Ibizan Hound Dog Breed

Country of origin:

Spain

Weight:
Male 50 pounds (23 kg)
Female 45 pounds (20 kg)

Height:
Male 24 – 28 inches (60 – 70 cm)
Female 23 – 26 inches (57 – 66 cm)

Coat:
There are three varieties of Ibizan:
Smooth, Long and Wire haired.

Coat Colors:
Red-White, Tawny-White, Solid Red or White.

Life span:
10 – 12 years

Health Issues:
Genetic propensity for Axonal Dystrophy, nerve and muscle disease.

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Dog Breed Info

The Ibizan Hound was bred to hunt rabbits and other small animals. His incredible speed and stamina makes him a good competitor in coursing and other sports. Although he is an athletic dog, he can spend hours sitting or sleeping in the comfort of home.

This breed has the ability to jump high (do not leave food in the countertop). You should have a yard with a fence of at least 7 feet high to prevent the dog from escaping and when you take a walk with him, use a leash.

He is a versatile dog with whom you can do sports and he can also be your familiy’s faithful and loving companion. He is a very clean dog who likes being in groups with other dogs or humans.

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Dandie Dinmont Terrier Dog

Country of origin:

Scotland

Weight:
Male 18 – 24 pounds (8 – 11 kg)
Female 18 – 24 pounds (8 – 11 kg)

Height:
Male 8 – 11 inches (20 – 28 cm)
Female 8 – 11 inches (20 – 28 cm)

Coat:
The coat is about 2 inches (5 cm) long with a soft and hard hairs.

Coat Colors:
Pepper, Mustard.

Life span:
12 – 15 years.

Health Issues:
Glaucoma, Epilepsy, Back problems.

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Dog Breed Info

The Dandie Dinmont Terrier is one of the oddest looking dog breeds in the world. They have long bodies with a curve on their back and their front legs are shorter than their hind ones. They are courageous, determined and make excellent companions for family members. They don’t always get along well with other dogs in the household and they might want to be the center of attention.

You are going to need a lot of patience to train your Dandie Dinmont. For some reason, this breed gets bored from repeating constant tasks. His training must be fun for him . That will make your job easier and the Dandie may not find it repetitive and boring.

A good way to begin his training could be enrolling him in one of those obedient classes for puppies , so he begins adapting to other environments and other dogs. You may also want to invite friends home more often, so your Dandie develops his hability to socialize.

Bernese Mountain Dog Breed

Country of origin:

Switzerland

Weight:
Male 85 – 110 pounds (38 – 50 kg)
Female 80 – 105 pounds (36 – 48 kg)

Height:
Male 24 – 28 inches (61 – 71 cm)
Female 23 – 27 inches (58 – 69 cm)

Coat:
Long and thick coat.

Coat Colors:
Black, either solid or with a small amount of white on the chest, chin or toes.

Life span:
6 – 8 years.

Health Issues:
Bloat, Cancer and Eyelid problems, Hip and Elbow dysplasia, Obesity.

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Dog Breed Info

The Bernese Mountain Dog is an outdoor dog, although he also behaves well indoors. He likes to exercise, eventhough he doesn’t have much stamina. He is very smart , easy to train and an excellent guard dog although his character is not so dominant.

He needs to be with his family instead of being locked up in a cage or patio. This breed is very sensible and needs the loving care of his master. They are very patient and affectionate with children. In addition , they get along well with other animals and strangers.

The Bernese takes time to become mature, you can see that at 3 years old he tends to play as if he were a puppy. Generally speaking this breed is affectionate, steady and patient.

What Is the Smallest Breed of Dog in the World?

There are several contenders for smallest dog breed. Most people agree that the Chihuahua is the smallest breed of dog in the world but the Yorkshire Terrier and the Pomeranian are also quite small and there can be individual dogs which are smaller than some Chihuahuas. Other breeds, such as the Maltese, the Japanese Chin, and the Papillon, all weigh less than 10 pounds and can also rival the Chihuahua as the smallest breed at times.

Here are some of the breeds which might be considered the smallest breed of dog in the world.

Chihuahua

The Chihuahua is a very old Mexican breed. Dogs of this type have probably existed in Mexico for hundreds of years and a larger version may have been used in religious ceremonies by some of the earlier Mexican peoples. The Chihuahua is a bold, feisty breed. They can be quite independent, though they are devoted to their owners. They are not recommended for families with small children but they should do all right with older children. The Chihuahua is not supposed to weigh more than 6 pounds according to the club’s breed standard, though some pets do weigh more.

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Yorkshire Terrier

The Yorkshire Terrier comes from England. They were originally a terrier breed and were bred to hunt rats and other vermin in the textile mills of northern England. They are a beautiful little breed with a long flowing coat of tan and blue. The Yorkie is outgoing, determined, and brave. They are not afraid of anything. They are also very curious and quite active. The Yorkie only weighs 4 to 7 pounds.

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Pomeranian

The Pomeranian was once a much larger dog, weighing up to 30 pounds, and was used to pull sleds in the cold north of Europe. Over the last 200 years the breed has been slowly reduced in size until today these charming little dogs weigh between 3 and 7 pounds. They retain their spitz-dog appearance and even look like little foxes. They are intelligent, outgoing, and love to please their owners. With their thick, dense coats they do need quite a bit of grooming.

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Maltese

The beautiful Maltese has a long flowing white coat. These dogs are good for allergy-sufferers. The Maltese has been known for around 2800 years. This charming, intelligent, brave, playful little dog only weighs 4 to 6 pounds. They do require daily brushing to keep their coats from matting.

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Japanese Chin

The Japanese Chin is actually a Chinese breed. They were bred only to be lapdogs for ladies in the Imperial Palace. These little dogs are intelligent, affectionate, and devoted. It’s easy to teach them tricks and they enjoy showing off in front of friends, though they can be reserved with strangers. They are playful and agile. The Japanese Chin usually weighs between 7 and 9 pounds, though some dogs can weigh just 4 pounds. They stand 8 to 11 inches tall. They have a lovely longish coat that is usually white with black or red markings.

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Papillon

The Papillon was originally known as a Dwarf Spaniel in the 16th and 17th century, though any relation to spaniels seems unlikely. These little dogs are friendly, elegant, and quite dainty. They are happy and lively little dogs. They have a medium-long coat but they do not have an undercoat and they don’t need a lot of grooming. The Papillon (the name means “butterfly” for the breed’s butterfly-like ears) stands 8 to 11 inches tall and weighs 5 to 10 pounds.

Conclusion

Most people agree that the Chihuahua is the smallest dog breed in the world but there are several other small breeds which are similar in size to the Chihuahua.

Belgian Malinois Dog Breed Information

Name: Belgian Malinois
Country of origin: Belgium

Weight:
Male 55 – 65 pounds (24 – 29 kg)
Female 55 – 65 pounds (24 – 29 kg)

Height:
Male 24 – 26 inches (61 – 66 cm)
Female 22 – 24 inches (56 – 61 cm)

Coat:
Smooth short-haired coat.

Coat Colors:
Fawn to Mahogany with black mask and black ears.
Life span:
12 – 14 years.

Health Issues:
Generally Healthy, some minor concerns are Skin allergies, Eye problems, Hip dysplasia.

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Dog Breed Info

The Belgian Malinois is quite smart, energetic and versatile. This breed needs more exercise than a simple daily walk. They are natural guard dogs, so they should be socialized at early puppyhood. This will prevent them from developing an aggressive attitude.

This breed can compete in such skills as agility, obedience, flyball , tracking and herding, among others. They don’t get along well with other pets, specially if they are small ones because they tend to chase them for they have a high prey drive.

The Malinois is definitely not a dog for beginners because it takes a firm, but sweet and patient leader to control him and make him understand that humans are at a level above them. This will prevent the animal from being aggressive and over protective.

source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malinois_dog

Otterhound Dog Breed

Country of origin:

England

Weight:
Male 66 – 115 pounds (30-52 kg)
Female 59 – 105 pounds (27-48 kg)

Height:
Male 24 – 26 inches (60-65 cm)
Female 21 – 23 inches (53-58 cm)

Coat:
The oily outer coat is rough and densewith a broken appearance. The undercoatis water resistant and soft.

Coat Colors:
All hound colors including but not limited to grizzle or wheaten with black markings.

Life span:
10 – 12 years

Health Issues:
Hip dysplasia, Bloat, Obesity.

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Dog Breed Info

The Otterhound is a good family dog, but he is not as affectionate as other breeds. He gets along well with children and other pets in the house, if they grow together.

The Otter has an excellent sense of smell and will follow that peculiar smell that caught his attention forgetting everything around him. When you go out to walk with him, make sure to use a leash to keep him under control.

This guy is not recommended for apartment living because he becomes very sluggish. It is advisable to have a large patio with a fence so he can exercise. You may leave him outdoors during the day or at night if you provide him with a shelter.

Affenpinscher Dog Breed Info

The Affenpinscher is “Monkey Dog“, is translated from their name in German. 

This breed is playful and full of energy- is very terrier-like personality.
Believed to be one of the oldest among the toy breeds.

BREED GROUP: Terrier
RECOGNITION: AKC, UKC, CKC
OCCUPATION: Ratter, Companion
HEIGHT: 11-15 inches (24 -38 cm.)
WEIGHT: 6- 9 pounds (3- 3.7 kg.)
COLOR(S): gray, silver,black, or black and tan
LONGEVITY: 14 to 16 years
EXERCISE: Active Dog
GROOMING: Hand stripping / Professioner groomer
TRAINING: Easy but hard to focus

Origin
Affenpinscher is one of the most ancient toy breeds, he is very popular in Germany and now found worldwide. Their names is comes from their “monkeylike” appearance, affen is meaning “monkey”, and pinscher is meaning “terrier”, and the name Affenpinscher translated from German is “Monkey Terrier”. In Germany, affen were used to hunt rodents.

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These breeds of dogs registered by the AKC in 1936.
Coat
This Breeds of dogs known by his cute “monkeylike” face. They has a dense and shaggy hair coat. They have a long and less harsh coat at their head, chest, neck, stomach, and legs. Affen have a distinct look. Their coat colors comes with gray, black, red, and silver.
Character
The Affenpinscher is a sturdy and balance little breed. affen is curious, brazen, busy, obstinate,and fearless, this breed is playful and full of energy. They are very spunk and charm little dog with a boldness and courageous. The Affen is a good watchdog but it may loves to bark always.

Training
Housetraining these kind of dog breeds can be challenge. This dog need training constantly, The Affenpinscher Club of America recommeds that these dogs should attend puppy training classes for socialization as they are sometimes complicated to housebreak. Training these breed session need to be assorted and quick, because it may lose the interest hastily.

Grooming
Grooming the Affenpinscher takes some skill, must be hand-stripped. If you really want to comb your dog, there will have brushes specially design for the wiry hair dog, that you will needed to groom an Affen

 

They harsh coat should never be clipped short because this ruins the coat for many years. Most pet dogs are groomed with scissors and clippers by proffessional groomer.

You need to trim his nails weekly and remember always brush and check his teeth to make sure is brushed. These dog no need to brush for many times, only when is neccessary.
Overview
The Affenpinscher dog is active and energetic and they do best with active with people. The Affen has a tendency to protect and guard their toys and also their food, so they are not recommended for the young children.

They like to entertain their master and their family member, because they enjoy to be part of their family. This breed is also good with other pets, although most of them need to learn not to chase the family cat.