Dalmatian

As a result of their history as coach dogs, the dalmation is very active and needs plenty of exercise. They are very fast runners, with a great deal of stamina and self-reliance. Given freedom to roam the wild, they will take multi-day trips on their own across the countryside. In today’s urban environment, they will not…

Pug

Nicknamed the “Dutch mastiff,” the Pug is a small dog with a wrinkled face, short legs and barrel chest. In addition to being one of the world’s most physically distinctive dogs, the Pug is also well loved for its charismatic personality and effortless charm. PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS The Pug’s attentive and soft expression is its distinguishing…

Rottweiler

The Rottweiler is a rather large and powerful dog, descended from Roman military dogs and developed in Germany. Its nobility is only matched by its endurance. And though it is misunderstood as a vicious dog, through careful breeding and proper training, it can serve various functions, including as a family pet. PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS The Rottweiler…

Akita

The Akita has a unique combination of dignity, courage, alertness, and devotion to its family. It is extraordinarily affectionate and loyal with family and friends. It is almost feline in its actions; it is not unusual for an Akita to clean its face after eating, and to be very neat and tidy in the house….

Alaskan Malamute

   Alaskan Malamute History and Domestication The Alaskan Malamute was developed by a tribe of Innuit known as the Mahlemuts, who wanted to create a working dog that could pull heavy loads, as well as assisting with hunting, but one that could also withstand the harsh winter conditions. They are believed to have originated from primitive…