Afghan Hound

Afghan hounds, also known as Tazi in their homeland, is a particularly beautiful breed of dog whose history dates back thousands of years. It is considered the national dog breed of Afghanistan and for many years, Afghan hounds were not permitted to leave the country. It is only within the last hundred years that Afghan hounds have come to the attention of American and Europe dog breeds. It wasn’t until the 1930s that they were recognized by the AKC and CKC as a distinct breed. The Afghan hound is easily distinguished by it’s long, sleek coat, which may come...

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African Boerboel

The Boerboel has been successfully developed in South Africa, and the breed is still in the process of refinement. The origins of this breed are not entirely sure, but it can be traced back to ancient times. Many agree that the breed developed from the Bullenbijter which was brought to South Africa from Europe by Jan van Riebeeck in 1652, and also the Africa dog of the native people. Temperament African Boerboels have been specially bred to be protectors. They have a very even nature and also a friendly character. These dogs are able to sense when you feel...

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American English Coonhound

The English Coonhound, also referred to as the American English Coonhound (by the American Kennel Club only) or the Redtick Coonhound, is a breed of dog. It is a type of coonhound that is typically bred in the Southern United States. It is descended from hunting hounds brought to America by settlers during the 17th and 18th centuries, resulting in the dogs known as the “Virginia Hounds”. The breeds first recognition came from the United Kennel Club in 1905 as the English Fox and Coonhound. Further recognition has been granted in recent years by the American Kennel Club, first...

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Australian Cattle Dog

Australian Cattle Dog. I Hope You Have Energy – You’ll Need Lots for this Australian breed of dog! The Australian cattle dog, also known as the Blue Heeler, are popular working dogs and pets and are easily picked out by their high-energy enthusiasm and intelligence. This breed of dog is known to be muscular and active, making the ideal for herding and obedience trials, and if given enough room to run and enough exercise are excellent pets for the right owners. The breed first emerged as an independent entity a little over a hundred years ago, when a breed...

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Australian Shepherd

The Australian Shepherd is a dog that has characteristics that most of us will doubtlessly adore. It is highly intelligent, a superb family dog, trustworthy watchdog and fun playmate; adorable, diligent, and hardworking. In short, this companion is not merely something you can show off but something you can depend on to do an important tasks as well. Although the name Australian is used by this dog, they are not a native of Australia. According to studies, the breed came from the regions of either Spain of France in the glorious Pyrenees Mountain area. The breed was marked with...

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American Foxhound

  Overview The American foxhound descended from the French and English hounds. They were brought to America in 1650, and more than a hundred years later they were bred to a French hound. This dog was sent from Lafayette to George Washington as a gift. These dogs were used to seek out Indians in the seventeenth century. They also became very good at hunting wild animals. The American foxhound has a very good nose and they also possess a lot of speed. It was never intended that this breed should just be a pet. The rich people that enjoyed...

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The Dogo Argentino is a huge, white and well-muscled dog that, as the name suggests, originated in Argentina. It also goes by the names of Argentine Dogo and Argentinean Mastiff. This gigantic dog is popular as a big-game hunter as it hunts fierce and larger animals such as cougars and boars. Additionally, the Dogo Argentino does not only excel in fields of hunting but in tracking, search and rescue, drug detection, police and military, and family pet as well. Because of its unparalleled intelligence and reliability, this dog is also being used as a guide dog for the blind...

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Bearded Collie

BEARDED COLLIE – THE HISTORY OF THE BEARDED COLLIE DOG The bearded collie is a breed which has evolved naturally over the centuries, not one that has been created in the relatively recent years, like those such as the Golden Retriever and the Doberman. The origin of the bearded collie can be traced back to more than 400 years ago. They were most probably developed at the end of the 15th century and during the 16th century by mating Polish lowland sheepdogs with Scottish sheepdogs. There is in actual fact very little information on this breed from that period...

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The Beauceron has its origin in France where they have been developed during the 1500s. The Beauceron is a very large sheepdog that is used by farmers to keep an eye over sheep, cattle and the family. During the first and second World Wars, the French army used these dogs as messengers. They were valued for their abilities to detect mines, follow trails and directions. Even today the Beauceron is still used by the police and military. Temperament The Beauceron is a very courageous, devoted and intelligent dog. These dogs are without fear, and also very watchful and enduring....

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Akita Inu, also known simply as an Akita is the largest of the Spitz-type dogs that originated from Japan. With the trademark, curled tail that rests on its back, the Akita is known in Japan as a national monument. Small statues of this magnificent creature are sent to friends and family members who have fallen ill or are parents of newborns. The Akita has always symbolized health and well being in the Japanese culture. Known to be an exceptionally diligent watch or patrol dog, the Akita has the qualities that reflect stubborn loyalty. Used as patrol dogs in police...

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