English Cocker Spaniel Dog

The Cocker Spaniel

The Cocker Spaniel is such a pretty, graceful dog in the show ring that it is hard to imagine that this breed was developed to be a working dog. However, before Cocker Spaniels were bred for their long, flowing coats, these bouncy little dogs were developed to be able to work tirelessly alongside hunters and…

Standard Poodle Dog

The Standard Poodle

Some people take one look at the fluffy, immaculately groomed Standard Poodles in the show ring and discount them as silly, shallow dogs. However, the Standard Poodle is considered by many people to be the most intelligent breed in the world, with the reasoning ability of a three year old child. These dogs may look…

Dalmatian Dog and Puppy

The Dalmatian

With the popularity of the Disney cartoons featuring Dalmations, it is no wonder that this breed is in demand. However, few Dalmations act like the dogs in these movies, although Dalmation puppies can certainly get into plenty of mischief, just as their cartoon counterparts can. The Dalmation is a member of the American Kennel Club’s…

Chow Chow Dog

Chow Chow Dog Breed Profile

Many people compare the Chow Chow to the Spitz dog breed, simply because they share many of the same characteristics.  It is been assumed that because they are so closely related, the Chow Chow is actually a descendant from the Spitz family. Unfortunately, the true bloodline of the Chow Chow cannot be confirmed.  However, we…

English Bulldog Dog

The Bulldog

A Bulldog is much more than a pair of sad eyes and droopy jaws, but this dog’s appearance is a major reason for its popularity. The other reason these dogs are so popular is that they have a sweet and gentle nature. This breed was originally created to help butchers slaughter bulls. Some people used…

Bichon Frise Dog

The Bichon Frise

If you suffer from allergies, but want to have a dog, you may want to take a look at the Bichon Frise. This charming little dog’s sole function is to provide companionship and it does its job extremely well. The Bichon Frise is classified as a part of the Non-Sporting Group by the American Kennel…

Redbone Coonhound Dog

Redbone Coonhound Dog Breed Profile

Most coonhounds are ancestors of the foxhound and the same holds true for the Redbone Coonhound. During the late 1700s, red foxhounds were brought to America by Scottish immigrants. It is suggested that these are the dogs that formed the base for the Redbone Coonhound breed. A man named George Birdsong heavily influenced the breed.…

Greyhound Dog

The Greyhound

The Greyhound is a breed with the tragic ability to run fast. Many Greyhound owners use their dogs to compete in races and put them down when they loose too many races. However, these dogs can also be wonderful pets and many of them are rehabilitated by Greyhound rescues. Before you open your heart and…

Longhair Dachshund Dog

The Dachshund

Dog owners love their dogs. But with Dachshunds that devotion reaches new heights. The reasons aren’t hard to understand. Dachshunds are special in many ways. Translation from the German ‘badger dog’ shows just one of those ways. Bred in the early 1600s to hunt those ferocious little animals, the Dachshund became ferocious himself. That assertive…

Bloodhound Dog

The Bloodhound

The Bloodhound is a familiar sight in movies that feature escaped convicts. Although the sound of these big dogs baying as they find the scent they are searching for may be a chilling sound to an escapee, it can be a comforting sound. After all, Bloodhounds are also used to track people who are lost…