Tag: Small Dog Breeds

Cairn Terrier

AKC Breed Group: Terrier Other Registries: ANKC (Terriers); CKC (Terriers); FCI (Terriers); KC (Terrier); UKC (Terrier)     Cairn Terrier Overview This is the smallest of the Terrier dog breeds. The Cairn Terrier was originally bred in the Scottish Highlands for their working ability, not their looks. This breed …

Cardigan Welsh Corgi

AKC Breed Group: Herding Other Registries: AKC (Herding); ANKC (Working); CKC (Herding); FCI (Sheepdogs); KC (Pastoral); UKC (Herding)     Cardigan Welsh Corgi Overview The name Corgi comes from Ceredigion area in Wales where the Corgi dog breed originated. In Welsh ‘corgi’ is sometimes translated as ‘dwarf dog’. …

Cairnoodle

Breed Group: Not AKC Recognized Cairnoodle Overview This dog breed is also known as the Cairn-Poo. The Cairnoodle is a cross between the Cairn Terrier and the Poodle. They are often referred to as designer dogs, but are not as popular as many of the other crossbreeds. Cairnoodle Characteristics …

Brussels Griffon

AKC Breed Group: Toys Other Registries: ANKC (Toys); CKC (Toys); FCI (Companion and Toy); KC (Toy); UKC (Companion)   Brussels Griffon Overview Named for their city of origin, Brussels in Belguim, the Brussels Griffon  may refer to three different breeds, the Griffon Bruxellois, the Griffon Belge and the Petit Brabançon. …

Boxerdoodle

Boxerdoodle Overview This dog breed is a cross between a Boxer and a Poodle. The Boxerdoodle is often referred to as a designer dog. This breed has become a very popular companion dog. Boxerdoodle Characteristics This dog breed is well-built, strong and agile. The breed is small to medium in …

Boston Terrier

Breed: Boston Terrier AKC Breed Group: Non-sporting Other Registries: ANKC (Non Sporting); CKC (Non-Sporting); FCI (Companion and Toy); KC (Utility); UKC (Companion)       Boston Terrier Overview As the name implies, the Boston Terrier breed was developed in Boston, Massachusetts. This terrier was bred from the bull …

Border Terrier

Breed: Border Terrier AKC Breed Group: Terrier Other Registries: ANKC (Terriers); CKC (Terriers); FCI (Terriers); KC (Terrier); UKC (Terrier)   Border Terrier Overview Originating near the border of Scotland and England in the Cheviot Hills area, the Border Terrier was bred to be a farm worker. Their principal …

Bolognese

Breed: Bolognese AKC Breed Group: Foundation Stock Service Other Registries: FCI (Companion and Toy); KC (Toy); UKC (Companion)     Bolognese Overview Closely related to the Havanese and Bichon Frise, the Bolognese originated in Italy during the 11th century. A favorite of Renaissance nobility, this breed was often …

Bichon Frise

Breed: Bichon Frise AKC Breed Group: Non-Sporting Other Registries: ANKC (Toys); CKC (Non-Sporting); FCI (Companion and Toy); KC (Toy); UKC (Companion)   Color:  Origin: France Bichon Frise Overview This is a gentle natured dog breed that originated in the 13th century. The Bichon Frise is versatile, hardy, and …

American Hairless Terrier

Breed: American Hairless Terrier AKC Breed Group: Terrier     American Hairless Terrier Overview This unique dog breed is suitable for allergy suffers. Developed in the 1970s by Edwin Scott, the American Hairless Terrier descended by chance from the purebred, coated Rat Terrier. This breed is popular in …

Australian Terrier

Breed: Australian Terrier AKC Breed Group: Terrier Other Registries: ANKC (Terriers); CKC (Terriers); KC (Terrier); FCI (Terriers); UKC (Terrier)   Summary: The Australian Terrier was developed in Australia in the year 1820 from terriers that were brought in from Great Britain. His main activity was exterminating rodents and snakes …

Basenji

Breed: Basenji AKC Breed Group: Hound Other Registries: ANKC (Hounds); CKC (Hounds); FCI (Spitz, Primitive); KC (Hound); UKC (Sighthound, Pariah)   Basenji Overview This dog breed was originally developed in Africa for hunting purposes. The Basenji is a sight hound and hunts by sight only. The hunting instinct is very strong and …

American Eskimo Dogs

Breed: American Eskimo Dog AKC Breed Group: Non-sporting Other Registries: CKC (Non-Sporting, Toy); UKC (Northern)   American Eskimo Dog Overview The exact origin of this dog breed is unknown. It is generally believed that the American Eskimo Dog was first introduced into the United States by German immigrants …

Alaskan Klee Kai

  Breed: Alaskan Klee Kai Breed Group: Not AKC Recognized Other Registries: UKC (Northern Breeds)   Alaskan Klee Kai Overview The Alaskan Klee Kai is an energetic, intelligent and handsome dog. They were bred as a companion dogs. This is a comparatively new breed and was first recognized by …