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
Groenendael belongs to the breed of dogs Belgian Shepherd, being one of four types. Belgian Shepherd Dogs also include: Tervuren, Malinois and Lakenua. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, this breed was actively developed and was a great success in its homeland. Actually, the first breed standard was drawn up in 1892, and a year earlier the Club of Belgian Shepherds (Club du Chien de Berger Belge) was created in Brussels.
Now it is not known exactly when work began on the creation of this national breed, the starting point is considered to be the end of the 1800s. Under the guidance of Professor A. Rühl, a group of dog breeders studied local shepherds in Brussels and other regions of Belgium, concluding that they all have a very similar appearance, differing only in coat color. Continue reading
The Basenji dog breed is, in fact, a bit of a domesticated wolf. Of course, the wolf and this domesticated dog, animals are different, but very close. After all, a basenji is a wild dog that has not far gone from its ancestors, or rather brothers, wolves. Moreover, this breed was domesticated a long time ago, perhaps several thousand years ago, back in the days of ancient civilizations and the first people.
The Basenji dog breed was born and developed on the African continent, and the locals greatly appreciated, and still appreciate, these truly amazing animals. In ancient times, there were special hunters who hunted for basenji, and even now, residents of remote areas say that hunting for basenji is more complicated and valuable than hunting for a wife. Apparently, there is some truth in this.
Aborigines appreciated dogs for their excellent hunter qualities, incredible bestial flair, excellent sense of Continue reading