Boxer is a fun-loving family dog, the Boxer has a good sense of humour and a genuine willingness to please. A smart individual with energy to burn, the Boxer remains a puppy for most of its life. The breed was developed in Germany in the late 1800s, where its ancestors were used by butchers for baiting bulls. Boxer is playful, exuberant, inquisitive, attentive, demonstrative, devoted and outgoing; it is a perfect companion for an active family. It can be stubborn, but it is sensitive and responsive to commands.
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Presa Canario hails from the Canary Islands it is a molosser dog medium size, well balanced, of straight profile, with a black mask. Rustic and well proportioned. It is mesomorphic; the body is longer than the height to the withers. Females accentuate this characteristic being slightly longer. Expression is confident, noble and a little distant. The role the mystical dogs of the Canary Islands played in the development of the Presa Canario is largely unknown, various historical documents show that the Guanche civilization may have trained their dogs for hunting and for war. Presa Canario is a result of crosses between the “majorero”, a pre-Hispanic cattle dog originating from the islands, and molosser dogs brought to the archipelago. The breed is specifically described as “dog of guard.” This means a defensive posture. The breed is very versatile and should be neither outwardly vicious or excessively shy, Presa Canario is first and foremost, a working breed, traditionally used for the handling and driving of cattle. The breed has a loyalty to family that is extraordinary. Presa Canario will do okay in apartment if it is sufficiently exercised. They are relatively inactive indoors and will do best with at least an average-sized yard.
Maltese is a toy dog covered from head to foot with a mantle of long, silky, white hair. He is gentle-mannered and affectionate, eager and sprightly in action, and, despite his size, possessed of the vigor needed for the satisfactory companion. For all his diminutive size, the Maltese seems without fear. His trust and affectionate responsiveness are very appealing. He is among the gentlest mannered of all little dogs, yet he is lively and playful as well as vigorous.
Shar Pei, or Chinese Shar-Pei, is a breed of dog known for its distinctive features of deep wrinkles and a blue-black tongue. Originally Shar-Pei was multipurpose Chinese farm dog, many of the breed’s characteristics relate to that work. Chinese Shar-Pei breed, can be traced as far back as China’s Han Dynasty (200 B.C.), was originally used as a hunting and fighting dog—their trademark wrinkly face allowed them to avoid bites. Shar-Pei slowly lose their wrinkles as they get older. There are three coat varieties: horse-coat, brush-coat and a rare bear-coat, which is not recognized by the AKC. Chinese Shar-Peis have a shoulder height of 48-58 cm (19-23 in) and weigh 18-25 kg (40-55 lbs). They have muscular front and back legs and curled tails. Chinese Shar-Pei is brave, wise, and dominant, but not always obedient they may look sad or wistful. Chinese Shar-Pei need only moderate exercise (several brisk daily walks), so they do quite well in the city or suburbs. In fact, unless they are securely fenced, they are not the best choice for a farm or rural setting, for they have strong hunting instincts and may run deer or molest livestock if they get loose. Chinese Shar-Peis need a considerable amount of outdoor exercise. Shar-Pei is self-assured, serious, independent, stubborn and very much self-possessed. Although not particularly demonstrative, it is devoted and very protective of its family. Healthy Chinese Shar-Pei can live as long as 10 years. Common health problems include skin allergies, ear infections and an eye condition called entropion
Briard is one of four French Sheepdog breeds. The breed has something of a reputation as a rough, tough, aggressive working dog, but proper Briard temperament is better described as outgoing, sweet and willing to please, with strong guarding instincts. This breed has a fine memory and is intelligent with a lot of ambition. The Briard is very trainable, willing and eager to please. Some of the Briards talents are search & rescue, police work, military work, herding, watchdog and guarding. The Briard can be any of several different solid colors or lighter colors with darker or light ears and face. Briards stand 58 to 69 cm (22 to 27 inches) at the withers. Briard is also called a heart of gold wrapped in fur. Once they have bonded to their family members, they will be very protective.
Belgian Malinois, Belgian Shepherd, Malinois, Malinois Chien de Berger Belge, Mechelse Shepherd are known names for this dog breed. Belgian Malinois was named after the Belgian city of Malines it’s a working dog that is accustomed to an active outdoor life. Belgian sheep herding breeds, collectively known as chiens de berger Belge, shared their early history as general-purpose shepherds and guard dogs in Belgium. Belgian malinois also stands in need of constant socialization. They would much rather prefer to be with the family or other dogs than alone in a cage.
Malinois are quick learners and eager to do whatever their people ask of them. They excel are obedience, tracking, agility, flyball, herding, showing, Schutzhund and other protection sports, search and rescue, and police work. Belgian Malinois are intense dogs that are play-oriented and sensitive. Training should be fun, consistent, and positive. This is a healthy dog but minor concerns are CHD, epilepsy and skin allergies. Belgian Malinois only requires an occasional brushing
The exact origin of the Australian Shepherd is not known. The breed that is cherished and loved today was developed exclusively in the United States, Australian shepherd is a breed of herding dog that was developed on ranches in the western United States. The Australian Shepherd is intelligent and eager to learn. It is relaxed, loyal, and devoted, bonding closely with family, even to the point of developing separation anxiety Australian Shepherd is intelligent and eager to learn.
Afghan Hound is thought to be one of the oldest of all domestic Dog breeds, with the first records of the Afghan Hound dating back to 4,000 BC. A vast amount of research, however, has turned up no basis for the once popular belief that the Afghan Hound existed in Egypt thousands of years ago, or for the theory that the breed evolved on the steppes of Asia and represents the original sight hound.
Afghan Hound was first bred in the ancient deserts of Egypt and Afghanistan, where they were primarily used as hunters. Afghan Hounds are Sighthounds – dogs that hunt their prey by sight, chase it and kill it. The high hip-bones of this Dog are thought to be one of the main reasons why the Afghan Hound once had a reputation for speed, making them faster at running than most other domestic Dog breeds today. The breed is known for an independent streak which is usually noted by the dog seeming to not hear commands, especially a call to come back when they are out running and playing.
The Afghan Hound is tall, standing in height 24-29 inches and weighing 45-60 pounds. The coat may be any colour, but white markings, particularly on the head, are discouraged; many individuals have a black facial mask. The temperament of the typical Afghan Hound can be aloof and dignified, but happy and clownish when playing. This breed, as is the case with many sighthounds, has a high prey drive and may not get along with small animals. The head of the Afghan Hound, like the body, is long and narrow, neck is long and arched, blending nicely into the long, sloping shoulders and the narrow but deep chest. Coat of the Afghan Hound is thick, long and very silky in texture.
The most commonly seen Health Problems noted with the Afghan Hound are typically the heart, eyes and injuries to the tail. It is important to maintain your Afghan Hound’s health from puppy to adulthood and into old age. Sometimes puppies need additional help from their “human moms.” Clean teeth will help prevent gum disease in your Afghan Hound. Not all Afghan Hounds are show dogs, but a clean healthy coat will certainly enhance your enjoyment and delight in owning this beautiful breed of dog. Grooming is essential. Only those who really enjoy grooming, or are willing to pay a professional groomer to do it, should consider an Afghan Hound.
Handsome, sensitive and independent, the Afghan is treasured by those who know and love him. The Afghan Hound is typically a one-person or one-family dog. Afghan Hounds prefer being inside with family. They’re laid back and calm in the house but are naturally active dogs and need daily exercise, which ideally includes a leash walk or run, plus a free-run in fenced area.