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Dog Profile Of The Week – The Norwich Terrier

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The Norwich terrier is one of the smallest of the working terriers, weighing 11 to 12 pounds. The height is ideally 10 inches at the shoulder. The body is long and the head is fox-like. A Norwich generally matures at one year, with full size attained between 6 and 8 months. The Norwich coat is short, harsh, wiry and straight. The breed has a definite undercoat. This dog sheds twice a year and requires brushing and combing twice a week. The color can be red, wheaten, black and tan, black and gray, or red and white mixed in a grizzled…

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Interesting Dog Facts

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Interesting Dog Facts: A dog’s heart beats between 70 and 120 times a minute, compared with a human heart which beats 70 to 80 times a minute. A dog’s normal body temperature is 100.5 to 102.5 degrees Fahrenheit. A female carries her young about 60 days before the puppies are born. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the smallest dog on record was a Yorkshire Terrier in Great Britain who, at the age of 2, weighed just 4 ounces. The longest lived dog, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, was an Australian Cattle Dog, named Bluey,…

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Dog Breed Profile Of The Week – Newfoundland

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The Newfoundland is a large, heavy-coated dog. The male is 28 inches tall and weighs from 130 to 150 pounds (59 to 68 kilograms). The female is slightly smaller at 26 inches tall and 100 to 120 pounds (45 to 54 kilograms). The outer coat is coarse and flat and has an oily, water-resistant quality that is perfectly suited to the dog’s strong desire to be in the water. The undercoat is soft and dense and requires daily brushing; they shed excess hair year round. Newfoundland colors are black, black with white, and brown with white splashes on the chest…

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Dog Profile Of The Week – Maltese

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Dog Profile Of The Week – Maltese The Maltese is a diminutive dog weighing from four to six pounds (two to three kilograms). The body is compact, the shoulder blades sloping. The back is level and the ribs well sprung. The tufted tail is carried gracefully over the back. The neck is elegantly structured to promote high carriage of the head. The head is well proportioned to the body and the skull is slightly rounded. The drop ears are low set and heavily feathered. The eyes are dark, the nose black and the muzzle of medium length and slightly tapered….

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Dog Breed Profile Of The Week – Labrador Retriever

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Dog Profile Of The Week – Labrador Retriever Labrador retrievers are sturdy, solid dogs. They are almost square in appearance, with a strong body and sturdy legs. The maximum height for a male is 24 inches, which puts them in the medium-size dog category, but their sturdy build can make them seem much larger. Weights range from 85 pounds for a large male to 55 pounds for a smaller female. Field line bred dogs are often taller and somewhat thinner in build. Labrador retrievers are easily recognized by their broad head, drop ears and large, expressive eyes. Two trademarks of…

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Dog Breed Profife Of The Week – The Briard

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Dog Breed Profile Of The Week – The Briard The Briard are a large-sized dogs weighing between 50 and 100 pounds (22 to 45 kilograms). A male is 23 to 27 inches at the shoulder; females are smaller at 22 to 25 1/2 inches tall. The body is well-muscled and built for work. The head is long and wide with high-set hanging or cropped ears. Briard generally mature at one to two years, although they reach their full size around six to eight months. The coat is slightly wavy and at least six inches long. They have long hair on the ears, giving…

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Dog Breed Profile Of The Week – Dachshund

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Dog Breed Profile Of The Week – Dachshund Description: The Dachshund is a long, low dog with short, powerful legs and a long tapering muzzle with very strong jaws and teeth. This breed comes in three coat varieties: smooth, long-haired and wire-haired; and in two sizes: standard and miniature (under 11 lbs.). The high-set ears are pendant, with rounded ends. The muzzle is slightly arched, producing a “Roman nose” effect. The sternum (chest bone) is very prominent with a depression or dimple on either side, providing a powerful front end for underground digging. The front paws may be angled slightly…

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