Breed Category: Livestock GuardianCountry of Origin: FinlandAverage Size: 50-60 cm (at the withers)Average Weight: 20-25 kgAverage Life Span: 11-13 yearsGrooming Requirements: LowExercise Requirements: High History The Karelian Bear Dog is a spirited and fearless hunting dog prized in its native Finland for its ability to approach and intimidate large animals, such as bear and moose.…

Breed Type: Sptiz Country of Origin: Holland Size:  Medium Also known as: Kees, Smiling Dutchmen Males: Height: 43-46 cm Weight: 16-25 kg Females: Height: 40-43 cm Weight: 14-23 kg Exercise Requirements: Medium Care Requirements: High Lifespan: 13-16 Years Best Suited as: Family Pet The Keeshond, a member of the Spitz family, is an energetic, loving…

Male Height (typical): 77-86 cm. (30-32 inches)Female Height (typical): 72-77 cm. (28-30 inches) Size: LargeMale Weight (typical): 50-66 kg. (110-145 pounds) Female Weight (typical): 41-54 kg. (90-120 pounds)Country of Origin: TurkeyExercise Required: Daily long walks, intellectual stimulationExpected Life Span: 12 – 15 Years Best suited as: Working Dog, Guard DogOther names: Turkish Kangal Dog, Karabash…

Training your dog is an important step in helping them integrate with your family as well as providing them a more rewarding life in your home. Depending on the breed of dog you have, this dog training can take several forms that all aim to model their behavior to better match your needs and lifestyle.…

Male Height (typical): 55-71 cm. (22-28 inches) Female Height (typical): 55-71 cm. (22-28 inches) Size: Medium – Large Male Weight (typical): 27-32 kg. (60-70 pounds) Female Weight (typical): 27-32 kg. (60-70 pounds) Country of Origin: England Exercise Required: Moderate – High Expected Life Span: 12-14 Years Best suited as: Hunting, Companion Other names: Norfolk Lurcher…

Breed Type: Terrier Country of Origin: England Popular Names: English Gentleman’s Terrier, Gentleman’s Terrier Size: Small Height: (At the withers) 39 – 40 cm Weight: Males 8 kg, Females 7.7 kg Best suited as: Pet or show dog with an active owner or family Lifespan: 15 – 16 years Intro This elegant terrier looks like…

Breed Category: WorkingCountry of Origin: ItalyAverage Size: 60-70 cm (at the withers)Average Weight: 35-45 kgAverage Life Span: 12-14 yearsGrooming Requirements: MediumExercise Requirements: High History The full name of the Maremma Sheepdog is the Cane de Pastore Maremman-Abruzzese and this breed is beloved for its ability to be both a guardian of livestock and a companion…

Breed Category: WorkingCountry of Origin: United StatesAverage Size: 40-65 cm (at the withers)Average Weight: 20-30 kgAverage Life Span: 11-13 yearsGrooming Requirements: MediumExercise Requirements: High History The McNab Collie is a relatively new breed, developed in California in the mid 1800s. A Scottish rancher named Alexander McNab moved to the western part of the United States…

Breed Type: SpitzCountry of Origin: JapanPopular Names: Shiba Inu, or “Little Brushwood Dog”Size: SmallHeight: (At the withers) Males 35-43 cm, Females 33-41 cmWeight: Males 10 kg, Females 8 kg Best suited as: Pet or show dog with an active owner or family. May be used as a hunting dogLifespan: 12-15 years IntroOne of the few ancient…

Breed Category: TerrierCountry of Origin: IrelandAverage Size: 45-50 cm (at the withers)Average Weight: 15-20 kgAverage Life Span: 13-15 yearsGrooming Requirements: HighExercise Requirements: Medium History The Kerry Blue Terrier is a medium-sized dog that is native to County Kerry, the region of Ireland for which it is named. It is thought to have been developed in…

Breed Type: Spitz (Non-Sporting?)Country of Origin: ChinaPopular Names: Shar Pei, Chinese Fighting DogSize: MediumHeight: (At the withers) 45 – 50 cmWeight: 18 – 25 kgBest suited as: Pet or show dog with an active owner or family. May be used as a working dog to herd or guard livestock.Lifespan: 7 – 12 but most only…