The Boxer originated in Germany near Munich in the 1880's, the breed was developed by crossing two German mastiff-type breed, the Bullenbeiszer and the Barenbeiszer. They were later crossed with an English Bulldog. In spite of its German origins the breed is called 'boxer', an English name that suitably describes the 'boxing' motion they make … Read more

Border Terrier

The Border Terrier originated on the border of Scotland and England. They were bred to hunt fox that would hunt and kill their owners farm birds. This breed was sometimes used while their owner was on horseback and because of this, the Border Terrier had a good temperament around horses. They were primarily used as … Read more

Bichon Frise

The Bichon Frise originated in Spain and was bred purely for companionship to people. They are a mixture of the Poodle and the Water Spaniel (Barbet). Although these dogs were common in Spain, they quickly became very popular in Belgium and France because they were distributed by Spanish sailors! The Bichon is a cheerful, upbeat … Read more

Australian Cattle Dog

Developed by pioneer settlers in Australia during the 19th century, the Australian Cattle is a robust working dog needed on large ranches in the outback. Known as the Heeler due to its herding skill of snapping and biting cattle heels, the Australian Cattle Dog is well-muscled, powerful, yet very agile dogs who can cover large … Read more

Australian Shepherd

'The Aussie' as the Australian Shepherd is known is a vigorous medium-sized and well-balanced dog breed. In spite of its name, the Aussie is not Australian at all, but was actually developed in the pasturelands of the United States in the nineteenth century to work as a herding dog, retriever, and watchdog on ranches. The … Read more

Airedale Terrier

The Airedale Terrier was developed about a hundred years ago in Airedale in Yorkshire, England from crosses between the now extinct English Black and Tan Terrier and the Otter hound (to make him a better swimmer). The Airedale Terrier are the largest and the 'king of terriers', he is probably the most versatile of all … Read more

American Staffordshire Terrier

The American Staffordshire Terrier originated in nineteenth century in the English region of Staffordshire, by crossing bulldogs and various terriers. Two strains of these dogs were developed to its present looks in America, a show strain, the American Staffordshire Terrier and a fighting Dog strain labeled the American Pit Bull Terrier which is a much … Read more

American Eskimo Dog

The American Eskimo is a beautiful and well balanced Spitz-type, it looks like a miniature snowy white Samoyed. No one knows exactly when and how they originated. The American Eskimo is possibly related to the White German Spitz (imported from Germany in the 1800?s), White Keeshond and Samoyed, however as is commonly thought it was … Read more