Category Archive for: ‘Breed of the Week’

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Breed of the Week: Yorkshire Terrier

Yorkshire Terrier Appearance: The Yorkshire Terrier, or Yorkie, is a small breed that should not exceed 7 lbs and stands approximately 6-7inches at the shoulder.  One of the most distinguishing features of this breed is the long silky coat that is blue and tan in color and is often decorated with bows to keep hair out of the eyes. Most …

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Breed of the Week: Pug

Pug Appearance: The Pug is a small square breed with an overall compact appearance weighing 14-18lbs.  One of the Pug’s defining features is the obvious brachycephalic or flattened face which gives this breed its distinctive expression and sound.  The Pug can be fawn or black in color and has a smooth tight coat that requires minimal grooming. Temperament: Outgoing and …

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Breed of the Week: Beagle

Beagle Appearance: The Beagle is bred to be a smaller version of a foxhound and comes in two varieties based on size: 13 inches and 15 inches (dogs between 13-15inches fall into the latter group).  These dogs cannot exceed 15 inches at the shoulder and are most commonly tri-colored with a white “flag” or tip to their tail.  A short …

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Breed of the Week: Portuguese Water Dog

 Portuguese Water Dog Appearance: The Portuguese Water Dog, or Porti, stands at 17-23 inches at the shoulder and weighs 35-60lbs with males being substantially larger.  This breed has two potential coat varieties, wavy and curly, with neither shedding much and both needing moderate grooming.  The Porti can be black, white, brown, or a combination of these colors and often they …

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Breed of the Week: Chihuahua

Chihuahua Appearance:  The Chihuahua is a toy breed weighing under 6lbs at maturity.  There are two coat types permissible- smooth and long haired but both require minimal grooming.  An alert, small dog, the Chihuahua has many terrier type attributes including alert expression and behavior.  Almost any color is possible. Temperament:  The Chihuahua is very terrier-like in behavior and must be …

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Breed of the Week: Collie

Collie Appearance:  The Collie stands 22-26 inches at the shoulder and weighs approximately 50-75lbs.  This breed comes in two styles with the only difference being the coat type and length. The Rough Coated Collie has a profuse coat that requires weekly brushing and moderate care.  The Smooth Coated variety has a tight dense coat that lies flat against the body …

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Breed of the Week: Weimaraner

Weimaraner Appearance:  The Weimaraner stands at 23-27 inches at the shoulder and weighs approximately 55-80 lbs.  This breed is designed for speed and endurance which is evident in its barrel chest and tight muscle tone. It also has a short, sleek coat ranging from pale silver to dark grey.  The Weimaraner requires minimal grooming and has a docked tail and …

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Cairn Terrier

Breed of the Week: Cairn Terrier

Cairn Terrier Appearance:  The Cairn Terrier stands at 9-10 inches at the shoulder and weighs ideally 13-14lbs.  This breed is a short legged terrier type with a rough outer coat that can be any color other than white with brindle, grey, and wheaten being most common.  The Cairn Terrier requires moderate grooming and many enthusiasts recommend hand stripping the coat …

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Breed of the Week: Bull Terrier

Bull Terrier Appearance:  A strongly built muscular dog, the Bull Terrier is most often characterized by its wedge or football shaped head with small triangular eyes.  The skull of the Bull Terrier slopes down towards their nose without an obvious stop or muzzle line.  Coat care is minimal, however, the white variety may need more skin care if exposed to …

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Breed of the Week: Chinese Shar-Pei

Chinese Shar-Pei Appearance:  The Shar-Pei is a compact dog weighing in at 45-60 lbs while remaining under 20 inches at the shoulder.  The typical Shar-Pei has a short rough coat with heavy wrinkling, though a slightly longer “bear” coat is also present in the breed.  The bulbous nose of the Shar-Pei is also a classic feature along with the black/blue …

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