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Dog Breeds : Non-Sporting Group

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The Non-Sporting Dog Breed group consists of all the dogs that do not share any mutual characteristic and do not fit into other groups. It comprises a wide array of dogs of all different shapes, sizes, colors and temperament, from the cuddly Bichon Frise, to the striking Dalmatian, sturdy Chow Chow, to the compact French Bulldog and the foxlike Keeshond. They come from a wide variety of backgrounds so it is hard to generalize about this group of dogs. Most of these are good watchdogs and housedogs. In different parts of the world, these breeds are also referred to as   Companions, Utility Breeds or Northern Breeds. Following are the 20 Dog Breeds falling in the NON-SPORTING GROUP: American Eskimo Origin : Germany, United States Other Names : Cloud Spitz, American Spitz, German Spitz Common Nicknames : Cloud, Eskie Height: 15-19 in (40–48 cm) Weight: Starts at 30 lbs (13.6 kg) Temperament : Intelligent, Reserved, Protective, Alert Training : This breed requires to b

Dog Breeds - Sporting Group

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Sporting breed dogs are known for their superior instincts in water and woods, thus they have been used by hunters to locate, flush or retrieve game from land or water.These are also used as helper dogs for the disabled or as bomb and drug sniffers for law enforcement agencies. The sporting group comprises some of the most popular breeds, including pointers, setters, retrievers and spaniels. Dogs from the sporting group require vigorous and regular exercise.These dogs usually love the outdoors and swimming & they make great companions for camping and hiking.  Sporting dog breeds have the following attributes: Very Energetic Sporting dog breeds naturally need enough energy and stamina to spend an entire day working in the field. While their high energy level is perfect for this purpose, these dogs need a great deal of exercise if they are kept strictly as pets. Otherwise, they tend to become hyperactive and somewhat destructive. People-Oriented These breeds have b

Dog Breeds - Toy Group

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The Toy breeds are small companion or lap dogs.They do not need a large amount of exercise and some can be finicky eaters. Luckily for the toy breeds, providing companionship for humans has counted as suitable employment through the ages. This has ensured the survival of breeds without practical skills, such as the Chihuahua, pug and Pomeranian. Many toy breeds, such as the miniature pinscher and the toy poodle appear to be miniaturized versions of larger breeds. Ranging between under 6 pounds (3 kilograms) in the tiniest Chihuahua and 20 pounds (9 kilograms) in the stockiest of pugs, these diminutive dogs have made for loving companions since they were first bred centuries ago. Later, some toy breeds were the lapdogs of European royalty. Today their stature makes them excellent pets for people without a lot of extra space in their homes. And despite their tendency toward yappiness, they are considered the best dogs for novice owners, though their fragility can make them less than i