Science & Nature

Paw-Fect Pooches: The Most Popular Dog Breeds

Learn about the most popular dog breeds in the world! Learn about their personality, care, history and more. We will also explore whether or not the breed is the right dog for you!
245 total reviews for this teacher
13 reviews for this class
Completed by 57 learners

35 minutes

per class

Once per week

every week


year olds


learners per class

per learner

How does anOngoingcourse work?

Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
Great for clubs and for practicing skills

How Outschool Works

Available Times

Pacific Time

Next on Mon May 30

Meets Once per week
5pm - 5:35pm

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Class Experience

Students will:
- learn about a new dog breed each week
- use critical thinking
- share prior knowledge
- gain confidence to ask questions
- complete fun quizzes after class to check their knowledge and understanding of class content
I have a Bachelor's degree in Psychology, with a specialisation in counselling. In the past, I have worked in primary and high schools offering individual & group counselling, life skills courses, and psychometric testing. I am currently working in Youth Empowerment Services for local government. 

I have also always had a passion for wildlife & conservation and have done extensive research on all of my class topics. Dogs have always been a special interest of mine and I can still occasionally be found with my nose in a dog breed book.

All of my classes are taught with patience and compassion, and I aim to create a safe, comfortable place to facilitate your child's learning.
A worksheet is shared in the classroom every week which can be filled out during class time and students can complete a short quiz after class to check their understanding.
 1 file available upon enrollment
An optional worksheet will be available in the classroom upon enrolment. This can be printed out every week. Learners will need paper and pencils/crayons/markers (this is optional for those learners who may want to draw during class).
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
35 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
This class includes discussions about health issues which are common with each breed, ethical breeding and how to spot backyard breeders, and docking/cropping.
No graphic images are shown.
I have compiled the information for my classes using reputable sources, including websites and books. I refer to the American and British kennel club standards in this class.


Shelby van der Merwe MBPsS
Lives in the United Kingdom
She/Her l Youth Worker l Advocate
245 total reviews
223 completed classes

About Me

Hello! My name is Shelby. I am from South Africa but am currently living in London. I love travelling around the world and meeting new people.

I have a passion for education and working with children. I have a Bachelor's degree (with Honours) in... 
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