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
The Anatolian Shepherd dog breed is one of the oldest, and, according to various archaeological studies, comes from hunting dogs that lived 4000 years BC. Their area of existence was located on the territory of Mesopotamia, which includes part of modern Turkey. Due to its outstanding qualities as a protector and guard, thanks to its great strength, fearlessness, and ability to withstand even large predators, this dog has earned the respect of ancient people.
We can say that the development of the breed took place naturally, due to the specifics of the activity and lifestyle that predetermined this activity. This includes the protection of livestock on pastures, the protection of households and hunting. Add to this also a difficult climate, a large number of dangers and, often, the need to wander along with their masters or herds moving along the Anatolian plateau. For many centuries of such a life, the breed has hardened and acquired a clear outline, which is largely Continue reading
The American water spaniel breed appeared in hunting farms along the Fox River and its tributary of the Wolf River in the early 19th century. At that far time, people developed new territories and hunting was an important part of their life and way of life. Accordingly, the hunters needed a dog that could get the game out of the water, find it in the dense thickets of shrubs and reeds.
That is, the dog had to be universal, to be able to help on water and on land, also, it had to be small in size so that it could be placed on a boat. In addition, the Fox River has very cold water for most of the year, which is why the animal was required to have appropriate wool.
The American Water Spaniel was originally known as the American Brown Spaniel – a small, tightly knocked down, with a fine flair and double, slightly curly hair that perfectly resists water, thorns and Continue reading