Dachsund  

Dachshund

The Dachshund is widely popular for its elongated body and short stumps for legs. However, even with such a small height, it is quite a strong and muscular breed. Aside from its long body, it also possesses an elongated head to match, with arched eyebrows, a long snout or muzzle, with teeth that possess a scissors bite. Dachshunds normally grow about 42 teeth in their lifetime. It wears an intelligent expression on its face, thanks to its oval eyes, which, can also come in other colors such as dark red, or brown black. It has long ears that reach to its cheeks, and a tail that is in line with the back. Another point of attraction for this breed is its shiny fur, which is uniform in length.

 

Dalmation  

Dalmatian

This breed was popularized by the Disney animated film 101 Dalmatians. Some people may not know this, but Dalmatians are actually born white, and don’t develop spots until they get older. Some dog enthusiasts argue that the Dalmatian may be related to the Pointer breed, because of the former’s likeness to the latter’s clean lines. Its coat is short, with spots that come in black, liver, dark blue, or even lemon. The solid white variety is highly discouraged in dog shows. Its nose also comes in different varieties of color, such as black, brown, dark gray, or even blue. The Dalmation also has soft ears that have an upward curve.

 

Dandie Dinmont Terrier  

Dandie Dinmont Terrier

Dandie Dinmont Terriers are usually long, and are usually longer than they are tall. They have short, strong legs, a large, well-proportioned head which includes a defined forehead and a black nose. A Dandie Dinmont Terrier’s ears usually measure 3 to 4 inches, while its hazel eyes are bright and energetic. The tail ranges from 8 to 10 inches, and is thick at the base and tapers at the end. A special feature of this breed is its silky topknot, which appears silver on pepper dandies and cream on mustard breeds. The coat on dandies are about two inches long, with variations of crisp and soft hair. Generally, hair on the dog’s underside is softer than those found on its upper body. Hair on top of he head and on the upper area of its ears are very soft and silky.

 

doberman pinscher  

Doberman Pinscher

The Doberman Pinscher is a combination of power and grace, because of its proud, well-proportioned chest area, and well-toned neck. This breed comes in a variety of colors, namely black, blue-gray, black and tan, fawn, red, and white. Some breeds may have white markings, which are considered a no-no in several dog clubs. Traditionally, the Doberman Pinscher’s ears are cut off when it reaches 12 weeks, but nowadays, and especially because the cutting off of their ears is now against the law, breeders now choose to leave the ears to grow naturally. When they do, a Doberman Pinscher’s ears resemble that of a hound. This breed’s hair is very short, yet thick, and clings closely to its body.

 

dogue de bordeaux  

Dogue De Bordeaux

This imposing canine, reported to have originated in France a good six centuries ago, is also called the French Mastiff, Bordeaux Dog, Bulldogue Francais, or simply DDB. This powerful dog is known for his head, probably the largest among all canines. Aside from this, the Dogue De Bordeaux has a strong, stocky and muscular physique that can easily frighten away any man. The Dogue’s head, covered with deep wrinkles and punctuated by a large jaw, makes the canine look even fiercer than it really is.

 

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