Category: Toys

  • Should You Choose a Shih Tzu? Pros and Cons

    Should You Choose a Shih Tzu? Pros and Cons

    Shih Tzus can be a joy or a pain depending on your situation, and like any breed there are pros and cons. Here are a few things to consider: Pro: They have the ideal temperament for singles or couples with older kids are people dogs – outgoing, confident and alert. While they may appear somewhat […] More

  • Australian Silky Terrier

    Australian Silky Terrier

    Origin This breed was developed in Australia by crossing the Yorkshire and the Australian terrier. It was officially recognized in 1933 Description The Australian Silky Terrier is a small and compact short-legged terrier, 23 to 26 cm (9.1 to 10.2 in) at the withers, alert and active. The long silky grey and white or blue and tan […] More

  • Silky Terrier

    Silky Terrier – video

    Developed by crossings among the skye, cairn, and Yorkshire terriers, the silky is cousin to the Australian terrier. Its standard was first established in 1962 and was updated in 1967. It is also known as the Sidney terrier Description This is a compact but lightly built dog. Average height: 9 inches (22.5 cm.). Weight: from […] More

  • Australian Terrier

    This breed was developed in Australia in the early years of last century by crossings among the Yorkshire, Skye, Norwich, and cairn terriers. It was officially recognized in 1933 Description: Average height: 10 inches (25 cm) Weight: 10 to 11 pounds (4.5 – 5 kg.). The Australian terrier is a short-legged, active, vivacious dog It has a […] More

  • Small English Terrier

    Black – and – tan Toy Terrier (small English Terrier)

    This breed was obtained in the 1800’s through breeding of the Manchester terrier Description Height: from 10 to 12 inches (25 – 30 cm). Weight: from 6 to 8 pounds (2.7  – 3.6 kg.). It has along, narrow, conical head with a flat skull, just the slightest stop, a black nose, and tight lips. Eyes: […] More

  • Yorkshire Terrier

    The breed was developed during the last century by miners in the English county of Yorkshire who hoped to obtain a dog adapted to catching the terrible rats that infested the mine shafts. Crossings among the Skye terrier, the black-and-tan toy terrier, the Dandie Dinmont, and the Maltese all contributed to the makeup of this […] 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

  • 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

  • Shih-Tzû

    Documents and paintings dating from the sixth century show a dog resembling a small lion. In the seventeenth century, dogs were brought from Tibet and bred in the Forbidden City of Peking From these dogs the Shih-Tzû  was developed. They were brought to England in 1930 Description The Shih Tzu is a sturdy little dog […] More

  • Pekingese

    The Pekingese probably has spitz blood, but its origin is lost in the shadows of a tour-thousand-year history. For many centuries the Pekingese was the favorite of the imperial family in Peking. It was brought to Europe in 1860 by British and French soldiers who found the dogs in the ruins of the Summer Palace […] More

  • Chinese Temple Dog

    Belonging to the same family as the Ch’in, the breed was used for centuries as guardians in the temples. Description It has a large head, a short muzzle, a pug nose, extremely hardy teeth, and a ferocious look. There are four sizes of Chinese temple dog: giant 12 to 14 inches (30-36 cm.) high, weighing […] More

  • Chinese Imperial Ch’in

    This dog is related to Chinese temple dog, the Pekingese, and the Japanese spaniel. It is a very ancient breed. Until the early 1900’s, it was exclusively the property of the Chinese imperial family Description There are four sizes of Ch’in: the giant, 9 to 10 inches (23-25 cm) hig, weighing 15 pounds (7 kg), […] More

  • Chinese Crested Dog

    No exact information exists about the origin of this breed. Some scholars, however, doubt that it is of Chinese nationality, naming Ethiopia or Turkey as its country of origin Description This breed is considered small; 10–13 lb (4.5–5.9 kg). At first look, the Hairless and Powderpuff varieties of Chinese crested Dogs appear to be two […] More

  • Chihuahua

    Chihuahua is the oldest breed on the American continent and the smallest breed in the world. Native to Mexico (its name is that of a Mexican state), nonetheless it seems to have been introduced by the Chinese. It was only brought to Europe at the end of the nineteenth century. More