Dog Names and Breeds

General Information about Dogs

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Breeds are usually categorized by the functional type from which the breed was developed. The first spaniel in America came across with the Mayflower in 1620, but it was not until 1878 that the first Cocker Spaniel was registered with the American Kennel Club (AKC). Dogs have been selectively bred for thousands of years, sometimes by inbreeding dogs from the same ancestral lines, sometimes by mixing dogs from very different lines.[1] The process continues today, resulting in a wide variety of breeds, hybrids, and types of dog. Its coat is short and generally smooth. The breed is the smallest of the sporting dogs recognised by the AKC, and its distinctly shaped head makes it immediately recognisable. In addition, there are some marked differences between it and its English relative. By the 1920s the English and American varieties of Cocker had become noticeably different and in 1946 the AKC recognised the English type as a separate breed.

Interesting facts about Dogs

From the 1980s, there have been changes in the role of the pet dog, such as the increased role of dogs in the emotional support of their human guardians.[112] People and dogs have become increasingly integrated and implicated in each other's lives,[113] to the point where pet dogs actively shape the way a family and home are experienced.[114] There have been two major trends in the changing status of pet dogs. According to some veterinarians and trainers, it needs plenty of exercise, for example, a fairly long walk followed by a game of fetch. Dogs have been selectively bred for thousands of years, sometimes by inbreeding dogs from the same ancestral lines, sometimes by mixing dogs from very different lines.[1] The process continues today, resulting in a wide variety of breeds, hybrids, and types of dog. They are capable of jumping in excess of 7 feet (2.1 m) vertical due to the dense muscle build of the breed. It is one of several breeds commonly known as pit bulls.[2][3] In the early part of the twentieth century the breed gained social stature and was accepted by the American Kennel Club as the American Staffordshire Terrier in 1936.[4] The name was changed to reflect difference from the Staffordshire Bull Terrier of England. There does not seem to be any gender preference among dogs as pets, as the statistical data reveal an equal number of female and male dog pets. The American Foxhound is an energetic breed.

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