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2008-05-28 11:20:09

The Pointer, also called the English Pointer, is a gun dog breed which originated in England in the 16th or 17th century. Its ancestors include the Greyhound, Foxhound, Bloodhound, and the Bull Terrier; each of these breeds contributed to its personality and hunting skills. The breed is bred to work with hunters in finding upland game. It is especially good at hunting birds such as the bobwhite quail, pheasant, grouse, and woodcock. They were brought to the U.S. in the late 1800s, and have...

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2008-05-27 23:14:49

The Olde English Bulldogge is a recreation of the Old English Bulldog, an extinct bull-baiting breed which existed in England during the 19th century. After the Cruelty to Animals Act was passed in Parliament in 1835, blood sport was outlawed, and the breed quickly became extinct. The Olde English Bulldogge was developed a century later in the 1970s by David Leavitt, of Coatesville, Pennsylvania. His goal was to create a breed with the health, athleticism, and look of the original Old English...

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2008-05-27 17:59:27

The Miniature Bull Terrier is a miniaturized version of the Standard Bull Terrier which was officially recognized in 1991. It was bred using selective breeding, and was at one point becoming so small and frail that the weight limit had to be replaced with a height limit in the breed standard. The breed generally stands at least 10 inches high, but no more than 14. It tends to weigh 20 to 35 pounds, and its weight is proportionate to its height. The breed has a very strong build like its...

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2008-05-18 22:52:41

The Bull Terrier, also called the English Bull Terrier, is a thick-set breed in the terrier family. Its most recognizable feature is its "˜egg shaped' head, flat on the top, with a Roman muzzle. The Bull Terrier has close-set, triangle-shaped eyes, and a round, stocky body. Its hair can be white, or any other color, often with white markings. It generally stands from 20 to 24 inches high and weighs 35 to 60 pounds. The breed is outgoing and active, both mentally and physically. It is...

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2007-12-18 11:55:42

The Australian Cattle Dog also goes by the names Queensland Heeler, Blue Heeler and Red Heeler. It is a high-energy medium-sized dog bred to herd cattle. The origins of the breed are unknown, although they probably began with a cattle dog, bread with a Dingo, and then bred to a Collie, then a Bull Terrier. The result of this was a cattle dog "“ slightly heavier and more muscular than a Border Collie and less temperamental. The Australian Cattle Dog or Heeler has great herding ability,...

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