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Australian Pony
2014-04-01 13:16:49

The Australian Pony is a breed of pony from Australia. Australia had no native horses or ponies before settlers from other nations arrived. All horses that now live in Australia were bred from imported breeds. In 1788 nine horses were brought to Australia from South Africa and Timor Ponies came from Indonesia in 1803. These two breeds of horses produced the Australian Pony breed. Other...

Australian Riding Pony
2014-04-01 11:52:38

The Australian Riding Pony is a breed of pony in Australia that was introduced in the 1970s. Originally, the Australian Riding Pony had British Riding Pony, Thoroughbred and Arabian bloodlines. British and New Zealand bloodlines are a major contributor in the Australian Riding Ponies of today. Artificial insemination has also played a role allowing more bloodlines to be associated with the...

Transylvanian Hound
2013-09-23 11:09:59

The Transylvanian hound is a domestic breed of hunting dog that originated in Hungary. The ancient breed was developed when hounds traveled with Magyar tribes into Hungary in the ninth century, who bred them with Polish hounds and local breeds. Hungarian kings used the breed to hunt bears, wolves, foxes, and other creatures, but by the twentieth century, it was on the verge of extinction. In...

Toy Trawler Spaniel
2013-09-23 11:06:01

The toy trawler spaniel is an extinct breed of domestic dog that originated from the United Kingdom. Originally bred as a sporting dog, it is thought that the breed was developed by crossing a King Charles spaniel and a Sussex spaniel. One of the last known living toy trawler spaniels, known as Robin, was bred by Lady Wentworth in 1911. This dog lived until 1920, when the breed is thought to...

Toy Manchester Terrier
2013-09-23 11:01:25

The toy Manchester terrier is a breed of domestic dog that originated in the United Kingdom and Britain. The breed was developed in the nineteenth century when a whippet, black and tan terrier, and other breeds were crossed to create an effective rodent hunter. The breed was popular in America during the 1920’s, when it was known as the toy black and tan terrier and when the name was changed...

Tornjak
2013-09-23 10:52:06

The Torjak is a breed of domestic sheep dog that originated in Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is an ancient breed that was first mentioned in a ninth century text from the Catholic Church, and later in the eleventh and fourteenth centuries. It was described as an intelligent and non-aggressive dog that guarded livestock and humans, although the Romans trained it to fight in wars and for...

Toy Fox Terrier
2013-09-23 10:48:47

The toy fox terrier, also known as the American toy terrier, is a breed of domestic dog that originated in the United States. This breed was developed from a smooth fox terrier called the “foiler,” which was Britain’s first registered fox terrier. It is thought that this breed was crossed with other smooth fox terriers to create the modern breed. It is recognized by major organizations...

Heirloom plant
2013-09-20 13:16:15

Heirloom plants are plants that were grown centuries ago, handed down through the generations, and are still grown today without genetic modification. Heirloom plants maintain their traits year after year even though they are subjected to open pollination. Growing heirlooms is becoming more popular in North America and Europe because of their resistance to disease, pests, and extreme weather....

Tosa
2013-09-19 10:42:47

The Tosa, also known as the Tosa Inu, is a breed of domestic dog that originated in Japan. The dog was developed in the late nineteenth century when various types of European breed like the mastiff, Old English bulldog, and the German pointer were crossed with the Shikoku-Inu breed from Japan. This large breed was very popular as a fighting dog between the years of 1924 to 1933, when there were...

Thai Ridgeback
2013-09-19 10:38:18

The Thai ridgeback is a breed of domestic dog of the pariah-type that originated in Thailand. The exact origins of this breed are unknown because it is an ancient breed, but it is thought to have been developed in eastern areas of Thailand. Genetic studies have shown that this breed, along with the Phu Quoc ridgeback, is most likely descended from the ancient Funan ridgeback dog. The Thai...