Akita-inu
ORIGIN Among the dog breeds, whose history goes back centuries, Akita Inu stands out. Akita is a prefecture in northern Japan, and Inu is a dog in Japanese. In Asia,…

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Kurtsha
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…

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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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Malamute

Malamute, or Alaskan Malamute – a breed of dogs, originally related to working dogs. The homeland of the breed is the extreme north, and more specifically – the coast of Alaska. According to one of the common versions, the ancestors of modern Malamutes were sled dogs of the Eskimo tribe of Malemites, who inhabited the shores of Alaska. Along with huskies, Malamutes were actively used for the development of Alaska (including during the Gold Rush) as sledding and working dogs. During the Second World War, the Malamutes were drafted into the army, resulting in their almost complete extermination. By the titanic efforts of the breeders and by crossing the three remaining lines of these dogs between themselves, the number of malamutes was restored and significantly increased in the second half of the last century. At the moment, it is a very popular breed, a symbol of the State of Alaska. 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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Caucasian Shepherd Dog
The Caucasian Shepherd Dog, also popularly known as the "Caucasian Wolfhound", refers to large dogs whose homeland is the Caucasus. The age of the breed is about 2–2.5 thousand years.…

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Wolfhound
Wolfhound is a generic name for strong, large breeds of dogs. It is understood that such a dog is strong enough to survive in a fight against a wolf (or…

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Malamute
Malamute, or Alaskan Malamute - a breed of dogs, originally related to working dogs. The homeland of the breed is the extreme north, and more specifically - the coast of…

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Biggle
The first description of the breed dates back to the 15th century. Beagles were one of the favorite breeds of the English court. Presumably, the ancestors of these dogs were…

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