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Newfoundland Dog
2009-05-12 10:27:02

The Newfoundland is a large working breed used for pulling fishing nets and heavy equipment which originated in Newfoundland. Its ancestors, big black bear-like dogs introduced by the Vikings, also produced the St. John's Dog. The size of the breed was produced when large mastiffs were introduced into the gene pool. Irish and English fishermen visiting Newfoundland in the 1880s accurately...

Entlebucher Mountain Dog
2008-05-22 20:17:18

The Entlebucher Mountain Dog was originally bred in Sweden to drive and guard cattle. It is also known as the Entlebucher Sennenhund, Entelbuch Mountain Dog, and the Entlebucher Cattle Dog. It is the smallest of the Swiss mountain and cattle breeds and has been known since 1889 and referred to as a separate breed since 1926. The breed stands 19 to 20 inches high and weighs 45 to 55 pounds....

Word of the Day
  • An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
  • A timorous, cowardly fellow.
Probably a blend of meek and cock, or from meek +‎ -ock (“diminutive suffix”).