West Highland White Terrier Dog Breed

Country of origin:

Scotland

Weight:
Male 15 – 22 pounds (7 – 10 kg)
Female 13 – 16 pounds (6 – 7 kg)

Height:
Male 10 – 12 inches (25 – 30 cm)
Female 9 – 11 inches (23 – 28 cm)

Coat:
Rough outer coat and Soft, dense, thick undercoat.

Coat Colors:
White.

Life span:
Up to 15 years.

Health Issues:
Hernias, Liver disease, Jawbone calcification, Skin problems.

West Highland White Terrier

Dog Breed Info

The West Highland White Terrier also known as “Westie” is energetic, active and stubborn. He does whatever he wants, whenever he wants to. You have to set down the rules from the very beginning, to let him know who is the leader and to prevent him from taking over.

He usually gets along well with other dogs, but because of his natural leadership he has to be in charge whenever there are other dogs in the scene. The West Highland has a strong hunter instinct and you might see him chasing smaller animals. This should alert you from having birds, hamsters and any other small household pets around.

The “Westie” loves to bark, which makes him and excellent guard dog, but he also has a naatural instinct for digging holes in the patio. When picking up your “Westie” do not consider only his physical appearance. You should also pay attention to other characteristics such as: his pedigree, his temperament and the breeder’s experience. If you make the correct choice, you will safe yourself some big headaches in the near future.

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Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen Dog

Country of origin:

France

Weight:
Male 25 – 40 pounds (15 – 20 kg)
Female 25 – 40 pounds (15 – 20 kg)

Height:
Male 12 – 15 inches (32 – 40 cm)
Female 12 – 15 inches (32 – 40 cm)

Coat:
The outercoat is rough and harsh to the touch.The undercoat is thick soft and short.

Coat Colors:
White with any combination of lemon, orange, black, sable, tricolor.

Life span:
14 or more years.

Health Issues:
Heart problems, cancer.

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Dog Breed Info

The Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen is a happy, extroverted, independent dog who loves exploring. He needs attention from the family and he is very affectionate with kids and any adult. He loves playing with his toys and will always need something to occupy his mind.

He likes to bark a lot and, similar to hound dogs, he has an incredible sense of smell. He gets along with other dogs and other pets at home. He needs a patient owner who can offer him valuable training time.

This breed can live well in an apartment if you provide him of enough exercise. They are very active within the house and prefer cold weather, though they won’t have any problem with warm climate. You should have a high fence on the patio to prevent your dog from sneaking out to explore. It is recommendable to verify that the dog has not dug a hole to escape.

Plott Hound Dog Breed

Country of origin:

United States

Weight:
Male 50 – 75 pounds (23 – 27 kg)
Female 40 – 65 pounds (18 – 25 kg)

Height:
Male 22 – 27 inches (50 – 71 cm)
Female 21 – 25 inches (50 – 58 cm)

Coat:
short, smooth, fine and glossy.

Coat Colors:
Shades of brindle, solid black, brindle with black saddle, black with brindle trim, and a rare buckskin.

Life span:
12 – 14 years

Health Issues:
Gastric torsion of the stomach.

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Dog Breed Info

The Plott Hound is loyal, intelligent and affectionate with children and family. He is a mighty hunter of wild boars and bears. This dog has a great sense of smell. He is a dominant and aggressive hunter with great strength and determination. That means that if you want a Plott as a pet, you must train him since puppyhood in order to enjoy a well-behaved pet.

He can live with other pets in the house, if he is introduced to them during his puppyhood. This breed is recommended for families with children who can understand and interact with him. This breed is not recommended for shy people who have no experience with dogs because of his persuasive nature.

His barking is very loud, so your neighbors will not be so happy having him around. This breed is a good choice for a family who can satisfy their physical and mental needs in order to live a happy and healthy life.

Newfoundland Dog

Country of origin:

Canada, England

Weight:
Male 157-176 pounds (75–80 kg)
Female 110-154 pounds (50–70 kg)

Height:
Male 30 inches (75 cm)
Female 27 inches (68 cm)

Coat:
Thick and Straight.

Coat Colors:
Black, Grey, Brown, Black and White.

Life span:
8 – 13 years.

Health Issues:
Hip dysplasia, Elbow dysplasia, calculi stones.

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Dog Breed Info

The Newfoundland is a great dog; very gentle with other animals and people in general. He is very strong, intelligent, peaceful, calm and patient. He is a large dog who tends to move slowly because of its size, and has a powerful and hoarse bark, yet he does not bark frequently.

These dogs are relatively inactive, so he can live peacefully in an apartment or a small patio. Keep in mind that this breed does not like hot weather and will feel better if you provide him with a cool place where to rest and keep quiet.

You should brush the hair of your dog every day or 2 to three times a week to keep it in good condition. You should provide him with plenty of water to drink because they drink water to satiety. He also loves to swim, and he can stay in the water all day long if you let him.

Scottish Terrier Dog

Country of origin:

Scotland

Weight:
Male 19 – 22 pounds (8.5 – 10 kg)
Female 18 – 21 pounds (8 – 9.5 kg)

Height:
Male 9.8 inches (25 cm)
Female 9.8 inches (25 cm)

Coat:
Double (hard wiry outercoat, soft undercoat).

Coat Colors:
Black, Brindle, Wheaten.

Life span:
11 – 13 years.

Health Issues:
Cataracts, glaucoma, patella luxation, cerebellar abiotrophy, parasites, mange, cancer.

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Dog Breed Info

The Scottish Terrier is alert, active, smart and devoted to his owner. He is known for eating anything he finds on the floor, so you should keep an eye on your “ vacuum-dog”. This terrier is recommended for families who don’t have small children because he does not like rough treatment and tends to bite if he feels uncomfortable.

He needs moderate exercise and he is an excellent walking companion. Although this breed is known for being very stubborn, they will obey his master’s orders, if he can get something in exchange. For that reason it is very important for you to train him to obey. You should teach your “Scottie” right from day one who is the leader of the house.

Did you know that the Scottish is the only dog breed that has lived in the white house three times? His sweetness, intelligence and energy has melted the hearts of many people around the world, including the president of the United States.

 

Miniature Pinscher Dog

Country of origin:

Germany

Weight:
Male 8 – 10 pounds (4 – 5 kg)
Female 8 – 9 pounds (4 kg)

Height:
Male 10 – 12 inches (25 – 30 cm)
Female 10 – 11 inches (25 – 28 cm)

Coat:
Smooth, Short haired, easy to groom.

Coat Colors:
Brindle, Apricot, Fawn, White markings on chest, feet, chin.

Life span:
15 or more years.

Health Issues:
Generally Healthy.

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Dog Breed Info

This little guy is a small energetic dog with great intelligence and courage. He is very loyal and, if he is well trained, will get along with children. This breed needs a lot of exercise, let’s say about 20 to 30 minutes daily.

The Mini Pinscher enjoys sleeping in comfortable cushioned areas. You might find him sleeping on or under anything he might find comfortable enough to take his naps. You should never take him outdoors without his leash because they are used to chase anything that moves on the floor.

Is the Mini Pinscher a small Doberman? In fact, he is not. Both, the Doberman and the Miniature Pinscher come from the German Pinscher, but the relation ends there. The Mini Pinscher was bred 50 years before the Doberman.

Greater Swiss Mountain Dog

Country of origin:

Switzerland

Weight:
Male 100 to 130 pounds (45-59kg)
Female 80 to 110 pounds (36-50kg)

Height:
Male 25 – 28 inches (65 – 72 cm)
Female 23 – 27 inches (60 – 69 cm)

Coat:
Double coat (dense outer coat and a thick undercoat).

Coat Colors:
Black, White, Blue and Tan tricolor.

Life span:
8 – 11 years.

Health Issues:
Urinary Incontinence, Eyelash issues, Lick fit, Epilepsy, Abdominal issues.

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Dog Breed Info

The Greater Swiss Mountain Dog is calm, affectionate with his family, peaceful and intelligent. He can be a little reserved with strangers, for that reason you should have him socialize with other animals and people right from puppyhood. Some of them can be aggressive with other dogs of the same sex.

They tend to mature slowly, taking up to 3 years to complete its growth from puppy to adult. He is a large dog with strong healthy bones and an incredible physical strength. This breed needs moderate exercise; however, you should take him out to walk everyday and you may keep him in a relatively small patio.