Labrador Retriever Information

Labrador Retriever Temperament & Size Labrador Retrievers are large breed dogs withwater resistant coat that comes in a variety of colours including yellow, black and chocolate. They are the most popular breed of dog in the world. Distinctive characteristics include webbed paws and otter like tails that help these dogs to be excellent swimmers. Labrador…

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Maltese Information

Maltese Temperament & Size The Maltese Terrier originated in south Central Europe and is a result of crosses between Miniature Spaniels and poodles. They were initially used for hunting rodents before they became popular lapdogs for aristocrats and the affluent. The Maltese was first officially recognised by the American Kennel Club in 1888. Maltese Life…

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Newfoundland Information

Newfoundland Temperament & Size These dogs may appear intimidating because of their massive proportions however they are more like gentle giants. They are sweet, docile and extremely calm and very obedient to their master. They have a dense double coat that can be found in a variety of colours including black, brown, grey or black…

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Old English Sheepdog Information

Old English Sheepdog Temperament & Size Their thick shaggy double coat is high maintenance and requires daily grooming to avoid matting and bad odours. If not being shown, they can be fully clipped every two months. Coat colours include grey, grizzle, blue, blue grey, blue merle, grey with white markings or white with grey marking.…

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Papillon Information

Papillon Temperament & Size The Papillon is a petite, elegant breed. Its most noticeable characteristic is its fringed erect ears giving them an appearance that resembles a butterfly. Their glamorous coat is silky, flowing and smooth on the back and sides of the body. The coat’s colour is always white mixed with a variety of…

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Pekingese Information

Pekingese Temperament & Size These dogs make excellent companions but are not suitable for households with very young children. They are wary of strangers and will bark, making them great watchdogs. As with most toy breeds they require correct, firm training and early socialisation to avoid behavioural problems. Careful feeding and regular exercise is imperative…

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Pug Information

Pug Temperament & Size Pugs are a small short haired brachycephalic (short muzzled) breed. Thanks to their vivacious, affectionate and rarely aggressive nature these dogs make great family pets. However, Pugs are prone to particular health issues listed over and they require special management to minimise problems and ensure longevity. Pug Life Span & Health…

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Pomeranian Information

Pomeranian Temperament & Size These petite glamorous dogs’ most recognisable features are its dense double coat and impressive thick tail that lies on the flat of its back, this requires regular grooming to avoid matting. These dogs make excellent companions but are not suitable for households with very young children. They also act as great…

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Rhodesian Ridgeback Information

Rhodesian Ridgeback Temperament & Size They are extremely loyal to their owners, but distinctly wary of strangers. The combination of these and their deep bark makes them excellent guard dogs. The Ridgeback’s coat is short, dense, sleek and glossy. The make great pets but care is needed with young dogs as they can be too…

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Poodle Standard Information

Poodle Temperament & Size The Poodle can be found in three varieties; Toy, miniature and standard Poodles are extremely intelligent and are ranked as the second most intelligent dog after the Border Collie. They are also very people orientated, eager to please and easy to housetrain and hence make lovely pets. Unlike most other dogs…

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