The Wirehaired Fox Terrier was named for his role in traditional British foxhunts.
At least that’s what he wants you to think.
In reality, the inclusion of “fox” in this breed’s name is telling in more ways than one.
And no, I don’t mean that this dog looks like a fox.
I mean that…Read More
If you haven’t heard of a Norwich Terrier before, chances are you’re thinking, “Uh-oh, another typical terrier-type”.
But think again. You may be happy to hear that the Norwich isn’t the terrier-est pup out there.
Sure, he’s got a mind of his own. And a strong instinct to chase things and dig in the garden.
But the Norwich has a lot going for him, too. He’s tremendously affectionate and is actually eager to please.
What made him more sociable than some of his other terrier cousins?
Well, that’s a very good question. And the answer is…Read More
What do you think of when you hear the word “poodle”? You may think of poodle skirts, of fancy Paris streets, or of a silly-looking dog with pom-poms. And while perhaps related, these things by no means define the Poodle breed. While funny, these unfortunate stereotypes can cause some potential dog owners to pass up […]Read More
Even if you don’t know a lot about Scottish Terriers, chances are you already have a pretty good mental image of this feisty little terrier.
The Scottish Terrier, or Scottie for short, is a popular and iconic breed.
With his long beard, short legs, and scruffy appearance, how could you not…Read More
At first glance, you’d probably say the Italian Greyhound was built for speed.
And you’d be right.
He’s a little athlete that loves running. In fact, he’ll sometimes have random energy spasms and just start dashing around the house for no reason.
But sprinting isn’t all the Italian Greyhound likes to do.
Despite his love for running, the breed has actually managed to dub himself with a nickname that isn’t particularly athletic.Read More
The Lhasa Apso of Tibet was a special breed that couldn’t be purchased because it was rarely sold.
Instead, these dogs were given as prized gifts.
Thankfully, the breed is much easier to come across today. But if you do get a Lhasa, make sure to treat him with the utmost respect:
For according to Tibetan Buddhists, dogs are the step just prior to…Read More