Squirrel Hunting Dogs

What is a Squirrel Dog? A squirrel dog is any dog that will hunt squirrels. The job of a squirrel dog is cruising the woods, scenting the squirrel and then announcing the find by barking at the base of the tree. Good squirrel dogs instinctively follow a fleeing squirrel merely by listening for scratches on … Read more

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Dog Breed Information and FAQs

Cavalier King Charles Dog

General The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a delightfully affectionate, playful, intelligent little dog that repays his owner’s care and attention with an endearing devotion. A toy breed, they have a natural coat which needs no trimming, long silky ears, and large soulful eyes. More than one person has described them as looking like a … Read more

Field Spaniel Dog Breed Information

field spaniel dog

The Field Spaniel was developed in England during the latter half of the 19th century to fulfill the demand for an all black, medium-sized, well-boned dog adept either at working in dense cover or in retrieving from land and water. For a time there was considerable interbreeding among all varieties of spaniel, and the progeny … Read more

Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Dog Breed Information and FAQs

Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier (SCWT) is, as the name implies, a wheaten-colored terrier with a soft (open) coat. It is a shaggy blond dog of medium size that does not shed. It is, however, much more than the previous two simple sentences can convey. This breed truly offers something for everyone. Anyone who has … Read more

Wetterhounen Dog Breed Information

The northern sections of the Netherlands have historically been rather isolated. As a result, the people of these regions have developed their own unique dialects, customs, and even their own native dog breeds. One of the most striking examples of the latter is the Wetterhoun (pronounced VETTERHOWN), a distinctive, curly-haired dog native to the Dutch … Read more

Everything You Need To Know About the Weimaraner Dog Breed

The Weimaraner is truly one of the aristocrats of dogdom. This animal was designed to be an aristocrat, and due to the rules of the German Weimaraner Club, it will probably stay that way in that country for a long time to come. But first, at least some background. History At the beginning of the … Read more

Vizsla Dog Breed Information & FAQs

Vizsla Dog

The Vizsla, or Hungarian Pointer, is thought to be one of the oldest sporting breeds – a hunter and companion to the Magyar (Hungarian) people. The Vizsla, whose name means alert and responsive, was prized by the land-owning aristocracy for its hunting abilities, its regal appearance, and its warm personality. The Vizsla’s habitat was the … Read more

Everything To Know About The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers

Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers

The earliest recorded references to the use of small red dogs to attract game is in the writings of Nicholas Denys, a 17th-century colonizer of both Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. Denys does not state where the dogs came from (speculation is Belgium, where they were used to lure waterfowl into nets) but does comment … Read more

Tibetan Terrier Dog Breed Information and FAQs

Like people, Tibetans come in a variety of personalities. Although often aloof with people he does not know, TT’s normally have a great zest for life and like to participate fully in family activities. In general, they are intensely family oriented and often will form an extremely close bond with one special person in the … Read more

Saint Bernard Dog Breed Information and FAQs

Saint Bernard dog breed

Saint Bernards are powerful, proportionately tall, strong and muscular, big boned and deep-chested. Males weigh from 170 to over 200 pounds and are over 27 inches at the shoulders. Bitches weigh slightly less and are at minimum 25 inches at the shoulders. The original St. Bernard is short-haired; the long-haired variety appeared in the mid-nineteenth … Read more