The Australian Terrier — What to Expect of This Dog Breed

The Australian Terrier has been recognized by the American Kennel Club since 1960, and it ranks in popularity about halfway down the list of AKC breeds. It is not, however, one of the better known breeds of Terriers, and an Aussie owner walking his dog may expect to hear such remarks as “What kind of … Read more

The Affenpinscher — What to Expect of This Dog Breed

Dogs which we might categorize as Affenpinschers today, have appeared in German artwork dating back to the 16th century: depicting them as ratters and companions. However, as is true of many breeds, there are no reliable written records of the breed until the late 19th century. At this time, it seems there were two sizes … Read more

The Australian Cattle Dog — What to Expect of This Dog Breed

Australian Cattle Dogs are becoming increasingly popular these days. However, they are certainly not for everyone. As Mark Abbot says “I’m convinced that most people really don’t want one. They just think they do.” Heelers are rather single-minded; even when socialized and trained, they may still respond quickly and efficiently to only one handler; often … Read more