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Pumi
2008-06-03 17:23:45

The Pumi is a Hungarian terrier-type breed which originated as a general farm dog, primarily used for herding during the 17th and 18th centuries. The breed is a mix between Puli-type dogs and herding terriers which was known only in Hungary until the 1970s when it was introduced to Finland and Sweden. It was exported to the U.S. for the first time in the 1990s. It is a fairly rare breed; only a...

Puli
2008-06-03 17:22:35

The Puli is a Hungarian sheep dog which may have originated around 2000 years ago in Central Asia. It was brought by the Magyars to Hungary during the Middle Ages, and used by shepherds of the Hungarian plains for herding. The Puli is a medium-sized breed which stands 16 to 17 inches tall and weighs around 23 to 25 pounds. Its distinguishing feature is its long, tightly curled, corded coat,...

Prague Ratter
2008-06-03 17:15:40

The Prague Ratter, or the Prazsky Krysarik is a small breed of dog which originated in the Czech and Slovak Republics as both a rat catcher and a palace pet. The breed is rarely seen outside its country of origin, and it is extremely rare, due to the Miniature Pinscher's growth in popularity. The Prague Ratter stands 6 to 9 inches tall and weighs as little as 1 pound and as much as 7. The...

Portuguese Water Dog
2008-06-03 17:13:11

The Portuguese Water Dog, also called Cão d'Água or the Portuguese Fishing Dog originated as a fishing breed. The breed may trace as far back as 700 B.C. to central Asia, but the breed was predominantly bred and used in Portugal. The Portuguese Water Dog was often used to retrieve broken nets and lost tackle, as well as herd fish into nets and act as a courier from one ship to another....

Portuguese Podengo
2008-05-31 12:10:38

The Portuguese Podengo is a Portuguese multi-sensory hunting breed. The hound hunts with sight, scent, and hearing, generally in a pack, independent of its human companion. There are three sizes of Portuguese Podengo: Pequeno, Medio, and Grande, and each size can have either a smooth coat or a wire coat. The Podengo Pequeno was developed for flushing rabbits and other vermin from cover, and...

Portuguese Sheepdog
2008-05-29 17:49:50

The Portuguese Sheepdog, also known as the Cão da Serra de Aires or the Aires Mountain Dog, is a sheepdog from the Aires Mountains, north of the Tagus River. The breed stands 16 to 22 inches tall and generally weighs 26 to 40 pounds. Photo Copyright and Credit

Portuguese Pointer
2008-05-29 17:46:59

The Portuguese Pointer is a gun dog developed to point specifically in grey partridge hunting. The breed stands 20 to 22 inches high and generally weighs 35-59 pounds. It has well-balanced proportions and a remarkably square build. Its coat is coarse and short over most of its body, but its ears and face are a velvety texture. It is generally yellow or light brown colored, and it sometimes...

Porcelaine
2008-05-28 15:54:28

The Porcelaine is a scent hound which originated in France and may be one of France's oldest dogs of this type. It is also natively called the Chien de Franche-Comté, named after a French region bordering Switzerland. It is considered to be derived from the English Harrier, Laufhound, and the Montaimboeuf, a now-extinct breed. It is used to hunt roe deer, wild boar, and hare independently...

Poodle
2008-05-28 14:37:32

The Poodle is a breed of dog whose origins are unknown. It is often considered a French breed due to the role of the French in the development of the modern breed. It is one of the oldest breeds of dog which has been popular throughout Europe for centuries. There are three sizes of Poodle: standard, miniature, and toy. The breed was originally purposed as a retriever, and is still often used...

Pont-Audemer Spaniel
2008-05-28 11:29:15

The Pont-Audemer Spaniel is a gun dog which originated in France during the 19th century. Its ancestors may include the Barbet, the Poodle, and the Picardy Spaniel, along with several other old Spaniel breeds. The breed is rare; it has never been incredibly popular outside of its native country, and World War II brought them even closer to extinction. The breed specializes as a water dog, but...

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toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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