Dog Names and Breeds

General Information about Dogs

Some writers contend it was the White English Terrier, Fox Terrier, or the Black and Tan Terrier that was crossed with the Bulldog to develop the Staffordshire Terrier; all three breeds shared many traits, the greatest differences being in color, and spirit. Centuries of selective breeding by humans has resulted in dogs being more genetically diverse than most other mammals by a considerable margin. A height of about 18 to 19 inches (46 to 48 cm) at shoulders for the male and 17 to 18 inches (43 to 46 cm) for the female is to be considered preferable. Many of the dogs Washington kept were descended from Brooke's, and when crossed with the French hounds, helped to create the present day American Foxhound. Centuries of selective breeding by humans has resulted in dogs being more genetically diverse than most other mammals by a considerable margin. The breed was first recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1886. It was not until 1970 that The Kennel Club in the UK recognised the American Cocker Spaniel as being separate from the English type.

Interesting facts about Dogs

He should be stocky, not long-legged or racy in outline. Breeds listed here may be traditional breeds with long histories as registered breeds, rare breeds with their own registries, or new breeds that may still be under development. Colors, while historically predominantly white with patches of red, black, or brindle, have grown in recent years to include many color patterns including black, red, brown, fawn, and all shades of brindle. The basic types are companion dogs, guard dogs, hunting dogs, herding dogs, and working dogs, although there are many other types and subtypes. Centuries of selective breeding by humans has resulted in dogs being more genetically diverse than most other mammals by a considerable margin. Height and weight should be in proportion. The first has been the 'commodification' of the dog, shaping it to conform to human expectations of personality and behaviour.[114] The second has been the broadening of the concept of the family and the home to include dogs-as-dogs within everyday routines and practices.[114] There are a vast range of commodity forms available to transform a pet dog into an ideal companion.[115] The list of goods, services and places available is enormous: from dog perfumes, couture, furniture and housing, to dog groomers, therapists, trainers and caretakers, dog cafes, spas, parks and beaches, and dog hotels, airlines and cemeteries.[115] While dog training as an organized activity can be traced back to the 18th century, in the last decades of the 20th century it became a high profile issue as many normal dog behaviors such as barking, jumping up, digging, rolling in dung, fighting, and urine marking[further explanation needed] became increasingly incompatible with the new role of a pet dog.[116] Dog training books, classes and television programs proliferated as the process of commodifying the pet dog continued.[117] An Australian Cattle Dog in reindeer antlers sits on Santa's lap A pet dog taking part in Christmas traditions The majority of contemporary people with dogs describe their pet as part of the family,[114] although some ambivalence about the relationship is evident in the popular reconceptualization of the dog–human family as a pack.[114] A dominance model of dog–human relationships has been promoted by some dog trainers, such as on the television program Dog Whisperer.

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