Shih Tzu Dog Breed Info

The Shih Tzu is a sturdy toy dog, companion and house pet. They posses good character, they are gentle and kind

BREED GROUP:  Breed Toy
RECOGNITION: AKC, UKC, CKC
OCCUPATION:
  Companion
HEIGHT:  28cm
WEIGHT:  4-7 kg
COLOR(S):  All colors
LONGEVITY:  14 to 16 years
EXERCISE:  Low activity level
GROOMING:  Difficult
TRAINING: Challenge to housetrain

Origin

Shih Tzu originated in Tibet and is China’s ancient breeds of dogs. They was a favorite pet of the wealthy and the royals in its native Tibet, and loved by the imperial dynasties, they were given to the emperors of China during the Tang and Ming dynasties (17th century) as a great honor and that is how they came to China.

The breed is said to have discended from crossing Lhasa Apso or Tibetan Mountain Dog and Pekingese.

This breeds of dogs was registered with the AKC in 1969’s

Coat

The Shih Tzu coat colors comes with various color, from total black, to black and white, gray and white, red and white, white or pure gold. The head is round and broad, the eyes are large and very dark, the ears are large and dropped. The body is compact and sturdy, with a tail carried in curve over the back.

They is double gross, dense, long, smooth, head hair is tied up, hair long and soft, rich, good quality hair, the straight hair or wavy hair, color variety, which previously the amount of a flame shaped like a white tail white and better!

Training

This dog breeds exercise demands are low, and he will fare well with a safe and secure place to play and run around in. They need a daily walk, dogs who do not get to daily walk, are will display their bad behavior problems.

Housetraining can sometimes be a challenge. Owner should be patient, follow a schedule, and supervise the puppy.  They Do thrive in a training program that is fun.

Grooming 

Shih Tzu’s require a great deal of grooming. In order to maintain long-haired, we need every 1-2 days for it to comb down the hair of a one times, with using a bristle brush, should wash bath, in order not to dirty his hair, usually used a rubber band to the body parts of dogs hair of a small beam of a small bundle to bundle up and take a bath until the time when the unlock, this is to prevent long-haired dog body broken and knotted, and to prevent infected with dirt.

This dog breeds is very sensitive to high temperature, need brushed daily to prevent knots, tangles, and mats.

Overview

The Shih Tzu is an happy, affectionate  active, love people and kind breed.  The breed is also great with children, as long as the kids are not too rough.  They are find with other dogs and with smaller pets.

The breed is well-suited to life in a small household or apartment as they are active breed indoors, so they can live without a yard.

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Siberian Husky Dog Breed

The Siberian Husky is a friendly, gentle, alert and outgoing. These dog breeds is intelligence, tractability, and enthusiasm, is a suitable partner and loyal worker.

BREED GROUP:   Working Dogs
RECOGNITION: AKC, UKC, CKC
OCCUPATION:
  Sled dog
HEIGHT:  53-60 cm
WEIGHT: 20-27 kg
COLOR(S):  All colors from black to pure white
LONGEVITY:  11 to 13 years
EXERCISE:  Daily run
GROOMING:  Sheds
TRAINING: Moderate to difficult

Origin

The Siberian Husky is a first and foremost a sled dog. He is originated from Russia, originally bred by the Chukchi people of Siberia. These breed was introduced in Alaska in the 1900s, and they is popular breed in the Arctic region. These breed were used to pull sleds, herd reindeer, and as a watchdog dog.

These breeds of dogs was registered with the AKC in 1930.

Coat

He has a double coat, medium-length hair look very thick. Undercoat is soft and dense of sufficient length to support the outer coat. The outer coat is straight, smooth,  and straight guard hairs.

Their coat color comes with a various colors, which are white and black,  white and gray, copper white and red, pure white , white and sable, and wolf -gray. The face mask and under body are usually white.

Character

Typical Husky charater is a friendly, gentle, alert and outgoing.  He does not disply the possessive qualities of the guard dog.  He will not overly suspicious of strangers,  and will not attack other dogs. Adult Husky should have a degree of care and dignity .

These dog breeds is intelligence, tractability, and enthusiasm, is a suitable partner and loyal worker.

Training

The Siberian Husky is quick to intelligent and quick to learn but has a mind of its own. They can be challenge to train and maybe difficult to housebreak too. Training is important should begin in early puppyhood to help keep these dogs safe.

The training should be consistency, firmness, fairness and most impoartanly they will only respond best to the patience owner.

Husky are extroverts, friendly with just everyone, they are not watchdogs.

Here are the dog training tips for your reference.

Grooming 

Husky coat needs to brushing with a bristle brush or curry bomb every week. These coat twice a year sheds heavily, during the shedding seasons, usually is spring and fall, they need to be combed and brushed daily.

Overview

Siberian Husky is a gentle, loving and affectionate sweet natured dog, that makes for a great famil y dog. They usually get good with children and friendly with strangers, they are not kind of watchdogs.

These dogs should not be trusted with the smaller pets and cats, as they have a strong prey instinct.

Japanese Chin – This breeds of dogs is an average shedder

The Japanese Chin is great for someone  

whose wants a small, relatively calm companion.

BREED GROUP:  Toy Dogs
RECOGNITION: AKC, UKC, CKC
OCCUPATION:
  Companion
HEIGHT:   8-11 inches
WEIGHT: 4-7 lbs
COLOR(S):  black and white, red and white, or black and tan and white
LONGEVITY:   12 to 14 years
EXERCISE:  low activity level
GROOMING:  Moderate
TRAINING:  Easy

Origin

The Japanese Chin, original name is called as Japanese Spaniel, the AKC changed the name in 1977. It is originated from Japan and is an ancient toy dog breeds with full of history. These dog breeds is first and foremost bred as a companion dog.

In 1964 they were honored as one of Japan’s national symbols. It was later developed in Japan and introduced to Europe in 1700.

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Coat

The Japanese Chin’s coat is straight, long, and silky. He has a feathering on his back of the legs, the tail, the ears, and around the neck. He has a large broad head and large and round eyes. The muzzle is short and broad. The coat colors comes with white with patches of black, red, lemon, yellow, sable, black, orange, brindle, red and tricolored.

Training

The Japanese Chin Dog is very obedient compare with other toy breeds, they is very bright and enjoy to learn new things. The training will be easy due to their eager to please attitude. This dog should have a socialization training for him can meet varieties of people.
The training should train with gentle, fun, yet structured training, and most impoartantly is patience.

Here are the dog training tips for your reference.

Grooming 

Grooming the Japanese Chin may be takes somes of your times. These silky and long coat need to brush and comb with using a soft bristle brush or curry bomb every other day to keep the coat in a good looking. Bathe only when is necessary with a gentle dry shampoo.

Overview
The Japanese Chin is a gentle, mild mannered, yet is affectionate and playful dog. They are a very devoted companion dog to their owner. These dog breeds is not a barker.

They are alert and also is a good watchdogs. They can get good along with a gentle children and other small pets.

Alaskan Malamute- Highly intelligent and loyal they are certain to make a nice family pet

The Alaskan Malamute are large working dogs, They is extremely loyal and intelligent, and most affectionate toward it’s master.

BREED GROUP: Working
RECOGNITION: AKC, UKC, CKC
OCCUPATION:
 Sled dog
HEIGHT: Male: 25; Female: 23 inches
WEIGHT: Male: 85; Female: 75 lbs
COLOR(S):  light gray through to black, with white shading and a white mask or cap; also shades of sable or red with shading, or all white
LONGEVITY: 10 to 12 years
EXERCISE: Vigoros daily exercise
GROOMING: Lots of brushing
TRAINING: Moderate

Origin

Alaskan Malamutes Dog are natives of northwest Alaskan, and was developed for pulling sleds and drafting.  Originally used 2000 to 3000 years ago by these Mahlemuit Eskimos of Alaska, these highly valued dogs were their only form of transportation.

In the mid-1900s, Alaskan were used in many of the Artic exploratory expeditions and also served in World War 2. These working dogs were first registered with the AKC in 1935.

Coat

This breed outer coat is thick and coarse, the undercoat is dense, sports a very beautiful double coat. The combinations colors include, light grays, wolf gray, black & white, wolf sable, or red. The only solid color allowed is white.The dog often has darker highlights and sometimes has a dark mask or cap. The legs and muzzle nearly always white.

A sturdy and robust looking animal, these dogs are very powerful. It can be a heavy shedder on a seasonal basis.

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Training

Alaskan Malamute are very stubborn, Don’t let the stubbornness fool you though because they are highly intelligent! Although it can be difficult to train, for formal obedience, it is not particularly hard to train them to be well-manner because they love to please.

Training should be begin early, and continue into adulthood, not just for this physically powerful breed to learn self control.

Grooming 

Alaskan Malamute has a very thick and dense coat, need brushing at leat twice per week. Twice yearly these dogs shed heavily, The undercoat comes out clumps twice yearly. During the shedding seasons, primarily spring and fall, daily brushing is needed to keep hair in control. Dry shampoo occasionally. This dog is clean and odorless.

Overview

This dog breeds is a wonderful companion dog for people who are leaders. This is a breed that loves to play, and is therefore well suited to those that enjoy spending time outdoors and enjoying exercise. This is a dog that loves to play and excise in colder weather.

American Eskimo Dog Breed History

The American Eskimo is charming, intelligent affectionate and a loving dog. They are good with children. Eskimo will be a good alert watchdogs to protect your house and family.

BREED GROUP: Non-sporting
RECOGNITION: AKC, CKC, UKC
OCCUPATION: Companion, watchdog, performer
HEIGHT: 23-30 cm
WEIGHT: 2- 5 kg
COLOR(S): white, white with biscuit cream
LONGEVITY: 13 to 15 years
EXERCISE: Daily exercise
GROOMING: Twice weekly brushing
TRAINING: Easy, hard to focus

Origin

American Eskimo Dog Breed HistoryThe American Eskimo Dog originates from the USA, This breed nicknamed the “Eskie”. They are thought to have originated from German Spitz dogs that came over to the United States from Germany with immigrants in the 1600s. German immigrants, In the late 1800s, Eskimo was name as the American Spitz and is very popular in traveling road shows and circuses, performing tricks.

In 1913 the Eskimo was registered with the UKC. The breed was first registered with the AKC in 1995.

Coat

The Eskimo Dog comes in three sizes, and this includes the toy American Eskimo Dog, the miniature American Eskimo Dog, and the standard American Eskimo Dog. Toy are 9 inches up to and including 12 inches at the witchers, miniatures are more than 12 inches up to and up to 19 inches at the withers.

The coloring of all Eskimo Dogs is white or biscuit cream, and the coat is straight and harsh with a dense, softer undercoat. The coat has a glorious standoff double coat and is straight with a thick undercoat.

Training

These dog breeds need a daily exercise, for daily walk is not enough for them. The Eskie will easily become bored without regular exercise and play time. Without enough exercise, Eskimo can be quite mischievous and will amuse themselves!

The Eskimo Dog is easy to train and eager to please. This breed is very talented in obedience training.

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Grooming

The Eskimo coat requires a minimum of twice weekly brushing. These dogs are heavy shedders, you will need to brush his coat on a daily basis. And therefore not best suited to those with allergies.

The thick snowy white coat is easy to groom brush with a firm bristle brush twice a week. However, at other times of the year brushing around twice a week should suffice.

You should bathe your Eskimo on monthly basis.

Overview

American Eskimo is intelligent, friendly, charming, and loving dog. Eskimos are easy to train quick, alert and agile making them a very desirable choice, and they are often top ranked score in obedience training.

Eskimo make alert watchdogs, trespassers will be met with a flurry of barking. Wary of strangers, the breed is very loyal to the master family and friends

Xoloitzcuintle Dog Breed Information

Overview

Xoloitzcuintle, (pronounced “Show-low-its-queen-tli”) is also called the Mexican Hairless Dog, or The Xolo and is one of the world’s rarest and oldest breeds. Archaeological evidence dates this breed back to more than 3000 years ago as companions to the Mayans, Aztecs, and Colimas. The Aztecs found these dogs particularly useful as bed warmers. The Xolos of today are basically the same as their ancestors from long ago. They are native to Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean. Once named Xoloti, this unique breed comes in three sizes: standard, miniature and toy and also come in two varieties: coated and the hairless.

Body type

The Xolo is a very robust and hardy breed, with a broad skull and a black or skin-colored nose. Their eyes are almond-shaped and usually dark in color, but can vary with a dog’s coat color. A Xolo’s most noticeable physical trait is its large, pointed, bat-like ears.

This breed’s body proportions are rectangular, slightly longer in body length than its height, which is measured at the highest point of the shoulders (withers). Xolos range in height from 9 to 30 inches and in weight from about 5 to over 60 lb. The three sizes of Xolos, according to U.S. breed standards, are:

  • The Toy Xolo is 9 to 14 inches at its shoulders and weighs between 5 and 15 pounds. The U.S. Toy size is a Mexican Miniature.
  • The Miniature Xolo is 15 to 20 inches at its shoulders and weighs between 15 and 30 pounds. The U.S. miniature is a Mexican Intermediate.
  • The Standard Xolo is 20 to 30 inches at its shoulders and weighs between 25 pounds to 40 pounds, however Standards can weigh up to 60 pounds or more
  • The AKC does not recognize Xolos less than 10 inches or over 24 inches, however.

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Coat

Litters of Xolos will contain puppies with both kinds of coats – about one out of every four Xolo puppies are born with hair. Of the two types of coats, the hairless variety is dominant genetically and the most desirable. A hairless Xolo can have a short tuft of fur on the head, on the toes, and at the tip of the tail, but it should never possess hair anywhere else. The skin of a hairless Xolo will be very smooth and soft, yet hardy and protective. The coated Xolo will have a short-haired, flat, dense coat which is clean and sleek, similar to that of Doberman Pinscher or Pointer. A coated Xolo, however, should not have long, wiry, or wavy hair.

Color

Most hairless dogs are black or bluish-gray in color, but they can come in a variety of other colors, such as gray, brindle, fawn, bronze, slate, red, and can be solid or spotted. The dark colored or solid colored hairless Xolos have the hardiest skin while the spotted or light colored dogs tend to need more care. Both types of Xolos change color as they mature.

Temperament

Xolos are highly intelligent, inquisitive, loyal, alert, and have strong hunting and social instincts. Mature Xolos are known for their calm disposition, but puppies can be extremely spirited, boisterous, and often love to chew on almost anything until they reach about two years of age. Like other lively breeds, Xolos need persistent, yet loving socialization and obedience training during their puppy years. With proper training, this breed is excellent with children and strangers. They are also easy to house train and learn very quickly. However, you must be the leader, or your Xolo will lead you and everyone else in your house!. Behavioral problems usually arise when a dog does not receive adequate physical and mental exercise or training, which is not the fault of the dog. It is best to have other dogs when raising a Xolo since they are very social animals.

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Tasty Tidbits

American Kennel Club (AKC) first recognized the hairless variety of this breed in 1887. The first AKC registered Xolo dog was named Mee Too, and in 1940 another Xolo named Chinito Jr became the first Xolo to become an AKC champion. The standard and miniature sizes were recognized by the AKC until 1959, when Xolo numbers dropped and registrations dwindled. Fortunately, fans of Xolos brought the breed back from the brink of extinction. The Xoloitzcuintli Club of America (XCA) was founded in October 1986 and recognized all three sizes and both varieties at their first official meeting.

The XCA worked tirelessly on regaining AKC acceptance, and in May 2008, the AKC readmitted the breed to its Miscellaneous Class, beginning in January 2009. The breed was finally eligible to be shown in the AKC Non-Sporting group as of January 2011. In February 2012, the Xolo made its first appearance at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

Xolos tend to live long lives of 15 to 20 years of age. Since the Xolo is an ancient breed which has changed little over thousands of years, they are normally not prone to breed specific health problems as other breeds that have been modified by human breeding efforts. Since these dogs originated in tropical climates, they are not suited for the outdoors in colder climates.

They also need sunscreen when in the sun for long periods of time Xolos require diligent skin care, or skin problems, like acne, may result.