Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Not all small dogs are lap dogs.

Can't judge a doggie by its size!

Patterdale Terrier aka Black Fell Terrier

This smashing lil guy who would fit all too well in your LV is no Tinkerbell. Used as a rat, fox, and rabbit hunter, the Patterdale Terrier is not bred for looks, but rather for its working ability.
This lil guy is not for the apartment dweller!

Dachshund fondly referred to as a weenie dog
Was bred for the primary purpose of hunting the badger. The Dachshund (translation: Badger Dog) required specific traits such as courage, stamina & perseverance beyond what is usually expected of any other hunting dog.  The breed's deep sonorous bark is a special advantage, for it enabled the hunter to determine what was going on down in the badger hole.
A fan favorite, the Pug. 

Although makes an excellent lap dog they are good watchdogs, very devoted highly intelligent, but bores easily without variety in their training .They are known to behave well with both children and visitors.
Pugs who do not have strong human leaders can become jealous, and begin to display guarding behaviors, such as food, toys, or other spots in the house. After all this pint size pooch is a Mastiff type dog!! 
I have had the pleasure of training a Pug and I can tell you they take patients and not for the lazy trainer!!

 Here are a few "Lap dogs"
Papillon, Pekingese,  Yorkshire terrier, Cavalier King Charles spaniel, English toy spaniel, Japanese chin, Lhasa apso, Maltese, Pomeranian, Toy poodle, Shih tzu.

Even my 80 pound American Bulldog makes an excellent "lap dog" 

All dogs require exercise no matter how lazy the dog.

Not all dogs fit in their breed specs! But that is for a later blog :)

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