Good dog names come in two varieties: the ones that come to you immediately, and the ones that take days or even weeks of painstaking research. Anything in-between – any name you’ve simply “settled on” – is probably a mistake. After all, you and your dog are going to have to live with the name […]
Terrier Breed Profiles
All dogs are wonderful, but we have a special place in our heart for terriers (what, how did you guess?). While terriers share some things in common - their trademark scrappiness, to name one - each breed also has distinct characteristics. Check out these in-depth profiles of some of the most famous terrier breeds.
There are lots of well-known dog breeds, but how many are instantly recognizable by their silhouette? With its pointy ears, short stature, elongated nose and body, and big bushy beard, the Scottish Terrier (aka Scottie Dog) has an iconic shape that’s made its way onto everything from quilt patterns to licorice. Most notable of all, […]
If a Yorkshire Terrier is just too much dog for you, there’s good news. You can get a smaller version of the breed – one so tiny that it not only can ride in a purse, but could probably get lost in one. The Teacup Yorkie, also known as a Miniature or Toy Yorkshire Terrier, […]
The Yorkshire Terrier is a great example of upward mobility. Originally bred for the lowly task of hunting rats in 19th Century clothing mills, Yorkies are now among the most pampered dogs on the planet. Thanks to their dainty size and gorgeous silky hair, these working class terriers have moved up to doggie diva status. […]
They don’t have the word “terrier” in their name. They were first bred in Germany rather than more common terrier homelands of England and Scotland. And, in stark contrast to many terriers, they’re actually known for obedience. Still, anyone who has ever lived with a Miniature Schnauzer knows that these spunky pups are terriers through-and-through. […]