Wire-haired terriers include most terriers like the Airedale, affenpinscher, miniature schnauzer and the border terrier. Wire-haired terriers have hard, wiry coats that need occasional plucking and brushing.Know More
Often, wire-haired terriers make excellent pets for those suffering from allergies. They often require little more than weekly brushing, and plucking. Plucking is done by removing the undercoat of the animal by pinching the tuft between the thumb and forefinger and pulling it out. This removes the loose fur that accumulates underneath the dense wiry fur.
Often, owners of these dogs take their animals to a professional dog groomer to have the plucking procedure performed.Learn More
Maltese and miniature schnauzer mixed-breed dogs, or "mauzer" hybrids, feature several online breeder locators, including PuppyFind "Featured Listings" and the Dog Breed Info Center's "Puppies for Sale" directory. Online classified advertisements for local media outlets may also contain ads for mauzers. The breed is recognized by the American Canine Hybrid Club, Designer Breed Registry and International Designer Canine Registry.Full Answer >
A Westie mix is a West Highland white terrier that is usually mixed with a Maltese, bichon frise, poodle or miniature schnauzer. Despite the different breeds, Westie mixes all have the same white appearance and have the same rambunctious personalities. Mixes also tend to outlive the purebred Westie by five years.Full Answer >
The only breed recognized as a pitbull by the United Kennel Club is the American Pitbull Terrier. The Staffordshire Terrier is a recognized breed that closely resembles a pitbull and was used for bull baiting just like the pitbull.Full Answer >
The two main types of Labrador retrievers are the American Labrador and English Labrador. They vary slightly in their appearance and body type, with American Labradors being taller, while English Labradors are thicker and heavier.Full Answer >