Because they remain an active breed, dalmatians require a lot of exercise and make willing jogging partners. They have a sweet personality, love to play, and won’t get worn out by busy children. Because […] 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

  • 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

  • Bolognese

    This breed was developed centuries ago in Bologna. Known since the thirteenth century, it became famous during the Renaissance at the courts of the Medici, the Gonzaga, and Este. Description The Bolognese is a small, white, compact dog with a distinctive white single coat. It is of small size, stocky and compact. It is of […] More

  • French Bulldog

    This is a native French breed, possibly with some English bulldog blood. It reached its greatest popularity in the second half of the nineteenth century. History The origin of the modern French Bulldog breed descends directly from the dogs of the Molossians, an ancient Greek tribe. The dogs were spread throughout the ancient world by Phoenician […] More