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…

Breed Type: Cross Breed Country of Origin: United States Size: Small Also known as: Spoodle Height: 25-38 cm Weight: 5.4 to 11 kg Exercise Requirements: Medium Care Requirements: Medium Lifespan: 15+ Years Best Suited as: Family Pet A Cockapoo is a wonderful crossbreed that comes from breeding a Cocker Spaniel and a Poodle, or two…

Male Height (typical): 10-12 inches (25-30 cm.) Female Height (typical): 10-12 inches (25-30 cm.) Size: Small Male Weight (typical): 10 pounds (5 kg) Female Weight (typical): 10 pounds (5 kg) Country of Origin: England Exercise Required: Daily walks, Backyard play Expected Life Span: 10 – 14 Years Best suited as: Companion, Family Pet Other names:…

Country of Origin: Sweden Size: Small-Medium, Small but powerful with a long Body Height: Dogs 33-35 cms at withers Bitches 31-33 cms at withers Ratio of height to weight at the withers and length of body should be 2:3. Weight: 11.5-16 kgs Grooming Requirements: Usually low, but high during shedding. Exercise Requirements: Medium – small…

Heart disease is more common in dogs than in any other domestic species. The most common form damages the heart’s valves; this occurs primarily in small dogs, from middle age onwards. Congenital heart defects and heart attacks are less common. A wide variety of medications, developed to treat human heart conditions, are used to successfully…

Country of Origin: Central Asia, Siberia Size: Large Weight: 36-54kg (80-120 lbs.) Height: 70-80cm (25-31 in.) at the withers Grooming Requirements: High Maintenance Exercise Requirements: Moderate Popularity in Australia: Moderately popular for ranchers Dog Type: Working Most suited As: Herding, guarding livestock, and companion animals Also known As: Chien des Pyrenees, Montanes del Pirineo, Pyrenees…

Male Height (typical): 76-81 cm. (30-32 inches) Female Height (typical): 68-74 cm. (27-29 inches) Size: Small – Medium – Large Male Weight (typical): 38-45 kg. (85-100 pounds) Female Weight (typical): 32-41 kg. (70-90 pounds) Country of Origin: British Isles Exercise Required: Daily long walks. Expected Life Span: 8 – 11 Years Best suited as: Working…

Country of Origin: Germany Size: Large to Massive Weight: 38 – 52 kilograms though much larger male specimens exist. Height: Height at withers for males – 61-68 cm Height at withers for bitches – 56-63 cm Grooming Requirements: Low Exercise Requirements: Low to Medium Popularity in Australia: – Australia’s ninth most popular dog Dog Type:…

Country of Origin: North America, Australia Size: small to large Weight: 23kg (50 lbs) standard Height: 0.5m (20 inches) standard Grooming Requirements: Frequent Exercise Requirements: Moderate Popularity in Australia: Moderate Dog Type: Hybrid / Cross retrievers Most suited As: companion, sports hunting and retrieving Also known As: Doodles Expected Life Span: varies with size of…

Breed Type: Terrier Country of Origin: United States Popular Names: American Rat Terrier, Decker Giant, Ratting Terrier, RT Size: Small Height: (At the withers) Males 36 – 46 cm, Females 25 – 38 cm (standard size) Weight: Males 7 – 11 kg, Females 3.6 – 7.3 kg (standard weight) Best suited as: Companion, Herding Dog,…

Breed Category: Hound Country of Origin: England Average Size: 62-68 cm (at the withers) Average Weight: 35-45 kg Average Life Span: 10-12 years Grooming Requirements: Low Exercise Requirements: High History The Otterhound is a type of dog bred for its ability to seek out animals with its unbelievably strong nose. The history of this breed…

Breed Type: Spitz? Pariah? Country of Origin: America Popular Names: American Dingo, Ol’ Yaller, Yellow Dog, Dixie Dingo, North American Native Indian’s Dog Size: Medium Height: (At the withers) 45 – 61 cm Weight: Males 15 – 20 kg Best suited as: Companion to an active single person or family Lifespan: 15 years Popularity: Rare…