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Chesapeake Bay Retriever Dog Breed Information

Height: 21-26 inches Weight: 55-80 pounds Life Span: 10-12 years Coloring: Any shade of brown, dead grass or sedge to match their working surroundings. Small white marks on the belly, chest, and feet are allowed, but solid colored dogs are preferred. Scars obtained while working are not penalized. Area of Origin: USA Similar Breeds: Curly-Coated Retriever, Flat-Coated Retriever, Golden Retriever and Labrador Retriever. The Chesapeake Bay Retriever (often called a "Chessy") originated from a pair of Newfoundland dogs who were [...]

Brittany Spaniel Dog Breed Information

Height: 17.5-20.5 inches Weight: 30-40 pounds Life Span: 12-13 years Coloring:  Orange or liver with white. No black is permissible on the coat or the nose. Area of Origin: France Similar Breeds: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Cumberland Spaniel, English Setter, and Welsh Springer Spaniel. The Brittany has been around for a very long time; the first time these dogs were noticed was in tapestries dating back to the 17th century. These dogs were well respected as both a pointer and [...]

Catahoula Leopard Dog Breed Information

Height: 20-26 inches Weight: 50-95 pounds Life Span: 10-15 years Coloring:  Black, Brown and White in any combination. Area of Origin: Louisiana Similar Breeds: Australian Cattle Dog, Black Mouth Cur, and Smooth Collie. The Catahoula Leopard Dog is known by many names, most commonly the Catahoula Cur and Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Dog. Referring to this dog as a cur indicates the current status of this dog, which is that it is of mixed-origin. These dogs are considered Foundation Stock with [...]

Old English Sheepdog Dog Breed Information

Height: 21+ inches Weight: 60-75 pounds Life Span: 12-13 years Coloring: Blue, Blue Merle, Gray or Grizzle with or without white markings. Brown or Fawn is not to be permitted. Area of Origin: England Similar Breeds: Bearded Collie, Briard, Lowchen, and Puli. The Old English Sheepdog truly is one of the older herding dogs. Originally shown in England back in the 1870s, this dog was already well-established and at home across England in the fields doing what they were bred [...]

Caucasian Shepherd Dog Breed Information

Height: 25 – 30 “ Weight: 99 – 110lb Life Span: 10-11 years Coloring:   The Caucasian Shepard can be any solid color, piebald or spotted, except brown, black and liver. Area of Origin: Russia, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, historic Circassia, but mostly Russia Similar Breeds: Bernese Moutain Dog, Entlebucher Mountain Dog, Mastiff AKA:  The Caucasian Shepherds are also known by several other names these include the Caucasian Sheepdog, Caucasian Ovcharkam, Kavkaskaia Ovtcharke, Caucasian Owcharka, Caucasian Mountain Dog, Sage Ghafghaz, Kavkazkaia, Caucasian [...]

Afghan Hound Dog Breed Information

Height:    24–29 inches Weight:  45–60 pounds Life Span:   11-13 years Coloring: The Afghan Hound can be any color as long as the only markings are white and there is a black facial mask. Area of Origin: Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan, and Iraq. Similar Breeds:   Borzoi, Saluki, Irish Wolfhound, Taigan, Barakzay, Kurram Valley Hound, Persian Greyhound, Scottish Deerhound and Khalag Tazi Of all the dog breeds, the hounds are considered to be some of the oldest and the Afghan Hound might be [...]

Belgian Malinois Dog Breed Information

Height: 1.8 - 2.2 feet Weight: 55 - 75 pounds Life Span: 10-12 years Coloring:   Mostly Brown Area of Origin: Belgium Similar Breeds: German Shepard Dog, Belgian Sheep Dog, Australian Shepard, Belgian Tervuren, Border Collie, Bearded Collie and Briard. The Belgian Malinois originates from Belgium and was developed as a herding dog. They still do herding work but today they are more likely to be seen as a police dog, family dog or guard dogs. They were originally within the [...]

Boykin Spaniel Dog Breed Information

Height: 14-18 inches Weight: 25-40 pounds Life Span: 14-16 years Coloring: Solid brown, dark chocolate or liver. While some white on the chest and toes is allowed, no other white is permitted. Area of Origin: United States Similar Breeds: American Cocker Spaniel, English Cocker Spaniel, Irish Water Spaniel, and Springer Spaniel. The Boykin Spaniel was originally developed by hunters for hunters. Through carefully planned breedings to bring out the very best out of the selected dogs and then selective additions [...]

Bull Terrier Dog Breed Information

Height: 1.5 to 1.8 ft. Weight: 49-84 lbs Life Span: 10 years Coloring: White, white with brown or black Area of Origin: England Similar Breeds: Miniature Bull Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, English White Terriers, Mastiff The terrier canine family has produced a wide variety of dogs – large and small and everything in between. Most of the standard terriers also have a miniature version and this is true of the Bull Terrier. The Bull Terrier is a specific breed that [...]

Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Dog Breed Information

Height: 17–21 in Weight: 30-50 lbs Life Span: 10 – 14 y Coloring:   Varying shades of red or orange Area of Origin: Canada Similar Breeds: Golden Retriever, Flat Coated Retriever, Labrador Retriever, Curly Coated Retriever, Chesapeake Bay Retriever and The Kooikerhondje (Kooiker for short), Schipperke, Broholmer, and the Smoushound. The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever is a medium sized dog breed that like most retrievers was bred for the hunt. The Toller is distinctive in color, intelligent, full of energy [...]