These dogs are generally healthy but some can be prone to hereditary deafness. The Shih Tzu is a breed steeped in Buddhist mythology. Bred for working in the great outdoors this hunting dog tends to be known as much for his heavy shedding as his amiable spirit intelligence and sense of loyalty.
From big to small athletic to lazy and chic to casual this quiz has it all. Although the Boerboel is one of the most relaxed dog breeds they tend to be protective and dominant. When distinguishing breed from type the rule of thumb is that a breed always breeds true.
These little dogs which were bred by Tibetan monks to resemble lions were thought to be incarnations of mischievous household gods. While the Boerboel does well with children placement in a home with newer dog owners is not advised. Dogs are the most variable mammal on earth with artificial selection producing around 450 globally recognized dog breeds.
You never know what your results will be. Yes this poochs dense water-repellant double-coat is not only prone to heavy shedding but because of its longer length it can also matte and tangle if not maintained. And for good reason.
Hailing from Havana Cubaand securing the spot as the only dog breed native to Cubathe Havanese is a small smart dog thats easy to train and extremely sociable. The typical Havanese has a lifespan of 14 to 16 years.