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Airedale Terrier Origins

Airedale Terriers originated in Airedale, a location in Yorkshire, England. The breed is also known as the King of Terriers because it is the largest of the terrier breeds. Because the breed was originally bred for hunting otters around the valleys of the River Aire that runs though Airedale, it has also been known as the Waterside Terrier. Read the rest of this entry »

Heavily illustrated, and packed with detail, this reference describes every canine breed recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC) including even recently recognized breeds, such as the Norwegian Buhund, the Pyrenean Shepherd, and the Swedish Vallhund. Read the rest of this entry »

As a dog breeder, you will most often hear me say, “Oh, your looking for a pet? Why not consider an adoptable pet from a NO KILL FACILITY?” Meaning exactly what the title implies, no animal is put down, ever, regardless age, unless there is a debilitating disease.
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There are 146 of the 150 American Kennel Club (AKC) recognized breeds profiled in the pages of the Complete Dog Book. The pictures on their own provide great browsing. The text and detailed breed descriptions help you choose among the hounds, terriers, toys, and working breeds, the herders, guard dogs, and sporting breeds. Read the rest of this entry »

The Bernese Mountain Dog, also known is Swiss German as the Berner Sennenhund is a large dog breed. Senne means alpine pasture and hund means dog. These dogs assisted herders and dairymen that went by the name Senn. Berner, or Bernese in English is from the location the breed was founded known to be Canton of Bern in Switzerland. The Bernese Mountain Dog has also been used in the past as farm dogs, and draft animals to pull carts. Read the rest of this entry »

The Belgian Tervuren belongs in the Belgian Shepherd Dog category. Previously before being recognized by the AKC in 1960 as the Belgian Tervuren it was known as the Belgian Sheepdog. Read the rest of this entry »

Bedlington Terriers have the appearance of a lamb. Their fur is non-shedding, and has the texture of wool.  Their long hair was used as protection to fight off prey that bit them. Their head is triangular in shape that matches its eyes and their front legs have an unusual construction. Bedlington Terriers have feet that are closer together than at the elbows. This creates a pivot or a triangular shape that allows them to switch angles at quick and high speeds. Read the rest of this entry »

The Bearded Collie is a herding dog, used to herd sheep and cattle, but these days is generally a family dog. The average size of a Bearded Collie is 20-22 inches in height and 40-60 lbs. Read the rest of this entry »

The Beagle is a small to medium sized breed that is found in the hound category. Their expertise is their ability to smell. In the past they have been used to hunt down rodents, hare, and rabbits. They have very few health problems, and are calm which make them a great pet. Read the rest of this entry »

The Basset Hound is a short legged breed found in the hound class of dogs. Their expertise is scent detection. Originally, they were bred to hunt down rabbits. They have the best scent smelling besides the Bloodhound. Bas in French means low, and the suffix et, paired with Bas means rather low. Read the rest of this entry »