Category Archives: Dog Breeds

Golden Retrievers

Golden Retrievers

    Golden Companions … People Pleasers Of Note Golden Retrievers are one of the most gentle and sweet-natured breeds. Highly affectionate, loyal and eager to please, these large, lovable dogs not only like people and other animals, they crave attention.  Goldens make ideal companions for children. They also excel in agility, tracking and obedience… Continue Reading

The Yorkshire Terrier

The Yorkshire Terrier

  Humble beginnings … The Yorkshire terrier has its origins in the early 1800s from the Clydesdale and Paisley terriers in an area around Glasgow in the county of York.  The breed was developed to combat rats in mines and its size was ideal for carrying around in miners’ pockets, as poaching rabbits was illegal… Continue Reading

The Labrador

The Labrador

    Dependable, Sociable, Reliable … The Labrador   by Dr Willem Schultheiss Where Did The Labrador Come From? In the mid-1800’s working dogs from Portugal may have been used as companion dogs for fishermen in Newfoundland, off the freezing Canadian east coast – helping to draw fishing nets from the ice cold water.  Breeders in… Continue Reading

The Dalmatian

The Dalmatian

  The Dalmatian Origin: It is believed that the Dalmatian has its origin in the region of Dalmatia in Yugoslavia that was once a part of Austria.  They first appeared at a dog show in Britain in 1860 and in the USA in 1926 – when the Dalmatian Club of America held its first National… Continue Reading

The English Bulldog

The English Bulldog

Origin: The Bulldog descended from the Asiatic Mastiff, but developed in Great Britain.  Other sources suggest that both the Mastiff and Bulldog had a common ancestor in the Alaunt breed.  Amongst the ancient Romans the “broad-mouthed dogs from Britain” were very popular and were used in Rome to fight bulls – mentioned by Claudius as… Continue Reading