Tag: Small Dog Breeds

Italian Greyhound

  Italian Greyhound Overview Miniature greyhound like dogs have been depicted since Egyptian times. The Romans were the ones to breed the Italian Greyhound to “perfection”, working on a dog that would retain the looks of its larger companions, but have a compact size as a companion animal. …

Glen of Imaal Terrier

AKC Breed Group: Terrier Other Registries: AKC (Terrier); ANKC (Terriers); FCI (Terriers); KC (Terrier); UKC (Terrier)     Glen of Imaal Terrier Overview Like the name suggests, the Glen of Imaal Terrier hails from the Glen of Imaal in County Wicklow, Ireland. There was need for a 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, …

Dandie Dinmont Terrier

AKC Breed Group: Terrier Other Registries: ANKC (Terriers); CKC (Terriers); FCI (Terriers); KC (Terrier); UKC (Terrier)     Dandie Dinmont Terrier Overview This dog breed is playful and affectionate. The Dandie Dinmont Terrier makes a superb companion dog. This dog breed is highly intelligent and known for  their …

Dachshund

AKC Breed Group: Hound Other Registries: ANKC (Hounds); CKC (Hounds); FCI (Dachshunds); KC (Hound); UKC (Scenthound)     Dachshund Overview This is a short-legged, long-bodied dog breed that belongs to the hound family. The standard size Dachshund was bred to scent, chase, and flush out badgers and other …

Cockapoo

Breed Group: Not AKC Recognized     Cockapoo Overview This dog breed is a cross between either the American Cocker Spaniel or English Cocker Spaniel and a Poodle. The Cockapoo has been known in the United States since about 1950. This dog breed continues to grow in popularity as they …

Chinese Foo Dog

Breed Group: Not AKC Recognized     Chinese Foo Dog Overview This versatile dog breed originated in China where they were used for herding, hunting, sledding and as watchdogs. Chinese Foos are used as guardians of Buddhist temples and are considered sacred in the Buddhist religion. The Chinese …

Chinese Crested

AKC Breed Group: Toy Other Registries: ANKC (Toys); CKC (Toys); FCI (Companion and Toy); KC (Toy); UKC (Companion)     Chinese Crested Overview This is a very popular dog breed. The Chinese Crested is sweet, spirited and affectionate. There are two varieties: hairless and puff. They vary in …

Chihuahua

  AKC Breed Group: Toys Other Registries: ANKC (Toys); CKC (Toys); FCI (Companion and Toy); KC (Toy); UKC (Companion)       Chihuahua Overview This dog breed is the smallest of all breeds. The Chihuahua has the honor of being the oldest breed in America. They were named …

Cesky Terrier

AKC Breed Group: Terrier Other Registries: ANKC (Terriers); CKC (Terriers); FCI (Terriers); KC (Terrier); UKC (Terrier)     Cesky Terrier Overview This dog breed is sometimes referred to as the Bohemian Terrier. The Cesky Terrier was developed by geneticist Frantised Horak in the Czech Republic. Several crossbreedings of …

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

AKC Breed Group: Toy Other Registries: ANKC (Toys); CKC (Toys); FCI (Companion and Toy); KC (Toy); UKC (Companion)       Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Overview This is a graceful and elegant dog breed. The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel has been associated with nobility and aristocracy throughout history. …

Cavachon

Breed Group: Not AKC Recognized     Cavachon Overview This dog breed is a cross between the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Bichon Frise. Cavachons are often referred to as designer dogs. This dog breed has become popular as a companion dog. Cavachon Characteristics This dog breed is …

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. …