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2013-06-18 10:18:29

The Cursinu is a breed of domestic working dog that originated from Corsica in the sixteenth century. The breed declined in number during the twentieth century, but was brought back to healthy numbers by the group L'association de Sauvegarde du Chien Corse. In 2003, it was recognized by the Société Centrale Canine as a primitive breed, but it is not recognized by any major clubs. The...

Portuguese Cattle Dog
2013-06-13 16:48:55

The Portuguese cattle dog, known by its original name Cão de Castro Laboreiro and other English names, is a breed of domestic livestock guarding dog that originated from Portugal. Its original name means “Dog from Castro Laboreiro” and refers to its city of origin, Castro Laboreiro. The history of this breed is largely unknown, although many stories exist about its development occurring in...

Bully Kutta
2013-06-13 16:29:21

The Bully Kutta, also known simply as the bully or the Pakistani Mastiff, is a breed of domestic dog. The breed originated the Punjab and Sindh areas of Pakistan, where it was most often used as a guard dog. The first part of its name, Bully, is derived from the English word bull and from its similarities to bulldogs, while the second term, Katta, means dog in many South-Asian languages. This...

German Bulldog
2013-06-13 16:14:33

The German bulldog, known in the German language as the Bullenbeisser, is an extinct breed of dog that was noted for its agility and strength. The name Bullenbeisser translates to bull-biter and it was thought to be related to or the same as the Bärenbeisser (bear-biter). The extinction of this breed was caused by excessive crossbreeding, like the old time bulldog, but it was used by German...

Small Bernese Hound
2013-06-13 16:11:22

The small Bernese hound, also known as the Berner Niederlaufhund and the Berner Laufhund, is a breed of scent hound that originated in Switzerland. This breed was developed in the 1900’s, after hunting regulations created a need for a slower dog. By selectively breeding certain Swiss Laufhund dogs, this smaller breed was established. Although it was and is used for hunting, this breed can...

Armenian Gampr Dog
2013-06-13 12:58:48

The Armenian Gampr is a breed of livestock guarding dog that originated from the Armenian Highlands. This breed was developed by locals who used primitive selective breeding techniques, but is considered a distinctive landrace. The Armenian term Gampr translates to watchdog in English, which is this breed’s most common usage. The Armenian Gampr is natural breed that has not changed very...

2013-06-13 12:54:00

The Ariegeois is a breed of hunting dog that originated from the Ariège area of the Midi-Pyrenées in southern France. This breed was developed in 1912 by crossing Briquet dogs with Grand Gascon Saintongeois and Grand Bleu de Gascogne hounds. The Ariegeois was used in hunting parties as driving dogs and coursers, typically catching rabbits, boar, and deer. Although this dog is not well known...

Ariege Pointer
2013-06-12 16:37:02

The Ariege pointer, also known as the Ariege pointing dog or its French name Braque de l’Ariège, is a hunting dog, categorized as a gun dog, which originated in the Ariege area of the Pyrenees. It is thought to have descended from cross breeds of the Perdigueiro de Burgos and Bracco Italiano breeds. The modern form was developed by Braque Francais and Braqque Saint-Germainnin the 20th...

Akbash Dog
2013-06-12 16:33:29

The akbash dog is a livestock guard dog that originated from Turkey and was first bred in the 1970’s by Americans named David and Judith Nelson, who were interested in white dogs in that area. It derived its name from the Turkish word Akbaş, which translates to white head. Although the American Kennel Club does not recognize this breed, it is recognized by the United Kennel Club and can...

2013-06-12 16:26:26

The aidi, also known as the Chien de l'Atlas, is a species of guard dog that originated from Morocco. This species was used as a guard dog for sheep and livestock, but was also used alongside the hunting Sloughi as a tracking dog. This species lived with nomadic tribes and stood guard around the perimeter of camps. In the past, it was not highly regarded, unlike the Sloughi, but a recent...

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