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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...

Shikoku
2008-09-13 20:56:21

The Shikoku is a Japanese breed of dog native to Shikoku Island. It is a spitz type breed which is recognized by kennel clubs in Japan and Canada. It was also recognized as a living "natural monument" of Japan in 1937. The breed was bred for hunting boar and deer on mountainous terrain. The breed stands 17 to 21 inches tall and weighs 17 to 55 pounds. It resembles an Alaskan Husky except in...

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...

Shar Pei
2008-09-06 21:09:14

The Shar-Pei is a breed of dog from China which is distinguished by its deeply wrinkled face and blue-black tongue. The breed was originally bred in China's southern provinces in order to herd cattle, guard homes, and hunt wild pigs and other such game. It was later used for dog fighting. The breed may have similar origins to the Chow-Chow, the Great Pyrenees and the Tibetan Mastiff. The breed...

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...

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