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Wheaten Terrier Dog Breed Information

Height: 17-19 inches Weight: 30-40 pounds Life Span: 12-15 years Coloring: Any shade of wheaten by the time they are 2 years old. No other color should be seen except ears and mouth where there may be shading. Area of Origin: Ireland Similar Breeds: Kerry Blue Terrier, Scottish Terrier, and Tibetan Terrier. The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier was originally bred to be a peasant’s dog. Their job was to help with any and all chores on the farms from herding [...]

Tibetan Terrier Dog Breed Information

Height: 14-17 inches Weight: 18-30 pounds Life Span: 12-20 years Coloring: Any color or color combination including white are acceptable. Area of Origin: Tibet Similar Breeds: Lhasa Apso, Lowchen, Pekingese, and Tibetan Spaniel. The Tibetan terrier was bred initially over 2,000 years ago in Tibet by the Lamaist monks primarily as a companion animal with the ability to occasionally assist with chores around the farm such as herding. The exact development of the breed has been lost to time and [...]

Tibetan Mastiff Dog Breed Information

Height:  24-29 inches Weight:  140-180 pounds Life Span: 12-15 years Coloring:  Black, Brown, Chocolate, Golden, and White as per the AKC standards. Area of Origin: China Similar Breeds: Caucasian Shepherd, Chow Chow, Great Pyrenees The Tibetan Mastiff is a very large, very powerful dog who demands respect from everyone it meets and everywhere it goes. The earliest records of this breed come from around 1100 BC in China. Since it lived in such a remote location, the breeds characteristics have [...]

Silky Terrier Dog Breed Information

Height: 9-10 inches Weight: 8-10lbs Life Span: 11-14 Coloring: Blue, tan Area of Origin: Australia Similar Breeds: Yorkshire Terrier, Papillion, Norfolk Terrier, Border Terrier, Cairn Terrier. The terrier group consists of a type of breeds that share personality characteristics and physical traits with one another. The Australian Silky Terrier belongs to the group of dogs. They were developed in Australia from breeds and types of dogs that originally came from Great Britain. In North America it is called the Silky [...]

Schipperke Dog Breed Information

Height: 12.2”- 13.3” Weight: 6 – 19 lbs. Life Span: 13 -15 years Coloring: Black Area of Origin: Belgium Similar Breeds: Spitz, small shepherds and small sheepdogs Belgium claims the birthplace of the Schipperke and the breed as a small sheepdog. They were popular on ships as exterminators and watchdogs. The shopkeepers and sailors of Antwerp and Brussels named these dogs the Schipperke which means “little captain”. It was also a nickname for the captain’s dog. According to the Belgium [...]

Rat Terrier Dog Breed Information

Height: 10 – 18 inches Weight: 10 – 25 pounds Life Span: 18 – 23 years Coloring:   The coloring of the rat terrier can vary quite a bit. They can be blue, chocolate, grey Isabella or pearl, black, lemon, tan and apricot. They can also be bi or tri color if one of those colors is white. Area of Origin: The United States of America Similar Breeds: Jack Russell Terrier, Parsons Russell Terrier, Toy Fox Terrier, Smooth Fox Terrier, Teddy [...]

Norfolk Terrier Dog Breed Information

Height: 9-10 inches Weight: 11-12pounds Life Span: 12-15 years Coloring: Black, Grizzle, Red, Tan or Wheaten with or without dark points. There should be no white markings. Area of Origin: England Similar Breeds: Affenpinscher, Brussels Griffon, Cairn Terrier and Norwich Terrier. The Norfolk Terrier’s ancestors were developed for their compact frame and overall small size which made them ideal for seeking out and dispatching rats and other rodents. The breed started being developed in the 1920s with the standards we [...]

Neapolitan Mastiff Dog Breed Information

Height: 24-31 inches Weight: Over 110 pounds Life Span: 8-10 years Coloring: Solid Black, Gray, Mahogany and Tawny. Some brindling allowed with tan. Area of Origin: Italy Similar Breeds: Bull Mastiff, Dogue de Bordeaux, English Mastiff, and the Old English Bulldog. The Neapolitan Mastiff comes from a long line of noble war dogs, the Molossus. They were used for fights both in and out of the arena and were able to hold their own versus whatever exotic animals the Romans [...]

Irish Setter Dog Breed Information

Height: 25-27 inches Weight: 60-70 pounds Life Span: 11-15 years Coloring: Chestnut Red or Mahogany. Black is not permitted although small amounts of white may be permitted. Area of Origin: Ireland Similar Breeds: Cocker Spaniel, English Setter, Golden Retriever, and Gordon Setter. The Irish Setter was first written about in 1616 and was further documented in the late 1700s. With the assistance of English Setters, Gordon Setters, Irish Terriers, Spaniels and Pointers the Irish Setter arose as a distinct breed [...]

Great Pyrenees Dog Breed Information

Height:    2.3 to 3.2 ft. Weight:    90 to 130 lbs. Life Span:  10-11 Years Coloring: White with or without random markings that may be reddish brown, gray, shades of tan or badger Area of Origin: France and Spain Similar Breeds: Pyrenean Mastiff, Polski, Antolian Shepard, Maremma Sheepdog and the Kyvasz Known in North America as the Great Pyrenees, the Pyrenean Mountain Dog is a very old breed of large dogs that used to guard the sheep in France and Spain. [...]