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2008-01-23 06:00:00

ST. LOUIS -- His broad shoulders, erect ears and jet black hair are striking enough to raise the hair along anyone's neck; however, there is something about him that makes him less intimidating than most Doberman Pinschers. His breed is infamous for bad behavior. Yet, he sat contentedly on the living-room floor browsing a page from his favorite magazine and waiting for a signal that releases him from story time. Fritz is a 3-year-old purebred Doberman Pinscher and experienced therapy...

2006-03-06 12:25:00

NEW YORK -- Dog bites occur more often in very young children, so families should consider waiting until their children are of school age before they introduce a new dog into the household. Even then, parents might want to think twice about getting a Doberman pinscher or German shepherd, according to a study published on Monday. Dr. Johannes Schalamon and associates at the Medical University of Graz, conducted a review of 341 children treated for dog bites at a trauma center in Austria over...

2006-03-06 00:20:00

CHICAGO -- Bringing a dog into the family should wait until the children are of school age, and even then parents might want to think twice about a Doberman pinscher or German shepherd, according to a study published on Monday. A review of dog bites treated at a trauma center in Austria over a 10-year period found that children aged 1 and younger ran the highest risk of being bitten though anyone up to age 10 runs a higher risk than in later years. "Parents should postpone purchase of a dog...


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Affenpinscher
2013-08-20 10:00:55

The affenpinscher, also known as a monkey dog, affen, or affie, is a toy breed of dog that resembles a terrier. Its name is derived from the German word Affe, which means monkey or ape, and it is thought to have originated in Germany during the seventeenth century. This dog was bred to eradicate rodents from kitchens, stables, and granaries and was slightly larger than its modern size. A typical affenpinscher weighs between 6.5 and 13.2 pounds and can reach twelve inches in height at the...

Kanni
2013-06-19 14:20:51

The Kanni, which means unmarried girl or maiden, is a breed of domestic dog that is native to India, specifically the Tamil Nadu region. The breed was developed from the Mudhol hound or the Caravan hound and has been used a pet. A bride’s family gave it as a dowry to a groom, and the dog was never sold, only given as a gift to those who were willing to care for it. Despite this common practice, the dog is now almost extinct and breeders have not made an effort to save it. The Kanni...

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2008-05-27 22:30:30

The Miniature Schnauzer is a small breed developed in Germany as a farm dog which guarded the herds and family, and a vermin hunter. The breed began with the crossing of the Standard Schnauzer with the Affenpinscher, Miniature Pinscher and Poodle in order to bring down the size. The first recorded Miniature Schnauzer was in 1888. It is currently recognized by the American Kennel Club as a Terrier breed. The Miniature Schnauzer stands 12 to 14 inches high and weighs 13 to 19 pounds. The...

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2008-05-22 18:05:11

The Doberman Pinscher is a medium to large sized breed known for its abilities as a guard dog, watch dog, or police dog. Its loyalty, intelligence, and the challenge it presents to those that provoke it make it exceptional for tasks such as these. It was also used by the U.S. Marines in World War II. The Doberman Pinscher was created from several different breeds, possibly including the Beaceron, Rottweiler, Thuringian Shepherd, Greyhound, Great Dane, Weimaraner, German Shorthaired Pointer,...

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2007-12-18 12:16:17

The Austrian Pinscher is a rodent-catching, livestock-guarding, pinscher-type dog "“ directly related to the German Pinscher. The breed does not generally get along with other dogs and can have a tendency to bite. It is a medium sized breed with a pear shaped head. Its coat is short and dense. It stands between 14 and 20 inches tall and weighs 20 to 40 pounds. Photo Copyright and Credit

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