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Police Dog Luke

By | May 16th, 2016|Categories: Dog Breeds|Tags: |

It’s interesting to find out how people first became aware of the German Shepherd breed, or what it what is was that sparked their introduction.

Chihuahua

By | January 12th, 2016|Categories: Dog Breeds|Tags: , , , , , |

The Chihuahua is the smallest breed of dog and is named after the state of Chihuahua in Mexico. There is a wide variety of Chihuahua size, color, coat length and head shape throughout the world. Their height usually varies between 15-23cm and their weight varies between 1-3kg.

Boxer Dog

By | January 12th, 2016|Categories: Dog Breeds|Tags: , , , , , |

The Boxer is a medium size breed dog with a lifespan of approximately 9-11 years. Males normally weigh between 29-34kg's and females between 23-27kg's. The most common coat colour is Fawn or Brindle, with or without white markings. However, there are ‘all white’ Boxers also around.

Dog Breeds

By | January 11th, 2016|Categories: Dog Breeds|Tags: , , , , , |

The New Zealand Kennel Club states there are currently 204 breeds of dog recognised by their club and these breeds have been categorised within breed groups which include Toy, Terrier, Gundogs, Hound, Working, Utility and Non Sporting.

Labrador Retriever

By | January 11th, 2016|Categories: Dog Breeds|Tags: , , , , , |

The Labrador Retriever (most commonly referred to as 'Labrador' or 'Lab') is one of the most popular breeds in New Zealand and the United States. This large size breed dog has a lifespan of 10-13 years and comes in one of three colours, being Chocolate (Brown), Golden (Yellow - Red) or Black.

German Shepherd Dog

By | January 11th, 2016|Categories: Dog Breeds|Tags: , , , , , |

The German Shepherd Dog (also known as Alsatian, GSD or Deutscher Schaferhund) is a large breed dog with a lifespan of approximately 10-12 years. Males normally weigh between 30-40kg's and females between 22-32kg's.

Fox Terrier

By | January 11th, 2016|Categories: Dog Breeds|Tags: , , , , , |

There are two types of Fox Terrier breed, being the Smooth coat and the Wire-haired Fox Terrier. The Fox Terrier (also referred to as 'foxy') is a small/medium sized dog with a lifespan of around 10-13 years.

Golden Retriever

By | January 11th, 2016|Categories: Dog Breeds|Tags: , , , , , |

The Golden Retriever is considered a large size breed dog with a generous lifespan of approximately 10-13 years. The most common coat colour is any shade of gold or cream, however there are some dogs that have a red or mahogany coloured coat, which is not recognised by the NZKC.