Corgis are classified as medium-sized dogs and are of two types: the Pembroke Welsh Corgi and the Welsh Corgi Cardigan, named after their place of origin – Cardiganshire and Pembrokeshire in Wales.
The ancestors of the modern Welsh Corgi cardigan came to the British Isles when the Celts developed this territory. The first description of Corgi dogs is indicated in literature dating back to the 10th century.
Pembroke Welsh Corgi were imported from Flanders in about 11–13 centuries. Continue reading
It is believed that the roots of the English bulldogs are common with the dog-like dogs of the Caucasus, the ancient Roman mastiffs, the Molossian Great Dane from Greece and the Celtic guard dogs. How exactly the genes of all these dogs were mixed – history is silent, but it is known that the progenitors of modern English bulldogs appeared in England in the 16th century. The name of the breed comes from the English “bull” – the bull: the breed was bred specifically for bullying dogs with dogs – a common fun for the population of England. In 1835, bullying was banned, and the breed was on the verge of extinction. The remaining purebred animals became the founders of the English Bulldog breed. In the 18th century, dogs of this breed were used for hunting wild boars and bears, as well as for dog fights. Continue reading
What a pity that dogs cannot speak! Or do they know how? It’s just that their “language” does not consist of words that are familiar to us, but of signs. These signs can tell us about the dog’s feelings, about her attitude to what is happening, to others and, of course, to ourselves. Want to learn how to interpret them? We will help you! 10 popular emotions of dogs – in our article.
And let’s start with the most recognizable sign! It is generally accepted that if a dog wags its tail, it means that it has a great mood. But in practice there are nuances. Now, if along with the tail the whole body wags from the shoulder blades to the toes, then the dog is really happy! But if the tail is raised, strained and only its tip wags, and the dog’s body is frozen and the mouth is tightly closed – beware! This means that the dog is very tense, she does not like something, and throwing her arms around is a bad decision. Here you can draw an analogy with cats. Remember, they wag their tail in displeasure? Contrary to stereotypes, so do dogs. Continue reading