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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…

The Australian Cattle Dog

By BarkUpToday Alternative Names: Australian Cattle Dog,Heeler, Queensland Heeler,Red Heeler Origin:Australia Group:UKC/AKC History:The Blue Heeler was bred by Australian cattle ranchers who needed a cattle dog or herding dog that could go long distances.The Cattle Dog’s direct ancestor was the Hall’s Heeler.This great dog was developed from a cross of the dingo and the smooth-coated…

The Cesky Terrier

Image credit: Pixaby History: The Cesky Terrier is one of the newer breeds bred in 1949 by crossing the Sealyham Terrier and the Scottish Terrier. The goal was to create a dog that could go to the ground and hunt in the open fields. This breed is easy to train yet must be socialized from a…

The Sealyham Terrier

By BarkUpToday Image Credit: WikiPet Country of Origin: Wales Group: UKC/AKC History: The Sealyham Terrier was bred to hunt otter, fox, and badger on the Sealyham Estate in Wales. Today, this terrier does well in the show ring and as a companion. Description: The Sealyham terrier, although small, is powerful. With a rectangular head and body, the…

The Bedlington Terrier

By BarkUpToday Image credit: Pixaby The Bedlington Terrier is thought to have been developed during the mid-nineteenth century in Cumberland County in northern England. This breed was first known as the Rothbury Terrier and was renamed after a mining village in the UK, where these terriers were used for hunting rats, badgers, foxes, and otters.…

The Karelian Bear Dog Finnish Dog Breeds

By BarkUpToday Photo Credit: Pixaby Origin: Finland Group: Northern, UKC History: The Karjalankarhukoira, otherwise known as the Karelian Bear Dog, is thought to have originated from the indigenous northern European dogs around 1936. This breed was bred to hunt wildlife like bears and elk and prefers to hunt alone instead of in packs. After World…

The Dalmation Dog Breed

By BarkUptoday Image credit: Pixaby The Dalmatian, also called the English Coach Dog, Carriage Dog, and the Fire House Dog originated from the U.K. This dog breed is part of the UKC, Companion Dog Group, and the AKC, Non-Sporting Dog Group. The breed name origin stems from the Eastern European coastal area of Dalmatian. This dog…