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Cesky Terrier

 
Country of origin: 
Czechoslovakia
Size: 
HEIGHT: MALE : 14in (36cm) - FEMALE : 11in (28cm)WEIGHT: MALE : 20lbs (9kg) - FEMALE : 13lbs (6kg)
Grooming: 

Cesky Terriers have a long silky coat that has a tendency to wave. They require professional grooming to keep their gray or coffee brown coats in working form.

Common ailments: 

This breed has an easy-going nature, not at all inclined to dog-like aggression. They are very loyal and make great companion animals and are a good choice for a family pet. However, they may be hard to find, as they are still extremely rare.

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Chesapeake Bay Retriever

 
History: 

Good natured and energetic, this retriever not only is excellent with kids, but also has an interesting history. In 1807 a British ship was shipwrecked off the coast of Maryland. Two of the survivors were the ship's dogs - named Sailor and Canton, a male and female who proved later to be excellent water retrievers. These dogs were bred with some of the local sporting dogs and a new breed developed from this hearty stock. Named for the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland, these dogs love the water and are very powerful swimmers. They are great duck retrievers and have long been known to rescue children in trouble in the water.

Country of origin: 
United States
Size: 
They stand just about 23 to 26 inches tall at the shoulder and weigh roughly 65 to 75 pounds. The females are usually slightly smaller and lighter.
Grooming: 

Their coat is thick with a short undercoat that makes them very well insulated from cold water and freezing temperatures - their oily coat also means that they can usually shake themselves dry very quickly. A good owner for these loyal and energetic dogs knows that they shed heavily and need to be brushed daily as well as given lots of outdoor exercise.

Temperament: 

This retriever makes a great family pet. They are excellent with children, but due to their excitability they should be monitored at all times when they are near young children.

Trivia: 
The original dogs sparking the Chesapeake breed were "Sailor" and "Canton", Newfoundlands rescued from the wrecked American Canton; these Newfoundlands possessed wonderful retriever qualities and were interbred with other breeds to eventually produce the Chesapeake we know today. (Credit:ÿ<a href="http://www.thepetprofessor.com/" target="_blank">AKC.org</a>)
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Kerri & Norm Lynch - Rusty Ramblin Kennels Reg

Chinese Crested

 
Size: 
The Male or Female can range from 5 to 15 lbs should average 11-13 inches at the withers..slightly under or over is acceptable.
Grooming: 

A Chinese Crested dog is hairless except for tufts on their head, feet and tail. However, the ?Powder Puff? version, or coated Chinese Crested, has a rather long, soft, silky coat. Brushing is needed on an ongoing basis for Powder Puffs. The hairless variety may require an application of cream (or sunscreen) to keep their skin healthy, or protected from the elements. The skin color is pink to black and can be spotted or solid. Powder Puffs can be white or any color.

Trivia: 
The exact origin of the Chinese Crested is unknown, but it believed to have evolved from African hairless dogs which were reduced in size by the Chinese. (Credit:ÿ<a href="http://www.akc.org/" target="_blank">AKC.org</a>)The furnishings on the hairless have names..the head is called the crest..the feet are called the socks and the tail is called the plume. A powder puff should have a double coat of moderate length and silky texture. (Credit:ÿ<a href="http://www.geocities.com/kamajicrested/">Kamaji Chinese Cresteds</a>)

Chihuahua

 
Country of origin: 
Mexico
Size: 
HEIGHT: MALE : 6in (15cm) - FEMALE : 6in (15cm)WEIGHT: MALE : 4lbs (2kg) - FEMALE : 4lbs(2kg)
Grooming: 

Chihuahuas come with two varieties of coat?one short and smooth, the other longhaired. The short smooth variety has soft, glossy, close-set hair. The longhaired variety has medium length hair with a ruff around the neck and feathering on the legs and tail. Since the dog is small, very little grooming is required. Any color is acceptable and may be solid, marked or splashed.

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Chinese Shar-Pei

 
Country of origin: 
China
Size: 
The height is 18inches (46cm) to 20 inches (51cm) at the withers. The weight is 45 to 60 pounds. The dog is usually larger and more square bodied than the bitch but both appear well proportioned.
Grooming: 

Known as a ?Wrinkle Dog? the coat of a Shar-Pei is short and coarse with very loose wrinkles of skin throughout the body, especially the head. There are 3 types of coats in the Shar-Pei: the HORSE-COAT, has very short coarse hair, the BRUSH-COAT has longer hair, up to 1? long and finally the BEAR-COAT with much longer hair and resembles the Chow Chow. The Bear-coated Shar-Pei is a major fault. Shar-Pei can be red, fawn, black, cream, blue or chocolate in color. Any dog that is not a solid color is a disqualification.

Temperament: 

A Shar-Pei can be a little stand-offish when first meeting them, but they quickly become loyal family pets. It is good to know that, since a Shar-Pei has guard dog instincts, it is best to approach them from the front when first meeting one, so they can see you coming. They are extremely loyal to their families, and because of this, it takes them a few days to warm up to a new family. They are very intelligent dogs, and need training and socialization early on. They are very easy to housebreak, but most grown dogs will not be lap dogs. They are quite content to just lay at your feet.Special Care:Shar-Pei have small tight ears that fold over. As with any breed that has ears like this, you must clean the ears weekly. It is also important to trim their nails weekly as well.

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Chow Chow

 
Trivia: 
<em>There is a nice story about how the Chow got his blue tongue</em>:One day the God was painting the sky blue. While doing so one drop of the blue paint fell down. The Chow Chow saw it happening and licked the blue drop away. Ever since Chow Chows have a blue tongue.(supplied by: <em>Xin-Feng Chow Chows</em>)The Chow Chow was sometimes a guard dog in temples. There he was not only to guard people with bad intentions, but also to keep away bad spirits. For this the scowl and the blue tongue were very important. (supplied by: <em>Xin-Feng Chow Chows</em>)<em>According to recent research the Chow Chow is one of the oldest dog breeds.</em>In old books, from the 11th century BC, writings about the the foreign Tartar Dog described a dog very similar to the Chow Chow. A sculpture from the Han-period (150 BC) shows also a Chow-like dog. This dog has also the compact and square body, the short muzzle, small upright ears, the tail over his back and the straight hindlegs.(supplied by: <em>Xin-Feng Chow Chows</em>)
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Caucasian Mountain Dog

 
History: 

The origins of the Caucasian Ovcharka are covered in the mists of prehistory. A millennium of geographical isolation and the extremely harsh conditions imposed by the Caucasus Mountains of Russia created a process of natural selection, where only the largest and most aggressive animals survived to carry on the breed. Further molded by the Soviet Military into a more trainable and compliant service dog, the Caucasian of today is a noble and magnificent guarding breed that is as sweet and gentle with family as they are tough and aggressive to strangers.

Temperament: 

Majestic and dopey, aggressive and sweet, the Caucasian is a collection of opposites, unique in the world of dogs, and for those "at risk", they are worth the extra work they require. It is the Caucasian's heritage to be a defender, and if you work with him to achieve his destiny, he will be a loyal friend and fierce protector, willing without a moment's hesitation to give his life in the protection of yours.In summary, the well-bred Caucasian Mountain Dog offers the best of both worlds: the gentle sweetness and charm of a devoted companion, with the explosive fierceness of a defending warrior. For most of us, the inherent protectiveness of the breed is only occasionally apparent, when a suspicious-looking stranger approaches a bit too quickly, or when an unannounced visitor attempts to pop their head inside the front door. But for a few, their Caucasian will respond to a real threat with the fury born from a millennia of guardianship -- to protect and defend their family from the threat, or to die trying. (Excerpted from: "Caucasian Ovcharka: The Complete Resource on this Ancient and Mysterious Guardian", by Tamara Follett-Orbegozo, 452 pages, 300+ photos.

Trivia: 
Also known as the Caucasian Ovcharka, Caucasian Shepherd Dog, Kavkazskaya Ovcharka, Caucasian, Kavkazets, Berger du Caucase, Ovtcharka, Caucasian Mountain Dog, Kawkasky Owtscharka, Kaukasische Schaferhund, Pastore del Caucaso, Volkodav.
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Catahoula Leopard Dog

 
History: 

Once called a "Catahoula Cur," the foundation of the Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Dog came into existence through chance breeding, and from some planned breeding. The Indians in and around Louisiana used the Red Wolf, which then roamed Louisiana during this period, to locate game, much in the same manner as hunters use their dogs today. Hernando DeSoto left behind "War Dogs" that had made the journey to the New World. The breeds were the Greyhound and Alano Mastiff. After being abandoned, his War Dogs which were allowed to roam freely, and interbreed with each other along with the Red Wolf. The offspring of the various breedings were then used by the Indians, and became known as the "Wolf Dog," so named by Henri Tonti, asis mentioned in Louisiana History, as well as most history books covering this era.The French arrived in the mid 1700's, bringing their dog known then as the "Bas Rouge." Today the Bas Rouge is known as the Beauceron. With the introduction of the Beauceron, these four canines contributed to the inception of the Catahoula that we know today.Although the medium sized dog is the one used today, there were three distinct versions of the Catahoula which varied in size and color. These lines of dogs were known as the Wright, McMillin, and Fairbanks lines.Mr. Preston Wright's line was the largest of the three, and represented the dogs originally produced by the dogs of DeSoto. His dogs ranged between 90 and 110 pounds.Mr. T. A. McMillin, who lived on Sandy Lake, raised mostly Blue Leopard dogs with glass eyes. These dogs ranged between 50 and 60 pounds.Mr. Lovie Fairbanks' lines were the Brindle to Yellow colored dogs. His line was not as large as the Wright dogs, but larger than the McMillin line. They ranged between 65 and 75 pounds.These and similar lines are still strong today, but it is due to the crossing and interbreeding of these three lines that there is so much variation in the Catahoula's appearance.

Size: 
At the withers, males measure 22 - 26 inches, and females measure 20 -24 inches.
Grooming: 

Catahoulas normally carry a short coat, as if the hair were painted on. There are some varying lengths, but should never be shaggy coated. The skin is tight throughout the entire body.Shedding - Catahoulas being short coated shed very little, but there is usually some shedding during seasonal changes.Grooming - A "wash and wear" type of dog. An occasional brushing is all that is needed, and because of their short coat, they should not be washed to frequently. Too frequent bathing can lead to drying out the coat and skin problems.Color - Catahoulas come in an endless variety of coat colors and patterns. All color combinations and patterns can have color points or trim, which may be located on the chest, cheeks, above the eyes, on the legs, underbody or under the tail. The Leopard pattern has a base color with contrasting spots of one or more other colors. Solids have a single coat color. Brindles may have a light or dark base coat color with contrasting stripes. The Patchwork pattern may or may not have one predominant solid color with one or more different size patches of different colors and shades placed randomly on the body. Colors must be rich and deep.

Common ailments: 

The Catahoula is an overall healthy dog that is very resistant to disease. The major problems lie in those dogs that are predominantly white, or bald faced, lending to the presence of deafness, blindness, or sterility.

Temperament: 

Business-like to Clownish

Information supplied by: 

Don Abney - www.abneycatahoulas.com. More information about this breed can be found by reading "The Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Dog" by Don Abey.

Cardigan Welsh Corgi

 
Size: 
HEIGHT: MALE : 12in (30cm) - FEMALE : 10in (26cm)WEIGHT: MALE : 24lbs (11kg) - FEMALE : 22lbs (10kg)
Grooming: 

The coat is short, hard in texture, weather proof with good undercoat. Its usually red and white or white and brindle coat has little grooming requirements.

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