Latest Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier Stories

2008-03-25 06:05:00

Sure, people are allergic to dogs. But dogs to people? Absolutely. Just ask Fui (pronounce that Phooey). The 6-year-old Shar-Pei, a "princess," according to her owner, Pam Escobar, loves to be petted. But if Fui didn't take pills twice a day and get allergy shots every two weeks, she would scratch and lick. A lot. Canine allergic reactions to human dander are skin-related and don't include sneezing. "It's never an obvious and direct reaction," said Dr. Tom Lewis, a Phoenix-based...

Latest Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier Reference Libraries

2008-05-27 14:32:55

The Kerry Blue Terrier or the Irish Blue Terrier is a working breed from Ireland. The breed was primarily developed for catching vermin, but eventually was used for herding cattle and sheep as well as for a guard dog. The breed is also often used for deep-water hunting as it is an excellent swimmer. The exact origins of the breed are not known, but it was first observed in the Country Kerry mountains in Ireland. The breed was standardized by the early 1900s. The Kerry Blue Terrier stands...

2008-05-27 12:42:35

The Irish Terrier was bred originally to be a guard dog and hunter. It is one of many terrier breeds, and it is believed to have descended from black and tan terrier-types of the British Isles. The breed is an excellent vermin killer; it was brought to the United States in the late 19th century. The breed is compact and rectangular. It is not a heavy dog, yet it appears powerful. The Irish Terrier is generally around 19 inches tall and weighs 25 to 27 pounds. The Irish Terrier has a harsh,...

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  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
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The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).