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…

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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…

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Bolognese (Italian lap-dog)
The Bolognese dog breed is one of the most recognizable in Europe. We constantly see such dogs in parks, on the streets, with owners of various ages, although for some…

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Giant Schnauzer

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

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 or the Clydesdale Terrier. Workers in those distant times lived in extremely unfavorable conditions, and rats in their more than modest houses were home to an unthinkable number, in fact, dogs were chosen specifically for fighting rodents.

Of course, those dogs were almost twice the size of modern Yorkshire terriers. Today, researchers cannot say for sure which dogs paisley terriers crossed, but they suggest that they were an English black and tan toy terrier, a sky terrier, and also, quite possibly, a water side terrier. In any case, the dog subsequently turned out to be very similar to the current Yorkshire Terrier, and has not changed much since then. Continue reading

Collie

The Collie dog breed is truly legendary. She is grateful for her popularity, including the series “Lassie”, which appeared in the second half of the 20th century. This dog originated in Scotland, and then came to the territory of England along with nomadic tribes.

In ancient times, the collie breed was guarded by flocks of sheep, goats, and pigs – the collie dogs still perform this function in their homeland today. There are opinions that say that the dog came to Britain with Roman legionnaires and colonists, about 2000 years ago. Dogs of those times had a larger physique, like modern border collies, and possessed mainly black hair.

The first to seriously engage in the popularization of the breed was Queen Victoria herself – in 1860, visiting her estate in Scotland, she was moved to the core by the soft and good-natured nature of the Continue reading

Bolognese (Italian lap-dog)
The Bolognese dog breed is one of the most recognizable in Europe. We constantly see such dogs in parks, on the streets, with owners of various ages, although for some…

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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 Shepherd (Aussie)
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…

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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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