Breed Information

American Eskimo Dog

Other names/Nicknames: Eskie American Spitz Country/Date of origin: United States 1900’s Height: Toy:  9 to 12 inches Miniature:  12 to 15 inches Standard:  15 to 19 inches Weight: Toy:  Under 10 pounds Miniature:  10 to 18 pounds Standard:  20 to 35 pounds Personality: Playful, intelligent, and eager to please. One-family dog. Wary of strangers. Slightly […]

American Foxhound

Other names/Nicknames: Virginia Hound Country/Date of Origin: United States 18th century Height: Females:  21 to 24 inches Males:  22 to 25 inches Weight: 65 to 75 pounds Personality: A sweet nature but not particularly people oriented.  This is especially true of dogs raised in a pack.  They tend to bond with others of their own […]

American Pitbull Terrier

Other names/Nicknames: Pit Bull Terrier American Pit Bull Yankee Terrier APBT Country/Date of origin: United States 1800’s Height: 18 to 22 inches Weight: 50 to 80 pounds Personality: Tenacious and fearless. Has a strong assertive personality. Can be aggressive toward other dogs. Although this dog’s name brings fear to the minds of many, mainly because […]

American Shorthair

Personality: Intelligent and grounded. Easygoing, sweet, and loving. Considered to be a true breed of working cat. Healthy and hardy. History: Descendants of the Colonial farm cat who were prized for their ability to control rodent populations.  Selective breeding began in the early 1900’s when foreign breeds threatened to alter their natural barn cat beauty, […]

American Staffordshire Terrier

Other names/Nicknames: Am Staff Pit Bull Country/Date of origin: United States 20th century Height: Females:  17 to 18 inches Males:  18 to 19 inches Weight: 40 to 50 pounds Personality: Legendary courage and tenacity. Not trustworthy with other dogs or cats. Intelligent but independent personality does not make for easy trainability. Natural protective instincts. History: […]

American Water Spaniel

Other names/Nicknames: None Country/Date of origin: United States Late 1800’s Height: 15 to 18 inches Weight: Females: 25 to 40 pounds Males:  30 to 45 pounds Personality: Intelligent and trainable. A natural retriever. Affectionate towards people. Gets along well with other dogs. Noisy. A watchdog that will bark an alarm. History: One of the few […]

Anatolian Shepherd

Other names/Nicknames: Karabash Country/Date of origin: Turkey 1000 BC Height: Females:  from 27 inches Males:  from 29 inches Weight: Females:  80 to 120 pounds Males:  110 to 150 pounds Personality: Has a possessive attitude toward family, property, and livestock.  Most definitely a guard dog. Quick to learn, it exhibits great versatility and has been known […]

Australian Cattle Dog

Other names/Nicknames: Queensland Heeler Queensland Blue Heeler Country/Date of Origin: Australia 1800’s Height: Females:  17 to 19 inches Males:  18 to 20 inches Weight: 35 to 45 pounds Personality: One-person dog. Not friendly to strangers. A natural and determined guard. Totally unbribable. A serious-minded, working dog.  Not given to frivolities. The stocky body is deceptive.  […]

Australian Kelpie

Other names/Nicknames: Barb Country/Date of Origin: Australia 1800’s Height: 17 to 20 inches Weight: 25 to 45 pounds Personality: A sheepdog’s intelligence. The Kelpie is more difficult to control than the other English sheepdog breeds. A strong, eye herder, the Kelpie almost hypnotizes the sheep into doing what it wants. Does not make a good […]

Australian Shepherd

Other names: None Country/Date of origin: United States 1800’s Height: Females:  18 to 21 inches Males:  20 to 23 inches Weight: 35 to 70 pounds Personality: Smart.  Uncannily smart. Loyal and devoted to owner but wary of strangers. Strong herding instincts. Independent in nature. History: In spite of its name, the Australian Shepherd did not […]