- Akita Inu

Akita Inu An Akita Inu Other names Great Japanese Dog (Obsolete) Japanese Akita Nicknames Akita Country of origin Japan Traits Height Male 64-70 cm (25 ¼-27 ½ in) Female 58-64 cm (22 ¾-25 ¼ in) Coat Coarse, straight, with soft undercoat Color Red, fawn, sesame, brindle, pure white, all with whitish coat on the sides of the muzzle, on the cheeks, on the underside of jaw, neck, chest, body and tail and on the inside of the legs (Urajiro) Litter size 3–12 puppies, avg. 7–8 Life span 11–15 years Classification and standards FCI Group 5 Section 5 #255 standard AKC Working standard ANKC Group 6 - (Utility) standard CKC Group 3 - (Working Dogs) standard KC (UK) Utility standard NZKC Utility standard UKC Northern Breeds standard Dog (Canis lupus familiaris) The Akita Inu (秋田犬) is a Japanese breed of large dog. Named for Akita Prefecture, where it is thought to have originated, it is sometimes called the Akita-ken [read more...]

- West Siberian Laika

West Siberian Laika A male West Siberian Laika Other names Zapadno-Sibirskaïa Laïka Country of origin Russia Traits Classification and standards FCI Group 5 Section 2 #306 standard Dog (Canis lupus familiaris) The West Siberian Laika, also Zapadno-Sibirskaïa Laïka' or WSL, is a breed of hunting dog developed by the indigenous people of Northern Ural and West Siberia. They used Laikas mostly for treeing squirrels and hunting small predators with valuable fur. Communism in Russia destroyed the traditional way of life of these people and brought them and their hunting dogs to the brink of extinction. Industrialization in Siberia introduced many new breeds of dogs to this region. Crossbreeding with them completely wiped out the last remains of pure bred indigenous Laikas. Many Russian hunters from big cities such as Sverdlovsk and Moscow were aware of this process. They tried to save the last exemplars of Laikas. The first attempts to establish the [read more...]

- Barbet (dog)

The Barbet is a breed of dog; it is a medium-sized French water dog. It is listed in Group 8 (retrievers, flushing dogs, water dogs) by the Société Centrale Canine, the French Kennel Club. Barbet Other names French Water Dog Country of origin France Traits Classification and standards FCI Group 8 Section 3 #105 standard AKC FSS standard The AKC Foundation Stock Service (FSS) is an optional recording service for purebred dogs that are not yet eligible for AKC registration. CKC Group 1 - Sporting standard UKC Gun Dog standard Dog (Canis lupus familiaris) Description The Barbet is a rare breed. Most Barbet, especially those shown in conformation shows, are entirely black, black and white, or brown. It is common to see white chest spots and white paws or legs on black or brown coated dogs. Parti, Creme, and Pied variations are being born but in very limited numbers. Male Barbet usually grow to be about 21-25 inches (52 cm to 65 cm) tall, and [read more...]

- Norwegian Buhund

Norwegian Buhund A wheaten Norwegian Buhund. Other names Norsk Buhund Norwegian Sheepdog Country of origin Norway Traits Classification and standards FCI Group 5 Section 3 #237 standard AKC Herding standard ANKC Group 5 (Working Dogs) standard CKC Group 7 - Herding standard KC (UK) Pastoral standard NZKC Working standard UKC Northern Breeds [? standard] Notes The United Kennel Club (US) uses the Fédération Cynologique Internationale breed standard. Dog (Canis lupus familiaris) The Norwegian Buhund is a breed of dog of the spitz type. It is closely related to the Icelandic Sheepdog and the Jämthund. The name Buhund is derived from the Norwegian word "bu" which means farm, homestead or mountain hut, where the shepherd lived while looking after his herd in the summer. The Buhund is used as an all purpose farm and herding dog, as well as watch dog. Description General Appearance The Norwegian Buhund has a square profile, are a little [read more...]

- Korean Jindo Dog

Korean Jindo Dog A white Jindo Other names Chindo Jindo Jindo Gae JindoGae Jin dog Jindo Gu (based on the Hanja spelling) Country of origin South Korea Traits Classification and standards FCI Group 5 Section 5 #334 standard AKC Non-Sporting (FSS) [? standard] The AKC Foundation Stock Service (FSS) is an optional recording service for purebred dogs that are not yet eligible for AKC registration. UKC Northern Breeds standard Dog (Canis lupus familiaris) Korean name Hangul 진돗개 Hanja 珍島狗 Revised Romanization Jindotgae McCune–Reischauer Chindotgae The Korean Jindo Dog (Hangul: 진돗개; Hanja: 珍島狗) is a breed of hunting dog known to have originated on Jindo Island in South Korea. Brought to the US with Korean immigrants, it is celebrated in its native land for its fierce loyalty and brave nature. The Jindo breed became recognized by the United Kennel Club on January 1, 1998 and by the Fédération Cynologique [read more...]

- West Siberian Laika

West Siberian Laika A male West Siberian Laika Other names Zapadno-Sibirskaïa Laïka Country of origin Russia Traits Classification and standards FCI Group 5 Section 2 #306 standard Dog (Canis lupus familiaris) The West Siberian Laika, also Zapadno-Sibirskaïa Laïka' or WSL, is a breed of hunting dog developed by the indigenous people of Northern Ural and West Siberia. They used Laikas mostly for treeing squirrels and hunting small predators with valuable fur. Communism in Russia destroyed the traditional way of life of these people and brought them and their hunting dogs to the brink of extinction. Industrialization in Siberia introduced many new breeds of dogs to this region. Crossbreeding with them completely wiped out the last remains of pure bred indigenous Laikas. Many Russian hunters from big cities such as Sverdlovsk and Moscow were aware of this process. They tried to save the last exemplars of Laikas. The first attempts to establish the [read more...]

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