Greater Swiss Mountain Dog
As you know, now in Switzerland there are four dog breeds that are considered local property. And one of the oldest and most popular is the large Swiss Mountain Dog.…

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Irish Wolfhound
The Irish Wolfhound is the largest breed of the group of greyhounds chasing movable prey, as well as the tallest dog in the world. One of the first references to…

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English Pointer
The English Pointer is a very famous breed, not only in its homeland, but also beyond. These dogs were widely used back in the 17th century for hunting small and…

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American Bulldog

Weimaraner (Weimar Pointing Dog)

The Weimaraner dog breed arose at the beginning of the 19th century in Germany, at the court of the capital of the county of Saxe-Weimar – the city of Weimar. Local nobles loved all the traditional entertainment inherent in their estate. Accordingly – hunting and dogs, including considering themselves to be great connoisseurs.

It was in the noble circles of Weimar that the Weimaraner breed, or, as they are also called, the Weimar Pointing Dog, was bred. Although this happened relatively recently by historical standards, and among the nobility everyone could read and write, however, no detailed records on the breeding program have been preserved. Nevertheless, it is fairly accurate to know which breeds participated in it: Bloodhound, English Pointer, German Shorthair Pointer and Silver Dog. Continue reading

Komondor

The Komondor dog breed comes from Hungary. In their native country, written references to these pets first appeared in the 16th century, but this does not mean that they arose at that time. In fact, people used the Komondor long before this dog got into manuscripts, they simply could not write about it themselves – at that time, almost all were illiterate. And – in Hungary. In the 15-16 century.

In these places at this time, even the so-called “know” was far from always really able to write, even if she could somehow read the letter. Well, people in the countryside, who mainly used the Komondor, did not even distinguish the letters. Komondor performed the functions of protecting households and livestock, acting as shepherd and guard dogs.

In appearance, this breed partly resembles sheep, having the same long and curly hair, so dogs could be Continue reading

Basset Hound (Basset)

The breed of dogs Basset Hound is very recognizable, these dogs can not be confused with others. Their low stature, extremely long ears, unhurried manner of behavior and wrinkles on the face are familiar to many from various films, cartoons and television series.

As an example, one can cite the well-known lieutenant Colombo from the television series of the same name, and his dog named “Dog” (the dog is a great name for a dog, isn’t it?). This basset hound was lazy, had an independent character and good nature. This breed originated in France, however, modern bassets are somewhat different, as they were bred separately from French individuals brought to England.

The French ancestors of modern bassets came from laconic dogs, which, in turn, led to the emergence of Continue reading

English cocker spaniel
The Cocker Spaniel is a breed widely known throughout the world, and in England these dogs have been known since the early Middle Ages. Cute animals, which now play the…

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Doberman
The Doberman Pinscher breed of dog appeared as a result of the experiments of a single person who, in fact, was not even going to create so popular and famous…

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Great Dane of Argentina
The history of the appearance of a dog of the breed Argentine Great Dane is always associated with a man named Antonio Nores Martinez. It was he who first, at…

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Boxer
Boxer - a dog known throughout the world. They are very popular both in America and in Europe and the CIS countries, and this breed originated from Germany. In fact,…

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