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Merle Deafness in dogs

Prevalence of deafness in dogs for merle allele Strain GM, Clark LA, Wahl JM, Turner AE, Murphy KE. Department of Comparative Biomedical Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA. strain@lsu.edu Abstract BACKGROUND: Deafness in dogs is frequently associated with the pigment genes piebald and merle. Little is known about […]

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Maltese Weight Chart and Growth Chart

Maltese Weight Chart and Growth Chart Please note that this Maltese Weight Chart and Growth Chart is only an estimate of your new Maltese Puppies weight as he/she grown into an full grown adult. There are many variables that can influence weight. Some variables that can influences your Maltese Puppy’s weight are: Food Quality & […]

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Yorkshire Terrier Weight Chart and Growth Chart

The Yorkshire Terrier Weight Chart will help estimate the growth of your Yorki puppy How to use this Yorkshire Terrier Chart: The left-had column of the table gives the age of the puppy in weeks. To determine it’s expected weight when fully grown, weigh the puppy in ounces, look along the line of figure against […]

Pomchi Breed Standard & info

Pomchi General Appearance The Pomchi is a graceful, short coupled little dog with sweet expression, alert and intelligent in attitude. Weight 5 to 12 pounds. Proportion The body is short-coupled with females allowed to be somewhat longer than males. Head is a rounded wedge. Expression Alert, intelligent. Eyes Round, not protruding, set neither too wide […]

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Yorkshire Terrier Breed Standard & info

Yorkshire Terrier Description The Yorkshire Terrier is a small, toy-sized dog. The small head is rather flat on the top, with a medium-sized muzzle. The teeth meet in a scissors or level bite. The nose is black. The medium-sized eyes are dark with dark eye rims. The erect ears are V-shaped. All four legs are […]

Xoloitzcuintle Breed Standard & info

Xoloitzcuintle   Description The Xolo comes in three sizes: Toy, Miniature, Standard, and two varieties: coated and the hairless, with the hairless being the more sought after and popular variety. It is very hairless with or without a short tuft of hair on the head and tail. The hairless Xolo should never be hairy, or […]

Toy Manchester Terrier Breed Standard & info

Toy Manchester Terrier   Description There are two varieties of the Manchester Terrier: Toy and Standard. The body of the Manchester Terrier is smooth, compact and muscular. The head is tight skinned, long and narrow, almost flat with a slight indentation up the forehead and a light stop that is visible when viewing the dog […]

Toy Fox Terrier Breed Standard & info

Toy Fox Terrier   Description The Toy Fox Terrier is also known as the American Toy Terrier or Amertoy. The nose is black except in chocolate dogs where it will be self-colored. The eyes are dark and round. The ears are V-shaped and erect. A definite stop separates the domed skull from the small, narrow […]

Silky Terrier Breed Standard & info

Silky Terrier The Silky Terrier, also called the Sydney Terrier, is a small, fine-boned, moderately low-set dog. The body is slightly longer than tall, with a level topline. The wedge-shaped head is flat between the ears, moderately long, with the skull being slightly longer than the muzzle. The stop is shallow and the nose is […]

Pug Breed Standard & info

Pug Description The Pug is a small, stocky, square, thickset dog. The round head is massive with a short, blunt, square-shaped muzzle. Moles on the cheeks are considered beauty spots. The teeth meet in a slight undershot bite. The very large, prominent eyes are dark. The small, thin ears are either rose or button shaped. […]