Dog Breed Guides - C
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The Cairn Terrier is a hearty, spirited, plucky, and bold little dog is the archetype of all terriers (remember Toto in "The Wizard of Oz"?). These dogs tend to have large teeth for their size, large feet and strong nails. They have muscular shoulders, and very strong legs for digging.
The Canaan Dog possesses extremely keen senses of hearing and smell, and he can detect approaching intruders from a considerable distance, becoming instantly alert.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a small dog with a soft silky coat. They come in four colour combinations: Blenheim, Tricolour, Ruby and Black and Tan. The ears hang down. They get along well with strangers and other animals.
Chesapeake Bay Retriever
Chessies are regarded by some as hard-headed, stubborn and mean. They may not be the best choice for a first-time dog owner. They tend to be reserved and protective with strangers, and can be aggressive with other dogs
The Chihuahua is the smallest breed of dog in the world, and in fact, are the only "natural" toy breed, which means that their small size is not attributable to "breeding down." The average height of these dogs is 27cm and their average weight is between 1 to 3kg.
The Chinese Crested is a small dog that can be haired or hairless. They are graceful and able to climb or jump like a cat. The Hairless variety Chinese Crested has only a small tuft of hair on the top of the head, on the tail and on the feet.
The Shar-pei breed is devoted to their families, and often becomes especially attached to just one person. They require minimal grooming, a weekly brushing and biweekly bath. In addition, this breed makes an excellent watch dog.
Chow Chows are independent, remote, even introverted dogs. Chows need adequate exercise, socialization and supervision. Although they look quite huggable, Chows do not appreciate constant attention.
The Clumber Spaniel is now a fairly rare breed. Although now primarily a companion dog, the Clumber Spaniel will flush birds from their hiding places and retrieve ones shot by the hunter.
Cocker Spaniels are social dogs, thriving on the attention of their human families, but usually can amuse themselves when left alone as long as they have a few doggy toys to play with and a fresh supply of water.
The Collie is a very family oriented dog, and they love children. They are quick learners, and love the outdoors. Collies are great athletes, and are great companions for the active, athletic owner. They are excellent obedience dogs and respond well to proper training.
The Black and Tan Coonhound is a powerful and agile dog with the courage and stamina enabling him to hunt deer, bear, and mountain lion.
Curly Coated Retriever
The Curly Coated Retriever gets along well with other animals. They are athletic, discriminating dogs that thrive on activity, training, and work.