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Aidi
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...

Grand Bleu de Gascogne
2013-06-11 15:22:04

The Grand Bleu de Gascogne is a breed of scent hound dog that is thought to have originated from France and was used to hunt large game like deer and boar. It is a descendent of an old hunting breed that lived at the time of the St. Hubert hound in the 14th century. The modern breed is an important ancestor of many other scent hounds. Its temperament varies between individuals and it is not...

Azawakh
2013-06-11 15:18:18

The Azawakh is a breed of sight hound dog that originated from Africa. This breed is thought to have been developed in the regions of Southern Algeria, Niger, Mali, and Burkina Faso, by nomadic tribes including the Fula and the Tuareg peoples. This dog was bred for speed so it could hunt hares and other creatures and guard the camps of its people, but only highly fit dogs could adequately...

Braque du Puy
2013-06-11 14:40:15

The Braque du Puy was a breed of domestic hunting dog that originated in France. It is thought that the breed was developed in the nineteenth century in Poitou, when greyhound like breeds and Braques were crossbred, although one story suggests that two brothers bred their pet Braque Francais with a Sloughi dog from Africa. This breed was white in color with orange or liver colored markings and...

Bouvier des Flandres
2013-06-11 14:27:46

The Bouvier des Flandres, also known as the Toucheur de Boeuf  or Vuilbaard, is a domestic breed of herding dog that originated from Flanders and was once used for cattle driving, sheep herding, and other general farm duties. Its French name translates to “Cow Herder of Flanders.” The origin of this breed is credited to monks who resided in Flanders at the Ter Duinen monastery. It is...

Petit Bleu de Gascogne
2013-06-11 14:22:42

The Petit Bleu de Gascogne is a domestic breed of scenthound dog that originated in France. The breed is descended from hunting dogs that were used during the fourteenth century, the same ancestors of the slightly larger Grand Bleu de Gascogne breed. Like its larger counterpart, the term Petit does not refer to its size but to the size of the game it hunts, including hares. The Petit Bleu de...

Toy Bulldog
2013-06-11 11:37:04

The toy bulldog is a breed of domestic dog that once existed between the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. The first attempt to develop this species occurred when breeders tried to make the bulldog smaller. This was conducted by breeding small bulldogs, but did not result in consistent, healthy toy puppies, with some litters containing normal sized puppies. Another attempt to develop...

Newfoundland Dog
2009-05-12 10:27:02

The Newfoundland is a large working breed used for pulling fishing nets and heavy equipment which originated in Newfoundland. Its ancestors, big black bear-like dogs introduced by the Vikings, also produced the St. John's Dog. The size of the breed was produced when large mastiffs were introduced into the gene pool. Irish and English fishermen visiting Newfoundland in the 1880s accurately...

Shiba Inu
2008-09-09 21:42:47

The Shiba Inu is the smallest of the six originally Japanese dog breeds. The breed was originally bred for hunting in mountainous terrain. It is one of the oldest dog breeds, originally bred to hunt and flush rabbits, mice, and other small game. The breed was declared a national monument of Japan in 1936. During World War II, the breed nearly reached extinction, due to bombing and distemper....

Shetland Sheepdog
2008-09-09 19:06:25

The Shetland Sheepdog, also called the Sheltie, hails from the Shetland Islands off the north coast of mainland Scotland. The breed is a descendant of the Collie, and its ancestors may have included the Greenland Yakki dog, King Charles Spaniel, Pomeranian, and the Border Collie, although this is uncertain. Up until the mid 20th century the breed was often called the Shetland Collie. The breed...

Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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