Cocker Spaniel

The Cocker Spaniel, also called the American Cocker Spaniel, comes from a careful breeding of the English Cocker Spaniel that were brought to the United States. The name Cocker comes from the word woodcock, which is a bird that the Cocker was originally bred to hunt. Today, the Cocker is more used as a companion … 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

Black Russian Terrier

The Black Russian Terrier was first developed right after World War II by the Russian Red Army. It was designated as a police dog. It helped to guard military buildings, to patrol with the police etc. The Black Russian Terrier is a mix between the Giant Schnauzer, the Rottweiler, the Moscow Retriever and the Airedale. … Read more

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

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