Day: May 5, 2021

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…

The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

By BarkUpToday Image Credit: Pixabay The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier originated from Ireland and belongs to the UKC/AKC Terrier Group. It is believed that this breed comes from ancient dog breeds found in Ireland for many thousands of years. The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is thought to be related to the Irish Terrier and the Kerry Blue…

The Afghan Hound Dog

By BarkUpToday Image Credit: Pixabay The Afghan Hound originated from Afghanistan and is part of the UKC, Sighthound, and the AKC, Hound Group. The Afghan is one of the oldest dog breeds. It was used for hunting by tribal chieftains. This dog breed was a status symbol among chieftains in the Asian mountain kingdoms. The Afghan Hound was used…

Dog Breeds

By BarkUpToday Image Credit: Pixabay Does your cute and cuddly Dachshund sometimes act aggressively? According to a new and ongoing study by a renowned animal behaviorist, author, and founder of the C-BARQ test, Dr. James Serpell, University of Pennsylvania, Center for Interaction of Animals & Society, says there’s a lot more to a dog breed…

Czechoslovakian Wolfdog Slovakian Vlcak. Barking is Not Natural For This Hybrid Dog Breed

By BarkUpToday Image Credit: Pixabay The handsome Slovakian Wolfdog, also known as the Slovakian Vlcak, has a lineage that can be traced as far back as 1955 to an experiment conducted in Slovakia. The experiment entailed breeding working German Shepherd dogs with Carpathian wolves.  The Slovakians wanted to create a breed similar to the working German Shepherd in…