The Affenpinscher is a balanced, wiry-haired terrier-like toy dog whose intelligence and demeanor make him a good house pet. Originating in Germany, the name Affenpinscher means “monkey-like terrier.” The breed was developed to rid the kitchens, granaries, and stables of rodents.
The Bolognese belongs to a related family of dogs that include the Bichon Frise, Maltese, Havanese, and Coton de Tulear. These breeds have a similar appearance and very similar temperaments. Of the group, some breeders believe that the Bolognese is the brightest thinker and problem solver.
The American miniature Boston terrier is a mixed breed. The Bulldog, Bull terrier and Boxer breeds are combined to produce one of these dogs. They were formerly known as the American bull terriers, but bulldog breeders complained that they were not fully bulldogs and bull terrier breeders also objected.
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and the English Toy Spaniel can be often confused with each other. In the United Kingdom, the English Toy Spaniel is called the King Charles Spaniel while in the United States, one of the colors of the Toy Spaniel is known as King Charles.
A high-quality dog food appropriate to the dog’s age (puppy, adult, or senior) and ideally formulated for small or toy breeds will have all the nutrients the Chinese Crested needs. Some dogs are prone to getting overweight, so watch your dog’s calorie consumption and weight level.
English Toy Terrier Basics. When you see the English Toy Terrier, your first instinct might be to think that it is a Miniature Pinscher. After all, the breed does look similar in terms of its size and appearance. Additionally, the English Toy Terrier is a rare and vulnerable breed, so it is unlikely that you have ever seen one.
Maxing out at no heftier than 28 pounds -- around half the size of their English counterparts -- the diminutive French bulldog or "Frenchie" is the original "mini bulldog." However, many are still larger than the "ideal" mini. Some puppies marketed as mini bulldogs are French-English bulldog crosses or French bulldogs crossed with pugs.
No written records of these breedings survive, but dog people have surmised that the Pug, English Toy Spaniels, an old Belgian breed called the Brabancon, and perhaps even Yorkshire Terrier, were all part of the genetic mix that produced the Brussels Griffon.
However, the Havana Silk Dog is not recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC) as separate from the Havanese, and many Havana Silk Dogs are also registered under the name "Havanese" with the AKC. The Havana Silk Dog Association of America is not currently seeking to register their breed with the AKC.
The Chin-Pin is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Japanese Chin and the Miniature Pinscher. The best way to determine the temperament of a mixed breed is to look up all breeds in the cross and know you can get any combination of any of the characteristics found in either breed.
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is an active, graceful, well-balanced toy spaniel, very gay and free in action; fearless and sporting in character, yet at the same time gentle and affectionate. It is this typical gay temperament, combined with true elegance and royal appearance which are of paramount importance in the breed.
The Kromfohrlander is an extremely rare breed with a very small gene pool. DNA tests are available for hyperkeratosis and Von Willebrand’s disease, which means breeders can identify carriers and avoid producing affected dogs; autoimmune problems have been noted in the breed. Keeping an eye on your Kromi’s health throughout its life and sharing information will help everyone in the breed better understand the potential health of the breed.
Bearded Lion Dog. Lhasa. Pronunciation. LAH-sa AHP-so. Your browser does not support the audio tag. Description. The Lhasa Apso is a small, hardy dog. The body length is longer than the height of the dog. The small, deep-set eyes are dark brown and the pendant ears are heavily feathered. The front legs are straight. The back legs are heavily covered in hair.
Therefore, the smallest that a Maltese could be, realistically, is 3 pounds. And a 3-pound Maltese is not a teacup Maltese. Nor is this a miniature Maltese. Why? Because the breed standard is any weight under 7 pounds. A 3-pound Maltese is simply a Maltese.
The Manchester Terrier is a high-spirited, very intelligent, and cunning dog who is eager to learn. He displays the true terrier nature — independent, faithful, lively, sporty, and alert. Discerning and devoted as well, a Manchester Terrier makes a loyal friend and a terrific watchdog.
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The Miniature Pinscher is structurally a well balanced, sturdy, compact, short-coupled, smooth-coated dog. He naturally is well groomed, proud, vigorous and alert. Characteristic traits are his hackney-like action, fearless animation, complete self-possession, and his spirited presence.
The Phalène does not understand his size and will try to jump from high places or take on a larger dog. These small dogs need to be supervised carefully around even friendly big dogs as they can get hurt quickly. They prefer being indoors with their owners and would not do well left outside, especially in cold weather.
Poodle (Miniature / Standard) information including personality, history, grooming, pictures, videos, and the AKC breed standard. Right breed for you? Poodle (Miniature / Standard) information including personality, history, grooming, pictures, videos, and the AKC breed standard.
Miniature Pug. The Miniature Pug is essentially a mix of Chihuahua and Pug, with a canine that looks very much like a Pug except for a slightly longer snout. It is derived from the original Pug breed, which came on the scene back in 400 BC. It was a popular dog in 19th century Victorian times, when they were kept as pets in Tibetan monasteries.
The Russkiy Toy has a rather interesting - if shaky - past. In Russia, most breeds of dogs were large dogs which worked out in the fields. The Aristocratic members, however, preferred smaller companion dogs and during the 20th century the dog of choice was the English Toy Terrier.
The word "Inu" means "dog." As with many breeds, the second world war nearly did the breed in. After the war was over, several breeding programs worked to bring the breed back to safe numbers. The Shiba is one of the most popular breeds in Japan today and is gaining numbers in the USA. The Shiba Inu was recognized by the AKC in 1992. Some of the Shiba's talents include: hunting, tracking, watchdog, guarding, agility and performing tricks.
The Tibetan Spaniel is cheerful, happy, charming, very clever and trusting. This breed is a fine family companion, very independent and a good watchdog. It is not yappy, yet will bark at intruders and odd noises. It can move fairly quickly. This breed gets along with dogs and other animals. Tibetan Spaniels can be slightly difficult to train.
Dr. Greig bred the two dogs and brought three of them back home with her where she continued to breed them, establishing a Tibetan Terrier kennel in England. The dogs were originally registered as Lhasa Terriers. In 1930 the Indian Kennel Club changed the name of the breed to Tibetan Terrier.
The West Highland White Terrier is a small, game, well-balanced hardy looking terrier, exhibiting good showmanship, possessed with no small amount of self-esteem, strongly built, deep in chest and back ribs, with a straight back and powerful hindquarters on muscular legs, and exhibiting in marked degree a great combination of strength and activity.
Most dog breeds which are classified in the Toy group such as the Pomeranian, Chihuahua and the Yorkshire Terrier are dogs in which the general public, the media, breeders and others will refer to Teacup varieties of the breed. Meaning, a smaller size than the expected standard.