The Swiss White Shepherd Dog

24.05.2019. 15:09:00

The White Swiss Shepherd is an elegant, classy, handsome dog, often referred as a Berger Blanc Suisse. White Swiss Shepherds are medium-to-large, powerful, well-muscled dogs that were recognized as a breed in Switzerland in 1991. In 2011 the FCI also recognized the breed.   White Swiss Shepherds and the German Shepherds share a common ancestry. Like German Shepherds, Swiss Shepherds are alert, protective and highly intelligent, but Swiss Shepherds are calmer, gentler. They are less aggressive and serious than German Shepherds and are also more attached, even clingy, to their owner. Therefore they aren’t...

The Cocker Spaniel

22.05.2019. 21:27:00

The Cocker Spaniel is a medium-sized, long-haired dog with a merry, sound temperament whose name derives from this breed excellence at hunting woodcock, a type of wading bird. It is believed that Cocker Spaniels was first bred in the United Kingdom for hunting purposes and that the breed came to the United States on the Mayflower in 1620 but were not registered until 1878. Today, the Cocker Spaniel is the smallest dog in the Sporting Group. FUN FACT: The first Cocker Spaniel registered by the American Kennel Club in 1878 was called Captain. The Cocker Spaniel - characteristics Cocker Spaniels are 14-15...

The Siberian Husky

21.05.2019. 17:33:00

The Siberian Husky is a medium size working dog that is directly descended from the original sled dog, together with Samoyed and Alaskan Malamute. This breed in particular is believed to have originated from the Chukchi – a tribe of Siberian nomads that used these dogs mostly for transportation purposes. Husky was imported to Alaska in 1908 and was used as sled dog and to compete in the long-distance All-Alaska Sweepstakes races. Soon this breed was very popular in all of the North America. FUN FACT: The term “husky” is believed to be connected with the nickname “Esky” that once was applied to the Eski...

The Boxer

17.05.2019. 13:43:00

The Boxer is dog breed developed in Germany in 1800s. They were bred for working purposes, especially for bull cart pulling, livestock herding, hunting and, also, for dog fighting. The Boxer was one of the first dogs used for police and military services (a pack carrier and messenger positions). By the 1900s, the Boxer was recognized as a great utility dog, show dog and family pet. They were brought to the U.S. after World War I, and was recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1935. The Boxer - characteristics The Boxer is a medium-sized, short-haired, muscular dog, with a squarely proportioned body. ...

The Bernese Mountain Dog

14.05.2019. 15:33:00

The Bernese Mountain Dog is a large-sized dog breed, that originated from Switzerland, and was officially established in 1907. Throughout history these dogs were used as working dogs, most often for herding cattle, and a number of farm-related tasks. Bernese Mountain Dogs are large, heavy and powerful dogs built for hard work, but also have gentle and affectionate, non-aggressive nature. Males are 25-27 inches (64-70 cm), and females are 23-26 inches (58-66 cm) tall. They weight from 75 to 120 lbs (34-54 kg). Bernese Mountain Dogs are a classic example of what is called „gentle giants “. They are easy-g...

The Rhodesian Ridgeback

13.05.2019. 14:04:00

The Rhodesian Ridgeback is a dog breed developed in Southern Africa and is also called „African Lion Dog“and „African Lion Hound“. The breed was first found in 16th century on the Cape of Good Hope, in Africa. They were discovered by Europeans that were exploring that area and found the Hottentot tribes living with a semi-domesticated dog. That dog had hair along his spine growing backwards – today we call that “the ridge” the Rhodesian Ridgeback is famous for. This breed was developed for hunting purposes and it needed to tolerate well the rigors of the African bush and drastic changes in temperature...

The Jack Russell Terrier

10.05.2019. 15:03:00

The Jack Russell Terrier is a small-sized terrier developed in southern England during the mid-1800s for hunting purposes. The breed was developed by reverend named Parson John Russell. At the beginning the Jack Russell Terrier was used only for hunting purposes, and then, after World War II, as the need for hunting dogs decline drastically, these dogs were kept as family and companion dogs. The Jack Russell Terrier - characteristics Jack Russell Terriers are sturdy dogs, about 14 inches (for males) and 13 inches (for females) in height and they weigh 13-17 pounds. Their body is slightly longer than its...

The Irish Setter

08.05.2019. 15:10:00

The Irish Setter is a popular breed of gundog (gundogs, or bird dogs, are hunting dogs that help hunters in finding and retrieving gaming birds). They originated in Ireland in the 1700s. The Irish Setter - dog breed They come in two types: show dogs and field dogs. Irish Setter show dogs are larger and heavier. Regardless the type, the Irish Setter is one of the most beautiful dog breeds there is, thanks to their wonderful red coat. The Irish Setter colors are most usually deep red or some shade of chestnut or mahogany. Early Irish Setter had bicolor of red and white but because of the fact that deep re...

The Doberman Pinscher (The Doberman)

07.05.2019. 15:05:00

The Doberman - history The Doberman is a breed of dog developed in 1890s by Karl Friedrich Louis Dobermann, who was the first breeder of this breed. Karl Friedrich Louis Dobermann was a tax collector and because od the nature of his job, he wanted a fierce and powerful dog to accompany him on his rounds. It is believed that the Doberman was result of a genetic cocktail of breeds including German Pincer, Rottweiler, Thuringian Shepherd Dog, Black Greyhound, Great Dane, Weimaraner, German Shorthair Pointer, and German Shepherd. The Dobermans creator Karl Friedrich died before the truth was out. The Doberm...

The Rottweiler

06.05.2019. 14:38:00

The Rottweiler is a breed of working dog, developed in Rottweil, Germany, where the dog was used to drive cattle and pull carts for farmers and butchers. They were also used to protect a butcher’s money when he traveled to market. They first came with Romans who came to that area in order to take advantage of climate and agriculture friendly soil. The Rottweiler - dog breed Rottweilers are big-sized dogs with massive heads and usually a docked tail. They are 24-27 inches for males, and 22-25 inches for females in height and they weight 95-100 pounds for males and 80-100 pounds for females. They are very...