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Posted: 31 Mar 2011 01:21 PM PDT

cute male pug puppy with blue collar

cute baby pug with blue collar sitting on the carpet

Pug – one of the oldest rocks known in the year 400 BC. er. He has always stayed with the man and enjoyed his love.
The origin of the pug is a mystery, but experts, taking into account its similarity to the Pekingese, believe that the roots of rock lie in the East. The first information about pugs appeared in China, where he was a domestic dog Tibetan Buddhist monks. Then, the pug was in Japan, and beyond it – in Europe, where he became a favorite dog of various royal courts.
In Holland, the pug is associated with the house Oranzhskih, after he saved the life of William Oranzhskogo in Hermine in 1572, raised the alarm at the approach of the Spanish troops. The image of the monarch ‘, with the faithful dog at his feet is carved on the tomb of William of Delft-crystal cathedral. Later, when William II landed at Torbay to be crowned as king of England, his retinue included a favorite pugs, which have become popular for many generations.
By 1790 the breed has spread to France where Josephine, wife of Napoleon, while in custody, trust your pug named Fortune refer friends hidden under the collar notes. Fortune must have had the character of the owner, since it is rumored that he bit the future Emperor when he was in the first wedding night and went into the sleeping quarters wife

cute pug male puppy

Male baby pug on the bed

In Holland, his name mopshond (from the Dutch word “to grumble”) in Germany, pug, France – Karlin, and in some countries – Pag. The name “PAH” has several versions, most likely as follows: the expression of the muzzle a dog like a monkey marmozetku, which enjoyed great popularity in the early XVII century and was called Pag. Title Pag-dog stuck and remains to this day.
In 1860 British soldiers sacked the Imperial Palace in Beijing and brought to England dogs of the pug and Pekingese. For the first time since the beginning of the XVI century in China were exported many dogs. In 1886, imported from China and exhibited in England, black pugs.
Pug was registered in the American Kennel Club in 1885.
This cute and loyal little dog is well known as «Multum in parvo» («multum in parvo”). She always gives the impression of well-groomed and always ready for the show ring. It’s small, but not in need of tenderness, and her slyly snout like everyone: men and women and especially children who seem very fond of this little creature. His goal in life – to be near his family and to be her joy. Pug equally good feeling in a small city apartment and a country home, easily adapting to any situation

Adult male pug with clothes

Adult male pug sitting on the street

Pug. Official Standard
Approved October 8, 1991

General view. Dog square format, the compact and proportional.
Flaws: dry vysokonogy or squat, with a long body pug.

Growth, proportion, composition. By the pug is very suitable motto «Multum in parvo» (literally: much in the small), it reflects its compact, robust addition and power of well-developed muscles. Weight: 6,4 – 8,2 kg.

Head large, massive, round, not convex (“apple”), without retraction. Dark eyes, very large, shiny, convex and rounded, with soft and friendly expression, but when excited they are full of fire. Ears are thin, small, soft, reminiscent of black velvet. Ears can be of two types: Hanging on the cartilage – like “Roses”, or hanging – like “bud” (the latter is preferable). Head is covered with deep folds of skin. Muzzle short, blunt, square, but not turned up. Bite – close a snack.

Neck, Topline, Body. The neck is strong, robust, slightly arched, medium length, high-pitched, to carry head proudly. Back short, straight from the withers to the high set tail. Housing is short and strong, broad chest, with rounded edges. Tail in a tight ring, pinned to the rump. Ideally, the tail is curled in the two rings.

Forequarters. Limbs strong, straight, medium length, elbows are directly under the withers. Scapula oblique. The pasterns are strong and slightly sloping. Feet slightly elongated, with toes well split nails black. Fifth toes are usually removed.

Hindquarters strong and massive. The angle of the knee joints of moderate metatarsal steep. When viewed from the rear limbs are parallel to each other. Angulations are balanced with the hindquarters angulation front. Thighs muscular. Paws – as in forequarters

Cute black colored puppy pug

Cute black pug puppy

Coat a thin, tight, soft to the touch, a short and brilliant.
Colour Silver, apricot fawn (apricot-yellow-brown) or black.
Silver or apricot-fawn colors should be saturated, contrasting with the mask on the face.

Special marks are clearly defined: the mask on the face, ears, warts on his cheeks, a spot on his forehead and “belt” on the back should be as intense black color, the darker and expression, the better.

Movement. When viewed from the front legs should be imposed forward, indicating the strength of pasterns. Dog confidently puts his paws on the ground, which are aimed straight ahead. Push the hindquarters strong and free, is transmitted through the hock and knee joints, without turning them outward or inward. Hind limbs move in line with the front. Limbs in motion slightly bent under the body. Motion characterized by a slight swaying of the pug rear of the case, they are free, confident and graceful.

Temperament. The breed has a balanced and calm character, playfulness, great charm, independence and devotion to the owners

Shih Tzu

Posted: 31 Mar 2011 01:08 PM PDT

Decorative Shih Tzu breed dog

Shih Tzu puppy with coat

History of Shih Tzu came to us from documentary sources, paintings and art objects dating from 624 a year by. er. During the reign of the Tang Kiu Tai ruler Vigouroux Chinese court gave a couple of dogs, which, according to rumors, he has received from the Fu Lin (presumably the name of the Byzantine Empire). Mention of these dogs also occurs in 990-994 years when people Ho Chu sent them as a tribute.
Another version appears shih-tzu in China is well documented in the middle of XVII century, when the dogs were brought from Tibet to China. Dogs bred in the forbidden for foreigners to enter Beijing. A large number of drawings shih-tzu preserved in the Imperial book of dogs “. The smallest of the image of a dog like a lion, shih-tzu, meaning “lion”. (In Buddhism, there is a connection between a lion and a deity.) Dogs for the imperial court were chosen very carefully. It is up to them and there were modern shih-tzu. They are often called “dog chrysanthemum, because the hair on the muzzle shih-tzu is growing in all directions.
Shih Tzu are intelligent and extremely obedient little dogs. We know that they were engaged in cultivation of imperial eunuchs, competing with each other to bring dogs that liked to the emperor. Dogs, win the governor awarded the honor to be depicted in paintings or tapestries, and eunuchs-breeders received from the emperor presents.
It is also known that Shih Tzu dogs were home at the court of the Ming dynasty, and that the breed is very appreciated the imperial family. During the Revolution most of the dogs were destroyed, and few escaped the knives of the insurgents

Cute decorative Shih Tzu dog, breed dog

Little decorative Shih Tzu puppy

In 1934 was organized by the Beijing club shih-tzu, and in 1938 developed a standard for the breed with the help of Madame de Bruel, emigrant from Russia.
Breeding Shih Tzu in England began after Miss Madeleine Hutchins and Gen. Douglas Braunriggs brought in 1930 from China on a pair of dogs. Initially called the Apso breed, but after the English Kennel Club in 1938, acknowledged that the Lhasa apso and Shih Tzu – different breed, was organized by the English club shih-tzu.
From England, these dogs were in Scandinavia, other European countries and Australia. During the Second World War, Americans stationed in England, became acquainted with the breed and on returning home they brought a few dogs, thus introducing the breed in the United States. Since then, the United States was imported many dogs.
Shih-Tzu were registered in the stud book of the American Kennel Club in March 1969 and September 1 of that year the breed was first exhibited in the class of miniature dogs

four baby Shih Tzu puppies on the bed

Four baby Shih Tzu puppies relaxing the bed

Shih-tzu. Official Standard
Approved May 9, 1989

General view. Shih Tzu – a sturdy, energetic, cheerful little room with a long-haired dog with undercoat. As befits a descendant of the ancient and noble lines, extreme tsenivshihsya at the Chinese court, a shih-tzu haughty and arrogant posture with head held high and elevated over the back tail. Although the size of the dog may be very different, Shih Tzu must be compact, robust and dense, with a considerable weight for its size. Despite the fact that the Shih Tzu – a small domestic dogs, it should be assessed like any other breed, that is, any deviation from the ideal of articles listed below in the standard should be penalized according to the severity of this deviation. Defects in addition, found in all breeds, as wicked a shih-tzu, regardless of whether they are mentioned in the standard.

Height, weight, proportion, composition. Height: Height at the withers – 23 – 27 cm, but not less than 20 cm and not more than 28 cm Weight. 4 – 7,3 kg. Proportions: The length of the back from withers to base of tail slightly greater than the height at the withers. Shih Tzu in any case should not be so high as to appear vysokonogim, or be so low as to appear squat. Addition: regardless of the size shih-tzu, a compact and sturdy dog ??with a sufficient weight and strong addition.

The head is round, wide, perfectly folded, not too big nor too small. Expression in his eyes warm, affectionate, open, friendly and condusive. Overall a nice looking expression is more important than individual shortcomings.
In evaluating the articles of the head take into account that the impression of eye expressions should not depend on grooming (cosmetic grooming).
Eyes large, round, not prominent, and directly put, very dark, lighter in dogs with hepatic and blue color. The ears are large, set slightly below the skull, covered with thick and long hair. Cranial vault dome. The transition from forehead to muzzle pronounced. The muzzle is square, short, unwrinkled, well filled under eyes. In any case not downcast. Ideally, the length of the muzzle (from nose to the transition from forehead to muzzle) – 2,5 cm, although it may vary depending on the size of the dog. The front part of the muzzle is flat, lower lip and chin are not issued and shall in no case be shifted back. Nose: the nostrils wide open. Pigmentation: Nose, lip and eyelid black for all colors, except liver and blue, from which they – in tone color. Bite – bite. The lower jaw broad. When the mouth is closed should not be visible teeth and tongue.
Disadvantages: edentate, non-linear arrangement of incisors of the mandible.
Flaws: small, close-set, bright eyes, seen from the front visible eyes; pointed muzzle, not an abrupt transition from forehead to muzzle, pink nose, lip and eyelid; bite

female Shih Tzu dog

Adult female Shih Tzu breed dog

Neck, Topline, Body. In assessing the most important is the overall balance without the explicit separation of the individual articles. The neck is set high, smoothly into the withers of medium length, providing a proud posed head, harmonizing with the growth and length of dog. Topline: Straight. Housing is compact and sturdy. Dog somewhat elongated – body length slightly longer than the height at the withers. Chest broad and deep, with rounded edges, but not barrel shaped. The belly is lowered slightly below the elbow. Distance from elbow to withers is slightly larger than the distance from the elbow to the ground. Croup line. Tail Set on high, covered with long hair as “Sultan”, curled over the back.
Lowered, held tightly to his back, straight or set low tail is undesirable and should be punished in proportion to the degree of manifestation of deficiency.
Flaws: vysokonogost.

Forequarters. Vanes sloping, tight to the body. Legs straight with good bone and well muscled, slicing the thorax. Elbows held tightly to the body. The pasterns are strong and vertical. Fifth fingers may be removed. Feet strong, thickly padded, point straight ahead.

Hind limbs. Angulation hind limbs must be in balance with angulation of forequarters. Legs with strong bone and well developed muscles, knee joints are expressed. When viewed from the rear limbs are in line with the front, but not already. Hocks short, steep. Dewclaws removed. Feet strong, thickly padded, point straight ahead.
Flaws: straightened hock.

Coat a luxurious, long, thick, double coat. Slightly wavy coat. Hair on the head with a ribbon knotted in a bun. To give the dog smooth lines can trim feet, the bottom of the hull and under the tail.
Malformations: a rare, without undercoat or curly hair, excessive grooming

Silky Terrier

Posted: 31 Mar 2011 09:45 AM PDT

Cute little Silky Terrier puppy with pink collar

Small female baby Silky Terrier

Bred in the late XIX century in Australia by crossing local Australian Terriers and imported Yorkshire, Silky Terrier combines the best qualities of both breeds.
At the end of XIX century in the Australian states of Victoria and New South Wales brought Yorkshire Terriers. In an attempt to improve the color of blue and tan Australian Terrier dog breeders have crossed some of the larger Yorkshire with Australian females. Subsequent litters gave the dogs some members of which are set up as Australians, some as Yorkshire, but some – like Silky Terrier. In what snares tied inside rocks, has not yet received the sustained type.
In 1906 the standard was developed for a snare in Sydney, New South Wales, and in 1909 in Victoria for a new breed was written by a separate standard. The two standards were found discrepancies. For example, one argued that the weight of snares should be within 2,7 – 5,4 kg, while the other establishes two classes: for dogs weighing up to 2.7 kg and for dogs weighing within 2.7 – 5 4 kg. Yuzhnouelsky new standard also stipulates that the ears of snares should be standing, and the Victorian standard permits and erect, and poluvisyachie ears

Cute Silky Terrier puppy in front of the mirror

Baby Silky Terrier in front of the mirror

In 1926 he published the revised standard, which was an attempt to establish a uniform weight. In 1932, the Board of Control for dog breeding in Victoria has taken steps to protect all three species from further mating.
Until 1955, the official breed name was Sydney Silky Terrier (Silky Terrier).
In 1958 was organized by the Australian National Kennel Council. After receiving the news that the American Kennel Club intends to recognize this breed AKC one of his first decisions recommended the development of standard Australian Silky Terrier. In March 1959 adopted a national standard, in which the weight of dogs was limited: from 3,6 to 4,5 kg.
The first official meeting of the American Club Sydney Silky Terrier was held March 25, 1955. And in July the same year, his official name was changed to The American Club Silky Terrier

male and female Silky Terrier puppies lying on the floor

Two Silky Terrier puppies male and female lying on the floor

Australian Silky Terrier official standard
Approved October 10, 1989

General view. Silky Terrier – a real “toy” terrier. He was stocky, with a slightly long body and a light bone structure, but strong enough to stay at home hunter of rodents. He has a silky coat, separated by “parted” from the forehead to the base of the tail, and kind of well-groomed, but not “sleek” dog. Natural curiosity and zest for life make snare the perfect companion.

Growth, proportion, composition. Height: 23 – 25 cm deviation in either direction is undesirable.
Proportions: index format – 120.
Addition: Easy, with a slight bone.

The head is strong, wedge-shaped, of medium length. Expression in his eyes attentive and insightful. Eyes small, dark, almond-shaped, dark-rimmed eyelids. Ears are small, in the form of an equilateral triangle, set high, erect. Silky keeps his ears straight up, not placing a hand. The skull is flat, not too broad between the ears. Length of skull slightly more length of muzzle. Go Stop is moderate. Nose black. Teeth are strong, incisors are on the same line. Scissor bite.
Flaws: bright eyes, undershot or overshot.

Neck, Topline, Body. Neck Medium length, graceful, with elaborate line withers. Gracefully goes into sloping shoulders. Topline: Straight. Chest broad and deep enough to reach the elbows. Corps planted moderately low, a few stretch – the length of the body about one-fifth more than the height at the withers (the length measured from humeroscapular joint to point of buttock). The tail is docked, the dog keeps it upright or slightly below.
Flaws: roach or sway back, too stretched or shortened format.

Forequarters. Scapula oblique, with a sufficient angle with the shoulder joint to insert his feet under the body. Limbs strong, straight, with slight bone. The feet are small, round and compact. Directed straight ahead – no outwards or clubfoot. The pads are thick and elastic. The nails are strong and dark. Fifth fingers are removed.
Flaws: colorless or pink claws.

Hind limbs. Thighs strong and muscular but not loaded. Angulation knee pronounced. Hocks short, parallel (when viewed from behind). Feet are the same as in forequarters

very cute Silky Terrier female puppy

Silky Terrier female puppy with pink collar

Coat straight with no undercoat, shiny, silky to the touch. In adult dogs hair falls, repeating the shape of the body, but does not reach the ground. At the parietal part of the wool is so thick that forms the “wig”, but long hair on ears and front of the muzzle is not allowed. From forehead to base of tail hair is divided naturally “parting”. The tail is thickly covered with hair, but no suspension. On the metacarpus and metatarsus hair is short. Feet covered with short, tight coat.

Color blue and tan.
Blue may be silver-blue, blue-gray or bluish-steel.
Blue starts from nape, and extends to the tip of the tail, down the forelegs to the elbow to the middle of the inner thigh. On the tail of the blue color should be very dark.
Tan should be thick and rich. Tan is located on the muzzle and cheeks, around the base of the ears, the limbs, feet and around the anus.
“Wig” must be silver or red deer (yellowish brown) – lighter than tan, located elsewhere.

Free movement, light and energetic. Push the hindquarters strong.
Flaws: outwards or clubfoot.

Temperament. To snare typical agile, energetic kind of terrier. Behavior cheerful, friendly, responsive.
Vices: cowardice or nervousness

Yorkshire Terrier

Posted: 31 Mar 2011 09:28 AM PDT

cute male Yorkshire Terrier puppy

Cute baby Yorkshire Terrier male

Yorkshire Terrier became a fashionable lapdog in the late Victorian era, and possibly earlier. But it takes its origin in the families of the working class, especially the weavers. In fact, the fate of Yorkshire terrier is so closely associated with them that the products coming from the looms, invariably associated with a soft, silky and remarkably long-haired dog.
Yorkshire terrier was first exhibited in England in the J861, as a long-haired Scottish Terrier (Scotty). Yorkshire it became known in 1870 when the newspaper reporter “Field” Angus Sutherland wrote: “they can no longer be called Scotch – this Yorkshire Terrier, because this is where the breed is so improved.” For several years, the exhibitions were organized as rings for Yorkshire Terriers, and for the long-haired Scottish Terrier. Often the dogs from the same litter were shown in different rings.
The Yorkshire terrier is descended from Waterside Terje-ra (onshore terrier) – small long-haired dog blue-gray in color, weighing from 3 to 9 kg (usually 4.5 kg). This breed was brought to Yorkshire by Scottish weavers who moved here in the middle of the XIX century. Here it crossed from the Old English black and tan wire-haired terrier, adding blood Paisley and klaydesdeyl Terriers. These crosses and gave the breed, now known as the Yorkshire Terrier

Several Yorkshire Terrier puppies playing together

Yorkshire Terrier Puppies playing together

The very first mention of the breed in the United States refers to 1872. Rings for her at all exhibitions have appeared since 1878. The first exhibition rings were divided by weight – up to 2,3 kg and above 2.3 kg. However, the size of dogs soon stabilized: from 1,4 to 3,2 kg. Once it became clear that the ring for a larger dog is almost filled, all dogs were combined in a single group.
Modern type of Yorkshire Terrier stabilized by acquiring a characteristic feature. Characteristic color of the breed: a dark blue-steel color from head to tail base and rich golden tan on the head, legs, chest and pants. ” Puppies are born black and tan.
Although yorki1 is a small dog room, which is often spoiled, he is energetic. Yorkies have not died terrier character – he was happy to take part in the intrigues and games that suit large dogs, though after his long coat requires long-term care

young female Yorkshire Terrier

Very cute female Yorkshire Terrier

Yorkshire Terrier. Official Standard
Approved April 12, 1966

General view. Yorkshire Terrier – a long-haired toyterer blue-tan. Wool from nose to tail base falls on both sides of the body, forming a “parting”. Housing neat, compact and perfectly folded. The dog moves with her head held high, independent and confident.

Head small, flat skull. Cranial vault is not too prominent or round. Muzzle not too long. Teeth strong, scissor bite or direct. Nose black. Eyes of medium size, not too prominent, dark. Expression of the eyes astute, clever. Eyelid black. Ears are small, in the form of an equilateral triangle, standing not too far apart.
Housing harmoniously proportioned, compact. The back is rather short, straight topline, height at the withers equal height at the croup.

Limbs and feet. The forelegs are straight, elbows turning neither outside nor inside. Hind legs straight when viewed from behind, the angle of the knee is moderate. Feet are round, with black claws. Dewclaws removed.

The tail is docked to half its original length, the dog takes it just above the back line.

Coat. Very important quality, structure and length of coat. The hair on the body is moderately long and perfectly straight (not wavy). It can be trimmed to ground level to give the dog a neat appearance and ease movement. Fall on head long, it is collected into a bundle (topnot) in the middle or separated and collected into two beams on each side. Hair on muzzle is very long. At the tip of the ears mows up to a short coat, it can also be trimmed on feet to give the dog a neat appearance.
York – obihodnoe name of the breed

Yorkshire Terrier puppy on the porch

Female baby Yorkshire Terrier playing on the porch

Color. Puppies are born black and tan, with hair on the body are usually darker tan, including yellowish-brown hairs found black. In adult dogs are extremely important color on the body and richness of yellowish-brown on the head and legs. Colors should be as follows:
blue – a dark-blue steel, but not silver-blue, and should not be confused with deer, bronze or black hair;
tan – tan hair darker at the base, gradually lightening to an end. Should not be confused with black hair.
Color on the body: the blue color on the body starts from the base of the skull and reaches the base of the tail. On the tail coat of a darker blue, especially at the end.
Color on the head: deep golden tan, deeper and more intense on the sides of the head, at ear roots and on muzzle. Juicy ears reddish-yellowish-brown. Yellowish-brown in color should not be on top of the neck (nape).
Chest and extremities: a bright, rich reddish-yellowish-brown color to the elbow on the forelegs up to the knee joint on the hind legs

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