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  1. Maxy24

    Maxy24 Active Member

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    Well i know my breeds pretty well like when i see a dog i know what it is but i would really like to know more about each breeds history and temperament.
    So i would like each person to post the profile of their favorite breed or just a breed they know a lot about. Write their general temperament (good with children, dogs, cats, are they serious or goofy and whatever else you can think of) How easily they are trained (and are they stubborn), there activity level, and some of the history behind the breed. Please only post one breed at a time and try not to repeat (although sometimes difficult i understand) You can also pot a picture of the breed if you'd like. Thanks to all who participate! If you've already posted but you notice no one post a breed you know a lot about please feel free to post again.
     
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    Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever (AKA Toller)

    Here's a pic of an older pup I took at a recent show:
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    History/Origin: Tollers were developed in Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia and were bred to "toll" (to lure; entice) ducks close to shore and within a hunter's shooting range. Tolling was originally used by fox and when hunters saw how well the technique worked, they wanted a domestic breed of dog that could do the same for them. Tollers were a mix of different retrievers (Chesapeake Bay, liver flat-coat, and some day Golden or Lab), spaniels, setters, and there's speculation on there being some sort of farm Collie too.

    Temperament: Highly intelligent dogs (which can mean trouble if the dog is not exercised enough) and are fairly easy to train. They often have a mind of their own though and some need to be convinced that what you're teaching them is going to be to their benefit (this could be classified as stubborn). They are quick learners though. They're very playful dogs - expect a ball to be dropped in your lap pretty regularly. I've never met a more playful breed. Tollers can be a bit aloof and reserved around strangers, but make friends quickly. They love their family. They're pretty silly and can almost always find a way to make people laugh. They can have a very high prey drive, so if living with a cat, they must be supervised. This varies dog to dog. They're generally very good with children. Tollers are a very sensitive breed and don't deal with strong human emotion well - they do best with positive training methods, as do most dogs.

    Energy/Activity Level: These dogs are extremely active and energetic. They must be both physically and mentally exercised each day. They live to run, play, and retrieve. That's what a Toller's life is about - having fun. They love to work and are always ready for action. These are not dogs for couch patatoes. They're more comparable in energy level to herding breeds such as Australian Shepherds and lower energy Border Collies than they are to the other five retrievers.

    Size: They're the smallest of all retrievers and are of medium size. Females are between 37-43lbs and are about 17-19 inches tall. Males are 45-51lbs and are 19-21" tall.

    Coat/Colour: Tollers have a water repellent medium-long, double coat. They can be various shades of red-orange with white markings in atleast one of the following areas: feet (not exceeding above pasterns), chest, tail, or face (no more than a blaze). Grooming consists of brushing atleast once weekly and if you like to keep your dog looking tidy, trimming of feet and ears is acceptable. Everything else is to be left alone, according to the standard.

    I'm probably forgetting something, but I hope that's what you were looking for.​
     
  3. Kmh1

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    Manchester Terrier Breed Info

    Manchester Terrier

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    Description: Manchester Terriers come in two varieties- Toy weighing 12lbs and under and Standard weighing over 12lbs to 22lbs. They have a short glossy black and tan coat and markings much like a Doberman and were supposedley used in the development of the Doberman. Toy ears must be naturally erect--Standards may have natural, cropped, or button ears

    History: Manchesters are the oldest AKC terrier breed. They were bred to kill rats. In England they excelled at now illegal rat pit competitions. Pub owners also frequently had them to control vermin. It is believed that the modern Manchester is what was once known as a "black and tan" and was also crossed with some whippet back in the day to gain speed.


    Temperament: In some ways typical terrier with strong prey drive. Loyal, alert, intelligent -- can be suspicious of strangers and needs lots of socialization. I have found my Manchester Zippy to be a total velcro dog and extremely affectionate. As a breed, they seem to love to be under the covers! Another odd trait described by most owners and breeders--Manchesters' toenails seem to grow more quickly and thickly and longer than any other breed:p I never had any other type of terrier, but I don't find him difficult to train in MOST areas. As for overall attitude--He also does seem eager to please me--but to heck with everybody else LOL!

    I don't think there any other Manchester owners on the forum at the moment, so I figured I won't be repeating anyone! As for my other dog, an ACD, well I know several people will have them covered;)
     
  4. Maxy24

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    Thanks these have been great so far, i can't wait to hear some more! I've always wanted a toller and hope someday i can get one (i'm only 14 so i have a long wait)
     
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    Doberman or Dobermann
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    General Appearance
    The appearance is that of a dog of medium size, with a body that is square. Compactly built, muscular and powerful, for great endurance and speed. Elegant in appearance, of proud carriage, reflecting great nobility and temperament.

    Temperament
    Energetic, watchful, determined, alert, fearless, loyal and obedient.

    History
    The Doberman Pinscher derived its name from Louis Dobermann of Apolda, Thuringia, whose breeding experiments were reputedly involved in its early development. After his death in 1894, the Germans named the breed Dobermann-pinscher in his honor, but a half century later dropped the pinscher on the grounds that this German word for terrier was no longer appropriate. The British did the same thing a few years later. The Miniature Pinscher is not a miniature Doberman and the two breeds are not related.

    There are no records, only speculation, as to the dogs which went into the creation of the original Doberman, but it is documented that crosses were made to two of the English breeds around the turn of the century, using the Black and Tan Manchester Terrier and the black English Greyhound, in order to improve the Doberman's appearance. It is generally accepted as fact that the two German breeds, which played a major role in the Doberman's ancestry were: the old German Shepherd, now extinct: and the German Pinscher - the ancestors of the Rottweiler and the Weimaraner.
     
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    Go to the AKC breed site .... they tell it all .
     
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    They don't give history of the dogs, at least they don't for mine.
     
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    The best site for Molosser breeds with awesome profiles is found here: http://www.molosserdogs.com/modules.php?name=Encyclopedia&op=terms&eid=2<r= They have many of the rare breeds with few North American have even heard of.
     
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    tempura tantrum Shiba Inu Slave

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    Shiba Inu

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    History: The Shiba is an ancient breed dating back nearly 6000 years. It originally existed in three distinct types, named for the particular region in Japan in which they were most common; The San In, The Mino, and the Shinshu, respectively. However, these were nearly all wiped out during World War Two, when dogs died of disease or famine, or were used as sources of food or clothing for the military. It was only the concentrated efforts of several people concerned with the preservation of the native Japanese breeds, that allowed any form of the Shiba to exist today. They were originally used as hunters of anything from wild boar, to bear, to small game, and in fact, still perform these tasks today. However, they are primarily companions today- and are in fact, Japan's most popular dog breed.

    General Appearance: Shibas are the smallest of Japan's native Spitz-type breeds, and come in four distinct colors. The three accepted in conformation competition are red, red sesame (which is an even mixture of red and black hairs), and black and tan. All three variations much have "urajiro," which are the typical ventral surface white markings that make this breed so distinctive in appearance. For this reason, white Shibas are not accepted in conformation competition, although they make fabulous pets, and are indeed quite beautiful. They are a double coated breed, and blow enough coat two times a year to make you think that you are the owner of a much larger dog.

    Temperament: While small, Shibas are by NO MEANS a toy dog. They will very much resent ANY implications that they are. This is not a cuddly breed in any respect. They are aloof, dignified, and yes, loyal to a fault- but they will never be the type to fawn over their owners, or anyone else for that matter. Respect must be earned by a Shiba, and once lost, is never retained. They are not a good breed for small children (or small-minded adults) with no self control. Harsh training techniques are rarely tolerated, and will quickly make a mean, snappy dog. They are brilliant animals, but often get a reputation for being stupid, purely because they are stubborn. Such an evaluation generally means that whoever has done the training, is in fact the stupid one. This is definitely a breed where the phrase "be smarter than the dog," bears repeating over and over again.

    The photo posted is of "Nik." A Japanese import boy owned by the breeder I obtained my Shibas from. He is a stunning example of the breed with lovely movement.
     

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