breeds

Vizsla

The fact that the Vizsla or what is often also referred to as the Hungarian Pointer is with us today is a matter of luck, because by the end of World War II the breed was all but extinct. This is due to the fact that at the beginning of that war the breed was …

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Volpino Italiano

The Volpino Italiano has existed for more than a thousand years. This breed has been kept by upper classes as well as by the common man. This little dog has been the favorite and has rendered valuable service to royalty, to peasants, to artists, to merchants and just about any type of people. The Volpino …

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Weimaraner

The Weimaraner is a beautiful silver-grey distinctive looking breed of dog that was originally developed and is still used extensively for hunting in all parts of the world. The name, Weimaraner, was derived from the Grand Duke of Weimar Karl August who was a huge fan of the breed and who also spent much of …

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Welsh Terrier

The Welsh Terrier or “Welshie” as it is affectionately known by its fans is a true terrier in every sense of the word. It is a smaller medium sized dog with a brown and black wire haired coat and facial hair that gives it the appearance of having a large bushie goatee. For someone who …

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Westphalian Dachsbracke

The Westphalian Dachsbracke is a short legged medium sized breed of German origin. This breed that was developed in Germany’s Westphalia region is actually the downsized version of the German Hound. It is believed that the German Hound was crossed with the dachshund and produced this breed. This breed has retained most of the physical …

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Wetterhoun

“A cautious Frysk with a heart of gold”… this is the description given by the Dutch Wetterhoun Club to the breed of dog utilized to hunt small mammals and waterfowl in the lake district of its homeland. The Wetterhoun (pronounced as VETTERHOUN) was developed in Netherland’s Friesland province. The name was derived from the West …

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Whippet

The Whippet is an unusual looking dog, a member of the “sighthound” family that was originally bred for hunting small game in open fields but is more recognized for its prowess as a fine tuned racing dog. This means that they will pursue cats it is unfamiliar with and other small furry pets as well. …

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