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...

Cane Corso - history of the Roman dog of war

28.03.2020. 01:55:21

Cane Corso is an impressive dog breed. It is a native Italian breed that is believed to originate in the region of southern Italy. Since their beginning, they were quite a frightful sight to see. With their pointy ears and muscular body, they remain one of the most fearful dogs to this day. They belong to the Molosser family of dog breeds. This dog breed family originated in an old Greek tribe and the kingdom of Molossians, and it is clear where they got their name from. They were large and muscular dogs that had a strong defensive and guarding instinct. They served the Greeks for many centuries and wer...

Labrador Retriever and kids

25.03.2020. 12:32:32

Labrador Retriever is a dog breed that holds the position of the most popular dog breed for over a decade now. They have been bred for hunting purposes at first but have migrated to the position of the best and kindest family dogs throughout the world. They are a breed of gundogs that have served as a hunter's helpers for years and their main job was to retrieve fowl. They have excelled at this job and hunters were extremely satisfied with the prey they brought back. They are known to have a “soft” jaw and that means they do not damage the prey they were tasked to return. These dogs still have some hunt...

Are Poodles good with children?

24.03.2020. 21:05:56

Having a dog and a family can be one of the most beautiful things in your life. There is nothing better than seeing your child have a dog best friend. They can play together, take naps together and you can be sure that your dog is always gonna be there for your baby when they need them. Some dog breeds are better suited for living inside the house than others and some dogs are natural “nannies”. Some dogs such as Newfoundland are just natural guardians for children and that is how they earned their nickname “Nanny dog”. Other dogs can certainly be great companions for both you and your children. Many do...