Category: Toys

  • 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

  • Mexican Hairless Dog – Xoloitzcuintle

    This breed is native to Mexico and is widespread throughout South America. It is named after the ancient god Xoloti. Description The Mexican hairless is about 20 inches (50cm) high, although there exists a variety only 12 inches (30 cm.) high. It weighs 20 to 30 pounds (.1 – 13.6 kg). It resembles a robust […] More

  • Coton de Tuléar

      This dog has been known for centuries in Tuléar, in southern Madagascar. It was brought to the United States in 1971 Description This is a delightful small dog similar to the Maltese. Height: dogs, 12 1/2 inches (31 cm.); bitches 7 3/4 pounds (3.5 kg.). Weight:  dogs, 8  3/4 pounds (4 kg.); bitches, 7 3/4 […] More

  • Papillon

    Origin The origin of this dog is the same as that of the small continental spaniel Description Unlike the small continental spaniel, which has pendent ears, the papillon, or butterfly dog, carries its ears erect, wide open, and turned to the sides, in such a way as to suggest the spread wings of a butterfly. […] More

  • Small Continental Spaniel – Phalène

    This dog was widespread in Italy during the Renaissance. Later, the breed was perfected by French breeders. The dog is also called Moth Dog or Papillon Description Size: Height: 8 to 11 inches (20 to 28 cm) Weight:  7-9 pounds (3 – 5 kg) Coat Type:  Single coated, silky and straight Colors:  Always multicolored which […] 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