Posts with tag: "Breed Info"
BREED PROFILE: Miniature Schnauzer
Thursday, February 13, 2014
BREED PROFILE: Miniature Schnauzer

  The Miniature Schnauzer is near and dear to my heart because Schroeder, our Mini, was my 16th birthday present. The first thing about these little dogs is their intelligence. They are extrememly quick learners. Full of energy and very playful, the Miniature Schnauzer is a fun companion to have around. You won't find the Miniature Schnauzer to be a yappy little dog, but they do make an excellent watch dog with their keen hearing and readiness to sound the alarm. Developed in the early 1900's the Miniature Schnauzer is thought to be a cross between the Standard Schnauzer, Affenpinscher, and maybe a little poodle thrown into the mix. Some authorities believe the mix to be a little ...

BREED PROFILE: Newfoundland
Sunday, November 24, 2013
BREED PROFILE: Miniature Schnauzer

  The Newfoundland is the lifeguard of the dog world. Hailing from Newfoundland, a land of icy-cold waters, the "Newfie" is a gentle giant. Newfoundlands have been known to tow boats much larger than themselves, aided by webbed feet and powerful, muscular legs. Most often seen in black, other colors are sometimes found including black with white markings, gray, brown, and white with black markings. Usually topping out around 150 lbs, I recently saw a chocolate Newfie at a dog show who was 170 lbs at about 16 months of age. He'll break the 200-lb barrier by the time he's fully grown. He was the most gentle sweet-spirited hulk of a dog that I've ever seen! Because of their double coat ...

BREED PROFILE: That Sammy Smile...
Tuesday, October 08, 2013
BREED PROFILE: Miniature Schnauzer

  The Samoyed is thought to be one of the older breeds, originating with the Samoyede people of northern Siberia. Not to be confused with any of the Eskimo breeds, the Samoyed is set apart as a separate entity. While in the United States we often call this dog by the name sam-MOY-yed, the proper pronunciation is sam-a-YED, after the Samayede tribes that have kept them for centuries. Originally bred to herd reindeer, hunt, fish, and act as companions, the Samoyed was taken in by their people as members of the family. To this day, they exhibit that overall love and affinity for humans and are happiest when they are right in the middle of family life. One of the most beautiful ...