German Pincher  

German Pincher

The German Pincher, who also goes by the name of Standard Pinscher, is a medium-sized dog with an elongated muzzle tipped with a black nose and a strong, muscular body. This breed has a smooth and glossy coat that comes in a variety of color combinations. The most common coat color is black with tan markings. The ears of the German Pinscher possess a natural fold when they are not cropped. Cropped ears, on the other hand, appear to be perky and erect.

 

German Shepherd Dog  

German Shepherd Dog

The German Shepherd Dog, who also goes by the name of Alsatian, is a medium-sized dog with a strong and muscular body, thanks to its solid bone structure. It has a sturdy head with a slightly convex forehead, dark almond-shaped eyes, wide and upright ears and teeth that form a strong scissor bite. The German Shepherd Dog has thick and muscular legs, round feet with hard soles and a long, hairy tail that almost reaches until its hocks. The dog comes in three varieties: rough-coated, long rough-coated and long-haired.

 

German Shorthaired Pointer  

German Shorthaired Pointer

The German Shorthaired Pointer is a bit smaller than the standard Pointer dog. It has a finely molded head, intelligent, almond-shaped eyes, large brown nose, perky ears and an elongated muzzle that reveal teeth that form a scissor bite. It also has taut, tight skin that is covered by a short and sleek coat. The feet of the German Shorthaired Pointer are webbed while the tail is docked by 60% so that it may be able to sit on it (the tail).

 

german spitz  

German Spitz

The German Spitz, also known as the Keeshond or the Wolfspitz, comes in three different sizes: Giant, Standard and Toy. These furry and affectionate dogs with small feet and proportionally large eyes were said to have been introduced in Europe by the Vikings. The German Spitz is mentioned in German literature that has been dated back to 1450. It turns out that the Pomeranian is actually a Toy German Spitz.

 

German Wirehaired Pointer  

German Wirehaired Pointer

The most striking characteristic of the German Wirehaired Pointer is its coat. About two inches long with a thick undercoat, the coat is resistant to almost any type of weather and is waterproof to boot. This breed is almost totally brown, with a head, ears and nose in the said color. Its ears are floppy and droop along the said of its head. The German Wirehaired Pointer also has dark and transparent eyes, a long and broad muzzle that reveal teeth that form a strong scissor bite, a wide chest and a slightly docked tail.

 

Giant Schauzer  

Giant Schnauzer

The Giant Schnauzer is a large and muscular dog with a very bushy appearance, a larger version of the Standard Schnauzer dog. It has an elongated head, dark brown eyes, black nose and teeth that form a scissor bite. The front legs are parallel while the tail is usually docked on the second or third joint. Some owners have the ears of this dog cropped and dewclaws removed from the hind legs. The body of the Giant Schnauzer has a soft undercoat, which is covered by a coarse, wiry outer coat.

 

Glen of Imaal Terrier  

Glen of Imaal Terrier

The Glen of Imaal Terrier or the Glen is a muscular, heavy-boned breed with a big head and a broad chest. It has a long body with a tail that is docked at half length. Its legs are short with its front legs bowed and front feet turning out. The Glen’s head and skull is of good width with a powerful foreface. The ears are small and half-perched when alert and thrown back when in repose. It has a medium length coat which is of harsh texture with soft undercoat. It originated from Ireland in a place called the Glen of Imaal, in County Wicklow. The breed is often referred to as the big dog on short legs as it is long rather than tall.

 

Golden Retriever  

Golden Retriever

The Golden Retriever is a breed that was developed in Scotland and England. It is a relatively modern breed as it evolved only during the later part of the 19th century. Its original ancestors are believed to be a Tweed Water Spaniel and a yellow-colored dog. Affectionately known as the Golden or the Yellow Retriever, it has a dense waxy coat that is waterproof, drooping ears of medium length and a straight tail. Its body is a bit longer than tall with a rear that is well angulated. The Golden Retriever is physically strong and muscular with fluid movement. It has a normal canine structure with a broad head and a kindly expression.

 

Gordon Setter  

Gordon Setter

The Gordon Setter is a sturdily built, well muscled breed that projects capability of working tirelessly in the field with its master. Its head is deep with a good-sized skull. It has drooping ears which are carried close to the head and fair sized eyes that come out oval in shape rather than round. Its tail is short and straight, the placement of which is important for correct carriage. A Gordon Setter’s coat is soft and shining which can be straight or slightly waved but not curly. It is said to have originated in Scotland and was named after the fourth Duke of Gordon who popularized the breed in the early 19th century. The Gordon is heavier than other Setters and has a distinctive color.

 

GBGV  

Grand Basset Griffon Vendéen

The Grand Basset Griffon Vendéen is a medium-sized French scent hound with a long body. These dogs have characteristically long hair over their eyebrows as well as on their snouts giving making them appear to have beards and moustaches. The name Grand Basset Griffon Vendéen describes the dog in its entirety. Grand for the size, Basset means low to the ground; the word “Griffon” describes the dog’s coat, and Vendéen indicates the area in France where the breed originated from. There are four Griffon sizes: Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen; Grand Basset Griffon Vendéen; Briquet Griffon Vendéen and the Grand Griffon Vendéen.

 

Great Dane  

Great Dane

The Great Dane is both regal and strong in appearance. It has a big muscular body, a square muzzle and a tapering tail, which is usually carried straight down. The ears naturally hang beside the head unless they are cropped, in which case they appear erect and pointed. Its size does not affect its general conformation that is so well balanced that it is able to move with a long reach and powerful drive and never clumsy. The short, glossy coat that covers its well developed body, its finely chiseled head and a firm neck that is set high and well arched combines to produce the distinctive majestic elegance associated with the Great Dane. Its ancestry is uncertain but is generally believed to be a cross between the English Mastiff and the Irish Wolfhound. It was bred in Germany and not in Denmark as it name suggests. It is known as the “Apollo of All Dogs” and the “Gentle Giant”.

 

Great Pyrenees  

Great Pyrenees

The Great Pyrenees has a large head, drooping rounded ears and a long plumed tail. However, the head is not heavy in proportion to its size. There is sufficient bone and muscle providing balance to its frame. Its double coat is weather resistant consisting of a long, flat, thick, outer coat of coarse hair over a dense, wooly undercoat. Its movements are smooth and elegant that suggests power and agility. It is an ancient breed who got its name from the mountain range in Southwestern Europe. Also known as the Pyrenean Mountain Dog in the United Kingdom, it is called Le Chien de Montagne des Pyrenees or Le Chien des Pyrenees in its native France. It is in the Pyrenees Mountains where the breed developed its characteristics of a unique flock guardian dog.

 

Great Swiss Mountain Dog  

Great Swiss Mountain Dog

The Great Swiss Mountain Dog is the biggest of the four Swiss Sennenhund breeds. Although relatively a new breed, it is also the oldest among the four. Also known as the Grosser Schweizer Sennenhund or simply Swissy, it has a large, muscular stature that is agile enough to perform farm duties of the mountainous regions of its place of origin. The skull is flat and broad with medium sized ears, almond shaped eyes with an expression that is animated and gentle. The topcoat is dense with an undercoat that may be thick and sometimes showing. This breed almost became extinct when much work they performed was supplied by other breeds or by machines. It is still fairly rare at present.

 

Greyhound  

Greyhound

The Greyhound is a sleek, swift dog that is considered one of the fastest mammals on land. Its head is long with a skull that is wide between the ears. The ears are small which are carried back on its head. The neck is long and graceful while its chest is very deep. Its belly curves up sharply behind its ribs, forming a narrow pinched waist. One peculiarity of Greyhounds is their hinged spine which is extraordinarily flexible. Its front legs are straight while its tail is long with a slight upward curve at the end. Its coat is smooth and short but is rather thin making them unable to withstand temperature extremes. This breed that can reach speeds of up to 45 mph can be traced to ancient Egypt. The origin of its name is not completely clear especially since the coat color of this breed is not limited to the color gray. In fact, Greyhounds can be seen in a wide variety of coats.

 

 

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