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

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