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
We started to breed this breed not so long ago – at the beginning of the 20th century in Switzerland, in the city of Bern. It is believed that the Bernese Mountain Dogs, like all Molossians, owe their origin to Tibetan mastiffs.
The word “mountain dog” in the name of the breed comes from the German “zene” – an alpine pasture, and “hund” – a dog.
Initially, it was a shepherd breed, intended primarily for the protection of sheep. For its strength and endurance, the Bernese Mountain Dog was also used as a draft animal. Continue reading
Trimming is one of the procedures that grooming salons and private masters offer. What it is? Which dogs is it assigned to? How necessary is the procedure? About this in our article.
What is trimming?
Trimming is the removal of dead hair by plucking. Do not confuse it with combing and cutting. This is a special procedure that is not prescribed to all dogs and has not an aesthetic, but a health-hygienic function.
In the process of evolution, some wire-haired dogs have lost the ability to molt normally. Dead hair was removed during the hunt, while the dog made his way through the dense thicket for prey. What about dogs that haven’t hunted?
Most of the dead hair remained on the dog’s body, clinging to the undercoat and adjacent hairs. Because of this, the skin could not breathe, bacteria multiplied on it, and the hair tangled and lost its appearance. Trimming solved the problem. Why is it he, and not combing or haircut? Continue reading