Greater Swiss Mountain Dog
As you know, now in Switzerland there are four dog breeds that are considered local property. And one of the oldest and most popular is the large Swiss Mountain Dog.…

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Alaskan Malamute
Alaskan Malamute is a very strong, intelligent and ancient native dog that is used to survive in the harsh conditions of Alaska, at extremely low temperatures and minimal food. The…

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Bearded Collie (Birdie, Bearded Man)
A bearded collie is one of the oldest breeds in the UK. These dogs have been known to people since very ancient times, which is confirmed by many documentary evidence.…

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Bearded Collie (Birdie, Bearded Man)

A bearded collie is one of the oldest breeds in the UK. These dogs have been known to people since very ancient times, which is confirmed by many documentary evidence. One of the first images of dogs such as bearded collies is presented in a portrait painted by Gainsborough in 1771, and in a portrait of Reynolds in 1772. Also, a description of the breed was published in 1818 in the issue of the Live Stock Journal. But, in fact, the breed has more ancient roots, although there are no earlier images of these dogs.

They were also called Highland Collie, Mountain Collie or Hairy Collie. Such shaggy, long-haired dogs for centuries helped in farms, being universal and very useful animals. The lack of earlier evidence is explained very simply – farmers in the Middle Ages did not know how to read and write, respectively, they could not keep any records. But dogs were bred solely on the basis of their useful qualities. Continue reading

Doberman

The Doberman Pinscher breed of dog appeared as a result of the experiments of a single person who, in fact, was not even going to create so popular and famous dogs. He just wanted to have a loyal and reliable defender, as he was a tax collector. And, concurrently – an enthusiast for breeding dogs.

It was in the city of Apold, Thuringia (region of Germany) in the 19th century, around 1870 – it was then that the founder of the breed started experiments on crossing Rottweilers, German Pinschers and some terriers. The name of our enthusiast, Louis Doberman. There is no intrigue about the origin of the name of the breed – everything is obvious.

For the first time, the Doberman was demonstrated at a dog show in 1876, and gained great favor with German dog lovers. In 1894, Louis Doberman died, and he took the secret of crossbreeding with him – it Continue reading

Yorkshire Terrier

The history of the Yorkshire Terrier began during the industrial revolution in England, when Scottish workers brought with them small dogs, which in those days were called the Paisley Terrier or the Clydesdale Terrier. Workers in those distant times lived in extremely unfavorable conditions, and rats in their more than modest houses were home to an unthinkable number, in fact, dogs were chosen specifically for fighting rodents.

Of course, those dogs were almost twice the size of modern Yorkshire terriers. Today, researchers cannot say for sure which dogs paisley terriers crossed, but they suggest that they were an English black and tan toy terrier, a sky terrier, and also, quite possibly, a water side terrier. In any case, the dog subsequently turned out to be very similar to the current Yorkshire Terrier, and has not changed much since then. Continue reading

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Collie
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…

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Wolfhound (wolf dog)
Volkosob is not an official name for a not ordinary dog ​​breed. Not quite official, because this breed, strictly speaking, has still not been recognized in any international organization, or…

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Great Dane of Argentina
The history of the appearance of a dog of the breed Argentine Great Dane is always associated with a man named Antonio Nores Martinez. It was he who first, at…

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German Shepherd
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…

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