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 even in the Russian Federation of Dogs. Why is this breed so unusual?
Even from the name it’s clear that a wolfhound is a mixture of a dog and a wolf. That is, it is not that once the ancestors in the form of wolves and German shepherds mated together, and to this day the resulting dogs have mated with each other. Not. In fact, each new individual, ideally, should come from mating between a dog and a wolf, although there are individuals that even in the 3rd generation showed superiority in the main properties (scent, mind, endurance, etc.) over ordinary dogs.
Accordingly, you can imagine what qualities a purebred wolf-dog carries in the first generation. In fact, Continue reading
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,” made these animals famous everywhere. By the way, after the release of this touching story, the popularity of the breed soared to heaven. Which is not surprising.
The exact origin of the Dalmatian is unknown, but the first evidence relates to … Gypsies. Yes, you heard right – it was this stray people who used dogs in performances and hunting. Actually, the name of the breed Dalmatian itself refers to a territory called Dalmatia, which corresponds to the current Croatia. Apparently, dogs were very fond of this area – they were used not only by Gypsies, but literally by all in a wide variety of areas (although they came to Dalmatia, apparently with roving Gypsies). Dalmatians acted as shepherds, rat-catchers, retriever, circus dogs. Continue reading
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