JaneDogs is a unique Australian site covering a full range of topics on dogs from their earliest references in art and literature to their role in modern society. It contains over 230 articles and more than 1,400 photographs, pictures and diagrams.

Individual breeds and their history and purpose are explored and compared with like breeds in easily referenced charts. General areas are also covered, such as care and management, terminology, plus 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!

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 more breeds share history, function, features or purpose, they are considered by comparison with similar breeds or families of breeds. »» 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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History

Here the story of the dog-man relationship is told, beginning with the early civilizations in which this relationship first developed. As this story continues, how and why the various types of dogs first evolved is described, together with their purpose of classification of dogs into the various groups of breeds. »» 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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About Us

Passion for dogs has dominated Jane Harvey's life. Having experienced the highs and lows of showing dogs, breeding dogs, judging dogs, studying Veterinary Science, being involved with dog administration and dealing with governments on dog related matters, 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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Irish Water Spaniel

A relic from the past, the Irish Water Spaniel is not your conventional Gundog! Unique with his barrel shaped body giving him a characteristic roll when he trots, his large, spreading, hairy feet, his hairless 'rat tail', and his oily, curly, rich dark liver coat, he is the only remaining British Water Spaniel among today's pure breeds. »» Read more...

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Poodles

Poodles, with their different sizes and colours are among our most distinctive and popular breeds. They are typified by their clip which dates back centuries to when they were used as Water Spaniels. Simultaneously, a smaller companion dog with a similar clip was depicted in European paintings and caricatures. Today the coat is the breeds' hallmark with fashionable or tidy ... »» Read more...

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Land Spaniels (Sporting)

The Spaniels essentially flushed the game so the huntsmen could shoot it. So, they used to work ahead of the huntsmen flushing out the game. As described in the History of Spaniels, historically they were descended from the dogs used for 'Fowling'. Then with the advent of the gun, the many different breeds we know today began to emerge. »» Read more...

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Central Asian and Anatolian Shepherd Dogs

The Livestock Guardian Dogs that originated in Asia Minor are among the most ancient of the dogs that filled this important role. This is a closer look at their pure breed descendants known today as the Central Asian Shepherd Dog and the Anatolian Shepherd Dog,"Çoban köpegi", and a discussion about the name of these traditional Turkish Shepherd Dogs. »» Read more...


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