Yorkshire Terrier Dog

The Yorkshire Terrier

If you like small dogs with big dog attitudes, you may want to consider a Yorkshire Terrier. These dogs are so sure that they are just as big and bad as the other guy, that they will not hesitate to take on a Great Dane. Of course, this doesn’t mean that Yorkshire Terriers aren’t lap…

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Shih Tzu Dog

Shih Tzu Dog Breed Profile

The Shih Tzu is a member of the toy dog group which got its name from the Chinese, meaning “Lion Dog”. However, even though this dog breed is typically associated with China, research shows that the Shih Tzu’s original origins actually date back to the 17th century in the land of Tibet. Most dog breeds…

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Yorkshire Terrier Dog

Yorkshire Terrier Dog Breed Profile

An adorable member of the toy dog group, the Yorkshire Terrier is a mixture of England’s finest terriers, made up of the Clydesdale terrier, English black and tan terrier, waterside terrier, and the Paisley terrier. By the late 1800s, Yorkies had made their way to America but because there were so many variety of sizes,…

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Havanese Dog

Havanese Dog Breed Profile

Originating from the Mediterranean during ancient times, the Havanese dog comes from a family of small dogs known as the Barbichon (now called Bichon) family. They showed up in large quantities throughout Cuba when Spanish traders brought them as gifts to give to the Cuban women. This allowed open trade between the two peoples. The…

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Maltese Dog

Maltese Dog Breed Profile

The Maltese dog has been around for thousands of years.  In fact, these dogs were specifically mentioned in writings that date back to as early as 300 B.C. The Greeks also have artwork that depict Maltese dogs from as early as the 5th century. This information tells us that this breed is the most ancient…

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Papillon Dog

Papillon Dog Breed Profile

Papillon dogs are ancestors of the Dwarf Spaniels that were extremely popular throughout Europe as early as the 16th century. The name Papillon is French which means “butterfly”. It was given to these dogs because of the resemblance to a butterfly shape that their face and ears make. Dwarf Spaniels were very popular with the…

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Italian Greyhound Dog

Italian Greyhound Dog Breed Profile

Although the Italian Greyhound has been in existence for centuries, the exact origin of this beautiful breed of dog is completely unknown. There is evidence of artwork that dates back more than 2000 years ago that depicts these dogs in areas such as the Mediterranean, Greece, and Turkey. Italian Greyhounds were known as “Miniature Greyhounds”…

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Silky Terrier Dog

Silky Terrier Dog Breed Profile

The Silky Terrier has an interesting point of origin. During the late 1800s, many Yorkshire Terrier dogs from England were brought to Australia. Most of these dogs were colors of tan and steel blue. They were then bred with Australian Terriers whom had tan and native blue colors. These breeding efforts were designed to create a…

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Maltese Dog

Maltese – King & Queens of Affection

The best dog to get for those of you who are looking for something small, beautiful, and noble in stature, should be the Maltese. These adorable little white creatures were literally bred for companionship. After taking one look at a sweet Maltese, how could anybody ever get angry at this dog?  Is so gentle, friendly,…

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