Category: Companion Dogs

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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

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    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

  • English Bulldog

    The breed is descended from the ancient Asiatic mastiff, but its development took place completely in Great Britain. The name bulldog, which is medieval in origin, refers not only to the robust look of a little bull, which this aggressive dog has, but also to the power with which this dog attacked bulls in arena […] More

  • Griffon Brabançon – Piccolo Brabantino

    His origin is the same as that of the Belgian Griffon Description The Griffon Brabançon is similar to the Belgian griffon. It differs only in its hair, which is short, and the color of its coat, which is red (sometimes with a dark mask) or black with areas of lighter shading Personalitiy Affectionate, lively, curious, […] More

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    Chow Chow

    The first images of a chow chow appear in a two-thousand-year-old Chinese bas-relief. Its popularity in Europe however, dates back only to the second hail of the nineteenth century when it was brought to England by English merchant ships along with various other goods from the East, and one was given to the Prince of […] More

  • Belgian Griffon (Griffon Belge)

    The Belgian Griffon was developed in the 1800’s through crossing of the Yorkshire, the affenpinscher, the miniature schnauzer and the pug Description According to the standard, the small variety must not weigh more than 6 1/2 pounds (3kg), height 7 to 8 inches (25.5 -40.6 cm.), the large variety, not more than 11 pounds (11 […] More

  • Schipperkee

    The Schipperkee was bred in Flanders by a canal boat captain named Renssens. It first appeared at a dog show in 1880. From that point on it was exported throughout the world. The Schipperke is believed to be descended from a black sheepdog called a Leauvenaar, the same breed credited with being the foundation dog for the […] More

  • Miniature Schnauzer – Zwergschnauzer

    Like its larger brothers the giant and standard schnauzer, the miniature schnauzer is descended f rom ancient terriers, but i also carries in its veins the blood of the affenpinscher. Description Height: 12 – 14 inches (30 – 36 cm) Weight: 10 – 15 pounds (5 – 7 kg) Personality Most affectionate, energetic, obedient, trainable, […] More