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Taigan
2013-09-10 15:36:01

The Taigan, also known as the Kyrgyzskaya Borzaya Taigan, is a breed of domestic sighthound dog that originated in Kyrgyzstan, although it can be found from Central Asia to Northern Africa today. The exact origins of this breed are largely unknown, because the Kyrgyz people who developed the breed were mostly nomadic. The modern form of the Taigan is designated as a mountain breed that is built...

Affenpinscher
2013-08-20 10:00:55

The affenpinscher, also known as a monkey dog, affen, or affie, is a toy breed of dog that resembles a terrier. Its name is derived from the German word Affe, which means monkey or ape, and it is thought to have originated in Germany during the seventeenth century. This dog was bred to eradicate rodents from kitchens, stables, and granaries and was slightly larger than its modern size. A...

Norrbottenspets
2013-06-22 15:55:10

The Norrbottenspets is a breed of domestic dog that originated in Sweden and Finland. This breed is of the Spitz type and originally worked as a farm dog and hunting dog, but it has recently been used as a companion pet. The breed is thought to have been in existence in Sweden since the seventeenth century, but Finland records show a different century. The Norrbottenspets nearly became...

Sloughi
2013-06-22 15:51:31

The Sloughi is a breed of domestic breed of sighthound dog that can be found in North Africa, specifically in Morocco. The origin of this breed is unknown, but it is thought to have come from the area now known as Ethiopia or the Orient and is possibly related to the Azawakh breed. The breed was used for hunting and still is today, but it is also known for its skills as a guard dog. The...

Pudelpointer
2013-06-22 15:47:43

The Pudelpointer is a domestic breed of a hunting dog that originated from Germany. The breed was developed in 1881 by Baron von Zedlitz, a German breeder that sought a perfect hunting dog that could point, retrieve, and track both in water on land. He bred one hundred different pointers, especially the English pointer, with seven different poodles to create the Pudelpointer. It was first...

Koolie
2013-06-22 15:41:41

The Koolie, also known as the Coolie, the German Koolie, or the Australian Koolie, is a breed of domestic working dog that originated in Australia. The breed was developed by mating two breeds of British working dogs in the early nineteenth century. These were the Scottish black and tan Collie and the blue merle Collie and it is thought that these were the same dogs that were imported to the...

Mucuchies
2013-06-22 15:36:30

The Mucuchies, also known as the Venezuelan Sheepdog, is a breed of domestic dog that originated from Venezuela. The breed is thought to have been developed after Spanish mountain dogs were brought into the area in the sixteenth century, serving as guard dogs and herd dogs. These dogs were bred with other dogs that may have included the Pyrenean mastiff, the Spanish mastiff, or various...

Landseer
2013-06-19 14:24:18

The Landseer is a breed of domestic dog that is considered a color variant of the Newfoundland by most kennel clubs. However, many organizations consider it a distinct breed known officially as the Landseer European Continental Type (E.C.T.). The breed received its common name in honor of Sir Edwin Henry Landseer, a painter who created a picture called A Distinguished Member of the Humane...

Kanni
2013-06-19 14:20:51

The Kanni, which means unmarried girl or maiden, is a breed of domestic dog that is native to India, specifically the Tamil Nadu region. The breed was developed from the Mudhol hound or the Caravan hound and has been used a pet. A bride’s family gave it as a dowry to a groom, and the dog was never sold, only given as a gift to those who were willing to care for it. Despite this common...

Jmthund
2013-06-19 14:17:09

The Jämthund, also known as the Swedish elkhound, is a breed of domestic dog of the Spitz type. The breed originated in Northern Europe and is associated with Jämtland, where it is said to have been used for sled pulling and moose hunting since the last ice age. It was known locally as the bear dog, because it was and is one of the few breeds that do not run away when encountering a bear....

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