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German Pinscher breed

The German Pinscher said to be Germany's "Best Kept Secret". The German Pinscher can be an ideal companion dog. This rare breed has a sense of humor, is brave, not squeamish, sober, and have considerable stamina. It is lively but docile, quite versatile, and a vocal guard dog. It responds to obedience training. However, they can be bull headed and stubborn and need to know who is boss.

German Shepherd breed

This breed was developed in the 19th century by Max Von Stephanitz who is considered to be the father of the German Shepherd. Revered for their versatility as companion and for their dedication to work, this breed has the distinction of being the first dog ever used as a guide for the blind. Today the German Shepherd is one of the most popular breeds in the world.

German Shorthaired Pointer breed

The German Shorthaired Pointer is an all purpose gun dog capable of excellent abilities in both field and water. They are well balanced with an elegant head and are lean in body. This breed originated in 19th century Germany by hunters who required a dog that was serviceable for men hunting on foot.

German Wirehaired Pointer breed

The German Wirehaired Pointer was developed at the beginning of the 20th century in Germany. This all-purpose hunting dog has the ability to work any type of game in any terrain. They display the skill qualities of a pointer, retriever, and spaniel. The GWP is medium in size, well balanced, and has webbed feet to assist in swimming.

Golden Retriever breed

The Golden Retriever was developed in Britain during the 1800's. The man responsible for this illustrious breed, Lord Tweedmouth, wanted a dog that was loyal, kind, spirited, and energetic. He also wanted a dog with a love for water and the ability to retrieve. Golden Retrievers are the embodiment of beauty and brains.

Gordon Setter breed

Originally developed during the 1600's in Scotland, the Gordon Setter became popular for their excellent hunting abilities. They received their name from the 4th Duke of Gordon who officially established this breed. They are the only Scottish gundog bred specifically to hunt game birds. Their endurance and stamina makes them capable of hunting in adverse weather, in water, and on land.

Great Dane breed

The Great Dane, better known as a gentle giant is very sweet, affectionate, and playful. Due to his size, he should always be supervised around children, but is generally well mannered. This breed is commonly used as a watch or guard dog and does very well.

Great Pyrenees breed

This very devoted and protective breed makes for a great guardian of both his family and livestock. An obedient dog, the Great Pyrenees is gentle and affectionate, but also relatively serious. The Great Pyrenees is a loveable large breed that reminds many of a teddy bear.

Greater Swiss Mountain Dog breed

The Greater Swiss Mountain Dog is protective, loyal, and affectionate. He is very eager to please, and makes a good watch dog. This breed is a very good worker, and is also amazingly bold.

Greyhound breed

The Greyhound is the fastest dog in the world, researching speeds of over 40 miles per hour, commonly used in the sport of dog racing. This is an ancient breed, believed to have descended from the Arabian Sloughi and brought to England by traders long before 900 AD. The Greyhound was used long ago for hunting deer and wild board. This breed does not get along well with smaller, non-canine animals, especially rabbits and cats.

Giant Schnauzer breed

The largest of the three Schnauzer breeds, the Giant Schnauzer originated in Germany. A versatile breed, they were used as cattle dogs, sheepherders, guarding, and as noble companions. Although this breed is relatively rare in the United States, they are steadily gaining in popularity.

Goldendoodle breed

The Goldendoodle gets its name from it's mixed heritage - golden retriever and poodle. Goldendoodles are a hybrid dog, a first generation cross, and as such they exhibit "hybrid vigour". This is a phenomenon in animal breeding referring to the fact that the first cross between two unrelated purebred lines is healthier and grows better than either parent line. The puppies take on the best traits of both breeds. Goldendoodles were first deliberately bred in North America as a larger version of the popular Cockapoo around the mid 1990s. Their non/light shedding coats and ability to live with families with allergies has made them very popular companions. The only genetic diseases they can be prone to would be those shared by both the Golden Retriever and the Standard Poodle. Their life expectancy is about 15 years.