English Toy Spaniel
Dogue de Bordeaux is powerful and muscular French breed, the Dogue de Bordeaux is a molossoid (mastiff-type dog), “dogue” meaning Mastiff in French. A massive head and stocky body are trademarks of the breed. Americans became aware of the Dogue de Bordeaux when he appeared as drooling, messy “Hooch” in the 1989 Tom Hanks’ film, Turner and Hooch
Cardigan Welsh Corgi
Bull Terrier name had been previously registered in the late 1800’s for a more refined strain of elegant white dogs developed by James Hinks, and were brought to the United States in the mid – 1800’s by Boston-Irish immigrants. In America, the Pit Bull flourished. It was one of the most popular breeds, highly prized by a wide variety of people.
Basenji dog don’t bark—a plus for some dog owners—but keep in mind that they do make some very interesting sounds. Depending on their mood, they will howl, scream or yodel. Basenji is an ancient breed, dating back to the time of the pharaohs. Used in central Africa for thousands of years, Basenjis were valued for their quickness, intelligence and silence by African hunters who used them for a host of duties—retrieving, pointing, tracking and herding. The unusual, almost cat-like Basenji is a pleasure to have in your life, Basenjis adore people. Basenjis are not easy-going pet they are for dedicated dog owners who understand dogs.
Basenjis are graceful, lightly built dogs with short backs. They have crested necks, dark brown, almond-shaped eyes and wrinkles on the forehead and cheeks. Basenji colors are chestnut red, black, brindle or tri-color (black and red); all have white feet, chest and tail tip; may have white legs, blaze and collar. Its short coat also aids in dealing with the hot climate of Africa. Basenjis chew a lot, even as adults. Give them lots of things to chew such as Nylabones, sterilized bones and large beef leg bones cooked 1/2 hour water and trimmed of all fat.
The average lifespan of a Basenji is 12-14 years
Alaskan Malamute is a Nordic sled dog descended from the Arctic wolf. Its name comes from Mahlemuts, an Alaskan tribe that raised and cared for these beautiful snow dogs. Alaskan Malamute, one of the oldest Arctic sled dogs, was named after the native Inuit tribe called Mahlemuts, who settled along the shores of Kotzebue Sound in the upper western part of Alaska, within the Arctic Circle. Alaskan Malamute is a very large dog and incredibly strong breed. Malamutes need something to do or they tend to develop behavioral problems, like wrecking the house, and digging up the garden and yard. Alaskan Malamutes do best in situations in which they have plenty of room and opportunities to exercise so they don’t become bored and restless.
Alaskan Malamutes are fun loving dogs, and have a sense of humor. They are also incredibly independent-minded, not surprising, given their intelligence. Alaskan Malamutes are patient with children, but should always be supervised during play. Without proper exercise, it can become frustrated and destructive, the good news is that destructiveness in the Malamute is preventable and treatable. The cure is exercise, and lots of it, no matter what the weather is.
It is friendly and sociable toward people, but it may be aggressive toward strange dogs, pets or livestock. Alaskan Malamute is a freighting dog, built to pull heavy loads for long distances. He is highly athletic with a well muscled body, deep chest, strong legs and a plume of a tail that waves over his back.
Malamutes can be affected by a few genetic diseases, and there are temperament problems in the breed including hip dysplasia, they can also suffer from inherited polyneuropathy,