Friday, August 17, 2007

A Fun Idea

I think it would be fun if each month I focused on a dog breed, did a little research, and talked about their temperament, needs (living, exercise, grooming, etc.), origins, and that sort of thing. Obviously, I'll start this off by talking about the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, since that's the breed I've done the most research about already.

I can take requests, so let me know if there's a breed you'd like to know about for September. Mixed breeds are obviously harder to find information on than pure breeds, so if you want to know about a wienerschnoodle or whatever, it may not be as in depth. It takes more time to wade through the BS about "getting the best of both breeds".

Or if you just want a quick reference go to It's a very accurate (from what I've seen) and concise database of hundreds of different breeds.

I'm doing this because I don't like seeing people get a breed of dog that doesn't match their personality or lifestyle just because they don't have the means for inclination to research for themselves before they buy or adopt. Also, I like learning about the different breeds of dogs. It's interesting, and I figure it couldn't hurt to know more about the dog breeds out there my dog might be interacting with. And lastly, I doubt my Corgi will be the only dog I ever get. Choosing a breed out of the hundreds out there is daunting if you're doing it all at once. Maybe this way I can spread out the research I do next time.

The other breeds I'm thinking of researching over the months are as follows:

French Bulldogs
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels
Labradoodles (maybe...)

Like I said, let me know if you have a request and I'll bump it to the top of the list. ;)


Spectater said...

hypoallergenic breeds por favor. Shackles suggested getting a bichon frisee last week and i was like ick, really? so do that.

and schnauzers. that's what i want. or a schnoodle.

JuLo said...

I will look into that fo sho. I looked at Bichon Frisees myself. They seemed ok, but Husband refused to get a "white fru fru dog". I think Shar-Peis are hypoallergenic, but they are so darn ugly, I can't get over it!

I'll look into Schnauzers too (I'll group them with Schnoodles). From what I've read the terrier group tends to be a bit hyper-active. I'll read up on how much exercise they'll need.

Spectater said...

coolio. thanks.