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The Different Types of Saluki

The Saluki dog, although unfamiliar to many, has been a very popular member of the Sighthound family. Very few dogs come in so wide a variety of styles and colors as the Saluki. The Saluki dog was used by different tribes to assist them in their hunting as well as being the dog of choice for the nobility. The Saluki not only come in different colors, but they also come in different types and have done since they were first developed as hunting dogs. There are smooth-coated Saluki and feathered Saluki. The smooth coated Saluki has short hair that is like silk all over its body. The smooth type is used a lot by the Bedouin tribes. The feathered Saluki has long and very silky hair that is like fringes on the ears of the dog as well as the rear and limbs. They actually have short coats, but have the longer silky hair on their body parts in addition to between their coats. [...]

The Ibizan Hound: A Mediterranean Breed

If you are planning to buy a dog, you will be interested to know the ancestry of its breed. You would want to know where your breed originated from and if it was somehow connected to any kind of nobility. These facts would not only make you knowledgeable about your pet's history but they would also add to your pride of owning a dog with a colorful past. One dog breed that has a history that its owner can take pride in is the Ibizan Hound. The ancestry of this dog breed might still be clouded with mystery, but whatever information that is present about the Ibizan can make anyone marvel at the nobility of its ancestry. [...]

The Ibizan Hound: Not Just Another Hound Dog

Among the many breeds of hound dogs, there is really one that people can consider as a cut above the rest, and this is the Ibizan Hound. Besides being a dog of ancient nobility, the Ibizan Hound has a unique appearance that sets it apart from other hound dogs, as evidenced in its large ears and light pigmentation. While hound dogs can really be seen as hunting dogs because of their traits and gaits, the Ibizan hound is different. It has the elegance of a deer and the power of an aggressive hunter that makes it quite lithe and racy. [...]

What Makes the Ridgeback a Ridgeback

The Rhodesian Ridgeback is the type of breed that stands out not only because of its conspicuous hair ridge trait, but also because it is one of the few breeds of dogs of African origin. The Rhodesian Ridgeback is thought to be a cross between native South African dogs and dogs of settlers, such as Great Danes, Mastiffs, and Greyhounds. Like many other dog breeds the Ridgeback was born to guard and hunt, but they were meant to do so in the much tougher veldts of Africa where lions roamed freely. The requirements needed in a dog for this type of environment are a certain combination of sturdy physical characteristics and a keen intelligence. [...]

Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers Around the World

Breeders originally called the Nova Scotia duck tolling retriever the Little River Duck Dog after its home in that district of Nova Scotia, Canada. It was not until nineteen forty-five that breeders changed the dog's name when the Canadian Kennel Club admitted the Nova Scotia duck tolling retriever into its registry. Unfortunately, this breed's exact origin is unknown but there were dogs in the seventeenth century in Europe that resembled today's toller and they lured waterfowl and ducks into nets. [...]

The Redbone Coonhound Compared to Other Coonhounds

The Redbone Coonhound is not the only type of coonhound in existence. Indeed, at the moment there are six officially recognized coonhound breeds registered with the United Kennel Club, including the Redbone; the only coonhound officially recognized by the American Kennel Club is the Black and Tan Coonhound, while the Redbone has been acknowledged and is currently awaiting recognition. Coonhounds are scent hounds, or dogs that use their keen sense of smell to track or chase prey in order to help hunters; they are an American class of dogs that was created when hunters realized the inadequacy of foxhounds for the novel hunting conditions in the New World. Indeed, foxhounds were baffled when prey climbed up and hid in trees and would often lose the scent. New hounds were developed, which had all the qualities of the traditional scent hounds, but with a superior sense of smell, an independent nature and a natural "treeing" instinct; these dogs were bred to chase animals up trees and hold them there, hence the birth of the coonhound. [...]

Irish Water Spaniel: Weird Facts / Did you Know?

The Irish Water Spaniels is often considered one dog breed that is always extreme. It is one of the oldest breeds among the spaniels. It is one of the oldest breeds of sporting dogs. It is the rarest of all the spaniel breeds. It is the tallest among all the spaniel breeds. It has the most shadowy and unrecorded dog breed history in the world. Here are other facts you may not have known about the Irish Water Spaniel: [...]

The Lowchen, Are They Rare?

The Lowchen is a very old breed of dog that dates back to the 1500s where they were developed in parts of Europe. They have a haircut that gives them the look of a lion. During that time, this dog gained popularity with many people and was the subject on paintings by many famous artists such as Albrecht Durer as well as Goya. Durer also displayed the Lowchen in many of his wood designs. For a while, the Lowchen became almost extinct around the time of World War II. In the 19th century, they were almost completely gone. For quite some time, they were very rare. [...]

Are Boston Terriers Really Terriers from Boston?

The naming of a dog breed is an important event and many dog breed names derive from the names of important contributors to the breed, the original jobs the dogs were bred to perform, or some other important aspect from the breed's history. Sometimes names can be misleading, though, and don't reflect the true nature of the breed. Take something like the Norwegian Elkhound, for example. This breed is neither a hound, nor was it bred to hunt elk; its name comes from a mistake in the translation of the original Norwegian name which meant Moosedog. So what about the Boston Terrier? Is it's name accurate? Is it really a terrier from Boston? [...]

Catahoula Leopard Dog - History of the State Dog of Louisiana

Cataloula Leopard dogs enjoy a long and unique history. Thought to be the result of crosses between war dogs owned by Spanish explorers and the domesticated dogs of Native Americans, Catahoula Leopard dogs have been living in North Central Louisiana for hundreds of years and are thought to be the dog that has occupied North America the longest. In this article, we'll take a look at the history of Catahoula Leopard dogs, which now enjoy the title of State Dog of Louisiana. [...]

Catahoula Leopard Dogs And Their Webbed Paws

Catahoula Leopard dogs are prized by their owners and handlers for their remarkable work ethic as well as their physical attributes. Many Catahoula Leopard dogs have a merle or leopard pattern, which makes for a unique and varied two toned coat, or even more colors when it has a Patchwork pattern. But the most surprising physical feature isn't its beautifully colored coat but its webbed feet. In this article, we'll take a closer look at the webbed paws of the Catahoula Leopard dog. [...]

The Breed That Natural Selection Created

When we speak about a breed of dogs nowadays, we usually refer to a group of dogs that are classified together according to a definite set of characteristics that they share. Furthermore, we also intend a group of dogs that was developed by humans; humans had a specific goal in mind for a certain breed and actively sought out and selected for very specific traits to concentrate within a breed so that those dogs could fulfill their purpose. The Central Asian Ovtcharka, though, does not fit this description; many experts agree that this is not a man-made breed, at least not up until this point. This breed is perhaps one of the oldest dog breeds and it is very close to what the ancient Mastiff-type dogs, some of the first dogs to be domesticated, looked like. These dogs have been around for thousands of years. [...]

Central Asian Ovtcharka Variations

As mentioned previously, the Central Asian Ovtcharka, or Central Asian Shepherd dog, is not your typical breed of dog. It was subjected mostly to natural selection over a large geographical area and certain subtypes developed that were specifically suited to survive in their own local environments. Usually, the local environments corresponded to the central Asian states that the Ovtcharka called home; today, each state has a specific name for the subtype of Ovtcharka that is found within its borders; indeed, this breed of dog is known by names including Alabai, Aziat and others. The word ovtcharka is a Russian word and some feel it is wrong to use this name with the breed, as it is not a purely Russian dog. [...]

The Ancestors of the Central Asian Ovtcharka

The Central Asian Ovtcharka is considered one of the oldest breed of dogs; indeed, some experts claim that it is THE oldest distinguishable breed and could be the ancestor of all modern day dogs, or at least all modern day working dogs. Cynologists (scientists who study dogs) used to believe that the Tibetan Mastiff was the oldest breed and the direct ancestor of the CAO, though there was no concrete evidence to prove this. Now, however, many other theories are popping up and historical and geographical evidence points to the idea that the CAO and Tibetan Mastiff are related, though not necessarily in an ancestor-descendant way, and that the CAO could be the first truedog breed. [...]

The Sussex Spaniel: A Very Rare Breed

Of all the spaniels out there, the Sussex Spaniel is the rarest breed. It dates back to England where it was used as a reliable game dog during those typical British hunts. When the American Kennel Club was started, the Sussex Spaniel was within the first 10 breeds to be accepted for registration. There are not very many in the United States, about 400 registered so far. Every year, only 70 new ones are registered. Even so, the Sussex Spaniel is on a bit of a comeback. It was even more rare after World War II when it was suspected that only eight remained over all. This fine dog is well adapted to hunting, with a beautiful golden liver color unique to spaniels. It makes it blend in with the barks of trees at sunset and allows it to retrieve fowl that drops in the water. The dog has a very low body, which is suitable for going into thick brush to retrieve game. [...]

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