Terrier http://mypetsmart.com/taxonomy/term/130/all en Wire Fox Terrier http://mypetsmart.com/breeds/wire-fox-terrier <div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-title"> <div class="field-label">Short title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> wire fox terrier </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Breed images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file clear-block"><div class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg"><img class="field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/protocons/16x16/mimetypes/image-x-generic.png" /></div><a href="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/default/files/field_image/wire-fox-1_0.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=122583">wire-fox-1.jpg</a></div> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="filefield-file clear-block"><div class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg"><img class="field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/protocons/16x16/mimetypes/image-x-generic.png" /></div><a href="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/default/files/field_image/wire-fox-2_0.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=163429">wire-fox-2.jpg</a></div> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file clear-block"><div class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg"><img class="field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/protocons/16x16/mimetypes/image-x-generic.png" /></div><a href="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/default/files/field_image/wire-fox-3.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=65673">wire-fox-3.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-origin"> <div class="field-label">Origin:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> England </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-male-height"> <div class="field-label">Male height:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> No more than 15.5 inches (39.5 cm) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-male-weight"> <div class="field-label">Male weight:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 16 pounds </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-coat"> <div class="field-label">Coat:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Double coat with a stiff, wiry outercoat and soft, downy undercoat. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-colors"> <div class="field-label">Colors:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> White with colored markings. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-history"> <div class="field-label">History:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Tenacious and tough, the Wire Fox Terrier is believed to descend from Bull Terrier and Manchester Terrier stock, with the additional crossing of Dachshunds, the English Hounds, Foxhounds, and possibly Beagles. The Fox Terrier's job was to ride along with foxhunters in a small carrier. When the fox went to ground, he was released to work the fox out of its den, snarling and snapping at it until it bolted. He was also a proficient ratting dog. </p> <p>The Wire Fox Terrier and Smooth Fox Terrier were considered variations of the same breed until they began to be registered as separate breeds by the American Kennel Club (AKC) in 1984. Although they are considered separate breeds today, the Smooth and Wire Fox Terriers are judged by the same standard, with the exception of coat.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-personality"> <div class="field-label">Personality:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Scrappy, plucky and energetic, the Wire Fox Terrier is a wonderful, sturdy pet for an active family. He is friendly and alert and enjoys spending time with his people. Gregarious, intelligent and daring, the Wire Fox Terrier brings joy and vitality to his home. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-at-home"> <div class="field-label">At home:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Wire Fox Terrier can do well in apartments as long as he is given the proper amount of exercise and the chance to get outside every day. He is virtually nonshedding, which makes him an excellent choice for a smaller living arrangement and for some allergy sufferers. Loyal and attached to his family, he is not suited to being left alone for long periods. He tends to be vocal and may bark a lot. He needs a fenced-in yard to keep him from bolting after anything he perceives as prey. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-recommended-activities"> <div class="field-label">Recommended activities:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Participating in dog sports like agility, flyball, or earthdog is a great idea, as it makes training more fun and enables him to get more exercise. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-exercise"> <div class="field-label">Exercise:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Daily exercise is a necessity for this breed. Plus, getting out with your Wire Fox Terrier is good for both of you. It will give him a chance to explore and make sure that all is well in the neighborhood, and it will give you a chance to admire his pluck as he intently works the sights and smells on his rounds. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-feeding"> <div class="field-label">Feeding:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Wire Fox Terrier is a good eater who should be fed a high-quality food twice a day. Be careful not to overfeed or succumb to his imploring eyes when it&#039;s your turn to eat - a begging habit is hard to break. Don&#039;t feed him junk, and don&#039;t let your Wire get fat. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-training"> <div class="field-label">Training:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The feisty Wire can be a handful to train, but he will keep you amused as you work with him. Use positive, reward - based methods to focus his attention on you. He is a smart dog, but he&#039;s easily distracted. If he comes to think of working with you as fun, though, he will do all kinds of things for you. Socialization from puppyhood is a critical part of his training. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-compatibility"> <div class="field-label">Compatibility:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Like many terriers, the feisty Wire probably does best in a household with older children who understand how to correctly play with a dog. With proper socialization he will likely get along well with other dogs, but he should not be unsupervised around smaller pets that he might view as prey, such as birds, hamsters or rabbits. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-health"> <div class="field-label">Health:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The average life span of the Wire Fox Terrier is 12 to 15 years. Health problems of the breed may include cataracts; deafness; epilepsy; Legg-Calve-Perthes disease; lens luxation; post-nasal drip; and skin problems. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-fun-fact"> <div class="field-label">Fun fact:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A Wire Fox Terrier named "Asta" was one of the stars of the "Thin Man" movies of the 1940s and 50s.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-grooming-blurb"> <div class="field-label">Grooming blurb:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The rough, wiry coat of this terrier needs professional grooming by someone who understands what he should look like. If he&#039;s hand-stripped (meaning the dead hair is plucked from the coat) and tidied up by a professional several times a year, all you&#039;ll need to do is brush him occasionally with a hound glove. Some pet owners decide to have the coat clipped instead of stripped, but this affects the color and texture of the coat. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-disclaimer"> <div class="field-label">Disclaimer:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Copyright by T.F.H. Publications, Inc. This document has been published with the intent to provide accurate and authoritative information in regard to the subject matter within. While every reasonable precaution has been taken in preparation of this document, the author and publisher expressly disclaim responsibility for any errors, omissions, or adverse effects arising from the use or application of the information contained herein. The techniques and suggestions are used at the reader&#039;s discretion. </div> </div> </div> Dog Medium Terrier Fri, 08 May 2009 16:51:27 +0000 1156 at http://mypetsmart.com Welsh Terrier http://mypetsmart.com/breeds/welsh-terrier <div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-title"> <div class="field-label">Short title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> welsh terrier </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Breed images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file clear-block"><div class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg"><img class="field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/protocons/16x16/mimetypes/image-x-generic.png" /></div><a href="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/default/files/field_image/Welsh Terrier 0.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=5461">Welsh Terrier 0.jpg</a></div> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="filefield-file clear-block"><div class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg"><img class="field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/protocons/16x16/mimetypes/image-x-generic.png" /></div><a href="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/default/files/field_image/Welsh Terrier 1.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=5671">Welsh Terrier 1.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welsh Terriers are easygoing and they like lots of exercise. They're fast chasers - keep them on a leash or in a fenced-in yard whenever they're outside. These charming little dogs usually get along well with other pets and considerate children.</p> <p>Welsh Terriers are part of the Terrier group. In general, terriers have a very distinctive personality that's unlike any other breed. They're feisty and energetic. Originally bred to hunt and kill vermin, terriers love the chase -&nbsp;don't let your terrier off its leash unless it's in an enclosed area.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-spotlight-txt"> <div class="field-label">Spotlight teaser:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Tireless in energy and spunky in attitude, Welsh Terriers are wonder for families with older children. Read about Welsh Terriers</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-origin"> <div class="field-label">Origin:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Great Britain </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-male-height"> <div class="field-label">Male height:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 14.5 - 15.5 pounds </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-male-weight"> <div class="field-label">Male weight:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 18 - 20 pounds </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-coat"> <div class="field-label">Coat:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Short and wiry with bushy eyebrows and a beard. Tail is docked; ears fold forward. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-colors"> <div class="field-label">Colors:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Puppies are born black but the black fades from the head, chest, and legs by four months of age. Adults are tan or reddish brown with a black neck and back. Eyes are dark; nose is black. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-history"> <div class="field-label">History:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Many of today's terriers can be traced back to the Old English Terrier of northern England. The Welsh Terrier may in fact be the closest and the most direct descendant of this ancient strain. These terriers were prized for their ability to hunt otters, foxes, and badgers one-on-one by cornering them in their dens, as well as for their ability to hunt in packs for other game. </p> <p>All Old English Terriers were shown under the same classification until 1888. It was then that a dog named Dick Turpin shook things up. He was winning so often that the English fanciers wanted him categorized as "English Terrier", but the Welsh wanted him to go on the record books as a true "Welsh Terrier". England's Kennel Club (KC) sided with the Welsh, and Dick Turpin became a foundation sire for the breed we know today-dogs who are prized as sporty and devoted companions.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-personality"> <div class="field-label">Personality:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Welsh Terrier&#039;s compact, sturdy exterior hides a genuinely affable dog who relishes time spent with his nearest and dearest. Curious and fairly calm, his standard describes him as showing self-control, and this is evident in his demeanor. However, the Welsh Terrier is still all terrier and does have a terrier&#039;s natural drive and protectiveness. For this reason, he makes a great watchdog - and a dog for whom socialization from puppyhood is necessary so that he can feel confident, not threatened, by different kinds of people, places and things. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-at-home"> <div class="field-label">At home:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Welsh Terrier enjoys country living, where he can sniff and dig to his heart&#039;s content, but he can be equally at home in the city, provided he&#039;s given enough exercise. This handsome fellow makes a fine travel companion because he&#039;s compact, sturdy and easy to get around with. A fenced-in yard is necessary, as the Welsh Terrier will give chase to small animals that catch his eye. For this same reason, he should not be left off leash unless in a secured area. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-recommended-activities"> <div class="field-label">Recommended activities:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Welsh Terrier can excel at earthdog, agility, tracking, flyball and rally. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-exercise"> <div class="field-label">Exercise:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Welsh Terrier is an active and curious breed that needs daily exercise. He enjoys going for several walks a day, and allowing him to participate in activities that stimulate his mind and terrier abilities will help get rid of any excess energy. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-feeding"> <div class="field-label">Feeding:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Welsh Terrier likes to eat but can be finicky. Feeding several smaller meals a day may be more to his liking, but make sure that the food is high quality and age appropriate. Don&#039;t succumb to feeding him table scraps, and monitor his weight, as the riches you bestow upon him may quickly expand his waistline. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-training"> <div class="field-label">Training:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> When it comes to training a Welsh Terrier, start when he is young and be patient. He is an intelligent and talented dog but is independent minded and somewhat easily distracted. Keep training sessions positive and short for best results. The Welsh Terrier must be socialized from puppyhood to learn to handle all kinds of outside influences. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-compatibility"> <div class="field-label">Compatibility:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Welsh Terrier is usually affable around children, although does best with older children to whom he is well socialized. The breed retains its hunting instincts and must be supervised around small animals. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-health"> <div class="field-label">Health:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The average life span of the Welsh Terrier is 13 to 15 years. Health problems may include epilepsy; glaucoma; hypothyroidism; and skin problems. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-fun-fact"> <div class="field-label">Fun fact:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The first Welsh Terriers imported into the United States were named "T'Other" and "Which."</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-grooming-blurb"> <div class="field-label">Grooming blurb:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> To look his best, the Welsh Terrier should be professionally groomed by someone who understands how he should appear. This will include hand-stripping his coat about four times a year to keep it from getting shaggy. Clipping can damage the texture of the fur, which should be coarse and wiry. On the plus side, he is practically nonshedding, and with regular stripping only needs to be combed every so often to look great. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-disclaimer"> <div class="field-label">Disclaimer:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Copyright by T.F.H. Publications, Inc. This document has been published with the intent to provide accurate and authoritative information in regard to the subject matter within. While every reasonable precaution has been taken in preparation of this document, the author and publisher expressly disclaim responsibility for any errors, omissions, or adverse effects arising from the use or application of the information contained herein. The techniques and suggestions are used at the reader&#039;s discretion. </div> </div> </div> Dog Medium Terrier Fri, 08 May 2009 16:51:26 +0000 1153 at http://mypetsmart.com West Highland White Terrier http://mypetsmart.com/breeds/west-highland-white-terrier <div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-title"> <div class="field-label">Short title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> west highland white terrier </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Breed images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file clear-block"><div class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg"><img class="field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/protocons/16x16/mimetypes/image-x-generic.png" /></div><a href="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/default/files/field_image/westie1.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=144240">westie1.jpg</a></div> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="filefield-file clear-block"><div class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg"><img class="field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/protocons/16x16/mimetypes/image-x-generic.png" /></div><a href="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/default/files/field_image/westie2.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=97678">westie2.jpg</a></div> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file clear-block"><div class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg"><img class="field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/protocons/16x16/mimetypes/image-x-generic.png" /></div><a href="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/default/files/field_image/westie3.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=96316">westie3.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-spotlight-txt"> <div class="field-label">Spotlight teaser:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>With expressive eyes and peppy personalities, Westies do well both in the city and in the country. Read about Westies</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-origin"> <div class="field-label">Origin:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Great Britain </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-male-height"> <div class="field-label">Male height:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9 inches </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-male-weight"> <div class="field-label">Male weight:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 13 pounds </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-coat"> <div class="field-label">Coat:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Straight outercoat with a soft, dense undercoat. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-colors"> <div class="field-label">Colors:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> White. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-history"> <div class="field-label">History:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The West Highland White Terrier ("Westie") shares a common ancestor with the Cairn Terrier and Scottish Terrier - generic rough-coated terrier stock of Scotland. From these working terriers, white puppies were selected to form the Westie. Their distinctive all-white coats made them easy to see in the Scottish countryside, and they have been popular there for more than 300 years. Like all the other terriers, the Westie was used for vermin control.</p> <p>An established family in Argyleshire, the Malcolms, is credited with further refining the Westie. They kept white terriers since the 18th century, when the breed was often called the Polltalloch Terrier. At Roseneath, the Duke of Argyll's estate, the white terriers became known as Roseneath Terriers in the 19th century, and they were shown as such at Crufts in England in 1907. The breed was registered by the American Kennel Club (AKC) in 1908 but wasn't officially called the West Highland White Terrier until 1909.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-personality"> <div class="field-label">Personality:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The West Highland White Terrier is hardy, devoted, and happy-go-lucky, exhibiting typical terrier tendencies - sturdiness, a no-nonsense attitude, loyalty, tenacity and independence. But this dog is not as volatile as some of the others in his group. In fact, the Westie standard warns against excessive pugnacity (having a combative personality). Inclement weather is no deterrent to his energetic personality, and he makes a fine family pet. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-at-home"> <div class="field-label">At home:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Westie is adaptable and can make a good apartment dog as long as he&#039;s given plenty of exercise and the opportunity to explore. Like most terriers, he is a good watchdog who will bark at any suspicious behavior. He loves to dig, so a secure fence is necessary. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-recommended-activities"> <div class="field-label">Recommended activities:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nimble and lively, the Westie enjoys participating in all activities, including play sessions, training and a variety of dog sports, like agility and earthdog. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-exercise"> <div class="field-label">Exercise:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Westie needs a fair amount of exercise to release pent-up energy. He is happy to accompany anyone who&#039;s going out on an adventure, whether it be a stroll through the neighborhood or to the kids&#039; soccer game. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-feeding"> <div class="field-label">Feeding:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Westies like to eat but can be finicky. Feeding several smaller meals a day may be more to his liking - but make that sure the food is a high-quality, age-appropriate dog food. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-training"> <div class="field-label">Training:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The West Highland White Terrier is one of the easiest terriers to train. He is eager to please and responsive, particularly enjoying the attention and rewards he receives for doing what you ask. Keep training sessions short and positive, and train him throughout his lifetime to keep him mentally engaged. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-compatibility"> <div class="field-label">Compatibility:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Westies get along well with older children. A properly socialized Westie can get along with other dogs, but he&#039;ll occasionally practice a bit of one-upmanship with other males. A true terrier, he sees smaller pets as prey. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-health"> <div class="field-label">Health:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The average life span of the West Highland White Terrier is 12 to 14 years. Common health problems of the breed include hernias; Legg-Calve-Perthes disease; liver disease; skin problems; and White Shaker Dog Syndrome. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-fun-fact"> <div class="field-label">Fun fact:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>During times of limited sunshine, "winter nose" can occur in Westies, in which the nose loses some of its black pigment. It's a harmless condition that's easily fixed with calcium and vitamin D.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-grooming-blurb"> <div class="field-label">Grooming blurb:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Although the white Westie is low to the ground, he doesn&#039;t really get dirty. His is a wash-and-wear coat that quickly comes clean of dirt and mud with a simple brushing and combing. He is not a shedder, but his thick coat needs to be hand-stripped several times a year to keep him from becoming shaggy. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-disclaimer"> <div class="field-label">Disclaimer:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This document has been published with the intent to provide accurate and authoritative information in regard to the subject matter within. While every reasonable precaution has been taken in preparation of this document, the author and publisher expressly disclaim responsibility for any errors, omissions, or adverse effects arising from the use or application of the information contained herein. The techniques and suggestions are used at the reader&#039;s discretion. </div> </div> </div> Dog Medium Terrier Fri, 08 May 2009 16:51:26 +0000 1154 at http://mypetsmart.com Smooth Fox Terrier http://mypetsmart.com/breeds/smooth-fox-terrier <div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-title"> <div class="field-label">Short title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> smooth fox terrier </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Breed images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file clear-block"><div class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg"><img class="field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/protocons/16x16/mimetypes/image-x-generic.png" /></div><a href="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/default/files/field_image/smooth-fox-1.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=75887">smooth-fox-1.jpg</a></div> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="filefield-file clear-block"><div class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg"><img class="field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/protocons/16x16/mimetypes/image-x-generic.png" /></div><a href="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/default/files/field_image/smooth-fox-2.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=52353">smooth-fox-2.jpg</a></div> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file clear-block"><div class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg"><img class="field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/protocons/16x16/mimetypes/image-x-generic.png" /></div><a href="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/default/files/field_image/smooth-fox-3.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=51386">smooth-fox-3.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-origin"> <div class="field-label">Origin:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> England </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-male-height"> <div class="field-label">Male height:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> No more than 15.5 inches (39.5 cm) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-male-weight"> <div class="field-label">Male weight:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 16 pounds </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-coat"> <div class="field-label">Coat:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hard, short and dense, lying smooth and flat. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-colors"> <div class="field-label">Colors:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mostly white with colored markings. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-history"> <div class="field-label">History:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>An old English breed, the Fox Terrier was used in the 18th century by foxhunters who needed a compact, energetic, bold dog who would "go to ground" after quarry. The hunter would carry the dog on horseback in a sack or box while following the foxhounds in hot pursuit; when the fox took cover, the hunter would set the terrier down to rout it out. The Fox Terrier was bred to be a quick thinker, relying on his instincts rather than orders from his owner. </p> <p>There are two varieties of Fox Terrier, distinguished by coat type: Wire and Smooth. For almost 100 years, the Fox Terrier was shown in the United States as one breed with two varieties; in 1984, however, the American Kennel Club (AKC) approved separate standards. The two have long had separate standards in the United Kingdom, where they have had distinct registries since 1876.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-personality"> <div class="field-label">Personality:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sensitive, even-tempered and hardy, the Smooth Fox Terrier is a great pet for an active family. He has an indomitable spirit and playful nature. Eager and alert, he can be protective of his family, with whom he bonds closely. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-at-home"> <div class="field-label">At home:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Because of his compact size, the Smooth Fox Terrier is suitable for city dwellers, although you must be willing to meet this active dog&#039;s exercise needs. Gregarious and social, he should not be left alone for long periods. He tends to be vocal and may bark a lot. He needs a fenced-in yard and loves to dig and play in the grass. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-recommended-activities"> <div class="field-label">Recommended activities:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Smooth Fox Terrier excels at flyball, agility and any other activities that allow him to move at top speed, which he does with the grace of a dancer and the soul of a clown. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-exercise"> <div class="field-label">Exercise:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Smooth Fox Terrier requires daily exercise, and you should be prepared to devote time to long walks or vigorous play sessions to meet this energetic fellow&#039;s exercise needs. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-feeding"> <div class="field-label">Feeding:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Smooth Fox Terriers are enthusiastic eaters who will usually gobble whatever is fed to them. Because of this, it is important to monitor their food intake to prevent obesity. In their early years, they can expend a lot of energy in various family activities and need the highest-quality diet to ensure that they are getting the nutrition they require. Feeding twice a day is preferred. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-training"> <div class="field-label">Training:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Smooth Fox Terrier is bright and eager to please, and he adapts to most positive training regimens quickly. He can be impulsive, however, as he lives to chase and explore. Socialization from an early age is necessary. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-compatibility"> <div class="field-label">Compatibility:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Smooth Fox Terrier gets along well with children, and his liveliness is a plus - it is rare for a Smooth to be the first to tire during playtime. He will get along with other dogs as long as he&#039;s properly socialized, but he should not be unsupervised around smaller pets that he might view as prey. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-health"> <div class="field-label">Health:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The average life span of the Smooth Fox Terrier is 10 to 15 years. Health problems may include eye abnormalities; Legg-Calve-Perthes disease; patellar luxation; and skin allergies. Overall, the breed is quite hardy and long lived. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-fun-fact"> <div class="field-label">Fun fact:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In the 1860s, three dogs - Old Jock, Old Trap and Old Tarter - helped found the modern Smooth Fox Terrier breed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-grooming-blurb"> <div class="field-label">Grooming blurb:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Smooth Fox Terrier requires little grooming other than occasional ear cleaning and nail trimming. He should be bathed only when necessary. A quick going-over with a hound glove every week or so will help keep his coat smooth and healthy. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-disclaimer"> <div class="field-label">Disclaimer:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Copyright by T.F.H. Publications, Inc. This document has been published with the intent to provide accurate and authoritative information in regard to the subject matter within. While every reasonable precaution has been taken in preparation of this document, the author and publisher expressly disclaim responsibility for any errors, omissions, or adverse effects arising from the use or application of the information contained herein. The techniques and suggestions are used at the reader&#039;s discretion. </div> </div> </div> Dog Small Terrier Fri, 08 May 2009 16:51:21 +0000 1139 at http://mypetsmart.com Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier http://mypetsmart.com/breeds/soft-coated-wheaten-terrier <div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-title"> <div class="field-label">Short title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> soft coated wheaten terrier </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Breed images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file clear-block"><div class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg"><img class="field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/protocons/16x16/mimetypes/image-x-generic.png" /></div><a href="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/default/files/field_image/soft coat wheat -1.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=121591">soft coat wheat -1.jpg</a></div> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="filefield-file clear-block"><div class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg"><img class="field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/protocons/16x16/mimetypes/image-x-generic.png" /></div><a href="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/default/files/field_image/soft coat wheat-2.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=169343">soft coat wheat-2.jpg</a></div> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file clear-block"><div class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg"><img class="field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/protocons/16x16/mimetypes/image-x-generic.png" /></div><a href="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/default/files/field_image/soft coat wheat - 3.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=111592">soft coat wheat - 3.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p>Soft-Coated Wheaten Terriers are more gentle and affectionate than most terriers. They're usually friendly with strangers, kids and other pets, but sometimes aggressive with other dogs. They like to dig and bark.</p> <p>Soft-Coated Wheaten Terriers are part of the Terrier group. In general, terriers have a very distinctive personality that's unlike any other breed. They're feisty and energetic. Originally bred to hunt and kill vermin, terriers love the chase-don't let your terrier off its leash unless it's in an enclosed area.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-spotlight-txt"> <div class="field-label">Spotlight teaser:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Wheaten Terriers are great for allergy-sufferers and thrive under consistent, positive training. Read about Wheaten Terriers</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-origin"> <div class="field-label">Origin:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ireland </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-male-height"> <div class="field-label">Male height:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Males: 18 - 19 inches; Females: 17 - 18 inches </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-male-weight"> <div class="field-label">Male weight:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 30 - 40 pounds </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-coat"> <div class="field-label">Coat:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Silky and wavy with lots of facial hair. Tail is docked; ears fold forward. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-colors"> <div class="field-label">Colors:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Soft-Coated Wheaten Terriers are born black, but the color changes with age. Adult wheaton color and texture isn&#039;t achieved until dogs are about two years old. Eyes are brown; nose is black. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-history"> <div class="field-label">History:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier ("Wheaten") has existed for centuries in Ireland. He is probably that country's oldest breed and may share some ancestors with Kerry Blue and Irish Terriers. The Soft Coated Wheaten has always done his share of work on the farm, from the usual terrier task of chasing small animals into burrows and dragging them out to larger tasks such as herding. He was valued as a family companion as well and also made (and still makes) an excellent watchdog. Despite being an old breed, he was not recognized by the Irish Kennel Club (IKC) until 1937. He first came to the United States in 1946 and received full American Kennel Club (AKC) recognition in 1973.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-personality"> <div class="field-label">Personality:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Alert, friendly and happy, the Wheaten is fun loving and less scrappy than other terriers. Although he can be headstrong, he is still loyal and obedient to his owner. He is also intelligent, playful and curious about what&#039;s going on around him. This affectionate dog bonds closely with his family. He has a tendency to be territorial and so requires early socialization. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-at-home"> <div class="field-label">At home:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Wheaten can do well in many living situations, from city to suburbs to farms. Ever watchful and alert, he will bark to alert his owner to anyone&#039;s approach. His exuberance often translates into jumping up onto loved ones. A fenced-in yard is best so that he can play and romp in safety. He prefers cool and rainy weather and will often look for shade on sunny days. He enjoys playing in the snow. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-recommended-activities"> <div class="field-label">Recommended activities:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier can excel at therapy, obedience, tracking and agility. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-exercise"> <div class="field-label">Exercise:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Wheaten needs a moderate amount of exercise every day. A long daily walk, supplemented with a daily play session in the yard, will help keep him fit. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-feeding"> <div class="field-label">Feeding:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier needs a high-quality, age-appropriate diet. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-training"> <div class="field-label">Training:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Wheaten requires gentle but firm and consistent training. He is quite intelligent, so he is a quick learner, and he is more people oriented than some other terriers - but he is still a terrier. He must be taught acceptable behaviors when he is a puppy, and careful, early socialization is especially important. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-compatibility"> <div class="field-label">Compatibility:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Wheaten loves children and is a good companion for them, although his enthusiasm may overwhelm toddlers. If you socialize him early, he will get along well with other dogs, but the breed is often incompatible with cats. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-health"> <div class="field-label">Health:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The average life span of the Wheaten is 12 to 15 years. Breed health concerns may include Addison&#039;s disease; protein-losing enteropathy (PLE); protein-losing nephropathy (PLN); and renal dysplasia. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-fun-fact"> <div class="field-label">Fun fact:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers vary in type around the world. In Ireland, they tend to be truer to the original type, with a finer, easier to maintain coat. In England, they are larger and more dignified. The American type has a fuller coat and more gregarious temperament.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-grooming-blurb"> <div class="field-label">Grooming blurb:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Wheaten&#039;s long, silky coat should be brushed or combed every day or two with a narrow-toothed steel comb and slicker brush. He doesn&#039;t shed much, and you will be removing any loose hair when you comb him; if this is not done, his coat will mat. His straggly hairs can be trimmed with shears monthly to maintain a terrier outline. Many people take their Wheaten to a professional groomer to keep his high-maintenance coat in shape. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-disclaimer"> <div class="field-label">Disclaimer:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Copyright by T.F.H. Publications, Inc. This document has been published with the intent to provide accurate and authoritative information in regard to the subject matter within. While every reasonable precaution has been taken in preparation of this document, the author and publisher expressly disclaim responsibility for any errors, omissions, or adverse effects arising from the use or application of the information contained herein. The techniques and suggestions are used at the reader&#039;s discretion. </div> </div> </div> Dog Medium Terrier Fri, 08 May 2009 16:51:21 +0000 1140 at http://mypetsmart.com Staffordshire Bull Terrier http://mypetsmart.com/breeds/staffordshire-bull-terrier <div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-title"> <div class="field-label">Short title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> staffordshire bull terrier </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Breed images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file clear-block"><div class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg"><img class="field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/protocons/16x16/mimetypes/image-x-generic.png" /></div><a href="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/default/files/field_image/staff-bull-1.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=147853">staff-bull-1.jpg</a></div> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="filefield-file clear-block"><div class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg"><img class="field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/protocons/16x16/mimetypes/image-x-generic.png" /></div><a href="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/default/files/field_image/staff-bull-2.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=212602">staff-bull-2.jpg</a></div> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file clear-block"><div class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg"><img class="field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/protocons/16x16/mimetypes/image-x-generic.png" /></div><a href="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/default/files/field_image/staff-bull-3.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=71021">staff-bull-3.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p>Staff Bulls are hardy and docile. They're usually friendly with strangers and other pets. However, like AmStaffs, Staff Bulls used to be bred as dogfighters, so they'll often attack other Staff Bulls.</p> <p>Staff Bulls are part of the Terrier group. In general, terriers have a very distinctive personality that's unlike any other breed. They're feisty and energetic. Originally bred to hunt and kill vermin, terriers love the chase-don't let your terrier off its leash unless it's in an enclosed area.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-spotlight-txt"> <div class="field-label">Spotlight teaser:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Staffords love people and children in particular, making them an ideal family addition. Read about Staffords</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-origin"> <div class="field-label">Origin:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Great Britain </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-male-height"> <div class="field-label">Male height:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 14 - 16 inches </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-male-weight"> <div class="field-label">Male weight:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 25 - 45 pounds </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-coat"> <div class="field-label">Coat:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Short and hard. Tail hangs down; ears prick up halfway. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-colors"> <div class="field-label">Colors:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Black, blue, red, fawn or brindle - and any of these colors with white. Eyes are brown; nose is black. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-special"> <div class="field-label">Special considerations:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This is a strong breed. As with the AmStaff, you need to be careful. A poorly bred Staff Bull might be very aggressive. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-history"> <div class="field-label">History:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Initially bred for bullbaiting and dogfighting, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier ("Staffy") still looks very much like his original bull-terrier ancestor, who resulted from crosses of the 19th-century Bulldog with the English black and tan terrier. Selective breeding established a compact, nimble dog with very strong jaws. Although he would gamely take on canine opponents, he was not aggressive toward people. When these cruel so-called "entertainments" were finally outlawed, the breed survived long enough to find the role he excels in today, as an amiable, fun-loving family pet. The Staffordshire Bull Terrier figures strongly in the heritage of the American Pit Bull Terrier and the American Staffordshire Terrier, as both breeds were developed by American breeders seeking to produce a similar but larger and taller dog.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-personality"> <div class="field-label">Personality:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Well known for his gentle, stable, playful temperament, it is hard for fanciers to believe that he was originally bred as a fighter. Although his reputation as a fearsome tough guy might linger, a well-bred Staffy is trustworthy and loyal to a fault. He can be quite animated and clever, and he enjoys a good game. The Staffy is devoted to his family, and while not usually territorial, can be protective of those he loves. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-at-home"> <div class="field-label">At home:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A Staffy can get along well in the city or country, provided his exercise needs are met. He is sociable and needs to be with his family - this is not a breed to be relegated to the backyard. A secured yard is necessary - you might be surprised how quickly this intelligent dog can become bored and figure out how to get over or under a fence to say hello to a passing stranger. The short-coated Staffy cannot withstand extremes in weather, and severe cold and heat are a danger to him. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-recommended-activities"> <div class="field-label">Recommended activities:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Staffies love the physical and mental stimulation that organized sports provide. The breed can do well at agility, rally and weight pulling. He loves tennis balls, so flyball is right up his alley, and he can also make a wonderful obedience prospect. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-exercise"> <div class="field-label">Exercise:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Staffy&#039;s motto seems to be &quot;full speed ahead.&quot; His energy reserve and great stamina mean that he requires quite a bit of exercise to maintain his muscular body. The Staffy&#039;s owner should be willing to find time for lots of long walks, as well as be able to supply him with a safely fenced area in which to run free. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-feeding"> <div class="field-label">Feeding:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The ever-ready Staffy Bull is a hearty eater who requires a high-quality, age-appropriate diet. Feeding twice a day as an adult is recommended. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-training"> <div class="field-label">Training:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Staffy&#039;s intelligence is remarkable, and you&#039;ll need to be one step ahead of him at all times. He responds well when given gentle but firm, consistent training as a pup. Proper socialization at an early age is essential for the breed. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-compatibility"> <div class="field-label">Compatibility:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Staffies are wonderful with children. Although they can be quarrelsome with other dogs, a properly bred and socialized Staffy quite happily accepts other pets. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-health"> <div class="field-label">Health:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The average life span of the Staffordshire Bull Terrier is 10 to 16 years. Health problems may include several eye problems, including entropion, hereditary cataracts (HC), and persistent hyperplastic primary vitreous (PHPV); hip dysplasia; and thyroid problems. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-fun-fact"> <div class="field-label">Fun fact:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Staffordshires and their owners are a common sight on the streets of London, and the breed has a special place in the hearts of the British dog-owning public.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-grooming-blurb"> <div class="field-label">Grooming blurb:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The smooth, short hair of the Staffordshire Bull Terrier is easily maintained with a daily rubdown with toweling, a chamois or a grooming mitt. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-disclaimer"> <div class="field-label">Disclaimer:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Copyright by T.F.H. Publications, Inc. This document has been published with the intent to provide accurate and authoritative information in regard to the subject matter within. While every reasonable precaution has been taken in preparation of this document, the author and publisher expressly disclaim responsibility for any errors, omissions, or adverse effects arising from the use or application of the information contained herein. The techniques and suggestions are used at the reader&#039;s discretion. </div> </div> </div> Dog Medium Terrier Fri, 08 May 2009 16:51:21 +0000 1142 at http://mypetsmart.com Skye Terrier http://mypetsmart.com/breeds/skye-terrier <div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-title"> <div class="field-label">Short title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> skye terrier </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Breed images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file clear-block"><div class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg"><img class="field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/protocons/16x16/mimetypes/image-x-generic.png" /></div><a href="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/default/files/field_image/skye1.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=128771">skye1.jpg</a></div> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="filefield-file clear-block"><div class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg"><img class="field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/protocons/16x16/mimetypes/image-x-generic.png" /></div><a href="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/default/files/field_image/skye2.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=69599">skye2.jpg</a></div> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file clear-block"><div class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg"><img class="field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/protocons/16x16/mimetypes/image-x-generic.png" /></div><a href="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/default/files/field_image/skye3.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=109943">skye3.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p>Skye Terriers are more serious than most terriers. They're calm indoors, but need lots of personal attention. They're suspicious of strangers, and snappish with other animals. Skye Terriers are agile chasers - keep them on a leash or in an enclosed area when outdoors - and they love to dig.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-spotlight-txt"> <div class="field-label">Spotlight teaser:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Skye Terriers are happily active indoors, making them a good choice for apartment dwellers. Read about Skye Terriers</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-origin"> <div class="field-label">Origin:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Great Britain </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-male-height"> <div class="field-label">Male height:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 10 inches </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-male-weight"> <div class="field-label">Male weight:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 23 - 25 pounds </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-coat"> <div class="field-label">Coat:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> About six inches long and straight, with a part down the middle of the back. Lots of hair on the face and ears. Tail hangs down; ears prick up. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-colors"> <div class="field-label">Colors:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Blue, gray, fawn, cream or black. Ears, muzzle and tail are dark. A little white is allowed on the chest. Puppies&#039; coat color is different from adults. Eyes are brown; nose is black. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-disclaimer"> <div class="field-label">Disclaimer:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Copyright by T.F.H. Publications, Inc. This document has been published with the intent to provide accurate and authoritative information in regard to the subject matter within. While every reasonable precaution has been taken in preparation of this document, the author and publisher expressly disclaim responsibility for any errors, omissions, or adverse effects arising from the use or application of the information contained herein. The techniques and suggestions are used at the reader&#039;s discretion. </div> </div> </div> Dog Medium Terrier Fri, 08 May 2009 16:51:20 +0000 1138 at http://mypetsmart.com Scottish Terrier http://mypetsmart.com/breeds/scottish-terrier <div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-title"> <div class="field-label">Short title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> scottish terrier </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Breed images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file clear-block"><div class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg"><img class="field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/protocons/16x16/mimetypes/image-x-generic.png" /></div><a href="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/default/files/field_image/Scottish Terrier 0.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=5675">Scottish Terrier 0.jpg</a></div> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="filefield-file clear-block"><div class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg"><img class="field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/protocons/16x16/mimetypes/image-x-generic.png" /></div><a href="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/default/files/field_image/Scottish Terrier 1.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=4426">Scottish Terrier 1.jpg</a></div> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file clear-block"><div class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg"><img class="field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/protocons/16x16/mimetypes/image-x-generic.png" /></div><a href="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/default/files/field_image/Scottish Terrier 2.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=4624">Scottish Terrier 2.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-spotlight-txt"> <div class="field-label">Spotlight teaser:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Scotties are a fearless and feisty breed that do best with assertive, yet affectionate Pet Parents. Read about Scotties</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-origin"> <div class="field-label">Origin:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Great Britain </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-male-height"> <div class="field-label">Male height:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Approximately 10 inches (25.5 cm) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-male-weight"> <div class="field-label">Male weight:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 18 pounds </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-coat"> <div class="field-label">Coat:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Broken double coat with a very harsh, wiry outercoat, and a soft, dense undercoat. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-colors"> <div class="field-label">Colors:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Black, wheaten or any color of brindle. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-history"> <div class="field-label">History:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>For centuries, hunters in the Scottish Highlands kept sturdy dogs who were compact and fearless enough to go to ground after quarry. Today, we can't be sure which of several terrier types found in the region was the ancestor of what is now known as the Scottish Terrier, or "Scottie." It is likely that the Scottish Terrier, Cairn Terrier and West Highland White Terrier are closely related. </p> <p>We do know that dogs resembling today's Scotties were brought out of Scotland in the late 1870s by Captain W.W. Mackie. By the 1880s, a breed standard had been set, and the Scottie gained admirers in England, Canada and the United States.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-personality"> <div class="field-label">Personality:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Full of character, the Scottie is intelligent, courageous, dignified and loyal. As a puppy, he is playful, but as he grows up, he takes on a more purposeful air. He is even-tempered and deeply devoted to his family, but he is also very independent and won&#039;t lavish attention even on those he loves. His discerning nature makes him naturally aloof toward strangers. Those who know him well consider this bewhiskered gentleman to be a friend and companion second to none. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-at-home"> <div class="field-label">At home:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Scottie is an adaptable dog who can do well in just about any living situation. He enjoys an outdoor romp but is not happy if banished to live outside - although independent, he is still devoted to human companionship. Quick and intelligent, he makes an alert watchdog. The breed loves to dig, so if you are intent on keeping your garden looking perfect, you&#039;ll have to find a way to &quot;Scottie-proof&quot; it. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-recommended-activities"> <div class="field-label">Recommended activities:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A Scottie may enjoy activities like earthdog, agility or tracking. Also, games like chasing a ball, going after a squeaker toy in a businesslike fashion and taking long walks to keep tabs on the neighborhood are all appealing to the Scottie. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-exercise"> <div class="field-label">Exercise:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Daily exercise is essential for the Scottie in the form of a brisk walk or lively game. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-feeding"> <div class="field-label">Feeding:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Scotties are enthusiastic eaters who will usually gobble whatever they&#039;re fed. Because of this trait, their food intake must be monitored to prevent obesity. They need the highest-quality diet to ensure that they are getting the nutrition they need. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-training"> <div class="field-label">Training:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Scottish Terrier is clever and has an independent spirit, and he will dominate the household unless taught to mind his manners from an early age. However, he has a strong desire to please, and praise from his owner will win more compliance than will harshness. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-compatibility"> <div class="field-label">Compatibility:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A well-socialized Scottie can get along with all types of people, but he will be naturally wary of strangers. He loves children, especially those with whom he has been raised. The Scottie&#039;s feisty nature may manifest as aggression toward other dogs, and his strong instinct to go after quarry may cause him to regard the neighbor&#039;s cat or a small pet as prey. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-health"> <div class="field-label">Health:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The average life span of the breed is 12 to 15 years. Breed health concerns may include craniomandibular osteopathy; Cushing&#039;s syndrome; epilepsy; hypothyroidism; juvenile cataracts; liver shunts; Scottie Cramp; and von Willebrand disease. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-fun-fact"> <div class="field-label">Fun fact:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The breed became very popular in the United States during the Depression and following World War II because of the public prominence of Fala, the beguiling and devoted Scottie owned by President Franklin Roosevelt.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-grooming-blurb"> <div class="field-label">Grooming blurb:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Scottie should be brushed or combed at least once a week, with special attention paid to the shaggy furnishings on his head and the lower parts of his body. His &quot;jacket&quot; - the coat covering his neck, back, rump, and the top half of his shoulders and rib cage - is best maintained if kept fairly short by stripping or clipping every several months. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-disclaimer"> <div class="field-label">Disclaimer:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This document has been published with the intent to provide accurate and authoritative information in regard to the subject matter within. While every reasonable precaution has been taken in preparation of this document, the author and publisher expressly disclaim responsibility for any errors, omissions, or adverse effects arising from the use or application of the information contained herein. The techniques and suggestions are used at the reader&#039;s discretion. </div> </div> </div> Dog Medium Terrier Fri, 08 May 2009 16:51:18 +0000 1131 at http://mypetsmart.com Sealyham Terrier http://mypetsmart.com/breeds/sealyham-terrier <div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-title"> <div class="field-label">Short title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> sealyham terrier </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Breed images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file clear-block"><div class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg"><img class="field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/protocons/16x16/mimetypes/image-x-generic.png" /></div><a href="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/default/files/field_image/Sealyham1.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=92024">Sealyham1.jpg</a></div> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="filefield-file clear-block"><div class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg"><img class="field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/protocons/16x16/mimetypes/image-x-generic.png" /></div><a href="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/default/files/field_image/Sealyham2.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=45164">Sealyham2.jpg</a></div> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file clear-block"><div class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg"><img class="field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/protocons/16x16/mimetypes/image-x-generic.png" /></div><a href="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/default/files/field_image/Sealyham3.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=44808">Sealyham3.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p>Sealyhams are calm, but they do need exercise. They're very hardy and independent, and they love to bark and dig. They're suspicious of strangers, and snappish with other animals.</p> <p>Sealyhams are part of the Terrier group. In general, terriers have a very distinctive personality that's unlike any other breed. They're feisty and energetic. Originally bred to hunt and kill vermin, terriers love the chase-don't let your terrier off its leash unless it's in an enclosed area.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-spotlight-txt"> <div class="field-label">Spotlight teaser:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Always calm and good-natured, Sealyhams are great companions to relax and unwind with. Read about Sealyhams</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-origin"> <div class="field-label">Origin:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Great Britain </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-male-height"> <div class="field-label">Male height:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 10.5 inches </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-male-weight"> <div class="field-label">Male weight:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 22 - 24 pounds </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-coat"> <div class="field-label">Coat:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hard and wiry with bushy eyebrows and a beard. Tail is docked; ears hang down. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-colors"> <div class="field-label">Colors:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> White with a few lemon, gray or tannish markings on the head and ears. Eyes are dark; nose is black. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-special"> <div class="field-label">Special considerations:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This is a long-lived breed - 15 years on average. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-disclaimer"> <div class="field-label">Disclaimer:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Copyright by T.F.H. Publications, Inc. This document has been published with the intent to provide accurate and authoritative information in regard to the subject matter within. While every reasonable precaution has been taken in preparation of this document, the author and publisher expressly disclaim responsibility for any errors, omissions, or adverse effects arising from the use or application of the information contained herein. The techniques and suggestions are used at the reader&#039;s discretion. </div> </div> </div> Dog Terrier Fri, 08 May 2009 16:51:18 +0000 1132 at http://mypetsmart.com Rat Terrier http://mypetsmart.com/breeds/rat-terrier <div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-title"> <div class="field-label">Short title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> rat terrier </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Breed images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file clear-block"><div class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg"><img class="field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/protocons/16x16/mimetypes/image-x-generic.png" /></div><a href="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/default/files/field_image/RatTerrier1.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=576964">RatTerrier1.jpg</a></div> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="filefield-file clear-block"><div class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg"><img class="field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/protocons/16x16/mimetypes/image-x-generic.png" /></div><a href="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/default/files/field_image/RatTerrier2.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=741712">RatTerrier2.jpg</a></div> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file clear-block"><div class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg"><img class="field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/protocons/16x16/mimetypes/image-x-generic.png" /></div><a href="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/default/files/field_image/RatTerrier3.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=343206">RatTerrier3.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-spotlight-txt"> <div class="field-label">Spotlight teaser:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Rat terriers, traditionally bred as farm dogs, make a great family addition. Read about Rat Terriers</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-origin"> <div class="field-label">Origin:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> United States </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-male-height"> <div class="field-label">Male height:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Standard: 12 - 35 inches; mini: 6 - 8 inches </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-male-weight"> <div class="field-label">Male weight:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Standard, 12-35 pounds (5-16 kg); mini, 6-8 pounds (3-4 kg) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-coat"> <div class="field-label">Coat:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Short and smooth. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-colors"> <div class="field-label">Colors:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Black, chocolate, tan, blue and blue fawn, apricot, and lemon, all with white markings; all white is also acceptable. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-history"> <div class="field-label">History:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Originally a cross between the Smooth Fox Terrier and the Manchester Terrier, the Rat Terrier excelled at something that was very popular in England in the early 1800s: killing rats. The Rat Terrier first arrived in the United States in the late 1800s and became a favorite of President Theodore Roosevelt. American breeders crossed the Rat Terrier with the Smooth Fox Terrier (which brought white into the coat) and also with the Beagle and Whippet (for trailing, hunting, stamina and speed). In addition to ratting, the standard-sized Rat Terrier is used to hunt squirrels, raccoons, wild boar, deer and other varmints; mini Rat Terriers are expert at hunting smaller quarries.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-personality"> <div class="field-label">Personality:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lively and inquisitive, the Rat Terrier is a feisty, friendly and lovable dog. The standards are excellent dogs to have on a farm where control of vermin is an issue; mini Rat Terriers are most suitable as companions. Both sizes are fearless and have a great loyalty to their owners. They are playful and always ready to participate in any activity. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-at-home"> <div class="field-label">At home:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The standard and mini Rat Terriers are exceptional watchdogs, ever on the alert for intruders or suspicious activity, but they are not known as &amp;ldquo;yappy&amp;rdquo; dogs. They do well in any climate and are equally happy in the country or city. They can be wily escape artists, so secure fencing (higher than 6 feet [2 m]) is recommended. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-recommended-activities"> <div class="field-label">Recommended activities:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Both sizes are sturdy dogs who appreciate and enjoy participation in dog sports, such as agility, competitive obedience and earthdog events. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-exercise"> <div class="field-label">Exercise:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The spunky Rat Terrier will want to accompany you everywhere. Besides getting exercise from playing with you and following you around the house, he needs several outings a day to keep his energy in check. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-feeding"> <div class="field-label">Feeding:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The spirited Rat Terrier is a hearty eater whose weight should be monitored. He needs the energy he receives from food, but of course he also needs to be kept in shape. A high-quality, age-appropriate diet is best. Feeding twice a day as an adult is recommended. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-training"> <div class="field-label">Training:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Rat Terrier is naturally well mannered. He is responsive and learns quickly - especially when motivated through reward-based training. Rat Terriers aim to please, and once they get what it is you want them to do, will try their best to do it for you. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-compatibility"> <div class="field-label">Compatibility:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rat Terriers are devoted to their families. They love to be with people and are great with children, especially if raised with them. Their size and ease of grooming make them excellent companions for older people. While they tend to see other pets in the family as part of their &quot;pack&quot; they may consider neighbor&#039;s cats or small animals as fair game, and their strong prey drive can kick in. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-health"> <div class="field-label">Health:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The average life span of the Rat Terrier is 12 to 18 years. Health problems of the breed include allergies and bite problems. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-fun-fact"> <div class="field-label">Fun fact:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>President Theodore Roosevelt said of his favorite dog, a Rat Terrier named Skip,"[He] was a good hunter and fighter and would stand his ground before a bear or lynx at bay. But Skip was also a loving little dog."</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-grooming-blurb"> <div class="field-label">Grooming blurb:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The short, smooth coat of the Rat Terrier is easy to take care of and can be kept looking its best with an occasional going-over with a hound glove. This will loosen dead hair and stimulate new growth while massaging the skin. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-disclaimer"> <div class="field-label">Disclaimer:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This document has been published with the intent to provide accurate and authoritative information in regard to the subject matter within. While every reasonable precaution has been taken in preparation of this document, the author and publisher expressly disclaim responsibility for any errors, omissions, or adverse effects arising from the use or application of the information contained herein. The techniques and suggestions are used at the reader&#039;s discretion. </div> </div> </div> Dog Small Terrier Fri, 08 May 2009 16:51:14 +0000 1122 at http://mypetsmart.com Parson Russell Terrier http://mypetsmart.com/breeds/parson-russell-terrier <div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-title"> <div class="field-label">Short title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> parson russell terrier </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Breed images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file clear-block"><div class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg"><img class="field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/protocons/16x16/mimetypes/image-x-generic.png" /></div><a href="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/default/files/field_image/Parson Russell Terrier 0.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=9727">Parson Russell Terrier 0.jpg</a></div> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="filefield-file clear-block"><div class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg"><img class="field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/protocons/16x16/mimetypes/image-x-generic.png" /></div><a href="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/default/files/field_image/Parson Russell Terrier 1.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=4144">Parson Russell Terrier 1.jpg</a></div> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file clear-block"><div class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg"><img class="field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/protocons/16x16/mimetypes/image-x-generic.png" /></div><a href="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/default/files/field_image/Parson Russell Terrier 2.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=3117">Parson Russell Terrier 2.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-spotlight-txt"> <div class="field-label">Spotlight teaser:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Jack Russell's cousin, Parsons have bold personalities and love outdoor exercise. Read about Parson Russell Terriers</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-origin"> <div class="field-label">Origin:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> England </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-male-height"> <div class="field-label">Male height:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 13 inches </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-male-weight"> <div class="field-label">Male weight:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 13 inches </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-coat"> <div class="field-label">Coat:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The coat comes in two types: smooth and broken. Both feature a double coat that is naturally harsh, straight and dense. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-colors"> <div class="field-label">Colors:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> White, white with black or tan markings and tri-color (a combination of these). </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-history"> <div class="field-label">History:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This terrier was developed in southern England in the 1800s to assist in foxhunting. He is named after the man who did the most to develop his type, Parson John "Jack" Russell, himself an avid foxhunter who used his terriers to both help pursue the fox and bring it out from its den so that the hunt could be continued. The breed is most likely a cross between the Old English White Terrier (now extinct) and a black-and-tan terrier similar in type to the Manchester Terrier. What Parson Jack most desired was a terrier who could keep up with the Foxhounds (his legs needed to be long enough), who had a compact chest so that he could get into the fox's den, who was strong enough to keep a fox at bay, and whose temperament was fiery and intelligent. When his terriers began proving themselves, they became increasingly popular. </p> <p>They came to the United States in the early 1900s and were called "Jack Russell Terriers", after the man who had developed them. During the 1980s, breeders of these terriers differed over size and structure and whether to apply for American Kennel Club (AKC) recognition. The pro-AKC group eventually got their terriers recognized in 1997 under the name "Jack Russell Terrier," but the name was later changed to "Parson Russell Terrier," and that is now the official name of the AKC-recognized breed. Jack Russell Terriers are registered with the United Kennel Club (UKC); the club recognizes a wider height range than the AKC does for the Parson and also accepts a rough coat.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-personality"> <div class="field-label">Personality:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Parson Russell Terrier is a true terrier - bold and friendly, athletic and clever, stubborn and independent - he&#039;s up for any challenge and any game. If he&#039;s busy on the hunt, he is fearless and single-minded; at home, he is an enthusiastic companion, ready to explore and engage in any family activity. He isn&#039;t shy about requesting attention, and he will practically insist on being in the center of things. Badly managed, he can become quarrelsome or ill-tempered with other people or animals. But properly trained and socialized, the fun-loving and frisky Parson is a fine companion for someone who understands him and shares his enthusiasm for the outdoors and adventure. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-at-home"> <div class="field-label">At home:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Although the Parson Russell Terrier retains his love of the hunt, he&#039;s equally at home in the country and city - as long as he gets plenty of exercise and attention. He does bark - it&#039;s part of the terrier package. He should not be left off-leash unless in a securely fenced area. He needs a fenced-in yard and will help you &quot;redesign&quot; your landscape with plenty of digging. He gets bored quickly, and if left alone too long, his quick intelligence will turn to destructive urges. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-recommended-activities"> <div class="field-label">Recommended activities:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Parson can excel at agility, flyball, rally and earthdog. He also loves going for long walks in the woods, where he can keep his hunting instincts alive and sniff down every hole and explore every fallen branch. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-exercise"> <div class="field-label">Exercise:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Parson Russell Terrier is active and alert and requires plenty of exercise - the occasional stroll will not satisfy his physical or mental need for stimulation. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-feeding"> <div class="field-label">Feeding:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The high-spirited Parson Russell Terrier is a hearty eater whose weight should be monitored. A high-quality, age-appropriate diet is best. He can be possessive around his food bowl, so proper training is required. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-training"> <div class="field-label">Training:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This intelligent breed is also independent-minded. For training to work, it must be highly focused and keep him motivated. Short, frequent sessions with well-timed rewards are best. Socialization from puppyhood is important for his social skills and manners. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-compatibility"> <div class="field-label">Compatibility:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Parsons love to play and romp with children, but they do best in a family with older children who understand how to interact with a dog. As with most terriers, the Parson&#039;s high prey drive makes him quick to chase anything that moves, including small pets. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-health"> <div class="field-label">Health:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The average life span of the Parson Russell Terrier is 13 years or more. Health problems may include deafness; eye problems; Legg-Calve-Perthes disease; patellar luxation; thyroid problems and von Willebrand disease. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-fun-fact"> <div class="field-label">Fun fact:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The father of the Parson Russell Terrier breed, Parson Jack Russell, was a founding member of the Kennel Club (KC), established in England in 1873.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-grooming-blurb"> <div class="field-label">Grooming blurb:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The breed&#039;s harsh, dense coat is easy to keep clean with occasional brushing or going over with a hound glove - its nubs will stimulate his skin while loosening and removing dead hair. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-disclaimer"> <div class="field-label">Disclaimer:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Copyright by T.F.H. Publications, Inc. This document has been published with the intent to provide accurate and authoritative information in regard to the subject matter within. While every reasonable precaution has been taken in preparation of this document, the author and publisher expressly disclaim responsibility for any errors, omissions, or adverse effects arising from the use or application of the information contained herein. The techniques and suggestions are used at the reader&#039;s discretion. </div> </div> </div> Dog Small Terrier Fri, 08 May 2009 16:51:08 +0000 1106 at http://mypetsmart.com Norwich Terrier http://mypetsmart.com/breeds/norwich-terrier <div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-title"> <div class="field-label">Short title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> norwich terrier </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Breed images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file clear-block"><div class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg"><img class="field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/protocons/16x16/mimetypes/image-x-generic.png" /></div><a href="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/default/files/field_image/Norwich Terrier 0.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=3566">Norwich Terrier 0.jpg</a></div> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="filefield-file clear-block"><div class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg"><img class="field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/protocons/16x16/mimetypes/image-x-generic.png" /></div><a href="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/default/files/field_image/Norwich Terrier 1.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=5497">Norwich Terrier 1.jpg</a></div> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file clear-block"><div class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg"><img class="field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/protocons/16x16/mimetypes/image-x-generic.png" /></div><a href="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/default/files/field_image/Norwich Terrier 2.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=7144">Norwich Terrier 2.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p>Norwich Terriers are sociable, feisty little dogs that need lots of attention. They're usually friendly with strangers, children and other pets. They love to chase, bark and dig, and they're sometimes hard to housebreak.</p> <p>Norwich Terrirs are part of the Terrier group. In general, terriers have a very distinctive personality that's unlike any other breed. They're feisty and energetic. Originally bred to hunt and kill vermin, terriers love the chase-don't let your terrier off its leash unless it's in an enclosed area.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-spotlight-txt"> <div class="field-label">Spotlight teaser:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Because they thrive on companionship, these terriers are great for families looking for another pet. Read about Norwich Terriers</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-origin"> <div class="field-label">Origin:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> England </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-male-height"> <div class="field-label">Male height:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9 - 10 inches </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-male-weight"> <div class="field-label">Male weight:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 11 - 12 pounds </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-coat"> <div class="field-label">Coat:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Short and rough. Tail is docked; ears prick up. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-colors"> <div class="field-label">Colors:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Like the Norfolk Terrier, the Norwich is usually reddish or wheaten, sometimes with blacked-tipped hairs. Eyes are dark; nose is black. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-history"> <div class="field-label">History:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Two terriers developed in the same part of east-central England, East Anglia, just north of London in the town of Norwich in the county of Norfolk. At one time, the Norwich and Norfolk Terriers were interchangeable, both considered typical farm dogs and hunting terriers, and their histories are identical. The Border Terrier, Cairn Terrier, and unnamed red terriers from Ireland all probably contributed to the makeup of these terriers. In the 1880s, he became the rage with the students at Cambridge University, which caused his popularity to soar. In the early 1900s, the breed was further developed from the keystone sire named "Rags," whose harsh-coated red progeny formed the foundation of the Norwich/Norfolk. The breed obtained official recognition from English and American kennel clubs in the 1930s. Up until 1979, it was allowed to be shown in the United States with either a prick ear or a forward-folding drop ear. At that time the breeds diverged, with the American Kennel Club (AKC) following the example of the Kennel Club (KC) of England and calling the prick-eared variety the Norwich Terrier and the drop-eared variety the Norfolk Terrier.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-personality"> <div class="field-label">Personality:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> These terriers were bred to hunt in packs and are typically more sociable and agreeable than others in the Terrier group. Still, though, they are feisty and full of themselves, as all terriers should be. The Norwich becomes quite attached to and proprietary toward his owner. Socialization from puppyhood and not pampering this outdoorsy dog will help him get along with everyone he meets. He is a sociable fellow, so socialization should be easy and fun. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-at-home"> <div class="field-label">At home:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The smallest of the terriers, the Norwich is a good apartment dog and a great traveling companion - he&#039;s easy to transport and hardy enough for all kinds of getaways. He does not like to be left alone and needs time and attention from you. Norwiches like to bark and dig, as is their terrier nature. A fenced-in yard will allow your dog to sniff around and stretch his legs safely. His coat is weatherproof, so the cold and rain don&#039;t bother him. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-recommended-activities"> <div class="field-label">Recommended activities:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Norfolk can excel at sports like agility, earthdog, obedience, tracking and rally. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-exercise"> <div class="field-label">Exercise:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The fearless and fun-loving Norwich does best with several outings a day to keep him exercised and socialized. He&#039;s short but sturdy and can go for hours before tiring. He loves to play, too, and games of fetch are a favorite. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-feeding"> <div class="field-label">Feeding:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Norwich is a good eater who should be fed a high-quality food twice a day. He can be a persistent beggar for extra treats, so don&#039;t let him get fat. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-training"> <div class="field-label">Training:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> He can be stubborn and distracted, but the Norwich does aim to please. Encouraging him with motivational training and working in short sessions so that he doesn&#039;t get bored are the best ways to achieve results. Smart and athletic, once the Norwich determines that complying with your requests is fun and rewarding, he&#039;ll be happy to show off for you. Housetraining can be difficult, so don&#039;t take successes for granted. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-compatibility"> <div class="field-label">Compatibility:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Norwich Terrier likes children, especially as playmates, but does best with older children who understand how to treat this spirited dog. If well socialized, he can get along with other dogs and cats but will see small animals as prey. He can occasionally become jealous of other pets, especially if he sees you showering more attention on them. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-health"> <div class="field-label">Health:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The average life span of the Norwich Terrier is 12 to 15 years. Health problems in the breed include breathing problems; epilepsy; eye problems; heart problems; and patellar luxation. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-fun-fact"> <div class="field-label">Fun fact:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A clever word play helps people remember the difference between the two terriers: the Norwich has prick ears like a witch's hat; the Norfolk has folded ears.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-grooming-blurb"> <div class="field-label">Grooming blurb:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Norfolk sports a thick, weather-resistant coat that needs brushing and combing several times a week to keep it maintained and looking its best. Use a bristle brush and a grooming glove on the coat. A professional groomer can advise on when, if or how frequently you may want to strip him. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-disclaimer"> <div class="field-label">Disclaimer:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Copyright by T.F.H. Publications, Inc. This document has been published with the intent to provide accurate and authoritative information in regard to the subject matter within. While every reasonable precaution has been taken in preparation of this document, the author and publisher expressly disclaim responsibility for any errors, omissions, or adverse effects arising from the use or application of the information contained herein. The techniques and suggestions are used at the reader&#039;s discretion. </div> </div> </div> Dog Small Terrier Fri, 08 May 2009 16:51:06 +0000 1101 at http://mypetsmart.com Norfolk Terrier http://mypetsmart.com/breeds/norfolk-terrier <div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-title"> <div class="field-label">Short title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> norfolk terrier </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Breed images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file clear-block"><div class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg"><img class="field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/protocons/16x16/mimetypes/image-x-generic.png" /></div><a href="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/default/files/field_image/Norfolk Terrier 0.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=4032">Norfolk Terrier 0.jpg</a></div> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="filefield-file clear-block"><div class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg"><img class="field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/protocons/16x16/mimetypes/image-x-generic.png" /></div><a href="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/default/files/field_image/Norfolk Terrier 1.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=3103">Norfolk Terrier 1.jpg</a></div> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file clear-block"><div class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg"><img class="field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/protocons/16x16/mimetypes/image-x-generic.png" /></div><a href="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/default/files/field_image/Norfolk Terrier 2.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=8012">Norfolk Terrier 2.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p>Originally bred as barnyard ratter, Norfolk Terriers love to chase, dig, and bark. These assertive little dogs make loving companions. They're very sociable and need lots of attention.</p> <p>Norfolk Terrirs are part of the Terrier group. In general, terriers have a very distinctive personality that's unlike any other breed.</p> <p>They're feisty and energetic. Originally bred to hunt and kill vermin, terriers love the chase - don't let your terrier off its leash unless it's in an enclosed area.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-spotlight-txt"> <div class="field-label">Spotlight teaser:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This working terrier adapts easily to the activity level of his Pet Parent. Read about Norfolk Terriers</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-origin"> <div class="field-label">Origin:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Great Britain </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-male-height"> <div class="field-label">Male height:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9 - 10 inches </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-male-weight"> <div class="field-label">Male weight:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 11 - 12 pounds </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-coat"> <div class="field-label">Coat:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Short and harsh. Tail is docked; ears hang down. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-colors"> <div class="field-label">Colors:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Usually reddish or wheaten with black-tipped hairs. More rare is black and tan. Eyes are dark; nose is black. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-history"> <div class="field-label">History:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Border Terrier, Cairn Terrier, and possibly unnamed Red Terriers from Ireland all contributed to the makeup of the Norfolk Terrier. The Norfolk is closely associated with the Norwich Terrier - at one time they were interchangeable, both considered a typical farm dog and hunting terrier. They are both from the same part of east - central England, East Anglia, just north of London. (The town of Norwich is in the county of Norfolk.) One of the prominent breeders after World War I was named Frank "Roughrider" Jones, who bred Glen of Imaal Terriers, a dark red, brindle Cairn-type dog, and a terrier named "Ninety" to "Rags," a terrier from the Norfolk region. The harsh-coated red progeny of these dogs formed the foundation for the Norfolk and Norwich Terriers. Until 1979, the breed was allowed to be shown in the United States with either a prick ear or a forward-folding drop ear. At that time, the American Kennel Club (AKC) followed the example of the Kennel Club (KC) of England and called the prick-eared variety the Norwich Terrier and the drop-eared variety the Norfolk Terrier.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-personality"> <div class="field-label">Personality:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Because Norfolks were bred to hunt in packs, they are typically more sociable and agreeable than others in the Terrier Group. Still, though, they are feisty and full of themselves, as all terriers should be. The smallest of the terriers, the Norfolk is a great traveling companion - easy to transport and hardy enough for all kinds of getaways. He is attached to his owner, which may lead to jealousy with other pets. Socialization from puppyhood and not pampering this outdoorsy dog will help him get along with everyone he meets while knowing that you will always be there for him. He is a sociable fellow, so this should be easy and fun. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-at-home"> <div class="field-label">At home:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Norfolk Terrier is versatile and can get along in any living situation, provided he gets enough time and attention. He will want to accompany you around the house or wherever you go and will not like to be left alone. A fenced-in yard will allow him to play safely, as he will give chase to small animals. He likes the outdoors and is an all-weather dog. The Norfolk likes to bark and dig, as is his nature. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-recommended-activities"> <div class="field-label">Recommended activities:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Norfolks are full of energy and can excel at sports like agility, rally, canine freestyle and earthdog trials. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-exercise"> <div class="field-label">Exercise:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The feisty and fun-loving Norfolk does best with several outings a day to keep him exercised and socialized. He&#039;s short but sturdy, and he can go for hours before tiring. He loves to play, too, and games of fetch are a favorite. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-feeding"> <div class="field-label">Feeding:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Norfolk is a good eater who should be fed a high-quality food twice a day. Be careful not to overfeed or succumb to his imploring eyes when it&#039;s your turn to eat. Norfolks are persistent, and a begging habit is hard to break. Don&#039;t feed him junk, and don&#039;t let your little terrier get fat. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-training"> <div class="field-label">Training:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Although he can be stubborn and distracted at times, the Norfolk will aim to please you. Encouraging him with motivational training and working in short sessions so that he doesn&#039;t get bored are the best ways to achieve results. Smart and athletic, once the Norfolk determines that complying with your requests is fun and rewarding, he&#039;ll be happy to show off for you. Housetraining can be difficult, so don&#039;t take successes for granted. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-compatibility"> <div class="field-label">Compatibility:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Norfolks like to play with children, but due to their size and feisty nature, they do best in homes with older children who understand how to properly handle them. They get along well with other dogs but should be supervised around small pets. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-health"> <div class="field-label">Health:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The average life span of the Norfolk Terrier is 12 to 15 years. Breed health concerns may include mitral valve disease (MVD). </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-fun-fact"> <div class="field-label">Fun fact:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Early specimens of Norfolk Terriers imported into the United States were often called "Jones Terriers" after Roughrider Jones, the man who helped develop the breed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-grooming-blurb"> <div class="field-label">Grooming blurb:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Norfolk sports a thick, weather-resistant coat that needs almost daily brushing and combing to keep it maintained and looking its best. A professional groomer can advise on when, if or how frequently you may want to clip him. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-disclaimer"> <div class="field-label">Disclaimer:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Copyright by T.F.H. Publications, Inc. This document has been published with the intent to provide accurate and authoritative information in regard to the subject matter within. While every reasonable precaution has been taken in preparation of this document, the author and publisher expressly disclaim responsibility for any errors, omissions, or adverse effects arising from the use or application of the information contained herein. The techniques and suggestions are used at the reader&#039;s discretion. </div> </div> </div> Dog Small Terrier Fri, 08 May 2009 16:51:04 +0000 1097 at http://mypetsmart.com Miniature Schnauzer http://mypetsmart.com/breeds/miniature-schnauzer <div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-title"> <div class="field-label">Short title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> miniature schnauzer </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Breed images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file clear-block"><div class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg"><img class="field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/protocons/16x16/mimetypes/image-x-generic.png" /></div><a href="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/default/files/field_image/MiniSchn1.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=794300">MiniSchn1.jpg</a></div> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="filefield-file clear-block"><div class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg"><img class="field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/protocons/16x16/mimetypes/image-x-generic.png" /></div><a href="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/default/files/field_image/MiniSchn2.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=914779">MiniSchn2.jpg</a></div> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file clear-block"><div class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg"><img class="field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/protocons/16x16/mimetypes/image-x-generic.png" /></div><a href="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/default/files/field_image/MiniSchn3.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=780541">MiniSchn3.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-spotlight-txt"> <div class="field-label">Spotlight teaser:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>These smaller Schnauzers are friendly and fearless. Read about Miniature Schnauzers</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-origin"> <div class="field-label">Origin:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Germany </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-male-height"> <div class="field-label">Male height:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 12 - 14 inches (30-36 cm) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-male-weight"> <div class="field-label">Male weight:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 10 - 15 pounds (5-7 kg) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-coat"> <div class="field-label">Coat:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Double coated: harsh, wiry outercoat with a soft undercoat. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-colors"> <div class="field-label">Colors:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Salt and pepper is the most common color, but they can also be found in black and black and silver. They come in many other colors, such as white, tan and chocolate, but these colors are not acceptable in the show ring. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-history"> <div class="field-label">History:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Schnauzers come in three sizes: Giant, Standard, and Miniature. The breed began when fanciers of Standard Schnauzers bred smaller dogs with Affenpinschers and small black Poodles - and perhaps a few other breeds of which historians are not quite certain. Whatever the source, the type has been recognized for many centuries, and the Schnauzer has long been an all-around farm and family dog. His original purpose was to rid the farm of vermin and serve as a watchdog. The Miniature version debuted in the show ring in 1899 and in the 1920s reached the United States, where he has become increasingly popular as a stylish companion. His distinctive appearance includes feathering on the legs, a bushy beard and profuse eyebrows.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-personality"> <div class="field-label">Personality:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Mini Schnauzer is the most popular of the Schnauzers. Lively, alert, charismatic and ultimately charming, the Miniature Schnauzer has something for everyone. This feisty breed is a true companion dog, with an outgoing temperament and humor that&#039;s hard to surpass. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-at-home"> <div class="field-label">At home:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Adaptable to just about any living environment, the Miniature Schnauzer is serious about being a member of the family and does not enjoy being alone for long periods. Mini nature keeps them alert for intruders. This Terrier nature also makes them prone to barking and chasing after vermin. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-recommended-activities"> <div class="field-label">Recommended activities:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Miniature Schnauzers are proven competitors in obedience and are eager and able agility or rally dogs. A Mini will also have fun learning new tricks and playing fetch with the family. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-exercise"> <div class="field-label">Exercise:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Miniature Schnauzer&#039;s energy level is moderately high. Don&#039;t neglect daily exercise sessions for your dog, or his energy will turn to destructive behavior and can even increase his tendency to bark. Daily walks for about 45 minutes should suffice. He is a hardy and healthy breed and is willing and able to participate in fun family activities. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-feeding"> <div class="field-label">Feeding:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Miniature Schnauzers are enthusiastic eaters and will usually gobble whatever is fed to them. Because of this, it is important to monitor their food intake to prevent obesity. Feeding twice a day is preferred. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-training"> <div class="field-label">Training:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Although their intellect and basic desire to please make them easy to train, Miniature Schnauzers can also be stubborn and manipulative. They will train their owners if their owners don&#039;t train them. With encouraging and rewarding training methods, the Mini Schnauzer can learn almost anything. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-compatibility"> <div class="field-label">Compatibility:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A smart and striking animal, the Mini Schnauzer draws a crowd wherever he goes, which suits him just fine and makes him easy to socialize. He prefers the company of his people to other dogs but can learn to play well with other canines. He can get along well with children if properly socialized from an early age. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-health"> <div class="field-label">Health:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The average life span of the Miniature Schnauzer is 15 years or more. Common health problems of the breed include dental problems, eye problems, hypothyroidism, pancreatitis, Schnauzer comedo syndrome and urinary tract infections. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-fun-fact"> <div class="field-label">Fun fact:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>"Schnauze" means "muzzle" in German.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-grooming-blurb"> <div class="field-label">Grooming blurb:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> His tough outercoat and soft undercoat, considered a &quot;broken&quot; coat, requires stripping or clipping to keep it from getting too bushy or unruly. A professional groomer can strip him so that he looks show-ring ready; otherwise, clipping the coat is fine. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-disclaimer"> <div class="field-label">Disclaimer:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This document has been published with the intent to provide accurate and authoritative information in regard to the subject matter within. While every reasonable precaution has been taken in preparation of this document, the author and publisher expressly disclaim responsibility for any errors, omissions, or adverse effects arising from the use or application of the information contained herein. The techniques and suggestions are used at the reader&#039;s discretion. </div> </div> </div> Dog Small Terrier Fri, 08 May 2009 16:51:01 +0000 1093 at http://mypetsmart.com Miniature Bull Terrier http://mypetsmart.com/breeds/miniature-bull-terrier <div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-title"> <div class="field-label">Short title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> miniature bull terrier </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Breed images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file clear-block"><div class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg"><img class="field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/protocons/16x16/mimetypes/image-x-generic.png" /></div><a href="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/default/files/field_image/MiniBull1.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=81815">MiniBull1.jpg</a></div> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="filefield-file clear-block"><div class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg"><img class="field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/protocons/16x16/mimetypes/image-x-generic.png" /></div><a href="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/default/files/field_image/MiniBull2.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=45882">MiniBull2.jpg</a></div> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file clear-block"><div class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg"><img class="field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/protocons/16x16/mimetypes/image-x-generic.png" /></div><a href="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/default/files/field_image/MiniBull3.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=67551">MiniBull3.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p>Mini Bulls are fiery and energetic. They need daily exercise, and will become destructive if confined too long. They're usually friendly with strangers, children and other pets, but watch them around small pets like cats and rabbits. They like to dig.</p> <p>Mini Bulls are part of the Terrier group. In general, terriers have a very distinctive personality that's unlike any other breed. They're feisty and energetic. Originally bred to hunt and kill vermin, Terriers love the chase -don't let your terrier off its leash unless it's in an enclosed area.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-spotlight-txt"> <div class="field-label">Spotlight teaser:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This mini version of the Bull Terrier may be small, but their personality is anything but. Read about Mini Bull Terriers</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-origin"> <div class="field-label">Origin:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Great Britain </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-male-height"> <div class="field-label">Male height:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 10 - 14 inches </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-male-weight"> <div class="field-label">Male weight:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 20 - 30 pounds </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-coat"> <div class="field-label">Coat:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Short and hard. Ears prick up. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-colors"> <div class="field-label">Colors:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mini Bulls come in either white (solid or mostly white with a few colored patches on its head), or colored. Most colored dogs have white markings on their heads, chest, neck, feet and tail tip. Eyes are dark; nose is black. Sometimes puppies have pink noses; however, their noses usually darken with age. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-disclaimer"> <div class="field-label">Disclaimer:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Copyright by T.F.H. Publications, Inc. This document has been published with the intent to provide accurate and authoritative information in regard to the subject matter within. While every reasonable precaution has been taken in preparation of this document, the author and publisher expressly disclaim responsibility for any errors, omissions, or adverse effects arising from the use or application of the information contained herein. The techniques and suggestions are used at the reader&#039;s discretion. </div> </div> </div> Dog Medium Terrier Fri, 08 May 2009 16:50:59 +0000 1091 at http://mypetsmart.com