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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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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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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Anatolian Shepherd

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 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

Affinpincher

Today it’s hard to say how many years the Affenpincher breed has exactly counted, although official documents refer us only to the 19th century. In fact, the closest ancestors of these dogs are depicted in the paintings of Dutch artists as early as the 15th century, and this adds an additional 400 years to the official date. Dogs in the paintings have a stiff coat, beard and the same small size.

The question arises – why did the artists even depict these dogs, because they are not particularly remarkable? The answer to this question lies in the agility and character of the animals. At that time, they were mainly used for hunting rodents, especially large rats, which not even every cat could handle.

Over the following centuries, until the beginning – the middle of the 20th century, a small wire-haired pinscher with a restless and rather evil disposition was a favorite pet of every grocery store owner, owner 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

English Pointer
The English Pointer is a very famous breed, not only in its homeland, but also beyond. These dogs were widely used back in the 17th century for hunting small and…

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Australian terrier
The Australian Terrier is a breed originally from Australia, as you probably guessed by the name. However, despite the fact that the breed is considered Australian, it originated from the…

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Bichon Frize (French lapdog)
The Bichon Frize dog breed is a small, snow-white lump that looks more like plush toys. If you add a pink ribbon to the look, it will be simply impossible…

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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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