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The Sporting Group

The Sporting Group

Written By: Published: 3-3-17
Dogs in the Sporting group were all bred to assist in the hunting and retrieving of game. As early as the 6th century B.C. there were records of certain types of dogs which instead of pursuing game, sniffed the scent with a raised head and then stood completely still. Although originally considered a rather unsatisfactory characteristic in a hunting dog, it was later realized that the behavior could, in fact, be very useful in the right circumstances. This was particularly the case when hunters wanted to net partridge or quail, for example. The dogs were trained to crouch sit or lie down when they had spotted game so the hunters could draw a net over the birds before they were able to fly away. For more information please visit our website at www.animalshelter.org ...Read More...
The Hound Group

The Hound Group

Written By: Published: 3-2-17
The common feature of all the dogs in this group is that they pursue game, large and small. Within the Hound Group, hounds are classified into smaller groups of dogs that hunt using different senses. For more information please visit our website at www.animalshelter.org ...Read More...
Dealing with Cat Allergies

Dealing with Cat Allergies

Written By: Published: 3-1-17
Cats are great companions, supposed to make you feel better , although sometimes cats can give you a sneezing, tickly throat, red eyes and other nasty symptoms. But even if you have an allergy to cats, it does not mean you will have to stay away from these purring, furry pets. Here are some simple facts that will make your encounter with any feline more bearable and, why not, enjoyable. For more information please visit our website at www.animalshelter.org ...Read More...
The Miniature Pinscher

The Miniature Pinscher

Written By: Published: 2-27-17
The Miniature Pinscher is a dog of German breed that was developed from the Dachshund, the Italian Greyhound and the German Pinscher. It resembles the mini Doberman, which can be probably explained by the fact that the Doberman was also developed from the German Pinscher. The original purpose of the breed was to serve as a barnyard ratter, helping to control the population of rodents living in stables. Also known as the “king of the toys”, this miniature dog has talents such as competitive obedience, watchdog abilities and agility. For more information please visit our website at www.animalshelter.org ...Read More...
The Italian Spinone

The Italian Spinone

Written By: Published: 2-24-17
The Italian Spinone, otherwise known as Spinone Italiano, Italian Wire-Haired Pointing Dog or Italian Griffon, is a breed of dogs known for hunting. The breed exists since 500 B.C. Its roots are uncertain, but somehow, it managed to halt in Italy. It was originally bred as a gun dog. Nowadays, it became a versatile hunter and a prestigious companion. For more information please visit our website at www.animalshelter.org ...Read More...
Irish Red and White Setter

Irish Red and White Setter

Written By: Published: 2-23-17
The Irish Red and White Setter is a breed of dogs very similar to the Irish Setter. It was developed as a gun dog breed with the purpose of assisting in the hunting of game birds. The breed was near to be extinct at around 1850, but total extinction never happened, due to the efforts of a few dedicated breeders who kept it alive. Nowadays, the breed is used in all kinds of hunting activities, because these dogs have an excellent sense of smell and they are adaptable to any climate and any terrain, including wetlands. For more information please visit our website at www.animalshelter.org ...Read More...
The Springer Spaniel

The Springer Spaniel

Written By: Published: 2-22-17
The Springer Spaniel comes from the same litter as the Cocker Spaniel, but with different skills and a slightly larger body. Whilst the Cockers got their name because they were used for hunting woodcock birds, the Springer got its name because it flushed the pray out, basically scaring it and making it jump out (spring out) of its hiding hole. For more information please visit our website at www.animalshelter.org ...Read More...
The Irish Glen Imaal Terrier

The Irish Glen Imaal Terrier

Written By: Published: 2-21-17
The Irish Glen Imaal Terrier, also known as Wicklow Terrier or simply Glen, is one of the four Irish terrier dog breeds. It is considered by the Kennel Club as one of the rarest breeds in the world and also a vulnerable native breed (less than 300 puppies are born each year).

This breed was developed in the 16th century, during the reign of Elizabeth I of England and Ireland, by crossbreeding hounds brought by soldiers in the Glen of Imaal, Wicklow County with Irish terriers. This distinctive and strong working dog was used for herding, hunting, removing vermin and reportedly even as a turnspit dog. For more information please visit our website at www.animalshelter.org ...Read More...
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

Written By: Published: 2-20-17
The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is the dog for the whole family. Especially for couples where the lady wants a fluffy looking, playful dog and the man feels like getting a manly dog which needs a real man to release its high level energy that it packs under that adorable fur. The breed has its origins in Ireland and is thought to be one of the oldest Irish breeds. Over 200 years ago when owning a hound was forbidden, the working class turned to the terrier for an all purpose dog that can herd and guard livestock, hunt vermin and be a companion to them. For more information please visit our website at www.animalshelter.org ...Read More...
Smooth Fox Terrier

Smooth Fox Terrier

Written By: Published: 2-17-17
The Smooth Fox Terrier is a dog with an independent personality, relentless in its activities and simply a joy to have around the house and family. These dogs are always on the tip of their toes because they cannot wait to start something, whether it is hunting, playing or just sniffing around the yard or park. For more information please visit our website at www.animalshelter.org ...Read More...
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