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, they are the descendants of the large German hunting dogs Bullenbeisser, and also have bulldog blood. Bullenbeiser was used as a hunting dog with which they even went for a bear, as well as for wild boar, deer, elk, and, in general, for big game.
Over time, hunting for big game has become less, but the number of farms, on the contrary, has increased. Accordingly, the ancestors of the boxers moved from hunters to guards of the estates, and also performed a host of other functions, being universal dogs that could be entrusted with various tasks, including dragging a small cart to the market with the owner.
The boxer dog line started from the moment when the Munich bitch Bullenbeiser took a walk with a male Continue reading
The White Swiss Shepherd is a direct descendant of German Shepherds, and, in fact, earlier the first and second were reckoned with the same breed. At the end of the 19th century, when the German shepherd breed was formed, all colors, including white, were accepted for standardization. Now it is believed that the white shepherd and white Swiss shepherd, as well as German, are three different breeds, although they have the same origin.
The separation process began after 1920, when a German shepherd breed with white coat was discarded to participate in dog shows. By the way, it is interesting to know that the first officially registered German shepherd nicknamed Horand Von Grafrat had a classic color, although the maternal great-grandfather of this dog was pure white. After 1970, breeders appeared who engaged in targeted breeding of white shepherd dogs, and American enthusiasts played a large role in this. Continue reading
The Bernese Mountain Dog is one of the very ancient breeds of dogs, which is estimated at about 2000 years old. This breed belongs to a group of four breeds that developed side-by-side in the Swiss Alps: appenzeller mountain dog, entlebucher mountain dog, a large Swiss mountain dog and Bernese mountain dog.
All 4 breeds came from the crossing of Molossians and Mastiffs, which the Romans brought with them when they invaded the Alps about 2000 years ago, with dogs of a universal type. They were used in various agricultural needs, in the protection and grazing of livestock. They were harnessed to small carts, mountain tribes hunted and attacked each other with them.
In the future, four breeds developed that have a similar appearance, but still have quite a few distinctive Continue reading