Courageous Affenpinschers Make Amusing Family Pets

Affenpinscher may look a lot like a little monkey, but looks can be deceiving.  Behind that sweet funny face is a fearless little giant of a dog.   This dog breed comes from Germany and dates back to the seventeenth century.  Affenpinscher is German for "monkey dog" or "ape terrier." The French call them "diablotin moustachu"(mustached little devil).  You may even think they [...]

Courageous Affenpinschers Make Amusing Family Pets2022-01-17T07:12:32-08:00

Pomeranians The Biggest Little Dogs In The World

Where Do Pomeranians Come From?   The Pomeranian (Pom), with its upright ears and a thick double coat of straight hair, demonstrates its spitz heritage. The Pom's ancestors were probably much larger sled dogs from the cold Nordic countries of Europe. Some of those dogs made their way to Pomerania an area that is now part of Poland and Germany. Breeders in Pomerania [...]

Pomeranians The Biggest Little Dogs In The World2022-01-19T05:52:22-08:00

Boston Terrier A Well Dressed Dog With Impeccable Manners

Where Do Boston Terriers Come From? Unlike most dog breeds with very little documentation of their ancestry, the history of the Boston Terrier is well documented. Sometime in the late 1860s in England, an English Terrier (now extinct) and a Bulldog were bred and their puppy was sold to William O'Brien, an American, who took the dog to Boston. O'Brien sold the dog in [...]

Boston Terrier A Well Dressed Dog With Impeccable Manners2021-07-12T05:38:16-07:00

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel When You Really Need A Lapdog

Where Do Cavalier King Charles Spaniels Come From? As you can tell by its name, Cavalier King Charles Spaniels have a royal connection. They are named after the English King Charles II who was restored to the English throne (the 1660 Restoration ) after the death of Oliver Cromwell . King Charles II was known for his love of dogs as well as his [...]

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel When You Really Need A Lapdog2021-03-13T14:15:05-08:00

The French Bulldog Is Popular, Affectionate, and Smart

Where Do French Bulldogs Come From? If its name is French Bulldog, it must be from France, right? Well, maybe yes, maybe no. It seems that back in the 1800s in England, before the industrial revolution , women in lace factories (particularly in Nottingham ) warmed their laps with a small dog. Many of these dogs were small, or Toy Bulldogs. When jobs in [...]

The French Bulldog Is Popular, Affectionate, and Smart2021-06-13T09:07:02-07:00

Havanese Are Cheerful Toy Dogs From Cuba

Where Do Havanese Come From The Havanese is a toy dog breed developed in Cuba and named after its capital city of Havana. It is the national dog of Cuba and the only dog breed developed solely on the island. It is a cheerful, and friendly companion dog suited for city life but willing to fit in anywhere. The Havanese is part of the [...]

Havanese Are Cheerful Toy Dogs From Cuba2021-03-13T05:53:27-08:00

Happiness Is A Warm Beagle

Charles M. Schulz was famous for saying, "Happiness is a warm Beagle."  Okay, already.  I know he said "puppy," not "beagle, and it was the name of one of his books."  But Snoopy, probably based on one of Schulz's childhood dogs,  was a Beagle, so I am sure he would not mind my creative plagiarism. Where Did Beagles Come From? No one really knows [...]

Happiness Is A Warm Beagle2021-03-11T02:51:33-08:00

Is The Special Yorkshire Terrier Your Kind of Dog?

The petite, 4 to 7 pound Yorkshire Terrier is the most popular Toy Dog breed in the United States. It is an active, playful, affectionate dog with a big personality. They need attention and do not like being left alone. Many Yorkie owners take their dogs with them whenever they can and wherever dogs are allowed. When the Yorkshire Terrier (Yorkie) is all dressed [...]

Is The Special Yorkshire Terrier Your Kind of Dog?2021-06-14T08:03:23-07:00

The Elegant Lhasa Apso Is Sturdy, Agile, And Smart

Very few other dog breeds can compete with the Lhasa Apso when it comes to its elegant coat. Although they may look delicate, they are sturdy dogs that can compete in dog agility events. Looks and athletic ability are all combined in a regal-looking dog who is a comedian at heart. The smart and regal Lhasa Apso is an excellent family dog. With early [...]

The Elegant Lhasa Apso Is Sturdy, Agile, And Smart2021-03-04T08:34:49-08:00

Cardigan Welsh Corgis Royal Family Dogs

Cardigan Welsh Corgis Are Royal Family Dogs The most famous Corgis in the world are those owned by England's Queen Elizabeth.  Even if you are just a peasant, however, the Corgi will still be your loyal pet.  They can live in a variety of settings, from the city to the farms. For their size, they need daily physical and mental exercise.  Cardigans are a [...]

Cardigan Welsh Corgis Royal Family Dogs2021-07-14T07:29:45-07:00
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