Scottish Terrier Dog Breed Information

scottish terrier dog

The Scottish Terrier is one of the descendants of the Old Scotch Terrier, along with the Dandie Dinmont, Cairn, and West Highland White Terriers. The exact origins of the breed are obscure, but a dog of the general description dates back to some of the earliest treatises on dogs in Britain. Description The low stature … Read more

Samoyed Dog Breed Profile

Samoyed dog

The word “Samoyed” translates literally as “living off themselves,” referring to the self-sufficiency of both the dogs and tribes. The natives themselves called the dogs “Bjelkiers,”, or “white dogs that breed white.” DESCRIPTIONS The Samoyed is a strong, medium-sized sled dog. They stand 19 to 23-1/2 inches at the shoulder and typically weigh 45-65 pounds. … Read more

Saluki Dog Breed Information

Saluki dog

Salukis were and are bred in Middle-East as a hunting/companion/guard dog. They primarily hunt by sight, and to a much lesser degree by smell, and thus are very aware of their surroundings. Frequently Asked Questions How is the Saluki around children? Other pets? As a watchdog? The Saluki can be quite tolerant of children and … Read more

Ridgeback Dog Breed Information and FAQs

Ridgeback dog breed

Traditionally, the only other Ridgeback dog beside the well known Rhodesian Ridgeback has been the Phu Quoc Dog. Pho Quoc Island, now a part of Vietnam, is the major isle in the Gulf of Siam, about 200 km south of Bangkok. The ancestry of the Phu Quoc dog is undoubtedly the Thai Ridgeback which has … Read more

Pug Dog Breed Information and FAQs

pug dog

The origin of the Pug as a breed probably begins in ancient China, although it certainly didn’t look the same as today’s dogs. Dogs known as “short mouthed” dogs are described in writings that date to about 600 B.C. and were probably the forerunners of the modern breed that we call the Pug. Breed History … Read more

Polish Owczarek Nizinny Sheepdogs Breed Information

Pronounced “ov-cha-rik nee-shinny”. The American name for the breed is the Polish Lowland Sheepdog or the Valee Sheepdog. Still somewhat rare in the United States the PONS is very well known in Europe. PONS are well known for their even temper, intelligence, keen memory and, of course, their shaggy coat. They are ideal family pets … Read more

Pembroke Welsh Corgi Dog Breed Information and FAQs

Pembroke Welsh Corgi

The Pembroke is a recognized breed throughout the world (after all, at one point in time the sun never set on the British Empire) and competes in conformation shows on most, if not all, continents. History Unlike some dog breeds, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi does not have a traceable breed history. Its origins are obscured … Read more

Papillon Dog Breed Information

Papillion Dog

Papillons have not always been called Papillons. Over the years, they have been known as Epagneuls Nains, Dwarf or Continental Spaniels, Little Squirrel Dogs or Belgian Toy Spaniels. History Papillons (pah-pee-yowns) descend from the Royal Toy Spaniels of Europe. Although the breed’s origins are subject to debate (Italy, Belgium, France, and Spain are the leading … Read more

Caucasian Ovcharka Dog Breed Information & FAQs

Did You Know? In the remote regions of the Caucasus Mountains and Steppes, which span several territories of the former Soviet Union, there hails one of the significant rare breeds of our time. This breed is recognized by many authorities not only for its incredibly attractive bear-like appearance but for its supreme versatility. The Caucasian … Read more

Everything To Know About Old English Sheepdog & FAQs

Old English Sheepdog

The origin of the Old English Sheepdog remains a question of keen interest to Bobtail fanciers and is still open to new theories and discoveries. However, there are traces of evidence which place its origin in the early nineteenth century, centered in the Southwestern Counties of England. History Some maintain that the Scottish BeardedCollie had … Read more