The Greyhound is a very old breed of dog. Their ancestors can be traced back 8000 years. Their actual place of birth is unknown, but the breed made its way to England sometime before 900 AD and spread across the continent. They were popular dogs, used primarily for hunting rabbits and other small game. During the 1500s, Greyhounds were brought to North America on Spaniard ships. Greyhounds are ... Read more
Great Danes were originally recognized as a breed in 1887. It is believed that Great Danes originate from Germany. However, this is slightly disputed and some believe they originally came from Denmark. Great Danes were created by crossing an Irish Wolfhound and an English Mastiff.
Great Danes are sweet natured well-mannered dogs. However, they are als... Read more
English Bull Terriers were developed in England in 1835. They come from the crossing of Bulldogs and the now extinct white Terrier. They were later bred with the Spanish Pointer to increase their size. They were originally bred for pit fighting against other dogs and vermin and for bull baiting. In the past, they were known as the "Gladiators of the canine world".
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The exact origins of the Irish Wolfhound are long lost in the mists of time. They are ancient dogs who predate Christianity. During Medieval times, they were owned by Kings and Nobles and used as war dogs, guard dogs and hunting companions. As hunting dogs, they were used to hunt wolves and Irish elk. Between the last of the elk and wolves dying out in Ireland and the high demand for them world... Read more
Basset Hounds originate from France. They were developed to track small game for the huntsman on foot. They were originally made from crossing Bloodhounds, Basset and Regular Artisien Normands. Basset Hounds were officially recognized as a breed in 1911. They have the second most acute sense of smell of all dog breeds, second to the Bloodhound. Today, Basset Hounds are rarely seen as hunting do... Read more
Scenthounds were developed to assist hunters by tracking prey. The long legged hounds were developed to run beside the hunter on horseback, while the short legged hounds were to work with the huntsman on foot. Scenthounds hunt by scent and are able to follow a trail days old over long distances. They are built more for stamina and endurance than great speed. Most Scenthounds howl or bay when th... Read more
Labrador Retrievers are one most popular breeds around. This is for good reason. They are fantastic all around dogs. They are adaptable, intelligent and extremely good tempered. They are great with children and other animals, and make outstanding family pets. However, they are not dogs to be taken on lightly and do require dedication to bring out their best. ... Read more
The Toy dog group is made up of the smallest dogs from all the different dog groups. Many of the Toy dogs are descendants from Ancient lap dogs that were owned by Royalty and Nobles worldwide. While others come from the terrier, hunting or even working groups. Most Toy dog were originally larger than they are today. They were bred down through selective breeding to be an easy to care for conven... Read more