Samoyed - breed and size

Samoyed breed is a very fluffy and a teddy bear-like dog breed. Originally, these dogs were bred for hunting purposes but also to haul sleds and herd reindeer. These dogs were all-purpose dogs and were extremely valuable to the people that originally bred them. Samoyed breed first came to life in the region of northern Russia, to be more specific - Siberia. They had to be able to work in the harshest of weather conditions and they developed a thick double coat that keeps them insulated from the extreme Siberian weather. Origin of the name This lovely companion breed was named after the Samoyede people t...

Shih Tzu - small dog with a big heart

Shih Tzu is an affectionate, playful, and outgoing dog breed that was bred to be a companion. Their name means little lion, but this dog has nothing fierce in him. These dogs most of all love to follow their people wherever they go. Other names for this dog breed are Chinese Lion Dog and Chrysanthemum Dog. Their name is pronounced in the west “sheed-zoo” or “sheet-su” and the Chinese pronounce it “sher-zer”. Before you start searching for Shih Tzu breeders take your time and find everything this dog breed has to offer so you can be sure that Shih Tzu is the right dog for you. These dogs make great famil...

Doberman through the eyes of breeder and owner

If you are interested in Dobermans, you probably read different texts, standards and asked about the personal experience through social media. However, owning a Doberman cannot be described online, and you will be thoroughly surprised about just how awesome these dogs are. First time I saw a Doberman I remember the first time I encountered a Doberman; I was just a kid, and I went to the park with my father. At the time, we had a Golden Retriever, and we regularly took him for a walk in our local dog park. He was the friendliest dog you could imagine. He loved playing with all dogs in the park, and he wa...

Rottweiler Crossbreeds

The Rottweiler is a muscular dog breed whose original purpose was helping butchers take their meat to the market. They were employed as herding dogs also and were great at that job. These dogs were also known in German by their original name Rottweiler Metzgerhund, which translates directly to Rottweil butchers' dogs because their line of work was to herd livestock and help butchers. They are popular companion dogs these days and there are a lot of these dogs spread all around the world. With the rise of the popularity of a breed comes also some negative side effects and for the mighty Rottweiler, the m...

Doberman - can you crop their ears?

Karl Friedrich Louis Dobermann, a German tax collecting officer from the late 19th and early 20th century is credited for developing a unique dog breed that he specifically bred to guard and accompany him on his tax collecting rounds. Much like today, people didn’t like to pay taxes, and usually the ones that had the most problems were the tax collectors. Even though they only did their jobs, people hated them because of their line of profession. He wanted to create a striking and intimidating dog that would be a great guard dog when problems arise. We don’t have to look at the Doberman twice to know th...

German Shepherd - History and Origin

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

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

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

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

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...