Month: May 2015

English Mastiff, a big, solid dog

If you like big dogs, the Mastiff is BIG. Solid, massive, in fact.  They have a short muzzle, compared to the size of their head. I really like the silver coat, but they can also be shades of fawn, apricot, brindled or tiger. Here are some tips on grooming: The smooth, short-haired coat is easy to groom. Brush with a firm bristle brush and wipe over with a piece of toweling or chamois for a gleaming finish. Bathe or dry shampoo when necessary. This breed is an average shedder. Being a big dog, they really need a lot of...

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Jack Russell: The Little Hunter

The Jack Russell terrier is smart, full of energy and plenty of mischief. There are smooth coats and rough coats. I prefer the smooth coat because they are easier to look after and they look smarter. Jack Russells are working dogs and the like to work or to play, definitely a bundle of unstoppable energy. See the Wikipedia entry for the Jack Russell and the entry for the Russell Terrier. Both were bred by the Reverend John Russell, a parson and hunting enthusiast, in the early 1800s. I think this might be a Russell Terrier, related to the Jack...

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