Finding the perfect pet is difficult when there are so many different breeds to choose from. Use this guide to learn more about some of the different breeds available.
The Alaskan Malamute is the oldest Arctic dog breed in the world and was bred as a working dog. They were used to pull sledges and hunt. This is a friendly dog that makes a great family pet. They love children but dislike the company of other dogs. They are an intelligent breed that is quick to learn but gets bored easily.
To groom this breed, you will need to brush out their coat weekly. Some of the health issues associated with this breed include growth issues, eye issues, and hip dysplasia.
The Bloodhound, also referred to as St Hubert’s Hound or Chien St Hubert, is a Belgian breed bred for tracking and hunting. This is one of the oldest dog breeds in the world. They typically grow between 23 and 27 inches tall and typically weigh between 80 and 90 pounds. They have a short smooth coat that is waterproof. Their coat colors vary between black and tan and red and tan. Red bloodhounds can also be found. They have folds of skin around their face and neck that help collect scent and direct it to their nose.
Grooming this breed will require you to wipe down their coats with a damp towel a few times a week. Your toenails also need to be trimmed weekly. The ears also need regular care. This breed needs daily exercise and a lot of playtime for exercise. To stimulate their minds, you might want to introduce tracking games. This breed has a few health concerns to be aware of: hip dysplasia, inverted eyelids, and bloat.
The Boxer is a German breed that was created by crossing a Bullenbeisser, an unknown breed, and an English bulldog. This breed was originally very aggressive and was used for fighting and baiting bulls. However, over the years this breed has lost its aggressiveness and has become more suitable for family life.
The Boxer is a medium-sized dog breed, typically standing between 21 and 25 inches tall. They typically weigh between 66 and 70 pounds. Their fur is short, smooth and shiny. Their fur can be different colors and have different marking patterns. Some of the most common colors of Boxers are white, brindle, and fawn.
Also known as the Griffon Belge, Griffon Bruxellois, and Belgian Griffon, the Brussels Griffon is a small breed of Belgian dog that was used to kill vermin in horse stables. This interesting looking little guy stands between 7 and 8 inches tall and weighs a whopping 6 to 12 pounds. They come in two varieties, rough hair and straight hair. Both versions are available with black, black and tan, or red coats.
To groom this little dog, be sure to brush his coat several times a week to prevent tangles and remove dirt and debris. They can usually get enough exercise to stay healthy by playing indoors, but they also enjoy spending time frolicking outside and going on short walks. This dog needs training and you need to be consistent with your praise and corrections. If you plan to breed this dog, you should understand that they have a very difficult time at litters and only about 60 percent of puppies make it. In addition to reproductive problems, this breed also has respiratory problems and eye problems.
The Chihuahua is a Mexican breed that was discovered about 100 years ago. They are a toy dog that stands between 6 and 9 inches tall and typically weighs less than 6 pounds. Their coats come in two variations, short and long. The long coat is soft and can be either straight or wavy. The short fur is soft and dense. Both coat variants can appear in almost any color or color combination.
To groom this breed you will need to groom their hair daily for the long haired version and as needed for the short haired version. This is a pet not suited to being outdoors for long periods of time. However, they do enjoy playing outside and going for short walks. To control this breed’s temperament, you need to socialize and train them early on. Some of the health concerns associated with this breed include kneecap issues, eye issues, and tracheal issues.
English Springer Spaniel
The English Springer Spaniel, also known as the Norfolk Spaniel, is a British breed known for being the oldest breed of spaniel in the world. They were originally developed as a hunting dog. Their name derives from the springy steps they take when hunting. Today, this breed is still used as a hunting dog, however they also make a great family pet when properly trained and socialized.
The English Springer Spaniel needs regular grooming to keep its coat shiny and clean. The best type of brush for their soft fur is a stiff-bristled brush. Bathing should only be done when they need it. This breed also needs a lot of exercise. Long walks and lots of playtime in the yard or in a fenced park each day will keep them healthy, happy, and out of trouble.
Fox Terrier (smooth)
The Fox Terrier (Smooth) is a cute little dog that originated in England as a vermin hunter. This breed was grouped with the Wired Fox Terrier until 1984 when it was established as its own unique breed. Today, this breed is still used for hunting vermin, but also as a family pet.
The Smooth Fox Terrier is a playful, energetic breed that loves to play with children. If you have other pets in your family, this breed can prey on them, especially if they are small like cats. And they can try to take the dominant role if you have other dogs. To keep them happy and healthy, they need lots of exercise, lots of mental stimulation, and lots of attention. They’re intelligent and respond well to obedience training, but they have a stubborn streak that can keep them from coming to you when you call them, especially when they’re having fun.
Fox Terrier (wire)
The Fox Terrier (Wire), also known as the Wire Fox Terrier, is a British breed that was developed as a vermin hunter as early as the 19th century. This breed is most likely descended from the Beagle, Shropshire and Cheshire. Today, this very active dog breed is used both as a family pet and as a vermin hunter.
This little dog stands about 15.5 inches tall and weighs between 16 and 18 pounds. They have short, wiry hair that gives them a plush appearance. Their coat should be predominantly white with tan and/or black markings. This dog is a great playmate for children. However, you should be careful about what other pets you pair this dog with, as he tends to prey on anything smaller than him.
The Greyhounds are an Egyptian breed originally used to hunt wolves, wild boar and deer. This breed was originally associated with aristocracy and high citizenship. Today this breed is used for racing, hunting and pets.
The Greyhound is a large, athletic dog, standing between 27 and 30 inches tall and weighing between 60 and 70 pounds. They typically have a short, dense coat that comes in a variety of colors including: multi-colored, white, blue, brindle, black, and red. This dog really is a gentle giant who is great with children. Because they were bred to be hunting dogs, they have a natural instinct to hunt anything smaller than themselves, so they may not make the best housemates for small pets.
The Puli, also called Pulik, Hungarian Puli and Hungarian Water Dog, is a herding dog originating from Hungary. It is a medium-sized dog, standing between 14 and 19 inches tall and weighing between 20 and 40 pounds. They have a shaggy and weatherproof top coat and a soft, woolly undercoat. Their coloring is usually quite dark. The most common colors of this breed are black, dark rust, gray and apricot.
The Sealyham Terrier is a breed of terrier that originated in Wales. This breed is most likely the result of crossing Cheshire Terriers, Welsh Corgis, Dandi Dinmont Terriers, West Highland Terriers and Fox Terriers. It’s a small dog, only about 12 inches tall and weighing between 18 and 20 pounds. They have a coat similar to that of the Scottish Terrier, but their coat colors are slightly different. The Sealyham Terrier comes in white, lemon, blue, badger, black, and tan colors.
The Vizsla, also known as the Hungarian Vizsla, Magyar Vizsla, Drotszoru Magyar Vizsla and Hungarian Pointing Dog, is a Hungarian sporting dog breed. They are a medium-sized dog, standing between 22.5 and 25 inches tall and weighing between 48.5 and 66 pounds. They have a short smooth coat that comes in a brownish red color. White marks on the chest and feet are common. The Vizsla is a sweet, natural dog that is gentle and tolerant. They make a great family dog and companion, as well as a great hunting dog.
The Whippet is a British breed created by crossing the Greyhound with a variety of Terrier breeds. This dog was originally used as a moult and vermin hunter, however they also made their living from dog racing. Today, this dog is used both for hunting and as a companion.
The Whippet is a hunting dog that stands between 17 and 20 inches tall and weighs around 28 pounds. They have a short, fine coat that comes in a wide variety of colors and patterns. If you look at this dog, they look like a miniature greyhound.
The Yorkshire Terrier is a toy dog breed that originated in Great Britain. They were originally used by the Victorian aristocracy as a lap dog and a fashion accessory. Many dog experts believe this breed was created by crossing the Skye Terrier, Clydesdale Terrier, Manchester Terrier, Paisley and Maltese.
The Yorkshire Terrier is petite at just between 6 and 9 inches tall and weighs between 3 and 7 pounds. They have a silk long coat that is colorful. Steel blue and tan are common hues found in their coat.