The Hungarian survived comes from the ancient hunting dogs that were used by the Magyars in the hunt, this is a kind of Hungarian pointer. The ancestors of these pets lived on the territory of Hungary more than 1000 years ago, and the modern survived, of course, is somewhat different from its predecessors, but there are much more similarities than differences.
In fact, it’s hard to say exactly how long ago these dogs appeared on the territory of Hungary, since today experts draw conclusions only from the available evidence. One of them is an engraving of the 10th century, where a smooth-haired, long-legged, thin dog is very similar to a pogo, depicted with a huntsman. Another very noteworthy evidence is the chapter in the manuscript book on the falconry, which, together with the description, depicts a dog that is almost identical to the Hungarian surviving. Continue reading
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. They resemble the Appenzeller Sennenhund breed, but still have certain differences.
It is believed that they were brought in by Roman legionnaires during the time of Octavian Augustus (3rd century AD), or rather, not themselves, but their ancestors, from whom modern Swiss dog breeds originated. Their warlike ancestors resembled the present mastiffs, were large, fearless, and completely loyal to their masters. Among the local population, they gained great popularity due to their strength and versatility, as well as due to endurance and intelligence.
Locals used these dogs for a variety of purposes – as guards for cattle, as guards for the house, as a Continue reading
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 that developed side-by-side in the Swiss Alps: appenzeller mountain dog, entlebucher mountain dog, a large Swiss mountain dog and Bernese mountain dog.
All 4 breeds came from the crossing of Molossians and Mastiffs, which the Romans brought with them when they invaded the Alps about 2000 years ago, with dogs of a universal type. They were used in various agricultural needs, in the protection and grazing of livestock. They were harnessed to small carts, mountain tribes hunted and attacked each other with them.
In the future, four breeds developed that have a similar appearance, but still have quite a few distinctive Continue reading