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Bedlington Terrier

History and Development The exact origin of the Bedlington Terrier cannot be definitely ascertained, but it is generally believed that it appeared at about the same time as the Dandie Dinmont. Or similar obscurity is the combination of breeds that went into its making. The body contours of the Bedlington point to a relationship with a hound breed. The Otterhound has been suggested as a possible forebear but this is something that can only be guessed at, and the Greyhound or Whippet seems more likely. In addition to hound blood, the Bedlington probably goes back to some type of now extinct otter terrier; this ancestor is probably shared with the Dandic, as old prints of Dandies and Bedlingtons show a striking similarity, although they are not so alike today. In the latter part of the 18th century, a breed or strain of terriers existed in Northumberland in and around the Rothbury Forest, which was held in high esteem in the neighborhood for its excellent qualities and especially its gameness. Their matings in the first place were probably arranged entirely with a view to perpetuate these qualities, rather than their outward appearance; to get dogs with strength, courage, endurance, nose and the like. Whatever it Read more […]

The faults and defects of the breeds: Hounds

Afghan Hounds Elbow dysplasia; Malformation of articular surfaces of proximal radius and ulna; Thyroid disorders American Foxhounds Spinal osteochondrois (affects the ability to run) Basenjis Hip dysplasia Basset Hounds Vertebral deformity with pressure necrosis results from anomaly of third cervical vertebra; Achondroplasia (foreleg lameness caused by anatomical irregularity; cartilage of growth plate grows in irregular directions and is scant); OCD (osteochondrities dissecans) (shoulder); Osteodystrophy; Radial carpal joint irregularity; Patella luxation, medial or lateral that produces lameness at four to six months of age; IVD (intervertebrate disk disease); Panostetis Beagles Hip dysplasia; Epiphyseal dysplasia; IVD (intervertebrate disk disease) Black and Tan Coonhounds Hip dysplasia (high incidence); Polyradiculoneuritis; Coondog paralysis Bloodhounds Hip dysplasia; Elbow dysplasia Borzois Thyroid disorders Dachshunds IVD (intervertebrate disk disease); Osteoporosis clinically similar to swimmers, with radiographs showing dense bones and abnormal bone resorption; UAP (ununited anconeal process); Patella luxation; Achondroplasia; Thyroid disorder English Foxhounds Osteochondrosis Read more […]

Canine Terminology – H

HACKLES Raise hackles; in anger a dog that involuntarily raises the hair on his neck and top of back is said to have his hackles up HACKNEY ACTION High lifting of the front leg with pastern and paw pointed downward; named after the hackney horse; approved in Miniature Pinscher Standard. HARD-MOUTHED Retrievers should be soft-mouthed; a dog that leaves tooth marks on retrieved game is said to be hard-mouthed. HAREFOOT Foot as on a hare or rabbit; an elongated foot; a narrow long foot. HARLEQUIN A coat colour, patched or pied; Great Danes with black patches on white. HAW A membrane in the inside corner of the eye (a third eyelid). Bassets, Bloodhounds and Otterhounds should show haws; most other breeds consider showing the haw as a fault. HEAT Oestrus; breeding period of bitches. HEIGHT Height as measured from tip of shoulder blade to floor; height at withers. HERRING GUT Bottom line of dog sweeps up from brisket to loin; ribs rapidly slope upward from keel to floating rib; a fault that decreases heart room. HINDQUARTERS Rear assembly of dog (pelvis, thighs, hocks and paws) Read more […]