Cardigan Welsh Corgi Dog Breed Information

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The Corgi with a Tail: A small but hardy dog was found centuries ago in the remote, misty green hills of Cardiganshire in Wales. He was a “Corgi,” “Cor” for dwarf (or perhaps “cur” for working dog) and “gi” (with a hard G sound) for dog. This “ci” or yard-long dog was highly valued by … Read more

Cairn Terrier Dog Breed Information

Cairn Terrier

  Cairn Terriers originated on the Isle of Skye, and in the Scottish Highlands as a vermin killing dog. They excelled at removing rats and other rodents from the stone cairns commonly found on Scottish farms. These dogs were not bred for looks, but rather working ability. Gradually, separate strains of terrier became the Scottie, … Read more

Everything You Need to Know About the Bullmastiff

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Originally Bullmastiffs were a combination of 40% English Bulldog and 60% English Mastiff. They were bred specifically to accompany gamekeepers on their rounds, being able to track well and having sufficient size and strength to tackle and overpower a poacher. They are classified as a Working Dog. The English Bulldog from which the Bullmastiff is … Read more

Bloodhound Dog Breed Information & Characteristics

Bloodhounds are an ancient breed, and their origins are unclear. However, in the 7th century, St. Hubert (patron saint of the hunter) and his monks had an extensive hand in developing the breed. Bloodhounds today are still registered with FCI as chiens du St. Hubert. The name “Bloodhound” is derived from the term “blooded hound,” meaning … Read more

Afghan Hound Breed Review

What is an Afghan Hound? Afghans come from the hound group, or to be more exact are from the sighthound family, of which all extremely fast, greyhound-like coursing dogs are a part. The Afghan dog stands from 26 to 28 inches at the withers, while the bitch stands 24 to 26 inches tall. Males weigh … Read more

Basenji Dog Breed Information

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The Basenji is a hunter but it is neither a classic sight or scent hound. The Basenji, a hound of central Africa, is one of the oldest breeds still in existence. Dogs of the Basenji type are found in ancient Egyptian art. The modern history of the breed traces to the early twentieth century when … Read more

Top Questions About the Briard Dog Breed

Every Briard owner has heard it a thousand times: What an adorable dog! What kind is it? It’s a Briard. Is that a Bouvier? No, it’s a Briard. Is that a Giant Schnauzer? No, it’s a Briard! Is that an Old English Sheepdog? No, it’s a Briard! Is that an Irish Wolfhound? No, it’s a … Read more

The Flat-Coated Retriever — What to Expect of This Dog Breed

Due to the increasing popularity of shooting flying birds (and the corresponding need to find the birds) in the mid 19th century, the initial Retriever breeds were developed. Some breeds, such as the Golden, were carefully bred for by a single individual, others such as the Labrador were isolated in one or two kennels for … Read more

The Boxer — What to Expect of This Dog Breed

The Boxer is most of all a people dog, it is trusting, loyal and devoted to its owner. The boxer is basically a quiet dog, but always the guard dog. They need lots of exercise and attention. Boxers love to play and are great with children. They can be very sensitive to their owners need … Read more

The Boston Terrier — What to Expect of This Dog Breed

Although the Boston Terrier is a cute, compact little dog, and you have decided you would like to be owned by one, it is important to understand the special nature of this little dog and why the breed exists. The Boston Terrier requires a certain amount of mental and physical activity. One of the few … Read more