The affenpinscher is a compact and sturdy toy dog that is expressive and alert. The face of this breed has a cute, almost "monkey-like" appearance as the fur is longer and shaggier on the face and forms a cape on the head and shoulders.
Because of their heritage as ratters, Affenpinschers tend to not do well with rodent pets such as hamsters, ferrets, gerbils, etc. They do, however, tend to get along with fellow dogs in the household and can learn to get along with cats
Affenpinschers were first recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC) in 1936 but there was little interest during World War II. Breeding was revived in the 1950s but the affenpinscher remains a rare breed.
Although an energetic and active dog, the exercise needs of the Affenpinscher can be met with vigorous indoor games or romps in the yard, or with short walks on leash. The harsh coat needs combing two or three times weekly, plus shaping every three months.
Tibetan Spaniel breed originated from Asia during the ancient times. Buddhist monks bred the Tibetan Spaniel to look like little lions that symbolize Buddha. They became the alarm dogs for the monks’ Tibetan monasteries just like their cousin breed, the Lhasa Apsos.
The Tibetan spaniel weighs around 4kgs to 7kgs and about 25 cm tall. They have long feathering growing between their toes, they have a plumed tail and undershot mouth. Their average lifespan is around 13 to 15 years.
The dogs of this breed are trusting and affectionate pets but they are cold to strangers. You do not have to worry though, even if they are unfriendly to those they do not know, they are never aggressive. This makes them excellent watchdogs that will alert you with their barks if anything is out of the ordinary.
They make excellent pets as they are responsive to their “best friend’s” feelings and moods but they can also be a bit stubborn. They can think independently and will not obey if they feel that your request is unreasonable to them.
The Labrador retriever is one of the most popular breeds of dogs. These dogs are smart, fun loving and good-looking. They have a broad head, expressive large eyes, drop ears and webbed feet. The skins between their toes are longer which helps them in swimming.
These dogs have a sturdy and well balanced built. They weigh around 55 lbs to 80 lbs and about 21.5 inches to 24.5 inches tall. The males are usually taller and heavier than the female.
The Labrador retriever comes in different colors ranging from black, chocolate brown, reddish or golden yellow to almost white. They have two layers of coat (double coat). The undercoat is soft and functions as an insulation to the changes in temperature, the outer coat is hard, and short which functions as protection. This beautiful coat they shed a lot so brush them regularly to remove those loose hairs.
Just like any other retriever breed, Labradors love carrying anything in their big mouths. They love to chew thing so protect your couch by giving them fun and sturdy toys to chew on.
Although named Labrador, they did not come from Labrador. They originated from Newfoundland as water dogs or all-purpose dogs. Their original name was also not Labrador retrievers. In the early part of 1800, Newfoundland dogs have different sizes. The “St. Johns” or “Lesser” Newfoundland became the earliest Labradors.
The original breed in Newfoundland actually died, but not before a few of them made it to England. The current Labrador retrievers came from this breed as well as those crossbred with other retrievers.
Generally healthy, Labs have a lifespan of around 11 years to 14 years. Just like any other dog breed, they are also at risk of elbow and hip dysplasia, progressive retinal atrophy epilepsy and cataracts.
The Lab has the reputation of being one of the most sweet-natured breeds, and it's well deserved. But if you will choose a Labrador as your future dog, never forget that they are very active dogs and let them exhaust this energy!
Labrador Retriever is dog with great reputation. But there are some still disadvantages of owning a Lab. The best thing and advantage of Labrador Retrievers is their personality. They are affectionate, intelligent, eager to please, easily trainable and patient dogs. They are also very friendly - towards everyone, even towards strangers and other animals.
The one thing i do not like about owning a Labrador Retriever is their shedding. They shed all year long and they shed a lot. You will have to vacuum all the time, otherwise you will have their fur everywhere.
Another bad thing is, that they eat a lot and they eat everything. They especially like trash, poops, but also some dangerous and toxic stuff like mushrooms. My Labrador Retriever Andy was once poisoned by muhroom he ate in the woods, but luckily, he survived.
Shiloh shepherd is new dog breed, that was developed by crossing GSD with some other breeds. The breeders did not wanted to create a new breed, they wanted to preserve the type of German Shepherd they rememberd from their childhood. But in 1990s a new breed was registered in AKC and FCI – the Shiloh Shepherd.
Shiloh Shepherd has powerful appearance and they are really big dogs. They are around 75 cms tall and weigh around 55 kgs. So they are much bigger than German shepherd, but other than that, they look pretty similar.
It probably will not be surprising, when i tell you, that these dogs are intelligent and trainable. They are great courageous companions, that will protect their family when needed. They are also pretty confindent, which makes the socialization and trianing easier. Shiloh Shepherd is overall very loyal, calm and easy going dog.
Another not so surprising fact is, that they need regular exercise. They are not hyperactive dogs, so they do not need 4 hours walks every day, but they need to romp their energy, especially when they are younger. Since they are very intelligent, try to combine physical exercising with training or some mental activity. I can guarantee you, that your Shiloh Shepherd will love it.
What is a difference between Shiloh Shepherd and German Shepherd? Well Shiloh Shepherd is much bigger. But more important are the differences in temperament. Shiloh She pherd tends to be softer, calmer and more easy going. They are more laid back, while German Shepherd needs more work. GSD is also more independent and strong willed.
Their health is little bit problematic, because they suffer from some serious health problems. They have problems with hips and elbows and they do suffer from dysplasia. They also suffer from stomach disorders, so you might test different food types and brands until you find the right one. They also suffer from bone diseases.