Russell Terrier

The Russell Terrier originally came from England but was developed further in Australia. His small size meant he could be carried in terrier bags on the back of horses, essential for the rough terrain. He has many shared characteristics with the Parson Russell Terrier but both breeds are different in height and body type. He’s … Read more…

Rat Terrier

The Rat Terrier is an American dog but was created from a mix of Fox Terrier, Beagle, Manchester Terrier, Old English White Terrier, Toy Fox Terrier, Italian Greyhound and Whippet. From 1910 through to the 1930s, he was among the most popular farm dogs and was used to hunt, catch rats and other creatures and … Read more…

Pharaoh Hound

The Pharaoh Hound is among the oldest of domestic dogs to ever be recorded. He dates back to ancient Egypt in 3000 B.C. The Phoenicians brought him to Gozo and Malta from Egypt when they settled there and he’s now Malta’s national dog. He’s an ideal lure and hunting dog for rabbits, is extremely fast … Read more…

Pyrenean Shepherd

The Pyrenean Shepherd herded sheep for numerous centuries within Southern France’s Pyrenees Mountains. He first came out of the mountains to help French soldiers during WWI. Thousands of dogs gave their lives as search and rescue dogs and couriers, accompanying guards and finding soldiers who were injured. There are two types: the Smooth-Faced and the … Read more…

Puli

The Puli is an ancient Hungarian sheepdog and has been doing that for over 1000 years. The Magyars brought his ancestors into the country and he was similar to the Komondor and the Kuvasz. Because of inbreeding in the 17th century, he nearly became extinct but was revived in 1912 and was finally identified as … Read more…

Plott

The Plott was brought to America from Germany in 1750 by two Plott brothers. One died during the voyage but the other one settled in North Carolina and he named the dog after his family. Today, the Plott is the State dog of North Carolina. The brother’s descendents were all mountain men who hunted boar … Read more…

Pekingese

Pekingese

The Pekingese was depicted in Chinese art as far back as the 8th century during the Tang dynasty. He’s named after the old city of Peking, which is now named Beijing. He was sacred in ancient China and only royalty could own such a dog. Death was the punishment for stealing a Pekingese. He was … Read more…