Dog Breed SPOTlight: American Foxhound

The American Foxhound was one of the first American breeds to be created. Bred from the English Foxhound and French Hounds that had been sent to George Washington by French General Lafayette. It was developed during the 1700s in order to be better suited for the...

Dog Breed SPOTlight: Saluki

Saluki, although not very well known, is an interesting breed.The Saluki is a breed that is thought to have originated in the Middle East  or Egypt. In the tombs in Egypt both images and the mummified remains of what is thought to be some of the dogs ancestors have...

Dog Breed SPOTlight: Russian Sheepdog

The Russian Sheepdog is interesting because three distinct breeds fall under its name. All are large muscled dogs that are instinctly aggressive. The three types are the South Russian, Central Asian, and Caucasian breeds. They are all very different but they have a...

Dog Breed SPOTlight: Shorkie

Shorkies like other small breeds are both yippie and have a big attitude, but they makeup for it by being fiercely loyal and adorable. Though small, Shorkies are great guard dogs as they’ll never let a guest enter without alerting you to their presence. These...

Dog Breed SPOTlight: Shetland sheepdog

This blog is dedicated to my Shetland Sheepdog Barron, he is my best friend and constant ally. The Shetland Sheepdog is often referred to as a Sheltie. It is a small to medium breed and they resemble a rough Collie. Some of the breeds defining characteristics is their...

Dog Breed SPOTlight: Australian Cattle Dog

I thought a blog on the Australian cattle dog is appropriate in celebration of my own recent trip to Australia. The Australian cattle dog had an important role in early Australian history as a cattle driver however despite the breed’s age it remains in touch with the...

Dog Breed SPOTight: Shih Tzu

The Shih Tzu is a fascinating dog so I was excited when I got a request for a Shih Tzu blog. The first thing I would like to say about this breed is that it relates more closely to wolves then most other breeds. The Shih Tzu is also one of the oldest breeds of dog,...

Dog Breed SPOTlight: Labradoodle

Over the last decade or so the labradoodle has been gaining in popularity. The Labradoodle is the designer dog that started it all. A mixture of a Labrador and a Standard Poodle the dogs are irresistible and virtually dander free. Labradoodles have a short history,...

Dog Breed SPOTlight: Boxer

Recently I had a request for a boxer blog which thrilled me to no end because I actually have a boxer. Boxers are some of the most fun loving dogs you’ll ever have, they never grow up and are always hyper. I got my boxer when she was about 7 weeks old and she’s about...

Dog Breed SPOTlight: Beagle

Beagles are one of the most popular dogs in America and is it any wonder given the breeds charming and up beat personality. Beagles maybe be small but they’re known to have a big bark. These dogs have typical hound colors and closely resemble the foxhound. The...