CACIB Slovenian Derby Winner 2019

11.09.2019. 17:17:00

CACIB Slovenian Derby Winner show 2019. is to be held on October 18th,19th and 20th on the Celje Fair, Dečkova cesta 1 in Celje, Slovenia. It is organised by the Slovenian Kennel Club and here are all the necessary information you need to know about the upcoming show. Special Show for Spaniels and Flushing dogs (19.10.) and Special Show for FCI 6 withouth Rodesian Ridgeback (20.10) are organised within the CACIB Show – so only entry/payment for CACIB is necessary. Special Shows for FCI 1 withouth German shepherd and FCI 4 & German hunting terrier are organised on 19.10.2019 after the CACIB show by the C...

The Azawakh

10.09.2019. 21:53:00

The Azawakh is an ancient hunting hound that originated in the Sahel region of the Sahara Desert. The breed is named after the Azawakh valley in the Sahara. Developed by nomadic tribes, the Azawakh was used for protection and as a travel companion for centuries. They were also bred to hunt hares, antelopes and wild boars. These dogs are passionate hunters. It is believed that this breed first came to Europe in the 1970s, and to United States a few years later. FUN FACT: On October 31st 1987, first Azawakh litter was born in the United States. Male Azawakh stands 25 to 29 inches at the shoulder and weigh...

The Saluki

06.09.2019. 15:38:00

The Saluki is one of the oldest dog breeds in the world and their roots can be traced back to ancient Egypt, Greece, Persia and the Middle East. The breed was named after the town of Seleukia, an ancient city that no longer exists. Salukis might go as far back as 7000 b.c. (according to some Sumeranian carvings from that period that show Saluki-like dogs). They were popular in ancient Egypt where they were used to hunt gazelles for Egyptian Pharaohs. Salukis hunt by sight as opposed to most of the other hound dogs that hunt their prey by smell or sound. These dogs were frequently honored with mummificat...

The Irish Wolfhound

02.09.2019. 22:40:00

The Irish Wolfhound is a dog with a very long history that goes back to antiquity. These dogs were famed as gladiators and coursers back in 391 AD. This is also the year when the Roman consul Aurelius received seven Irish Wolfhounds as a gift and these dogs were remembered as “all Rome viewed with wonder”. Irish Wolfhound was used for hunting elk, boars, and wolves. The dog was also used for guarding homes and livestock, and as a war dog. His job was to pull men down from horses or chariots. It is unclear just when the breed came to Ireland, but it may have been in the 6th century with the Celtic people...

The Bloodhound

29.08.2019. 13:07:00

The Bloodhound is a large scent hound with an extraordinarily keen sense of smell, originally bred to track deer and other game. This breed is capable of discerning scent over great distances, even days after the scent is left. They are often referred to as “a nose with a dog attached”. Therefore, today Bloodhounds are used by police and law enforcement all over the world to track escaped prisoners, missing people, and lost pets. The breed is also known as St. Hubert hound. Dogs bred in the 7th century Belgium, by the monks of St. Hubert's Abbey are considered the ancestors of today's Bloodhounds. FUN F...

The Old English Sheepdog

24.08.2019. 23:48:00

The Old English Sheepdog, also known as the Bobtail, is a large and athletic dog breed developed in England in the early 19th century. The Old English Sheepdog was bred for purpose of cattle herding and helping farmers drive cattle and sheep to the market. FUN FACT: These dog were nicknamed „Bobtail“ because of their docked tail that was traditionally kept short to identify him as a drover whose job is to make sheep or cattle move from one place to another. Tax exemption was granted to drover dogs so it was important for a dog to be recognized as a drover. Today, tail docking is forbidden, unless there...

What is Totalcool?

24.08.2019. 23:11:57

What is Totalcool? Totalcool is a portable evaporative air cooler that runs on three voltages: 12v, 24v and standard. It's easy to use - just pour 1.5 liter of water into a Totalcool air cooler, plug it in, select a speed and the cooling can start. Will the Totalcool portable air cooler cool my room or car like a standard air cooler? Standard air conditioning is hard to beat considering it runs at 240V! A standard air conditioner contains many complex and expensive components. These systems require many permanently installed parts, such as compressors, condensers, evaporators and refrigerant gas for ai...

The Rat Terrier

19.08.2019. 21:15:00

The Rat Terrier is an all-American breed and the result of combining several terrier breeds, that was bred in recent history to help get rid of pests and rodents that occupied family farms between the 1910s and 1940s. Eventually farmers began using poison to control rodent population so the number of these dogs has started to decrease. In the late 1970s these dogs re-emerged, but this time they were more popular as family pets. FUN FACT: Rumor has it that President Theodore Roosevelt named this breed after his dog named Skip, solved the White House rat problem during his presidency. It hasn’t been prove...

The Affenpinscher

13.08.2019. 22:12:00

The Affenpinscher is an interesting and rare dog breed that originated in Germany. The name Affenpinscher means “monkey-like terrier” and although this breed is not classified as a terrier, the Affenpinscher was originally bred to work like one. This dog had a job to exterminate rats and other rodents in German stables, granaries and kitchens of the 1600s. The rare Affenpinscher became more known in 2002 when Ch Yarrow's Super Nova won the Toy Group in 2002 at the nationally televised Westminster Kennel Club Show. FUN FACT: In France, this breed is described as the “Diablotin Moustachu” which means “mou...

The Belgian Malinois

09.08.2019. 14:28:00

The Belgian Malinois is a medium-size shepherd dog that was originally developed in Malines, Belgium in the late 1800s. The Belgian Malinois is one of the varieties of the Belgian shepherd. All these Belgian shepherd dogs were named after Belgian villages: Groenendael, Laekenois, Mechelar (Malinois) and Tervuren. The Belgian Malinois was used as a peerless livestock herder, guard dog and draught dog. This dog was the first dog to be used by the Belgian police. Many of them were used by the military in the World War I for a number of jobs, including carrying messages and assisting the Red Cross. FUN FACT...