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...

Osteoarthritis in dogs

10.06.2019. 21:34:00

Osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the most common degenerative joint disease (DJD). Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis in dogs and it is estimated that as many as a quarter of the dog population is affected. It is a chronic, permanent, long-term deterioration characterized by loss of articular cartilage that covers and protects the ends of bones in most joints of the body. In contrast to humans, OA in dogs most commonly occurs secondarily due to developmental orthopedic disease. The joints that are most commonly affected are the hip, stifle, and elbow. Osteoarthritis in dogs - life expectan...

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 story of Cerberus Illusion kennel

05.06.2019. 11:07:00

Cerberus Illusion kennel is breeding the rare breed Cimarron Uruguayo. The first two dogs were brought to the kennel in 2014. They were sisters from the same litter. Their parents came from famous Uruguayan kennels De Los Nogales (owned by Mr.  Luis Alfonso Meny) and Las Raíces (owned by Dr. Gonzalo Ferreira). Since the age of 8 weeks both females were trained in obedience, tracking and later also in protection. The decision for breeding came after health tests of both females with excellent results. It was quite difficult to find a male, which would suit to both females, have excellent health, as well...

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...

Why Do Dogs Tilt Their Heads?

30.05.2019. 20:33:00

Is there anything more adorable then your dog doing a head tilt?! Usually, head tilts occur while you are speaking (to your dog). Puppies are especially known for tilting their heads when they hear a new and interesting word or sound. There are a few reasons why your dog might be doing that. Dog experts have plenty of theories why dogs do that. They say that the head tilt has to do a lot with a dogs’ ability to empathize. Dogs can read your body language, facial gestures and can feel different emotions that we are feeling, and by tilting their heads dogs show us their empathy. Some of them say that dog...

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...

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...