Rottweiler

Rottweiler

The Rottweiler is a medium-large size dog breed whose origins have historically been linked to ancient Rome. The modern Rottweiler is nearly identical to the large mastiff type dogs used by roman armies to guard the cattle they kept on long marches. They are a capable working breed that up till the mid-19th century were …

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Mastiff

Mastiff

The Mastiff (also called ‘English Mastiff’ and ‘Old English Mastiff’) is not only considered as the world’s second largest dog breed  but it is also one of the oldest of dog breeds. These giants originated in England and were brought to the mainland Europe by Caesar around 55 B.C. who noticed their courage as they …

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Doberman

Doberman

The Doberman Pinscher (also known as the Dobe, Dobie or Dobermann) is one of the most common pets in the world and makes for a loyal and intelligent companion dog. Doberman’s are a modern dog breed which was created around 1890 by Karl Friedrich Louis Dobermann, a local tax collector in the German state of …

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Beagle

The modern Beagle is a part of the Hound Group and it was developed in Great Britain. Reverend Phillip Honeywood is credited with the establishment of a beagle pack around the 1830s in Essex that formed the basis for the lovable Beagle of today. Modern Beagles were developed to track game like rabbits and are …

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Bull Dog

english bulldog

The bull dog (also known as the English Bulldog or British Bulldog) originated in England by crossing the Mastiff and the Pug. This breed was most commonly used for bull baiting and bear baiting, a gambling sport in which the bulldog typically attacked the animal (which was lashed to a post) and tried to suffocate …

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Yorkshire Terrier

Yorkshire Terrier

The Yorkshire Terrier (also known as the ‘Yorkie’) was developed in 1800 in area around Yorkshire, England. It is a small dog of the Terrier type and its defining features are the blue silky hair and small size. These pint size dogs have big personalities and are joy to have around the house. Their size …

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German Shepherd

The German Shepherd dog is sometimes also known as the Alsatian. Its is one of the most beloved and versatile of all dog breeds and was ranked as the 3rd most popular dog of 2008 by the American Kennel Club. A saying among fans of this breed is ‘there are two kinds of dogs in …

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Golden Retriever

The Golden Retriever is also known as the Yellow Retriever and it is one of the most intelligent, friendly and popular breeds in the world. The golden retriever was originally developed by Lord Tweedmouth in the Scottish Highlands in the late 1800s. The golden retriever was basically bred as a hunting dog that would retrieve …

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Top 10 Guard Dog Breeds

A guard dog is used to watch for and guard its owners against unwanted animals and/or people. Despite the fact that some breeds are commonly used as guard dogs, opinions differ widely on which breed is the absolute best in this regard. Some people misconstrue a good guard dog with aggressiveness. WRONG!!!! A good guard …

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