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Afghan Hound
2008-09-06 21:14:45

The Afghan Hound is a sighthound "“ a dog that hunts by sight, as opposed to a scenthound). It is one of the most ancient dog breeds, dating back thousands of years. It is a tall dog, standing 24 to 29 inches and weighing 45 to 60 pounds. It is distinguished by its size as well as its thick, silky coat and its ring-curled tail. Other names for the Afghan Hound include the Balkh Hound, Baluchi...

Serbian Tricolor Hound
2008-09-06 19:27:51

The Serbian Tricolor Hound is a rare breed from Serbia used to hunt small animals such as fox and hare, as well as large animals like deer and wild boar. It appears similar to the Serbian Mountain Hound but it is distinguished by its coat. The breed stands 18 to 22 inches high and weighs 44 to 55 pounds. The coat of the Serbian Tricolor Hound is black and tan, like other Serbian Hounds,...

Serbian Hound
2008-09-06 19:10:03

The Serbian Hound, which was also once known as the Balkan Hound, is a breed of Serbian pack hunting dog. It is said to have descended from Phoenician dogs. The breed stands 17 to 21 inches tall and weighs around 44 pounds. The coat of the breed is smooth and coarse. It is red or tan with a black saddle, neck, and head. Its face, like its body, can be either red or tan. The head is flat and...

Seppala Siberian Sleddog
2008-09-05 18:25:21

The Seppala Siberian Sleddog is a rare working breed bred from Siberian breeds imported into Alaska. The breed was made famous for their domination of the All-Alaska Sweepstakes distance race from 1914 to 1917. The breed's popularity lost steam in the 1960s with a kennel closure which forced them to face extinction. Few original bloodlines exist today, most of them in the Yukon Territory. The...

Sealyham Terrier
2008-09-05 15:40:30

The Sealyham Terrier is a Welsh terrier created by crossing the Basset Hound, Bull Terrier, Fox Terrier, West Highland White Terrier, and the Dandie Dinmont Terrier. It was developed in Sealyham, Harverfordwest, Wales by Captain John Edwards to quarry small game. The breed was officially recognized in the early 1900s and can still be found today in South Africa and the UK. At one time, the...

Scottish Terrier
2008-09-05 15:10:28

The Scottish Terrier, often called the Scottie, is one of five types of terrier that originated in Scotland. It is thought to be one of the oldest of the Highland terriers, although its origin is undocumented. The breed may have originated as early as the 1400s, but did not gain popularity until the reign of King James VI, who gave a Scottish Terrier to the French monarch as a gift. The breed...

Swiss Hound
2008-08-25 20:37:32

The Swiss Hound is scent hound used for hunting hare in Switzerland. It was popular in Italy during the 15th century and in France during the 18th. The lines of the breed may have been mixed with French scenthounds. There are four varieties of Swiss Hound: Bernese Hound, Jura Hound, Lucerne Hound, and Schwyz Hound. The breed is lean and medium sized. It is strong with a lean head and long...

Schipperke
2008-08-25 20:16:46

The Schipperke is a Belgian breed which originated during the 16th century and officially became a breed during the 1800s. The origins of the breed are often debated; the dog is either a member of the terrier, spitz, or miniature sheepdog family. The breed was once a working breed which provided security and vermin-control on Belgian barges. The breed is still an excellent boat dog. During...

Samoyed
2008-07-13 21:43:23

The Samoyed is a breed of dog which was originally bred to pull the sleds of nomadic reindeer herders from Siberia. The breed was developed not only to pull sleds, but also to assist in herding and keep its owners warm at night, acting as their blanket by sleeping on top of them. Following the Russian Revolution, the Samoyed became obsolete for these people, but enough of the dogs had been...

Saluki
2008-07-07 22:10:26

The Saluki may be the oldest breed of dog; its history can be traced nearly 7000 years, and it is definitely one of the earliest breeds to diverge from wolves. Historically the breed's purpose was coursing and hunting in packs, sometimes in tandem with falcons to locate the prey for the breed to chase down. The breed once traveled with nomadic desert tribes throughout the Middle East. The breed...