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!

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Skye Terrier

The first Terrier of Scotland to be named in the English Stud Book, the Skye Terrier of today is easily recognized by his glamorous coat. But don't be fooled - they are a one-man dog, suspicious of strangers so must always be approached with caution. Their long body sits on short, strong legs. They come in two different ear types, ... »» Read more...

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West Highland White Terrier

The West Highland White Terrier was originally developed to hunt underground creatures like foxes and otter that lived in the rocky Highlands of Scotland. So he had to not only be courageous, he also had to have the physique to wriggle though passages between narrow rocky entrances, and retreat backwards! »» Read more...

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Scottish Terriers in Stories and Fables

In the late 1800's and early 1900's, stories abounded across English speaking countries about small dogs, often Scottich Terriers. Here we feature 3 of these stories - a Cairn 'To-To' from America, a Skye 'Bobby' from Scotland and a Scottish Terrier 'Scotty' from Australia. »» Read more...

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Kerry Blue Terrier

A game terrier with 'an open coat' has been in existence in County Kerry, the South Western region of Ireland since the earliest settlements. Their non-shedding coat was a of black-blue colour and inclined to curl. These dogs were undeniably game.Their boundless energy makes them always look alert and as such, make one of today's most successful show dogs. »» 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...



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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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...