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Bergamasco History

Monday, April 20th, 2009

The Bergamasco dog can be traced back some 7,000 years ago to the Phoenicians who were an ancient civilization of people who were centred around Israel. (more…)

Airedale Terrier History

Monday, April 6th, 2009

The birthplace of the Airedale terrier breed was a valley, also called a dale, named Airedale. It is located in the West Riding of Yorkshire between the Aire and the Wharfe rivers. (more…)

Chihuahua History

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

The Chihuahua is the smallest breed of dog in the world and there are no larger versions unlike some other breeds such as the Poodle that is available in miniature, toy and standard. The little Chihuahua is simply that a ‘little’ Chihuahua but they certainly make up for their lack of size in their personality. (more…)

Beagle History

Friday, March 6th, 2009

Dogs of a similar size range and purpose to the Beagle have been around since the 5th century BC and can be traced back to Ancient Greece. The Greek historian, Xenophon, who was born approximately 433BC, mentions a hound that used to hunt hares by their scent and then proceeded to follow the scent followed by human companions on foot. (more…)

Akita History

Friday, February 13th, 2009

The Akita originated in Japan and it is one of the seven breeds of dog that have been designated as National Monuments of the country. The Akita derived from the ancient hunting dogs that resided in the northern part of Honshu Island. (more…)

German Shepherd History

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

The German shepherd is and has been a well respected breed of dog noted for its high levels of intelligence and stamina. (more…)

Great Dane History

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

Like so many of the different varieties of dogs the actual origin of the Great Dane breed seems to be shrouded in mist. It has been said that Egyptian drawings have been discovered containing dogs that look like an ancestor of the Great Dane. One of the first and earliest images dates back to the 12th century. It displays a massive Great Dane like breed of dog being led by an Assyrian and attached by a woven lead.

Poodle History

Friday, November 21st, 2008

Poodles have always carried a bit of a stigma with them as one of the more pampered dogs of the canine world. This is largely due to the way they are often presented at dog shows. (more…)

Basenji History

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

The Basenji is thought to be one of the oldest breeds of dog throughout the world. Their name translates to ‘small wild thing of the bush.’ (more…)

Doberman History

Monday, November 17th, 2008

The Doberman pinscher has come a very long way in what seems to be a relatively short duration. The breed went to the height of popularity both within the dog show world and the general public. (more…)