Miniature Schnauzer Dog breed

The Miniature Schnauzer is a small sized dog breed of Schnauzer type that originated in Germany. Miniature Schnauzer is a robust, active dog of terrier type, and resembles his larger cousin, the Standard Schnauzer, in general appearance. This is the 11th most popular breed in US as per American kennel Club Data.

Shih-Tzu, The Japaneese Lion Dog

The Shih Tzu dog breed has its origin in Japan. This small sturdy dog is covered over with an abundant double coat of long hair lined with a woolly undercoat. Shih Tzu is a proud looking little dog and has hair above the nose growing upward. The breed is characterized by its long, flowing double coat; sturdy build; intelligence; and a friendly, energetic, lively attitude.

The Shih-Tzu is an alert and spunky little dog. Ideally, height at withers is 9 to 10½ inches; but, not less than 8 inches nor more than 11 inches. Ideally, weight of mature Shih Tzu dogs range from7 to 16 pounds.

Responsible and legit breeders breed dogs as close as possible to the breed standard, which does not recognize "toy" or "imperial" Shih Tzu. Shih Tzu far below the normal weight range for the breed may have health problems. If you want a truly tiny dog, select another breed like poodle. This is not the best.

Poodle - the cutest dog

The Poodle is a toy, miniature, and standard breed of dog. Poodles are generally distinguished by adult shoulder height. The Poodles most outstanding characteristics are its intelligence and Sense of humor.

In history, the original Poodles were water dogs used for retrieving. The retriever or gundog character is still visible in them.

Breeding a poodle is not an easy task. But prospective owners of Poodles are equipped and provide a fenced-in area to the pups in which the Poodle can exercise or be prepared to walk the Poodle regularly on a leash. The never consider it as a huge task

A reputable Poodle breeder tries to produce the ideal Poodle as described in the Standard of the Poodle. So it is the best to buy a poodle from a good breeder.

Beagle dog, A medium sized hound breed

The Beagle
is a breed of medium-sized Hound dog. It is a hardy, sturdy squarely-built, small dog. Sometimes looks like the a puppy of some other breed, resembling English foxhound. In urban developments, the Beagles can become acclimated. But they require substantial outdoor activity for the "beagle lifestyle".

Beagles eager to romp and play with children, toys, or other dogs. Infact, this breed need companionship more than most other breeds. Indeed, a Beagle left to his own devices will be noisy, destructive, or both. The Beagle's compact body is longer than tall. It also has a well built physique. Their noses guide them through life, and beagles are never happier than when following an interesting scent.

Reverend Phillip Honeywood established a Beagle pack in Essex in the 1830s and it is believed that this pack formed the basis for the modern Beagle breed.

Golden Retriever - The hunting breed

The Golden Retriever is a breed of dog, as a gundog to retrieve shot waterfowl during hunting.

The Golden Retriever is a beautiful, well-proportioned, sturdy dog with a feathered, medium-length, cream to golden-colored coat. The breed was originated in the Scottish Highlands in the late 1800s and was used predominantly for hunting purposes. Their intelligence and versatility sees them employed in a variety of roles including illegal drug detection, search and rescue, as hunting dogs and as guide dogs. Puppies are also bred at home. In fact, Golden Retriver puppies are one of the cutest puppies of retriver species.

Deviation in height of more than one inch from standard either way and u or overshot bite is considered as a disqualification for the Golden Retriver breed.

The median life span for Golden Retrievers is approximately 10 to 12 years.

Yorkshire Terrier - The Yorkies breed

Yorkshire Terrier
is a dog breed of small toy dog breed from Lancashire and Yorkshire, England, bred from a number of other terriers, principally the Skye and the Manchester terriers. This long-haired terrier dog is known for its playful demeanor and distinctive blue and tan coat over it making it a cute pet. Yorkshire Terrier is not different from other terriers, are brave, determined, investigative and energetic.

Yorkie puppies are usually black & tan. The dog tail is usually docked to half its length. If the dogs are not for showing, the owners usually go for the shaggy look which make them their sweet Yorkie. The Yorkshire Terrier breed standard specifies that the dog should have a compact, athletic build suitable for an active lifestyle; and hold itself in an upright, confident manner.

Any solid or combination of colors other than blue and tan as described above is considered as disqualification for Yorkshire Terrier puppies . Any white markings other than a small white spot on the forechest that does not exceed 1 inch at its longest dimension is yet another.

Labrador Retriever, the hunting dog

The Labrador Retriever, is one of several kinds of retriever dogs , a type of gun dog. It is also called Labby or Lab for short. It is widely used for hunting purposes. There are two types of Labradors, the English
and the American Labrador. Records and suveys show that Labrador Retriever is the most popular dog breed in world counting by registered ownership.

Labs are highly affable, gentle, exceptionally intelligent, energetic and good natured, making them both excellent companion and working dogs. They have an excellent, reliable, temperament and are friendly
with children and equable with other dogs. They need human attention. Unsocialized dogs are reserved with strangers. This wonderful hunting breed comes in three colors - yellow, black and chocolate.

The Labrador breed was actually developed in Newfoundland. From there he moved to
England, probably with fishermen who worked the rich fisheries off the coast
of the eastern Canadian provinces. There, in order to avoid confusion with the
larger, heavy-coated Newfoundland dog, there he was called the Labrador. The original
Labrador Retriever was a versatile working dog, able to rescue drifting nets,
bring back shot waterfowl, and haul the catch to market in jog carts. Once in
England, however, his marvelous nose brought him fame as a hunting dog, a job
he relishes today.

Doberman Pinscher, the working dog breed

The Doberman Pinscher or simply Doberman is a breed of domestic dog. They were originally bred as a tracking,police or guard dog and today they excel as family and guard dogs.The breed is well known as an alert, intelligent,and loyal companion dog.

The Doberman, or Dobie as he is now called by his friends, is a fine product
of Germany. Herr Louis Doberman developed this versatile breed in the
Apolda region of Germany to suit his own need for a loyal, obedient,
fiercely protective dog to accompany him in his nightly rounds as a
policeman. Since he also worked as the local dogcatcher, Herr Doberman
had access to a wide variety of dogs to develop his large "pinscher" or
terrier. Some of the breeds used to shape the Dobie include the pinscher , Rottweilers, and Thuringian
Shepherds. Other breeds that contributed their genes are black
Greyhound for elegance and sleekness, Great Dane, Weimaraner and German
Shorthaired Pointer.

Although the breed standards
vary among kennel and breed clubs, the dog typically stands between 26
to 28 inches 27.5 being ideal, the bitch is typically
somewhere between 24 to 26 inches, 25.5 being ideal.

Dachshunds, the companion breed

Dachshunds are a very clownish breed and can be very mischievous at times. A very intuitive dog, the Dachshund is now most commonly used as a companion rather than a hunter. There are three varieties of Dachshund: the short-haired, the wired-haired, and the long-haired. Sporty and devoted the Dachshund makes an excellent family dog. Despite his small size he makes a good watch dog with a surprisingly loud bard.

The breed's name is German and literally means "badger dog" from Dachs, badger, and Hund, dog. The standard size was developed to scent, chase, and flush badgers and other burrow-dwelling animals, while the miniature was to hunt rabbits.Dachshunds are recognized by their long bodies and short legs. Their design is the epitome of form following function. They are low to the ground, which allows them to enter and maneuver through tunnels easily. Their senses are all well developed too.They have an average life span of 12-15 years. The standard Dachshund weighs between 15 – 25 pounds and stands to about 5-10 inches at the shoulder, while the miniature Dachshund weighs approximately 9 pounds and stands a maximum of 14 inches at the shoulder.

Before you make the decision of owning a Dachshund it is your responsibility to learn about the good and bad associated with the dog. While you will discover Dachshunds are a wonderful breed, they may not be a suitable choice for you.

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German Shepherd (Alsatian) dog facts

"The most striking features of the correctly bred German Shepherd are firmness of nerves, attentiveness, unshockability, tractability, watchfulness, reliability and incorruptibility together with courage, fighting tenacity and hardness."

- Max von Stephanitz, Father of the German Shepherd Dog
The German Shepherd Dog, is also known as "the Alsatian". It is very strong , well proportioned, alert,full of life and handsome dog.The dog looks longer than tall, deep-bodied, and presents before an outline of smooth curves rather than angles. This breed forms a nice pet dog for homes.

The German Shepherd Dog is longer than tall, and the most desirable proportion as 10 to 8½. The length is measured from the point of the breastbone to the rear edge of the pelvis, the ischial tuberosity. The required height for males at the top of the highest point of the shoulder blade is 24-27 inches, and for bitches, 22 to 24 inches. The desirable long proportion is not derived from a long back, but from overall length with relation to height, which is achieved by length of forequarter and length of withers and hindquarter, viewed from the side.

The German Shepherd Dog usually varies in color, and mostof the colors are permissible. Strong rich colors are preferred though. Pale or washed-out colors and blues or livers are considered serious faults.

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