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2008-05-28 11:24:34

The Polish Lowland Sheepdog, or the Polski Owczarek Nizinny, is a herding breed which originated in Poland during the 13th century. The breed most likely descended from the Puli breed and the Bearded Collie as well as several Scottish dogs. The breed almost became extinct during World War II but was restored by a Doctor. Nearly all Polish Lowland Sheepdogs today are descendants of Dr. Danuta Hryeniewicz's dog's litters. The Polish Lowland Sheepdog is a medium sized breed. It stands 17-20...

2008-05-28 10:50:55

The Pembroke Welsh Corgi originated in Wales as a herding breed. The breed might have descended from Swedish Vallhund dogs which came to Wales with the Vikings, or it might have been a cross between the Cardigan Welsh Corgi and a spitz-type dog. The Corgi is the smallest dog in the Herding Group and makes an excellent sheep and cattle herder as well as a great companion. The breed has been a favorite of British royalty for over 70 years. The breed stands 10 to 12 inches tall and weighs 25...

2008-05-27 22:40:58

The Mudi is a Hungarian herding breed of dog. It is a versatile dog which can not only herd well, but it can also guard flocks, exterminate rodents, and hunt. The breed stands 15 to 19 inches high and weighs 18 to 29 pounds. It has a medium length coat which is curly or wavy with shorter hair on its legs and face. The color of the Mudi can be black, ash, brown, white, fawn, or black merle. The tail of the breed is generally docked or is short naturally. The breed is not as popular as...

2008-05-27 17:31:06

The Maremma Sheepdog is an Italian livestock guardian breed. In Italy, the breed is known as Cane Da Pastore Maremmano-Abruzzese, derived from the area in which it originated. The breed is thought to be an ancient one, and it continues to be used for its original purpose even today, mainly in Italy but also in the U.S. and Australia. The Maremma, when used as a livestock guardian dog, is introduced to its flock as a puppy in order for it to bond to its sheep or goats. The breed is also...

2008-05-26 13:07:31

The Dutch Shepherd Dog, also known as the Hollandse Herder, is a versatile working breed of Dutch origin. The breed was created due to a demand for a "jack-of-all-trades" with few demands which could work with shepherds and farmers. The breed is often used in Europe as well as the U.S. as a police or search and rescue dog. The breed is smaller than a German Shepherd, and is equally as courageous, making it optimal for that type of work. The Dutch Shepherd Dog is a medium-sized breed which...

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