The Basenji was originally developed in central Africa for hunting purposes in what are now Zaire and the Sudan, but the first traces of a dog similar to the Basenji have been found on the walls of ancient Egyptian tombs of five thousand years ago. In some African language Basenji can means; 'wild and violent', … Read more

Basset Hound

The Basset Hound comes from French lineage and is name mean 'low'. The Basset Hound breed was deliberately bred by the friars at St. Hubert's Abbey in medieval France for achondroplasia, a genetic disorder that causes dwarfism. They wanted a dog with short leg and a strong body that could track a prey under the … Read more


The Beagle is a breed of dog categorized as a scent hound. They originated in Great Britain and are one of the most well-known dogs in the world as many have been featured in movies and cartoons! The Beagle is thought to be a cross between a mixture of English Hound and of the Harrier … Read more

Black and Tan Coonhound

The Black and Tan Coonhound is a cross between a Fox Hound and a Blood Hound. This breed originated in the United States, and in 1945 they were recognized as a Hound, making them the only one out of six types of Coonhound in the American Kennel Club Hound group. The Black and Tan Coonhound … Read more


The Bloodhound is a scent hound that originated in Belgium and is used for the sole purpose of their ability to smell. These dogs are known to be able to pick up scents that have been in an area for days! They are very popularly used as police dogs as they can track down criminals … Read more


The Borzoi is a sighthound and they originated in Arabia but were later on brought to Russia. They are known as Russian Wolfhounds and were owned by the Russian nobility. Like their name suggests, the Borzoi were used to hunt down wolves. In Russian, the name itself translates to 'swift', which is a perfect word … 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

Brittany Spaniel

The Brittany may be a cross between the Orange and White Setter and some other French dog. This dog probably comes from Brittany in France, where it was first shown in 1896. The Brittany was recognized in 1938 and is one of the most popular breed for bird hunting.

Akita Inu

The Akita Inu breed is native to the island of Honshu in the region of Akita, is considered as a natural monument and a national treasure in Japan, is also one of the oldest dog breeds (recent DNA analysis confirms that this is one of the most primitive breeds of dog). Imperial, in appearance, the … Read more

American Foxhound

This extraordinary Foxhound come from two breeds, English (brought to America in 1650) and French (sent as a gift by Lafayette to George Washington), this combination have produced the American Foxhound. Favored as a hunting dog he has been developed to have a keener sense of smell, and to be even faster in the chase … Read more