• Breed: Schnauzer

    10 monthes ago - By iHeart Dogs

    Suggested tests: Hip
    Avg Size of Male: Height: 18.5-19.5 inches, Weight: 40-45 pounds
    Occasionally seen: None
    Avg Size of Female: Height: 17.5-18.5 inches, Weight: 35-40 pounds
    Life span: 12 - 14 years
    Major concerns: None
    Minor concerns: CHD, follicular dermatitis
    Brief History on Standard Schnauzer Origin
    Stories suggest that the Schnauzer is a blend of both hunting and working terriers. It was a cross with wirehaired pinschers, black German poodles and gray wolf spitz. The result of crossing them was a clever rodent catcher and talented guard dog. In the beginning of the 20th century...
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  • Breed: Sheltie

    Breed: Sheltie

    10 monthes ago - By iHeart Dogs

    Suggested tests: Eye, hip, DNA for vWD
    Major concerns: Dermatomyositis
    Avg Size of Female: Height: 13-16 inches, Weight: 20 pounds
    Life span: 12 - 14 years
    Minor concerns: CEA, PRA, trichiasis, cataract, CHD, hemophilia, Legg-Perthes, patellar luxation
    Avg Size of Male: Height: 13-16 inches, Weight: 20 pounds
    Occasionally seen: PDA, deafness, epilepsy, vWD
    Note: May be sensitive to ivermectin. Merles should not be bred to merles because homozygous merle is lethal or detrimental to health.
    Brief History on Shetland Sheepdog Origin
    The Sheltie was originally bred with some Icelandic dogs and...
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  • Breed: Shiba Inu

    Breed: Shiba Inu

    10 monthes ago - By iHeart Dogs

    Avg Size of Female: Height: 13.5-15.5 inches, Weight: 20-30 pounds
    Occasionally seen: None
    Major concerns: None
    LifeSpan: 12 - 15 years
    Avg Size of Male: Height: 14.5-16.5 inches, Weight: 20-30 pounds
    Minor concerns: Patellar luxation
    Suggested tests: Knee
    Brief History on Shiba Inu Origin
    It was actually not given the name Shiba Inu until the 1920s. The origin of the breed descended from spitz heritage. The fact that it could roam traverse steep hills and mountain regions that were not accessible to mankind, made it a superb and extremely useful hunting dog. This breed was initially used...
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  • Breed: Shih Tzu

    Breed: Shih Tzu

    10 monthes ago - By iHeart Dogs

    Avg Size of Male: Height: 8-11 inches, Weight: 9-16 pounds
    Minor concerns: Renal cortical hypoplasia, entropion, trichiasis, PRA, KCS, CHD, otitis externa, portacaval shunt, inguinal hernias
    Occasionally seen: vWD
    Suggested tests: Eye
    Avg Size of Female: Height: 8-11 inches, Weight: 9-16 pounds
    Life span: 11- 14 years
    Major concerns: None
    Brief History on Shih Tzu Origin
    Originating around the 17th century, it is assumed that the Shih Tzu was originally from a cross between the Tibetan Mountain Dog and the Pekingese. Known to be a “holy dog,” it was adored by Empress Dowager Cixi and is...
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  • Breed: Staffordshire Bull Terrier

    Breed: Staffordshire Bull Terrier

    10 monthes ago - By iHeart Dogs

    Minor concerns: None
    Occasionally seen: Cataract, CHD
    Note: The high pain threshold may mask problems
    Life span: 12 - 14 years
    Suggested tests: CERF, OFA
    Avg Size of Female: Height: 17-18 inches, Weight: 30-35 pounds
    Avg Size of Male: Height: 18-19 inches, Weight: 35-40 pounds
    Major concerns: None
    Brief History on Staffordshire Bull Terrier Origin
    Stories suggest that this breed was a result of crossbreeding the Old English bulldog with the black and tan terrier. The result was the small to medium sized dog, that was born with agility, bravery and a set of strong jaws. By the time dog...
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  • Breed: Westie

    Breed: Westie

    10 monthes ago - By iHeart Dogs

    Minor concerns: Copper toxicosis, cataract, patellar luxation,
    Life span: 12 - 14 years
    Major concerns: Globoid cell leukodystrophy, Legg-Perthes, CMO,
    Occasionally seen: Deafness
    Avg Size of Female: Height: 10 inches, Weight: 15-21 pounds
    Avg Size of Male: Height: 11 inches, Weight: 15-21 pounds
    Suggested tests: Hip, knee,
    Brief History on West Highland White Terrier Origin
    This breed was initially named after the town of Poltalloch, where they had been raised and bred for nearly a whole century prior to their first showing. Colonel E.D. Malcolm has stated that both his father and...
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  • Breed: Yorkie

    Breed: Yorkie

    10 monthes ago - By iHeart Dogs

    Minor concerns: Patellar luxation
    Occasionally seen: PRA
    Avg Size of Female: Height: 8-9 inches Weight:
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