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American Bulldog: Weird facts Did you know?

The American bulldog's origin is speculated in three different theories. One is that it is said to be a descendant of the English bulldog and was rumored to have been brought over by settlers to help with the guarding of crops and livestock. This theory also states that the American bulldog is actually the truer type of "English bulldog" than the present English bulldog. Another theory states that the American bulldog is a result of a cross breeding with other dog breeds. The final theory in this triumvirate combines the first and the second theory. [...]

American Foxhound Weird Facts Did You Know?

There are some amazingly interesting facts and information that is available on the American Foxhound. The following are just a few interesting facts to get you started in your understanding of the breed. [...]

The Misnomer of the American Eskimo

The American Eskimo is anything but American. The European breed was originally known as the Standard German Spitz and is notably related to the Pomeranian and Keeshond breeds. Also known as the Deutscher Spitz, this lively breed was used as a companion and general guard dog. [...]

American Eskimo- Family Dog or Guard Dog?

Ask any owner of an American Eskimo if they have a guard dog or family dog and there is likely to be a resounding yes. Starting with its popularity in the early 1900's, the Eskie has found its way into the homes and hearts of hundreds of thousand of homes. This is not only because of its good nature and manageable size, but because of its notable versatility. [...]

Is the Miniature Pinscher Really Related to the Doberman?

The fact that they have a common name and are similar in looks has many wondering if the Miniature Pinscher and Doberman are actually related. Not to mention the Mini Pinscher comes off as a very good guard dog, presenting a brave front in the face of danger. It is easy to see how one would presume the two are related; however, the two breeds were actually developed decades apart, with the Mini Pinscher coming first. In fact, the Pinscher name was eventually dropped from Doberman because so many other breeds were used to create it; the general feeling was that it did not wholly describe or fit the breed. [...]

Weird Facts About Did You Know: The American Eskimo

Despite their fluffy white coat and husky like appearance, the American Eskimo breed really has nothing to do with Eskimos or anything even close to Alaska. However, with its solid white or off cream colored coat, the Eskie, as it is sometimes referred to, definitely reminds people of snow. At the same time, their dense double coat makes them excellent for cold weather climates. [...]

The Min Pin and its Many Coats of Color

The Miniature Pinscher is most commonly noted for looking like the smaller version of the Doberman. The black and rust color found on the face, legs, and rump all nicely corresponds in both breeds. It is no wonder so many speculate whether or not the two are related. In fact the Min Pin comes in other colors, most that once again resemble the Doberman's other colors. The breed can commonly be found in what is called stag red, chocolate, or, in some cases, plain black. [...]

Australian Kelpie Weird Facts/Did You Know?

There are many different facts about the Australian Kelpie and its history that you may not know. This is a dog full of legends and stories galore. [...]

Australian Terrier Weird Facts Did You Know?

Here are some interesting, some fun, and some just plain weird facts about Australian Terriers and other dogs. [...]

Weird Facts About The Australian Cattle Dog Did You Know?

The Australian Cattle Dog is just as its name implies; and it is a herding dog that the Australian beef industry could never do without. Bred over a couple of centuries with native dingoes and other cattle dog breeds, all the necessary traits that help manage large herds successfully emerged in the Australian Cattle Dog. Working with others, this breed has the innate ability to expertly command large groups of animals with amazing precision. Without the dingo in their bloodline, the breed would never have the amazing stamina it needs for herding in the harsh terrains and climates of Australia. [...]

Authentic African Basenji Names

Part of the fun of being a dog owner is coming up with a name for a new pet. While this task is somewhat simple for a number of pet owners, others find choosing between scores of names a little more difficult. A dog can be named for its personality, a physical trait or even after a favorite TV character. In the case of the Basenji the name can also be cultural, denoting its African roots. The name can describe the region from which it hails or it can be a word in a native tongue that beautifully describes the dog. In keeping with the Basenji's exotic look, many also opt for an exotic name. [...]

Weird Facts About Did You Know: The Basenji

Its beginnings in the wilds of Africa 40 centuries ago have allowed the Basenji to become one of the most unique breeds of dog around. The most commonly noted fact about the Basenji is that it is the only breed of dog that does not bark. Often referred to as the barkless dog, the breed offers a noise that is likened to more of a yodel than anything else. This is due to a larynx that is shaped differently than any other dog breed. They are also known to chortle, growl and even shriek from time to time. Many owners note that their Basenji may give a mournful howl when missing a mate or feeling lonely. It is not uncommon for the Basenji to dislike going out at night, a safety practice ingrained from its days in the wilds of central Africa. [...]

Club du Chein de Berger Belge, the group responsible for classifying the Belgian

Any lover of Belgian Shepherds owes thanks to the Club du Chein de Berger Belge. This group is responsible for the classification of the breed we know and love today, however, the group's reputation is not completely spotless. This should not detract from anyone's love of the Belgian Tervuren or any of the other breeds of Belgian Shepherd, nor should the members of the club themselves be deprived the respect they deserve for initiating the Belgian Shepherd classification. [...]

Belgian Tervuren use in current military operations

Dogs were initially used in armed combat to carry ammunition and messages where a human messenger would be difficult or impossible, but as technology made communication and equipment delivery simpler tasks, the dog was no longer needed for these jobs. However, the war dog still has its place in the armed services. The duty of the war dog in contemporary warfare consists mainly of tracking enemies and sniffing out explosives. [...]

Did You Know...? About the Belgian Tervuren

The Belgian Tervuren goes by different names in various circles. In its homeland of Belgium, the breed is referred to as the Chien de Berger Belge. In most countries, the various subdivisions are not recognized as individual breeds and they are simply referred to by their parent breed's name as Belgian Shepherd Dogs. The Belgian Tervuren was, perhaps not surprisingly, named for the Belgian village of Tervuren (in some dialects it can be spelled Tervueren). [...]

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