Tibetan Terrier Dog Breed

Tibetan Terrier Dog Breed

In spite of its name, this dog breed is not derived from terrier stock, but was originally bred in Tibet as herding dog. There was some confusion among the various Tibetan breeds when they first became more widely known in the West during the early years of the present century, but the Tibetan Terrier dog … Read more

Keeshond Dog Breed

Keeshond Dog Breed Information

Descended from spitz stock, the ancestors of this dog breed were a common sight on barges travelling along the River Rhine. They are believed to be named after two leaders of the Dutch Patriot Party, who adopted the breed as a symbol during the eighteenth century. Both these men had the Christian name of Kees, … Read more

Jack Russell Terrier

Jack Russell Terrier

One of the most widely recognized terriers, the Jack Russell has a long ancestry, dating back over a century. It is named after the Revd Jack Russell, who was popularly described as the ‘Hunting Parson’ because of his keen interest in fox hunting. Russell lived in Devon, England, and here, during the latter part of … Read more

Italian Greyhound Dog Breed

Italian Greyhound Dog Breed Picture

A miniature form of the Greyhound is known to have existed over 2,000 years ago. Subsequently, such dogs became especially fashionable during the sixteenth century in Italy. Here they were kept simply as pets by members of the Italian nobility and soon these miniature Greyhounds were in demand across Europe. Although the trend towards the … Read more

Glen of Imaal Terrier

Glen of Imaal Terrier Picture

Ono of the more unusual terrier dog breeds that are now attracting increasing interest, the Glen of Imaal Terrier is actually an old breed, developed in the vicinity of County Wicklow, Ireland. Here it was used to hunt badgers and for a period, as a fighting dog. This rather anti-social side to the Glen of … Read more

Chow Chow Dog Breed

Chow Chow Dog Breed

This ancient Chinese breed has served a variety of purposes since its development many thousands of years ago. Its history is said to date back to the eleventh century BC, and in these early years Chow Chow were kept for hunting purposes. One Chinese emperor is said to have maintained a kennel of 5,000 of … Read more

Boston Terrier Dog

Boston Terrier

The American breed was developed during the latter part of the last century, with various strains of Bulldog, Bull Terrier and Boxer all contributing to its ancestry. Indeed, these dogs were originally called American Bull Terriers for a period, until objection from Bull Terrier owners forced a change of name. The breed was finally recognized … Read more

Bedlington Terrier

Bedlington Terrier Dog

The rather manicured appearance of this dog breed belies a true terrier temperament. Its origins date back to the 1820s when Joseph Ainsley began the development of these terriers, naming them after the town in Northumbria, England, where he was living. Subsequent cross involving Whippets gave the emerging breed a more streamlined appearance, with the … Read more