All Posts Tagged With: "dog breed"
Everybody has their own idea and opinion of what constitutes the perfect dog. For many the perfect dog comes prepackaged as a widely recognized and identifiable dog breed that optimally exhibits those traits most revered in the show ring.
Though I sincerely like a good number of dog breeds that is not to say that I [...]
Japanese Chin Dog History
Although this Toy Dog breed goes by the name Japanese Chin many believe that it actually originated in China and was taken to Japan by Buddhist monks as far back as the 6th century. The Japanese Chin has variably been known at some time or other as either:
With respect [...]17Apr2011 | Dog Breeds | 1 comment | Continued
The Neapolitan Mastiff is an ancient dog breed that boasts a history that traces all the way back to Alexander the Great. Tale has it that Alexander the Great inherited a pair of dogs from the defeated Asian King Porus and those dogs happened to be the ancestral form of the Neapolitan Mastiff of today [...]29Sep2010 | Dog Breeds | 0 comments | Continued
The early ancestors of the modern Pointer dog breeds were originally developed in the 17th century in Southern Europe. Those early pointing dogs that hailed from the hunting fields of France, Spain and Italy were developed to assist the hunter by pointing them in the direction of the quarry without scaring it off.
The Pointer dog’s [...]
The Tibetan Mastiff is one of dogdom’s oldest dog breeds and has been variously known by any one of the following names:
The Tibetan Mastiff has traditionally been used by Tibetans as sentry dogs to protect their villages and more famously by Tibetan monks to protect their legendary monasteries.
There are many who [...]
The Spinone Italiano is an all-purpose hunting dog breed that has been around since the Middle Ages (1200s). More commonly referred to as just Spinone this dog breed has at one time or another gone by the name of: 1) Italian Coarse-haired Pointer; 2) Italian Griffon.
Origins of Spinone Italiano
The exact origins of this dog breed [...]
The Norwegian Elkhound is a very old breed of dog indeed dating as far back as 6000 to 7000 years ago. As hinted from its name the Norwegian Elkhound was traditionally employed to hunt elk (moose really) across most of Norway and Sweden. As game became scarcer through the 20th century the main hunting role [...]4Mar2010 | Dog Breeds | 0 comments | Continued
The Boston Terrier, contrary to its name did not originally hail from Boston in the United States but rather came from Liverpool in England. The founding father of the Boston Terrier dog breed was born in Liverpool sometime in the 1870s before he was shipped across the Atlantic to Boston. This founding dog was originally [...]27Jan2010 | Dog Breeds | 0 comments | Continued
The Presa Canario dog which also goes by any one of the following names:
Perro de Presa Canario
…is certainly not a dog for the faint of heart or the novice dog owner. The Presa Canario hails from the Canary Islands a place to which the Canary bird owes its name but contrary to [...]6Jan2010 | Dog Breeds | 14 comments | Continued
The Kangal dog which is the powerdog featured today happens to be yet another livestock guarding dog.
The Kangal dog is a large livestock protection dog that so happens to be the national dog of Turkey. The Kangal dog hails from the Kangal district of Sivas province which is in central Turkey.
The Kangal dog has developed [...]
The Tosa dog is also known by the following names:
Japanese Fighting Dog
Tosa Fighting Dog
Banned in many a country on account of a combination of its immense power, size and fighting genetic ancestry, the Tosa Inu is truly a powerdog if ever one existed! The countries that take issue with Tosa [...]17Dec2009 | Dog Breeds | 1 comment | Continued
The Central Asian Ovcharka is also known as the:
Central Asian Sheepdog
Middle Asian Ovcharka
Like many of the large heavily built dog breeds the Central Asian Ovcharka is believed to be descended from the tibetan Mastiff though there are those who believe that this ancient breed is the true root of the large boned livestock [...]11Dec2009 | Dog Breeds | 3 comments | Continued
Do Your Research; In Other Words Don’t Turn Your Dog Into Another Rescue Statistic!
This seems pretty obvious but I think it really has to be said. Make an honest and objective assessment of the kind of person you are and then do your due diligence (homework/research) to match your personality type to the appropriate dog [...]
In keeping with its official motto “Multum in Parvo” which means “a lot in alittle”, the history of the Pug is spectacularly lengthy for such a small dog
Okay let’s first tackle the issue of this dog breed’s name, The Pug. Multiple theories abound to the origins of the name “The Pug” and include the following:
Pug [...]26Nov2009 | Dog Breeds | 1 comment | Continued
Perhaps no other dog breed’s pedigree throughout canine history has been so jealously guarded as that of the Weimaraner dog! Originally known as the Weimar Pointer or the Weimaraner Vorstehhund, this dog breed that has also gone by the name of Greydog as well as the mystical appellation of Grey Ghost was bred as a [...]28Apr2009 | Dog Breeds | 0 comments | Continued
Unsurprisingly the Manchester Terrier dog breed owes its roots to the city of Manchester located in north western England. The Manchester Terrier, which at first glance looks like a miniature Doberman Pinscher, once held the rather lofty title of “English Gentleman’s Terrier” and for a while was known as such or more simply as the [...]18Apr2009 | Dog Breeds | 2 comments | Continued
The Kerry Blue Terrier also known as the Irish Blue Terrier hails from County Kerry in the southwest of Ireland and is the officially recognized National Dog of Ireland. The Kerry Blue Terrier is really not blue but rather various shades of grey but as so often happens in pedigree dog circles there is a [...]5Apr2009 | Dog Breeds | 0 comments | Continued
Flat-Coated Retriever Dogs: Brothers Reunite After 9 Years
Like the Golden Retriever and Labrador Retriever that superseded it in popularity as the retriever dog of choice, the Flat-Coated Retriever was itself the supercedent of the Curly Retriever. The Flat-Coated Retriever was initially referred to as the Wavy-Coated Retriever due to the wavy coat the earlier variants [...]