Remember the nature photography site I wrote up recently with dogs I couldn’t identify? Well, thankfully I have very faithful readers who help me out. The dogs are German Wirehaired Pointers. But one of my readers also sent me this terrific site.
Joining this site is free, but the form was down when I tried. You can sign up as a breeder or as a dog lover. I hope they get this feature back up and running soon. (I tried in both Firefox and Internet Explorer). Thankfully, we can still check out the great features here.
On the main page, you’ll notice there is a Quick Nav Menu on the side. The sections are Search, Learn/Help, Interact on BreederWeb, Find Dog Services and Items.
Search – This is where you can search the breeders listed on the site, as well as, the member profiles. If you’re looking for a breeder, this is an awesome tool to find one. You can pick by the breed and then your region and they’ll help you find a breeder near you.
Learn/Help – This is my favorite section of this site. Here you can find Dog Breed Information, as well as, Dog Rescue Groups and Dog Breed Clubs. The real star here is the dog breed information. If you’re not going out to your local animal shelter to rescue a dog and are getting a pure bred dog, you should check this out. It will give you a lot of great information about the dog you are interested in. You can look by dog group or the alphabetical listing of the breeds. I’d recommend the alphabetical version.
I chose alphabetical and chose G, so I could look up the German Wirehaired Pointer. They tell you about the breed, how it started, what it was bred for and whether or not it tolerates hot or cold weather, if it’s a good watch dog, its exercise needs, how good it is with other animals, how easily trainable they are, if they can live outside, if they need frequent grooming, how they get along in the city and even if they are good with kids! That’s a lot of information right at your fingertips.
Interact on BreederWeb – Here you can check out the forums and the chat rooms where you can discuss your favorite dogs and get other people’s opinions on specific breeds. Or if you have a question, you can certainly ask it here.
Find Dog Services and Items – Do you need to find a dog kennel or groomer? Well, this is the perfect place to start your search. Here you can search by state to help narrow things down.
All in all, this is a very interesting look into all the different breeds of dogs!