Saluki Dog

Saluki Dog Breed Profile

The Saluki is considered to be the most ancient of all dog breeds. There is evidence of their existence found in art work on Egyptian tombs that are dated thousands of years B.C. Arab nomads from the ancient civilization of Seleucia (where this breed got its name from) used the Saluki dogs to hunt animals…

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Basset Hound Dog

Basset Hound Dog Breed Profile

Although we cannot pinpoint the exact time period in history when the Bassett Hound was created, historians have noted that the first mention of this dog was found within 16th-century text that made reference to “short-legged dogs used for badger hunting”. We also know that similar dwarf breeds that had short legs were used in…

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Basenji Dog

Basenji Dog Breed Profile

The Basenji is one of the oldest and most primitive of all dog breeds. This animal was discovered by Pygmy hunters in the lands of the African Congo. The early tribes used them as pack hunters which helped drive small game into net traps. England started to see Basenji dogs brought to their lands during…

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Dachshund Dog

Dachshund Dog Breed Profile

The Dachshund was officially recognized by the AKC in the early 1900s, and according the the current AKC registration list, this dog has become one of the top five registered breeds of today. This small sized member of the hound group has an unforgettable appearance, with a short, long body, small legs, and a handsome…

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Bloodhound Dog

Bloodhound Dog Breed Profile

Although the bloodhound is one of those dogs that has a lazy facial expression and is often found lying around the house, do not let these characteristics fool you. This dog can be an extremely focused and energetic tracker once he catches a trail scent. And the bloodhound is known to be very independent, tough,…

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Beagle Dog

Beagle Dog Breed Profile

The Beagle is one of those dog breeds that thrives off human companionship. A very amiable animal that was originally bred to be a pack hunter, the Beagle is an enthusiastic adventure seeker. The ideal playtime for this dog would be rummaging and exploring through forests and wooded areas. He absolutely adores his owner and…

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German Shepherd Dog

German Shepherd Dog Breed Profile

The German Shepherd is currently listed as the third most popular dog breed registered with the AKC.  This dog resembles that of its ancestor, the Wolf, and was originally bred to be the ideal hurting Shepherd and guard dog. Although this breed went through several name changes during World War I, mainly due to its…

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Shetland Sheepdog Dog

Shetland Sheepdog Dog Breed Profile

The Shetland Sheepdog originated in the 1800s and its ancestors were from Scotland, which worked as herding dogs. These early dogs were fairly small, about 20 inches in height, which further developed into the current Shetland Sheepdog.  It is said that other dogs came into the mix as well, which helped produce this breed, namely…

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Border Collie Dog

Border Collie Dog Breed Profile

The Border Collie has been bred for over 100 years with functionality as the number one priority. These sheep herding dogs were abundant in Great Britain during the 1800s, however they were made up of different types. Most of these dogs were considered to be “fetching” dogs who had the ability to circle stock and…

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Bearded Collie Dog

Bearded Collie Dog Breed Profile

Although the exact origin of the Bearded Collie is not known for sure, it is estimated that this dog probably originated from one of two breeds: the Lowland Polish Sheepdog or the Magyar Komondor. We do know for certain, by specific records, that two Lowland Polish Sheepdogs made their way to Scotland when Polish traders…

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