Thursday, April 28, 2016

Pomeranian

Pomeranians are named for the Pomeranian region of Central Europe that is classified as a toy dog because of its small size. The Pomeranian is thought to be a descendant of spitz type dogs, specifically the German Spitz. Pomeranians are very lively, dogs loyal to their family. Their liveliness and spirit make them liked by people who don't really like dogs normally. They do well with other dogs and people as long as they are introduced properly. Pomeranians are prone to dislocated knee caps, heart problems, eye infections, tooth decay and early hearing loss. An average pomeranian lives up to 15 years. They come in a variety of colors. They are usually black, white, grey, brown, tan, or orange. They are required to be groomed up to every 6 weeks due to their long fur that gets knotted easily.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Rottweiler

Rottweilers are a medium to large dog that used to be known in Germany as Rottweiler Metzgerherd, which meant rottweil butchers' dogs because they were used to herd livestock and pull carts with butchered meat to the market. Rottweilers are now used as search and rescue dogs, and they are also seen as guide dogs for the blind, guard dogs, and police dogs. They have an average lifespan of 8-10 years. A female Rottweiler weighs on average 77-110 pounds, and a male on average weighs  110-130 pounds. Females are usually around the same height as males. A female is usually 22-25 inches, and a males are usually 24-27 so the males are on average taller than a female, but not enough to make it noticeable.Most of the time Rottweilers are black with tan on their stomach, around their face, above their eyes and on their legs and paws, but they can also be a light brown with tan in nearly the same spots. Rottweilers are very devoted, eager to work, and obedient. They are always very alert and aware of their surroundings. Many people are afraid of rottweilers, but there is no reason to be afraid of them unless they are mistreated. Dangerous behavior usually occurs because of irresponsible ownership, abuse, neglect, or lack of socialization. They are very protective of their territory and do not like new people unless they are introduced and can get a feel for them before being forced into it. They are a generally healthy dog, but they do have a higher chance of getting a disease called Osteochondritis dissecans which affects their shoulder joints because of their rapid growth rate.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Toy Poodle

Toy Poodles are a hypoallergenic dog breed. On average they have a life span of 12- 15 years. They are usually 9.5-12 inches in height. They are a rather high maintenance dog, and they need to be groomed every  4-6 weeks. Toy poodles are often bred to be show dogs. As a show dog they need more grooming than an average toy poodle. Often, if they are a show dog they have their ears clipped to look like a normal dog. They also have very short hair on their body and then on their ears, tail and sometimes paws the hair is more fluffy and longer. Toy poodles are usually black, brown, white, red, grey, cream, brown or silver. They are very lively and playful, and easy to be housebroken and trained. Toy poodles are often very good with other dogs and small children. Although they are good with children and other dogs, they do not like loud noises, stress, or tension. Even though they don't like loud noises, they are very known for their barking.