Dog Breeds

Braque Francais

What is the origin of the Braque Francais? The Braque Francais or French Pointing Dog is a very old breed and has been known since the 15th century. Nineteenth century researchers discovered that there are 2 varieties of the breed – the Gascogne type which is the larger and the Pyrenees type. What does the […]

American Breeds Dog Breeds Terriers

Boston Terrier

Vital Statistics: Place of Origin: United States Group: Terrier Height: 15-17 in. Weight: 15-25 lbs. Life span: 13-15 yrs. & up Trainability: moderate Good with children: yes Good with other pets: yes The Boston Terrier, sometimes referred to as the Boston Bull, is an American dog, but it does have French and English ancestry. This […]

Dog Breeds

Braque du Bourbonnais

What is the origin of the Braque du Bourbonnais? The Braque du Bourbonnais is a very old breed, mentioned during the Renaissance. Numbers were dangerously low until after World War I. After World War II, births again decreased. In 1970 Michel Comte decided to recreate the breed using some dogs he found with some of […]

Dog Breeds

German Wirehaired Pointer

What is the origin of the German Wirehaired Pointer? This breed was developed in the 19th century in Germany as a hunter and gun dog. Its ancestry includes the Griffon, Deutscher Drahthaar, Deutscher Stichelhaar, Deutscher Kurzhaar, and Pudelpointer. What does the German Wirehaired Pointer look like? The Wirehair is a medium to large size dog […]

Dog Breeds

Singing Dogs

There is actually a wild breed of canine called the New Guinea Singing Dog. It is highly predatory and will see anything that moves as prey. It is widely believed that the singing dog’s ancestry is the Australian dingo. These dogs made their way to New Guinea over a land bridge that existed more than […]

Dog Breeds Dutch Breeds Pointers Sporting Dogs

Stabyhoun

Vital Statistics: Place of Origin: Netherlands Group: Sporting, Pointer Height: 19-23 in. Weight: 45-55 lbs. Life span: 13-14 yrs. Trainability: high Good with children: yes Good with other pets: yes What is the origin of the Stabyhoun? Also known as the Frisian Pointer and Dutch Stabyhoun, the Stabyhoun (stah BAY hoon) is one of the […]

Dog Breeds Herding Dogs Scottish Dogs

Bearded Collie

Vital Statistics: Place of Origin: Scotland Group: Herding dog Height: 20-22 in. Weight: 40-60 lbs. Life span: 10-13 yrs. Trainability: moderate Good with children: yes Good with other pets: yes What is the origin of the Bearded Collie? Bearded Collies were bred to herd sheep in the Scottish Highlands. A characteristic of this breed is […]

Dog Breeds

German Shepherds – Two Bloodlines

I love all dogs, but German Shepherds hold a special place in my heart. I recently learned that there are two different bloodlines of German Shepherd Dogs, American and German. Former German Cavalry Captain, Max von Stephanitz, was the developer of the German Shepherd Dog, by far one of the most versatile breeds in the […]

Belgian Breeds Dog Breeds Working Dogs

Belgian Malinois

Vital Statistics: Place of Origin: Belgium Group: Working Height: males 24-26 in., females 22-24 in. Weight: males 65-75 lbs., females 55-65 lbs. Life span: 10-12 yrs. Trainability: high Good with children: with early socialization Good with other pets: with early socialization, can be dominant Dog of the Month for June This hero breed helped American […]

Dog Breeds Middle Eastern Dogs Sighthounds

Saluki

Vital Statistics: Place of Origin: Middle East Group: Sighthound Height: males about 28 in., females 25 in. Weight: males 50-60 lbs., females 35-45 lbs. Life span: 13 yrs. Trainability: moderate Good with children: with kind children, supervise Good with other pets: will probably see other animals as prey What is the origin of the Saluki? […]