Educational Articles


  • Photo of Standard Schnauzer

    What makes the Standard Schnauzer so compelling? Maybe it is the distinctive beard and mustache supporting the long muzzle that captures our attention, or those eyes that seem to be scrutinizing with an insatiable curiosity and perhaps even skepticism.

  • Photo of Sussex Spaniel

    At first glance he may look like a short-legged Cocker Spaniel, and it is true, the Sussex Spaniel is one of the more unusual spaniel breeds. He is also one of the rarest of all AKC breeds, perhaps because he tends to be, shall we say... talkative, especially if left out of the fun. Otherwise, this mild-mannered spaniel makes a great pal and an easygoing, often overlooked family pet.

  • Photo of Swedish Vallhund

    The Swedish Vallhund is an alert, active, playful dog, always ready to join in whatever adventure you have in mind. He's devoted to family, especially good with children, and friendly to strangers.

  • Photo of Tibetan Mastiff

    The Tibetan Mastiff has been a guardian for centuries, and she remains territorial, independent, and strong willed. While devoted and gentle to her family, her sheer size can topple a youngster.

  • Photo of Tibetan Spaniel

    The Tibetan Spaniel is a lovely dog, both charming and fascinating. The Tibetan Spaniel has the intriguing quality of being a quiet dog - until, that is, he discovers someone with whom he's not familiar. This small breed's beauty lies in his full-size confidence.

  • Photo of Tibetan Terrier

    The adaptable, affable Tibetan Terrier is a great choice for the dog owner whose idea of exercise is a walk around the block. Although the long coat can be challenging to care for, it is well worth the effort when admirers stop during a stroll to ooh and ahh over this dog.

  • Photo of Toy Fox Terrier

    Toy Fox Terriers love to curl up in a lap, but can be up and running when a bird flies by the window. They're curious, always wanting to know what's going on and to be part of the action.

  • Photo of Treeing Walker Coonhound

    On the hunt, Treeing Walkers are alert, intense, and loud, sounding off with their big coonhound bawl. But don’t let that fool you; at home they are calm, affectionate, and great lovers of pillows and blankets.

  • Photo of Vizsla

    The Vizsla is a Hungarian pointer, utilized by the Magyar nomadic tribe along with their falcons, to hunt birds and track game. They need a lot of vigorous activity, but as long as they get it, they are gentle enough to lie quietly by Grandpa's feet as he snoozes.

  • Photo of Weimaraner

    The streamlined, steel-gray Weimaraner (Weim) was bred to sustain long hours of hunting birds and even large animals. A great companion for runners or agility enthusiasts, the Weim is ready for any physical activity.