The Border Collie

01.05.2019. 00:00:00

The Border Collie - characteristics The Border Collie is highly intelligent, energetic, athletic, working and herding breed of dog that was developed in the Scottish borders for herding livestock, especially sheep. Even the breeds name reflects its partially Scottish heritage – the word “collie” comes from Scottish dialect and refers to sheepdogs. Today, Border Collies are still used for herding livestock, but also, are trained for police work, narcotics and bomb detections and even rescue missions. The Border Collies are considered to be the ideal working dog. The Border Collie - grooming Border Collie...

The Akita Inu

30.04.2019. 23:44:00

The Akita is a Japanese breed that was historically first bred and used for fighting and bear hunting purposes. Therefore, members of this breed still have outstanding hunting instincts. In 1908 dog fighting was prohibited, but Akitas was preserved and improved as a large Japanese breed. During the World War II (1939-1945) was not unusual to use dogs as a source of fur for military garments. Akitas (among other dogs) were being killed for its fur so people started releasing their Akitas into the woods in order to save their lives. Eventually the dogs were found by American soldiers who took them across...

The French Bulldog

30.04.2019. 23:23:00

The French Bulldog - history The French bulldog was first found in the early 1800s. The breed originated in England and was created to be a toy-size version of the Bulldog. When Normandy lace workers went from England to France to find work and better opportunities, they brought this smaller bulldog version with them in order to keep them company and chase away the rats. In these French farming communities, the popularity of French Bulldogs started to grow rapidly and was soon loved by the Americans as well. The American Kennel Club formally recognized the French bulldog in 1898. The French bulldog is a...

The Labrador Retriever

24.04.2019. 23:35:00

Surely, one of the most popular dog breeds in the world is the Labrador Retriever. Labrador retrievers are extremely loyal and sweet-tempered dogs that live to serve their family. The breed originated on the island of Newfoundland and was originally called St. John’s dog. Labrador Retrievers (or Labs) were bred to help local fishermen, mostly to retrieve fish that had escaped a fisherman’s net. Labrador Retrievers are muscular and athletic people-oriented dogs. The Labrador Retriever - jobs Because of their sweet and calm nature, and the fact that they learn fast, these dogs are often used as therapy an...

German Shepherd

08.04.2019. 20:11:52

German Shepherd - facts Although we doubt that there is anyone that hasn’t heard about German shepherd dog (or GSD), we will use this opportunity to lay some interesting facts about this beautiful breed. German shepherd dogs are, as their name implies, a breed that originated in Germany. Their developement started in the late 1800s by crossing various herding breeds. Members of this breed are highly intelligent and capable working dogs. They excel at most anything they are trained to do: guide and assistance work for the handicapped, police and military service, herding, search and rescue, drug detectio...