Meet the Breed: The American Eskimo Dog

764px-American_Eskimo_DogThe American Eskimo is a strikingly beautiful dog both for it’s appearance and lively personality. Made popular as a circus dog in the 1930s and 40s, this dog excels as a performer in a family setting or in agility training.

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Meet the Breed: The Afghan Hound

Afghan HoundI’ll admit it. I’ve always wanted an Afghan Hound because my Barbie Doll had one. And I wanted Barbie’s pretty life. But Afghans are more than just a pretty face, though you can bet that luxurious coat takes some work!

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Meet the Breed: The Affenpinscher

AffenpinscherThe Affenpinscher is a balanced and sturdy breed. They are a combination of charm and spunk, with a great deal of courage and boldness. The Affenpinscher is often considered the “class clown”. Affenpinscher is German for “monkey terrier”. In France they are called “diablotin moustachu”, meaning “little moustachioed devil.” Both names aptly describe the face and temperament.

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Meet The Breed: The Chinese Crested

twin Chinese crestedI’ve always been fascinated by these elegant, yet unusual Chinese Crested dogs, especially since one of our customers began sending in photos of hers. These two are named Sassy and Allie, and they live in Miami, Florida. Somehow they look appropriate, like two starlets awaiting their yacht.

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Meet the Breed: West Highland White Terrier

The West Highland White Terrier is a lively, popular pup that has a winning personality and adorable look. This smart terrier is favored both here in the U.S. and in Britain. This playful pup might be a good choice for an active family looking for another member who won’t want to be left behind! This devoted, happy and faithful dog does, in fact, make a wonderful travel companion due to its small size. Continue reading

Meet the Breed: The Pomeranian

It’s been said that people often choose pets that reflect their own personality and even their appearance. I found this to be true with my first exposure to the Pomeranian dog breed. I vividly remember a pretty, petite girl in my neighborhood with lots of honey-colored hair and brown eyes who lived in my neighborhood where I grew up. She had these beautiful little fluffy dogs that matched her hair color perfectly. They made a striking picture as they walked in the sun! Though the girl seemed quiet, I remember the dogs being rather outspoken for such small creatures!   Continue reading

Meet the Breed: The Pug

The Pug is an adorable little dog that is sure to charm with their expressive little wrinkled faces with the smashed-in nose. Even their breathing noises have their own charm. In spite of their funny appearance, the pug has become one of the more popular breeds, particularly since they have such an easy-going personality that gets along with just about any type of family. Continue reading