JaneDogs is a unique site covering a full range of topics about dogs, from their earliest references in art and literature to their role in modern society. Currently there are over 300 articles containing nearly 2,500 photographs, pictures and diagrams with more to be added.

In particular, 194 recognized pure breeds are covered, 163 having unique pages with their history and purpose explored. Many are compared with like breeds in easily referenced tables. General areas are also covered, such as care and management, terminology, as well as today's social issues, and published stories.

Written by Jane Harvey, a world renowned dog expert, author and judge, this website contains original material not available elsewhere. Please explore and tell us about your JaneDogs experience!

Hot off the Press! Jane has just published a book 'Gundogs Unveiled'. Information on our sister website: www.Rangeairevision.com

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Two Iconic Irish Terriers

The Irish Terrier played an important part in Australia's history. In particular, two individual Irish Terriers have become iconic here in Victoria. The first became famous for his extreme dedication to his master in 1854 during the 'Eureke Stockade' and the second became famous in the early 1900's for the courage he displayed during the Boer War. »» Read more...

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Lakeland Terrier

From the 1700s both the Lakeland and the Border Terrier shared the common purpose of fox hunting. A century later, their working heritage was reflected by the opening words written into their respective the Breed Standards. Today, the general appearance of the the Lakeland Terrier still contains the word 'workmanlike'. »» Read more...

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Border Terrier

From the 1700s both the Lakeland and the Border Terrier shared the common purpose of fox hunting. A century later, their working heritage is reflected by the opening words written into their respective the Breed Standards. Today, the general appearance of the Border Terrier still states 'essentially a working terrier capable of following a horse'. »» Read more...

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Bedlington Terrier

In the 1700's, what are now known as the Bedlington and Dandie Dinmont Terriers were the same breed. Developing for different purposes on both sides of the English-Scottish border, they had different leg lengths for work on top of and underneath the ground respectively! By 1874, they had become two of the oldest show breeds that appeared in the First ... »» Read more...

Major Sections

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Dog Advice

This instructional section deals with the many practicalities of choosing and and owning dogs. Utilizing a lifetime of personal experience as well as acting as a mentor to new owners, breeders, judges and dog show exhibitors, this section aims to answer numerous questions on general dog selection and care, grooming, breeding and judging dogs. »» Read more...

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Dog Breeds and Groups

Breeds are arranged here according to the Groups as classified by the ANKC (Australia). Breeds which are historically interesting or have a unique history, function, features or purpose have their own unique page. But where two or three breeds share history, function, features or purpose, they are considered by comparison with a similar breed within that family. »» Read more...

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Dog Terminology

This section explains dog jargon used in Breed Standards and doggie talk by vets and dog breeders. Unless otherwise stated, this section combines use of our own original computer graphics some of which are overlain on photos of actual dogs, giving this glossary a new and unique approach. »» Read more...

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Narratives

This section contains historical stories not only about some famous Australian dog fables but also describes the evolution of our dog world. Issues that confront dog ownership in the 21st century are also explored here. »» Read more...

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History

It is difficult to put an exact date on when the dog-man relationship began. But certainly dogs and man originated about the same time several millennia BC and gave each other mutual advantages. Dogs had greater speed and sense of smell than man and therefore assisted with tracking, capturing and killing other wild animals for food while man provided dogs ... »» Read more...

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About Us

Passion for dogs has dominated Jane Harvey's life. Having experienced the highs and lows of showing, breeding, judging, administration and government policy, with great pleasure Jane's dog experience is presented here as well as acknowledgements to the many people who have contributed to this site. »» Read more...


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