Breeds

If you're looking to add a new family member we've got some great choices for you.  Take a look at the different breeds of puppies and we're sure you'll find the perfect choice.  Each breed includes basic information, a brief history, feeding and grooming tips and the current pricing.

If you’re looking to add a new family member we’ve got some great choices for you.  Take a look at short description of the ten  different breeds of puppies we have available and we’re sure you’ll find the perfect choice.  Then visit each breeds page for more information including basic information, a brief history, feeding and grooming tips and the current pricing.

American Eskimo
The American Eskimo can be traced to the peat dog, a breed that lived among the New Stone Age lake dwellers. They are one of the oldest breeds. Belonging to the “Spitz” group, they are descendants of the White German Spitz dogs. It is speculated they arrived in the United States in the 1600’s. Early on they were known as the American Spitz, but changed their name in 1917 to the American Eskimo Dog, or “Eskie”. In 1985 the American Eskimo Dog Club of America was formed.

Bichon Frise
The exact origin of the Bichon Frise is still unknown today. Though many agree that they existed before the time of Christ. Some say they descend from the Maltese, others claim they were a dwarf breed that resulted from crossing of a miniature Spaniel and a miniature Poodle with Cayenne dogs. After World War I both French and Belgian breeders sustained an active interest in the breed. A challenge came when it was time to name the breed. Madame Nizet de Leemands, head of the Breed Standards Committee of the FCI asked her colleagues in desperation, “What does it look like?” She was told it was a fluffy, little white dog. “well then,” she said, “It shall be called Bichon Frize (fluffy little dog).” Other Names: Tenerife Dog, Bichon Tenerife, Bichon a poil Frise

Boston Terrier
Developed in the 1900’s, Boston Terriers are considered one of the true American dogs. They were derived from a cross between the French Bulldog and the White English Terrier. Even though the Boston Terrier was originally used for fighting, they should not show aggressive behavior towards people.

Mini Pincher
The Miniature Pinscher was developed in Germany from terrier breeds, including the German Pinscher. (“Pinscher” means “terrier” in German.) Italian Greyhound blood may have been added to produce such a tiny, high stepping dog. The Miniature Pinscher is not related to the Doberman Pinscher, and is in fact an older breed than the Doberman. The “Min-pin”‘s original use was in hunting rats, but his high spirit and bright personality make him a charming companion.

Minature Schnauzer
Miniature Schnauzers actual roots are uncertain, but their is speculation that the black Poodle, the wolf-spitz and a rough coated German Terrier are breeds which may have played a part in their early development. They were primarily used for herding, protecting the flocks as well as a watchdog. Other Names: Zwergschnauzer

Pekingnese
The Pekingese was the favorite dog of the Chinese Emperor’s Court until 1860. Small specimens of this fluffy little dog were called “sleeve dogs” because they fit neatly into the sleeves of Chinese courtiers’ robes. They were called “lion dogs” because of their large chests, full manes and strong personalities. Pekingese were thought to be miniature versions of Chinese Foo Dogs, able to stave off evil spirits. They were often put to death when their masters died to protect the owners in the afterlife. British soldiers discovered the breed when they overran the Summer Palace in Beijing in 1860. They brought some of these animals to the Western world. The sweet little Pekingese caught on quickly with dog fanciers in the West and is now one of the most popular breeds.

Pomeranian
Pomeranians are known to have existed around the eighteenth century in Germany. They resemble the much larger sled-pulling Spitz type dogs from the Arctic Circle, which they are said to have descended from. The Pomeranian was first introduced to Britain in the 19th century weighting around 30 lbs. After several appeals from different Pomeranian clubs, the breed Standard was reduced to 7lbs. It is said that Queen Victoria was much taken with the breed and had a number of the larger variety in her kennels.

Poodle
The Poodle is most likely descended from early German water retrievers but also may be related to spaniels from the Iberian Peninsula. The name “poodle” probably derives from the German word “Pudel” (one who plays in the water). Hunters clipped the dog’s thick coat to help him swim, leaving hair on the leg joints to protect them from extreme cold and sharp reeds. The French capitalized on the breed’s high intelligence, trainability and innate showmanship to use the Poodle as a circus performer. The breed’s great popularity in that country led to the common name, “French Poodle”. In France, however, the Poodle is called the “Caniche”, or duck dog. The Poodle has also been used to sniff out truffles lying underground in the woods. Poodles are depicted in 15th century paintings and in bas-reliefs from the 1st century. Toy Poodles became royal favorites, particularly in the 18th century. The Toy and Miniature Poodle varieties were bred down from larger dogs, today known as Standard Poodles. The three sizes are considered as one breed, and are judged by the same standard. Today, the Poodle is primarily a companion and show dog, though he can learn almost anything.

Rat Terrier
Considered an all American Breed, they originated in England in 1820. The Rat Terrier was a cross between a Smooth Coat Fox Terrier and a Manchester Terrier. Bred and raised for the sport of “rat baiting.” Brought to US in 1890. President Theodore Roosevelt reintroduced them while in the “White House” for pest control, and for their great companionship and hunting abilities.

Shih Tzu
The Shih Tzu, or “lion” dog, probably originated from matings between Tibetan Lhasa Apso dogs brought to China during the 17th century and native Pekingese dogs. The Shih Tzu became a favorite of the Imperial Chinese court. The breed was so revered that for many years after the Chinese began trading with the West, they refused to sell, or even give away, any of the little dogs. It was not until 1930 that the first pair was imported to England. The Shih Tzu was recognized in Britain in 1946 and by the AKC in the United States in 1969. Today the breed is very popular, both as a companion and as a glamorous show dog.