Breed Clubs: What Are They and Should You Join?
Breed clubs are national or regional organizations dedicated to specific breeds of dogs. They exist as a repository of knowledge that both the novice and experienced breeder can access. Even if you arenít a dog breeder, you can benefit from the knowledge that a breed club has to offer. If you are in the market for a particular breed of dog, the members of a breed club can give you insight into the nature of the dog and help you decide if that breed is the right one for you and your family. Investigate the different breed clubs and if one doesnít feel right, move on to the next...
Jan 7, 2006, 05:45
Small German Spitz Dog Breed
The Small German Spitz is the smaller variety of the Great German Spitz (also known as Gross Spitz). The only difference between the two is in the size. Aside from that, characteristics and conformation are the same between the two breeds. The Small German Spitz is a beautiful, happy, alert, and a very intelligent little dog. He is an excellent guard and makes a great and loyal companion...
Feb 26, 2006, 21:47
Sealyham Terrier Dog Breed
The Sealyham Terrier is a sporting dog with a sturdy, strong, short-legged body that is similar to that of the Scottish Terrier. He has a long head, folded ears, and a docked tail. He is an active and independent breed, devoted to his owners and is usually reserved with strangers. The Sealyham Terrier is loyal and energetic; an attractive looking dog with a high-energy level and loves playing with children...
Feb 26, 2006, 21:44
Kerry Blue Terrier Dog Breed
The Kerry Blue Terrier, also known as the Irish Blue Terrier has a strong, sturdy body and a short and curly coat. He is an active, athletic terrier that is affectionate with his owners, marvelous with children, a great watchdog, and a tough competitor in the show ring. His Irish descent has made him a rugged workman who is capable of a dayís ground chores. The Kerry Blue is stubborn and needs a consistent and firm training method...
Feb 26, 2006, 21:41
Dachshund Dog Breed
The Dachshund was used as a tracker of badger in medieval Europe, and was once larger than it is today. His size eventually became smaller because it was purposefully bred down in size to hunt foxes and rabbits. It has an excellent sense of smell and a bold and fierce temperament that allowed it to tangle with its sometimes difficult prey...
Feb 26, 2006, 21:39
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Dog Breed
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a breed that is slightly larger than the King Charles Spaniel. In addition, the Cavalier King Charles has a skull that is almost flat between the ears and his stop is much shallower than that of the King Charles. However, he shares the same characteristic of courage, and hardiness as his close relative. The Cavalier is a beautiful dog that is relatively clean, adores children, and gets along with other pets...
Feb 26, 2006, 21:33
Australian Terrier Dog Breed
The Australian Terrier is a working terrier with a compact, and small but sturdy body. His body is considerably longer than it is tall. The ears are pricked with no tendency to flare off the skull and the tail is docked. The Australian Terrier is a loyal and devoted dog that is hardy, smart, courageous, always busy, with keen senses. He is extremely affectionate with his owners and is usually reserved with strangers. This breed is spirited, easy-going but purposeful, and makes a great watchdog...
Feb 26, 2006, 21:15
Australian Kelpie Dog Breed
This dog breed is very active along with great stamina and suppleness. Standing only18-20 inches, he has the strong and solid look of a Shepherd. The female Australian Kelpie should stand from 17 to 19 inches in height. Most dog owners prefer a larger and longer version of this breed...
Feb 26, 2006, 21:12
Toy Manchester Terrier Dog Breed
The Toy Manchester Terrier (also known as the English Toy Terrier in the United Kingdom) has a small but not frail muscular body with erect ears and a short, glossy shedding coat. This breed has a similar behavioral profile as the Standard Manchester Terrier, with some minor differences. He is an attractive, intelligent, high-strung, very busy little game dog that is loyal, and very intuitive...
Feb 20, 2006, 11:45
Smooth Fox Terrier Dog Breed
The Smooth Fox Terrier has a strong, athletic body. Many agree that he is the smartest of the terrier breeds, second to none in killing vermin and bolting fox. He is an alert, smart, amusing, lively, and independent breed. The Smooth Fox Terrier is an excellent working dog and makes an intelligent pet...
Feb 20, 2006, 11:43
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