Posts with tag Non-Sporting

Breeder Buzzwords – The Tibetan Terrier

Take a look at the Tibetan Terrier and you’re likely seeing one of the world’s oldest breeds of domesticated dog. Recent DNA analysis confirms its ancient roots on “The Roof of the World,” though legend and romance remain a large part of the breed’s biographical record. In “The Tibetan Terrier Book,” published in 1984 by… read more

Breeder Buzzwords – The Bulldog

The Bulldog, a British original that is the foundation of so many modern breeds, has come to symbolize the United Kingdom as well as that island nation’s most celebrated prime minister, Winston Churchill. No other breed of dog can lay claim to an identity so strongly associated with an empire and its most celebrated wartime… read more

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Breeder Buzzwords – The Schipperke

Belgium is home to several native breeds, including a number that were developed as loyal shepherds, the Chiens de Berger Belg. Municipalities favored various types of these dogs, including the Flemish province of Brabant where solid black dogs of different sizes were employed as sheepdogs, watchdogs and ratters. Called Leuvernaar, the largest of these eventually… read more

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Breeder Buzzwords – The American Eskimo Dog

I always enjoyed visiting with my Uncle Ed and Aunt Margie when I when a kid. Their suburban Philadelphia home seemed to have everything necessary that a group of cousins could want to be entertained: a rec room with a hi-fi system; an in-ground swimming pool; and plenty of fireworks on the Fourth of July…. read more

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Breeder Buzzwords – The Tibetan Terrier

Take a look at the Tibetan Terrier and you’re likely seeing one of the world’s oldest breeds of domesticated dog. Recent DNA analysis confirms its ancient roots on “The Roof of the World,” though legend and romance remain a large part of the breed’s biographical record. In “The Tibetan Terrier Book,” published in 1984 by… read more

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Breeder Buzzwords – The French Bulldog

The first French Bulldog I ever saw was a brindle bundle of energy walking with his owner through Philadelphia’s Rittenhouse Square. It was early evening as the pair strolled around the central fountain causing a minor sensation as they went. It seemed that everyone in the park that night had come to say hello to… read more

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Breeder Buzzwords – The Dalmatian

As one of the world’s most recognizable dog breeds, the Dalmatian wears its breed-defining characteristic with a freckled frenzy. This active and energetic breed remains little changed since its image first appeared on the walls of Egyptian tombs. For centuries, artists in Europe, Asia and Northern Africa have immortalized spotted dogs similar in appearance to… read more

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Breeder Buzzwords – The Chinese Shar-Pei

DNA analysis indicates that the Shar-Pei is one of the world’s most ancient dog breeds. Apparently a few thousand years is enough time for the distinguishing characteristics of this Chinese original to become firmly established. Originating in the Guangdong province of Southern China, the breed became known to most Westerners through a 1979 cover photo… read more

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Can You Say Xoloitzcuintli?

By Elaine Waldorf Gewirtz It takes some time to learn to pronounce the name of one of the Non-Sporting breeds that will enter Westminster Kennel Club dog show rings for the first time this year. But break Xoloitzcuintli down a few times to “show-low-eats-queen-tlee,” or “show-low” for short, and it’s a snap. This hairless dog… read more