Tag Archives: Dog Breeds

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with dog breeds native to Ireland

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! To celebrate the occasion we decided to highlight the beautiful dog breeds native to Ireland. Irish dog breeds According to the Irish Kennel Club, there are 9 breeds of dogs that originate in Ireland. There are two Hounds – Irish Wolfhound and Kerry Beagle; three Gundogs – Irish Water Spaniel, Irish Red more »

Mar 17, 2017
by Emily Cook

Can you guess my breed?

When Wendy adopted 3-month old Buddy from the Ontario SPCA Provincial Education & Animal Centre (PEAC), shelter staff had little knowledge of his background history.  Based on his physical traits upon arriving at the shelter, they figured he was a Retriever mix. As Buddy continued to grow, Wendy and her husband began to notice behaviours associated with more »

Apr 18, 2013
by Laura

Dog Breeds Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! In celebration of the dear patron saints of Ireland, I thought I would check out some of the breeds that are native to Ireland.    Among those I came across, (Celtic Hound, Irish Setter, Irish Water Spaniel, Kerry Blue Terrier, Wheaten Terrier…) the Glen if Imaal Terrier was one that caught my eye. more »

Mar 17, 2013
by Laura

Did you Know? Dog Breed Names

I read a great article on CNN.com about some interesting dog breeds and how they got their names. Some names come from the regional dialect they were bred in, some from their skills or talents and some from their physical attributes. I found a few additional breeds whose names have interesting origins: Great Dane – more »

Sep 07, 2010
by Aubrie