May 12, 2006


Overview Of Different Breeds Of Dogs



There are over a hundred registered breed of dogs. Recognizingthe type of the dog is basically associated with its breed. Apurebred animal belongs to a documented and acknowledged groupof unmixed lineage. Before a breed of dog is recognized, it mustbe proved that mating two adult dogs of the same type would havepassed on their exact characteristics, both appearance andbehavior, to their offspring.

If thinking of adopting or buying a pet dog for yourself, it isimportant to know which type of dog you want. Here are a fewpopular dog breeds for your easy reference:

Labrador Labradors are very outgoing dogs that have yellow,black or brown furs. Labrador are versatile dogs that has a widerang of functions. Most of them are known to retrievers and areutilized as guide dogs for the blind. They enjoy holdingdifferent objects in their mouth and are prone to chewingthings. Labradors are observed to be hypersensitive and have ahigh regard for their territory. Their furs are observed towater repellant thus making them perfect for waterfowl hunting.They are excellent as family dog.

German Shepherds Germans shepherds are also known as Alsatian.Originally, they are intended to be aide for a farmer in herdingtheir sheep or cattle. They are incredibly intelligent and verytrainable. Because of their built they are often used as workingdogs in the military or police community. Most of them are alsoguide dogs. German shepherds are large and strong dogs withvaried fur colors. Most comes in cream, tank, white or black.

Boxer Boxers have pointed ears that are tilted forward. Theyhave a distinguishable white underbelly and white parts at thetip of each foot. These white regions are often called as’flashiness’ which sometimes extend to other parts of the body.These usually appear on the shoulders and face. Boxers areplayful and energetic breed. They are perfect as a pet forchildren because they have an extended puppy hood, meaning theyare not considered as an adult dog until they reach the age ofthree. Training would not be a problem. Boxers are known to beobedient and possess a strong personality. It is advisable totrain a boxer at an early age. They can sometimes be asubstitute as guide dogs or police dogs.

Rotweiller Rotweillers’ origin traced back on ancient times.Their existence has been associated with the Roman Empire aswatchers for groups of cattle. Since then, their incrediblestrength and intelligence has been recognized. They are utilizedas police dogs and military aides during wars. Rotweillers areblack tan spots on its cheeks, legs, chest and face. You shoulddefinitely find one too underneath their tails. They are markedwith upside down triangles can be found on the chest area. Theireyebrows have a unique spot on each one. Rotweillers areintelligent and fearless dogs. You can notice their foreheadsgetting a little wrinkly when they are alert. Rotties are veryactive and playful and are fast on learning tricks.

Poodle Poodles can be a very good companion and are very loyalto their owners. They belong to a quiet breed of dogs that has anaturally curly fur. Their color ranges from black, grey, white,blue, apricot or brown. Training a poodle trend to require moreeffort compared to other breed. They are considered as ahypoallergenic breed. They are very famous for their very nicecoats. Maintenance proved to be a tedious job. Owners have tokeep their hair in a manageable length so that matting andtangling would be prevented.

Labrador Labradors are very outgoing dogs that are yellow, blackor brown in colors. Labrador are versatile dogs that has a widerang of functions. Most of them are known to retrievers and areutilized as guide dogs for the blind. They enjoy holdingdifferent objects in their mouth and are prone to chewingthings. Labradors are observed to be hypersensitive and have ahigh regard for their territory. Their furs are proved to bewater repellant thus making them perfect for waterfowl hunting.They tend to be mellow and are excellent as a family dog.

German Shepherds Germans shepherds are also known as Alsatian.Originally, they are intended to be aide for a farmer in herdingtheir sheep or cattle. They are incredibly intelligent and verytrainable. Because of their built they are often used as workingdogs in the military or police community. Most of them are alsoguide dogs. German shepherds are large and strong dogs withvaried fur colors. Most comes in cream, tank, white or black.

Dachshund Dachshunds are also referred to as sausage dogsbecause of their elongated built. They have short legs andpointed facial framework. Chasing and hunting are their favoritepast times. Most dachshunds have crooked legs and chest comparedto a barrel. Dachshunds are playful and loyal dogs that loves tochase small animals like birds. Their senses are very keen andwell-developed though they often exhibit shyness.

Beagle Beagles have acquired a strong sense of smell. Because ofsuch quality they are used for hunting animals like rabbits.They have big ears that are low- set giving them that gentlelook. Their furs are commonly white, black, brown or acombination of both. Beagles are known to be very good tempered.Training might prove to be a trick task because these dogs arestrong willed that made them quite stubborn. Beagles travel inpack, being a pet dog might cause them to have anxiety.

Above is a simple overview of popular breed of dogs. In choosinga dog for you better consider each breeds’ physical appearance,temperament and health issues. Of course, each dog should fityour lifestyle. Remember dogs should be given proper attentionand care but in exchange you can have the best companion ever.

About the author:

Jack Russell is a a long time dog fancier, visit his DogResources Blog and download his Free Dog Owners Handbook – it’sDog Gone Good! http://www.daveshealthbuzz.com/dogcare/

Jack Russell

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