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Originally bred as bird-hunting dogs, the Gordon Setter has a long history of spending time in the outdoors. Often restless indoors, the Gordon Setter is still very much a dog that needs plenty of time outdoors as well as plenty of room to roam about. Despite its history spent hunting down birds, the Gordon Setter is actually a calm and very affectionate dog. Now that you know how to best care for your Setter, here are some interesting facts that you probably didn't know about the Gordon Setter. [...]
The Spinone Italiano is just about the gentlest hunting dog there is. It takes an altogether different temperament from other hunting dogs that are too lively, too energetic and too much to handle. Probably the most domesticated of all hunting dog breeds, the Spinone Italiano is still one of the most popular bird dogs in the world.
Here are other trivia regarding the Spinone Italiano.
The incredible coat of the Spinone Italiano not only waterproofs the dog's body while swimming, it also repels freezing temperature for a short period of time - even temperatures lower than 0Â°C. [...]
Part of the fun of owning a purebred dog is sharing in its history. Here are some fun and interesting facts for Alaskan Klee Kai owners to share. [...]
There are lots of interesting things to know about the American Pit Bull Terrier, and pit bull lovers are proud to tout the positives of this controversial breed.
In years past, the American Pit Bull Terrier was famous as the consummate children's guardian and companion. [...]
Each dog breed leaves behind a mark in history that they can call their own. This is because each breed has its beginnings that lend a character to its very name. Dog owners are, most often than not, very interested to delve into these beginnings. For them, knowing of their dog's origin helps in understanding how their dogs came to be. Aside from the origin, there are also other facts that owners would like to know about their dogs, especially if they are pertinent to caring for their dogs as best as they can. [...]
The Standard Schnauzer may have some of the richest history of any breed. The German word for Schnauzer literally means walrus mustache. This beloved dog can be found in many different paintings and artworks of the 15th and 16th centuries. The Standard Schnauzer has been found in paintings of Rembrandt and also in the paintings of Durer. He is immortalized in a stone statue found in the marketplace of Mecklenburg, Germany. The hunter and a Standard Schnauzer companion were chiselled out of stone in the 14th century. [...]
The American Water Spaniel is a breed that has a number of rarities to its credit. Not only is it one of five dog breeds ever developed in the United States, it also has only three bloodlines left in the entire world. The American Water Spaniel has also caused more than its fair share of controversy in the American Kennel Club. This is due mostly to the breed's versatility. Two clubs, the American Water Spaniel Club and the American Water Spaniel Field Association are both recognized by the AKC. While one side stands firm that the breed is a spaniel, the other insists it is a retriever. [...]
Those crazy haircuts you see on Poodles parading around the show ring actually had a purpose. Poodles were originally bred to be water dogs and shaving their hindquarters helped them swim more effectively; patches of hair were left over joints to protect them from the cold. [...]
If you want to own one of these fine looking dogs, you may want to get some background on their history and some of the things that have become part of the legacy of the Belgian Sheepdog. [...]
Siberian Huskies are well-loved dogs that have been valued as service animals, working dogs, human saviors, and treasured family pets. There is much to be read about the famed Siberian Husky as pet and working dog, but perhaps here are a few fun and interesting facts you didn't know about the Siberian Husky. [...]
At only three hundred years old, the Black and Tan Coonhound is a relatively new breed. However, the first scent hounds ever noted on the history books make their appearance somewhere around 3000 BC. It is also known that ancient Greeks and Romans used scent hounds during hunting. Many believe that it was the Greeks and Romans that introduced their dogs to parts of Europe where they were bred with other hounds indigenous to the region. Eventually, this gave way to the St. Hubert Bloodhound and the Talbot hound of Europe that eventually led to the Black and Tan Coonhound developed in America. [...]
It has been proven that the shih tzu is descended from one of the oldest lines of domesticated dogs in the world. It is believed that their center of domestication is found in Tibet rather than China, having been sent there around 1000 as tribute to the Emperor.
They were, in fact, palace guarding dogs who were trained to be held comfortably by ladies of the court as well as alerting the shape of their face to look more like a lion, or more specifically, what the Chinese interpretation of what a lion looks like. [...]
You will hear myths about every breed of dog, about its temperament and how it deals with humans and other animals. There are also popular myths that can be applied to almost all dogs in general, and one of them is that dogs and cats are natural born enemies. This is a myth because this does not hold true to all types of dogs and cats. There are really dogs and cats, no matter what the breed, that can live together quite peacefully, while there are others that really can't. Disproving this myth will boil down to understanding your cat and dog personally. [...]
Most dog owners of today are quite interested in knowing tidbits of information about their dogs. This is because many people regard their dogs as part of their families and like any other proud parents, they are very happy to learn of their dog's past. Facts on the history of their dogs and how they came to be known in the canine world makes for animated talks among family members. This is especially true if your dog is just a new addition to the family. [...]
Border Collies are much-loved dogs with a long history of serving mankind; they've been Hollywood heroes as well as heroes in everyday life. Here are some fun and interesting facts you may and may not know about the Border Collie. [...]