The breed of dogs Basset Hound is very recognizable, these dogs can not be confused with others. Their low stature, extremely long ears, unhurried manner of behavior and wrinkles on the face are familiar to many from various films, cartoons and television series.
As an example, one can cite the well-known lieutenant Colombo from the television series of the same name, and his dog named “Dog” (the dog is a great name for a dog, isn’t it?). This basset hound was lazy, had an independent character and good nature. This breed originated in France, however, modern bassets are somewhat different, as they were bred separately from French individuals brought to England.
The French ancestors of modern bassets came from laconic dogs, which, in turn, led to the emergence of Continue reading
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 British Terriers, which were introduced by the settlers. In the process of breed formation, various terriers crossed among themselves until a small, but very funny and largely useful companion was obtained.
This involved the Yorkshire, Skye Terrier, as well as the predecessor of the dandy dinmont terrier and wire-haired terrier. The first European settlers in Australia lived in rather harsh conditions, they had to start everything from scratch, in a new climate and in a completely different environment from their own. And therefore, the requirements for dogs that were supposed to share with them all the hardships of this life also corresponded. Continue reading
Despite the fact that the name of the breed literally sounds like an Australian Aussie shepherd, in fact, the breed originated in America. The name sounds that way, because the ancestors of the Aussi – the Scottish border collie – were brought from Australia. In the states, they were crossed with some other breeds, including naturally – through free crossbreeding between neighboring dogs.
The Aussie dog breed was introduced to America around the 1840s, and was widely used in the western states as a shepherd to help graze livestock in the vast expanses. American farmers and settlers greatly valued them for their amazing mind, great devotion and endurance. Thanks to these qualities, the Aussies could endure all the difficulties of life in semi-wild conditions, and provide the person with the necessary support. Continue reading