Educational Articles


  • Photo of Welsh Springer Spaniel

    The Welsh Springer is a hunter at heart, and thrives on days spent in the field. But he's equally at home playing with the kids or snoozing by the fire. He's an easygoing, affectionate fellow that is more of a one-family dog than are most spaniels, steady with his family but aloof, even a bit shy, around strangers.

  • Photo of Welsh Terrier

    These sociable, merry dogs are curious, spunky and – like most terriers – utterly fearless. Owners with a good sense of humor - and, perhaps, earplugs - are in the best position to appreciate the virtues of this talkative canine clown.

  • Photo of West Highland White Terrier

    Like most terriers, Westies love to chase things and could get scrappy with other dogs, but the West Highland White Terrier is among the more trusting and gregarious of the Scottish terriers.

  • Photo of Whippet

    Most Whippets are quiet, gentle, and well-behaved inside the house, and love to join their people on the couch (and to keep the couch warm when their people aren't sitting on it!). They're friendly to visitors – no watchdog here – and aren't afraid to show how much they adore their owners.

  • Photo of Wire Fox Terrier

    The Wire Fox Terrier could be the canine incarnation of an anti-depressant. This merry little chap lives to play and likes nothing better than to make some mischief. And while he is on the smallish side, he has got the courage and tenacity of dogs twice his size.

  • Photo of Wirehaired Pointing Griffon

    Wirehaired Pointing Griffons demonstrate love and loyalty to family, making the breed a good companion for active owners. Although calm in the house when given plenty of exercise, the breed has a sense of humor and might drag underwear through the house just as the minister comes calling.

  • Photo of Xoloitzcuintli

    As a hairless type, these dogs are good for some allergy sufferers – but meet the dog and find out for sure before you commit. They bond so strongly that they can’t be rehomed easily, so you need to be in it for the long-haul.

  • Photo of Yorkshire Terrier

    The beautiful, feisty Yorkie acts more like a tough terrier than a delicate toy breed. Despite the luxurious, shiny coat, the Yorkie has a working-class attitude, a fondness for chasing small animals, a big-dog bark, and super-sized self-confidence.