You like the St. Bernard breed, now let’s talk a little about them.
The ancestors of the St. Bernards are large and hardy dogs that lived in the monastery of St. Bernard in the Swiss Alps in the XI century. Here, high in the mountains, these animals helped save people – they dug up a man and lay down next to him, warming his body. Then, when the person came to, the dog helped the traveler up and led to the monastery.
Saint Bernard breed
The Monastery of Saint Bernard was in the area of the great Saint Bernard Pass, which subsequently gave its name to these dogs. According to historical data, St. Bernards helped to find and save more than two thousand people. 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