Clumber Spaniel Dog Breed

Clumber Spaniel Dog

The Stocky Clumber is the heaviest of all the spaniels, with dogs of this breed weighing up to 70 lb (32 kg). Its precise origins are unclear, but it is probably descended from French stock obtained by the Duke of Newcastle over a century ago. The breed was actually named after the Duke’s estate, Clumber … Read more

Fox Terriers: Wire and Smooth

Fox Terriers Dog Breed

Both the Wire and Smooth-coated Fox Terriers share a common ancestry and are thought to be the descendants of some of the old terrier breeds of England, crossed with hounds. They were used for hunting purposes, and have remained active dogs best suited to a country environment today. Origins: Great Britain Coat Type/Colour: Smooth/Wiry; Black, … Read more

Finnish Spitz Dog Breed

Finnish Spitz Dog Breed Info

Acknowledged as the national dog of Finland, the Finnish Spitz shows  the unmistakable characteristics of this northern group of dogs. Its alert demeanour, with pricked ears and the curly tail that extends forward over the back, reflects a breed that has evolved to flush game birds such as the capercaillie from cover for waiting guns. … Read more

Beagle Dog Breed

Beagle Dog Breed Information

This is another popular hound that is somewhat similar to the Basset, both in terms of appearance and temperament. It, too, is usually either lemon and white or a tri-coloured combination of black, white and tan, but its ears are much shorter than those of a Basset Hound. The origins of the Beagle dog breeds … Read more

Basset Hound Dog Breed

Basset Hound Dog Breed

The term ‘Basset’ first appears in a book on hunting that was published in 1585 in France. Various different breeds of Basset were developed here, and the term itself appears to have come from the French word ‘bags’, meaning ‘low’. All Bassets are shor-legged dogs, being bred initially from taller hounds. The Basset Hound itself … 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