Beagles

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Beagles have made their way into homes all around the world. They were originally bred to track as well as hunt and they have the ability to do both very well. Although they are great hunters and trackers, they are not always used for this purpose. However, if you have a beagle, don’t be surprised if you see their nose to the dirt as they track a rabbit in the backyard. More

American Hairless Terrier

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It may sound unusual but it is true. Often mistaken for its coat as being shaved off by its owner, the American Hairless Terrier is indeed what its name depicts … a hairless dog, which is why it is considered as one of the highly recommended dog breeds for people suffering from allergies.

The Origin of the Breed
It all started in 1972 when, in a litter of mid-sized Rat Terriers, a More

Cocker Spaniel

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Known as sporting dogs and hunting dogs, Cocker Spaniels are medium sized with sturdy bodies; the legs are long and round heads. The jaws are square. They have dark round eyes which are almond shaped (eyes are blue with Merles). They have low-set ears, well-feathered and long. Docking tails is practiced but in Europe it’s mostly illegal. Dewclaws may be removed.

Normal height is 15 inches for male and 14 for female. They can weigh between 14-31 pounds. Life can be from 12 to 15 years. The coat is solid colored, usually black (with some tan). Blended colors are also seen like white and black, with-red, or white-buff.
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Great Dane

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The great dane has a prestigious spot in the large dog breeds. This breed was originally for hunting the wild boar however today it is well known for being great companions. The large size of the great dane can be very intimidating but they are little softies with a lot of love to give.

The great dane is well known for its height. This breed can get as short as 30 inches tall or as large as 42 inches tall. The weight is different from a male and female. The male can weigh anywhere between 140 and 175 pounds while the female weighs between 110 and 140.

The coat of a great dane is short but it is thick. When healthy, it is shiny and smooth feeling. The great dane can be of different colors. The most popular color is white, brindle, fawn, and black. More

Dachshund

photo by Soggydan Dan Bennett

The dachshund is an adorable dog with a big heart. They have small long bodies and very short legs. The dachshund is a breed that is well known for the ability to track. They like to be independent thinkers and have the confidence to pull it off. The dachshund also has a smaller version called a miniature dachshund.

An adult dachshund can weigh in on average of 32 pounds and stand about 12 inches tall. The miniature dachshund weighs about 12 pounds as adults and stands around 8 inches on average.

A dachshund could have one of the three different coats; wiry, smooth, or longhaired. The coat can come in many different colors. There is black, mahogany, or dark chocolate. Grooming will depend on what type of fur the dachshund has. A smooth coat will mean minimal grooming. If the coat is longhaired or wiry the dachshund will require grooming on a regular basis.

The eyes of the dachshund are dark and round. The ears are also round in shape and stand up close to the top of the head. Their tail is very narrow and long and tapers off as you reach the end. More