- Schnauzer

A Schnauzer (plural Schnauzers) is a German dog type that originated in Germany in the 15th and 16th centuries. The term comes from Schnauze , the German word for "snout", because of the dog's distinctively bearded snout. The word Schnauzer also means moustache in German; some authorities, such as Encyclopedia Brittanica, say this is the origin of the name. Although the Schnauzer is considered a terrier-type dog, they do not have the typical terrier temperament. They seem to be kinder, calmer, less energetic, and easier to train than a dog such as a Scottish terrier would be. Breeds The Schnauzer type consists of three breeds: the giant, standard and miniature. The original Schnauzer was of the same size as the modern standard Schnauzer breed, and was bred as a rat catcher, yard dog and guard dog. The miniature Schnauzer is the result of crossing the original schnauzer with breeds including the poodle and the affenpinscher. Miniature Schnauzers are around 1 ft (30 cm) tall at the [read more...]

- American Staffordshire Terrier

American Staffordshire Terrier Red-and-white American Staffordshire Terrier with natural ears. Nicknames AmStaff Country of origin United States Traits Classification and standards FCI Group 3 Section 3 #286 standard AKC Terriers standard ANKC Group 2 - (Terriers) standard CKC Group 4 - Terrier standard NZKC Terrier standard Dog (Canis lupus familiaris) The American Staffordshire terrier is a medium-sized, short-coated dog breed whose early ancestors came from England. In the early part of the twentieth century, the breed gained social stature and was accepted by the American Kennel Club as the American Staffordshire Terrier. They are not to be confused with the Staffordshire Bull Terrier. History Origins The early ancestors of this breed come from England, where applications included farm use, guarding, dog fighting, and companionship. Until the first part of the 19th century, the Bulldog was bred in England for the purpose of baiting [read more...]

- Afghan Hound

Afghan Hound A gold coated Afghan Hound Other names Sage Baluchi, Tazhi Spai, De Kochyano Spai, Tazi, Ogar Afgan, Eastern Greyhound/Persian Greyhound Country of origin Afghanistan Traits Weight Male 20–27 kg (45–60 lb) Height Male 61–73 cm (24–29 in) Coat Long and fine Color Fawn,Gold,Brindle,White,Red,Cream,Blue,Gray,and Tricolor Litter size 6–8 puppies Life span 11–13 years Classification and standards FCI Group 10 Section 1 #228 standard AKC Hound standard ANKC Group 4 – (Hounds) standard CKC Group 2 – (Hounds) standard KC (UK) Hound standard NZKC Hounds standard UKC Sighthounds and Pariah Dogs standard Dog (Canis lupus familiaris) The Afghan Hound is one of the oldest sighthound dog breeds. Distinguished by its thick, fine, silky coat and its tail with a ring curl at the end, the breed acquired its unique features in the cold mountains of Afghanistan, where it was originally used to hunt hares and gazelles by [read more...]

- Vizsla

Vizsla A female Vizsla Other names Hungarian Vizsla Hungarian Pointer Magyar Vizsla Country of origin Hungary Traits Classification and standards FCI Group 7 Section 1 #57 standard AKC Sporting standard ANKC Group 3 (Gundogs) standard CKC Group 1 - Sporting Dogs standard KC (UK) Gundog standard NZKC Gundog standard UKC Gun Dogs standard Dog (Canis lupus familiaris) The Vizsla (English pronunciation: /ˈviːʃlə/ , Hungarian: [ˈviʒlɒ]; English plural: Vizslas Hungarian plural: vizslák) is a dog breed originating in Hungary. The Hungarian or Magyar Vizsla are sporting dogs and loyal companions, in addition to being the smallest of the all-round pointer-retriever breeds. The Vizsla's medium size is one of the breed's most appealing characteristics as a hunter of fowl and upland game, and through the centuries the Vizsla has held a unique position for a sporting dog – that of household companion and family dog. The Vizsla is a natural [read more...]

- Tibetan dog breeds

Tibetan Dog Breeds may refer to: Lhasa Apso Tibetan Spaniel Tibetan Terrier Tibetan Mastiff This Tibet-related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. · · This dog-related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. · · [read more...]

- Bolonka

Bolonka Bolonka Franzuskaya, one of the Bolonka breeds Other names Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka Country of origin Russia Traits Classification and standards Dog (Canis lupus familiaris) Bolonka (Russian: Болонка) — refers to small breeds of dog of the Bichon type, originally from Russia, developed from the Bichon Frisé and further developed in Germany. They include the Franzuskaya Bolonka (Bolonka Franzuskaya) and the Bolonka Zwetnaya (bunte Schoßhündchen, Tsvetnaya Bolonka). Franzuskaya means French, Zwetnaya means multicolored, and Bolonka translates as "Bolognese" in a number of Slavic languages. This may pose a challenge to the idea that the Bolonka was developed from the Bichon Frisé, suggesting instead that the original dogs brought into Russia may have been French Bolognese. Appearance Bolonka are 24 - 26 cm high at the withers and 2-4 or 5kg in weight. The Franzuskaya Bolonka is white, and the Bolonka Zwetna may be of various [read more...]

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