The bullmastiff dog breed appeared as a result of experiments by breeders with mastiff and bulldog breeds. This happened because for the functions of tracking and hunting people (yes, you heard right) the mastiff, by itself, was good, but it lacked aggression and a dead grip. And the bulldog, despite the fact that he could very well grasp his victim, is not large enough and powerful, and therefore it is problematic for him to stop a person on the run.
Gamekeepers in England acted as breeders, who needed a dog that could catch and stop poachers in the forest. At the same time, the dog had to combine strength, speed, courage, large size and at the same time be silent enough not to scare the victim from afar with his bark, but, on the contrary, sneak up to it as close as possible, and then catch and tumble down with a quick jerk to the ground. Further work was already done by the rangers themselves, who usually followed the dog. Continue reading
The Welsh Terrier, or, as it is also called, the Welsh Terrier, is considered one of the oldest terriers on the planet. Although many unknowingly consider it a reduced copy of the Airedale, in fact, this is not so. Its history can be traced by graphic evidence and statuettes – various drawings, paintings, tapestries, etc., as well as some records. At first he was known as a black and tan wire-haired terrier or Old English terrier.
Although the Welsh Terrier was originally related to Wales, it has been common in many areas of England since the beginning of the 19th century. He was usually used for hunting foxes, otters and badgers, he was also good at killing parasites, which made this dog incredibly popular. After all, every farm, stable, butcher’s and tavern shops all needed such a versatile and healthy animal.
Usually, this breed was classified and demonstrated at exhibitions as an Old English Terrier, however, Continue reading
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