The Cairn Terrier dog breed is a small working terrier developed on the Isle of Skye in Scotland. Farmers used him to rid their property of vermin, and they needed a dog with courage, tenacity, and intelligence — characteristics still found in today’s Cairn.
Typically, the chow is a one-person dog that bonds to one owner and scorns the rest. This rude and sometimes dangerous behavior can be prevented with proper training and socialization. With the right upbringing—and plenty of exercise—the chow can be the perfect furry companion.
The Havanese, also known as the "Bichon Havanais" (or 'Habanero'), and the "Havana Silk Dog", the Havanese breed is thought to be descended from the Old World Bichon types of small companion dogs, such as the often-painted Italian Bichon of Bologna (the Bolognese) or the Maltese.
Keeshond A hybrid of several other fluffy breeds, including list favorites the Chow Chow and the Samoyed, the Keeshond is a big ball of fluff that needs daily brushing. It sheds its downy undercoat twice a year, the harsh outer coat puffs away from the skin giving the Keeshond its fluffy appearance.
The Lhasa Apso dog breed is originally from Tibet, where he was a highly regarded watchdog in the palaces and monasteries of his mountainous homeland. Today’s Lhasa is no longer a palace guard but primarily a family companion who loyally protects his family from danger. Though small in stature, the Lhasa is a sturdy and independent dog.
White Dog Shaker Syndrome: This disorder that primarily affects white dogs. Signs of the condition are tremors over the entire body, lack of coordination, and rapid eye movements. Episodes usually start when the dog is six months to three years old and is stressed or overly excited. This condition isn't painful and doesn't affect the dog's personality. If you suspect your Maltese has White Dog Shaker Syndrome, talk to your vet about treatment options.
Newfoundland; The fluffy water-resistant coat of Newfies had a specific purpose: to help protect them from the frigid waters of Newfoundland where these dogs were utilized for retrieving the nets of fishermen. Like other dogs with fluffy coats, these gentle giants can get dirty easily. Expect burrs, leaves and debris stuck to this dog’s fur.
Pomeranians are probably from Iceland, but the breed didn't begin to resemble the dogs we know today until it reached Germany. There, Poms were bred in a small region in the northeast, Pomerania. The region’s name comes from the Slavic po more, or “land by the sea,” referring to its proximity to the Baltic Shore.
Fluffy fur can be straight or curly but on these dogs it tends to stick out, giving the appearance of being bigger than they actually are. This group includes petite dogs, like the Pomeranian, but there are also several giant breeds with a very fleecy coat.
Rough Collie; Smooth Collie; Scottish Collie; Long-Haired Collie; English Collie; Lassie Dog; Pronunciation. Your browser does not support the audio tag. Description. The Collie is a large, lean, strong dog. The top of the skull is flat and the eyebrows are arched. The head is wedge-shaped and the muzzle is rounded, tapering to the black nose, with a slight stop.
The Samoyed is a breed of large herding dog, from the spitz group, with a thick, white, double-layer coat. It takes its name from the Samoyedic peoples of Siberia. These nomadic reindeer herders bred the fluffy white dogs to help with the herding, and to pull sleds when they moved. An alternate name for the breed, especially in Europe, is Bjelkier.
The Shetland Sheepdog, also known as the Sheltie, is a breed of herding dog that originated in the Shetland Islands. The original name of this breed was Shetland Collie, but when this caused controversy among the Rough Collie breeders of the time, the breed's name was formally changed to Shetland Sheepdog.
The Shih Tzu sheds very little, making it a good choice for people who have light allergies to fur, or for people who just prefer not to clean up a lot of hair. Regular grooming is a requirement with this breed because of this characteristic; the hair will get tangled and matted quickly as it gets longer.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers generally aren't aggressive and can get along with most dogs and other pets. They'll chase small, furry creatures outside however, including roaming cats. Although they're not yappy, the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier will bark if he sees or hears something suspicious. Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers don't do well in heat.
The Yorkshire Terrier is a very popular small dog breed. This is not only because they are so cute and lovable, but because they are also bright, playful and happy little dogs. They are also independent and brave dogs that are full of energy and always looking for adventure.