Dog Breed Archive
Founded by St. Bernard de Menthon in 980 ACE, the muscular, strong and giant Saint Bernard was bred by some monks by crossing the Tibetan Mastiff and the Great Pyrenees, Greater Swiss Mountain Dog, and Great Dane. Around the 1600s, it was used as a rescue dog (saving people who got trapped under the avalanches).
Developed from a cross between the Beagle and the Pug, the Puggles have become quite popular in the last 30 years or so as the “designer dogs”! They were first bred by Wallace Havens, a breeder from Wisconsin, USA. Like the Beagles, some can howl when the occasion arises, or when they get over-excited. Also,
Portuguese Water Dog Originating in Portugal, the muscular and medium sized Portuguese Water Dog is called “Cao de Agua”, which means “dog of water” in Portuguese. Being an excellent swimmer, it was considered an active member of the fishermen crew! It would retrieve nets that would break, herd fish and catch them, retrieve whatever fell
In German, “Pudel” means “splash in water”. As such, the smartest-of-breeds Poodle (Standard) is said to have originated in Germany, and is an excellent water retriever, and a working breed. It became extremely popular as a companion dog with the Spanish and English royalties, but more with the French royalties. It is also great as
Developed from Spitz in Pomerania (an area of Poland and Germany), the lively, little Pomeranian is named after the name of the area. It is said that initially, it was quite a large dog that weighed about 28 to 30 pounds, and used as herder. Around 1888, Queen Victoria got it bred in such a
Originating around the mid-17th century from crosses between the Bulldog and the Bloodhound, Newfoundland, Greyhound, Foxhound, Setter and Italian Pointer, the tireless, powerful, enthusiastic and energetic Pointer (or English Pointer) is a hunting dog. When it spots a game, it looks (points) at it in such a way that the hunter(s) would know it has
Selecting Small Dog Breeds If you like dogs and want them as a pet, and at the same time, you don’t want medium to giant dogs around you, then the only option left is to pet small dogs. The common concepts of people about small dogs are: They are cuddly. They are good for children.