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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
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
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