The Greyhound

21.06.2019. 10:23:00

The Greyhound is one of the oldest breeds of dogs whose origin trace back over 8000 years to early cave drawings. Drawings like this were found in Egyptian pyramids and many people believe they were favorites with the Pharaohs. Other people, however, believe that they originated in ancient Greece, Africa, Turkey or even Middle East. Over the years, they came to Europe. They first arrived in England and became famous with the nobles, and thanks to England’s Cancute Laws, only the elite ware allowed to own a Greyhound. If someone was found responsible for the dogs’ death, they could be executed. In Englan...

The Great Dane

19.06.2019. 12:58:00

The Great Dane, also known as the Apollo of dogs, is a giant dog breed, originated in Germany. Great Danes descend from mastiff-like dogs and were used to protect German nobility. They were also used for hunting wild boars, stags, wolves and other large game. Today, their instinct to hunt is bred out and Great Danes are primarily family pets. The Great Dane - characteristics Great Danes are massive, muscular dogs, whose size terrifies some people, but, on the other hand, they are elegant, gentle and sweet. Great Danes are quiet and calm creatures, very people oriented. They are highly devoted to their f...

The Bullmastiff

17.06.2019. 10:47:00

The Bullmastiff is a large and powerful dog breed developed during mid-19th century, probably around 1860, by British gamekeepers who needed fearless and fast dog to track down poachers and protect their country estates. Bullmastiffs are a result of crossing a Mastiff with a Bulldog. The ideal Bullmastiff appeared to be 60 percent Mastiff and 40 percent Bulldog. In the early 20th century, Bullmastiff began to be bred as a distinct type of breed, rather than as a crossbreed. Today, Bullmastiffs are more likely to be loyal family pets, but very alert and always ready to protect their humans and their prop...

The Cane Corso

12.06.2019. 13:04:00

The Cane Corso breed - History The Cane Corso is a medium to large-sized dog breed with a muscular, athletic appearance. It is a type of mastiff dog that belongs to the group of working dogs. This breed originates from Italy and it is common belief that the breed was used as Roman war dogs. FUN FACT: Roman Cane Corsos would often appear in the arenas for blood sport and would be used to fight gladiators, along with other ferocious animals (such as lions and bears). Except for warfare, these dogs were used to protect properties, hunt animals and to be all-around farm hand. As farming became more mechaniz...

The Weimaraner

11.06.2019. 13:22:00

The Weimaraner is a large, all-purpose hunting dog known for its gray-silver coat. The dog is famous for its loyalty and strength. The Weimaraner originated in the 19th century, in the city of Weimar (in modern-day Germany) and was developed for hunting purposes. FUN FACT: It’s believed that the first Weimaraner dog was bred by Karl August, the Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, who ruled in the city of Weimar from 1758 to 1815. The Weimaraner - characteristics Weimaraners were used to hunt big animals, like bears and deers, but then, as hunting large game became less popular, they were used for small...

The Cimarrón Uruguayo

05.06.2019. 11:25:00

The Cimarrón Uruguayo (Uruguayan Cimarron) is multipurpose working dog native to Uruguay, where it is the only recognized native breed. The Cimarron Uruguayo was first developed hundreds of years ago when these dogs were imported to Uruguay by European colonists. Their ancestors where huge, battle hounds of the Molosser type (large mastiff-type dogs). The Cimarrón Uruguayo - standard Cimarron Uruguayo dogs were used for hunting, herding, cattle driving purposes. Today, they are used as guard dogs, for protection, or for companionship. These dogs are large and muscular. Male Cimarron Uruguayo dogs are up...

The Dalmatian Dog

02.06.2019. 23:32:00

Origin of the Dalmatian dog The Dalmatian is a medium sized dog breed whose history is not entirely familiar. “The spotted dogs” are known to have traveled with nomadic bands of Romanies and they obtained their name while staying in Dalmatia (part of Croatia). FUN FACT: The Dalmatian dog breed is about 4000 years old and is one of the oldest breeds. The first illustrations of Dalmatian dog have been found in Croatia, dating to 1600–1630. The Dalmatian - a guard dog This breed was recognized as a valuable working breed and was used for all kind of jobs, never specialized in one area. They were used as g...

The Collie

31.05.2019. 14:06:00

The Collie (or Scottish collie, as the breed is often called) is a dog breed that originated in Scotland, where this breed was primary used as a herding dog and all-around farm dog. In 1800s and early 1900s their popularity and reputation as awesome farm dogs started to grow rapidly and many of them were exported internationally as working animals. They are believed to share an ancestor with Border Collies. FUN FACT: Some historians think that the name Collie comes from the word “colley” - the Scottish black-faced sheep; that the Collie dog used to guard. The Collie - characteristics Collies are medium...

The Pug

29.05.2019. 21:43:00

The Pug is a small dog breed known for its wrinkly, short-muzzled face, and curled tail. Pugs originated in China and were bred by the royal families. They were brought to Europe in the latter 1500s and early 1600s and soon became very popular. FUN FACT: In Holland, the Pug became the official dog of the House of Orange. The Pug had reportedly saved the life of William, Prince of Orange, by giving him a warning that the Spaniards were approaching in 1572. FUN FACT: Before marrying Napoleon Bonaparte, Josephine Bonaparte had a Pug named Fortune. She was confined at Les Carmen prison and her Fortune was t...

The Bergamasco Shepherd

28.05.2019. 16:24:00

The Bergamasco Shepherd is an ancient, medium size shepherding breed with a rustic appearance, that is believed to be originated in Persia (today that area is Iran). They are also believed to have been brought to the mountains near Milan (Italy) by Phoenician traders before the rise of the Roman Empire. Their main function was to guard the sheep herds. FUN FACT: The Bergamasco Shepherd breed is at least 2000 years old. The Bergamasco Shepherd - information The Bergamasco Shepherd can grow up to 23,5 inches for males, and 22 inches for females. Male Bergamasco Shepherds weigh from 70 to 84 pounds and fem...