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Pomeranian
2008-05-28 11:27:31

The Pomeranian is a spitz-type breed which originated from the sled dogs of Greenland and Lapland. Its ancestors were brought into Pomerania, a region of Europe bordered by the Baltic Sea, the Rügen Island, and the Vistula River. English breeders reduced the dog's size and developed more coat colors. Today's Pomeranian is considered a toy breed. The Pomeranian is a balanced, square breed....

Polish Lowland Sheepdog
2008-05-28 11:24:34

The Polish Lowland Sheepdog, or the Polski Owczarek Nizinny, is a herding breed which originated in Poland during the 13th century. The breed most likely descended from the Puli breed and the Bearded Collie as well as several Scottish dogs. The breed almost became extinct during World War II but was restored by a Doctor. Nearly all Polish Lowland Sheepdogs today are descendants of Dr. Danuta...

Polish Hound
2008-05-28 11:22:04

The Polish Hound is a hunting breed which originated in Poland. The breed was highly esteemed by Polish nobility. It hunts primarily by scent. Jozef Pawuslewicz is credited with the development and the registration of the breed. The breed is large, weighing 50 to 70 pounds and standing 22 to 26 inches tall. The coat of the breed is short and dense. Its color is black and tan. It is a...

Pointer
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...

Ibizan Hound
2008-05-28 11:18:11

The Ibizan Hound, also known as the Podenco Ibicenco or Ca Eivissenc, is a hunting breed which originated in Muslim Spain. It was originally used for hunting rabbits and other small game. It was once believed to be an ancient breed, but a DNA analysis disproved that idea; instead it is a recreation of an older, Egyptian breed. The breed is known for its speed, keen senses, and ability to work...

Plott Hound
2008-05-28 11:16:17

The Plott Hound is a large breed originally bred in the North Carolina mountains for boar hunting. Its ancestors were brought from Germany to the U.S., and the breed was named after the brothers that brought them. The breed originated around 1750, and it is a legendary hunting dog and the only breed known to have originated in North Carolina. It is excellent at tracking and fighting its prey,...

Pharaoh Hound
2008-05-28 11:14:42

The Pharaoh Hound is a breed from Malta which is used for hunting. It is the national dog of Malta, where they call it the Kelb tal-Fenek, or rabbit hound. For years, the breed was considered one of the oldest dog breeds due to its resemblance of dogs in paintings on ancient pyramids and tombs. DNA analysis revealed that the dog is slightly more recent. The Pharaoh Hound is considered a sight...

Phalne
2008-05-28 11:12:02

The Phalène is the drop-eared version of a toy breed known as the Papillon. It is the earliest form of the breed, and was a breed used primarily as a companion dog to royalty and the upper class. The breed is generally the same as the Papillon, which is a small, elegant, fine-boned breed which generally stands 8 to 11 inches tall and weighs 6 to 10 pounds. The coat of the breed is...

Petit Basset Griffon Venden
2008-05-28 11:09:08

The Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen was originally bred for small game hunting in brushy areas in the La Vendee district of France. It is one of three Griffon Vendéen breeds. The breed is 12.5 to 15.5 inches tall and weighs between 25 and 40 pounds. It is a solid breed with short legs and a body that is relatively proportionate "“ only slightly longer than it is tall. The coat of the...

Peruvian Hairless Dog
2008-05-28 10:59:43

The Peruvian Hairless Dog is an ancient Peruvian breed which was and is often kept as a pet in the region. It is one of a few breeds of hairless dog that exist, and it is very similar to the Xoloitzcuintli in particular. They lived in the coastal areas during pre-Incan times but nearly became extinct with the Spanish conquest of Peru. However, the breed survived. The Peruvian Hairless dog is...

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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
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