Although the Scottish Deerhound did not originate in Scotland, they gained their fame there. They are an ancient breed; some Historians feel they predate recorded history. They were once favoured dogs of Highland chieftains and were so valued by the Picts and the Scots that battles were fought over the theft of a single deerhound.
Like all sighthounds, Scottish Deerhounds are fast and a... Read more
High strung and sensitive, the Saluki has a similar temperament to may of the other sighthound breeds. The Saluki is best suited for an experienced owner, one that knows how to be a solid pack leader with never being harsh or aggressive. Training a Saluki can take time and patience. Training should start early and never include any jerking around or yelling, ... Read more
The exact origins of the Pharaoh Hound is disputed; some believe that they originated in Egypt, while others believe they originated in the Maltese Islands. Either way the breed is ancient, being one of the oldest domesticated dog breeds in the world. Their ancestors can be traced back to well before the start Christianity.
The breed was first brought to England in the 1920s, but failed... Read more
The Peruvian Hairless is an ancient breed of dog that can be traced back to Peruvian pre-Inca times; they are one of the world's oldest breeds. They were once pampered pets and hunting dogs of the pre-Inca and Inca Peruvian people. Ancient artefacts dating back to 750 A.D show dogs that resemble the breed.
The breed was almost completely wiped out during the first Spanish conquest of Pe... Read more
The Thai Ridgeback is also called the Mah Thai Lang Ahn. They are a very old breed, dating back to at least the 17th century and were once used to hunt deer, boar, tapirs and birds. The breed originates from Thailand and gets its name from the ridge of hair that runs down the center of their back in the opposite direction than the rest of their hair. They are one of three ridgeback breeds; the ... Read more