Saturday, 26 January 2008

Corgi, Cesky Terrier and a Retriever

Another 3 new breeds added, again, at time of writing no pictures of them on the web site.

Cardigan Welsh Corgi which is not the Corgi breed well known to be loved by Queen Elizabeth II.

Cesky Terrier, a terrier which originated from Czechoslovakia and bred for hunting small vermin such as rats.

Chesapeake Bay Retriever which gets it names from where it originated, the Chesapeake Bay which is the largest estuary in America.


Friday, 25 January 2008

Bullmastiff, Canaan Dog and Canadian Eskimo Dog

Another 3 dog breeds added. At the rate of 3 a day its seeming like its going to take a lifetime covering every dog breed in existence.

Bullmastiff A large powerful breed which has a distinct black muzzle. It was bred for rich estate owners who used it to ward off game poachers on there land.

Canaan Dog an ancient breed which originated from Israel, a type of Spitz dog.

Canadian Eskimo Dog is another ancient dog breed which has resided in the Arctic for at least the last 4000 years.


Thursday, 24 January 2008

Bouvier Des Flandres, Bracco Italiano, Briard

3 new dogs breeds added to the web site today

Bouvier Des Flandres a working dog, originating from Belgium and bred for a wide range if tasks.

Bracco Italiano which is also known as an Italian Pointer, a name which gives a better idea of the type of dog and what is was bred for.

Briard a large herding dog, mainly the herding of sheep.


Wednesday, 23 January 2008

Borzoi Dog Breed with Pictures Added

I love adding the dog breed profiles that currently have pictures to go with them, they make they page so much alive, interesting and informative.

Well SKYRA WOLFHOUNDS gave me permission to use some of the pictures for my new Borzoi breed page.

I've included one of there elegant looking Borzoi pictures below:


The breed originates from Russia and was bred for use as a sight hound.


Bloodhound breed profile with pictures

Just added a breed profile for the well known breed - the Bloodhound. They are instantlt recognisable with there long droopy faces and eyes. They sense of smell is legendary.

I also have some great pictures of this breed, including the one below of 3 young Bloodhounds:

3 young bloodhounds


Tuesday, 22 January 2008

Wire Fox Terrier - Dog bree profile added

Added the breed profile for the Wire Fox Terrier .

They are a typically lively terrier breed. Similar in many ways to my Airedale Terrier breed, but just smaller. They are quite a common breed, and i know on the few times I've times Ive gone looking for Airedale puppies the breeders have also bred Wire Fox Terriers.


Monday, 21 January 2008

Bernese Mountain Dog Breed Profile

Added the working dog breed known as Bernese Mountain Dog which originated from Switzerland.

Its quite an easy breed to recognise, with its look and tri-colour coat.



Just added a breed profile for the Bergamasco, an interesting breed which is easily recognisable by its coat which come in three forms, forms flocks, mats, or felted coat as some describe it.

Can't wait to get some pictures of this breed from puppy to adult. can't recall ever seeing one before either.


Sunday, 20 January 2008

Belgian Shepherd Dogs - Breed Profiles

Today I added breed profiles for the 4 variations of Belgian Shepherd Dog. You may remember from past posts that I had some of these breeds written about previously, but the quality was awful. Well these are very good and fully represent each breed.

Belgian Shepherd Dog Groenendael
Belgian Shepherd Dog Laekenois
Belgian Shepherd Dog Malinois

Belgian Shepherd Dog Tervueren

All 4 of these breed pages really need pictures to show at at glance the difference between each of these similar breeds.


Saturday, 19 January 2008

Bedlington Terrier Dog Breed Added

Only had time time to add one new dog breed to the web site today and that was the Bedlington Terrier

I already have a few pictures of this breed including the one below:
sent in by Annarella Hedberg

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Friday, 18 January 2008

2 Bassets and a Beauceron

Added 3 new dog breeds today as follows:

Basset Bleu De Gascogne
Basset Fauve De Bretagne

As of yet I have no pictures of these 3 particular breeds, so if you read this and have any please send them in with permission to use.


Thursday, 17 January 2008

2 More Australian dog breeds

Added 2 more Aussie named dog breeds today. First up is the Australian Silky Terrier a small slightly built terrier breed. In some countries its is just known as a Silky Terrier.

Next to be added was the Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog, a breed which is not recognised by The Kennel Club. It was only recognised as a breed by the Australian National Kennel Council in 1988.


Wednesday, 16 January 2008

Added Two Australian Dog Breeds

New breeds today were the Australian Cattle Dog, which is sometimes referred to as the Queensland Heeler, Blue Heeler or Australian Heeler. I'm pretty sure I've seen this breed featured a couple of times on the Dog Whisperer.

It's an active herding breed, not really suited as a companion pet. As of yet I don't have any pictures of the breed.

Another breed from down under added today was the Australian Kelpie. Both breeds are recognised by the Kennel club as well as being in the Pastoral Dogs category.


Tuesday, 15 January 2008

Argentine Dogo

Added a great breed today, the Argentine Dogo along with plenty of great dogo pictures, including plenty of Argentine Dogo puppy pics.

They are not recognized as a breed here in the UK, in fact it is illegal to actually own one as they come under the 1991 Dangerous Dogs Act.

In those countries they are allowed they certainly need strong and firm owners. They are a powerful and muscular breed.

Here's a picture which shows 2 at a time, from Raul Tradicion Argentina Dogos

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Monday, 14 January 2008

American Water Spaniel and Anatolian Shepherd Dog

Just added a page on the American Water Spaniel a little known breed here in the UK, although it is recognised by our Kennel Club, as you might expect in the Gun dog category.

As of yet I haven't sourced any pictures to to add to the page.

However I do have some great photos of my next breed, a giant of a dog breed the Anatolian Shepherd Dog.

Picture below with thanks again to Serbulent Ozgiray,.

The above dog is one from Turkey.

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Sunday, 13 January 2008

American Bulldog Breed Page

I have just added a page dedicated to the American Bulldog. A popular U.S breed, which is quite a bit different from our well known English Bulldog breed, from which the American Bulldog originated.

I got this great photo of Ripley, a Johnson American Bulldog. The photo was sent in by Emma who runs Emma, Ripley Wrinkles. Her site has plenty more pics of other American bulldogs, Chevy and Bubbaas well as information. She also provides some good infomation on Hip dysplasia and joint problems which she says can be helped greatly by "feeding a natural diet and supplementing with large doses of Ester-C".

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Saturday, 12 January 2008

Alaskan Malamute Dog Breed

Today I added a good page dedicated to Alaskan Malamute dog breed.

An ancient breed which is well known in history for assisting Admiral Richard Byrd to the South Pole. They are not a common breed, mainly due to be a working dog breed for jobs you don't often see performed on a daily basis.

Check out this picture of an Alaskan Malamute sent in by Stuart

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Friday, 11 January 2008

Akbash Shepherd Dog or Polar Bear?

Added a page to the site on the Akbash Shepherd Dog breed which looks just like a Polar bear, the Akbash Shepherd Dog. Its a Turkish breed, so not one recognised by the UK Kennel Club.

Is it a Polar bear or is it a dog????

Picture of the Akbash Shepherd Dog from Serbulent Ozgiray.

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Thursday, 10 January 2008

Affenpinscher and Afghan Hound Dog Breeds

Added 2 new breed pages today, first up was a toy terrier, the Affenpinscher. A small but typically lively terrier breed which in the UK only comes in the colour black.

Next was the very elegant Afghan Hound. A beautiful unique looking dog. I remember years ago some neighbours who lived in the house opposite us has 2 of them. Actually it is one of those breeds you do see more often in pairs than singly owned.

At time of writing I still require some pictures of these breeds.


Friday, 4 January 2008

Another Dog Borstal

Watched another recorded episode of Dog Borstal tonight. It certainly featured 3 very misbehaving dogs, a deaf English Bull Terrier, a very overweight Cocker Spaniel and boisterous Rottweiler.

As per usual I wasn't overly impressed with the results. Mic certainly made clear to the owner of the fat Cocker Spaniel, (I think it was 23kg, so 10 Kg overwight), that the dog was extremely overweight. The owner had even bought along a tub of Candy floss for the dog. Although I'm sure in one of the videos filmed of her before going to Dog Borstal, she was shouting that the dog shouldnt be eating the Candy Floss it was eating as it was bad for it. Strange. She was one dog owner who certainly deserved a few training sessions with Mic.

Lynne Davies had a very tough case with the deaf English Bull Terrier, a stubborn breed of dog at the best of times, let alone when they can't hear you.

Robert Alleyne was in charge of the Rottweiler, which showed some signs of improvement in its aggression towards other dogs.