Bobtail
According to another breed name - "Old English Shepherd", - the homeland of the Bobtail is Great Britain. However, according to some claims, the ancestors of the bobtail - Italian…

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Do pets need variety in food?
If dogs and cats could talk, what dish would they order? What if a pet is tired of its feed and wants to try something new? Does he need variety…

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How to protect dog joints?
Joint problems cause the dog great discomfort and adversely affect her life in general. When experiencing pain, the dog loses its inherent mobility and cheerfulness. Without timely treatment, the disease…

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Russian toy terrier

Dwarf decorative breed of dogs, which has two varieties: long-haired and smooth-haired.

ORIGIN
At the beginning of the 20th century in Russia, among the decorative breeds of dogs, English toy terriers were common. With the advent of Soviet power, the population of this breed declined sharply. In the middle of the 20th century. domestic breeders set out to create a small decorative breed of dogs, reminiscent of an English toy terrier. The first representatives of the Russian toy terrier were received in the mid-1950s. by breeding various small dogs imported from abroad. Selection was aimed at obtaining individuals of the minimum size. Thanks to the introduction of Chihuahua genes, the Russian Toy Terrier received new colors. When breeding dogs with longer hair were also obtained, which they began to use for breeding long-haired toy terriers. The first club of breed lovers was founded in 1996. In 2006, the International Cynological Federation temporarily recognized the Russian smooth-haired toy terrier and the Moscow long-haired toy terrier, but combined these two varieties into one breed of “Russian toy”, under these conditions, Russian “toy” can not claim the CACIB title (candidate for international beauty champions) at international exhibitions. According to the rules for registering new breeds, at least 10 years must pass before the RKF recognizes breed standards at the international level. Continue reading

Labrador Retriever

The homeland of the Labradors is the island of Newfoundland. Exact information about the time of the origin of the breed or at least about the origin of the name has not been preserved. The initial purpose of the Labrador was a wide variety of assistance to fishermen. These dogs were used both for fishing weakened fish, and for pulling boats to land. At the beginning of the 19th century, the first Labradors came to England, where they liked the local breeders. By crossing labradors with a kinky retriever and, presumably, with several more hunting breeds, the breed labrador retriever was born. Professional dog breeders began to recognize Labrador Retriever as a separate breed only in 1903. Continue reading

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

This breed was named after King Charles II (can also be transliterated as Charles II), who lived in the 17th century. He was not directly involved in dog breeding, but during his reign all the doors were open for small spaniels. Since then, the appearance of the cavalier king charles spaniels has changed many times, both in the direction of reducing the size and giving a more decorative external characteristics, and in the direction of resuming the appearance, reminiscent of hunting spaniels. The greatest contribution to the selection and the formation of the exterior, known to us today, was made by the American canine dog Roswell Eldridge and the dog breeder Alice Pitt. The International Cynological Association recognized King Charles Spaniels only in 1955. Continue reading

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