Tag: AKC

Sealyham Terrier Welsh Dog Breeds

By Claudia Bensimoun Photo Credit: Wiki 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 Sealyham carries a…

Central Asian Shepherd Dog

  Photo Credit. Pixaby Alternative Names: Mid-Asian Shepherd,Central Asian Ovtcharka. Origin: Siberia,Russia,Mongolia Group: AKC, Guardian The Central Asian Shepherd Dog most likely originated from areas between the Ural, Caspian, Asia Minor, and the Northwest border of China.After the Communist revolution, the Soviet government wanted working dog breeds for the Red Army, and ended up importing…

Caucasian Shepherd or Caucasian Ovtcharka

Photo Credit:  Wikipedia Country of Origin:Russia Georgia,Azerbaijan,Armenia and Northern Caucasus Group:Guardian, UKC Alternative Names: Caucasian Mountain Dog, Russian Kavkazskaya,Ovtcharka,Nagazi, Gampr History: The Caucasian Shepherd is thought to have originated from the Tibetan dogs ,who at the time traveled with the nomads.They settled in the Caucasus mountains more than 2,000 years ago.This breed remained a pure…

Leonberger. German Dog Breeds

Photo Credit- Wiki Origin: Germany Group: UKC.Guardian History: The wonderful Leonberger dog is from Leonberg in Germany, and has been bred since 1846. The breed was developed from breeding the Landseer Newfoundlands, Saint Bernards and Great Pyrenees, so that they could produce a dog that looked like the town’s lion crest.The Leonberger was a great…

The English Mastiff. UK Dog Breeds!

By Claudia Bensimoun Image Credit: Wiki Country of Origin: UK Group:UKC,Working,AKC,Guardian History:The undeniably regal English Mastiff was originally bred for guarding and for being a companion dog.It is thought that the English Mastiff originated from the Tibetan Mastiff. The English Mastiff is one of the older breeds, and has been around in the UK for the past…

Sloughi- North African Dog Breeds- Arabian Greyhound

By Claudia Bensimoun Image Credit: Wiki       The Sloughi,  a dog breed from Northern Africa,also known as the Arabian Greyhound ,originated from Northern Africa. Group: UKC History: The Sloughi is believed to be a descendant of the drop-eared sighthound that had been treasured by the ancient Egyptians.This devoted family dog of the Berber…

Iceland Dog Dog Breeds

By Claudia Bensimoun This breed is also known as the Iceland Sheepdog, Iceland Spitz, Friaar Dog and comes from Iceland. Image Credit: Wiki Group: Northern,UKC History:  This is Iceland’s only native breed which was believed to have been brought in by the Viking settlers in the late 9th or early 10th century.The Iceland Sheepdog was…

Portuguese Podengo Pequeno- New To AKC

The Portuguese Podengo is one of the ancient multi-sensory breeds-sight and scent. This breed originates from Portugal and is found in three sizes.Although a small breed, the Podengo comes in three sizes: Small-Pequeno Medium-Medio Large-Grande Each of these sizes has two types of hair coats smooth and wire-haired.This breed also is unique in temperament.These dogs…

HUNGARIAN PULI-HUNGARIAN WATER DOGS

Country of Origin: This fun loving and intelligent breed originated from Hungary. Image credit: Wiki Group: Herding, UKC/AKC History:  One of the oldest breeds, the Puli was believed to have been a descendant of the Tibetan Terrier.This breed has been used as a sheepherding dog for more than a thousand years.They worked alongside the Komondor…

IRISH TERRIER BREEDS. GLEN OF IMAAL TERRIER DOG BREEDS

By Claudia Bensimoun Image credit: WIKI The Glen of Imaal Terrier originates from Ireland, in the county of Wicklow.This dog was bred for hunting foxes, badgers and other small prey.The Glen of Imaal Terrier is often times mentioned in Irish Literature, and has been bred for many hundreds of years. Description:This breed is short, strong…

FRENCH DOG BREEDS-BEAUCERON-BERGER DE BEAUCE

BERGER DE BEAUCE- BEAUCERON Country of Origin: France Group:Herding,UKC/AKC History: The Beauceron is a very old breed that dates as far back as the late 16th century.This great breed was rarely known outside of France.Although cousin to the mighty Briard,the Beauceron is not as playful.After the French Revolution, the Beauceron were used as herding dogs.There was…