Pomeranian

Pomeranian

The Pomeranian originated from Pomerania (which is now Poland and Germany) and weighed almost 30 pounds. He was a great sheep herder at that time. In 1870 he became better known when the English Kennel Club recognised this Spitz dog. Queen Victoria fell in love with the Pomeranian while visiting Florence, Italy and brought one … Read more…

Schipperke

Schipperke

The Schipperke originally came from Belgium and his size was bred down from a black sheepdog known as a Leauvenaar. He worked as a watchdog, a ratter on river barges and with tradesmen. His name came from “schip” which is Flemish for boat. Another typical nickname is “Little Captain.” He’s mischievous, active and loves being … Read more…

Samoyed

Samoyed

The Samoyed is an ancient working dog and is almost a primitive dog. There’s no mixture of fox or wolf in his breeding. The Samoyede people from Siberia developed this dog. He was used to herd reindeer, haul sledges, hunt and as a guard dog. The Samoyede people loved these dogs and allowed the dogs … Read more…

Rottweiler

Rottweiler

The Rottweiler originally followed the Romans and their herds when they invaded Europe. His guarding and controlling instinct was noticed by the Germans and bred for these traits. As these needs reduced, he almost became extinct. In the early1900s, his breed was formally acknowledged. He’s a powerful, robust dog with great endurance and intellect and … Read more…

Rhodesian Ridgeback

The Rhodesian Ridgeback originates from South Africa where he was bred by Boer farmers to be a hunting dog in the wild. In 1877, Reverend Helm brought two of these dogs to Rhodesia to help hunt lions on horseback. He’s also called the African Lion Hound. His unique feature is the ridge on his back. … Read more…

Poodle

The Poodle originally came from Germany and was a water retriever. The “poodle clip” cut is designed to help him glide through the water easier. The patches of hair that are left protect his vital organs and joints from cold. The Standard Poodle is the oldest of the three types. The Toy Poodle was used … Read more…

Pembroke Welsh Corgi

The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is from Pembrokeshire and Flemish weavers brought his direct ancestors over the Channel in 1107. His ancestors included the Keeshond, Samoyed, Pomeranian, Finnish Spitz, Norwegian Elkhound and Chow Chow and resembled the Schipperkes. He’s shorter than the Cardigan Corgi and has lighter boned legs. He’s one of the best companions because … Read more…