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
The Border Terrier, or Border Terrier, is the result of the farmers’ purposeful struggle with foxes. It was bred in the 18th century, moreover, it had all the necessary qualities in order to effectively hunt these animals, which caused a lot of trouble to residents of the countryside.
This is not only about internal qualities, but also about the external structure of the body – a rather narrow body allows the dog to squeeze into burrows, thick skin and hard coat protects well from fox bites, and legs, slightly longer than proportional (with respect to the body), allow pets follow the horse.
In addition, they are hardy dogs that can hunt with their master all day. At least, that was the case in those days, although modern border terriers have all the same qualities, although perhaps to a lesser extent. Indeed, in the modern world, foxes no longer cause such trouble, and the breed itself has long 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