Dachshunds originated in Germany sometime in the early 17th century. They are renowned for their bravery and versatility especially when hunting. They were bred specifically to hunt small animals such as rabbits and badgers because their short legs helped them to follow animals underground and fit inside the burrows easily.

Country of Origin: Belgium Size: Large Weight: 36-50kg (80-110 lbs.) Height: 58-69cm (23-27 in.) at the withers Grooming Requirements: Minimal Exercise Requirements: Moderate Popularity in Australia: Dog Type: Hound Most suited As: Hunter, tracker, companion Also known As: St Hubert Hound, Sleuth Hound   Expected Life Span: 6-8 years Origin Legend states that these dogs…

Breed Type:  Northern Country of Origin: Greenland Size: Medium Also known as:  Esquimaux Dog, Greenland Husky Males: Height: 58-68 cm Weight: 30-32kg Females: Height: 51-61 cm Weight: 28-30kg Exercise Requirements: High Care Requirements: Medium Lifespan: 10-12 Years Best Suited as:  Sled Dog The Greenland Dog, or Greenland Husky, was born to be a sled dog. …

Wetterhoun, which means “water dog” in Dutch, and is pronounced Vetterhoun, is an excellent swimmer and was first developed, over 400 years ago to hunt waterfowl and other small animals such as otters. Today this breed is rare, but they make excellent hunters and can be loving pets for experienced dog owners.

Breed Type: SpitzCountry of Origin: Sweden Size: Large Also known as: Swedish Elkhound Males: Height:  57-65 cm Weight:  30-35 kg Females: Height: 52-60 cm Weight: 25-30 kg Exercise Requirements: Outdoors & Vigorous Care Requirements:Low Lifespan: 12-13 Years Best Suited as: Hunting/Guard/Work Dog and Family Pet Overview:The Elkhound-Jamthund or Swedish Elkhound breed is a type of…

Breed Type:  Non-Sporting Country of Origin: Europe – exact country unknown Size: Medium Also known as:  Caniche, Barbone Males: Height: 38-45 cm Weight: 20-32 kg Females: Height: 35-40 cm Weight: 20-27 kg Exercise Requirements: Medium Care Requirements: High Lifespan: 12-15 Years Best Suited as:  Companion, Family Dog The Standard Poodle is an intelligent dog with…

Breed Type:  Mastiff Country of Origin: Switzerland Size: Huge Also known as:  Swissy Males: Height: 60-72 cm Weight: 56-61 kg Females: Height: 60-69 cm Weight: 36–50 kg Exercise Requirements: Medium Care Requirements: Medium Lifespan: 10-11 Years Best Suited as:  Companion, Family Dog The Greater Swiss Mountain dog, a huge teddy bear by all accounts, makes…