Rottweiler Crossbreeds

13.04.2020. 21:44:56

The Rottweiler is a muscular dog breed whose original purpose was helping butchers take their meat to the market. They were employed as herding dogs also and were great at that job. These dogs were also known in German by their original name Rottweiler Metzgerhund, which translates directly to Rottweil butchers' dogs because their line of work was to herd livestock and help butchers. They are popular companion dogs these days and there are a lot of these dogs spread all around the world. With the rise of the popularity of a breed comes also some negative side effects and for the mighty Rottweiler, the m...

Akita Inu dog fights in Japan

10.04.2020. 23:14:11

The Akita Inu dog breed has a rich history and a long one. There have been ups and downs for this breed and here is a few information about the bloodiest part of Akitas' rich and colorful history. Around the year 1897, dogfighting was very popular in Japan and the Akita Inu (or Odate Dog as it was known in that period) was the strongest and most popular dog breed for fighting rings and was usually chosen for the role of a fighting dog. Eventually, other breeds of native Japanese fighting dogs were crossbred with foreign and domestic dog breeds such as the medium-sized Japanese breed Shikoku, German Poin...

How do Kangals protect the flock?

10.04.2020. 09:35:36

The Kangals are also known as the Kangal Shepherd, Kurdish Kangal, or Turkish Kangal and these dogs can be seriously intimidating, thanks to their huge, strong and muscular body. There’s a lot more to this dog breed than just their appearance. Let’s look closer at the working history of this often misunderstood breed. Kangal vs. Wolf Wolves are known to be the ultimate nuisance of many farmers in Turkey and they have become this breed’s Nr.1 enemy. Wolves have a bite force of 400 psi and some of the biggest of them can have as high as 1200 psi. You can imagine how the Kangal’s bite force (743 psi) can m...

German Shepherd - History and Origin

07.04.2020. 09:04:23

Maybe the most famous dog breed in the world is the German Shepherd. They have been one of the most trusted working dog breeds for centuries, whether it is as a shepherd dog, military or police dog, these dogs have excelled in every job they were entrusted with. Let’s dig a little bit deeper and uncover this breeds an interesting and colorful history. German Shepherd’s origin of the name This breeds original name is Deutscher Schäferhund in its original German language. They have been named by Max Emil Friedrich von Stephanitz, a former cavalry officer and a student of the Berlin Vet College who was a m...

Akita Inu - what you don't know

02.04.2020. 09:12:56

Akita Monopoly In the 17th century Japan, everything started changing for Akita Inu dogs. They stopped being peasant dogs and due to the new laws issued by the shogun Tokugawa Tsunayoshi and started to become a status symbol. At that time Akitas started living the best possible life. In some cases, they had their own houses and servants. The interesting thing is that only the noblemen in Japan were allowed to own and breed them. They pampered them and used golden collars and leashes since having a pampered Akita proved to everyone that your family was high on the social ladder and that you were weal...

French Bulldog - the journey

31.03.2020. 09:04:42

The French Bulldog is a well known, popular dog breed across the World. They have high popularity ranging from Australia to the USA. These little dogs won our hearts with their funny ears and huge personality. These dogs are the most popular in the UK for the past decade and in the top 5 most popular breeds in the USA for over 15 years now. Although they are one of the best companion dogs in the world, the history and the origin of the French Bulldog is something a bit different. Ancestors of the popular Frenchie These dogs are small and it is quite remarkable that they are the descendants of the ancien...

Fun facts about Shiba Inu

30.03.2020. 17:13:54

Shiba Inu is one of the most popular dog breeds in the world. This adorable Japanese dog breed is one of the 6 native Japanese dog breeds along with Akita Inu, Kishu Ken, Hokkaido, Shikoku and Kai Ken that are protected by the NIPPO association for preserving Japanese native dog breeds. It is the national dog of Japan and it has a brief history in the western civilizations that began in 1959 when the first Shiba Inu was introduced to the USA. The history of this breed in Japan began about nine thousand years ago. Here are some of the fun facts you need to know if you have or you are considering getting...

Kangal - the origin of the ultimate flock guardian

29.03.2020. 18:44:21

Thie Kangal is a Turkish dog breed that is a part of the early Mastiff family of dog breeds. It possesses an impressive physique with its large muscular body, a curled tail, and a black mask. This dog breed served Turkish shepherds for thousands of years and up to this day, the Kangal is regarded as one of the best guardians in the dog world. These dogs are closely related to the Anatolian Shepherd and throughout history were treated as two separate dog breeds. Eventually, the Anatolian Shepherd was renamed and their name from then was the Kangal. Today there is only one breed by the FCI Standard. Most...

History of the Pomeranian

29.03.2020. 13:25:36

The Pomeranian is a miniature dog breed from the German Spitz family. It is closely related to other 4 German Spitz dog breeds and they are the Miniature Spitz, the Medium (Standard) Spitz, the Giant Spitz, and the Wolfspitz or Keeshond. The German spitz is a name used for describing either a group of modern breeds we mentioned or a standardized dog breed in some kennel clubs. It is usually used for describing dogs from the spitz-type family that has origins in Germany. This dog is recently growing in popularity and it would be interesting to know a rich and colorful Pomeranian history. The origin of th...

Akita Inu - Samurai dog history

28.03.2020. 15:43:46

The Akita Inu is one of the 6 native Japanese dog breeds that are under the protection of the NIPPO organization for preserving the native Japanese dog breeds. There are 5 other native Japanese dog breeds - Hokkaido, Kishu Ken, Kai Ken, Shiba Inu, and the Shikoku. This dog breed is also known by their other names the Japanese Akita and the Great Japanese Dog. There are two strains of this dog breed, the Japanese and the American. These two are technically two different breeds and they are registered as two separate breeds in the whole world except the USA. There, they are considered to be the same breed...