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

Chihuahua Dog Breed

Chihuahua Dog Breed

Chihuahua Dog Breed, named after the Mexican state where they were first obtained, these dogs are the likely descendants of a very old breed, known as the Techichi, which was kept here by the Toltec Indians as far back as the ninth century Ad. Origins: MexicoCoat Type/Colour: Smooth, Long; Creamy, BluishHeight: 6 – 9 inch (15 – 23 … Read more

Cairn Terrier Dog Breed

Cairn Terrier Dog

One of a number of localized Scottish breeds of terrier that have become known to dog-lovers throughout the world, the Cairn’s history dates back over 500 years. It evolved in the west of the country and also on the Isle of Skye, whence the Skye Terrier also originated. Indeed, when they were first exhibited in … Read more

Border Terrier Dog Breed

Border Terrier Dog Breed

Border Terrier Dog, originating in the Cheviot Hills that separate England from Scotland, the Border Terrier is the smallest of the working terrier breeds. It was first known as the Reedwater Terrier, a localized  name, before being recognized under its present name in 1880. A tough and hardy breed, the Border was used originally to … Read more

Australian Silky Terrier Dog Breed

Australian Silky Terrier Dog Breed

As its name suggests, Australian Silky Terrier dog breed originated in Australia, in tandem with its close relative, simply known as the Australian Terrier. Both breeds are descended from imported British terriers, and bear an obvious similarity in appearance to the Yorkshire Terrier. In the United States, to avoid possible confusion over the names of … Read more

Bichon Frisé Dog Breed

Bichon Frisé Dog Breed

The cuddly Bichon Frisé  is believed to have originated in Tenerife, one of the Canary Islands off the west coast of Africa. Its ancestors were brought to Europe over 400 years ago, and became especially popular members of the Spanish and French aristocracy. Support for the breed declined during the nineteenth century, however, and it became … Read more