The Chihuahua dog breed‘s charms include his small size, outsize personality, and variety in coat types and colors. He’s all dog, fully capable of competing in dog sports such as agility and obedience, and is among the top 10 watchdogs recommended by experts.
The Pug, often called the Pug Dog, is an ancient breed that can be traced back some 2,000 years. The emperors of ancient China had a preference for flat-faced toy dogs—the Pekingese, Shih Tzu, and Pug were all developed as refined pets of the emperor, his family, and members of the imperial court.
The Pomeranian (often known as a Pom) is a breed of dog of the Spitz type that is named for the Pomerania region in north-west Poland and north-east Germany in Central Europe. Classed as a toy dog breed because of its small size, the Pomeranian is descended from the larger Spitz-type dogs, specifically the German Spitz.
Any Pekingese under 6 pounds is called a sleeve Pekingese. It is the smallest member of the Pekingese family, and the most popular size during the breed’s development in China. To be a sleeve it must be 6 pounds (2.7 kg) or under; anything over that is not a considered a sleeve. In between 6 and 8 (2.7-3.6 kg.) pounds is considered a Mini Pekingese.
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Like many smaller dogs, shelties may suffer from luxating patellas, or displaced kneecaps. Depending on how serious the displacement, surgery may be required to restore a sheltie's mobility. Dermatomyositis, colloquially called collie nose, appears as lesions and hair loss on the face.
The German Pinscher sports a variety of colors, including various shades of red, stag red (in which there are black hairs intermingled with the red), and Isabella (a light bay or fawn color). German Pinschers can also be black or blue with tan or red markings. The German Pinscher is an average shedder and requires minimal grooming.
The Miniature Pinscher dog breed was originally bred in Germany to hunt vermin, primarily rats, in homes and stables. Many people think that the Miniature Pinscher was developed by breeding Dobermans to progressively smaller sizes, and indeed, the Miniature Pinscher looks similar to a Doberman.
Shih tzus might be tiny in size, but they're big on personality. Wanting nothing more than to be your best friend, this pint-sized pooch is an affectionate, lively and sweet-tempered companion. Most fanciers agree the shih tzu hails from ancient China, where for more than 1,000 years royalty regarded these lap dogs as cherished household pets.
Keeping a Skye Terrier secured on a leash or in an enclosed area is a recommended way to prevent it from chasing after small animals and potential harming them or himself. Appearance & Grooming. Skye Terriers can come in a variety of colors and shading. The most common terrier coat colors include fawn, blue, gray and blonde.
Bichon à poil frisé; Bichón Tenerife; Pronunciation. BEE-shon Free-ZAY. Your browser does not support the audio tag. Description. The Bichon Frise is a small, sturdy dog. When the dog is clipped in a show cut the body gives off a round appearance. The skull is slightly rounded.
Most fanciers agree the shih tzu hails from ancient China, where for more than 1,000 years royalty regarded these lap dogs as cherished household pets. In the 1940s, the shih tzu (whose name means "lion" in Mandarin Chinese), began appearing in the United States when World War II veterans brought them home from overseas.
The Australian Cattle Dog is a "shadow" dog; intensely devoted to his owner, he does not want to be separated from him or her. The best way to help the Australian Cattle Dog get along with children and other pets is to raise him with them from a young age.
More traits and characteristics of the English Springer Spaniel. If I was considering an English Springer Spaniel, I would be most concerned about... Providing enough exercise and mental stimulation. English Springer Spaniels need regular opportunities to vent their energy and do interesting things.
The Phalène predated the Papillon and was considered the first form of the breed dating as far back as the 15th century where the little dog is depicted in early paintings. Derived from the French, Phalène meaning “moth” this breed was the most popular type purported to have been owned by Marie Antoinette.
During the Victorian Era, British toys spaniels were crossed with Asian toys, probably Pugs and Japanese Chin, and became what is known in America as the English Toy Spaniel (or, in the United Kingdom, the King Charles Spaniel). This new-style toy spaniel had a domed skull and a flatter face than those of Charles’s time.
Mixed breeds boast personalities as unpredictable and varied as those of their human owners. As with purebreds, the mixed breed's temperament is affected by a number of factors, including heredity, training, and early socialization. Some mutts' heritage is impossible to decipher.
A small group of CKCSC, USA broke away and formed the American Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club (ACKCSC) and applied to the AKC for parent-club status. AKC recognized this parent group and granted official recognition of the breed in 1995.