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.…

Continue reading →

Bernese Mountain Dog
The Bernese Mountain Dog is one of the very ancient breeds of dogs, which is estimated at about 2000 years old. This breed belongs to a group of four breeds…

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,…

Continue reading →

cocker spaniel

Border Terrier

The Border Terrier, or Border Terrier, is the result of the farmers’ purposeful struggle with foxes. It was bred in the 18th century, moreover, it had all the necessary qualities in order to effectively hunt these animals, which caused a lot of trouble to residents of the countryside.

This is not only about internal qualities, but also about the external structure of the body – a rather narrow body allows the dog to squeeze into burrows, thick skin and hard coat protects well from fox bites, and legs, slightly longer than proportional (with respect to the body), allow pets follow the horse.

In addition, they are hardy dogs that can hunt with their master all day. At least, that was the case in those days, although modern border terriers have all the same qualities, although perhaps to a lesser extent. Indeed, in the modern world, foxes no longer cause such trouble, and the breed itself has long Continue reading

Briard (French Shepherd Dog)

One of the oldest and well-known breeds both in France and abroad is the Briard breed. These dogs are known as very soulful and kind, and their thick, long coat is a hallmark by which briar is so recognizable.

The appearance of the breed dates from the eighth century. Despite the fact that the briard was distributed almost throughout France, the Brie region is considered to be its homeland (and yes – you correctly understood, the name of the region is not without reason consonant with the name of Brie cheese). And the breed itself in the Middle Ages has long been known as Chien Berger De Bree.

On the other hand, there is another story explaining the name of the breed (because we remember that it was distributed everywhere, not only in the Bri region). This second version sounds like this: a 14th-century legend tells that Aubrey de Montdidier, the court king of Charles V, erected a cathedral in Continue reading

Brussels Griffon

Brussels griffins appeared in Belgium, where they were very much appreciated for their ability to catch mice. They were especially popular among the owners of stables, since these dogs at some inexplicable, internal level are in good harmony with horses. They were kept both in private stables for home ownership and in the stables of city horse taxis (they called us cabbies).

In the creation of the dog, the Brussels Griffin was attended by the Affenpincher breed, a toy English spaniel, and a pug was also used to create a smooth-haired type of griffin. Affenpincher radically influenced the size and wavy texture of the coat, and the influence of toy spaniels is especially noticeable in large and very expressive eyes, the rounded shape of the head and the peculiar lower jaw.

By the end of the 19th century, the Brussels griffin became popular not only as a dog for hunting Continue reading

Brussels Griffon
Brussels griffins appeared in Belgium, where they were very much appreciated for their ability to catch mice. They were especially popular among the owners of stables, since these dogs at…

...

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…

...

Irish Wolfhound
The Irish Wolfhound is the largest breed of the group of greyhounds chasing movable prey, as well as the tallest dog in the world. One of the first references to…

...

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…

...