Dog Breed – Saint Bernard

The St. Bernard or St Bernard  is a breed of very large working dog from the western Alps in Italy and Switzerland. They were originally bred for rescue work by the hospice of the Great St Bernard Pass on the Italian-Swiss border. The hospice, built by and named after Italian monk Bernard of Menthon, acquiredContinue reading “Dog Breed – Saint Bernard”

Dog Breed – Chow Chow

Know your Breed The Chow-Chow is a dog breed originally from northern China. The Chow-Chow is a sturdily built dog, square in profile, with a broad skull and small, triangular, erect ears with rounded tips. The breed is known for a very dense double coat that is either smooth or rough.  The fur is particularlyContinue reading “Dog Breed – Chow Chow”

Dog Breed – Japanese Chin

The Japanese Chin, also known as the Japanese Spaniel, is a dog acknowledged for its importance to Japanese nobility. It is also known for its strabismus of the eyes. Being both a lap dog and a companion dog, this toy breed has a distinctive heritage. While most believe that the source breed for the JapaneseContinue reading “Dog Breed – Japanese Chin”

Dog Breed – Cairn Terrier

The Cairn Terrier is one of the oldest terrier breeds, originating in the Scottish Highlands and recognized as one of Scotland’s earliest working dogs. The breed was given the name Cairn because the breed’s function was to hunt and chase quarry between the cairns in the Scottish highlands. The Cairn Terrier dog breed is aContinue reading “Dog Breed – Cairn Terrier”

Dog Breed – Field Spaniel

The Field Spaniel is a medium-sized dog breed of spaniel type. They were originally developed to be all-black show dogs in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and were unpopular for work as a hunting dog. However, during the mid-20th century they were redeveloped as a longer-legged dog that was more suitable to beContinue reading “Dog Breed – Field Spaniel”

Siberian Husky

The Siberian Husky is a beautiful dog breed with a thick coat that comes in a multitude of colours and markings. Their blue or multi-coloured eyes and striking facial masks only add to the appeal of this breed, which originated in Siberia. The Siberian Husky is believed to have originated among the Chukchi, a tribeContinue reading “Siberian Husky”

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