Finnish Lapphund

AKC Breed Group: Foundation Stock Service Other Registries: AKC (FSS); ANKC (Working); CKC (Herding); FCI (Spitz and Primitive); KC (Pastoral); UKC (Northern)     Finnish Lapphund Overview Similar to other Spitz-type dogs, the Lapphund originated in Lappland, protecting its owner and hunting reindeer. As the owners of these …

German Shorthaired Pointer

AKC Breed Group: Sporting Other Registries: AKC (Sporting); ANKC (Gundogs); CKC (Sporting); FCI (Pointing Dogs); KC (Gundog); UKC (Gun Dog)     German Shorthaired Pointer Overview In the effort to create an all-purpose hunting dog, the German Shorthaired Pointer was created as a combination of Bird Dog and …

German Wirehaired Pointer

AKC Breed Group: Sporting Other Registries: AKC (Sporting); ANKC (Gundogs); CKC (Sporting); FCI (Pointing Dogs); KC (Gundog); UKC (Gun Dog)     German Wirehaired Pointer Overview The German Wirehaired Pointer is related to his breed cousin, the German Shorthaired Pointer. He was created in an effort to create a …

Entlebucher Mountain Dog

AKC Breed Group: Herding Other Registries: AKC (Herding); CKC (Working); FCI (Swiss Mountain and Cattle Dogs); KC (Working); UKC (Guardian) Entlebucher Mountain Dog Overview The Entlebucher Mountain Dog is the smallest of the four Swiss Mountain breeds and is fairly newly recognized by the AKC. The other breeds …

Finnish Spitz

AKC Breed Group: Non-Sporting Other Registries: AKC (Non-Sporting); ANKC (Hounds); CKC (Hounds); FCI (Spitz and Primitive); KC (Hound); UKC (Northern) Finnish Spitz Overview The predecessors to the Finnish Spitz migrated with their owners from Russia until settling in Finland. The breed has been primarily used for hunting bear and …

Flat-Coated Retriever

AKC Breed Group: Sporting Other Registries: AKC (Sporting); ANKC (Gundogs); CKC (Sporting); FCI (Retrievers); KC (Gundog); UKC (Gun Dog) Flat Coated Retriever Overview The Flat-Coated Retriever is a mix of several type of dogs to create the ultimate hunting dog. He was known as the “gamekeeper’s dog” on …

German Shepherd Dog

AKC Breed Group: Herding Other Registries: AKC (Herding); ANKC (Working); CKC (Herding); FCI (Sheepdogs); KC (Pastoral); UKC (Herding) German Shepherd Dog Overview The German Shepherd Dog is one of the most popular breeds due to both his wonderful personality and versatility in the jobs he performs. Loved as …

Dutch Shepherd

Breed Group: AKC (Foundation Stock Service) Other Registries: UKC (Herding); CKC (Herding); FCI (Herding) Dutch Shepherd Overview This dog breed originated during the 1800’s in the Netherlands as an all-purpose dog. Dutch Shepherds were used as a cart-puller, herder, police dog and used for guard dog. This dog …

French Bulldog

AKC Breed Group: Non-Sporting Other Registries: AKC (Non-Sporting); ANKC (Non Sporting); CKC (Non-Sporting); FCI (Companion and Toy); KC (Utility); UKC (Companion) French Bulldog Overview While the French Bulldog sports the French name, their origin is actually British. When British tradesmen moved from Britain to France during the Industrial Revolution, …

German Pinscher

AKC Breed Group: Working Other Registries: AKC (Working); ANKC (Utility); CKC (Non-Sporting); FCI (Pinscher and Schnauzer); KC (Working); UKC (Terrier) German Pinscher Overview One of three Pinscher sizes, the German Pinscher is the middle size, standing between the Doberman and Miniature Pinschers. They were originally created from the …

Keeping Your Dog Safe In Summer!

Summer is great, but it has its hazards, especially for your dog. Dr. Mike Cavanaugh, executive director and CEO of the Denver, CO-based American Animal Hospital Association has some good advice for dog lovers. Don’t leave your dog in the car Even with all the publicity on this …

English Toy Spaniel

AKC Breed Group: Toy Other Registries: AKC (Toy); ANKC (Toys); CKC (Toys); FCI (Companion and Toy); KC (Toy); UKC (Companion) English Toy Spaniel Overview English Toy Spaniels are known for their loving demeanor combined with a miniaturized Gun dog attitude. Their more recent looks, including prominent eyes and …

English Setter

Breed: English Setter AKC Breed Group: Sporting Other Registries: AKC (Sporting); ANKC (Gundogs); CKC (Sporting); FCI (Pointing Dogs); KC (Gundog); UKC (Gun Dog) Weight: 55–70 lbs Height: 25–27 inches Color: Black and White (Blue Belton), Orange and White (Orange Belton), Lemon and White (Lemon Belton), Liver and White …

Should You Have Your Dog’s Coat Cut In The Summer?

Summer is here! We all want our fur children to be comfortable! The question is – Should you have your dog’s coat cut in the summer? Summer is a wonderful time to take your pooches out and about and with temperatures rising, you want to do everything you …

English Foxhound

Breed: English Foxhound AKC Breed Group: Hound Other Registries: AKC (Hound); ANKC (Hounds); CKC (Hounds); FCI (Scenthounds); KC (Hound); UKC (Scenthound) Weight: 65–70 lbs est. Height: 23–25 inches Color: Any recognized hound color and markings Origin: England English Foxhound Overview English Foxhounds are the typical dog pictured when …

Dogue De Bordeaux

AKC Breed Group: Working Dog Other Registries: ANKC (Utility); FCI (Molossoid); KC (Working); UKC (Guardian)     Dogue De Bordeaux Overview This is a fearless, powerful and imposing dog breed. The Dogue de Bordeaux is one of the most ancient French breeds. This breed is extremely muscular with …