10 AKC Dog Breeds You've Probably Never Heard Of

14.06.2020. 19:03:21

It is impossible to know exactly how many dog breeds there are in the world and most of us are familiar with between 50 or 100 most popular dog breeds. We all know Labradors, Golden Retrievers, Dobermans, or French Bulldogs and these breeds are registered and accepted in most, if not all major cynology associations and clubs. The Worlds biggest cynology association union is the Fédération Cynologique Internationale or the FCI. It has 98 members from 6 different continents and most of these cynology associations have the same breeds accepted and registered within their associations. There are local breed...

Australian Shepherd - Shedding Control

11.06.2020. 20:10:02

Australian Shepherd is a dog breed that possesses one of the most beautiful coats in all canine kingdom. Their coat is of medium length and extremely fluffy and soft. It is no wonder why this is one of the most popular dog breeds in the world. This active, friendly, athletic dog breed has a bit of a misleading name. They are named “Australian Shepherd” yet they were bred and shaped in their modern-day looks in the American Mid West. They became extremely popular during the great Gold Rush of the 19th century when miners and gold diggers wanted to have a working dog breed that had a good temperament and...

What is like to own White Swiss Shepherd?

09.06.2020. 22:22:02

Loyal, graceful, elegant, playful, very intelligent… White Swiss Shepherd Dog (originally called The Berger Blanc Suisse) is all these things. I have to admit that I haven’t heard about this breed until I started exploring and learning about all kinds of dog breeds while searching for a perfect dog for me. I have always had German Shepherds and I knew that I want something alike, just a bit mellower. Then I learned about the White Swiss Shepherd Dog. The first thing everybody notices about these dogs is their beauty, class, and stunning white fur. These dogs are not so common – they are pricey and not e...

7 Things You Must Know About Alaskan Malamute

03.06.2020. 11:59:32

The Alaskan Malamute is a strong nordic dog breed that has origins in Siberia. Its name indicates their Alaskan heritage but these dogs came from the Siberian north alongside people that settled modern-day Alaska. They have been developed and bred into the breed we know and love today in the Alaskan region by the nomadic tribe by the name of Mahlemuts. Their original purpose was to haul heavy loads and help their tribe in hunting and fishing activities. They also slept with their people and kept them warm with their thick fur. These dogs love the “pack” life and their human family usually takes that rol...

Taking Care of a Westie

31.05.2020. 11:51:56

We all want what is best for our four-legged best friends and if you are a new owner of a West Highland White Terrier you should learn how to properly take care of these small, confident, intelligent, and independent dogs. They have a lovely, pure-white coat that has a thick undercoat and a longer, coarse topcoat. Their coat needs regular grooming but that is not all, proper care also includes balanced feeding, training, workout, and Vet visits. So let’s start with the most obvious things. 1. Balanced diet The first thing we need to say is that you should not give your Westie human food except some vegg...

Breeder Review: Uruguayan Cimarron

28.05.2020. 21:43:02

The Uruguayan Cimarron is a working breed, which can be used for plenty of purposes, but at the same time, they are amazing family dogs and companions. Knowing the abilities of these dogs, the Uruguayan national hero José Artigas said: "If I end up without soldiers, I will fight with Cimarrons." The Uruguayan Cimarron was recognized by the KCU (Kennel Club Uruguayo) in 1989 and temporarily recognized by the FCI in 2006 within Group 2 (Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattle dogs). Finally, the breed was fully recognized by FCI in November 2017. Is this the right dog for me? Cima...

7 Things You Didn't Know About Dalmatians

28.05.2020. 13:42:23

There aren’t many people who haven’t heard about these black-spotted dogs. Dalmatians' exact origin is still somewhat unclear and there are many theories about these dogs and how they came to life. They have been named by the region called Dalmatia that is situated in the coastal area of Croatia. It is famous for its beaches, sun, people, and these dogs that are named after this historic region. Some canine historians say that this is the place where this breed first came to life while others claim that these dogs are as old as Egyptian pharaohs and that is their actual origin. What we do know exactly i...

Amstaff - fun facts

12.05.2020. 09:05:03

The American Staffordshire Terrier is often misunderstood and people tend to think these dogs are aggressive and unfriendly. They have a mean look and are commonly mistaken for Pit Bulls which is yet another breed with a bloody and violent history. This dog breed was indeed developed and created with a fighting purpose in mind. They are most likely a descendant of the original English Bulldog and the Manchester Terrier because the creators of this breed wanted a fierce, agile, brave, and physically strong dog that could easily win fights. With that in mind, it is no wonder that a lot of people are afrai...

Labrador Retriever - coat colors

07.05.2020. 14:33:45

The Labrador Retriever is the most popular dog breed in many countries and has been for many years now. The Lab has established itself in that position with their loving and playful character and their love for the family lifestyle. They love being around their family and being involved in all family activities. They are extremely versatile and can be trained well. That is the reason these dogs are most commonly used as therapy, police, military, or customs dogs. They are exceptionally good at being drug or explosive detection dogs. They have been featured in many movies and TV shows and we are pretty s...

Saint Bernard - search and rescue dog

03.05.2020. 17:23:21

Saint Bernards are lovable, extremely calm, and peaceful dogs. They originated from the Sennehunds who are Swiss mountain or cattle dogs. They were named after the famous Italian monk by the name of Bernard of Menthon and were bred originally by a hospice of the Great St. Bernard Pass located in the Italian-Swiss border. The hospice was placed in particularly difficult terrain nearly 2,5 kilometers above the sea level. Needless to say, life on such great altitude is a lot harder than what we are generally used to and dogs that lived and worked there had to develop special traits and characteristics. Sai...