Azawak (African Hound)
Azawak is an ancient and rare breed of dog that originated in the Sahara desert, namely in the Sahel region. In this region there is the Azawak Valley - in…

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Belgian Shepherd Tervuren
In fact, dogs like Belgian shepherds have long been growing and developing in this territory, however, at some point the dog breeders decided to conduct a study and identify the…

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White Swiss Shepherd Dog
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…

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African Hound

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

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

Bolognese (Italian lap-dog)

The Bolognese dog breed is one of the most recognizable in Europe. We constantly see such dogs in parks, on the streets, with owners of various ages, although for some reason traditionally they often become companions of older people. Despite its recognition and wide distribution across the European continent, many do not even suspect how old this breed is. The first written mentions in Italian books date back to the 13th century – 800 years to be human companions, which, you must admit, is a lot.

The Bolognese breed is a member of the Bichon family group, which consists of breeds:

Bichon Frize;
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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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Bull Terrier (Bul)
The breed of dogs bullterrier is truly legendary - these dogs are known all over the world. Over the long years of their fighting career, they have earned a reputation…

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English setter
Setter is a fairly old breed, since similar dogs existed at the end of the 16th century, and were used as hunting dogs. However, a person deliberately participated in its…

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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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