The Anatolian Shepherd dog breed is one of the oldest, and, according to various archaeological studies, comes from hunting dogs that lived 4000 years BC. Their area of existence was located on the territory of Mesopotamia, which includes part of modern Turkey. Due to its outstanding qualities as a protector and guard, thanks to its great strength, fearlessness, and ability to withstand even large predators, this dog has earned the respect of ancient people.
We can say that the development of the breed took place naturally, due to the specifics of the activity and lifestyle that predetermined this activity. This includes the protection of livestock on pastures, the protection of households and hunting. Add to this also a difficult climate, a large number of dangers and, often, the need to wander along with their masters or herds moving along the Anatolian plateau. For many centuries of such a life, the breed has hardened and acquired a clear outline, which is largely Continue reading
The American bulldog breed originated from the English bulldog around the end of the 17th – beginning of the 18th centuries, in America, when the colonists (and, subsequently, farmers) needed protection both in moving across the vast expanses of new land, and in grazing cattle. The main problem of farmers at that time and in that area was wild boars, various rodents, hares, foxes and wolves.
If cats were brought into the fight against rodents (you can read more about them here), then more serious helpers were needed to fight wild boars, foxes and wolves. Colonists, including those who arrived on the legendary Mayflower, brought cats and dogs with them.
Dogs – English bulldogs and dogs of undetermined breed (crossbreed), freely crossed among themselves, as a result of which the American bulldog appeared. He had many characteristic features of the English Continue reading