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American Eskimo

The Eskie is built along classic Nordic lines, a form that has proved effective at pulling heavy loads through snow and ice. It is compactly built, slightly longer than tall. The stand-off, double coat resists soaking and provides insulation against the cold. The small thick ears are also cold-resistant. The breed's smaller size [...]

By | 2017-01-14T14:31:05+00:00 September 24th, 2013|Dog Breeds A - B, Non Sporting Dogs|0 Comments

Bichon Frise

The striking powder-puff appearance of the bichon derives from its double coat, with a soft dense undercoat and coarser, curly outer coat, causing the coat to stand off the body and even spring back when patted. It is a merry, agile breed, longer than it is tall, with an effortless trot. Its looks, combined [...]

By | 2017-01-14T14:31:03+00:00 September 24th, 2013|Dog Breeds A - B, Non Sporting Dogs|0 Comments

Chinese Shar-Pei

The Shar-Pei is compact and square, with a head slightly large for its body. Its signature wrinkles enabled it to twist away when grabbed by a dog when in a fight. Its stiff bristly coat further afforded protection against bites. The coat can be of either brush (not to exceed 1 inch) or horse [...]

By | 2017-01-14T14:31:00+00:00 September 25th, 2013|Dog Breeds C - F, Non Sporting Dogs|0 Comments

Dalmatian

The Dalmatian is a square-proportioned, athletic dog of good substance and sturdy bone. It is built for efficiency at the trot and great endurance, and its movement should be steady and effortless. The expression is alert and intelligent; the coat short and sleek. The distinctive spots are an essential point of type; solid patches [...]

By | 2017-01-14T14:31:00+00:00 September 25th, 2013|Dog Breeds C - F, Non Sporting Dogs|0 Comments

French Bulldog

The Frenchie shares many of the traits that made its bulldog ancestors so successful in the bull-baiting arena: low center of gravity, wide body, heavy bone, muscular build and large, square head. It has soft loose skin forming wrinkles about the head and shoulders. Unlike the bulldog, it has an alert, curious expression, which [...]

By | 2017-01-14T14:30:58+00:00 September 25th, 2013|Dog Breeds C - F, Non Sporting Dogs|0 Comments

Keeshond

The keeshond is a square-proportioned, sturdy dog of Northern type. It is an all-purpose dog, a generalist rather than a specialist, and its build reflects this. The gait of the keeshond is distinctive: clean, bold and brisk, with only slight to moderate reach and drive. It has a long straight harsh outer coat standing [...]

By | 2017-01-14T14:30:53+00:00 September 29th, 2013|Dog Breeds G - L, Non Sporting Dogs|0 Comments

Lhasa Apso

The Lhasa apso is longer than it is tall, with a strong loin. Although the breed has never been used for purposes requiring great athleticism, it should nonetheless have a strong loin and well-developed quarters and thighs. The head is well-covered with a good fall over the eyes and good whiskers and beard, imparting [...]

By | 2017-01-14T14:30:52+00:00 September 29th, 2013|Dog Breeds G - L, Non Sporting Dogs|0 Comments
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