Month: April 2017

1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Sporting Height: 25–27 inches Weight: 60–70 pounds Life Expectancy: Around 15 years The Irish setter is an all-purpose hunting dog and family companion. The body is longer than it is tall, and the head features an either black or brown nose. The almond-shaped, medium-sized eyes can be various shades
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1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Sporting Height: 13.5–15.5 inches Weight: 15–30 pounds Life Expectancy: 15 years The cocker spaniel is one of the most popular dog breeds, according to the American Kennel Club’s registration statistics. They are medium-sized, active sporting dogs, the smallest spaniel breed and the smallest dog in the sporting group. The
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1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Sporting Height: 22–27 inches Weight: 61–85 pounds Life Expectancy: 12+ years The Spinone Italiano (a.k.a. Italian Spinoni (the plural version of the name), Spinone or Italian coarsehaired pointer) is a large, rugged dog known as Italy’s all-purpose hunting dog. These are excellent hunters, retrievers and pointers with wiry, dense
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1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Terrier Height: 12.5–14 inches Weight: 34–36 pounds Life Expectancy: 14 years The Glen of Imaal terrier is a working terrier and the least known of the 4 terrier breeds originating in Ireland. The dog’s body is reminiscent of a corgi’s, with a longer-than-tall body and short, bowed legs. The
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