Sunday, December 20, 2009

Airedale, Spinone Italiano, Dogue de Bordeaux

These will be introduced in January 2010.

I am adding new embroidery breed designs to my list of breeds bringing my list to a total of 76. I’ve always been a curious person and the thought occurred to me that it would be interesting for me to know a little bit about each breed. Then I thought if I’m curious about the breeds, then maybe anybody seeing the embroidery design would be interested about them too. I decided to add a short summary of where the dog comes from, what it does, care and maintaining, basically anything I can find out about each breed being introduced.


The King of the Terriers

The Airedale Terrier is the largest of the terriers. Airedale Terriers are thought to be from Aire, England. These wonderful dogs are sweet and gentle but will stand up for them selves if cornered. They are quick learners as long as you can keep them interested. They love and thrive on daily exercise, making this dog a good breed for those that like to jog or walk everyday. Airedale Terriers were used as guard dogs during wartime in Great Britain and Germany. They were also used as rodent control and hunting small animals and birds. These dogs have done it all. Their fur is thick and wiry with a soft undercoat. They are easy to maintain but needs a regular brushing. Airedales were recognized by the AKC in 1888.

Spinone Italiano

The Wash and Wear Dog

Spinone Italiano is also called an Italian Pointer. These dogs are family oriented dogs. Their coats are wiry and thick. These dogs can take the cold water with ease. They should be brushed on occasion but not daily. Their fur is better left in the natural state. Their temperaments are robust, docile, active, energetic and sociable. There coats come in a variation of colors such as all white, white and orange and white with brown. This dog needs to be trained and socialized early. AKC recognized this sporting breed in 2000.

Dogue de Bordeaux

The Drooling Dog

If the Dogue De Bordeaux looks familiar it is the dog that was used in the Tom Hanks film Turner and Hooch. Dogue De Bordeaux is a French Mastiff style dog. This breed was used as guardians, hunters and fighters. They are known to be excellent companions and attached to their families. They are calm, patient and affectionate. Their coat is easily maintained. Dogue De Bordeaux has a powerful, muscular, stocky body with a massive head. Dog weighs approximately 99 pounds. It seems their only draw back is the drooling. AKC recognized this working class breed in 2008.