Tag Archive | American Kennel Club

The Caring Protector – The Rottweiler

The Caring Protector – The Rottweiler

  “I have a dream that one day I will not be judged by my appearance…but by the content of my character.” –  Though based on martin Luther’s speech, this was adapted for the Rottweiler by Anonymous. Portrait of the Rottweiler Rottweiler have been named after the ancient town of Rottweil in Germany. (I sometimes […]

The Cute and Fun-loving Chihuahua

The Cute and Fun-loving Chihuahua

  A Chihuahua is the littlest dog you can find anywhere. I am sure that Edith Wharton was talking about us the Chihuahuas, when she wrote this: “My little dog – a heartbeat at my feet.”  But why at her feet, when we could easily snuggle into her lap and she wouldn’t even feel the weight? […]

The Gentle Giant – The Mastiff

The Gentle Giant – The Mastiff

  Sydenham Edwards, wrote in 1800 in the Cynographia Britannica: “What the Lion is to the Cat the Mastiff is to the Dog, the noblest of the family; he stands alone, and all others sink before him. His courage does not exceed his temper and generosity, and in attachment he equals the kindest of his […]

The Spirited Springer Spaniel

The Spirited Springer Spaniel

  This is what the author Larry Shook  said about my kind: “The spaniel heart is warm. The soft spaniel eye brims with love. If ever the world’s diplomats and arms negotiators learn the spaniel gaze, there will be peace on earth.” I am an English Springer Spaniel. Portrait of the English Springer Spaniel First, a clarification. […]

The Beagle – An Incorrigible Sniffaholic!

The Beagle – An Incorrigible Sniffaholic!

“So much to sniff, so little time to bay. A pack of beagles sounds like a symphony with individual instruments–a low oboe, a staccato bell, a bicycle horn, a stuttering trumpet, crescendo and decrescendo until there is just the oboe…and then little whoops…then silence when the scent is lost.”– Stephanie Lilley, Regency Romance Writer, Beagle-lover, and […]

A Dapper Dog – The Cairn Terrier

A Dapper Dog – The Cairn Terrier

I am a terrier… more specifically, a Cairn Terrier – but as the first terrier on this blog, I take the responsibility of introducing the entire terrier-kind to you. While I don’t ascribe any ill-intent to the statement “I could no more define poetry than a terrier can define a rat,” made by Alfred Edward Housman the […]

The Graceful yet Lionhearted Poodle

The Graceful yet Lionhearted Poodle

  This is what the author Louis Sabin  said about my kind: “Even the tiniest poodle is lionhearted, ready to do anything to defend home, master, and mistress.” First things first. We poodles are beautiful. In the world of dogs, we are the equivalent of mystery, elegance, and luxury. We are simply breathtakingly awesome. Keeping in […]

The Wirey-Cute Dachshund Pup

The Wirey-Cute Dachshund Pup

  “The Dachshund’s affectionate He wants to wed with you: Lie down to sleep, And he’s in bed with you. Sit in a chair, He’s there. Depart, You break his heart.” –E.B. White Portrait of a Dachshund Pup I am so cute that artist drew a full-body portrait for me 🙂 I’m a Dachshund pup – […]

The Forever Pup – The Boxer

The Forever Pup – The Boxer

  I am a Boxer. Writer Stephanie Abraham wrote the following words for me: “He will make you laugh; he will make you cry; he will try your patience; he will outwit you when he can.  And he will love you with intensity that will surprise and amaze you.  He will be your canine soul […]

The Gallant German Shepherd

The Gallant German Shepherd

  Do you know your German Shepherd a.k.a. Alsatian? Here’s who he is. “He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such […]