Dog Breeds

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 »

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 »

The Basenji is a hunting dog bred in Africa. They are also known as the barkless dog because of the howl or barro they make unlike the normal bark associated with dogs. The Basenji only has one breeding season, the average dog has 2-3 breeding seasons annually. Many believe they were bred to howl because the bark would give away the location when enemies were near. Read the rest of this entry »

The Australian Terrier is a small breed found in the terrier category. Similar to the Silky Terrier, they were found in Australia but their ancestry comes from Great Britain. The breed weighs on average 14 lbs. and 10 inches in height. Their coat is medium length but shaggy and coarse. For a visual of their coat check out this Australian Terrier Dog Apron. The coat comes in red and blue, but contains lighter colors at the neck. Read the rest of this entry »

The Silky Terrier was developed in Australia but its ancestry is from Great Britain. They have close relations to the Yorkshire and Australian Terrier. In America the breed goes by Silky Terrier but in Australia it is known as the Australian Silky Terrier. Read the rest of this entry »