- Belgian Shepherd Dog (Groenendael)

Belgian Shepherd Dog (Groenendael) A male Groenendael Other names Belgian Sheepdog Chien de Berger Belge Country of origin Belgium Traits Classification and standards FCI Group 1 Section 1 #015 standard AKC Herding standard ANKC Group 5 (Working Dogs) standard CKC Group 7 - Herding Dogs standard KC (UK) Pastoral standard NZKC Working standard UKC Herding Dog standard Dog (Canis lupus familiaris) The Belgian Shepherd Dog (Groenendael) is recognized by all major kennel clubs. In the United States it is recognized under the name Belgian Sheepdog. Like all Belgian Shepherds, the Groenendael is a medium-sized, hard-working, square-proportioned breed of dog in the sheepdog family. The Groenendael is recognized by its distinctive black coat. Description Appearance The Groenendael should be athletic, strong, imposing, rustic, and balanced in appearance. It should look natural, never as though it has been prepared just for the show ring. Its [read more...]

- Alaskan Klee Kai

Alaskan Klee Kai A Standard Sized Alaskan Klee Kai Other names Klee Kai Nicknames AKK Country of origin United States Traits Classification and standards UKC Northern Breeds standard Dog (Canis lupus familiaris) The Alaskan Klee Kai is a northern breed of dog of spitz type. The term "Klee Kai" was derived from Alaskan Athabaskan words meaning "small dog". The breed was developed to create a companion sized version of the Alaskan Husky (a mixed breed of dog used for sled racing), resulting in an energetic, intelligent, apartment-sized dog with an appearance that reflects its northern heritage. Description Appearance The Alaskan Klee Kai should look like a miniature husky. Although their standard is based on that of the Siberian Husky, there are physical differences, such as a shorter snout, larger ears, and higher tail set, that make them easily distinguishable from the Siberian. They come in three sizes based on their height: Toy size Alaskan [read more...]

- Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz

Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz Other names Perro Ratonero Andaluz Andalusian Rat-Hunting Dog Perro Bodeguero Andaluz Country of origin Spain Traits Classification and standards Dog (Canis lupus familiaris) The Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz (the Andalusian wine cellar keeper's rat hunting dog) is a Spanish breed of dog of the terrier type. Its name reflects its main occupation: hunting rats and mice hidden between barrels in the wineries of Andalusia in Spain. It was recognised as an indigenous Spanish breed in 2000 by the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture and by the Spanish Kennel Club, the Real Sociedad Canina de España. Appearance The is of medium size, measuring between 13.75–16.9 inches (34.9–43 cm) at the withers, with an appearance very similar to that of the Jack Russell Terrier, to the extent that it has on occasion been called the Spanish Jack Russell. The breed is an agile dog with a lean and athletic build, the head is triangular with a semi-flat [read more...]

- German Spaniel

German Spaniel German Spaniel Other names Deutscher Wachtelhund Deutscher Wachtel German Quail Dog Country of origin Germany Traits Classification and standards FCI Group 8 Section 2 #104 standard UKC Gundog standard Dog (Canis lupus familiaris) The German Spaniel, also known as the Deutscher Wachtelhund, is a breed of dog that was developed in Germany around 1890, and is used as a hunting dog. Descended from the old German breed, the Stober, which became popular with commoners following the Revolutions of 1848 in the German states, who required a versatile hunting dog. Stober is now a type of hunting dog in Germany with the Wachtelhund being its sole member. The breed is not very well known outside of Germany, but was recognised by the United Kennel Club in 1996. A well built breed, its coat comes in brown shades with occasional white markings. It can be trained to retrieve game, as well as for tracking. In Canada, they are used to flush out American [read more...]

- Bernese Mountain Dog

Bernese Mountain Dog Bernese Mountain Dog Other names Berner Sennenhund, Berner, Bernese, The Little Bear of Switzerland Nicknames "Berner" Country of origin Switzerland Traits Classification and standards FCI Group 2 Section 3 Swiss Mountain and Cattle Dogs #45 and 46 standard AKC Working Group standard ANKC Group 6 (Utility) standard CKC Group 3 - Working Dogs standard KC (UK) Working standard NZKC Utility standard UKC Guardian Dogs standard Dog (Canis lupus familiaris) The Bernese Mountain Dog, called in Swiss German the Berner Sennenhund, is a large breed of dog, one of the four breeds of Sennenhund-type dogs from the Swiss Alps. The name Sennenhund is derived from the German "Senne" (alpine pasture) and "hund" (dog), as they accompanied the alpine herders and dairymen called Senn. Berner (or Bernese in English) refers to the area of the breed's origin, in the Canton of Bern in Switzerland. This Mountain dog was originally kept as [read more...]

- Kuchi (dog)

The Kuchi dog is an Afghan dog breed or landrace which has taken its name from the Kuchi people of Afghanistan. It is a guard and working dog following the nomads, protecting caravans and flocks of sheep, goats, camels and other livestock from wolves, big cats and thieves. It is sometimes known as the Central Asian Shepherd Dog. Alternative English spellings are Coochi and Koochee, although the preferred spelling is "Kuchi". Sage Kuchi is the standard Persian name, and the Pashto name is De Kochyano Spai, meaning "Dog of the nomads". It is found around the central and northern parts of Afghanistan and the surrounding regions in Central Asia. This Mountain dog shares similar genetic background to the Central Asian Ovtcharka (CAO). Because the dog is intricately associated with nomad life in remote and rugged regions where Western breeding techniques are not used, it is difficult to identify a "true" Kuchi type of dog. Warfare and general unrest in the region has also affected the [read more...]

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