JaneDogs Exploring the Wonderful World of Dogs

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 200 articles and more than 2,000 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 famous 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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    What are pure breed dogs? Borzoi

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    History of Companion Dogs King Charles Spaniels c 1895

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    Terminology Head Components

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    Terrier Grooming Trimming the feet

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    Livestock Guardian Dogs (Working) Maremma sheepdog with baby goats

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    Chesapeake Bay Retriever

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    Breeding Golden Retriever puppies

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    Setters and Pointer (English) Pointer (English)

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    Australian History Gundogs c 1946

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    Herding Sheepdog Border Collie

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    Author Jane Harvey

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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...


Alphabetical Index of Dog Breeds

This index of links to 187 dog breeds provides a useful shortcut to a unique page about that breed. Breed pages typically include an interesting historical insight and often contain comparisons with closely related breads. Breeds are organised into sections usually related to their origin and/or purpose behind the development of those breeds. »» Read more...


Dog Breeds by Group

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...

Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

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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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...

Border Collie

Dogs In Society

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...

Jane with her Airedale Terrier

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...