Educational Articles


  • Photo of Norwegian Elkhound

    The Norwegian Elkhound may look threatening, but he can be a sweetie-pie to his people. Threaten those people, however, and this medium-sized, ancient Nordic breed is fully capable of acting as intimidating as he looks.

  • Photo of Norwegian Lundehund

    Lundehunds are very loving and playful; they form strong bonds, and prefer their own family to any other people. They are also curious and intelligent so they need plenty of engaging toys, and do well at agility training.

  • Photo of Norwich Terrier

    You wanna make something of it? The tiny Norwich Terrier does! This scrappy, feisty, but totally adorable little wire-haired terrier with the prick ears has courage ten times his size. At home, he is all play and mischief, with a great sense of humor and an independent streak that can make training a challenge, but terrier lovers cannot resist his classic terrier attitude.

  • Photo of Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

    The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, affectionately called a Toller by her fans, is a recent addition to American Kennel Club activities. A high-energy dog, the are affectionate and outgoing.

  • Photo of Old English Sheepdog

    Well-bred Old English Sheepdogs are placid, adaptable individuals who are loving and loyal to their chosen people. These big, lovable dogs can be just the ticket for active households whose members do not mind spending a lot of time tending the tresses of their canine companions.

  • Photo of Otterhound

    Nobody has ever accused the Otterhound of primping and preening. She is a come-as-you-are kind of dog, with casual good looks and a laid-back personality.

  • Photo of Papillon

    With its big fringed ears flowing in the breeze like pretty wings, it is easy to see why the Papillon is named after a butterfly, but the Pap also has the lightness, grace, and delicate beauty of its winged namesake.

  • Photo of Parson Russell Terrier

    The Parson Russell Terrier, or PRT, epitomizes feistiness. He is confident, fearless, alert, and happy. His liveliness can be a lot of fun in an active household with experienced dog owners.

  • Photo of Pekingese

    The Pekingese will worship you, but they won't admit it. They'd rather have you believe they run things and have their own perfectly intelligent ideas.

  • Photo of Pembroke Welsh Corgi

    Pembroke Welsh Corgis are not lap dogs - they are highly intelligent, decision-making, highly active, outgoing cattle dogs and tend to be dominant. They love being with their family in all activities including long walks and car trips.