Dog Breed Information

What Breeds of Dogs are Banned?

What Breeds of Dogs are Banned in the UK?

For one reason or another, some breeds of dogs are banned in different parts of the world. In the United Kingdom, not many dogs are on this list. However, a few of…

Afghan Hound Portrait

Afghan Hound Breed Information

The Afghan Hound has been noted for its elegance and hunting abilities for millennia. In fact, distant ancestors of today’s Afghan Hound were mentioned in Egyptian papyruses that are over 4,000 years…

Bassett Hound Portrait

Basset Hound Breed Information

Breed History The Basset Hound is a short legged breed of the hound family. Originating in France it was bred from the bloodhound to hunt rabbits. The name Basset is derived from…

Boston Terrier Portrait

Boston Terrier Breed Information

The Boston Terrier originated from Boston, Massachussets, USA. In 1870 an American man called Robert C. Hooper imported a dog said to be the ancestor of Boston Terrier, a breed created from…

Italian Greyhound Portrait

Italian Greyhound Breed Information

Italian Greyhounds are an ancient breed, dating back over 5,000 years. Evidence of their remains has been found in Egyptian tombs and drawings of the breed were found in the ruins of…

Pug Portrait

Pug Breed Information

The true origins of the Pug breed are still unclear, as the first Emperor of China destroyed all records relating to the breed during his reign between 221 and 210 B.C. What…

History of the domestic dog

Canaan Dog Breed Information

A relatively new breed, the origins of the Canaan Dog stretch back in antiquity to ancient Palestine. Come find out more about the breed here.

Airedale Terrier Portrait

Airedale Terrier Breed Information

The Airedale Terrier is named after a valley in West Riding of Yorkshire. The river Aire runs through the valley and on its shores lived the people who first bred this dog.…


Beagle Breed Information

Beagles have been a recognised breed in England since the 1830s and came about from breeding a number of breeds including the Talbot Hound, the North Country Beagle, the Southern Hound, and possibly the Harrier. Before then the name Beagle was used as a generic term to describe several small hound breeds.

Bouvier Des Flandres

Bouvier des Flandres Breed Information

This breed, Bouvier des Flandres, was originally bred by monks in Flanders. The monks cross-bred foreign dogs like Irish Wolfhounds with local farm dogs until the breed came into its own. Because…