Pointer Dog Breed

Pointer Dog Breed Picture

The original purpose of the Pointer was to find and indicate a ‘point’ where hares were lurking, so that Greyhounds could then be brought in to run them down. The advent of shooting, however, saw the role of the Pointer modified to finding suitable game for the guns. Pointers dog breeds are therefore essentially working … Read more

Pharaoh Hound Dog Breed

Pharaoh Hound Dog Breed Information

The Phoenicians are believed to have brought these hounds to the islands of Malta and Gozo over 5,000 years ago, and, since then, the breed has developed largely in isolation. They are popular here for hunting rabbits and, although sight hounds, they can also track their quarry by scent. Origins: Malta Coat Type/Colour: Sleek, short; … Read more

Neapolitan Mastiff Dog Breed

Neapolitan Mastiff Dog Breed

Neapolitan Mastiffs is also one of the dog breed who comes in large dog breed category and these dogs have weight upto 155 lb. The origins of this Italian mastiff stretch right bak to the fierce Molossus dogs of ancient Rome. These mastiffs have particularly large heads, supported by equally powerful bodies. They used to … Read more

Ibizan Hound Dog Breed

Ibizan Hound Dog Breed Info

This appears to be another ancient dog breed, which was known to the Egyptians. Its modern name is derived from the island of Ibiza, where the breed is believed to have been maintained in a virtually pure state for several thousand years. Ibizan Hounds dog breeds are also traditionally popular in nearby Spain, where a … Read more

Giant Schnauzer Dog Breed

Giant Schnauzer Dog Breed

Another German breed, the Giant Schnauzer arose in the south of the country and was used in Britain for herding cattle. They have also been used as police dogs. Giant Schnauzers are now often less popular than the Miniature and Standard forms, which they otherwise resemble in terms of care. These dogs are frequently pure … Read more

English Setter Dog Breed

English Setter Dog Breed Picture

The history of the English Setter dog breed dates back to about the middle of the nineteenth century, when, according to contemporary accounts, these dogs were developed from spaniels. The purpose of a setter was to locate game and then drop down to indicate its presence. The breed was first taken to the United States … Read more

Briard Dog Breed

Briard Dog Breed Picture

It may be that this breed originated in the French province of Brie as long ago as the twelth century. Here it was valued as a guard dog, protecting sheep from wolves and other dangers, but, as wolves were gradually eliminated, it also served to hered farmstock. The Briard today has retained a brave nature, … Read more

Borzoi Dog Breed

Borzoi Dog Breed Picture

Another member of the sight hounds, the Borzoi Dog Breed evolved in the Soviet Union to hunt wolves, and is sometimes also known as the Russian Wolfhound. It has an elegant, aristocratic appearance – long legs, a gracefully curving back with a long neck and tapering head – and appears to have changed little since … Read more

Doberman Pinscher Dog Breed

Doberman Pinscher Dog Breed

This dog breed is better known in North America as the Doberman Pinscher, with ‘Doberman’ in this case being spelt with a single ‘n’. Its origins date back to 1870, when a German breeder called Louis Dobermann sought to develop a new breed, based largely on a combination of Rottweiler and German Pinscher blood. He … Read more