Scottish Deerhound Dog Breed

Scottish Deerhound Dog Information

Better known in North America as the Scottish Deerhound, these hounds were bred before the advent of the gun, to assist in the capture of red deer for the table. Pace and stamina were essential characteristics, and Greyhounds appear to have been involved in their early development. Changes in hunting techniques contributed to the decline … Read more

French Bulldog

French Bulldog Breed Information

In the middle of the nineteenth century, bulldogs were among the most popular dogs in England, especially in urban areas. Various strains were available and among these were miniature forms, which appear to have been common in the Midlands. These appealed particularly to French breeders and a number were in all likelihood exported to France … Read more

King Charles Spaniel (English Toy Spaniel)

King Charles Spaniel Dog Breed

King Charles Spaniel dog breed is closely related to the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, this particular breed is significantly smaller, and to avoid confusion, is better known in the United States as the English Toy Spaniel. These dogs were apparently great favourites of King Charles II (1660-1685), who used to exercise his pets personally in … Read more

Dandie Dinmont Terrier Dog

Dandie Dinmont Terrier Dog Breed

One of the less common terrier dog breeds today, the Dandie Dinmont Terrier is another that emerged from the border counties separating England and Scotland. It became famous through the writings of Sir Walter Scott, being named after a farmer who featured in his novel Guy Mannering. The unmistakable appearance of these terriers results from the … Read more

Dachshund Dog Breed

Dachshund Dogs

A number of different types of Dachshund dogs are now recognized, descended from short legged hunting dogs that have been popular since the Middle Ages in parts of Germany. Here they were used primarily for badger hunting, with the traditional form of the Dachshund, or Teckel as it it better know in its homeland, being the standard … Read more

Afghan Hound Dog

Afghan Hound Dog Breed

As a sight hound, this can prove one of the most difficult dog breeds to train to return to you. Afghans were originally bred to hunt hares, deer and even wolves in Afghanistan. The Afghan is not a pack hound and is used to working on its own, in conjunction with a house ad rider. … Read more

Airedale Terrier Dog Breed

Airedale Terrier Dog Facts

Airedale Terrier is the largest of the terrier breeds, the Airedale is named after the River Aire in Yorkshire, England, where it was first bred. Here it was originally known by a variety of local names, such as the Bingley and the Waterside Terrier. Its present name was established at the Airedale Agricultural Show in … Read more

Basenji Breed Dog

Basenji Breed Dog

Basenji Breed Dogs are one of the unusual dogs which are originated in Zaire, in Central Africa. Here they were kept by native tribes, remaining essentially unknown elsewhere until a pair were imported to Britain in 1936. These were exhibited at the famous Crufts Dog Show the following year and caused a sensation. The breed … Read more

American Cocker Spaniel Dog Breed

American Cocker Spaniel Dog Breed

Originally bred from English Cocker Spaniels imported to the United States, this American form has been recognized as a separate breed since the 1940s. The American Cocker Spaniel was developed as a gundog, to take smaller game than its English counterpart, such as quail. Although shorter in stature, this should not be viewed principally as … Read more