German Shepherd Complete ProfileWritten by Dooziedog.com
Size: Large Height: 56 - 66 cm (22 - 26 inches) Weight: 42 - 52 kg (92 - 115 lb) Life Span: 13 years Grooming: Medium Exercise: Demanding Feeding: Medium Temperament: Protective & highly trainable Country of Origin: Germany AKC Group: Herding Other Names: Alsatian, Deutscher Schäferhund
General Appearance: Proud, powerful and dignified. Colour: Black, black/tan or grey with or without shadings. Small white markings on chest or inside of legs is permitted. Coat: The outercoat is thick, harsh and straight. The undercoat is thick and short on head. Tail: Set low, bushy and never carried about level of back. Ears: Medium size, broad at base, set high, carried erect and pointed forward. The ears of puppies may stay hanging until around 6 months or older and don't become erect until replacement of baby teeth. Body: The chest is deep but not too broad. The shoulders are long, oblique and well laid back. The back is straight and ribs are long and well sprung.
Temperament: Active, bold, determined and watchful. German Shepherds make excellent watchdogs, as they are naturally suspicious of strangers and very protective of their family. This breed gets on well with children but can be territorial with other dogs. They are extremely intelligent and trainable dogs and make ideal household companions.
Grooming: Minimal attention is needed for coat. During moulting use a comb to remove dead and loose hairs.
Yorkshire Terrier Complete ProfileWritten by Dooziedog.com
Size: Very small Height: 15 - 23 cm (6 - 9 inches) Weight: Up to 3.2 kg (7 lb) Life Span: 14 years Grooming: Demanding Exercise: Medium Feeding: Undemanding Temperament: Alert & intelligent Country of Origin: England AKC Group: Toy
General Appearance: Elegant, small and compact. Colour: Dark steel blue with tan on skull, muzzle, ears and lower legs. All tan coloured hair strands should be darker at root and paler towards ends. Coat: Long, silky, soft and perfectly straight. Tail: Commonly docked and carried slightly higher than level of back. Ears: Small, V-shaped, covered with short hair and carried erect or semi-erect. Body: The body is very compact and well-proportioned with a level topline and well-laid back shoulders.
Temperament: Intelligent, tough, determined, playful and lively. Yorkshire Terriers are fairly quick to learn with positive and consistent training. They are tolerant of children, provided they are not treated like toys and have their own space to which they can retreat. This breed can be overly brave towards other dogs, but they generally get along fine with other household pets. Yorkshire Terriers always bark when they sense danger and will always alert their owners when visitors arrive. These terriers become very attached to their family and are not always ideal for elderly or small children with their lively and exuberant nature.