Boston Terrier Complete ProfileWritten by Dooziedog.com
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General Appearance: Intelligent expression, confident graceful gait and well built. Colour: Preferably brindle with white on designated parts of body. Black and white is allowable. Coat: Short, shiny, fine and smooth in texture. Tail: Set low, short, tapering and is either straight or screw-shape. Ears: Small, erect and fine. Can sometimes be cropped. Body: Sloping shoulders, broad chest, prominent ribs, short back and muscular, short loin.
There are associated problems with Boston Terriers including inherited eye conditions and their eyes are more prone to injuries. However these difficulties are now less of a problem than in past. Boston Terriers also tend to snore loudly and have regular flatulence. Sometimes natural births of this breed are impossible, due to large head size of puppies. Therefore caesarian sections are quite common for delivery Boston Terriers.
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Alaskan Malamute Complete ProfileWritten by Dooziedog.com
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History: Alaskan Malamutes got their name from a native tribe in Artic called that Mahlemuts. Their origin is rather obscure, but it is generally believed that they have been with eskimos for two to three thousand years. The Alaskan Indians found Alaskan Malamutes invaluable for their ability in droving, herding, hunting and hauling heavy sleds.
General Appearance: Hardy, compact and well-built. Colour: Usually light grey or black and white. Coat: The outercoat is thick and coarse and undercoat is woolly, dense and oily. Tail: Full and furry – carried over back in a curved shape. Ears: Small, upright and triangular. Body: Powerful, well-developed, deep chest, straight back sloping gently to hips with a very muscular loin.
Alaskan Malamutes are delightful and challenging with their extreme strength and stamina. They require training from early puppyhood to be controllable in a household situation.
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