The Pomeranian is a product of spitz-type dogs used for general farm work throughout Europe. Most came from Pomerania, which is a region in Germany. However, you can trace the breed’s ancestors... Read more »

The Temperament of The Shih Tzu: Adorable, Intelligent, and Loving

It doesn’t matter whether your Shih Tzu is energetic or tends to be more laid back and a calm couch potato, but one thing for sure is that they’re going to be... Read more »

Toy Fox Terrier

The Toy Fox Terrier is an all-American breed developed by crossing Smooth Fox Terriers with a combination of toy breeds, including the Miniature Pinscher, Italian Greyhound, Chihuahua, and Manchester Terrier. The resulting... Read more »

Maltese Dog Temperament

The Maltese have been bred strictly as a companion dog throughout history. Therefore, you can assume that you’re getting a gentle, affectionate, and friendly dog when it comes to the Maltese dog... Read more »


The Havanese is the national dog of Cuba. It is a descendent of the small breeds brought to the Island from Europe via the port of Tenerife over the centuries. It was... Read more »

Japanese Chin

The Japanese Chin is one of several breeds developed in ancient China. Commodore Matthew Perry introduced the Chin to the Western world upon the opening of Japan in 1854. The breed’s popularity... Read more »

Italian Greyhound

The first recorded mention of the Italian Greyhound in an English book was in 1820. Read more »


Papillon means butterfly in French, which the face and ears of this lively little dog should bear a resemblance to. The Papillon can trace its roots back to the dwarf spaniels that... Read more »


The Pekingese hails from China; in fact, some say that it owes its survival to the Lamaist form of Buddhism, in which the lion was a dignified symbol of Buddha, sometimes appearing... Read more »


The Maltese is the oldest of the European toy breeds and probably the most ancient of all breeds. Malta is an island that was an early trading port Phoenician sailors visited by... Read more »