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 six main types of Great Danes are black, blue, harlequin, mantle, fawn and brindle. Harlequin Great Danes are white with black patches, and mantle Great Danes are black and white with solid black torsos.Full Answer >
There are two recognized types of corgi. One is the Pembroke Welsh corgi, and the other is the Cardigan Welsh corgi. Both dogs were bred in Wales to drive cattle. The Cardigan is a much older breed than the Pembroke, having been brought to Wales by the Celts as early as 1200 B.C. The Pembroke has only been around since the 12th century.Full Answer >