Find out if the Beagle is the right breed for you

12.01.2020. 12:15:31

The Beagle is a friendly, curious and outgoing dog breed from the scent hound family. The Beagle has nearly 220 million scent receptors which make them excellent at picking up scents. The Beagles are best suited for hunting small game. Due to its size, The Beagle cannot bring prey. Even a rabbit is too heavy for this medium-sized dog, but because of its pronounced urge to hunt and seek, it is a favorite companion for hunting. It is not afraid of water and works great in the pack. The Beagle is an intelligent dog who loves company and long walks with his owner. He is very caring and will know when you ar...

The Keeshond - little but excellent guard dog

08.01.2020. 16:25:12

The Keeshond (pronounced KAYZ-hawnd) is a medium-sized spitz dog that has a foxy face, pointed ears, an abundant coat, and a massive, plumed tail carried high over the back. The Keeshond is famous for the „spectacles“ on his face. Shading and markings around the dog's eyes look like Keeshond is wearing eyewear. The Keeshond was known for years as the „Dutch Barge Dog“ as he was a companion and guardian on barges and small Holland boats. The Keeshond – history The Keeshond is thought to have been developed in the Arctic regions during the 18th century, and the breed was further developed in Holland. Duri...

Find out why the Dogo Argentino is such a powerful dog breed

31.12.2019. 17:57:11

The Dogo Argentino is a large, powerful, energetic and athletic dog that was bred to hunt wild boar and other big game. He is also called the Argentinian Mastiff and Argentine Dogo. The Dogo Argentino has a strong instinct to protect his home and his family. Despite being an excellent watchdog and fearless hunter the Dogo Argentino is a friendly and cheerful breed that is an excellent companion. He enjoys spending time with his family. The Dogo Argentino - history The Dogo Argentino has its origins in the province of Cordoba where it was developed by Dr. Antonio Nores Martinez in 1928. He wanted to crea...

Interesting facts about the Plott Hound breed

21.12.2019. 00:26:14

The Plott Hound is an energetic, big-game (mountain lions, bears and boars) hunting dog, and is one of seven breeds of registered coonhounds. The Plott Hound is a medium-sized, well-muscled dog; courageous and hardy, with superior hunting instincts. Today, Plott Hounds are human companions; fearless and very protective of their family and property. They are loyal to their people. The Plott Hound history The Plott Hound originated in Germany. In 1750, 16-year-old Johannes George Plott emigrated from Germany to America. He carried his five Hanoverian Hounds with him and settled in the Smoky Mountains of B...

Find out why Mudi breed is so rare

16.12.2019. 21:41:15

The Mudi is a rare, medium-sized herding dog that originated from Hungary in 19th century and was reportedly discovered by Dr. Dezso Fenyes. The Mudi is a hardworking and versatile dog that was mostly used to protect and to herd cattle and sheep. These dogs are believed to have evolved naturally from crosses of Spitz-type dogs, and from other herding Hungary breeds - Puli and Pumi. By 1930s, the Mudi was not even considered a separate breed. In 1936, the Mudi breed was separated from other Hungarian herding dogs. The Mudi almost became extinct during the World War II, when many of them got killed. The b...

Find out why is the Saint Bernard dog also called the gentle giant

07.12.2019. 13:38:21

The Saint Bernard - History The Saint Bernard is one of the worlds’ most popular and beloved dog breeds. The Saint Bernard is popularly called “the gentle giant”. This breed originated in Switzerland where they were often used as farm dogs, but the breed was named after the isolated Hospice of the Great Saint Bernard Pass where were found records and paintings of Saint Bernard-like dogs that date back to 1707 and even earlier. The Saint Bernard Pass is a well-known alpine pass that lies roughly 8,000 feet above sea level and can only be traveled between July and September. These dogs were used to rescue...

Everything you need to know about the Icelandic Sheepdog

29.11.2019. 11:45:03

The Icelandic Sheepdog is a spitz-type dog breed whose ancestors originated in Norway. They were brought to Iceland with Norwegian Vikings in 874 where they were used mostly as herding dogs. This is why the Icelandic Sheepdog is also knows as the “dog of the Vikings”.  Quickly the Icelandic Sheepdog became famous because of his profuse coat and these dogs were often exported to England where they were beloved pets of the aristocracy. FUN FACT: In Icelandic, the breed is called Íslenskur Fjárhundur. The Icelandic Sheepdog is tough and enduring breed and the breed was made that way by the harsh living con...

Learn about energetic Brittany Spaniel dog breed

26.11.2019. 13:21:45

The Brittany Spaniel is a medium-sized, elegant and versatile gundog and a perfect family pet. Brittany Spaniels originated from the Brittany province (France) where these dogs were first introduced in the mid-1800s, when French sportsmen crossed land spaniels with English Setters. They needed a dog with exquisite hunting ability and extra strong sense of smell. They were equally capable to work as pointers or as retrievers and were appreciated for their speed and agility. The breed was officially recognized in 1907. FUN FACT: In 1982, the American Kennel Club Board Directors approved to delete the word...

The Yorkshire Terrier - tiny dog with big personality

17.11.2019. 13:13:21

The Yorkshire Terrier breed - History The Yorkshire Terrier (nicknamed the Yorkie) is a toy-size breed that originated in England's Yorkshire area, during the mid-1800s. These dogs started as ratters in Yorkshire mills and mines during the Industrial Revolution and today are one of the most popular companion dogs. The original Yorkshire terriers were a bit larger than those of today but still small enough to get into holes and catch rodents. During the Victorian era, Yorkies became extremely popular among the royalty. They became a symbol of wealth. FUN FACT: In World War II, a noble Yorkie named Smoky...

Things you didn't know about the American Staffordshire Terrier

10.11.2019. 21:06:17

The American Staffordshire Terrier is a medium-large, muscular, strong and athletic dog that descends from early Greek Mastiff-type dogs that were used for dog fighting, hunting, protection, etc. In the early 19th century these dogs came to England and were known as Pit Bull Terriers. In England Pit Bull Terriers were used as fighting dogs against bulls and bears. In 1835 these “sports” were prohibited so people just started to fight dogs against each other. This continued on the American ground also, where these dogs were brought by immigrants from England, Ireland, and Scotland. In America, selective...