Dog Reference Libraries

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Canaan Dog
2008-05-19 10:32:16

The Canaan Dog is Israel's national breed, which has existed in the Middle East for thousands of years. It has the appearance of a wild dog combined with a medium collie-type breed, and belongs to the Spitz family. The Canaan Dog has ears which stand straight up. It has a double coat which is short to medium in length. The undercoat is soft, and the outer coat is flat and harsh. It can be...

Blue Lacy
2008-05-07 16:54:11

The Blue Lacy originated in Texas in the mid 1800s and is now recognized as the official state dog breed of Texas. The breed is named after the Lacy brothers of Burnet County, Texas. It is a mixture of a scent hound, Greyhound and coyote, or so the Lacys say. It has fairly strong herding instincts and is a hard working breed. The Blue Lacy usually has a slate gray coat that is tight and...

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:...

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...

Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog
2007-12-18 12:11:33

The Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog is a herding dog, similar to the Australian Cattle Dog. The most obvious difference between the two breeds is that the Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog has a naturally bobbed tail. It also has longer legs and therefore is more agile. The breed does have health issues; many of them Mid Line Defects. Some issues include spina bifida, anal atresia and...

Australian Cattle Dog
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...

Bush Dog
2007-01-22 13:34:34

The bush dog (Speothos venaticus) is a canid found in Central and South America, including Panama, Venezuela, Bolivia, Peru (West of the Andes), Ecuador, the Guianas, Paraguay, northeast Argentina (Misiones province), and Brazil. In spite of its extensive range, it is very rare. It was originally discovered as fossils in Brazilian caves and thought to be extinct. It is the only species in its...

African Wild Dog
2007-01-21 20:21:17

The African Wild Dog, Lycaon pictus, also known as the African Hunting Dog Cape Hunting Dog, or Painted Hunting Dog, is a mammal of the Canidae family. It is related to the domestic dog. It is the only species in the canid family to lack dewclaws on the forelimbs. They are, as their name indicates, found only in Africa. They are found especially in scrub savanna and other lightly wooded...

Prairie dog
2006-12-12 14:39:19

The prairie dog (Cynomys) is a small, burrowing rodent native to the grasslands of North America. This stout-bodied rodent will grow to be between 12 and 16 inches (30 and 40 cm) long, including its short tail. They are found throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico. In the United States, prairie dogs are primarily found west of the Mississippi River. They have also been introduced into...

Prairie dog
2005-06-02 10:55:54

Prairie dogs native to both North and Central America are small stout-bodied burrowing rodents with shallow cheek pouches. An average size is 12 to 16 inches (30 to 40 cm) long. In the United States prairie dogs are primarily found west of the Mississippi River, but they have been introduced into a few eastern locales. All are herbivores, and in settled regions they sometimes damage crops...

Word of the Day
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.