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st bernard
Dogs

St Bernard Characteristics & Background

The St Bernard is a very large size working dog. They originate from the Western Alps of Italy and Switzerland. The original purpose of St Bernards was to serve as rescue dogs in the St Bernard Pass of Switzerland. There is a hospice for travelers of the St Bernard Pass, it was founded by Bernard …

rottweiler
Dogs

Rottweiler Characteristics & History

The Rottweiler is a medium to large size dog that is naturally domestic. The original purpose of Rottweilers was to herd livestock and to pull carts with meat from said livestock. The need for Rottweilers to herd and haul saw a decline because railways were quicker and more efficient. In current days, Rottweilers serve roles …

beagle
Dogs

Beagle Dog Characteristics & History

The beagle is a small breed of dog who is part of the branch of hound dogs. Beagles are scent hounds that’s primary purpose is to serve as a hunting dog. They make great hunting dogs because of their excellent tracking abilities. Their hunting tracking abilities can be likened to those of Chesapeake Bay Retrievers. …

chesapeake bay retriever
Dogs

Chesapeake Bay Retriever Characteristics

The Chesapeake Bay Retriever is a large size dog that belongs to the retriever breed. They share a striking resemblance with Labrador Retrievers, even sharing their strong hunting ability. Chesapeake Bay Retrievers have a bright and happy personality. Chesapeake Bay Retriever History & Background Nobody is completely sure when Chesapeake Bay Retrievers began to inhabit …

siberian husky
Dogs

Siberian Husky Characteristics

The Siberian Husky is a medium size dogs that belongs to a breed of working dogs. Siberian Huskies belong to the Spitz genetic family of dogs. They look quite similar to the Alaskan Malamute breed of dog, but they are slightly smaller. Siberian Husky History & Background Apart from the name, it is easy to …

bloodhound
Dogs

Bloodhound Dog Characteristics

The Bloodhound is a large size dog that belong to the scent hound breed of dogs. They were originally bred for hunting purposes. They excelled at deer and wild board hunting. Bloodhounds are not only great for hunting, but they’re are also used in missing persons searches. Bloodhound History & Background When Bloodhounds were first …

jack russell terrier
Dogs

Jack Russell Terrier Characteristics

The Jack Russell Terrier is a small-sized dog that belongs to the Terrier breed. They saw development a little over 200 years ago in Great Britain. They make great fox hunting dogs. This was the main reason for their development. Jack Russell Terrier History & Background The Jack Russell Terrier was bred in the southern …

golden retriever
Dogs

Golden Retriever Characteristics

The Golden Retriever is a medium-large sized dog of the Retriever breed. They are renown for their abilities as gun dogs, or hunting dogs. What makes them great hunting dogs is there ability to retrieve delicate small game without damaging it. Golden Retriever History & Background Golden Retrievers were originally bred in Scotland during the …

alaskan malamute
Dogs

Alaskan Malamute Characteristics

The Alaskan Malamute is a large breed of dog. They were originally bred as sled dogs, due to their strength and endurance. It is one of the oldest breeds of dog. Mixing Alaskan Malamutes with other breeds is not very common. This has lead to them keeping the same appearance since their existence was discovered. …

labrador retriever
Dogs

Labrador Retriever Characteristics

The Labrador retriever, also known simply as, Labrador, is a medium to large breed of retriever. Labrador retriever’s are also known as gun dogs, or hunting dogs. The Labrador is the most popular breed of dog in North America and the United Kingdom. Labrador Retriever History and Background Originating in the Newfoundland province of Canada, …