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The German Wire-Haired Pointer German Dog Breed

By BarkUptoday       Image credit: Wiki The German Wirehaired Pointer, also known as the Deutscher Drahthaariger Vorstehhund, originated from Germany. This dog breed originated from the Griffon, Stichelhaar, German Shorthair, and the Pudelpointer dog breeds. The German Wirehaired Pointer belongs to the AKC’s Sporting Group and the UKC Gun Dog Group. This breed is known for…

The Akita

By BarkUptoday The Akita originated from Japan and is part of the AKC Working Dog Group. It is the tallest of Japan’s dog breeds and is believed to be around 300 years old. This breed was first bred as a fighting dog and a hunting dog breed for big game. The Akita ranks 47 out of 197…

The Scottish Sheepdog

By BarkUpToday The Collie, also known as the Scotch Collie, or Scottish Sheepdogs, was bred as a multipurpose farm dog. This super-friendly dog breed is well known for its herding abilities. The name Collie is derived from the Scottish word black sheep, Colley. History This herding dog breed became popular in the early 20th century after Queen Victoria favored…

The South African Boerboel. South African Mastiff

By BarkUpToday Image Credit: Pixabay Alternative Names: South African Mastiff, African Mastiff Country of Origin: South Africa Group: Kennel Union Club of South Africa-KUSA AKC– Working Group Height Males: 24-27 inches Females: 22-25 inches Weight       Females 92-105 pounds Males 125-145 pounds Activity Level: Moderate ( loves swimming) Special Needs: None. Lifespan: 9-13 years In 2010 the…

The Differences Between Czech & American Shepherds

By BarkUpToday Image Credit: Wiki The Differences Between East and West German Shepherd Lines and The American German Shepherd Lines You might be thinking: Is there any difference? Start thinking temperament, confirmation, coloring, and movement. So you’re undecided on which line of pups is best for you and your family—asking yourself first if you want a working…

The Alaskan Malamute

By BarkUpToday The Alaskan Malamute originated in the U.S. and is part of the UKC Northern Dog Group and the AKC, Working group. This breed is an Arctic dog breed bred by Mahlemuts, an Inuit Tribe in western Alaska. Brief History The Alaskan Malamute pulled sleds and were bred to work in harsh weather conditions. They were also bred…

The Shar-Pei

By BarkUpToday The Chinese Shar-Pei originated from China. This breed is part of the UKC, Northern Group, and the AKC, Sporting Group. The Chinese Shar-Pei is thought to be an ancient dog breed that came about in the region of Tai Li in the Guangdong Province during the Han Dynasty. Brief History The Chinese Shar-Pei is believed to have…

The Italian Greyhound

By BarkUpToday The Italian Greyhound, also known as the Piccolo Levriero Italiano, originated from Italy. This dog breed is believed to have existed more than 2,000 years ago in Southern Europe during the Middle Ages. This dog breed became popular during the 16th century in Italy. They were bred for companionship to nobility. Brief History  The…

The Giant Schnauzer

By BarkUpToday The Giant Schnauzer originated from Wurttemberg and Bavaria, Germany, and is part of the UKC, Guardian Group, and the AKC, Working Group. It was bred in the Bavarian Alps during the mid-1800s. They are bred from the Standard Schnauzer and are strong working dogs used for driving cattle. Brief History The Giant Schnauzer was bred by crossing…

The American Eskimo Dog

By BarkUpToday The American Eskimo Dog, also known as the American Spitz, comes from Germany. This dog breed is part of the UKC, Northern Group, and the AKC, Non-Sporting Group. Brief History The American Eskimo Dog was bred from white spitz dogs that arrived in the U.S with German immigrants. It’s thought that this dog breed is related…

German Wirehaired Pointer

By BarkUpToday The German Wirehaired Pointer, also known as the Deutscher Drahthaariger Vorstehhund, originated from Germany. This dog breed was bred from the Griffon, Stichelhaar, German Shorthair, and the Pudelpointer dog breeds. Brief History British sportsman bred dogs for hunting birds in different kinds of terrain. They wanted a breed that could work on both water…