Staffordshire Bull Terrier Dog Breed Information and FAQs

Staffordshire Bull Terrier

The following is meant to introduce the uninitiated to the Staffordshire Bull Terrier. It isn’t intended to be an in-depth dissertation on breeding or training. Anyone wishing to pursue either topic should refer to the books and magazines listed under References in this FAQ. AKC Breed Standard The Standard is the physical “blueprint” of the … Read more

Sloughi Dog Breed Information and FAQs

This ancient hound resembles today’s Sloughi, Azawakh, smooth Saluki, and smooth Afghan, and it is impossible without any genetic study to know whether it was identical with any of these breeds or a breed of its own, or whether it was the ancestor of all lop-eared Sighthound breeds. Frequently Asked Questions What kind of dog … Read more

Shiba Inu Dog Breed Information

Shiba Inu dog

If you are already this far, you have probably caught your first glimpse of a Shiba. It may have been at a dog show, walking in the park, or just a picture in a book. Cute, huh? The Shiba is probably one of the most universally appealing of all breeds. It has the look toy … Read more

Shetland Sheepdog Dog Breed Information

shetland sheepdog dog

As the name implies, the Shetland Sheepdog (“Sheltie”) is indigenous to the Shetland Islands, which lie in the wild seas between Scotland and Norway. A land of brooding, barren beauty, Shetland and its inhabitants have long figured prominently in European mythology. This probably explains the more fanciful stories about the Sheltie’s origins, such as the … Read more

Chinese Shar-Pei Dog Breed FAQs and Information

chinese shar pei

The Shar-Pei is believed to have shared a common origin with the smooth-coated Chow-Chow because of the blue-black mouths and tongues, possibly the Great Pyrenees, a source of the double dewclaws, and the Tibetan Mastiff. History The origin of the Chinese Shar-Pei can be traced to the province of Kwun Tung and has for centuries … Read more

Scottish Terrier Dog Breed Information

scottish terrier dog

The Scottish Terrier is one of the descendants of the Old Scotch Terrier, along with the Dandie Dinmont, Cairn, and West Highland White Terriers. The exact origins of the breed are obscure, but a dog of the general description dates back to some of the earliest treatises on dogs in Britain. Description The low stature … Read more

Samoyed Dog Breed Profile

Samoyed dog

The word “Samoyed” translates literally as “living off themselves,” referring to the self-sufficiency of both the dogs and tribes. The natives themselves called the dogs “Bjelkiers,”, or “white dogs that breed white.” DESCRIPTIONS The Samoyed is a strong, medium-sized sled dog. They stand 19 to 23-1/2 inches at the shoulder and typically weigh 45-65 pounds. … Read more

Saluki Dog Breed Information

Saluki dog

Salukis were and are bred in Middle-East as a hunting/companion/guard dog. They primarily hunt by sight, and to a much lesser degree by smell, and thus are very aware of their surroundings. Frequently Asked Questions How is the Saluki around children? Other pets? As a watchdog? The Saluki can be quite tolerant of children and … Read more

Ridgeback Dog Breed Information and FAQs

Ridgeback dog breed

Traditionally, the only other Ridgeback dog beside the well known Rhodesian Ridgeback has been the Phu Quoc Dog. Pho Quoc Island, now a part of Vietnam, is the major isle in the Gulf of Siam, about 200 km south of Bangkok. The ancestry of the Phu Quoc dog is undoubtedly the Thai Ridgeback which has … Read more

Pug Dog Breed Information and FAQs

pug dog

The origin of the Pug as a breed probably begins in ancient China, although it certainly didn’t look the same as today’s dogs. Dogs known as “short mouthed” dogs are described in writings that date to about 600 B.C. and were probably the forerunners of the modern breed that we call the Pug. Breed History … Read more