Rottweiler
The Rottweiler dog breed is traditionally considered German, and it is, however, it appeared on the territory of Germany centuries earlier, when on the site of modern German cities there…

Continue reading →

English cocker spaniel
The Cocker Spaniel is a breed widely known throughout the world, and in England these dogs have been known since the early Middle Ages. Cute animals, which now play the…

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…

Continue reading →

Bearded Collie

Bearded Collie (Birdie, Bearded Man)

A bearded collie is one of the oldest breeds in the UK. These dogs have been known to people since very ancient times, which is confirmed by many documentary evidence. One of the first images of dogs such as bearded collies is presented in a portrait painted by Gainsborough in 1771, and in a portrait of Reynolds in 1772. Also, a description of the breed was published in 1818 in the issue of the Live Stock Journal. But, in fact, the breed has more ancient roots, although there are no earlier images of these dogs.

They were also called Highland Collie, Mountain Collie or Hairy Collie. Such shaggy, long-haired dogs for centuries helped in farms, being universal and very useful animals. The lack of earlier evidence is explained very simply – farmers in the Middle Ages did not know how to read and write, respectively, they could not keep any records. But dogs were bred solely on the basis of their useful qualities. Continue reading

Australian Kelpie
The breed of dogs Australian Kelpie came from Australia, excuse me for the obviousness and tautology. This happened when, in the mid-19th century, black collies were brought to the continent,…

...

American Pit Bull Terrier (Pit Bull)
At the beginning of the 20th century in England, several wild entertainment ideas with animal participation were popular today, for example, baiting bulls and bears with dogs. It was for…

...

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…

...

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…

...