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					Canine Scrapbook




         Samantha Citta
         Vet Sciences
   Table of Contents
page   1    Title Page
page   2    Table of Contents
page   3    Sporting Breeds
page   4    Labrador Retrievers & Golden Retrievers
page   5    English Setter & Irish Setter
page   6    Vizsla & Weimaraner
page   7    Brittany
page   8    Hound Breeds
page   9    Greyhound & Basenji
page   10   Beagle & Basset Hound
page   11   Deerhound & Saluki
page   12   Whippet
page   13   Working Breeds
page   14   Siberian Husky & Akita
page   15   Rottweiler & Doberman
page   16   Mastiff & Saint Bernard
page   17   Malamute
page   18   Terrier Breeds
page   19   Fox & Bull
page   20   Scottish & Irish
page   21   Border & Welsh
page   22   Norfolk
page   23   Toy Breeds
page   24   Pekingese & Yorkshire
page   25   Pug & Toy Poodle
page   26   Pomeranian & Chihuahua
page   27   Papillon
page   28   Non-Sporting Breeds
page   29   Dalmatian & Boston Terrier
page   30   Poodle & Finnish Spitz
page   31   Bulldog & Lhasa Apso
page   32   Chow Chow
page   33   Herding Breeds
page   34   Old English Sheepdog & Collie
page   35   Pembroke Corgi & Shetland Sheepdog
page   36   Cardigan Corgi & Australian Shepherd
page   37   Bearded Collie




                                                      2
Sporting Breeds

Summary:

The breeds in this group
include pointers, setters,
retrievers, and spaniels.
They are naturally active
and alert and they make
likeable, well-rounded
companions. The pointers
and setters are hunters that
cover the ground with great
speed and freeze like a
statue at the scent of game
birds. The retrievers are
expert swimmers and excel
at retrieving game, either in
the field or water. Spaniels
flush out game from
underbrush and thickets.
                                Breeds Include:
Remarkable for their
instincts in water and          Labrador Retriever   Pointer
woods, many of these
                                Clumber Spaniel      Field Spaniel
breeds actively continue to
participate in hunting and      Brittany Spaniel     Sussex Spaniel
other field activities.
Potential owners of Sporting    Golden Retriever     English Setter
dogs need to realize that
                                Irish Setter         Gordon Setter
most require regular
invigorating exercise.          Vizsla               Weimaraner




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LABRADOR RETRIEVER

  Country of Origin: Newfoundland

  Average Height: 22” to 25”

  Average Weight: 55 lbs. to 80 lbs.

  Coat Description: short, dense, and weather
  resistant in colors of yellow, black, and chocolate

  Behavior Traits: loyal, loving, friendly, reliable,
  good natured, trustworthy, affectionate, and
  stable temperament

  Interesting Fact: the most popular dog breed in
  the US




GOLDEN RETRIEVER


  Country of Origin: Scottish Highlands

  Average Height: 21” to 24”

  Average Weight: 55 lbs. to 75 lbs.

  Coat Description: longer, dense, and water-
  repellent in light or dark gold

  Behavior Traits: loveable, well-mannered,
  intelligent, easily trained, patient, gentle, and
  charming

  Interesting Fact: The working ability that has
  made the Golden Retriever such a useful hunting
  companion also make him an ideal guide,
  assistance, and search & rescue dog.



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ENGLISH SETTER


  Country of Origin: England

  Average Height: 23” to 27”

  Average Weight: 45 lbs. to 80 lbs.

  Coat Description: feathered white coat with belton
  of orange, blue (white with black), tricolor (blue
  belton with tan points), lemon, or liver

  Behavior Traits: quick, quiet, gentle, calm, willful,
  and may be difficult to train if not started early

  Interesting Fact: sensitive to tone of voice and
  will not listen if they believe they are stronger
  minded, but also do not respond well to harsh
  punishment


IRISH SETTER


  Country of Origin: Ireland and the British Isles

  Average Height: 24” to 28”

  Average Weight: 55 lbs. to 75 lbs.

  Coat Description: feathered, long, and glossy in
  all shades of reds with some white and black

  Behavior Traits: intelligent, energetic,
  affectionate, impulsive, high-spirited, outgoing,
  and stable temperament

  Interesting Fact: can be reckless, destructive, and
  high-stung if they are not provided with physical
  and mental exercise; also have no guarding
  instincts so they get along well with other pets



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VIZSLA


  Country of Origin: Magyar Hordes tribe of Hungary

  Average Height: 20” to 26”

  Average Weight: 40 lbs. to 60 lbs.

  Coat Description: short, smooth, dense, and close-
  lying in rusty-gold shades

  Behavior Traits: expressive, gentle, loving, reliable
  with children, and keen

  Interesting Fact: very trainable, but if not trained
  they may become stubborn and difficult to handle,
  maybe even destructive and neurotic



WEIMARANER


  Country of Origin: Germany

  Average Height: 22” to 27”

  Average Weight: 50 lbs. to 70 lbs.

  Coat Description: short, smooth, and sleek in all
  shades of grey and possibly a white marking on
  the chest

  Behavior Traits: brave, protective, loyal, fearless,
  easily trained, friendly, happy, loving, cheerful,
  intelligent, affectionate, and sometimes willful

  Interesting Fact: needs an owner that can be the
  “pack leader” and should have training started at
  puppyhood; has a strong prey instinct and should
  not be trusted with non-canine animals




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BRITTANY (Epagneul Breton)


   Country of Origin: France

   Average Height: 17” to 21”

   Average Weight: 30 lbs. to 40 lbs.

   Coat Description: lightly feathered, dense and flat
   or wavy in colors of orange and white, black and
   white, liver and white, liver tricolored, or black
   tricolored in either a clear or roam pattern with
   some ticking

   Behavior Traits: happy, willful, intelligent, easy to
   handle, obedient

   Interesting Fact: they need to be intensely
   socialized as puppies and love to roam because of
   their hunting instincts




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Hound Breeds

Summary:

Most hounds share the
common ancestral trait of
being used for hunting.
Some use acute scenting
powers to follow a trail.
Others demonstrate a
phenomenal gift of stamina
as they relentlessly run
down quarry. Beyond this,
however, generalizations
about hounds are hard to
come by, since the group
encompasses quite a diverse
lot. Some hounds share the
distinct ability to produce a
unique sound known as
baying. You'd best sample
this sound before you decide
to get a hound of your own
                                Breeds Include:
to be sure it's your cup of
tea.                            Afghan Hound      Whippet

                                Saluki            Otter Hound

                                Harrier           Deerhound

                                Foxhound          Bloodhound

                                Beagle            Basset Hound

                                Basenji           Wolfhound

                                Greyhound         Elkhound

                                Borzoi            Dachshund


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GREYHOUND (English Greyhound)


   Country of Origin: Ancient Egypt

   Average Height: 27” to 30”

   Average Weight: 60 lbs. to 80 lbs.

   Coat Description: short, smooth, and firm in
   texture in all colors and patterns

   Behavior Traits: brave, devoted, intelligent, laid-
   back, charming, even-tempered, and loving

   Interesting Fact: sensitive to tone of voice and will
   not listen if they believe they are stronger minded,
   but also do not respond well to harsh punishment




BASENJI (Congo Dog)

   Country of Origin: Central Africa

   Average Height: 15” to 17”

   Average Weight: 20 lbs. to 26 lbs.

   Coat Description: short and fine in chestnut red,
   pure black, tricolor (pure black and chestnut red),
   or brindle (black stripes on a background of
   chestnut red); all with white feet, chest and tail
   tip, white legs, blaze and collar optional.

   Behavior Traits: independent, intelligent,
   affectionate, alert, energetic, and curious

   Interesting Fact: love to chew, so give them plenty
   of their own toys and they do not bark, but make a
   low liquid ululation instead


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BEAGLE (English Beagle)

  Country of Origin: England

  Average Height: 13” to 16”

  Average Weight: 20 lbs. to 25 lbs.

  Coat Description: medium length, close, hard, and
  sleek in all hound colors including lemon, tri-color,
  black and tan, red and white, orange and white, or
  lemon and white, blue tick, and red tick

  Behavior Traits: loving, sweet, gentle, sociable,
  determined, watchful, and curious

  Interesting Fact: curious and have a tendency to
  wander off following their noses and may not even
  hear or care to hear you calling them back



BASSET HOUND

  Country of Origin: France

  Average Height: 11” to 15”

  Average Weight: 45 lbs. to 65 lbs.

  Coat Description: dense, short, hard, shiny in
  usually black, tan, white, red, white with chestnut
  or with sand-colored markings

  Behavior Traits: sweet, gentle, devoted, peaceful,
  naturally well behaved, friendly, mild, and
  affectionate

  Interesting Fact: like to do tricks for food and can
  be difficult to housebreak but can do well with
  positive reinforcement and patience




                                                          10
DEERHOUND (Scottish Deerhound, Scotch Greyhound,
Rough Greyhound, and Highland Deerhound)

  Country of Origin: Scotland

  Average Height: 28” to 32”

  Average Weight: 75 lbs. to 110 lbs.

  Coat Description: on the body: harsh, wiry, and
  longer, on the head & belly: much softer, in blue-
  grey, brindles, grey, black, yellow, sandy red, and
  red fawn, all with black or white markings

  Behavior Traits: gentle, well mannered, loyal,
  affectionate, courageous, dignified, and devoted

  Interesting Fact: quiet and rarely ever bark




SALUKI (Gazelle Hound, Arabian Hound, Persian
Greyhound, Tanji, Persian Sighthound)

  Country of Origin: Ancient Egypt

  Average Height: 23” to 28”

  Average Weight: 39 lbs. to 66 lbs.

  Coat Description: short with long silky feathering
  on the ears and tail or coarser and smooth with no
  feathering in white, cream, fawn, golden, red,
  grizzle and tan, black and tan tricolor of white,
  black and tan

  Behavior Traits: gentle, friendly, even tempered,
  extremely devoted, sometimes aloof, and loyal

  Interesting Fact: make a good watch dog and do
  not get along well with non-canine animals



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WHIPPET (Snapdog)


  Country of Origin: England

  Average Height: 18” to 22”

  Average Weight: 25 lbs. to 45 lbs.

  Coat Description: short, close, smooth, and firm in
  all colors including brindle, black, red, fawn,
  tigered white or slate blue, either solid-colored or
  mixed

  Behavior Traits: intelligent, lively, affectionate,
  sweet, docile, devoted, quiet, calm, and sensitive

  Interesting Fact: the ultimate sprinter,
  unsurpassed by any other breed in its ability to
  accelerate to top speed and to twist and turn with
  matchless dexterity




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Working Breeds

Summary:

Most working dogs were
bred to perform such jobs
as guarding property,
pulling sleds, and
performing water rescues.
They have been invaluable
assets to man throughout
the ages. Quick to learn,
these intelligent, capable
animals make solid
companions. Their
considerable dimensions and
strength alone, however,
make many working dogs
unsuitable as pets for
average families. And again,
by virtue of their size alone,
these dogs must be properly
trained.
                                 Breeds Include:

                                 Akita             Doberman

                                 Great Pyrenees    Mastiff

                                 Saint Bernard     Boxer

                                 Giant Schnauzer Komondor

                                 Newfoundland      Samoyed

                                 Bullmastiff       Great Dane

                                 Malamute          Rottweiler

                                 Siberian Husky


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SIBERIAN HUSKY(Husky) (Sibe)

  Country of Origin: Northeast Asia

  Average Height: 20” to 24”

  Average Weight: 35 lbs. to 60 lbs.

  Coat Description: thicker than most other breeds;
  made up of a dense cashmere-like undercoat and
  a longer, coarse top coat in all colors from black to
  pure white and a variety of markings on the head

  Behavior Traits: loving, gentle, playful, keen,
  docile, social, relaxed, casual, and energetic

  Interesting Fact: are sled dogs at heart and prefer
  cooler weather and need lots of exercise and
  training



AKITA(American Akita) (American Inu) (Japanese Akita)
(Great Japanese Dog) (Akita-ken)

  Country of Origin: Japan

  Average Height: 24” to 28”

  Average Weight: 75 lbs. to 120 lbs.

  Coat Description: thick double coat in any color
  including white, brindle or pinto

  Behavior Traits: dignified, courageous, calm,
  bouncy, aggressive, docile, intelligent, fearless,
  careful, affectionate, and spontaneous

  Interesting Fact: trademark is the plush tail that
  curls over his back and first arrived in the US when
  Helen Keller brought one over in 1937



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ROTTWEILER(Rottweil Metzgerhund)(Butchers Dog)

  Country of Origin: Germany

  Average Height: 22” to 27”

  Average Weight: 85 lbs. to 130 lbs.

  Coat Description: short, hard and thick in black with rust
  to mahogany markings on the cheeks and muzzle, paws
  and legs or a red color with brown markings also exists

  Behavior Traits: intelligent, willing to work, self
  confident, clownish, protective, powerful, calm, trainable,
  courageous, devoted, serious, even tempered, brave

  Interesting Fact: loyal and protective, they will defend
  their family fiercely if needed, seemingly immune to pain




DOBERMAN (Doberman Pinscher) (Dobermann Pinscher)
(Dobe)


  Country of Origin: Germany

  Average Height: 24” to 28”

  Average Weight: 66 lbs. to 88 lbs.

  Coat Description: short, thick, and hard in black,
  white, red, blue or fawn

  Behavior Traits: energetic, watchful, fearless,
  obedient, trainable, intelligent, affectionate, loyal,
  keen, tolerant, dedicated, and versatile

  Interesting Fact: more likely to hold intruder either
  by trapping them in a corner or laying on top of
  them rather than an all out attack


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MASTIFF (English Mastiff) (Old English Mastiff)

  Country of Origin: England

  Average Height: 27+” to 30+”

  Average Weight: ~150 lbs. to 200+ lbs.

  Coat Description: short in fawn, apricot, tiger,
  silver, or brindle

  Behavior Traits: good natured, docile, courageous,
  gentle, loyal, defensive, self confident, watchful,
  patient, intelligent, calm, and even tempered

  Interesting Fact: more likely to hold intruder either
  by trapping them in a corner or laying on top of
  them rather than an all out attack

SAINT BERNARD (St. Barnhardshund) (Alpine Mastiff)
(Bernhardiner) (St. Bernard)

  Country of Origin: Switzerland

  Average Height: 25” to 28”

  Average Weight: 110 lbs. to 200 lbs.

  Coat Description: can be long or short in deep
  brown to brown-yellow with required white
  markings

  Behavior Traits: gentle, dignified, friendly,
  tolerant, patient, obedient, loyal, and trainable

  Interesting Fact: new owners should be prepared
  for drool and Saints seem to have a sixth sense
  about impending danger from storms and
  avalanches




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MALAMUTE(Alaskan Malamute)


  Country of Origin: Alaskan Mahlemuts

  Average Height: 22” to 26”

  Average Weight: 70 lbs. to 95 lbs.

  Coat Description: thick and coarse in light gray to
  black or sable to red with face markings, including
  a cap on the head and a bar/mask on the face

  Behavior Traits: affectionate, friendly, intelligent,
  loyal, sweet, dignified, mellow,

  Interesting Fact: some females have been known
  to raise small kittens as their own and both sexes
  can be combative with other dogs, especially with
  the same sex and breed




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Terrier Breeds

Summary:

People familiar with terriers
invariably comment on the
distinctive personality.
These are feisty, energetic
dogs whose sizes range
from fairly small, as in the
Norfolk, Cairn or West
Highland White Terrier, to
the grand Airedale Terrier.
They typically have little
tolerance for other animals,
including other dogs. Their
ancestors were bred to hunt
and kill vermin. Many
continue to project the
attitude that they're always
eager for a spirited
argument. Most terriers
have wiry coats that require
special grooming known as
stripping in order to
maintain a characteristic
appearance. In general,         Breeds Include:
they make engaging pets,        Airedale   Manchester       Bull
but require owners with the
determination to match their    Fox        Staffordshire    Norfolk
dogs' lively characters.
                                Scottish   Bedlington       Skye

                                Cairn      Sealyham         Norwich

                                Irish      Kerry Blue       Border

                                Welsh      Dandie Dinmont


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SMOOTH FOX (Smooths) (Fox Terrier Smooth Coat )


   Country of Origin: British Isles

   Average Height: 13” to 16”

   Average Weight: 13 lbs. to 20 lbs.

   Coat Description: flat, smooth, and dense in
   predominately white with black or brown markings

   Behavior Traits: brave, bold, loveable, playful,
   enthusiastic, affectionate, devoted, and loyal

   Interesting Fact: because their main purpose was
   to help eradicate vermin, they will hunt and
   possibly kill other none K-9 animals, such as
   rabbits and birds, if given the chance




BULL (English Bull Terrier) (Standard Bull Terrier)


   Country of Origin: England

   Average Height: 20” to 24”

   Average Weight: 45 lbs. to 80 lbs.

   Coat Description: dense, short, and flat in either
   white with colored markings on the head or black,
   brindle, black-brindle, red, fawn and tri-color with
   white markings

   Behavior Traits: courageous, scrappy, fun-loving,
   active, clownish, fearless, loyal, and obedient

   Interesting Fact: Though this breed was once a
   fierce, it is much gentler now and might defend its
   owner in a truly critical situation, but isn't bred to be
   a guard dog.

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SCOTTISH (Scottie) (Aberdeen Terrier)

  Country of Origin: Scotland

  Average Height: 10” to 11”

  Average Weight: 19 lbs. to 23 lbs.

  Coat Description: compact, course, wiry, and hard
  as bristles with a soft protective undercoat in
  black, wheaten, or brindle

  Behavior Traits: brave, alert, loveable, charming,
  reliably tempered, proud, intelligent and stubborn

  Interesting Fact: has been described as the dog
  that can go anywhere and do anything - a big dog
  in a small dog's body




IRISH (Irish Red Terrier)

  Country of Origin: Ireland

  Average Height: ~18”

  Average Weight: 25 lbs. to 27 lbs.

  Coat Description: thick, rough looking, wiry, lays
  close to the body and has a softer undercoat in
  solid bright red, golden red, red wheaten, or
  wheaten

  Behavior Traits: courageous, energetic, loyal,
  sweet, entertaining, bold, trainable, and intelligent

  Interesting Fact: like to dig, explore and chase
  anything that moves. Do not let them run free
  unless they are in a safe area


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BORDER


 Country of Origin: Great Britian

 Average Height: 11” to 16”

 Average Weight: 11 lbs. to 16 lbs.

 Coat Description: short, dense, and wiry with a
 double coat that comes in red, grizzle and tan,
 blue and tan, or wheaten

 Behavior Traits: alert, bold, lively, affectionate,
 trainable, and not aggressive

 Interesting Fact: like to dig so additional
 reinforcements along the bottom of fences is a
 good idea




WELSH

 Country of Origin: Wales

 Average Height: under 16”

 Average Weight: 17 lbs. to 23 lbs.

 Coat Description: soft undercoat and wiry, hard,
 and dense outer coat in black and tan or grizzle
 with a black jacket marking over the back

 Behavior Traits: patient, active, cheerful, loving,
 affectionate, intelligent, devote, curious,
 courageous, hardy, vigilant, and playful

 Interesting Fact: bright enough to understand
 quickly what you want of them but sly enough to
 try to divert you from your intentions



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NORFOLK


 Country of Origin: England

 Average Height: ~10”

 Average Weight: 10 lbs. to 12 lbs.

 Coat Description: wiry and straight in red,
 wheaten, tan, black, tan, or grizzle sometimes with
 dark points and white markings

 Behavior Traits: active, courageous, affectionate,
 trainable, loveable, playful, and even tempered

 Interesting Fact: because of their ratting instincts,
 they tend to love anything you can toss so they
 can chase after it, such as toys, balls, sticks or
 bones




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Toy Breeds

Summary:

The diminutive size and
winsome expressions of toy
dogs illustrate their main
function: to embody sheer
delight. Don't let their tiny
stature fool you, though - -
many toys are tough as
nails. If you haven't yet
experienced the barking of
an angry Chihuahua, for
example, well, just wait. Toy
dogs will always be popular
with city dwellers and
people without much living
space. They make ideal
apartment dogs and terrific
lap warmers on nippy
nights.



                                Breeds Include:

                                Affenpinscher     Chinese Crested

                                Japanese Chin     Papillon

                                Pekingese         Toy Poodle

                                Shih Tzu          Yorkshire

                                Silky Terrier     Chihuahua

                                Pomeranian        Maltese

                                Pug

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PEKINGESE (Peke) (Peking Palasthund)

  Country of Origin: China

  Average Height: 6” to 9”

  Average Weight: 8 lbs. to 10 lbs.

  Coat Description: double coat long and coarse with
  profuse feathering in all colors, sometimes with a
  black mask

  Behavior Traits: intelligent, brave, sensitive,
  independent, affectionate, good-natured, and
  opinionated

  Interesting Fact: were held sacred in ancient China
  and could only be owned by royalty; the
  punishment for stealing a Pekingese was death



YORKSHIRE (Yorkshire Terrier) (Yorkie)

  Country of Origin: England

  Average Height: 6” to 7”

  Average Weight: ~4 lbs. to ~7 lbs.

  Coat Description: long glossy coat is fine and silky
  and falls straight down on either side in a steal
  blue and tan color (the body and tail are blue and
  the rest of the dog is tan)

  Behavior Traits: brave, determined, investigative,
  and energetic

  Interesting Fact: used in the nineteenth century to
  catch rats in clothing mills where comments were
  often made about how the dogs' fine, silky coats
  were the ultimate product of the looms


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PUG (Carlin) (Mops) (Chinese Pug Dog) (Carlin)

  Country of Origin: Asia (maybe China)

  Average Height: 10” to 14”

  Average Weight: 13 lbs. to 20 lbs.

  Coat Description: short, soft, fine and smooth in
  apricot, fawn, black and silver with a well defined
  “mask” on the muzzle

  Behavior Traits: even tempered, playful, loving,
  outgoing, keen, peppy, spirited, loyal, lively,
  rambunctious, and intelligent

  Interesting Fact: described by the phrase "multum
  in parvo" (a lot of dog in a small space)




TOY POODLE (Caniche) (Barbone) (Chien Canne) (Pudle)
(Tea Cup Poodle) (French Poodle) (Teddy Poodle)

  Country of Origin: Germany

  Average Height: up to 10”

  Average Weight: 6 lbs. to 9 lbs.

  Coat Description: either curly or corded in all solid
  colors including black, blue, silver, gray, cream,
  apricot, red, white, brown, or cafe-au-lait

  Behavior Traits: intelligent, responsive, trainable,
  sweet, cheerful, perky, lively, and amusing

  Interesting Fact: hypoallergenic coat may reduce
  allergic reactions




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POMERANIAN (Zwergspitz) (Dwarf Spitz) (Loulou) (Pom)


  Country of Origin: Pomerania (Germany and Poland)

  Average Height: 7” to 12”

  Average Weight: 3 lbs. to 7 lbs.

  Coat Description: thick, double coat in red, orange,
  white, cream, blue, brown, black, black and tan, wolf
  sable, orange sable, brindle, and white with colored
  markings

  Behavior Traits: cocky, intelligent, loyal, outgoing,
  energetic, proud, affectionate, alert, and inquisitive

  Interesting Fact: teach this dog early that it may
  bark a couple of times when there are visitors, but
  then to keep quiet



CHIHUAHUA

  Country of Origin: Mexican State of Chihuahua

  Average Height: 6” to 9”

  Average Weight: 2 lbs. to 6 lbs.

  Coat Description: short or long, wavy and flat coat
  in solid, marked or splashed black, white,
  chestnut, fawn, sand, silver, sable, steel blue,
  black & tan, and parti-color

  Behavior Traits: courageous, lively, adventurous,
  affectionate, brave, cheerful, loyal, and clingy

  Interesting Fact: well known as "purse dogs" like
  the famous Bruiser in the movie Legally Blonde
  starring Reese Witherspoon



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PAPILLON (Continental Toy Spaniel) (Phalene) (Pap)
(Epagneul nain Continental) (Butterfly Dog)

  Country of Origin: France and Spain

  Average Height: 8” to 11”

  Average Weight: 7 lbs. to 10 lbs.

  Coat Description: straight, long, fine, single coat is
  white with patches of any color accept for liver and
  a mask of a color other than white covers both
  ears and eyes from back to front

  Behavior Traits: friendly, lively, happy, alert,
  intelligent, playful, amusing, animated, charming,
  affectionate, gentle, patient, proud, steady,
  obedient, and are not yappers

  Interesting Fact: in the U. S., Papillons (erect-
  eared) and Phalenes (drop-eared) can be born in
  the same litter and are shown together as one
  breed




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Non-Sporting Breeds

Summary:

Non-sporting dogs are a
diverse group. Here are
sturdy animals with as
different personalities and
appearances as the Chow
Chow, Dalmatian, French
Bulldog, and Keeshond. Talk
about differences in size,
coat, and visage! Some, like
the Schipperke and Tibetan
Spaniel are uncommon
sights in the average
neighborhood. Others,
however, like the Poodle
and Lhasa Apso, have quite
a large following. The
breeds in the non-sporting
group are a varied collection
in terms of size, coat,
personality and overall
appearance.
                                Breeds Include:

                                Poodle            Tibetan Spaniel

                                Lhasa Apso        Bichon Frise

                                Keeshond          Chinese Shar-Pei

                                Finnish Spitz     Shiba Inu

                                Bulldog           Chow Chow

                                Dalmatian         Tibetan Terrier

                                Schipperke        Boston Terrier

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DALMATIAN (Dalmatiner) (Firehouse Dog)

  Country of Origin: Unknown (maybe Croatia)

  Average Height: 19” to 24”

  Average Weight: 50 lbs. to 60 lbs.

  Coat Description: short and dense predominantly
  white with clearly defined round spots that can be
  black, brown (liver), lemon, dark blue, tri colored,
  brindled, solid white, or sable

  Behavior Traits: playful, happy, easy going,
  dedicated, intelligent, and trainable

  Interesting Fact: were breed to run alongside or
  under horse drawn carriages and therefore have a
  vast amount of stamina and energy



BOSTON TERRIER (Boston Bull) (Boston Bull Terrier)

  Country of Origin: Boston, Massachusetts

  Average Height: 15” to 17”

  Average Weight: 10 lbs. to 25 lbs.

  Coat Description: short and fine in seal, brindle
  and white, black and white, and brown & white

  Behavior Traits: gentle, alert, intelligent, well-
  mannered, enthusiastic, trainable, friendly, playful,
  and affectionate

  Interesting Fact: some owners have reported that
  their dogs are good watchdogs barking only when
  necessary, while other owners have reported their
  bitches do not bark at the door at all



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POODLE (Caniche) (French Poodle) (Chien Canne)
(Barbone) (Pudle) (Grosse Pudel)

  Country of Origin: Germany

  Average Height: 15+”

  Average Weight: 45 lbs. to 70 lbs.

  Coat Description: either curly or corded in all solid
  colors including black, blue, silver, gray, cream,
  apricot, red, white, brown, or cafe-au-lait

  Behavior Traits: proud, good-natured, enjoyable,
  cheerful, intelligent, trainable, calm, and friendly

  Interesting Fact: the stylish "poodle clip" was
  designed by hunters to help the dogs move
  through the water more efficiently


FINNISH SPITZ (Suomenpystykorva) (Finsk Spets)
(Loulou Finnoi)

  Country of Origin: Finland

  Average Height: 15” to 20”

  Average Weight: 31 lbs. 35 lbs.

  Coat Description: double coat with a long, straight,
  harsh outer coat in various shades of golden-red,
  red-brown, yellowish-red to honey-colored, with or
  without small white markings

  Behavior Traits: friendly, active, playful, keen,
  courageous, lively, loyal, and curious

  Interesting Fact: were bred to bark a lot and even
  participate in contests, where it is not uncommon
  for a dog to bark over 150 times in one minute



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BULLDOG (English Bulldog) (British Bulldog)

  Country of Origin: British Isles

  Average Height: 12” to 16”

  Average Weight: 49 lbs. to 55 lbs.

  Coat Description: short, flat, straight, smooth and
  glossy in brindle, solid white, solid red, fawn,
  fallow, piebald, pale yellow or washed-out red or a
  combination of these colors

  Behavior Traits: gentle, affectionate, dependable,
  courageous, bullheaded, determined, and
  persistent

  Interesting Fact: when dog fighting became illegal
  in England, fanciers set to preserving the breed by
  eliminating the fierce characteristics


LHASA APSO

  Country of Origin: Himalayan Mountains

  Average Height: 9” to 11”

  Average Weight: 13 lbs. to 15 lbs.

  Coat Description: dense, double coat is straight
  and long over the entire body or cut short in gold,
  cream, hone, dark-grizzle, slate, smoke, and
  multi-colors of brown, white and black

  Behavior Traits: friendly, assertive, intelligent,
  lively, spirited, devoted, and affectionate

  Interesting Fact: Bred as indoor watchdogs for
  hundreds of years, Lhasas can be suspicious of
  strangers, so early socialization is critical



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CHOW CHOW

 Country of Origin: Unknown (maybe China)

 Average Height: 18” to 22”

 Average Weight: 45 lbs. to 70 lbs.

 Coat Description: profuse, dense, and furry can be
 smooth or rough in solid red, black, blue, cinnamon,
 cream, tan, gray, or a rare white

 Behavior Traits: well-mannered, intelligent,
 independent, patient, well-rounded, and protective

 Interesting Fact: this all-purpose dog was used for
 hunting, herding, pulling and protection of the
 home




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Herding Breeds

Summary:

All breeds share the
fabulous ability to control
the movement of other
animals. A remarkable
example is the low-set
Corgi, perhaps one foot tall
at the shoulders, can drive a
herd of cows many times its
size to pasture by leaping
and nipping at their heels.
The vast majority of herding
dogs, as household pets,
never cross paths with a
farm animal. Nevertheless,
pure instinct prompts many
of these dogs to gently herd
their owners, especially the
children of the family. In
general, these intelligent
dogs make excellent
companions and respond
                                Breeds Include:
beautifully to training
exercises.                      Sheltie    Old English Sheepdog

                                Aussie     Cardigan Corgi

                                Collie     Pembroke Corgi

                                Puli       Border Collie

                                Bouvier    Bearded Collie

                                Briard     Belgian Malinoi

                                German Shepherd

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OLD ENGLISH SHEEPDOG (Bobtail) (Bob) (OES)


  Country of Origin: Western England

  Average Height: 20” to 24”

  Average Weight: 60 lbs. to 110 lbs.

  Coat Description: shaggy, profuse, double coat in
  gray, grizzle, blue, blue gray, blue merle, or gray
  with white markings or white with gray markings

  Behavior Traits: stable, adjustable, loving, friendly,
  loyal, protective, intelligent, friendly, and gentle

  Interesting Fact: have a strong herding instinct
  and may try to herd people by bumping, not
  nipping, and need to be taught not to herd humans




COLLIE (Lassie)

  Country of Origin: Scotland

  Average Height: 22” to 26”

  Average Weight: 50 lbs. to 75 lbs.

  Coat Description: long double coat on roughs and
  short on smoothes in sable and white, tri color of black,
  white, and tan, blue merle or predominantly white with
  sable, tri-color or blue merle markings

  Behavior Traits: intelligent, mild-mannered, sweet,
  sensitive, trainable, loyal, friendly, and protective

  Interesting Fact: have an uncanny sense of
  direction




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PEMBROKE CORGI (Pembroke Welsh Corgi) (Corgi)
(Welsh Corgi)

  Country of Origin: Belgium/ Holland/ Wales

  Average Height: 10” to 12”

  Average Weight: 24 lbs. to 28 lbs.

  Coat Description: short, thick, weather resistant,
  double coat in red, sable, fawn, black and tan with
  or without white markings (often white markings
  on the legs, chest, neck and parts of the muzzle)

  Behavior Traits: intelligent, loyal, able, willing,
  active, protective, sturdy, and natural herders

  Interesting Fact: tends to bark a lot and makes a
  good watch dog




SHETLAND SHEEPDOG (Sheltie)

  Country of Origin: Scottish island of Shetland

  Average Height: 13” to 16”

  Average Weight: 14 lbs. to 27 lbs.

  Coat Description: long, abundant, double coat in
  blue merle, sable and black with various amounts
  of white and/or tan

  Behavior Traits: loyal, willing, alert, docile, loving,
  affectionate, eager to please, and companionable

  Interesting Fact: can become suspicious with
  strangers and may not allow themselves to be
  touched by strangers



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CARDIGAN CORGI (Cardigan Welsh Corgi) (Corgi)
(Welsh Corgi)


  Country of Origin: Cardiganshire

  Average Height: 10” to 13”

  Average Weight: 25 lbs. to 30 lbs.

  Coat Description: short, thick, weather resistant,
  double coat in red, sable, fawn, brindle, black and
  brindle, blue merle, or black and tan with or
  without white markings (often white markings on
  the legs, chest, neck and parts of the muzzle)

  Behavior Traits: intelligent, obedient, willing, able,
  reliable, dedicated, loving, active, and devoted

  Interesting Fact: can be very wary of strangers




AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD (Australischer Schaferhund)
(Aussie)


  Country of Origin: Spain or France

  Average Height: 18” to 23”

  Average Weight: 40 lbs. to 65 lbs.

  Coat Description: straight to wavy, weather
  resistant and of medium length in blue merle,
  black, red merle (liver), solid red with or without
  white markings and/or tan (copper) points

  Behavior Traits: puppy-like, easy going, playful,
  courageous, devoted, protective, and attentive

  Interesting Fact: has many talents including: search
  & rescue, herding, watchdog, and police work

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BEARDED COLLIE (Beardy)

  Country of Origin: Britain

  Average Height: 20” to 22”

  Average Weight: 40 lbs. to 60 lbs.

  Coat Description: shaggy, waterproof, double-coat,
  born black, blue, brown or fawn, with or without
  white markings and often lighten

  Behavior Traits: cheerful, affectionate, playful,
  lively, energetic, trainable, and stable

  Interesting Fact: a Polish sea captain traded three
  of his Polish Sheepdogs with a local Scottish
  shepherd who then bred these dogs with other
  herding and flock dogs such as the Old English
  Sheepdogs (bobtails) and the Komondor




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