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Old 01-30-2010, 04:14 PM
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Well I used to love that site.. dogbreedinfo.com but it has recently been invaded by stupidity but I figured, we have MANY breeds here on chaz and lots of people, so lets try to get all the info on the breeds we own/love all together oh and no worries if "your" breed has already been mentioned, because the more info we have on each, the better.. and everyone has something different to add! oh and please add as much as you can, i think it will be a great resource for those looking for a dog

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GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

acceptable colors:

Temperament:

Height:

Weight:

Health Problems:

Exercise:

Life Expectancy:

Grooming:

What to look for in a breeder:

Ideal living conditions:

"Ideal" owner:

Trainability:

Other traits: (good with kids, cats, other dogs, pets, strangers.... likes the cold, likes the heat... activies/sports the breed does well in)


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Old 01-30-2010, 04:25 PM
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Beagle

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

acceptable colors: Any True Hound Color

Temperament: Typical hound. Happy, fun, non agressive. Pack dog so should be good with other dogs

Height: 10 - 15 in. Divided in the US for show reasons to 13" Bealges and 15" (over 13 under 15)

Weight:

Health Problems: Epilepsy, HypoThyroidism, Beagle Pain Syndrom, Factor 7 Deficency (sp?)

Exercise: Daily walks

Life Expectancy: 12-15yrs

Grooming: Minimual. They do shed lot

What to look for in a breeder: Health testing and titles

Ideal living conditions: Inside with the family. Could make an apartment dog with the right amount of exersize

"Ideal" owner:

Trainability: Non existant. LOL. They are stuborn and will only do something if there is something in it for them

Other traits: (good with kids, cats, other dogs, pets, strangers.... likes the cold, likes the heat... activies/sports the breed does well in) . Not a good off leash or Obediance dog. Good with kids. Some dogs are not good with small fury animals.


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Color Link: (Explains the colors) Hound Colours
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Old 01-30-2010, 04:37 PM
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THE CHIHUAHUA


GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
Graceful, alert and swift-moving with a saucy expression, Chihuahuas are highly intelligent and should not be underestimated even though small in size. (took this from the AKC..think they summed it up pretty well).

acceptable colors: can be any color solid, marked or splashed and the coat may be long or short.

Temperament: Alert, projecting the "napoleon-like" attitudes of self importance, confident, self-reliance. Bond very closely to their owners and can be demanding when it comes to affection

Height: I dunno lol short

Weight: A well balanced little dog not to exceed 6 pounds.

Health Problems: Patellar Luxation, Hypoglycemia in puppies

Exercise: Small but active little dogs that require mental stimulation. Indoor play sessions, daily walks and training

Life Expectancy: One of the longest living breeds, 15+ years

Grooming: A bath about once a month is about all it takes. Some longer coats require weekly brushing.. they shed.

What to look for in a breeder:
- avoid breeders that use the term "teacup" "pocketsized, apple head, deer head, etc.." chihuahuas are chihuahuas.
-look for a breeder that does health testing

Ideal living conditions: Chihuahuas are suitable for most living conditions, their small size makes them great for apartment life and their bond to their owners usually makes them easy travelers. although the prefer the warm, so coats are needed for harsher winter months. but because of their size families should have older children or children who understand that dropping/rough handling could hurt the small dog

"Ideal" owner: The "ideal" owner for a chihuahua is somebody who enjoys a VERY close bond with their dog and always having a dog in their lap or following them around. but that also understands that although they are small, chihuahuas are DOGS, not babies. if you let them get away with everything, they will be little horrors to live with.

Trainability: Chihuahuas are smart, capable little dogs and when given the right motivation (usually food..) they are very willing to learn. because of their small stature.. potty training is rumored to be difficult

Other traits: (good with kids, cats, other dogs, pets, strangers.... likes the cold, likes the heat... activies/sports the breed does well in)

Chihuahuas are known for only getting along with other chihuahuas, a "breedist" trait.
Most are good with respectful children who do not grab/drop/scare them.
They bond closely with their owners but with the right socialization are friendly with kind strangers.


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Old 01-30-2010, 04:43 PM
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Papillon

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

acceptable colors: Papillons are ALWAYS particolored. They are white with varying patches of color. Color can range from just a solid headed white dog to a dog that is primarily colored (irish marked almost). Colors include: Sable- red sable, black, lemon, shaded, etc. Tricolor- comes in three varieties- traditional tricolor, hound tricolor, and minimal tricolor. Bicolor- black and white, red and white, or lemon and white. Unacceptable colors and markings are dilutes- blue and liver (also can come in dilute tris). Split faces, bald faces, etc. Or solid white.

Temperament: Friendly with their people. Can be a bit aloof with strangers, or can be very friendly with them. Super intelligent and clingy dogs. They tend to be pretty high energy compared to most toy dogs. They are very sweet and affectionate dogs and yet at the same time are very athletic and driven. The key term for them is lively lol. They are very happy, animated, and energetic little dogs.

Height: 9-12 inches. Over 11 inches is a fault, over 12 is a DQ

Weight: 6-10 lbs

Health Problems: PRA, Luxating patellas

Exercise: They don't have high exercise requirements but I can tell you they will thrive much more with at least an hour or two of exercise a day.

Life Expectancy: 14 - 16

Grooming: Minimal to moderate. They need a comb out for their ears every now and then. Bathe and trim feet about once a month. They DO shed, but do not blow coat.

What to look for in a breeder: Showing is nice, agility, therapy dogs, obedience, etc are also nice. PRA and Patella screenings.

Ideal living conditions: Indoors only! They can't deal with extreme temperatures. A fenced yard would be nice but it's not required if they get exercised outside.

"Ideal" owner: Someone who likes a very interactive breed. Someone that enjoys teaching their dogs things and taking their dogs with them.

Trainability: Very very very high. They are brilliant little minds and usually (haha) want to work with you.

Other traits: (good with kids, cats, other dogs, pets, strangers.... likes the cold, likes the heat... activies/sports the breed does well in) Good with well mannered or older kids. Can be breakable so be careful with rough kids and dogs. Excellent in flyball, obedience, and agility. Also can make great service dogs and therapy dogs. For this they are often referred to as 'the working toy dog' or 'the border collie of the toy group'. They tend towards the vocal side of things.


Useful links for those who want to own/know more about this breed:
(good breeders, breed info sites, clubs, etc..)

Papillon Club Of America Homepage

PCART
Welcome to Papillon 911 Rescue and Adoption, Inc.
Papillon Haven Rescue - Rescued Papillons for immediate adoption

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4 red sable papillons and a hound tricolor:



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Sports (from Braylor's papillons)

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Jack Russell Terrier


GENERAL DESCRIPTION: A small hardy terrier bred for going to earth after quarry. They come in three coat types, smooth, broken and rough. ALL coat types should be harsh and wirey. A JRT should be lively and confident. (this does not mean hyper and obnoxious). JRTs should be square, ie as tall as they are long with small flexible chests. The over all look should be balanced and athletic.

acceptable colors : Must be at least 51% white. Tan, tri, and black markings are acceptable. Brindle is not.

Temperament: Fearless, outgoing confident and assertive. This breed tends to meet aggression with a agression. Should be active but NOT be hyper. Very often a one person dog, very 'into' their human.

Height: 10-15 inches

Weight: ~ a pound an inch.

Health Problems: Luxating patellas, PLL (eye issue) and juvenile cataracts.

Exercise: Decent amounts of physical and or mental stimulation, especially as youngsters. Sedates walks around the block won't cut it.

Life Expectancy: 14 or more years.

Grooming: Very little.

What to look for in a breeder: Watch for breeders who check eyes and breed young. Many issues don't show up till the dog is a bit older. Look to see if the breeder does anything with their dogs, be it hunting, agility, terrier trials. JRTs are a common choice for byb so make sure its someone who is preserving the working traits in this wonderful breed.

Ideal living conditions: Any place can be a good home if the people are right. Typically not an apartment dog, but it can work if the owners are diligent about meeting their dog's needs.

"Ideal" owner:Not a first time dog owner's dog. The right owner will have a fair bit of dog experience and a good idea how to train a dog. Someone who is active or wants to do dog sports, or work their terrier is ideal.

Trainability
:Highly trainable when motivational methods are used. Very smart and quick to learn (though you have to be careful, at times what you think you are teaching is not what they are learning)

Other traits: Not generally a good choice for homes with cats, or other small pets. Normally intolerant of manhandling by 'rude' children. Same sex aggression is common in this breed so other existing dogs need to be taken into consideration when thinking about getting a JRT. They are a ubiquitous breed in many dog sport areas such as flyball and agility. Having a good sense of humour is paramount to being a happy JRT owner.

Useful links for those who want to own/know more about this breed:
(good breeders, breed info sites, clubs, etc..)
JRTCA.COM
Jack Russell Terrier Club of Canada - Home
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YORKSHIRE TERRIER


GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

acceptable colors: Steel Blue & Tan, Some puppies may be born with a white star on their forehead but it generally disappears over time.

Temperament: These dogs are terriers first and foremost, they are tough and energetic. They need to be watched carefully because they will get themselves into trouble because they are not aware of their size.

Weight: Under 7 pounds. Although a decently bred yorkie should be between 4 and 7 pounds, anything less needs a lot of attention and care and may have additional health problems.

Health Problems: Liver Shunts and MVD are very common in Yorkies, other issues to look for include Luxating Patellas and Leggs Perthe Disease.

Exercise: Yorkies can do well in most settings, they really enjoy the opportunity to get out and run but can get a lot of exercise just running around inside and therefore they may good apartment dogs.

Life Expectancy: It is not uncommon to hear of yorkies living to be 15-17 years.

Grooming: The yorkies coat is very versatile and the cut you choose to keep will determine how much grooming you need to do. In a full show cut, the dog will need daily grooming, in a shorter clip the dog will only need occasional grooming however you should expect to visit a groomer on a somewhat regular basis.

What to look for in a breeder: Breeding dogs within the standard size, while it is common practice to use larger moms and smaller dads, the moms should still be within the standard, that is under 7 pounds. You also want to know if there is any history of LS or MVD in their lines.

Ideal living conditions: Yorkies are very adaptable and can live in almost any setting.

"Ideal" owner: Someone experienced with the stubborn terrier attitude and the special needs of small dogs.

Trainability: Again, they can be stubborn but they are also highly intelligent and if you put your mind to it they can be trained.

Other traits: (good with kids, cats, other dogs, pets, strangers.... likes the cold, likes the heat... activies/sports the breed does well in)

Tend to do better in warm conditions but with proper attire can adapt to the cold fine. As long as they are socialized properly they are fine with other dogs, cats, and people.
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Border Collie

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Border Collie originated from the Scottland/England border. This is where the name the "Border" Collie came from. Border Collies are among the world's smartest dog breeds. They are highly trainable with lightning fast responses and alterness to anything its owner is doing. The Border Collie is a working dog. They are used by many farms and ranchers to move any type of stock. Today, Border Collies are used in many dog sports, but it's original purpose is to be a stockdog.

Acceptable colors: Any

Temperament: The Border Collie is intense to most avarage owners. They are generally very willing to please there owner for as little as a petting from them.

Height: 18-22in. But anything is excepted.

Weight: 20-50lbs. Again, anything is excepted.

Health Problems: Epilepsy, Hip Dysplasia, PRA (Collie Eye Anomaly), and Deafness.

Exercise: They require daily exercise, but working bred Border Collies should have a good off switch.

Life Expectancy: They are expected to live fairly long. Usually about 12-16 years.

Grooming: They require little daily grooming. Most Border Collies have a nice wash 'n wear type coat.

What to look for in a breeder: The best type of breeder to look for when wanting a Border Collie is one that works his/her dogs in herding. Even though bred for stockwork, these dogs come with great off switches and excell in many other dog sports.

Ideal living conditions: Any, as long as it has the right, dedicated owner.

"Ideal" owner: Someone who wants a shadow, intellegence, and a dog that gives 110% in everything.

Trainability: Very, very high.

Other traits: (good with kids, cats, other dogs, pets, strangers.... likes the cold, likes the heat... activies/sports the breed does well in): They can either be a child's best friend or worst enemy. If in the right hands, they love children. They do well meeting other dogs and should be taught to do well. Generally, most farm Border Collies live outside in kennels. They do well in this enviroment if provided with the proper shelter. They do well in most hot and cold climites.

Useful links for those who want to own/know more about this breed
(good breeders, breed info sites, clubs, etc..):
USBCHA, ABCA, BC Boards, and Little Hats.



An obsession amoung most Border Collies: The Ball.



Another big obession among Border Collies: The Sheep.





Showing just how different the color in Border Collies can vary:



And just for the cuteness factor, a puppy Border Collie.

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Papillon

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

The papillon is of the toy spaniel group of breeds, originating as a bred down version of hunting spaniels to be a ladies' pet. They possibly also contain a bit of spitz ancestry from volpino italianos and/or old style pomeranians. The papillon comes in two varieties, the papillon with erect ears and the phalene with drop ears. Phalene looking dogs are recorded back to the 1400-1500s through tapestries and paintings by the old masters. The papillon variety appeared first in the 1800s.

From "A New Owner's Guide To Papillons" by Deborah Wood (She just nails it imo):

"Papillons are energetic, busy, curious, bright little dogs. If you want a quiet lapdog who enjoys nothing more than spending the day snuggled up on a couch calmly watching television with you, then another breed of dog is probably a better choice. Many first time papillon owners are shocked when their dog would prefer not to snuggle. Although almost all papillons are lively, people oriented dogs, there is a range of energy levels and the need for constant entertainment among papillons. Some papillons reflect the more laid back personality of their spaniel ancestors and are content to chase a toy around the living room for 15 minutes and then cuddle for an hour. Other papillons are more like miniature border collies, and will generally get themselves into terrible trouble if they don't have at least an hour or two of interactive, demanding activity in a day.

While papillons are busy, generally hardy, and certainly athletic dogs, they are also very sensitive dogs. Be prepared to spend the next 15 years of your life with two bright, brown eyes staring at you, waiting for you to play. These thinking, active, demanding, intelligent dogs are unique in dogdom and a source of constant joy if they're matched with the right human."

acceptable colors: Papillons are ALWAYS particolored. They are white with varying patches of color. Color can range from just a solid headed white dog to a dog that is primarily colored (irish marked almost). Colors include: Sable- red sable, black, lemon, shaded, etc. Tricolor- comes in three varieties- traditional tricolor, hound tricolor, and minimal tricolor. Bicolor- black and white, red and white, or lemon and white. Unacceptable colors and markings are dilutes- blue and liver (also can come in dilute tris). Split faces, bald faces, etc. Or solid white.

Temperament: Friendly with their people. Can be a bit aloof with strangers, or can be very friendly with them. Super intelligent and clingy dogs. They tend to be pretty high energy compared to most toy dogs. They are very sweet and affectionate dogs and yet at the same time are very athletic and driven. The key term for them is lively lol. They are very happy, animated, and energetic little dogs.

Height: 9-12 inches. Over 11 inches is a fault, over 12 is a DQ

Weight: 6-10 lbs

Health Problems: PRA, Luxating patellas

Exercise: They don't have high exercise requirements but I can tell you they will thrive much more with at least an hour or two of exercise a day.

Life Expectancy: 14 - 16

Grooming: Minimal to moderate. They need a comb out for their ears every now and then. Bathe and trim feet about once a month. They DO shed, but do not blow coat.

What to look for in a breeder: Showing is nice, agility, therapy dogs, obedience, etc are also nice. PRA and Patella screenings.

Ideal living conditions: Indoors only! They can't deal with extreme temperatures. A fenced yard would be nice but it's not required if they get exercised outside.

"Ideal" owner: Someone who likes a very interactive breed. Someone that enjoys teaching their dogs things and taking their dogs with them.

Trainability: Very very very high. They are brilliant little minds and usually (haha) want to work with you.

Other traits: (good with kids, cats, other dogs, pets, strangers.... likes the cold, likes the heat... activies/sports the breed does well in) Good with well mannered or older kids. Can be breakable so be careful with rough kids and dogs. Excellent in flyball, obedience, and agility. Also can make great service dogs and therapy dogs. For this they are often referred to as 'the working toy dog' or 'the border collie of the toy group'. They tend towards the vocal side of things.


Useful links for those who want to own/know more about this breed:
(good breeders, breed info sites, clubs, etc..)

Papillon Club Of America Homepage

PCART
Welcome to Papillon 911 Rescue and Adoption, Inc.
Papillon Haven Rescue - Rescued Papillons for immediate adoption

Papillons playing:



4 red sable papillons and a hound tricolor:



Helping out:



Obedience:



Sports (from Braylor's papillons)

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Border Collie

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Border Collie originated from the Scottland/England border. This is where the name the "Border" Collie came from. Border Collies are amoung the world's smartest dog breeds. They are highly trainable with lightning fast responses and alterness to anything its owner is doing. The Border Collie is a working dog. They are used by many farms and ranchers to move any type of stock. Today, Border Collies are used in many dog sports, but it's original purpose is to be a stockdog.

Acceptable colors: Any

Temperament: The Border Collie is intense to most avarage owners. They are generally very willing to please there owner for as little as a petting from them.

Height: 18-22in. But anything is excepted.

Weight: 20-50lbs. Again, anything is excepted.

Health Problems: Epilepsy, Hip Dysplasia, PRA (Collie Eye Anomaly), and Deafness.

Exercise: They require daily exercise, but working bred Border Collies should have a good off switch. More so then physical exercise, the border collie requires mental stimulation. They thrive on having a job and are happiest when they have something to do, be it exercising on a walk or putting away toys in their toy box at home. Being worked physically is just the beginning. To enrich the lives of these dogs it is essential to provide them with mental challenges through training and dog sports like herding, agility, flyball, etc.

Life Expectancy: They are expected to live fairly long. Usually about 12-16 years.

Grooming: They require little daily grooming. Most Border Collies have a nice wash 'n wear type coat.

What to look for in a breeder: The best type of breeder to look for when wanting a Border Collie is one that works his/her dogs in herding. Even though bred for stockwork, these dogs come with great off switches and excel in many other dog sports. It is also crucial to make sure all parents are tested for genetic diseases and that epilepsy doesn't exist in the family tree.
Ideal living conditions: Any, as long as it has the right, dedicated owner.

"Ideal" owner: Someone who wants a shadow, intellegence, and a dog that gives 110% in everything, and is also prepared to give back 110% to this dog.
Trainability: Very, very high.

Other traits: (good with kids, cats, other dogs, pets, strangers.... likes the cold, likes the heat... activies/sports the breed does well in): They can either be a child's best friend or worst enemy. If in the right hands, they love children. They do well meeting other dogs and should be taught to do well. It is important to also take into consideration that the breed can be aloof, no matter how well socialized. If someone wants a dog that will be around lots of children, it is important to find the right breeder that is aware of this and can help in choosing the most suitable, outgoing puppy. These dogs do not always get along well with other dogs. Many are 'offended' by dogs that are rambunctious or crowd them, so prepare to socialize a lot and be aware of you dog's threshold.

Useful links for those who want to own/know more about this breed:
(good breeders, breed info sites, clubs, etc..): USBCHA, ABCA, BC Boards, Little Hats.




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The German Shepherd Dog


GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
The German Shepherd Dog originated in germany as A herding dog. They are very versitile and can do most any job, Although they Might not be the Best at each job. German shepherds are used for herding livestock, they are used as theropy dogs, Guide Dogs, Police dogs, guard dogs and best of all, Loyal pets. The German Shepherd is Known for being Highly Intelligant and very intune with their owners emotions. A german shepherd should be protective of its family. Although many these days are not.

Acceptable colors: Black/Tan, Black, Black/Red, Black/Cream, Many colours of sable.
They come in Solid livers, Solid blues, Black/blue, Black/Liver and white but White is An automatic DQ while I am unsure about the other, rarer colors if they are accepted or not(?)

Temperament: Good temperment. They are usually aloof with strangers but should be easily approachable. They usually take a little while for them to warm up to strangers. But they should.

Height: Males should be 25 inches(64 cm) And bitches should be arounf 23 inches( 58 Cm)

Weight: Males- 75-80 lbs.. Females- 60-70 lbs

Health Problems:Hip dysplasia, elbow Dysplasia,blood disorders, digestive problems, bloat, epilepsy, chronic eczema, keratitis (inflamation of the cornea).

Exercise: Need a nice bit of excersise but most have a Good "Offswitch"..German shepherds like to have a "job" so to speak so giving it a Backpack to carry or a sled to pull etc. would make your GSD very happy. They need more mental stimulation then physical as they are very smart and can get bored easily.

Life Expectancy: 12-13years.

Grooming: Not alot of grooming. A nice brushing once a day when they are blowing their coat would be nice.This breed does shed a little all year but will blow its coat twice a year.

What to look for in a breeder: Somebody that WORKS their dogs. Somebody who has Titled breeding dogs in Shutzhund, Tracking, Obediance, Agility Etc. Look for somebody who Health tests and Cerfs their dogs. Somebody who Keeps there dogs and puppies IN the house so they are properly socialized. Try to stay away from breeders who have dogs who can't function the way a GSD should. Most show breeders have dogs with overly arched backs.

Ideal living conditions: They like to be inside the house with their family's. They do best in a place with a good sized yard but are able to adapt to living in an apartment as long as they get out for exersize a few times daily.

"Ideal" owner: Somebody who is active and knows the breed well. Not the best breed for somebody with anxiety issues. Maybe not the best breed for first time dog owners. Somebody who is experienced in owning a dog period.

Trainability: Very easy to train. Most are Extremely intellegant and are very eager to please.

Other traits: (good with kids, cats, other dogs, pets, strangers.... likes the cold, likes the heat... activies/sports the breed does well in).
If properly socialized they do well with dogs, cats, pets and kids. Again, Very aloof with strangers. Not the best Idea to leave a GSD unsupervised with a Cat or other small animal as they usually have a High prey drive.


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These are taken from: 4GSD - Coat Colours
Sable:


Black/Tan




Long haired Black/tan


White


Longhaired Solid liver


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Long haired Black


Schutzhund dog


guide dog


Police dog


Im sure the More Experianced german sheoherd people will chime in with more to add.. Without actuallly owning one yet my experiance is still limited :P
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