Dog Breed Information

Belgian Shepherd Breed Information

The Belgian Shepherd has the honor of being the only breed to have four distinct variations. Each only differs by coat and colour. There is the long coated black – the Groenendael,…

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Dachshund Breed Information

Dachshunds hail from Germany, where they have existed for at least five centuries, although some breeders believe they can be traced back to ancient Egypt. The place and time of Dachshund’s origin…

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Japanese Chin Breed Information

The little Japanese Chin is an ancient Japanese breed adored by the royal houses for over a thousand years. Originally from China these dogs were given as gifts to the Japanese royalty,…

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Shiba Inu Breed Information

Recent DNA analysis confirms that this is one of the oldest dog breeds, dating back to the 3rd century BC, and only one of a handful of ancient breeds still alive today.…

History of the domestic dog

The Origin of the Domestic Dog

Every breed of domesticated dog, from the Chihuahua to the Doberman, is descended from the wolf. Exactly how they became domesticated remains a mystery and we’ll never know exactly how or why…

Bernese Mountain Dog Breed Information

Origins The origins of the Bernese Mountain Dog are not well documented but there is a long history of this breed in Switzerland.  They began appearing in paintings and tapestries around the…

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Dalmatian Breed Information

History The origin of the Dalmatian is a matter of mystery and dispute. The World Canine Organization recognises that it originated in Dalmatia, a region in Croatia, but does not give the…

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Maltese Breed Information

The Maltese is a toy breed and a companion dog, which has been in existence for centuries. Even though its exact origins are not known, it is believed that the Maltese de…

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Shih Tzu Breed Information

Recent DNA analysis confirms that the ancestors of today’s Shi Tzu breed are among the most ancient dog breeds. Skeletal remains from human settlements have been dated ten thousand years ago in…

Best small dog breeds

Big dogs or small dogs? Couples often disagree about whether to add a large dog or small dog to their family but did no-one ever tell them that good things come in…