This week BrownTrout presents the wonderful, stately Cocker Spaniel, another fantastic dog breed calendar title with a free DogDays app download! With their beautiful, curly fur and long, protruding ears, the Cocker Spaniel has a noble and dignified appearance which wins them many admirers in the breeding world. Make no mistake, though, these animals are far from serious: they make fun-loving pets that will provide you with a lot of love.
Bred since the 14th century, Spaniel breeds take their name from a presumed Spanish origin, with the ‘cocker’ denoting their role in hunting woodcocks. Up until the 20th century the Cocker Spaniel was only distinguished from other Spaniels by weight. They have tremendous energy as puppies but are typically gentle and loving toward children.
One of the most interesting things about Cocker Spaniels is their great variation in coat color, which can include solid black, tan, red, liver and golden, as well as combinations of these colors. A pure white coat is the rarest but can occur through selective breeding. Cocker Spaniels have a higher incidence of ear infections from microorganisms because of their large, drooping ears and may require more care than other dogs. It is well worth the almost endless companionship and cuddles these dogs bring into your home.
Remember this calendar comes with a free download of the DogDays calendar app! In addition to being a great personalized calendar, it also comes with puzzles and games where you can unlock adorable dog images!
Adorable, precocious and extroverted, the Pomeranian is a lot of love in a small package. It is one of the most popular pet breeds in the United States, and it’s easy to see why! Named after a historical region now in Germany and Poland, the Pomeranian or ‘Pom’ is a toy breed of the German Spitz variety. Originally a larger Arctic working dog, all the energy and personality has since been distilled into the diminutive dog we see today.
Like most dog breeds the Pom is naturally territorial and protective of its human, and it may tend to bark at stimuli unless trained otherwise from a young age. Its alert and energetic nature, however, will more often translate into play and affection for its companion. Pomeranians require regular grooming and trimming, as they have a thick double coat that sheds.
In addition to being a cuddly lap dog, the Pom can also be tenacious: two of three dogs to survive the sinking of the Titanic were Pomeranians (the other was a Pekingese).
Just one of many gorgeous dog-breed titles that come with a free DogDays calendar app download!
Instantly recognizable by their distinctive spotted coat, and immortalized in popular culture by their association with firefighters and appearance in a certain animated Disney movie, the Dalmatian is one of the most attractive dog breeds and also a somewhat quirky one with a lot of character.
The breed originated in, and is named for, a historic coastal region of Croatia called Dalmatia. Originally serving as military and guard dogs, Dalmatians have to a certain degree retained their aggressive nature toward strangers, but they can also be loving and gentle pets to those whom they know well. They also get along tremendously with horses, which along with their sturdy athleticism led to their being used as ‘carriage dogs.’ The animals would run in front of horse-drawn wagons (including those of fire brigades), leading the horses to the destination. Horses have disappeared from firehouses, but tradition has kept the Dalmatian on as a dutiful mascot. I guess they just couldn’t resist putting an iconic red fire helmet on a beautiful black and white specimen!
Dalmatians can possess some unique genetic traits (many are deaf or have partial hearing) and are also predisposed to some medical conditions such as kidney stones, requiring more involved care than other breeds The unforgettable extended litter of the dogs featured in the film, 101 Dalmatians, also secured this breed’s place in our hearts and consciousness. While the movie was a comical exaggeration, Dalmatians do give birth to large litters (the largest on record was 18 puppies!). Enjoy them in any number
Yet another awesome and adorable dog breed calendar from BrownTrout!
Affectionate, curious, and just the right size to cuddle, who doesn’t love Yorkshire Terriers? Originally bred in 19th-century England and considered a member of the ‘toy terrier’ subgroup, the handsome Yorkie is a popular and most lovable little lap dog that has kept people of all ages company ever since. And we have compiled loads of adorable images in this great 12” x 12” wall calendar.
The Yorkie can have a variety of colors in its beautiful, silky coat. And for breeders and those who participate in dog shows, a great emphasis is put on the color and quality of the coat. For as much as the first three years of their lives, Yorkies do not develop the final, adult coloration of their fur. When they mature, a particular distribution of tan and black and the straight, smooth nature of the fur are the most widely sought traits. As usual, we here at BrownTrout find them all adorable, but with a different image every month of the year you can pick out your favorite!
Yorkies also have hypoallergenic coats and shed less than other breeds, making them an excellent choice for those with allergies. And though they may not look very fierce, they are loyal and can be very vocal (if diminutive) guard dogs! But what they do definitely bring to the table is looks: extremely soft cream and brown colored fur, shiny black noses and (more often than not) an adorable pink little tongue poking out of a happy mouth. Their long coat means that they require (and gratefully receive) more pampering and grooming than many other breeds, except for perhaps the Poodles.
Check out the elegant and fun-loving Yorkie, at play and at rest, in this beautiful 2014 calendar! Printed with days and months in English, Spanish and French, this title is perfect for any pet parent or admirer of these wonderful animals.
Big, lovable, and as delicious as their namesake, Chocolate Labrador Retrievers are a family favorite.Their even-tempered nature makes them the perfect pet to have around kids. Chocolate Labs also have a very playful side, and they will bring unbounded energy and affection to your household. BrownTrout brings you twelve months of beautiful Chocolate Labs in this 12” x 12” wall calendar.
Related to the Newfoundland, Labrador Retrievers were originally almost all black in color. Chocolate and Yellow specimens were not favored (we can’t understand why!) and didn’t become distinct breeds until more recently. We and many happy pet parents are happy they did!
Along with the other gentle Labradors, Chocolates are often trained to perform as assistant dogs to the blind. This service is different from the breed’s original hunting purposes, but we think being adorable AND holding any job is not too shabby! We have made sure to feature this spectacularly friendly breed in all its useful and fun-loving variety.
In short, these gorgeous dogs will provide your family with endless loyalty and friendship!
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The Basset Hound is another dog breed available on the DogDays App. With its broad ears, low stature and distinctive folds of skin, the beautiful Basset Hound is one of the most recognizable dogs in the world, but also for me it is one of the most iconic American pet breeds. When I hear ‘puppy-dog eyes’ or ‘a boy and his dog,’ Bassets are the image that appears in my mind.
Like its’ forerunner, the Bloodhound, the Basset Hound has its origins in Europe as a scent-hound and tracking dog, and it’s name actually comes from the French word bas, referring to its short legs. Their longstanding popularity and usefulness in this country, however, have secured this breed’s image as the loyal companion to the American family.
With sensitive smell second only to the Bloodhound, the Basset Hound is today still valued for its ability to track prey. The loose, hanging skin of its face, in addition to giving the animal the sad and expressive look that I love, can actually trap a scent and aid it in locating the source. For a combination of gentle companionship and old-world usefulness, the Basset Hound can’t be beat!
With their distinctive protruding lower jaw and thick folds of skin, the bulldog (or English bulldog) can look like a pretty tough customer. These traits are a result of the dog’s original purpose: the brutal sport of bull-baiting, where several of the dogs were set upon a tethered bull. However, this once aggressive breed has since developed into a family-friendly, affectionate lap dog. In fact, bulldogs are generally known to be of even temperament and get along well with children and other pets. This is partly because breeders have crossed the original old English bulldog with the pug, resulting in a smaller and more docile version of the animal. Worldwide, the bulldog is still strongly associated with Great Britain, being pictured often with the iconic Winston Churchill.
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