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Toy Trawler Spaniel
2013-09-23 11:06:01

The toy trawler spaniel is an extinct breed of domestic dog that originated from the United Kingdom. Originally bred as a sporting dog, it is thought that the breed was developed by crossing a King Charles spaniel and a Sussex spaniel. One of the last known living toy trawler spaniels, known as Robin, was bred by Lady Wentworth in 1911. This dog lived until 1920, when the breed is thought to...

Toy Manchester Terrier
2013-09-23 11:01:25

The toy Manchester terrier is a breed of domestic dog that originated in the United Kingdom and Britain. The breed was developed in the nineteenth century when a whippet, black and tan terrier, and other breeds were crossed to create an effective rodent hunter. The breed was popular in America during the 1920’s, when it was known as the toy black and tan terrier and when the name was changed...

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...

Toy Bulldog
2013-06-11 11:37:04

The toy bulldog is a breed of domestic dog that once existed between the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. The first attempt to develop this species occurred when breeders tried to make the bulldog smaller. This was conducted by breeding small bulldogs, but did not result in consistent, healthy toy puppies, with some litters containing normal sized puppies. Another attempt to develop...

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...

Miniature Fox Terrier
2008-05-27 22:26:19

The Miniature Fox Terrier is a lightweight Australian breed developed for hunting rats, rabbits, and other vermin. The breed was most likely a cross between smaller Fox Terriers and Manchester Terriers. This cross was later mixed with other toy breeds such as the Whippet and the English Toy Terrier in order to make it smaller and quicker. The breed was identifiable in the late 1800s and began...

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
2008-05-21 10:39:25

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is one of the largest of the toy dog breeds. The breed has roots in the Restoration period; however the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel was first bred in the 20th century. The predecessor of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, the King Charles Spaniel was named because the breed was a pet of Charles I. King Charles II issued a decree that the King Charles...

Brussels Griffon
2008-05-07 16:04:22

The Brussels Griffon, named for the city in Belgium from which it originated, is a toy breed which is broken down into three sub-categories. The term Brussels Griffon can refer to three different breeds, the Griffon Bruxellois, the Griffon Belge, and the Petit Brabançon. These are typically considered varieties in the same breed; only their coats differ. The Brussels Griffon is a fairly...

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