June 25, 2018

Rottweiler Profile

Rottweiler Profile

by Lauren R. Tharp Opinions of Rottweilers vary wildly.  While many remember Alexandra Day’s Good Dog, Carl children’s book series, still more remember the breed as the “evil” dogs from The Omen. The one thing everyone seems to agree on?  Rottweilers make excellent guard dogs!  Most commonly used as guard dogs, this breed is also […]

Breed Profile: Chihuahua

Chihuahua Profile by Lauren R. Tharp The Chihuahua: Little Dogs with Big Attitudes While Chihuahuas don’t actually have Mexican accents like they do in the movies and on television, they do originate from Mexico. Chihuahua, Mexico, to be specific (go figure?). Recognized by the AKC in 1904, Chihuahuas are estimated to be the oldest—and smallest!—breed […]

Breed Profile: Manchester Terrier

by Lauren R. Tharp A descendent of the “original” terrier (the Black and Tan Terrier!), the Manchester Terrier originated in England and was specifically bred to hunt rats!  This breed is still adept at hunting small vermin and remains a favorite dog of terrier-lovers everywhere.  The Manchester Terrier was officially recognized as a breed by […]

Breed Profile: Pugs

Breed Profile:  Pugs

by Lauren R. Tharp Rumored to have first appeared before 400 B.C., the Pug is one of the world’s oldest dog breeds.  Originating in Asia, the Pug shares a similar bloodline to that of the Pekingese. People pleasers by nature, the Pug reigns as the 12th most popular dog breed in the United States (according […]

Breed Profile: Shih Tzu or Shitzu

Breed Profile:  Shih Tzu or Shitzu

by Lauren R. Tharp The Shih Tzu or “Shitzu” (pronounced as Sheet-zoo)was originally the dog of choice for the royals in the Ming Dynasty.  During World War II the dog was discovered by soldiers in England and has quickly became a favorite house pet here in the US.  More than 20 years later, the AKC […]