These are long, low dogs with short wrinkled legs. Their short legs are caused by a form of dwarfism called Achondroplasia. They have large heads with very loose skin that hangs in folds around the face. They have dewlaps and droopy eyes.
Also known, as the English Beagle, one of the smallest of the British hounds. The Beagle is considered has one of the well developed sense of smell. They have a great sense of smell and tracking which they are commonly used as detection dogs.
Breed Type: Herding Dog Country of Origin: Scotland Size: Medium sized dog Also known as: Beardie, Highland Collie, Mountain Collie, Hairy Mou'ed Collie and Argle Bargle Males: Height: 53-56 cm cm Weight: 18-27 kg kg Females: Height: 51-56 cm cm Weight: 18-27 kg kg Exercise Requirements: Bearded Collie’s has a high level of energy and
Breed Type: Herding Country of Origin: France Size: Large Also known as: Berger de Beauce Males: Height: 65-70 cm Weight: 32-45 kg Females: Height: 61-68 cm Weight: 30-39 kg Exercise Requirements: Vigorous & Frequent Care Requirements: Low Lifespan: 10-13 yrs. Best Suited as: Guard/Work/Active Companion Overview: The Beauceron is a breed of large dogs originating
Breed Type: TerrierCountry of Origin: EnglandPopular Names: Rodbery Terrier, Rothbury Terrier, Gypsy Dog, Bedlington, North Counties Terrier, Northumberland Fox TerrierSize: MediumHeight: (At the withers) Males 41- 43 cm, Females 38-41 cmWeight: Males 8 - 10 kg, Females 8 - 10 kg Best suited as: Pet or show dog with an active owner or family Lifespan:
Breed Type: Belgian Malinois Country of Origin: Beligium Size: Large Also known as: Chien de Berger Belge, Belgian Shepherd, Pastor Belga Malinois Males: Height: 61- 66 cm Weight: 23-29 kg Females: Height: 55- 61 cm Weight: 20-27 kg Exercise Requirements: Vigorous Care Requirements: Moderate Lifespan: 10-14 years Best Suited as: Sheep-Herder, Service Dog, Military/Security/Police/Guard
Breed Category: Herding Country of Origin: Belgium Average Size: 55-65 cm (at the withers) Average Weight: 25-35 kg Average Life Span: 12-14 years Grooming Requirements: Medium Exercise Requirements: High History The Belgian Shepherd is a large breed of dog originating in Belgium. The primary purpose in developing this breed was to create a dog that
Breed Category: WorkingCountry of Origin: BelgiumAverage Size: 55-65 cm Average Weight: 27-35 kgAverage Life Span: 11-14 yearsGrooming Requirements: MediumExercise Requirements: High History The Tervueren is a herding dog that is native to Belgium. It is widely considered to be the most popular of all Belgian Shepherds, of which there are four. These include the Malinois,
Breed Category: WorkingCountry of Origin: ItalyAverage Size: 55-60 cm (at the withers)Average Weight: 27-35 kgAverage Life Span: 12-14 yearsGrooming Requirements: LowExercise Requirements: High History The Bergamasco is a mountain sheepdog that is native to the northern Italian area of Bergamo. This is a skilled and tenacious herding dog that is known to work in difficult
Breed Type: Working dogCountry of Origin: SwitzerlandPopular Names: Berner SennenhundSize: Extra-LargeHeight: (At the withers) Males 61 - 71 cm, Females 58 - 69 cmWeight: Males 38 - 50 kg, Females 36 - 48 kg Best suited as: Pet or show dog with a single owner or family. May be used as a working dogLifespan: 6
Breed Type: Bichon Frisé Country of Origin: France Size: Medium Also known as: Bichon Tenerife Males: Height: 9.5 - 11.5 inches Weight: 11 - 16 pounds Females: Height: 9.5 - 11.5 inches Weight: 10 - 15 pounds Exercise Requirements: Vigorous Care Requirements: High Lifespan: 12-15 Years Best Suited as: Performer, Companion Overview: The Bichon Frisé
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: 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: Working DogCountry of Origin: Scotland/England borderPopular Names: Sheepdog, Scotch Sheep DogSize: MediumHeight: (At the withers) Males 48 - 56 cm, Females 46 - 53 cmWeight: Males 14 - 20 kg, Females 12 - 19 kg Best suited as: Pet, working, or show dog with a very active owner or familyLifespan: 12-15 yearsPopularity: This
Breed Type: Terrier Country of Origin: Scotland/England Popular Names: Coquetdale Terrier, Ullswater Terrier, Reedwater Terrier Size: Small Height: (At the withers) 33 - 41 cm Weight: Males 6 - 7 kg, Females 5.5 - 7 kg Best suited as: Pet or show dog with an active owner or family. May be used as a hunting
Breed Type: BorzoiCountry of Origin: Russia / BelarusSize: LargeAlso known as: Russian Wolfhound Males: Height: 71 cm Weight: 34 – 48 kgFemales: Height: 66 cm Weight: 27 – 41 kgExercise Requirements: LargeCare Requirements: ModerateLifespan: 10 - 12 YearsBest Suited as: Hunting Dog Overview:The breed Borzoi is famous for their speed, quickness, and agility. The breed
The Boston Terrier is a breed native to the United States and was developed in the mid 1800s by crossing several types of terriers and bulldogs. The original purpose of this breed was that of a fighting dog and it used to be noticeably larger in size.
Breed Type: Working dogCountry of Origin: France or BelgiumPopular Names: Belgian Cattle Dog, Flanders Cattle Dog, Vuilbaard (“dirty beard”), Pic (“cattle drover”), Toucher de Boeuf (cattle driver”), Koehond (“cow dog”), BouvierSize: Extra-LargeHeight: (At the withers) Males 58 - 71 cm, Females 56 - 69 cmWeight: Males 34 - 41 kg, Females 27 - 36 kg
The Boxer is a strong, medium sized dog with short hair and a compact frame. They are square-jawed with a very powerful bite. The breed was originally mostly white in colour and over the years has drifted to a wide range of other colours including brown, black, rust and white.
Boykin's were bred In the southern US as gun-dogs for hunting and retrieving turkey and waterfowl in the swamps of South Carolina, USA. They had to be appropriately sized to ride in the small swamp boats the locals used.
In Italy, from where the breed originated, the Bracco Italiano dogs were primarily hunting dogs. Some people found the novelty from these dogs’ appearance which led these dogs in becoming one of the most beloved family companions.
Breed Category: WorkingCountry of Origin: FranceAverage Size: 57-65 cm (at the withers)Average Weight: 33-37 kgAverage Life Span: 11-13 yearsGrooming Requirements: HighExercise Requirements: High History The Briard is a large multi-purpose dog that has been seen in its native France for close to 1,000 years. It has ties to famous French leaders such as Napoleon and
Male Height (typical): 43-53 cm. (17-21 inches)Female Height (typical): 46-51 cm. (18-20 inches) Size: Small - MediumMale Weight (typical): 16-18 kg. (35-40 pounds) Female Weight (typical): 13.5-18 kg. (30-40 pounds)Country of Origin: FranceExercise Required: Daily walks, Backyard playExpected Life Span: 10 - 12 Years Best suited as: Working Dog, Family PetOther names: American Brittany, Epagneul Breton
Breed Type: Molosser Country of Origin: EnglandSize: LargeAlso known as: Gamekeeper's Night Dog Males: Height: 63 - 69 cm Weight: 50 – 60 kgFemales: Height: 61 - 66 cm Weight: 45 – 54 kgExercise Requirements: AverageCare Requirements: LightLifespan: Under 10 YearsBest Suited as: Family Companion, Guard Dog Overview:The Bull Mastiff breed is not only powerful