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Dutch Shepherd

A hunting dog created as a versatile dog for farmers, the Dutch Shepherd originated in the Netherlands. The Dutch Shepherd should be neither aggressive nor shy. They can work either with their owners or alone when assigned a task. The coat of the Dutch Shepherd is Brindle in colour, and can be short-, long- or rough-haired. Common health issues in the breed include allergies, pannus, cryptorchidism, inflammatory bowel disease, hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia and masticatory myositis.

Prazsky Krysarik

A small breed of dog also known as the Prague Ratter, the Prazsky Krysarik originated in the Czech Republic. The breed has short, glossy hair that is black and tan, brown and tan, blue and tan, lilac and tan, yellow, red, or merle in colour. Known for it's active and lively nature, the Prazsky Krysarik thrive on strong relationships with humans, loving to receive affection during lap time. Highly intelligent, the breed is easy to train. With an average lifespan of 12-14 years, the Prazsky Krysarik is prone to broken bones, patellar luxation, and retained baby teeth.

German Roughhaired Pointer

A versatile hunting dog, the German Roughhaired Pointer originated in Germany. Their bristly coat may have brown, white, mixed or chestnut colouring. Very dominant with a tendency to bite, the breed will only accept one master, and are best suited as outside dogs.

Entlebucher Mountain Dog

A medium-sized dog, the Entlebucher Mountain Dog, also known as the Entlebucher Sennenhund, originated in Switzerland. The Entlebucher Mountain Dog should be well socialized with other dogs and people early in life. As a large working breed, it should be given plenty of exercise. The temperament varies greatly by individual dog in the breed, though in general they should be devoted to their people while being suspicious of strangers. The Entlebucher Mountain Dog has a smooth coat with symmetrical markings of black, tan and white. The breed suffers from such health conditions as progressive retinal atrophy, hemolytic anemia and hip dysplasia.


A large herding breed, the Briard originates in France. A very loyal and protective breed, once bonded to their owners the Briard will be very protective of them. Aloof by nature, the breed must be shown that any new addition - human or otherwise - is not a threat, and must be accepted on their own terms. A very emotional breed, they are capable of being upset for a long time after their owner leaves, and celebrating very enthusiastically upon their return. Standing 22-27" at the shoulder, the Briard can be any variation of black, tawny or gray in colour. With a fine and tight undercoat, the outer coat is coarse, hard and dry, requiring an extensive amount of grooming. The Briard is one of a few breeds that has double dewclews on both rear legs. The lifespan of the Briard is 10-12 years, and are predisposed to blindness caused by stationary night blindness and progressive retinal atrophy. The Briard can excel at sports such as herding, agility, obedience, flyball, schutzhund and tracking.

Boykin Spaniel

Bred for hunting wild turkeys and ducks, the Boykin Spaniel is a medium-sized dog originating in the United States. A friendly and social dog, the Boykin Spaniel is extremely stable around children and other dogs. Given plenty of opportunity to burn off excess energy, the breed is extremely adaptable to different environments. Standing 14-17" at the shoulder, the Boykin Spaniel weighs 25-40lbs. Any coat type is acceptable, with colour being liver or chocolate. The Boykin Spaniel has a high incidence of hip dysplasia, as well as eye problems and patella luxation. The breed also suffers from Exercise Induced Collapse.

Styrian Coarse-haired Hound

A medium sized hound, the Styrian Coarse-haired Hound originated in Austria. The breed has a harsh, rough coat that is red or fawn in colour, with or without a white marking on the chest. The Styrian Coarse-haired Hound is used by Austrians and Slovenians to hunt wild boar, and can also track wounded game through rough terrain. Not generally kept as companion dogs, the breed requires lots of space and exercise, which, when coupled with the apt to be dominant and destructive, makes the breed not suitable as a pet.

Terceira Mastiff

A landrace breed, the Terceira Mastiff originated in Portugal. The breed has a short coat that is fawn or yellow with a light mask.

Chilean Fox Terrier

The Chilean Fox Terrier is the first breed of dog that originated from Chile. It is easy to train, active, affectionate, and one of the healthiest dog breeds. The Chilean Fox Terrier's coat is mainly white, accompanied by black and brown markings. The Chilean Fox Terrier stands 28-38cm at the shoulder, and weighs 4-8kgs.


Also known as the Russian Wolfhound, the Borzoi is a sighthound originating in Russia. A quiet breed, the Borzoi is mostly silent, only barking very rarely, making them unreliable to raise the alarm upon a human intruder. Extremely smart, the Borzoi is a highly sensitive breed, requiring patient and experienced handling. Unless raised with them, the breed tends to be nervous around children. Coming in virtually any colour, the Borzoi coat is silky and flat, often wavy or slightly curled. The average lifespan of the Borzoi is 10-12 years. the most common health problem being Bloat, the breed is susceptible to health issues such as cardiomyopathy, cardiac arrhythmia and progressive retinal atrophy.

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Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog

Developed in Australia to herd cattle, the Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog is a medium-sized bobtailed breed. When there is a tail, it is short (no longer than 4") and should never be docked. Needing consistent training and socialization, the Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog should be alert and watchful, while responsive to it's trainer and reserved around strangers. The Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog has a medium or short, straight coat that is either speckled red or speckled blue. Standing 18-20" at the shoulders, females of the breed should be on the smaller side. 


Anglo-Francais de Petite Venerie

A medium-sized scenthound, the Anglo-Francais de Petite Venerie originated in France. Active hunting dogs that are normally kept in packs in rural areas, the Anglo-Francais de Petite Venerie may not be suitable for city or family living. The breed has a short, dense smooth coat that is white/black/bright tan, white/black/pale tan, or white and orange in colour. The Anglo-Francais de Petite Venerie has no documented health problems, although with drop ears may be prone to ear infections.

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Basset Fauve de Bretagne

Originating in Brittany, the Basset Fauve de Bretagne is a short legged hunting scenthound. A smallish, wire-coated red-wheaten or fawn hound, the Basset Fauve de Bretagne weighs 36-40lbs, standing 13-15" at the shoulder. Not much is known about the health status of the Basset Fauve de Bretagne, and which, if any, common health problems affect it. Based on a small study, it is thought the average life expectancy is 10-14 years, which is typical although a little low for breeds of it's size. The most common health issues noted were reproductive, cataracts, corneal ulcers, cancer, heart failure and kidney failure. 

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Anatolian Shepherd Dog

Originating in central Turkey, the Anatolian Shepherd Dog is rugged, large and very strong breed. Responsible for guarding flocks without human interference, the Anatolian Shepherd Dog is independent and forceful, not making a good pet unless the owner is willing to put in a lot of work and socialization. Anatolian Shepherd Dogs have been used to protect livestock that was being killed by cheetahs, as the dogs were enough of a threat for the cheetahs to leave the livestock alone and go back to their wild prey. With a broad head, thick neck and sturdy body, the Anatolian Shepherd Dog weighs 90-150lbs, and stands 27-30" at the shoulder. They can come in any colour, with white cream and "sesame" with large white patches being the most common. The breed has a very thick, double coat, leading to excessive shedding and the need to be brushed at least two times a week during warm weather. On average, the breed lives for 11 years, which is 1-2 years longer than other breeds of it's size. Common health issues include dermatologic, musculoskeletal and limpomas. The leading causes of death were cancer and cardiac, or a combination thereof. 

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Alaskan Malamute

Originally bred for hauling heavy freight, later for sleds, the Alaskan Malamute is a large breed. Malamutes are a strongly independent breed with a strong prey drive, while being very fond of people, making them poor watch dogs. Alaskan Malamutes have a thick, double coat that can be various shades of grey and white, black and white, red and white, seal and white, sable and white or solid white, with a wide range of markings including blazes, collar/half collar and face markings. The Alaskan Malamute weighs 75-100lbs, standing 23-25" at the shoulder. Studies have shown that the malamutes have a much longer lifespan that other breeds of their size, living up to 15 years. Health issues common in the breed include hip dysplasia, cataracts, epilepsy, congenital heart problems, kidney problems and skin problems. Cancer shows as the main cause of death in the breed.

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