Shar Pei Origin: China
Application: fighting, for protection, home.
Shar Pei breed standard
Shar Pei is an ancient breed of dog that has several standards. There are three main standards – English, American and Canadian. And if the English and American sharpei standards are not different from each other, then the Canadian standard is very different from the first two. The height at the withers of the Canadian sharpei is 7 cm below the norm, and in this breed there is great freedom in standardizing color.
What should sharpei look like by the standards of the american dog club? Continue reading
English Cocker Spaniel – This breed was bred in England for hunting. The English Cocker Spaniel is small in stature, so it is very convenient for keeping in an apartment. The English Cocker Spaniel is very mobile, devoted to his master, has an attractive appearance. This breed is very popular not only because of its unusually beautiful appearance, but also because of its flexible and obedient character. Smart, funny, playful, loves children and because of his active mobility – sports. His physique is strong, proportionate and looks very harmonious.
The tail is docked and can often be seen in motion. By the movement of the tail, you can determine the mood of the dog, and she is always beautiful. Continue reading
History of the English Setter breed
The English Setter is a breed from the group of cops, the representative of the Irish Setter, Gordon and English Setter, a direct descendant of old European dogs that were used in the Middle Ages to hunt game birds. The country of origin of the English setter is Great Britain.
In connection with the proliferation of firearms in the 17-18 centuries, these dogs underwent a transformation. They began to run faster, their stance became more beautiful. The appearance of the modern English setter is due to the researcher and dog breeder of the 19th century E. Laveran, who improved the quality of the breed by selection and selection. Continue reading
Basset Hound Breed History
Basset Hounds – bloodhounds received from the French blackhound and the dog of St. Hubert; the name “basset” comes from the French “bas”, i.e. “Squat”, “hound” – a hound.
Raised in the royal families (mainly in France and Belgium), these dogs were used to track and chase with moderate speed deer, hares, rabbits and other game.
In the USA, the Basset Hound breed quickly gained popularity thanks to its magnificent scent and became a common hunting dog. The popularity of the Basset Hound breed as a domestic dog appeared relatively recently.
In Europe there are several varieties of basset, including those that are higher than usual, with straight legs. Theories of the origin of Basset Hounds are different, so do not be surprised to hear that the country of origin of Basset Hounds is Great Britain. Continue reading
History of the Afghan Hound
The origin of this breed of dogs is Afghanistan. The modern Afghan breed was obtained by crossing an ancient Afghan hound with the Persian greyhound Salyuki and dates back to 1920. The Afghan Hound is a hunting dog that was used in antiquity in the hunt for antelopes, gazelles, wolves, jackals, snow leopards. Also used these dogs in the protection of caravans with valuable cargo. These dogs also served excellently as a shepherd’s service in Afghanistan.
The Afghan Hound is the national symbol of the country! It was first brought to the West in the late 1880s by English officers who served on the Indian-Afghan border. Continue reading