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…

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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…

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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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Australian terrier

Akita Inu

Dog Japanese Akita Inu is a legendary pet of Japan, known to locals since ancient times. Do not confuse Japanese Akita and American – they are different dogs. Japanese Akita Inu originated in northern Japan in Akita Province – that is how dogs got their name. It is not known for certain exactly when these animals formed as a breed, however, the first written evidence dates back to the early 17th century. In those days, Akita Inu was used to protect the imperial family.

In addition, members of the imperial family loved hunting small and large game with these dogs – this is hard to believe, but they even went to the bear with them. This very clearly characterizes the personality of the animal, because Akita has a bold, and at the same time good-natured character. To understand the kindness of these dogs, a vivid example can be given – in the London zoo the baby Akita Inu was once used as a nanny-older brother for a tiger cub. And the dog did an excellent job of this task. Continue reading

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 fact, various legends and beliefs connect the breed with it. In fact, no one can say exactly when this particular breed appeared in the endless sands of the Sahara desert, however, nomadic tribes endow it with a very long history.

Modern researchers agree that the breed numbers at least 2,000 years, and at least the last 1000 years they have been domesticated. The Azawak breed is sometimes also called the Tuareg greyhound, since it is the nomadic Tuareg tribes that are believed to have perfected dogs for centuries. By the way, one of the features is the absence of impurities of any other breeds for almost the last 1000 years, since the Tuaregs generally live quite apart, in addition, they themselves were always primarily interested in maintaining the purity of the breed. Continue reading

Australian healer

The breed of Australian healer was bred in Australia, which follows from the name, during the period of settlement of these areas by the British. People needed a strong, hardy and smart dog with a large, muscular physique, which could endure all the hardships in a new place and serve as a reliable support in various endeavors. And the undertakings, as you yourself understand, were many.

These dogs are called differently – the Australian healer, the Queensland healer (due to the huge popularity among farmers in the Queensland region in Australia), the blue healer or the hall healer. Officially, however, he is an Australian shepherd dog (for cattle). And the nickname “healer” happened because the dogs were raised in a herd of cattle, and they grazed cattle by biting them on their lower legs.

The Australian healer today is the result of many years of breeding and crosses that began in 1893, and Continue reading

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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Boxer
Boxer - a dog known throughout the world. They are very popular both in America and in Europe and the CIS countries, and this breed originated from Germany. In fact,…

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Weimaraner (Weimar Pointing Dog)
The Weimaraner dog breed arose at the beginning of the 19th century in Germany, at the court of the capital of the county of Saxe-Weimar - the city of Weimar.…

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Weimaraner (Weimar Pointing Dog)
The Weimaraner dog breed arose at the beginning of the 19th century in Germany, at the court of the capital of the county of Saxe-Weimar - the city of Weimar.…

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