Australian Shepherds – Right Dog For You?

Beautiful red copper tri Australian shepherd

Australian Shepherds – Right Dog For You? Australian shepherds! The dog to have if you’re tres chic! In the know! Or just a geeky mom, like me. Granted, Flash and Patches are not full bred Aussies. Their mama was an Australian Shepherd, and their daddy was the German Shepherd that got under the fence. Our … Read moreAustralian Shepherds – Right Dog For You?

The Rat Terrier, a Multipurpose Dog

Rat Terrier checks out the Shank Bone

Rat Terrier, A Multipurpose Dog So I looked up the Rat Terrier on the AKC Breed page and the first sentence says this: The Rat Terrier is a multipurpose companion dog that is capable of hunting rodents and vermin above and below ground as well as coursing small game. This is the first time, writing … Read moreThe Rat Terrier, a Multipurpose Dog

The Standard Poodle, or Spoo

Black Standard Poodle at AKC National Agility Trials

The Standard Poodle, or Spoo Yes, another recycled post. But today’s post features Standard Poodles, or Spoos, which I met at my very first BlogPaws blogging conference. I’ll be attending BlogPaws next week (*SQUEEEEE*), and I need to run about a million errands today, as well as dump everything from my suitcase and bags, check … Read moreThe Standard Poodle, or Spoo

Yorkshire Terrier, Breed of the Week

Cute Yorkie

Yorkshire Terrier, Breed of the Week I was told, years ago by a breeder, that it’s a fierce hunter, the Yorkshire Terrier. Wednesday is our breed of the week day, which usually means that I’m learning right along with y’all. I’m going into this post thinking I already know a lot, since we had a … Read moreYorkshire Terrier, Breed of the Week

Briard, Breed of the Week

Briard

Briard, Breed of the Week Have you heard of the Briard, or French Sheepdog? Norman the Scooter Dog is a Briard. Every time I’ve asked his mama his breed, she tells me, but I’ve only ever remembered French Sheepdog. He’s a lovely dog. The thing which surprised me most about Norman was his size. Not … Read moreBriard, Breed of the Week

Pyrenean Shepherd – Taken by Surprise

Pyr Shep at the Tulsa AKC Dog Agility Championships

Pyrenean Shepherd I was taken by surprise, this weekend at the AKC Dog Agility Championships, by a Pyrenean Shepherd. I came around a corner and this most adorable little dog was sitting at the end of a leash, tongue out, looking at me, waiting to be petted. Of course I immediately asked what kind of dog … Read morePyrenean Shepherd – Taken by Surprise

Brussels Griffon, Breed of the Week

Adorable dog, Brussels Griffon

Brussels Griffon, Breed of the Week I heard a sentence from my Hunny’s mouth which I never expected to hear. Brace yourselves. He said, “I think I’m of an age where I’d like a lap dog.” (Shh! A Brussels Griffon might be just the thing.) It took me a minute to pick my jaw up … Read moreBrussels Griffon, Breed of the Week

Boston Terrier, Breed of the Week

Pretty Boston Terrier Loves Mama

Boston Terrier, Breed of the Week I love the Boston Terrier. Besides the Shih Tzu, the Boston Terrier is another smallish dog that I would own in a heart beat, for many of the same reasons. Every Boston I’ve known has been sweet, quiet and laid back, as well as sturdy and quick. The AKC … Read moreBoston Terrier, Breed of the Week

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