Resources About Dogs For Kids

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Afghan Hound Facts For Kids

The Afghan Hound is native to Afghanistan and is one of the most ancient dog breeds, if not the oldest. Afghans are believed to be the first sight hounds, dogs who hunt by sight and chase down their prey, often killing it. While the actual age of the breed is in dispute, Egyptian writings dating back to […]

Facts about the French Bulldog For Kids

In 2014 the French Bulldog was the fourth most popular registered dog in the United Kingdom and in the U.S. the ninth most popular AKC registered dog breed. The origin of the modern French Bulldog breed descends directly from the dogs of the Molossians, an ancient Greek tribe. The dogs became popular in France and a trade in imported small Bulldogs was created, […]

Facts about Miniature Schnauzers For Kids

Miniature Schnauzers developed from crosses between the Standard Schnauzer and one or more smaller breeds such as the Poodle and Affenpinscher, as farmers bred a small dog that was an efficient ratting dog. They are described as “spunky” but aloof dogs, with good guarding tendencies without some guard dogs’ predisposition to bite. Miniature Schnauzers are […]

Facts about The German Shepherd for Kids

The German Shepherd is a breed of medium to large-sized working dog that originated in Germany. The breed’s officially recognized name is German Shepherd Dog in the English language, sometimes abbreviated as GSD and was also formerly known as the Alsatian in Britain. As part of the Herding Group, German Shepherds are working dogs developed originally […]

Facts about The St. Bernard For Kids

The St. Bernard is a breed of very large working dog from Swiss Alps and north Italy and Switzerland, originally bred for rescue. The ancestors of the St. Bernard share a history with the Sennenhunds, also called Swiss Mountain Dogs or Swiss Cattle Dogs, the large farm dogs of the farmers and dairymen of the livestock guardians, […]

Facts About the Labrador For Kids

The Labrador – or, to give the breed its full name, Labrador Retrievers – makes a great companion. There is a very good reason that this breed was named the Most Popular Breed of 2011 according to the American Kennel Club, and in fact the breed has topped this list for the past 21 years! […]

Facts about Shih Tzu for Kids

A shih tzu, also known as the Chrysanthemum Dog, is a toy dog breed, weighing 10 – 12 pounds when full grown, with long silky hair. The Shih Tzu is a sturdy little dog with a short muzzle and large dark eyes. The coat may be of any color, though white and with blazes of grey […]

Facts about the Pembroke Welsh Corgi for Kids

The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a cattle herding dog breed which originated in Pembrokeshire, Wales. It is one of two breeds known as a Welsh Corgi. The other is the Cardigan Welsh Corgi and both descend from the line that is the northern spitz-type dog (examples include that of the Siberian Husky). The Pembroke Welsh […]

Facts about The Golden Retriever For Kids

The Golden Retriever is a large-sized breed of dog bred as gun dogs to retrieve shot waterfowl such as ducks and upland game birds during hunting and shooting parties, and were named ‘retriever’ because of their ability to retrieve shot game undamaged. Golden Retrievers have an instinctive love of water, and are easy to train […]

Facts about The Doberman Pinscher for Kids

The Doberman Pinscher is a medium-large breed of domestic dog originally developed around 1890 by Karl Friedrich Louis Dobermann, a tax collector from Germany. The Doberman is a mixture of breeds that include the German Shepherd, German Shorthaired Pointer, Great Dane, Greyhound, and Weimaraner, but most notably the Beauceron, German Pinscher, and Rottweiler. Powerful in the hindquarters […]

Facts about Beagles for Kids

The Beagle is a breed of small-sized hound, similar in appearance to the much larger foxhound. With a great sense of smell and their tracking instinct, the Beagle is employed as detection dog for prohibited agricultural imports and foodstuffs in quarantine around the world. Beagles have been depicted in popular culture since Elizabethan times in […]

Facts about The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel For Kids

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a small spaniel classed as a toy dog by The Kennel Club and the American Kennel Club. It originated in the United Kingdom and is one of the more popular breeds in many countries. Since 2000, it has grown in popularity in the United States and ranks as the 18th most popular pure-breed […]

Facts about Bulldogs for Kids

The Bulldog is a medium-sized breed of dog commonly referred to as the English Bulldog or British Bulldog. Other Bulldog breeds include the American Bulldog, Old English Bulldog (now extinct), Leavitt Bulldog, Olde English Bulldogge, and the French Bulldog. The Bulldog is a muscular, hefty dog with a wrinkled face and a distinctive pushed-in nose. The […]

Facts About The Dachshund for Kids

The standard size dachshund was developed to scent, chase, and flush out badgers and other burrow-dwelling animals, while the miniature dachshund was bred to hunt smaller prey such as rabbits. In the United States, they have also been used to track wounded deer and hunt prairie dogs. Dachshunds also participate in conformation shows, field trials and many other […]

Facts about The Australian Shepherd For Kids

The Australian Shepherd is a medium size breed of dog that was developed on ranches in the western United States. Despite its name, the breed was not developed in Australia, but rather in the United States where they were seen in the West as early as the 1800s. They have a similar look to the popular English Shepherd and […]

Alaskan Husky Facts and Resources For Kids

An Alaskan Husky is not actually a specific breed of dog. It is, instead, a category of dogs that come from a variety of ancestors. The purpose of the Alaskan Husky is to be a strong, fast and efficient dog sled racing animal. Not all Alaskan Huskies are used for dog sledding, however dog sled […]

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