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The History of Dog Breeds


The Beagle emerged in England as a hunter's companion, and in the 14th century it was used for hunting hares.

World champion in smell, often drive the owners crazy on the sidewalks, because it has an uncontrollable desire to discover the origin of the odor.

At home, he is always full of energy, which has earned him fame as a watchdog.

Boxer was developed in 19th century Germany from a bulldog and mastiff crossing. Known as the dog that never ages, he is always willing and energetic to walk until he is old. A curiosity: displays the world's largest dog language, which can exceed 40 cm - he can wrap a chihuaua if you want.

The strength and “don't mess with me” face comes from his fighter background. The bull terrier emerged in the 1830s as a cross between the bulldog and the now extinct English terrier. The idea was to build the ideal fighting dog: bulky as a bulldog, with the agility and health of a typical terrier. Their fighting days, however, became history after the fighting became illegal. And the bull terrier migrated home.

The French Bulldog is one of the most fun and active dogs around. In the mid-19th century, the smallest specimens of the breed were taken from England, where they were born, to France, and soon became a sensation among the socialites - hence the name of French Bulldogs.

It's the same breed as the female from "The Lady and the Tramp." Its origin has been in Spain for over a thousand years. Despite this background, the best known breed today is the English Cocker Spaniel. There is also the American version, with a shorter snout and a grumpy face.

The American University in Cairo has discovered short-legged and long-body dog ​​mummifications and suggests that the breed comes from ancient Egypt. The modern breed standard, however, was born in Germany from crossbreeding of hounds and terriers, par excellence hunting dogs. They are independent, stubborn, tend to bark a lot and bite ankles.

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The golden retriever is the result of crossing a yellow retriever with an already extinct weed water spaniel. The dog is one of the most obedient of the canine kingdom.

Labrador origins date back to fishing culture in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador - hence the name of the breed. The dogs helped fishermen with a variety of swimming activities, such as helping to pull boats on ice and catch fish. It is the most suitable race as a companion of sick people, prescribed as an emotional therapist.

This breed, which honors the city of Lhasa, the capital of Tibet, was worshiped by Buddhists, as they were guard dogs of monasteries. The lhasa were not known until the 20th century. And look, it was the Dalai Lama himself who sent the first wave of lhasas to the Americas for good luck.

The Pomeranian lulu gained popularity as it was Queen Victoria's favorite breed in the 19th century. The height of a lulu is equal to its length. A square dog, look. Moreover, they have a temperament similar to that of felines: they like to be close to their owners, but they are not so mean.

In 1899, a retired German cavalry officer, Max von Stephanitz, registered the first German shepherd on earth. Today, it is the breed most used by police as it is as strong as it is easy to train - trainers say you can teach everything to a pastor, with the advantage that he risks more than his biped colleagues.

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Beneath the aristocratic bearing and extravagant grooming is a highly developed brain. The breed is considered one of the smartest in the canine world. Long before becoming a companion dog, the poodle was used for water hunting in the Middle Ages, seeking birds that fell into ponds and rivers after being hunted down by hunters.

No one would suspect that this harmless puppy was once the stone in Napoleon Bonaparte's shoe. The emperor's wife, Josefina, had a jealous pug, who didn't like the general at all. The mascot is said to have prevented Bonaparte from entering the room several times. The breed originated in China and was brought to the Netherlands at the time of the Great Navigations. Having a pug at home is a guarantee of company and constant snoring, caused by the flattened snout that makes it difficult for you to breathe.

This dog has dual personality. He may be aggressive and unstable or obedient and affectionate. You must be taught to obey the house rules, to be kind to acquaintances, or to be alert to strangers. Training it is mandatory. Care is little: the rottweiler has the worst bite of the canine kingdom.

Alert and smart, the schnauzers were used as Red Cross food carriers during World War I. They were originally bred as rat hunters in the 14th century. They are now prized companion dogs.

The yorkshire frog, bark a lot, are restless and stubborn. It's hard to understand how so much personality fits in such a small dog. Even so, yorkshire is the most popular lap dog in the world. Formerly used in public rat-hunting events in England.

While dogs of defined breed often become ill, crossbreed squander health. What is special about them is precisely miscegenation. What is special about them is precisely the miscegenation, since they do not go through common processes in kennels to "purify" the breeds.

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