Giant Schnauzer is a breed of dog with a name that has German roots. Literally: Riesenschnauzer from riesen – giant, schnauze – face. You can still find such breed names as “bearish” or “Russian schnauzer”, and if “bearish” can still be justified by the size of the dog, then “Russian” has no historical background. The Giant Schnauzer is the largest breed in the top three Schnauzers, along with the middling schnauzer (middle) and the miniature schnauzer (miniature). Giant Schnauzers possess not only a very memorable appearance, but also a wonderful character. Currently, the breed is used as a guard and companion dog, a police service dog, and a bloodhound. The history of the origin of the breed has not been fully elucidated, there are many versions, we will focus on a brief squeeze of some of them. Most likely, the birthplace of the breed is Germany, and the main purpose of the rizen was to graze sheep. Continue reading
The assertion that the Maltese lapwings hail from the island of Malta is not entirely true. Maltese ancestors lived in cities located on the Mediterranean coast, and caught mice and rats. At the same time, small white dogs were known in Ancient Egypt, Ancient Rome, China and the Philippines. In ancient Greece, such dogs lived on the territory of the modern island of Mljet in the Adriatic Sea. The history of the breed has about two thousand years.
Parents and spaniels are supposedly relatives of Maltese. The breed got its name in the 16th century, when its representatives lived in large numbers on the island of Malta, however, white lapdogs were brought here over several centuries from the coast of the Adriatic Sea. Continue reading
German Kurzhaar, or German Shorthair Pointing Dog, German Shorthaired Pointer – (derived from German Kurzhaar, literal translation – “short coat”), is a breed of hunting dogs bred in Germany. The ancestors of the modern Kurzhaar were used for hunting game (a variety of birds, rabbits and hares). The exact origin of the breed is unknown, according to the most common version, it is believed that the Kurzhaars descended from old German cops crossed with Spanish cops. The modern breed standard began to take shape in the second half of the 18th century. By the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th centuries, the breed characteristics were entered in the registers of England and Germany, then the kurtshaars became internationally widespread, becoming one of the most popular hunting breeds in the USA. Continue reading