Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Berger Picard

The Berger Picard, or Berger de Picard,
originated in the Picardie region of
France and is known to have been in existence for
at least 1,000 years. This herding breed nearly
disappeared after the devastation of World Wars
I and II but is making a comeback in France,
Germany, and, to a lesser extent, North America.
The Berger Picard stands 21.5 to 25.5 inches
tall and weighs between 50 and 75 pounds. This
dog has a broad head, long muzzle, and large
upright ears. Her eyes are dark, and she has a
terrierlike face with a mustache, beard, and eyebrows.
The tail is long. She has a double coat
with a dense undercoat. The outer coat is coarse
and wiry and is about 2.5 inches long. The ......

Berger Des Pyrenees

The Berger des Pyrenees, or Pyrenean
Shepherd, is an ancient breed; it is
known to have been used as a herding dog in the
Pyrenees Mountains for as long as men have been
herding sheep there. The ..................

Bergamasco Sheepdog

The Bergamasco Sheepdog is an old breed that probably
originated in the Italian Alps. As sheep and
shepherds spread through Europe and Asia, especially in the

Monday, 2 January 2012

Belgian Sheepdog

The Belgian Sheepdog is one of four
breeds that make up the Belgian
Shepherd family. The breed can credit its existence
to Nicolas Rose, who established the first
known kennel of the breed. His...... 

Belgian Malinois

The Belgian Malinois is one of four
varieties of Belgian Shepherd dogs.
This breed was developed in Belgium in the
mid- to late 1800s as both sheep herding and
guardian dogs. In the early 1900s, they ....

Belgian Laekenois

The Belgian Laekenois is one of, and
probably the oldest of, four related varieties
of Belgian Shepherd Dogs. The Laekenois
originated in the mid- to late 1800s in Flandres,
where the dogs herded sheep and guarded flax
fields. In .....

Bedlington Terrier

Although this small terrier
looks like a stuffed toy, she is
a game little hunter. In England, the
breed was used to kill badgers, foxes, and
other vermin. Named for the mining village
where the breed was popular, this dog
did not reach the public’s attention until
the ...