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Bloodhound
2008-05-07 16:52:47

The Bloodhound is a French breed bred for tracking human beings. It is a scent hound, known for its ability to follow a scent over long distances, even if it is days old. It is frequently used to trace missing persons or prison escapees. The Bloodhound is a large dog, weighing 80 to 110 pounds and standing 23 to 27 inches high. Its coat is hard and generally one of three color combinations:...

Black Russian Terrier
2008-05-07 16:43:31

The Black Russian Terrier is both a working and a guard dog breed. It is an athletic dog, often used on police forces; it was developed in the former USSR as a military dog. The coat of the Black Russian Terrier should appear rustic, and be both hard and dense. It should never be wooly, silky or frizzy. It should be black and shorter than 4 inches in length, and should need grooming once a...

Blackmouth Cur
2008-05-07 16:27:08

The Blackmouth Cur is a hunting dog that originated in the southern United States. It is used as a herding dog as well as for hunting. The breed is strong, and has incredible jumping and climbing ability, excellent for treeing prey. The Blackmouth Cur is a muscular dog with a short red, yellow, brindle, fawn or buckskin coat. Occasionally other colors appear in the breed. Its hair may be...

Black and Tan Coonhound
2008-05-07 16:24:36

The Black and Tan Coonhound is a scent hound primarily used for tracking raccoon. It is one of six recognized varieties of Coonhound. It is a somewhat rare breed that is not only great at tracking but also hunting various animals as well as agility. The Black and Tan Coonhound has markings similar to the Rottweiler and the Doberman Pinscher, but exhibits several distinguishing differences...

Bichon Fris
2008-05-06 22:55:35

The Bichon Frisé is a small, white, lapdog; it is a very popular and intelligent pet. The Bichon Frisé descended from the Poodle, Water Spaniel, and a small white dog which existed in the Mediterranean as far back as 600 B.C. At one point in the breed's history it was a working Spanish boat dog. It was used to greet weary travelers on boats to make them feel more comfortable. The fur...

Bernese Mountain Dog
2008-05-06 22:54:07

The Bernese Mountain Dog is a large Swedish farm dog. It is a hard-working breed, recognized primarily by its coloration. It has a black body, neck, legs, head and ears; its cheeks and stockings are rust or tan and the toes, muzzle, chest, and between the eyes is white. It stands from 23 to 28 inches tall and can weigh anywhere from 65 to 120 pounds. The texture of the Bernese Mountain Dog's...

Berger Picard
2008-05-06 22:52:57

The Berger Picard, also called the Picardy Shepherd, is a rare French herding breed. Today, the breed consists of only about 4000 dogs; the breed nearly became extinct after both World War I and World War II. The breed's mutt-like appearance has kept it from being popularized. It is thought to be related to the Briard, Beauceron or the Belgian Shepherd. The Berger Picard is a muscular,...

Belgian Shepherd Tervuren
2008-05-06 22:49:24

The Belgian Shepherd (Tervuren) is a variety of Belgian Shepherd recognized by its thick mahogany coat with a black overlay. It is a medium sized breed, generally standing between 24 and 26 inches high and weighing 65 pounds. The Tervuren has a double coat, and regular brushing is necessary. The coat should be slightly hard and lies flat against the body. The breed is not generally...

Belgian Shepherd Malinois
2008-05-06 22:47:54

The Belgian Shepherd (Malinois) is a variety of the Belgian Shepherd distinguished by its short brownish-yellow coat and black ears, muzzle and cheeks. The breed can vary greatly, due to its origin as a working dog. Appearance is not particularly important for the Malinois, although if a dog represented as a Malinois is brindle it is probably a mixed breed or a Dutch Shepherd. The Malinois...

Belgian Shepherd Laekenois
2008-05-06 22:46:06

The Belgian Shepherd (Laekenois) is a variety of the Belgian Shepherd recognized by its wooly brown and white coat. The Laekenois, like other varieties of Belgian Shepherd is square-proportioned and medium-sized with large, pointy, triangular ears. This particular variety or breed is not fully recognized in the United States. The Laekenois is a hard worker. Its name is derived from the lake...

Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.