The Collie dog breed is truly legendary. She is grateful for her popularity, including the series “Lassie”, which appeared in the second half of the 20th century. This dog originated in Scotland, and then came to the territory of England along with nomadic tribes.
In ancient times, the collie breed was guarded by flocks of sheep, goats, and pigs – the collie dogs still perform this function in their homeland today. There are opinions that say that the dog came to Britain with Roman legionnaires and colonists, about 2000 years ago. Dogs of those times had a larger physique, like modern border collies, and possessed mainly black hair.
The first to seriously engage in the popularization of the breed was Queen Victoria herself – in 1860, visiting her estate in Scotland, she was moved to the core by the soft and good-natured nature of the Continue reading
Traditionally, it is believed that the German shepherd breed appeared in 1899. In fact, this is only a clearly defined reference point, although similar dogs existed before. Moreover, a professional military man named Max von Stefanitz, who is credited with this merit, simply bought his first pet at the exhibition. Subsequently, he standardized the breed and succeeded in creating a successful breeding program.
Moreover, the first individual was a cross between a wolf and a dog, and von Stefanitz was crossing his male, bought at the show, named Hector Linsrain with the best local shepherd dogs. A little later, he renamed the purchased dog, giving him the nickname Horand von Grafet. Stefanitz traveled throughout Germany in search of the best dogs, examining in detail their character and appearance. Continue reading
The breed of dogs of the Afghan Hound is widely known throughout the world not only because of its amazing appearance, but also because it is one of the oldest breeds on earth. The latest DNA studies have confirmed that the Afghan Hound originated long before the birth of Christ, and therefore, its existence dates back perhaps more than 3,000 years. In the homeland of these animals, Tazi has been called since ancient times.
Now they are rarely used for hunting, but a few centuries ago everything was exactly the opposite. The Afghan Hound was an outstanding hunting dog, which even went with a leopard, another question is that, of course, several dogs were needed to fight such a predator. Also, it should be noted that dogs usually did not directly participate in the killing of a predator, since their task was to drive him and limit his movement until the arrival of the huntsman, who usually followed his helpers on horseback. Continue reading