Dog anatomy Domestic dogs have been selectively bred for millennia for various behaviors, sensory capabilities, and physical attributes. Size and weight Dogs are highly variable in height and weight. The smallest known adult dog was a Yorkshire Terrier , that stood only 6. The largest known dog was an English Mastiff which weighed
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History[ edit ] A White Shepherd puppy, 4 months old, playing outside. In German Shepherds, the recessive gene for white coat hair was cast in the breed gene pool by the late 19th and early 20th century breeding program that developed and expanded the German Shepherd Dog breed in Germany. A white herding dog named Greif was the grandfather of Horand von Grafrath , the dog acknowledged as the foundation of all contemporary German Shepherd bloodlines. Information provided in early books on the German Shepherd   make mention of Greif and other white German herding dogs, with upright ears and a general body description that resembles modern German Shepherd Dogs, shown in Europe as early as The early 20th century German Shepherd breeding program extensively line bred and inbred "color coat" dogs that carried Greif's recessive gene for "white coats" to refine and expand the population of early German Shepherd Dogs. The German breed standard remained unchanged as German breeders repopulated the breed in the years after the conclusion of WWII. White-coated German Shepherd Dogs were officially barred from competition in the American Kennel Club conformation ring in the United States starting in
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Is there any way to tell, or at least to guess, how big your little fur ball will be as an adult? Is it okay to buy your dog small sized supplies, such as beds, or should you save some money and opt for the extra large size now? Are there any health issues associated with your pooches future size that you should start researching now?
It was a mild, sunny Tuesday in early September. I was in my studio apartment on Second Avenue, near 70th Street, eating breakfast and watching the morning news. My Dalmatian, Freddie, was in the bedroom, asleep in his crate, with the door open. Suddenly a loud explosion came from behind him. The cameraman panned over to one of the towers at the World Trade Center, partially visible in the background.