Breed All About It

Breed All About It

  • 1998
  • 6 Seasons
  • 8.0  (24)

For the dog lover, choosing a canine to add to your home is a fun and exciting prospect. However, the number of dog breeds available and their differing characteristics makes picking just the right one a challenge. Breed All About It comes to the rescue of every potential dog owner with a thorough evaluation of various breeds of canines. The show features puppies through adulthood, giving the novice an idea of how large the dog will get and how their appearance changes as they develop. Beginning with the unique traits of the breed being showcased, Breed All About It also provides background to the breeds past. Documenting the history gives insight to why that particular breed was developed and what man intended the dog to provide. Herding dogs helped around the farm with moving livestock from field to barn. Hunting breeds assisted with putting food on the table. Some breeds were simply desired for their ability to be a companion. Knowing why that breed of dog came about, allows the potential owner to understand the basic characteristics that the show details. Practical concerns such as how often the dog will need to be groomed, and if the owner will need to hire a professional to perform the task, allow the owner to know how big of a budget they will need for maintenance of their new addition. Health concerns that may increase veterinary costs or shorten the life of your new canine are revealed, and an analysis of the trainability of that particular breed is offered. The program gives an honest report on how much exercise this breed generally requires, and if the dogs are known for getting along well with small children and other pets. Housing requirements such as if the dog would fit in well with apartment life; helps make the decision if that breed would suit your lifestyle. Fun segments within the show often feature people who compete with their dogs or utilize them in ways that the breed is known for, emphasizing the dog's distinct traits. This gives the prospective new owner an idea of idea of enjoyable activities to do with their new pet. When you decide to research a potential dog to add to your household, Breed All About It can point you in the right direction with accurate portrayals of the various breeds of canines.

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Chow Chow
11. Chow Chow
September 17, 2001
Originally hunters, herders and guard dogs of China, chow chows, with their aloof, independent souls, require socialization at an early age. Commonly plagued by hip dysplasia, chows are magnificent show dogs, but require the grooming skills of a pro.
Smooth Fox Terrier
10. Smooth Fox Terrier
September 10, 2001
Bred to flush foxes from dens, the smooth fox has an independent spirit and a hardy soul. At an earthdog trial, terriers show their traditional talents. One contestant howls smooth tunes, while two others saddle up to become professional trick dogs.
Whippet
9. Whippet
August 27, 2001
Once known as the poor man's racing dog, whippets today complete lure coursing field championships with grace and speed. The breed has also made their mark on disc-dog competitions, an agility sport that was actually founded by a dog named Ashley Whippet.
Bouvier des Flandres
8. Bouvier des Flandres
August 20, 2001
Learn the history of the Bouvier, a dog that started as a farm dog and ended up hauling weapons and ambulance litters in the Belgian and French armies. The Bouvier is a vigilant watchdog and has a perceptive sense of who belongs and who doesn't.
German Shorthaired Pointer
7. German Shorthaired Pointer
August 13, 2001
Created as a multi-purpose hunting dog, the German Shorthaired Pointer is able to point birds, retrieve in water, and track game. These canines are an athletic, healthy breed full of endless energy.
Lhasa Apso
6. Lhasa Apso
August 6, 2001
Hear how Lhasa Apsos were employed as watchdogs inside Buddhist monasteries in their homeland of Tibet. Today, many pet Lhasas are self-appointed protectors of the home. Lhasas are known for their beautiful coats, which makes them great show dogs.
Samoyed
4. Samoyed
July 23, 2001
The Samoyed is an old breed that grew up in Siberia, alongside a nomadic people called the Samoyede. The nomadic life meant that the Sammy had to be an all-purpose dog. They are working dogs and people dogs and have an urge to wander.
French Bulldog
2. French Bulldog
July 9, 2001
The French Bulldog may look like a bruiser, but is more class clown than bully. Frenchie's are companion dogs, but can bond solely with one person. Their engaging looks have often attracted colorful characters.
Border Terrier
1. Border Terrier
June 25, 2001
Border breeder and earthdog enthusiast, Marg Pough, has four young dogs learning how to hunt like their forebears. Except this time the quarry is a rodent. Two teenage Borders are training for AKC earthdog trials.
Description

For the dog lover, choosing a canine to add to your home is a fun and exciting prospect. However, the number of dog breeds available and their differing characteristics makes picking just the right one a challenge. Breed All About It comes to the rescue of every potential dog owner with a thorough evaluation of various breeds of canines. The show features puppies through adulthood, giving the novice an idea of how large the dog will get and how their appearance changes as they develop.

Beginning with the unique traits of the breed being showcased, Breed All About It also provides background to the breeds past. Documenting the history gives insight to why that particular breed was developed and what man intended the dog to provide. Herding dogs helped around the farm with moving livestock from field to barn. Hunting breeds assisted with putting food on the table. Some breeds were simply desired for their ability to be a companion. Knowing why that breed of dog came about, allows the potential owner to understand the basic characteristics that the show details.

Practical concerns such as how often the dog will need to be groomed, and if the owner will need to hire a professional to perform the task, allow the owner to know how big of a budget they will need for maintenance of their new addition. Health concerns that may increase veterinary costs or shorten the life of your new canine are revealed, and an analysis of the trainability of that particular breed is offered. The program gives an honest report on how much exercise this breed generally requires, and if the dogs are known for getting along well with small children and other pets. Housing requirements such as if the dog would fit in well with apartment life; helps make the decision if that breed would suit your lifestyle.

Fun segments within the show often feature people who compete with their dogs or utilize them in ways that the breed is known for, emphasizing the dog's distinct traits. This gives the prospective new owner an idea of idea of enjoyable activities to do with their new pet. When you decide to research a potential dog to add to your household, Breed All About It can point you in the right direction with accurate portrayals of the various breeds of canines.Breed All About It is a series that is currently running and has 6 seasons (61 episodes). The series first aired on September 1, 1998.

Breed All About It is available for streaming on the Animal Planet website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Breed All About It on demand at Hulu, Animal Planet and FuboTV.

  • Premiere Date
    September 1, 1998
  • IMDB Rating
    8.0  (24)