Alphabetical Game on Dogs (canids, represented by the genus canines) - from wild dog species, like wolves, dholes, coyotes, foxes, jackals, etc., to more and less known domestic breeds. Some info about the origins of the domestic dogs: https:en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Origin_of_the_domestic_dog *** By the way, the hyena is not a real dog species, but a separate family: https:en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyena ** As usual, the game starts with letter A, followed by B, C, etc., till Z, and then continued from A to Z, etc. Links with information and pictures would be nice and don't hesitate to share information, references and links or ask for suggestions. *** I am starting with the Akita Inu.

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English pointer

@Marianne https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic....tbn:ANd9GcQIk_...

My father raised, trained and hunted with pointers.

They only one i remember clearly, was penny the pointer.

She loved running the fields.
Was lost after my father was gone.....

Fox terrier (wire-haired fox terrier)

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I was just thinking of a comics series by Hergé, i.e. The adventures of Tintin, and especially Milou (Snowy), Tintin's dog, a white fox terrier:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T...ures_of_Tintin
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snowy_(character)

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@Marianne Fox terrier (wire-haired fox...

People that i know that have own fox terriers woukd have no other breed.

Akita Inu (or Akita Ken)

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akita_(dog)

Next: a dog breed or wild canine species starting with "B".

Bernese mountain dog.

@faceman Bernese mountain dog.

Thank you, I just heard that there are problems with getting links.

I hope that you will like these Bernese mountain dog puppies:

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@2480578

Thank you, Tiffanee.
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Basenji.
But if im C. Then corgi

@Carla Basenji. But if im C. Then corgi

Thank you, Carla. Yes, there were two posts entering "B" within a short time span, and C was up. It was just bad luck for you and Tiffanee. No problem for the picture (there have been several complaints about problems with getting links, and I have them sometimes too); here's one for you:

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(Cardigan Welsh Corgi)

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English sheep dog

German shepherd

Irish setter

I want to skip to the R's. Rottweiler, since I lost mine this week.

@JustJimColo I want to skip to the R's. Rottweiler, since I lost mine this week.

Really sorry about your loss JJ. I'd like to hear more about him/her when you feel like talking. In the mean time we'll all try to keep the R spot open for you.

@JustJimColo I want to skip to the R's. Rottweiler, since I lost mine this week.

I am sorry to hear about your loss, and you can, of course, skip the R or ask for suggestions.

Jack Russel

Keeshond

@Marianne For you:

Thanks im link handicapped:)

@Carla Thanks im link handicapped:)

You're welcome - I will look for pictures. smile smilie

I really want N too. Norwegian elhhound.

I miss my Amos

@Marianne Norwegian elkhound

That must be a female, amos was much broader

@Carla That must be a female, amos was much broader

That is quite possible. You can't tell from the picture.

@Marianne I am sorry to hear about your loss.

Thank you, he's bee n gone a long time
I felt bad that i didnt mention my german shepherd, abbigail, shes been gone a long time too

Both wonderful friends

Im sorry about all of the lovemups.
I get forgetful about those, sometimes...

@Carla Im sorry about all of the lovemups. I get forgetful about those, sometimes...

Take it easy and don't worry - forgetting things happens to everybody, and I told you that you can ask for help. And an idea, reading, looking into pictures or receiving a suggestion can help to remember quite a few things. And there are quite a few useful documents to read or to read again, and if you like documentaries about wildlife and domestic animals, enjoy them.

By the way, you can start again with "A".

@Marianne Take it easy and don't worry - forgetting things happens to everybody, and I told you that you can ask for help...

Thank you marianne.
Im an information vacuum.
Its the little things i forget.
Like hitting an icon when im in the middle of enjoying myself.

You are an adept wordsmith.
I admire that.

@Carla Thank you marianne. Im an information vacuum. Its the little things i forget. Like hitting an icon when im in the...

Thank you for posting the photos.
I use a mobike app and photos, links etc., just wont copy and paste.

Im a technological dinasaur, and i dont mind

@Carla Thank you for posting the photos. I use a mobike app and photos, links etc., just wont copy and paste. Im a...

And a little rhyming exercise for you:

If your memories are ailing,
with a brain, just unavailing,
while the senses are derailing -
take a break and send them sailing !

@Marianne Don't worry regarding tchnical problems - I am also struggling - lol.

I dont fight it too hard, i am not certain its a battle i wish to win.

@Carla I dont fight it too hard, i am not certain its a battle i wish to win.

Don't hesitate to "ask your way through" - I am going to the shop for advice - lol.

@Marianne By the way, for rhyming, there's a game:...

That was some time ago.
I read halfway through and it seemed you were clearing more confusion (not sure why, seemed straightforward) then there was game to be playing. But i wpukd play that game

@Carla Thank you marianne. Im an information vacuum. Its the little things i forget. Like hitting an icon when im in the...

You're welcome and thank you for your compliment.

You made the first step, and that will make a second and a third step easy.

Hitting the wrong key, spot or icon is a common accident.
And forgetting reminds me of a little song interpreted long ago by Jeanne Moreau (J'ai la mémoire qui flanche) - but it would need to be translated.

Zwergpinscher (Miniature Pinscher)

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@Marianne Zwergpinscher (Miniature...

I hear they have no relation to a standard
Doberman, is that true?

@Carla I hear they have no relation to a standard Doberman, is that true?

The Doberman (full name: Doberman Pinscher) is said to be the result of several breeds, and the German Pinscher was most certainly involved, together with the Greyhound, the Manchester Terrier, probably with old German shephard breeds, perhaps the Beauceron, Weimeraner, etc.

And the German Pinscher is closely related to the Zwergpinscher or Miniature Pinscher.

@Carla You know your dogs

I always loved animals - whether cats, dogs, horses, cows, rabbits, goats, birds, etc., or elephants, bears, rhinos, deer, antelopes, koalas, kangaroos, etc.
Each animal has something special, and I feel much concerned about the many endangered species and abandoned pets. And I read a lot about them, observed them and learned about them. smile smilie
As a kid, I read many old or classic stories about animals, children and people. You might like to read or read again some of the great classics, for instance:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kholstomer
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sans_Famille
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Jungle_Book
https://en.wikipedia.org
/wiki/Bambi,_a_Life_in_the_Woods
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nobody's_Girl
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T...ntures_of_Nils
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Fang
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_Friend_Flicka

@Marianne Borzoi

Looks almost like an afgahn, with shorter hair.

@Carla Seems all the sighthounds are built for speed

Yes, they are, as they are used to hunt fast prey animals, like hares, deer, antelopes (sloughi), etc. on sight.

Chow chow

@Marianne

Chows used to have such a bad reputation.

Now its on pit bulls

Always the humans, not the dogs

@Carla Chows used to have such a bad reputation. Now its on pit bulls Always the humans, not the dogs

This dog breed is a very ancient one and has a very interesting story:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chow_Chow

Their behaviour depends indeed of their owners and their education, and they are known to be stubborn and very protective of their owners.

Drentse Patrijshond

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@Marianne Drentse Patrijshond

Looks like a springer spaniel, english pointer mix.......oh

@Carla Looks like a springer spaniel, english pointer mix.......oh

They resemble indeed spaniels and setters and are a Dutch breed of pointer and retriever dogs:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drentse_Patrijshond

Ibizan hound

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Redbone coonhound

Samoyed dog

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@Marianne Samoyed dog...

They look so muck like an overgrown eskimo spitz, no?

@Carla They look so muck like an overgrown eskimo spitz, no?

Yes, of course, and they are really part of the "Spitz" family.
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Lundehund (Norwegian Lindehund)

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Queensland heeler dog (an Australian cattle dog)

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Tervuren shepherd

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@Marianne Tervuren shepherd

Looks half shephed half collie
Beautiful

@Carla Looks half shephed half collie Beautiful

Yes, it is a Belgian shepherd breed and one of the most beautiful. There's also the Belgian malinois. Both seem to be closely related to old German shepherd breeds, like the "Harzer Fuchs", for instance (and eventually to old English or Scottish shepherd or cattle breeds).

@Marianne Yes, it is a Belgian shepherd breed and one of the most beautiful. There's also the Belgian malinois. Both seem to...

My sister had a german, german shepherd.
Likely the smartest dog i will have known.
He just "knew".

Beamer. He was brilliant as dogs go. And beautiful.

@Carla My sister had a german, german shepherd. Likely the smartest dog i will have known. He just "knew". Beamer. He was...

Yes, they are excellent and still appreciated as working, movie and rescue dogs.
You might remember the story of Rin-Tin-Tin:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rin_Tin_Tin

@Marianne Yes, they are excellent and still appreciated as working, movie and rescue dogs. You might remember the story of...

Most certainly!

My shepherd was an american bteed.
She too, was soo smart. Biggest female ive ever seen.

When she was a pup, she had the tallest ears. I thought if she grew onto them...oh boy..

She did. A healthy 105lbs

@Carla Most certainly! My shepherd was an american bteed. She too, was soo smart. Biggest female ive ever seen. When she...

Interesting - I heard that for many breeds, also the paws (their size) of puppies are a good indicator to predict their adult size.

Im stuck, dont know a U dog.....

Had to look up this one...

Venezuelen sheepdog

Wiemeranar

@Carla Wiemeranar

Oh, you were faster - the same happened to you further up.

But for the X, I was not too late - lol.

@Carla Im sorry, i can be thick.....

Give us another w. Cant have too many dogs:)

@Carla Give us another w. Cant have too many dogs:)

That's o.k. For "w": would a West Siberian Laika do?

@Carla Please

Done. I added it in a comment after the Weimarer Dog. It is too late for a change, and deleting it would displace the new "W" entry after the Airdale. So, I can only do the add.

Weimaraner dog

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@Marianne Weimaraner dog

They can be very sweet. But much energy

@Marianne Weimaraner dog

Rectification - instead of Weimeraner:

West Siberian Laika

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Xoloitzcuintli dog (a hairless Mexican dog breed - and I had to look up the spelling - lol)

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@Carla Looks like a bald overgrown chihuahua

Lol - they seem to be closely related. Also the chihuahua is a Mexican breed.

@Marianne Try this link: Lol.

Thank you, but still.......

I will have to listen and pronounce that for a week before i can remember it

Alright.....yorkie...yorkshire terrier.

Im afraid i have left you with a z dog...

@Carla Alright.....yorkie...yorkshire terrier. Im afraid i have left you with a z dog...

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O.K. - wait a minute - I should have used the Russian term "Zapadno Sibirskaya Laika" instead of West Siberian Laika - lol.
I'll have to opt for the German name:

Zwergpinscher (Miniature Pinscher).

Half-Breed. Could happen to anyone without a condom.

Irish wolfhound.

@Sukiesnow Irish wolfhound.

You were too slow - lol.
How about a "J" dog?
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Karelian Bear Dog

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Leonberger.....biiiig dog

Maremma sheepdoc

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@Marianne Maremma sheepdoc

We are doing big now, huh?
Alright.....

Neopalitan mastiff

@Marianne

A gang of love machines

Dont like the ears cropped though

@Carla A gang of love machines Dont like the ears cropped though

There are quite a few dogs of all sizes who need their daily dose of cuddling units - namely their belly rub:

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@Carla All dogs of all sizes. Even if its a "serious" dog..

Yes, indeed all sizes, types, etc. - it is not the breed, it is more a question of personality, devotion, sociability, education, needs, circumstances, preferences and trusting. smile smilie

By the way, I am against cropping and docking: http://pets.webmd.com/dogs/feat...d-tail-docking

Queensland heeler (Australian cattle dog)
http://redblueandqueenslandheel...ny-colors.html

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Ultimate Mastiff
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White shepherd (dog)

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@Marianne White shepherd (dog)

Xoloitzcuintle, variedad estándar (standard)

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