The Rat Terrier, a Multipurpose Dog

Rat Terrier checks out the Shank Bone

Rat Terrier, A Multipurpose Dog So I looked up the Rat Terrier on the AKC Breed page and the first sentence says this: The Rat Terrier is a multipurpose companion dog that is capable of hunting rodents and vermin above and below ground as well as coursing small game. This is the first time, writing … Read more

Pyrenean Shepherd – Taken by Surprise

Pyr Shep at the Tulsa AKC Dog Agility Championships

Pyrenean Shepherd I was taken by surprise, this weekend at the AKC Dog Agility Championships, by a¬†Pyrenean Shepherd. I came around a corner and this most adorable little dog was sitting at the end of a leash, tongue out, looking at me, waiting to be petted. Of course I immediately asked what kind of dog … Read more

Westminster Agility, FBM 212

Westminster at the Piers - Westminster agility

Westminster Agility The road to Westminster is a long one. A tough road for both dog and handler. Westminster agility adds another layer of work. Well worth the work, though, for both. This morning a friend sent me a clip from the agility portion which happened this weekend, so I went hunting for the dog … Read more

Border Collie, Breed of the Week

Begging Border Collie

Border Collie, Breed of the Week Is the Border Collie the dog for you? Let’s take a close look at this breed and see what makes it tick. First, some basics. The Border Collie is: A herding dog A medium size dog A shedding dog An active dog with a ton of energy Highly intelligent … Read more

Welsh Corgi, Two for One

Black tri Welsh Corgi

Welsh Corgi Today’s breed of the week, the Welsh Corgi, is a sweet deal. I’ll be covering both the Pembroke and the Cardigan variations. Mostly because I had no idea what the differences were in the two types of Corgis and have always felt like a fool trying to identify them. You too? Phew! Say … Read more

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