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Breed of the Week: Ibizan Hound

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Ibizan Hounds best kept in a fenced area where they have room to exercise on a regular basis. The most suitable space for them is at least 40X60 feet.

Life Span: 10-14 years

Litter Size: 4-8 puppies, average 6 puppies

Group: Southern, AKC Hound

Recognized By: CKC, FCI, AKC, UKC, ANKC, NKC, NZKC, APRI, ACR

Color: Red/White, White/Tan, Solid Red, Solid White, Multicolored

Hair Length: Short

Size: Medium

Shedding: Moderate Shed

Male Height: 23-28 (56-74 cm.)

Male Weight: 42-55 pounds (19-20 kg.)

Female Height: 22-26

Female Weight: 45 pounds

 

 

 

 

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Endangered Breed Watchlist

 

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Only 316 old English sheepdog puppies have been registered with the Kennel Club in 2012

Breeds already listed by the Kennel Club of being at risk of extinction including the Irish red and white setter, English setter, Manchester terrier, Lancashire heeler and the Otterhound.

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At risk: The welsh terrier, above, and wheaten terrier, below, are also on the watchlist

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Breed of the Week: Harrier

 

Not recommended as apartment dogs, the breed does best in a rural environment with a securely fenced-in yard.

Life Span: 10-12 years.

Litter Size: 7-8 puppies per litter.

Group: Hound Group / Scenthound Family

Recognized By: CKC, FCI, AKC, UKC, ANKC, NKC, NZKC, APRI, ACR

Color:black, white & tan, red & white, black & tan, black, tan & white, lemon & white, tan, open-markings with lots of white and white

Hair Length: Short

Size: Large

Shedding: Moderate Shed

Male Height: 19-21 inches at the withers

Male Weight: 50-60 pounds

Female Height: 19-21 inches at the withers

Female Weight: 50-60 pounds

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Breed of the Week: German Shepherd

 

Because they are fairly inactive indoors, German Shepherd Dogs are perfectly happy as indoor dogs, even in an apartment. These dogs are agile and can be in tight situations without appearing clumsy. However, they do need access to exercise, so if you live in a place where the dog does not have access to a yard, it’s imperative that you walk or run with him.

Life Span: 13-15 years.

Litter Size: 7 – 8 puppies on average

Group:Herding Group

Recognized By: CKC, FCI, AKC, UKC, ANKC, NKC, NZKC, APRI, ACR

Color: German Shepherd Dogs come in various colors, with strong dark colors preferred. All colors are permissible except white, though a small white patch on the chest is allowed. Black and tan is the most popular and most common color.

Hair Length: Medium

Size: Large, Extra Large

Shedding: Heavy Shed

Male Height: 24-26 inches

Male Weight: 77-85 pounds

Female Height: 22-24 inches

Female Weight: 77-85 pounds

 

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Breed of the Week: Field Spaniel

 

The Field Spaniel is best suited for a house or larger living space simply because they need to run about in a yard or fenced in area. They are not well suited for apartment homes or smaller dwellings since they can become neurotic and temperamental if they do not have enough space. These dogs still have roots in natural hunting environments, and it is important that they are not let out of sight on a regular basis. A fenced-in property is the safest place for these dogs to roam and run in, as they are likely to simply follow a scent if they are left unattended. This breed prefers cooler climates and will exhibit neurotic behavior if it is simply locked away.

Life Span: 10 – 12 years

Litter Size: 4 – 8 puppies with the average being 6 puppies

Group: Gun Dog, AKC Sporting Group

Recognized By: CKC, FCI, AKC, ANKC, NKC, NZKC, APRI, ACR

Color: Solid Liver, Solid Black, Tan Markings, Speckled, White/Black, Blue Roan, Liver/White, Red Roan, Tricolours, Blue/Tan, red Roan/Tan, Solid Tan.

Hair Length: Medium

Size: Large

Shedding: Moderate Shed

Male Height: 18 inches (46 cm.)

Male Weight: 30-45 pounds (16 – 22.5 kg.)

Female Height: 18 inches (46 cm.)

Female Weight: 30-45 pounds (16 – 22.5 kg.)

 

 

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Breed of the Week: English Cocker Spaniel

 

The Cocker Spaniel makes a good indoor dog, but they do need a place to exercise. They will make great walking or running companions or will be happy with a romp in the yard. They may be prone to hunting birds and small animals in your yard. If you’re an apartment dweller be certain to get a show line of dog, as you’ll not be able to provide sufficient exercise for a field dog.

Life Span: 12-15 years. This breed is very healthy. Most Cocker Spaniels die of old age (40%) and cancer in old age (22%).

Litter Size: 1-4 puppies.

Group: Gun Dog/ AKC Sporting

Recognized By: CKC, FCI, AKC, UKC, ANKC, NKC, NZKC, APRI, ACR

Color: There are various colors of Cocker Spaniel. Many hunters have favored white cocker spaniels because they are easier to see in the field. However, white spaniels are not used in the show ring. There are also parti-colors, which are either ticked or roaned. These are white with black, liver, or red.

Hair Length: Medium, Short

Size: Medium

Shedding: Moderate Shed

Male Height: 15-17 inches

Male Weight: 28-34 pounds

Female Height: 14-16 inches

Female Weight: 26-32 pounds

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Breed of the Week: Dalmatian

 

Contrary to popular belief, Dalmatians can live in apartments, townhomes, and homes without large yards. Because they have a short coat, they cannot stand extreme hot or cold weather, which means you may need to keep them indoors on very hot or cold days.

Dalmatians should not be left outside to live in a doghouse, however. Because they require more human contact than other breeds, leaving the dog outside is cruel and may lead to bad behavior. It is best to allow the dog to go outside during the day, but only for short periods of time. The dog will tell you when it wants to go back inside.

Dalmatians enjoy being in the company of people, so buying a comfortable dog bed or blanket will help the dog stay comfortable. If buying a puppy, you should consider buying a crate for it to sleep in during the night. This is to protect the puppy from objects in the home, and also so you can get a good night’s sleep.

Crate training your dog early will make it easier when the dog is older. While some people only use crates until adulthood, you can make it their permanent night spot if you have a crate that is large enough. Using crates for punishment is not recommended as the dog will associate the crate with bad behavior instead of a comfortable place to sleep.

Life Span: 11 and 16 years

Litter Size: 7 to 9 puppies

Group: Non-sporting group.

Recognized By: CKC, FCI, AKC, ANKC, NKC, NZKC, APRI, ACR

Color: You may easily recognize the Dalmatian because of the characteristic spots on its coat. These spots are usually brown, black, or a lighter lemon color.

Hair Length: Short

Size: Large

Shedding: Moderate Shed

Male Height: 27 inches

Male Weight: 70lbs

Female Height: 19 to 24 inches

Female Weight: 45-65 lbs

 

 

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