Friday, November 21, 2008

SMALL BREEDS



AMERICAN COCKER SPAINEL
Country of Origin: AMERICA
Size: Shoulder height: 12-14 INCHES
Coat: Medium-length, silky and smooth. The most common colors solid black and golden. Chocolate is also acceptable
Character: The American Cocker Spaniel is intelligent, lively, gentle, affectionate, and easygoing.
Temperament: This dog gets along very well with other dogs, family pets, and children.
Care: Regular grooming with a brush and comb is required, as the coat is prone to tangles. Special attention should be paid to the hair on the legs and ears. It may be necessary to take the dog to a grooming professional two - four times a year to have excess hair trimmed or plucked. The ears should be cleaned regularly.
Training: This breed is naturally willing to learn and quickly understands what is expected of it. A great deal of understanding and consistency during training is necessary as it may try to take over your role.



BASSET HOUND
Country of Origin: England.
Size: Shoulder height: 33 - 38 cm (13 - 15 inches).
Coat: Hair is short, dense, and smooth.
Character: This breed is independent but sociable, calm, patient and playful.
Temperament: Bassets are excellent playmates for children and get along fine with dogs and other animals. .
Care: Apart from removing dead hairs when shedding, the Basset's great big ears must be kept clean.
Training: Basset hounds must be trained with consistency and patience.
Activity: Basset hounds do not require much exercise. Two short walks a day should be enough to keep them content, as long as they can also play in the yard.



BEAGLE
Country of Origin: England.
Size: Shoulder height: 33 - 41 cm (13 - 16.25 inches). Generally weighs about 33 lbs.
Coat: The coat is short and weather-proof.
Character: This dog is sociable, cheerful and independent.
Temperament: Early socialization with other household pets is recommended. Beagles are friendly to dogs and children as well as strangers.
Care: Keep the coat brushed and ears clean.
Training: Beagles are very suitable pets for homes, in addition to being independent hunting dogs. Beagles learn best from obedience classes.


CHIHUAHUA
Country of Origin: Mexico.
Size: Shoulder height: 6 - 9 inches (15.24 - 22.86 cm). Weight: 1 - 5.5 lbs.
Coat: Can be long or short. A variety of colors are acceptable.
Character: These dogs are intelligent and sometimes too brave for their own good. They usually bond with only one person.
Temperament: Living with other dogs and cats is usually not a problem. Small children may regard the dog as a toy.
Care: Regular grooming with a brush and comb is required. The claws must be kept trimmed, and teeth must be checked frequently for tartar buildup.
Training: Although they are usually not trained because of their small size, Chihuahuas are eager to learn.
Activity: Chihuahuas can usually get enough exercise by running around indoors.


ENGLISH COCKER SPAINEL
Country of Origin: England.
Size: Shoulder height: 38 - 41 cm (15 - 16.5 inches).
Coat: Medium-length, silky and smooth. It should not be curly. The most common colors are liver roan (with or without tan markings), orange roan, blue roan, liver patches (with or without tan markings), black, black and tan, white with black, red, russet brown, or liver.
Character: The English Cocker Spaniel is intelligent, lively, gentle, affectionate, and easygoing.
Temperament: This dog gets along very well with other dogs, family pets, and children.
Care: Regular grooming with a brush and comb is required, as the coat is prone to tangles. Special attention should be paid to the hair on the legs and ears. It may be necessary to take the dog to a grooming professional two - four times a year to have excess hair trimmed or plucked. The ears should be cleaned regularly.
Training: This breed is naturally willing to learn and quickly understands what is expected of it. A great deal of understanding and consistency during training is necessary as it may try to take over your role.





CULTURED TOY POMERANIAN
Country of Origin: Germany.
Size: Shoulder height: Smaller: 18 - 22 cm (7 - 8.5 inches). Larger: 23 - 28 cm (9 - 11 inches).
Coat: Colors are orange, black, brown, white, or grey. The hair is long and straight, with a thick undercoat.
Character: This energetic dog is intelligent, eager to learn, and very loyal to its family.
Temperament: This dog gets along well with other dogs and household pets.
Care: The coat should be combed every three weeks followed by light brushing. Excessive grooming will damage the undercoat.
Training: Pomeranians must be trained early that they should not bark more than a few times when there are visitors or if the doorbell rings. The intelligence of this breed makes training fairly easy



DACHSHUND
Country of Origin: Germany.
Size: Shoulder height: Standard: Chest girth of at least 35 cm (13.75 inches), maximum weight of 20 lbs. Miniature: Chest girth of 30 - 35 cm (11.75 to 13.75 inches). Kaninchen: Chest girth smaller than 30 cm (11.75 inches).
Coat: Can be smooth, long, or wire-haired. Colors can be reddish-brown, black or tan, or chocolate brown,
Character: The Dachshund is brave, intelligent and independent.
Temperament: This breed is somewhat reserved around strangers, but forms a strong bond with its family. It can be over-courageous around other dogs.
Care: The Smooth- and Long-haired Dachshund should be brushed occasionally to remove dead hairs. Long-haired Dachshunds are prone to tangles, so they should be groomed more often. The coat of the Wire-haired Dachshund should be plucked twice a year.



ENGLISH BULL DOG
These dogs are small in stature but wide and compact with thick, massive heads. The muzzle is short and pug. The coat comes in many colors, including fawn, white, black & brindle. Black is undesirable in the show ring but not a disqualification. Because the stocky legs are set squarely at each corner of the compact, muscular body, the Bulldog's deliberate gate has become a waddle. They are good family dogs, known for their courage and their excellent guarding abilities. A lot of human attention is needed for Bulldog happiness. These dogs need little exercise or grooming except for the face which should be wiped daily in the face folds with a damp cloth. They weigh 53 to 55 lbs. and stand 12-16" at the shoulders.



FRENCH BULL DOG

Country of Origin: England
Size: Shoulder height: 10-13 inches
Coat: Always Smooth
Character: The French Bulldog is a pleasant, easy care companion. A very playful and affectionate dog. Sweet and absolutely hilarious
Temperament:Frenchie cannot be owned and ignored. They are fairly willful, but can be trained if the owner is patient. They respond to patient, consistent training that DOES NOT include hitting or harsh jerking.
Care: Easy to groom regardless of coat type. Regular brushing with firm bristle brush. Bathe only when necessary.
Training:Training must be consistent. The French bull dog wants to learn and obeys commands fairly quickly.




JACK RUSELL TERRIER

Country of Origin: England
Size: Shoulder height: 10-12 inches high 14-18 lbs
Coat: The coat comes in 3 varieties: Smooth, broken, wire-haired
Character: This breed is perky, loving, energetic, fearless. Enjoys playing with toys. Intelligent. Can be willful.
Temperament: This breed can be aggressive toward other dogs. Need to be socialized at an early age. Generally kind to children. Children need to be taught not to tease or strike the dog.
Care: Easy to groom regardless of coat type. Regular brushing with firm bristle brush. Bathe only when necessary.
Training: Can be somewhat difficult to train. Best if trained by firm, experienced trainer.


LHASA APSO
Country of Origin: Tibet.
Size: Shoulder height: 25 cm (9.75 inches).
Coat: The topcoat is long and straight. The undercoat is shorter and slightly softer.
Character: Lhasa Apsos are calm, loyal, and lovable. They enjoy company, but are wary of strangers.
Temperament: This dog gets along well with children, other dogs, and any household pets.
Care: The dog must be groomed thoroughly with a brush and comb twice a week. Great care must be taken to avoid breaking the hair. Keep the eyes and ears clean, and trim excess hair from between the pads of the feet.




MALTESE

Country of Origin: Italy/Malta.
Size: Shoulder height: 20 - 25 cm (7.75 - 9.75 inches).
Coat: Long white hair and no undercoat.
Character: This dog is eager to learn, friendly, and sociable.
Temperament: This dog gets along well with children, other dogs, and any household pets.
Care: This dog requires quite a bit of grooming, from daily brushing and combing to applying special lotion to remove ugly tear stains. Dead hair should be brushed out, as the Maltese does not shed. Irritating hairs around the eyes need to be removed.





MINIATURE PINSCHER
Country of Origin: Germany
Size: Shoulder height: 10 inches to 12.5 inches.
Coat: Is smooth, short and lustrous. Colors can be chocolate with rust-red, stag red, or black with red markings.
Character: Miniature pinschers are alert, bold, spirited and lively.
Temperament: This breed gets along fine with children, provided it is not pestered by them. Some have been known to be aggressive with other dogs and strangers, however this behavior is not common if proper socialization has taken place.
Care: The coat is easy to groom. It should be brushed and combed periodically.
Training: Training must be consistent. The Miniature Pinscher wants to learn and obeys commands fairly quickly.



PEKINGNESE

Country of Origin: China.
Size: Shoulder height: 20 cm (7.34 inches). Weight is 8.75 - 11 lbs.
Coat: Hair is long and abundant. A variety of colors is possible, but the most common combination is black and beige, sometimes combined with white.
Character: This dog is affectionate and noble, but not particularly fond of strangers.
Temperament: If socialized properly, this breed gets along fine with other animals.
Care: A great deal of grooming is necessary, including frequent brushing and applying powder or dry shampoo. Excessive hair around the pads of the feet must be trimmed.
Training: A Pekingese considers itself its own boss, but it can be trained through positive reinforcement.
Activity: This dog has very little need for exercise, making it especially suited for life in an apartment.






POODLE
Country of Origin: France has been officially recognized as the country of origin.
Size: Shoulder height: Height: 35 - 45 cm Weight: 45-70 pounds
Coat: Fine, frizzy, wooly. Permitted colors are grey, brown, apricot, black, and white. A Poodle with a corded coat is rare.
Character: Poodles are sensitive, intelligent, lively, playful, and eager to learn.
Temperament: This breed gets along well with other animals, other dogs, and children. Visitors will be announced, but they are generally friendly toward them.
Training: The intelligence of a Poodle makes training a fairly simple process. They quickly learn what is expected of them.




PUG

Country of Origin: Asia
Size: Shoulder height: 35 cm (13.75 inches). Weight is about 15 - 16 lbs.
Coat: Consists of short hairs. Colors can be black, beige, or silver. Must have a black mask.
Character: Easy-going and straightforward, Pugs are sociable, intelligent and calm.
Temperament: This dog gets along well with children, other dogs, and any household pets. It may get jealous if its owner ignores it.
Care: Loose hairs should be removed periodically with a rubber brush. Special lotion needs to be applied to the facial creases.
Training: It is necessary to be gentle when training this breed, as they are very sensitive to the tone of your voice.






SHIH TZU

Country of Origin: Tibet.
Size: Shoulder height: 25 cm (9.75 inches).
Coat: Is longhaired and can be a variety of colors including black, red, beige, and sometimes white.
Character: The Shih Tzu is an independent breed that is intelligent, lovable, affectionate, sociable, and cheerful. It is not as outgoing as most breeds. It seldom barks.
Temperament: This dog always behaves with dignity, and gets along with other household pets and children.




GERMAN SPITZ

Country of Origin: Japan.
Size: Height: 12-15 inches; Weight: 11-20 pounds
Coat: Hair is thick, medium-length with a thick under-layer of straight hair.
Character: This breed is curious and lively, and a good watchdog. It barks infrequently.
Temperament: This breed gets along well with other dogs, as well as children. It will bark when visitors come around.
Care: The coat is self-cleaning. Regular grooming with a brush and comb is required.




TOY POMERANIAN

The Pomeranian is a tiny, fluffy dog with a wedge-shaped head and pointed erect ears. Some have faces that breeders liken to a fox.The Pomeranian is a lively little dog. Intelligent, eager to learn, very loyal to its handler and family. The Pom is a wonderful companion dog. Poms make good little watch dogs. Teach this dog early that it may bark a couple of times when the doorbell rings or when there are visitors, but then to keep quiet. Be very consistent about this.

Height, Weight

Height: 7-12 inches (18-30 cm.)
Weight: 3-7 pounds (1-3 kg.)

Life Expectancy
About 15 year





YORKSHIRE TERRIER

The Yorkshire Terrier seems oblivious of its small size. It is ever eager for adventure. This little dog is highly energetic, brave, loyal and clever. Affectionate with there owners, Yorkies are easy to train, although they can sometimes be stubborn if owners do not give the dog proper attention. The Yorkie is an excellent watchdog and are very sweet and loving and can be trusted with children.


Height: 6-7 inches
Weight: 3 to 4 kg

3 comments:

Melody said...

I'm looking for a beautiful female, English cocker spaniel.

I might also consider a poodle or even a yorkie.

Please let me know what you have available now.

Are pictures available of these pups i have an interest in? And, pics of the parents as well.
You could send the pics via e-mail if it's convenient.

Thank you.

Alfi said...

Hello, i wanted to know if toy pomoranian puppies are available and for how much. can you send me details via email... alfia316@gmail.com

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