This lightly-built, well-proportioned dog has well-feathered ears, a slightly wavy, moderate-length coat, and pronounced fringing to the ears, legs, chest, and tail. In general appearance it is not unlike a small setter with a long, bushy tail.… Read the full post here

The Sussex is a lower, longer, slower dog than other spaniels. Its abundant, flat coat is rich golden liver in colour, with the hairs becoming golden at their tips.… Read the full post here

This breed of gundog has a broad nose for scenting, a generous, square muzzle, a pronounced stop, and a precise yet delicate bite ideal for retrieving game. Its long coat is silky in texture but not curly. In solid-coloured dogs, white markings are permissible only on the chest.… Read the full post here

Smaller than its English counterpart, and with a much longer coat, the American Cocker Spaniel was developed in the USA in the last century.

A black American Cocker must be jet black, with no trace of brown or liver shadings.To be classified as black and tan, tan markings must comprise no less than 10 per cent of the coat.… Read the full post here

This delightful spitz breed has a striking, long coat, which must always be pure white in colour. This feature can serve to distinguish it from the miniature form of the American Eskimo, which is otherwise extremely similar.… Read the full post here

Despite its diminutive size, this breed is still used to herd stock in its native Tibet. This dog is not a true terrier, however, and is more like a small Old English Sheepdog.… Read the full post here

A miniature form of the Greyhound, this breed is far less fragile than it looks. It has a gait similar to the larger dog’s, and the same rapid acceleration, facilitated by long, muscular hindquarters. The long, graceful neck heightens its refined air.… Read the full post here

Well-proportioned and squarely built, the Miniature Poodle lies between the larger Standard and the tiny Toy in size. This intelligent breed has a sporty disposition, and is easy to train.… Read the full post here

The Mittel, or standard, form of the German Spitz is the third largest of the five varieties. Like the Giant, it is usually bred in solid colours, but in Britain all varieties and markings are acceptable.… Read the full post here

A modern recreation of the old type of King Charles Spaniel (below), the Cavalier can be distinguished by its longer nose and heavier build. Both breeds have identical coloration. The chestnut and white of each breed is described as the Blenheim, after the estate of the Duke of Marlborough, where spaniels of this colour were first developed.… Read the full post here