All Posts Tagged With: "Dog Breeds"
The first and pretty important aspect you should appreciate about dog grooming is that it is far more than just having a good-looking dog. You see dog grooming actually plays an important role in the helath and well-being of your dog.
Right let’s get down to business and breakdown the various hidden components behind dog grooming.
Japanese Chin Dog History
Although this Toy Dog breed goes by the name Japanese Chin many believe that it actually originated in China and was taken to Japan by Buddhist monks as far back as the 6th century. The Japanese Chin has variably been known at some time or other as either:
With respect [...]17Apr2011 | Dog Breeds | 1 comment | Continued
The Chesapeake Bay Retriever is the sturdiest of all the retriever dog breeds; being much more strong-willed and protective than the other retriever breeds. In fact the chessie as it is affectionately known by its admirers and lovers of the breed has been described as “The greatest heavy-duty water dog America has ever seen….”
The breed [...]
Like many dog breeds the Redbone Coonhound owes its development to simple necessity. That necessity came in the form of a yearning to hunt by wealthy planters of 18 century America. However that burning desire to emulate the hunting habits of the European gentry was temporarily stumped by of all things, the environment. You see [...]30Oct2010 | Dog Breeds | 0 comments | Continued
According to a number of dog authorities the Maltese is the most ancient of all European toy dog breeds. Throughout its long history the Maltese has variously been known by any one of the following names:
Maltese Lion Dog
Ancient Dogge of Malta
Roman Ladies’ Dog
Maltese Dog Breed Origins
One would [...]
The Spinone Italiano is an all-purpose hunting dog breed that has been around since the Middle Ages (1200s). More commonly referred to as just Spinone this dog breed has at one time or another gone by the name of: 1) Italian Coarse-haired Pointer; 2) Italian Griffon.
Origins of Spinone Italiano
The exact origins of this dog breed [...]
Okay this post is apparently not going to win me many friends but I feel an obligation to put it out there anyway! Recently I just read about another unprovoked dog-related death and surprise surprise the dog breed involved was a Pit Bull or some kinda pit bull mix.
Now here is why I feel obliged [...]
The Boston Terrier, contrary to its name did not originally hail from Boston in the United States but rather came from Liverpool in England. The founding father of the Boston Terrier dog breed was born in Liverpool sometime in the 1870s before he was shipped across the Atlantic to Boston. This founding dog was originally [...]27Jan2010 | Dog Breeds | 0 comments | Continued
In comparison to a wolf or a big cat (especially big cats) dogs generally have spectacularly wimpy jaws and pretty small teeth! That said I’ll be the first to concede that a dog’s “wimpy” teeth will slice through human flesh like a searing hot knife slicing through butter!
You see the thing is…we humans have pathetically [...]
I stumbled upon this video quite by accident and to say that it is shocking is an understatement.
This video is not for the faint of heart! Some scenes and images are quite graphic and disturbing. The video itself is about 60 minutes long but zips by quickly because there is never a dull moment.
Perhaps no other dog breed’s pedigree throughout canine history has been so jealously guarded as that of the Weimaraner dog! Originally known as the Weimar Pointer or the Weimaraner Vorstehhund, this dog breed that has also gone by the name of Greydog as well as the mystical appellation of Grey Ghost was bred as a [...]28Apr2009 | Dog Breeds | 0 comments | Continued
Puppies are such cute furry bundles of joy it is little wonder that most of us find them irresistible. The thing to remember though is that that cute furry bundle comes with a whole bag of responsibility and moreover some day that little furry bundle of fun will transform into a big furry bundle. The [...]28Jan2009 | Dog Breeds | 4 comments | Continued
Chihuahua Dog Origins
The Chihuahua dog is perhaps best known for being the world’s smallest dog breed, narrowly inching out the Yorkshire Terrier for the distinction (though it should be noted that a Yorkie (Yorkshire Terrier) actually holds the title for the world’s smallest dog ever. Surprisingly as well known and popular as the Chihuahua is [...]
Since the development of the Labradoodle dog in the 1980s by Wally Conron as a non-allergenic guide dog for visually impaired people who suffered from allergies, this “dog breed has branched off in a multitude of directions. Today there are in fact at least two distinct different types of Labradoodles and some people are [...]
Golden Retriever Dog History
The Golden Retriever, as its name so obviously suggests, is a member of the retrieving class of dogs. The retriever dog came about because the British sportsman of Victorian ages was frustrated with the game retrieving abilities of the Setter, Pointer and Spaniel dog breeds that were largely used for such purpose [...]
The preeminent evolutionist Charles Darwin postulated that evolution took place gradually, pacing along slowly across the thread of time covering the span of multiple generations. At its most basic evolutionary change occurs as a response to environmental changes, a dynamism that makes pretty logical sense; why after all would an organism undertake the biological expense [...]25Dec2008 | Dog Breeds | 0 comments | Continued