- Max von Stephanitz

Max Emil Friedrich von Stephanitz (December 30, 1864 – 22 April 1936) was a German dog breeder who is credited with having developed the German Shepherd Dog breed as it is currently known, set guidelines for the breed standard, and was the first president of the Verein für Deutsche Schäferhunde (S.V.). Early years Born in Dresden, Kingdom of Saxony, into German nobility, Stephanitz was a career cavalry officer and spent some time serving at the Veterinary College in Berlin. Here he gained valuable knowledge about biology, anatomy, and the science of movement all of which he later applied to the breeding of dogs. He was promoted to Captain in 1898 and shortly after took his release. The beginnings of standardization Stephanitz purchased property near Grafrath in the 1890s where he began experimenting with dog breeding. He used many of the techniques utilised by English dog breeders of the period. He was primarily interested in improving the German shepherding dogs because they [read more...]

- Kromfohrländer

Kromfohrländer Nicknames Länder Krom Country of origin Germany Traits Classification and standards FCI Group 9 Section 10 #192 standard UKC Terriers [? standard] Notes the UKC does not have an official breed standard (as of June 2006) Dog (Canis lupus familiaris) The Kromfohrländer (English pronunciation: /ˈkroʊmfərlændər/ ) is a breed of dog that originated in Germany. It is used as a companion dog. Appearance The Kromfohrländer is sometime said to look like a cross between a retriever and a beagle, and comes in a variety of coat thicknesses: short-haired, long haired and wire-haired. They are white with brown markings ranging from dark to light. Size This dog is medium in size Height: 38 cm (15 in.) and 46 cm (18 in.) at the withers. Weight: 10 kg (22 lb) to 14 kg (31 lb) Temperament The Krom is a very good-natured dog, and is a reliable hunter. Health Inherited Stifle-Joint Disease is a known medical problem in this breed [read more...]

- 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...]

- Irish Red and White Setter

Irish Red and White Setter Nicknames Irish R&W Setter IRWS Country of origin Ireland Traits Classification and standards FCI Group 7 Section 2 #330 standard AKC 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. ANKC Group 3 (Gundogs) standard CKC Group 1 - Sporting Dogs standard KC (UK) Gundog standard NZKC Gundog standard UKC Gun Dog Breeds standard Dog (Canis lupus familiaris) The Irish Red and White Setter is a breed of dog, more specifically a setter. It is virtually identical in use and temperament to its cousin, the Irish Setter, but is more often found as a working gundog. Description Appearance The coat is long and silky, mostly white, with deep red patches. The dogs range in height from 22.5 to 24 inches (570 to 610 mm) for females and 24 to 26 inches (610 to 660 mm) for males, and weigh 50 to 70 lb (23 to 32 kg). [read more...]

- Pyrenean Mastiff

Pyrenean Mastiff Pyrenean Mastiff Other names Mastín del Pirineo Mastí del Pirineu Country of origin Spain Traits Classification and standards FCI Group 2 Section Molossoid breeds/2.2 Mountain type #92 standard Dog (Canis lupus familiaris) The Pyrenean Mastiff (Mastín del Pirineo) is a large breed of dog originally from the Aragonese Pyrenees in Spain. Description The Pyrenean Mastiff is a very large dog, males 77 cm (30 in) and females 71 cm (28 in) at the withers, although they can be up to 81 cm (32 in). They have a heavy white coat with large darker spots. The average weight is about 180 pounds, although males can often weigh over 220 pounds. History This Mountain dog is descended from an ancient livestock guardian dog type. It has been documented since 1977 as a modern purebred breed by the Club del Mastín del Pirineo de España in Spain. The breed is now being taken from its native region and promoted as a pet in other countries [read more...]

- Vanjari Hound

Vanjari Hound Other names Vanjāri Hound, Banjāri Hound, Banjāri Greyhound, Vanchāri Hound, Wanjāri Hound Country of origin India Traits Classification and standards Dog (Canis lupus familiaris) The Vanjari Hound (Malayalam: വഞ്ചാരി ഹൗണ്ട്) is a breed of dog found in India. It is a greyhound-type dog used by the nomadic Vanjari of Maharashtra, primarily as a sighthound in hunting. However, it has also been used as a guard dog and a herding dog. The breed is currently at risk from interbreeding with other dog breeds. See also List of dog breeds by country This dog-related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. · · [read more...]

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