what is right for your dog
Each breed of dog is different and so must their needs be understood. The benefits of our products can be found for each race and for the seven main breed groups.
1. The Herding Group
These animals are intelligent, athletic and hard-working and probably the most educated of all breeds. Thus, they are perfect for listening, agility and flock trials. Over the years, responsible breeders have perpetuated the natural instincts of herding dogs. They have evolved into independent but loyal dogs, who are the happiest when they serve their owners at work.
Australian Cattle Dog
The Australian Cattle Dog is extremely active, both physically and mentally. He needs a regular job or activity to keep him busy, tired, and out of trouble.
The Australian Shepherd is intelligent, hard working, and versatile, he’s got energy to burn so he needs plenty of exercise. Aussies are generally healthy, but like all breeds, they’re prone to certain health condition.
This is an outstanding working dog who is confident and protective in any situation. They’re affectionate with family members but reserved toward strangers until they take their measure. The watchdog abilities of the Malinois are excellent.
Border Collie is characteristically alert, energetic, hardworking, and smart. He learns quickly — so quickly that it’s sometimes difficult to keep him challenged.
Bouviers des Flandres
The Bouvier is deeply attached and devoted to family and known for being intelligent, protective and strong willed. Left alone for long periods of time, he’s like to get bored.
Cardigan Welsh Corgis
He is a family companion and show dog with an adaptable personality and responsible nature, he is a sturdy friend for children, and his intelligence makes him highly trainable.
The Collies top with their intelligence and loyalty, are sweet, friendly, and gentle. They are family dogs and enjoy being part of all household activities.
German Shepherd Dogs
This highly intelligent and trainable breed thrives on having a job to do—any job. The German Shepherd can be trained to do almost anything. One thing they’re not good at is being alone for long periods of time.
Old English Sheepdogs
An intelligent breed, the Old English Sheepdog is a quick learner, always looking for something interesting and fun to do. He’s capable of performing numerous tasks.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis
They are known for being happy, loving, and intelligent, but with a stubborn or independent streak at times. They are easy to train.
The Sheltie is intensely loyal, gentle, and sensitive, need early socialization — exposure to many different people, sights, sounds, and experiences — when they’re young.
2. The HOUND GROUP
Hounds were used throughout ancient history to hunt animals. The hounds are divided into two subgroups: sighthounds and scenthounds. The eyesight of the sighthound is excellent, and the scenting ability of the scenthound is very keen. Both hound types were selectively bred to hunt a wide variety of animals.
The Afghan Hound is typically a one-person or one-family dog. This hound is generally not motivated by food and does not possess as strong a desire to please as many other breeds.
The Basenji is intelligent and independent, but also affectionate and alert. He’s a sighthound, which means that motion catches his eye, and he’ll chase whatever he sees that moves.
Basset Hounds gets along with everyone, kids and other animals included. He’s calm indoors but alert enough that he makes an excellent watchdog.
Beagles are gentle, sweet, and funny and because they are super energic, they need early socialization, exposure to many different people, sights, sounds, and experiences.
Black and Tan Coonhounds
This working scenthound was bred to work closely with other hounds, so he knows how to go along and get along with canine pals.
A Bloodhound is docile yet stubborn, determined but not quarrelsome, affectionate but somewhat shy with people he doesn’t know. Can be vocal, barking up a storm when they’re excited.
The Borzoi is quiet, sensible, and intelligent. He prefers not to be left alone for long periods. He’s an independent thinker and can be stubborn.
The Dachshund is described as clever, lively, and courageous to the point of rashness and can be stubborn.
The Irish Wolfhound has a strong desire for human companionship, he is intelligent and gentle. He’s sensitive and must be trained using positive reinforcement.
The Rhodesian Ridgeback is independent and intelligent, a combination that can be entertaining, frustrating, and rewarding, all in one. The Ridgeback is protective of his home and a discriminating barker.
A Whippet is amiable, friendly, quiet, and gentle at home. He doesn’t bark much, but he’s alert and makes an excellent watchdog.
3. The NON-SPORTING GROUP
The Non-Sporting Group comprises those dogs who no longer perform the duties for which they were originally bred. These breeds have all found a home in the Non-Sporting Group, which is one of the fastest-growing groups in popularity.
This dog loves to be loved, enjoys being the center of attention, and is adept at charming his family, neighbors, groomer, or veterinarian with his winning personality. He is playful and has a cheerful attitude.
The Boston Terrier is lively, smart, and affectionate with a gentle, even temperament.
A bulldog is definitely sociable and sweet, but with a reputation for courage that makes him an excellent watchdog. He is a lover, not a fighter.
The Shar-Pei is extremely devoted to his family, but aloof with people he doesn’t know. He is said to enjoy the companionship of people more than dogs.
Chos Chows tend to mind their own business and don’t usually start trouble. They’ll play with their people, but strangers are of no interest to them.
The Dalmatian is a high-energy dog with an endless capacity for exercise. He loves attention and has a strong desire to please. He’s a smart dog with a sly sense of humor.
A French Bulldog is a smart, loving dog who wants and needs to spend lots of time with his people.
A Keeshound is, first and foremost, a devoted friend. He’s also very intelligent and highly trainable.
He’s a happy, mischievous, and playful dog; he’s also regal, independent, and fierce. He takes the job of guarding his home and family seriously.
A poodle is intelligent, loving, loyal, and mischievous. He has a goofy streak and loves to play — he’s always up for a game of any kind.
Shiba Inu is strong-willed and confident, and often has his own ideas about things. He is loyal and affectionate with his family.
The Tibetan Terrier is smart, pleasant, and affectionate. Gentle but fun loving, he’s dedicated to his family but may be cautious or reserved toward strangers.
4. The SPORTING GROUP
From the 1600s, sporting dogs have been developed to assist hunters in finding, pointing, flushing, holding, and retrieving game. Of the three types of sporting dogs are pointers, setters, and retrievers. Their unwavering loyalty to their families and remarkable trainability have helped them to become some of the most popular breeds for families.
Brittanys are curious and independent, but respond well to their people and want to please them. They are happy, smart and alert.
Chesapeake Bay Retrievers
A Chessie is happy, has courage, intelligence, a strong work ethic, and an alert nature that makes him an excellent watchdog.
A Cocker is sweet, playful, affectionate and cuddly and loves to participate in family activites.
English Cocker Spaniels
The English Cocker Spaniel is playful, trainable, and friendly toward people and dogs.
English Springer Spaniels
The typical Springer is friendly, eager to please, quick to learn, and willing to obey. He should never be aggressive or timid.
German Shorthaired Pointers
The German Shorthaired Pointer is enthusiastic, smart, friendly, and willing. This is a house dog, not a yard or kennel dog.
German Wirehaired Pointers
The German Wirehaired Pointer is affectionate and loyal to his family, he’s devoted to everyone. He loves human companionship and makes an excellent house dog and family member.
The Golden Retriever breed is one of the most popular all over the world. He is sweet, calm, was bred to work with people, and is eager to please his owner.
The loyal Gordon Setter is intensely devoted to his family but wary of strangers, characteristics that make him an excellent watchdog.
An Irish Setter is definitely playful, fun-loving, affectionate, always ready for a rollicking good time. He is an excellent watchdog and will bark to let you know of visitors or intruders.
The Labrador is one of the most loved dog on earth, being super famous for his sweet personality. He is very intelligent, outgoing, eager to please, and friendly with both people and other animals.
The Vizsla energetic and athletic, described as lively, gentle, and affectionate, with above-average learning ability and a strong desire to be with people.
Wirehaired Pointing Griffons
A Whirehaired Pointing Griffon has many qualities such as being devoted and loyal family companion, with a sense of humor. This dog is often described as the “supreme gundog,” and his energetic and intelligent nature leaves little doubt as to why.
5. The TERRIER GROUP
The name “Terrier” is derived from the Latin word terra, meaning earth. They come in all sizes and they were selectively bred for centuries to be a determined and tenacious dog. Some of the terriers have distinctive double coats, consisting of soft undercoats and wiry jackets that require special grooming.
The Airedale is a hard-working, independent, and athletic dog with a lot of drive, energy, and stamina. He likes to dig, chase and bark.
American Staffordshire Terriers
The American Staffordshire Terriers are family dogs and they love to be around humans. Even though they have a reputation as being guard dogs, they are likely to greet strangers with lots of licks and affection.
Borders are pretty good-tempered, affectionate, obedient, and easily trained. They’re highly intelligent and they learn quickly.
The Bull Terrier is a friendly, feisty extrovert who’s always ready for a good time, and always happy to see you. He is courageous and full of fire.
A Miniature Schnauzer is full of life, extrovert, he loves to be in the thick of the family action. He may even run up to you while you’re sitting down and throw his paws around your neck.
The Norwich Terrier is known for his affectionate nature. He generally loves everyone and will do well in households with multiple pets and children.
A Scottish Terrier is a serious guy, not particularly jolly, and he approves of dignity and reserve. He’s opinionated, as well as independent and smart as a whip.
Staffordshire Bull Terriers
A proper Stafford is never shy or snarly. He is energetic and enthusiastic in everything he does and remains on alert, even in repose.
West Highland White Terriers
The West Highland White Terrier is a bold, confident, fun-loving, intelligent dog who can find joy in the simplest pleasures of life, such as squeaky toys, a belly rub, and food.
6. The TOY GROUP
These breeds have such spirit and personalities that often dominate larger dogs. Many have descended from larger breeds of terriers or spaniels and still retain those inherent instincts. Others ruled the roost as prized lapdogs and royal companions. Despite their small size, they are vocal defenders of their homes and ideal pets for those with limited space.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels
The Cavalier is eager to meet everyone who crosses his path, and if that person sits down and offers a lap or a treat, so much the better. Like any dog, Cavaliers come in a range of personalities, from quiet and sedate to rowdy and rambunctious.
A Chihuahua is an alert dog, sensitive and thrives on affection and companionship. Chihuahuas can be timid if they’re not properly socialized as puppies.
Alert and happy, the Crested adores and dotes on his people. He makes an excellent companion and is extremely intelligent.
The Havanese is a gentle and affectionate breed that thrives on human companionship. He’s intelligent as well, and will enjoy making you laugh.
The Italian Greyhound is sensitive, alert, smart, and playful. He’s affectionate with his family, and loves to snuggle with you and stick close to your side all day.
The Japanese Chin is a happy and charming dog who is affectionate and intelligent. He’s talkative, but not barky. Chin are so sensitive to their environments and the emotions of their people.
A Maltese is sweet and cute and widely known for always getting their way. He is a natural ham with a lively personality.
A Miniature Pinscher has a spirited, confident personality that both delights and exasperates his owners. He’s fearless, intensely curious, and always ready for action.
A Papillon is very smart and highly trainable and is best described as a doer, not a cuddler. He is happy, alert, and friendly. He should never be shy or aggressive.
The Pekingese is confidence and stubborn, all come together in a lively, affectionate, good-natured dog who’ll respect you if you respect him. He’s loyal to and protective of his people.
A Pomeranian is alert and inquisitive, smart and vivacious. He loves meeting new people and gets along well with animals.
The Pug craves affection — and your lap — and is very unhappy if his devotion isn’t reciprocated. He tends to be a sedentary dog.
Shih Tzus are happiest when they’re with their family, giving and receiving attention. They’re alert and lively and may bark at newcomers to their home.
Toy Fox Terriers
A Toy Fox Terrier is loyal, protective, and smart and he’s a superb watchdog and will alert you to the approach of guests and strangers.
The Yorkshire Terrier is a combination of endearingly small size and adventurous terrier spirit.
7. The WORKING GROUP
All domestic dogs were once bred with the purpose of serving humankind, with many breeds originally performing specific tasks for their owners. In The medium to very large breeds that make up the Working Group are well known for their athleticism, strength, courage, and loyalty—all attributes that have made them invaluable to the people who rely on them.
Akita is alert, intelligent, and courageous, a bold and willful dog, naturally wary of strangers but extremely loyal to their family.
Alaskan Malamutes greet everyone as a friends so they don’t make good watchdogs, but they are extremely loyal to their family and friends.
Boxers are alert and watchful, with children, they’re playful and patient. They’re aggressive only in defense of their family and home.
A Bullmastiff is fearless and confident, but obedient to their people’s wishes. Smart and reliable, they can be an independent thinker, yet they want to please.
The ideal Corso is docile and affectionate toward his family, including children To get him to that point requires socialization and training from an early age.
A Doberman Pinscher is a super-intelligent and super-active dog. You also get an extremely loyal, trustworthy dog who’s playful and fun-loving with family.
The Giant Schnauzer has the calm, loving temperament of a companion dog and the assertiveness, boldness and energy required of a guard and working dog. He takes his responsibilities seriously and is protective of home and family.
The Great Dane is a gentle, sweet, affectionate pet who loves to play and is relaxed with children. He has a great desire to please.
The Great Pyrenees is calm, gentle, docile and courageous and devoted to his people, he’s the best friend anyone could ask for. He has a great desire to please.
Great Swiss Mountain Dogs
The Swissy’s personality is gentle, alert, and fun loving. These aren’t easygoing, pushover dogs, however; they’re confident canines with their own ideas, and they can be stubborn at times.
The Leo’s high energy levels and intelligence make him a super competitor in agility and obedience trials, and he’s also found doing therapy visits and water rescue work.
The proper Mastiff should be a combination of grandeur and good nature, courage and docility. He’s always dignified, never shy or vicious.
Portuguese Water Dogs
The Portuguese Water Dog is tireless and fun loving, with a great sense of humor. He’s also smart enough that he can out think you if you don’t stay a step ahead of him.
The ideal Rottweiler is calm, confident, and courageous, never shy. He has a self-assured aloofness and doesn’t make friends with people immediately or indiscriminately.
A Saint Bernard is friendly and welcoming. They love attention but aren’t as demanding of it as some breeds.
Siberian Huskies can be quite charming with their mischievous and playful nature. They are also quite social and love to show off their talents. This high-energy breed can be destructive both indoors and out.
Samoyed is an intelligent, gentle, and loyal dog. He is friendly and affectionate with his family, including the children, and thrives on being part of household activity.
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