Labrador Retriever

The Labrador Retriever, also called Labrador or Lab for short, is one of the most popular breed of dog in the North America and England. One of the oldest recognized breeds, there are more Labrador Retrievers officially registered with breed registries in the beginning of this century than any other purebred in the US or … Read more

German Mastiff

The German Mastiff were a gentle giant dogs. Back to 36 B.C., the image of a dog similar to the Great Dane appeared on Greek money. The German Mastiff is considered as the 'Apollo of dogs'. In 407 A.D., Asiatic people (the Alans) invaded part of Italy and Spain and German Gaul. The Alans brought … Read more

Great Pyrenees

The Great Pyrenees comes from the Kuvasz and the Maremmano-Abruzzese. This dog is native from France and was used as a guard dog for sheep and cattle. Back in 1800 B.C., a dog similar to the Great Pyrenees had been discovered in Europe. The breed probably first came from Asia or Siberia, but when established … Read more

Greater Swiss Mountain Dog

The Greater Swiss Mountain Dog is probably the oldest Swiss dog and has made a contribution in the development of the St-Bernard and the Rottweiler breeds. There are a few theories about the origins of the Swiss Sennenhund breeds, the most popular one states that they are descendant from the Mollasian, a dog that invaded … Read more

Dogue de Bordeaux

The Dogue de Bordeaux, also known as the French Mastiff or the Bordeaux Bulldog, is a part of the Molosser family. It is a rather large sized dog breed with a broad head. The dog breed was named after the French city Bordeaux. An indication of the purity of the dog breed is the fact … Read more

Belgian Malinois

The Belgian Malinois is named after the Belgian city of Malines. This dog is one of the four Belgian sheepdog breeds (the Malinois, the Laekenois, the Groenendael and the Tervuren). Those four breeds are considered, in most parts of the world, as the same breed, but have been recognized (except for the Laekenois) in America … Read more

Bouvier Des Flandres

The Bouvier des Flandres is not a breed that can be put aside until the mood strikes to play with it. It needs daily exercise and daily interaction, and a lot of both. It loves the chance to herd, but its requirements can also be met with a good jog, a very long walk or … Read more

Bernese Mountain Dog

Also called Berner Sennenhund or Bouvier Bernois, the origin of the Bernese Mountain Dog breed is not well documented, but many believe they are descendent of the molossus war dogs, a mastiff type dogs brought to Switzerland over 2,000 years ago by the Romans legions. They were bred in the canton of Berne as a … Read more

Alaskan Malamute

Originally used 2000 to 3000 years ago, the Alaskan Malamute is the oldest of the Nordic dogs. It gets its name from Mahlemuts, a tribe of northwestern Alaska. He was developed by the nomadic Inuit Indians to haul their possessions over long distances and was highly valued. This large Alaskan dog was built for strength … Read more