Afghan hound
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…

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Dandy dinmont terrier
Dandy Dinmont Terrier is a unique breed, not only due to its unusual appearance, but also due to the name of the breed. Perhaps this is the only case in…

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American Staffordshire Terrier (Amstaff)
The American Staffordshire Terrier is a direct descendant of the English Staffordshire Bull Terrier, which became famous in its homeland and around the world. The English Staffordshire Bull Terrier came…

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Giant Schnauzer

Giant Schnauzer is a breed of dogs that originates from the ancient shepherd dogs of Germany. The lands of Bavaria and Württemberg are considered the birthplace of the Giant Schnauzer, but now historians cannot say exactly when exactly this breed arose. There are several theories of origin, and the most common is that the Giant Schnauzer was bred to help herders.

The Giant Schnauzer most likely arose from the cross of a shepherd, a black German Great Dane and a schnauzer with large smooth-haired dogs. Possibly, the Flanders Bouvier also took part in the formation of the breed. He was known as Munich and was widely distributed in Bavaria and Württemberg.

For several hundred years, these dogs were used not only as shepherds, but also for other purposes. In particular, for protection and even hunting. We can say that the Giant Schnauzer is a universal dog that Continue reading

Bernese Mountain Dog

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

Basenji

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

Australian Shepherd (Aussie)
Despite the fact that the name of the breed literally sounds like an Australian Aussie shepherd, in fact, the breed originated in America. The name sounds that way, because the…

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Dalmatian
It is probably hard to imagine a person living in a civilized world who would not know a Dalmatian dog. The cartoon, and later the Walt Disney movie "101 Dalmatians,"…

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English cocker spaniel
The Cocker Spaniel is a breed widely known throughout the world, and in England these dogs have been known since the early Middle Ages. Cute animals, which now play the…

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Briard (French Shepherd Dog)
One of the oldest and well-known breeds both in France and abroad is the Briard breed. These dogs are known as very soulful and kind, and their thick, long coat…

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