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Yorkshire Terrier

 
Size: 
Yorkies should be between 3 and 7 pounds
Grooming: 

The blue-black (silver) and tan coat is long, silky and perfectly straight,requiring ongoing brushing and conditioning to keep it in correct form and mat free.

Trivia: 
In its beginnings, the Yorkie surprisingly belonged to the working class, especially the weavers; in fact, facetious comments were often made about how the dogs' fine, silky coats were the ultimate product of the looms.ÿÿ <a href="http://www.akc.org/">(Credit: AKC.org)</a>

Xoloitzcuintli

 
Country of origin: 
Mexico
Size: 
HEIGHT: MALE : 14in (35cm) - FEMALE : 14in (35cm)WEIGHT: MALE : 20lbs (9kg) - FEMALE : 20lbs (9kg)
Grooming: 

Two varieties of Mexican "Hairless" dogs exist?one without hair and one with hair called a "Powder Puff." The hairless variety have smooth, soft, hairless skin that has no wrinkles and feels hot to the touch. "Powder Puffs" have medium length downy, fluffy soft coats that cover the dog?s entire body. The hairless variety require oiling to protect their sensitive skin. Powder Puffs are usually white and require regular brushing.

Common ailments: 

Auto immune weakness, allergies.

Temperament: 

This breed is great with children, other dogs, and cats.

Rottweiler

 
History: 

Tracing the history of any breed of dog prior to the 1850?s is almost impossible. The origin of the Rottweiler is not a documented record, due to the Rottweiler being considered one of the oldest dog breeds.The Rottweilers origin goes back to Roman times, when these powerful Mastiff-type dogs accompanied Roman troops on their journey through the Alps. Some of their roles were herding and guarding the stock and protecting the camp. It is documented there was such regard for these dogs that Nero himself has several around his palace for guarding purposes.In the region of das Rote Wil, which later became Rotwil and later still Rottweil, these magnificent animals bred with the native dogs and became know as the ?Butcher Dog?. Their role became driving, herding, and guarding cattle, sheep, pigs, and pulling carts. They also protected their masters and were known for wearing money belts around their necks, in order to keep their masters lively hood safe from thieves.In 1926, there were two sizes of Rottweilers, one was the heavier dog used for draft work and the smaller more agile one was used for working the stock. According to The Rottweiler in Word and Picture, the two strains were always kept separate and were not interbred. The larger type had colour established while the smaller dogs frequently carried white markings, this aspect was ignored, because they were bred solely for their working ability. The first Rottweiler standard was written in 1883 and published in 1901 and it has been suggested that it covered both breeds. Ironically in 1901 the breed standard, in regards to colour, states that the most common and preferable colour was black with russet or, yellow markings, but it accepted a number of alternative base colours such as black stripes on an ash grey background, in other words brindle; plain red; or dark wolf grey with black head and saddle. It also stated that white marking on the chest and legs frequently occurred and were admissible, if not too extensive.In the beginning of the 20th century the Rottweiler were used successfully as a police dog and still are used today by some police forces.The Rottweiler of today has still retained its loyalty, intelligence, good nature, devotion, courage and obedience. Many Rottweilers are used for Police work, Search and Rescue, Tracking, Herding, Guard work, Carting and most important of all, treasured family members. Most Rottweiler owners admit that they have the pleasure to be owned by their Rottweiler (s).

Common ailments: 

There are literally thousands of diseases and problems that a Rottweiler can be subjected to during his lifetime. I firmly believe that with a proper nutrition, exercise, housing and routine veterinary care; your Rottweiler can be expected to be a happy, active member of your household. Rottweilers are susceptible to Canine Parvovirus, I recommend keeping your Rottweiler low key and away from public areas where other dogs eliminate, until your puppy has had all of their puppy shots. I recommend an extra shot at Twenty weeks, making the puppy series a total of four. Rottweilers are also prone to Hip dysplasia, Elbow dysplasia, Heart disease such as S.A.S, Eye disease such as cataracts and P.R.A. It is important that breeders test for these diseases. I believe that with a healthy diet and genetic screening, we can eradicate these diseases from our beloved breed.

Temperament: 

The Rottweiler is basically a calm, confident and courageous dog, with a self-assured, aloofness that does not lend itself to immediate and indiscriminate friendships. A Rottweiler is self-confident and responds quietly and with a wait and see attitude to influences in his environment. He has an inherent desire to protect home and family and is an intelligent dog of extreme hardness and adaptability with a strong willingness to work; making him especially suited as a companion, guardian and general all purpose dog.AmbassadorsNot everyone is meant to own a Rottweiler; this magnificent breed deserves owners that are willing to dedicate their lives to socializing, training and making every effort to ensure the safety and future well being on our beloved breed. Rottweiler owners need to band together and be good ambassadors for the Rottweiler. It is time people start thinking ?What can I do for my Rottweiler, instead of, what can my Rottweiler do for me?. There are being laws passed, in some cities that are banning Rottweilers. Rottweiler Rescues and Humane Societies are filling up with unwanted Rottweilers. We are coming into an era where we need to change our attitudes by being responsible Rottweilers owners. Remember that our cute little puppy is going to grow up to weight approximately 80 to 135 lbs.

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Saluki

 
Trivia: 
The Saluki, royal dog of Egypt, is perhaps the oldest known breed of domesticated dog, identified by some historians as "a distinct breed and type as long ago as 329 BC when Alexander the Great invaded India."ÿ <a href="http://www.akc.org/">(Credit: AKC.org)</a>
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Schipperke

 
Country of origin: 
Belgium
Size: 
HEIGHT: MALE : 14in (36cm) - FEMALE : 12in (36cm)WEIGHT: MALE : 18lbs (8kg) - FEMALE : 12lbs (5.5kg)
Common ailments: 

Epilepsy, hip and knee problems. Thyroid disorder.

Temperament: 

They are good with children, but are suspicious of all strangers.

Trivia: 
The Schipperke is not derived from the Spitz or Pomeranian but is in fact a diminutive version of the black sheepdog commonly called the Leauvenaar, which used to follow the wagons along the Belgian provinces.ÿÿ <a href="http://www.akc.org/">(Credit: AKC.org)</a>
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Samoyed

 
Country of origin: 
Siberia, Scandinavia
Size: 
HEIGHT: MALE : 22in (56cm) - FEMALE : 20in (51cm)WEIGHT: MALE : 65lbs (30kg) - FEMALE : 50lbs (23kg)
Grooming: 

A Samoyed has a double coat with a coarse, free from curl, topcoat that stands away from the body. The undercoat is thick, close and downy soft. Its coat requires weekly grooming to keep it clean and mat-free. A Samoyed is a cream white color.

Common ailments: 

Hip and Eye problems.

Trivia: 
Named for the Samoyed people, primitives of the family of Sayantsi, described as a race in the "transition stages between the Mongol pure and the Finn." The Samoyeds comprised a nomadic tribe that traveled from Iran to the vast stretches of tundra reaching from the White Sea to the Yenisei River.ÿ <a href="http://www.akc.org/">(Credit: AKC.org)</a>
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Scottish Deerhound

 
Trivia: 
On October 1 and 2 of 1994 the American Kennel Club made history by holding the inaugural National Lure Coursing Championship at Mt. Holly, NJ. The winner, a 14-month-old Scottish Deerhound, is now known as 1994 National Lure Coursing Champion Chartwell Silver Run of Vale Vue, owned by Ellen Bonacarti and Norma Sellars of Englewood, NJ.ÿÿÿ <a href="http://www.akc.org/">(Credit: AKC.org)</a>
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Scottish Terrier

 
Country of origin: 
Scotland
Trivia: 
Franklin D. Roosevelt's Scottish Terrier "Fala" reportedly received more fan mail than many presidents did.ÿ <a href="http://www.akc.org/">(Credit: AKC.org)</a>
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