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  1. dogsarebetter

    dogsarebetter EVIL SHELTIES!!!!

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    did you know that the bedlington terrier is actually a general sporting breed? game hunting, water retrieval... you name it :)

    of course akc labels them under terrier, no wonder why! they are not used for that anymore especially in America.
     
  2. wolfsoul

    wolfsoul I Love My Belgian

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    It was only the story of Old Yeller that desribed him as a black mouth cur. In actuality he was a mutt they adopted from a shelter as a puppy as a mixed breed and later called him a lab/mastiff mix.
     
  3. Rosefern

    Rosefern New Member

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    Did you know...

    A Bassett Hound is the only dog that cannot swim. Their legs and bodies are not the right porportions to enable them to carry their own weight in the water.

    -Rosefern
     
  4. dogsarebetter

    dogsarebetter EVIL SHELTIES!!!!

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    has anyone ever seen smokey and the bandit?
    snowmans bassett, Fred went for a swim in the pound! but snowman had to go after him because Fred is a bad swimmer.
     
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    skyeboxer New Member

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    Did you know that the cool wiggle boxers have is called kidney-beaning? And no matter what they eat boxers farts smell like corned beef.
     
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    lakotasong Sled Dog Guardian

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    Dear god. :rolleyes: Folks, for factual info, contact the National club or get some books. The International Siberian Husky Club puts out a great book. http://ishclub.org/
     
  7. I don't unbderstand how crossbreeding would "keep lines going." But that's just me :D
     
  8. PWCorgi

    PWCorgi Priscilla Winifred Corgi

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    Pembroke Welsh Corgis have webbed feet :D
    They were used in Wales to retrieve fowl by poor farmers who couldn't afford a more appropriate dog.

    In Wales during times of collective farming PWC's were used as reverse herders. They would keep their owners livestock away from other farmers' livestock while at the same time spreading the livestock out as much as possible in order to have as much grazing land as possible. Smart little buggers :p

    Some people believe that corgis were originally used as "fiery steeds" which fairy's rode into battle. They still carry what is known as the "fairy saddle" on their backs. (This is how Izzy got her name, with help from Grammy, Coombsie's Faerie Chariot)

    Pembroke Welsh Corgis are not related to Cardigan Welsh Corgis (although before they were registered as seperate breeds there was a lot of inbreeding).Pembies come from Pomeranians, Schkipperkes, and Swedish Vallhunds, while Cardis come from dachshunds and collies.
     
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    Bearde Collies are one of the few breeds whose coat color can not only lighten with age, but darken as well - and will often go through a variety of different colorations through a dog's lifetime?

    I've read this, have no idea what the other breed(s) might be, but I have seen it firsthand in my Beardie and have 10 years worth of photos showing her sporting a wide variety of colors, from black to silver and back again.


    As to the Old Yeller Debate - it's worth mentioning that 'cur' is also a general way of refering to a dog, particularly if you don't like the dog, and the protagonist of the book disliked Yeller for most of the book.
     
  10. Mayasmydobe

    Mayasmydobe I'm PAWMAZING!

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    only four albino Dobermans have ever received ANY AKC-sanctioned performance titles in the 25 year history of the mutation.
     
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    SharkyX Back of the Pack

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    Here's a good one on the Seppala Sled Dogs from the Seppala Siberian Sleddog Project. http://www.seppalasleddogs.com/index.htm

    OC I think the dog in your photo's look alot closer to a pb Sibe then to a Sep... maybe it's just the way the picture shows him... but he's to fluffy and to wirey.

    Anyhoo... I can't think of anything not covered in the links...
     
  12. Laurelin

    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    Did you know that no one is surewhere papillons originated? Both France and Belgium claim the breed as their creation, but neither of them are believed to be where the original stock came from. Many people suggest that the toy spaniels originally came from Asia (ie related to the Japanese Chin). The name Spaniel also suggests Spanish heritage, but neither of these can be traced. They just start showing up in European court paintings!
     
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    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    Did you also know that the papillon was originally called the Continental Toy Spaniel and in some countries it is still called that? It is also called the Squirrel spaniel because it carries its tail like a squirrel. It is sometimes called the Titian spaniel named for the famous painter Vecelli, also known as Titian, who first captured the papillon in Renaissance paintings. The most common term is Papillon which is French for butterfly which refers to the ear fringing looking like the wingspan of a butterfly. The drop eared version is known as the Phalene which translates to moth.
     
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    daaqa lurking near the surface

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    did you know that the dandie dinmont terrier is the only dog breed named after a fictional character?

    sir walter scott's novel guy mannering, set in the borderlands between scotland and england, and had a character in it, a farmer named dandie dinmont that had six hunting dogs named "auld pepper", "auld mustard", "young pepper", "young mustard", "little pepper" and "little mustard". [mustard and pepper are the two colours of the dandie].
     
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    Sapphire-Light woof!

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    The hairless dogs breeds like the peruvian hairless, xoloitzcuintle (mexican hairless) and chinese crested lacks of many teeth (mainly are the premolars)

    Since is conected to the hairless gene.


    Here's a pic of a xoloiztcuintle mouth
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    Mama2Pebbles New Member

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    Did you know that when a pug straightens its tail and runs like mad in circles it's called doing the Pugtona. Especially when you get a pug party of 20+ pugs going at the same time.:lol-sign:
     

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