Papillon General Appearance: Friendly, elegant, fine-boned, lively; different from other breeds because of his beautiful butterfly-like ears.
Size, Proportion, and Substance: Height - 8 to 11 inches at the withers.
Pekingese General Appearance: Resembling a lion in his courage, boldness, self-esteem, and independence; not dainty or delicate.
Size, Proportion, and Substance: Less than 14 lbs.
Background: The Pekingese is a proud and ...More »
Pomeranian General Appearance: Short and squarish in the body ("cobby"), with an intelligent and alert expression.
Size, Proportion, and Substance: Weight-3 to 7 lbs (4 to 5 is ideal).
Background: Poms live for attention, ...More »
Poodle General Appearance: Active, intelligent, elegant, proud, carefully clipped and groomed.
Size, Proportion, and Substance: Toy: under 10", Mini: 10"-15", Standard over 15"
Background: The Poodle is one of the smar...More »
Pug General Appearance: A squarish, cobby dog, even-tempered, playful, charming, outgoing, and loving.
Size, Proportion, and Substance: Weight-14 to 18 lbs.
Background: Pugs are friendly, good natured dogs. They ar...More »
Puggle Mix General Appearance: Fawn or Black in color. Short Sleek Coat that is easy to care for.
Size, Proportion, and Substance: 15 to 30 lbs.
Background: Puggles were bred to negate some of the Pugs breathing character...More »
Rat Terrier General Appearance: Compact but powerful dogs, very muscular. Ears can be up or tipped, coat short requiring only occasional brushing. The most common colors are tri-colored, and white with red, but they can also be f...More »
Rottweiler General Appearance: A robust and powerful dog, showing great strength, agility, confidence, and endurance.
Size, Proportion, and Substance: Height-males, 24 to 27 inches at the withers; females, 22 to 25 inches.
Shar-Pei General Appearance: The Shar-Pei is easily identifiable by his loose abundance of wrinkles and his "hippopotamus" muzzle shape. While puppies are virtually swimming in wrinkles the adults wrinkles are generally limited...More »
Shetland Sheepdog Background: Shelties are excellent family dogs, being friendly and outgoing. They are great with children. He will adapt well to children introduced later into the family, recognizing them as an addition to his flock....More »
Shiba Inu Background: Clean and catlike, the Shiba Inu is a tidy indoor dog, after appropriate outdoor exercise, of course. Shibas are intelligent and trainable with a variety of exercises. Repetition bores them. Bred for hunt...More »
Shih Tzu Background: You'll not find a more unconditionally loving dog than the Shih Tzu. Happy-go-lucky, the Shih Tzu loves to be held and snuggled, making it one of the most recommended small breeds with children. Shih Tzu's...More »
Siberian Husky Background: The Siberian Husky is an outgoing, fun loving dog. He is built for work, but loves to play with adults and children alike. Huskies are high-energy dogs that thrive on interaction with people, other dogs, a...More »
Silky Terrier Background: The Silky Terrier is a quick mover and thinker. He is well suited for apartment living. Obedience training as a puppy will help him remember the rules of the house. He tolerates children, but does not enj...More »
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Background: The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is a versatile dog with an outgoing personality. He makes a great family dog. Wheatens are fairly territorial and protective of their family, so they make good watchdogs. A...More »