All posts written by Matt Beswick

Corgi Breed Information

The Corgi is a herding dog with a long history. The breed has two types: the Cardigan Welsh Corgi and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi. The Cardigan is believed to have come first, with the Pembroke being bred from him. Both varieties are descended from the Keeshond, Pomeranian, Swedish Vallhund, and the Schipperkes. The Celts may […]

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Coton De Tulear Breed Information

The Coton De Tulear is a Bichon type breed, related to the French Bichon and the Italian Bolognese. The breed was established on the African island of Madagascar. It is believed to have descended from the French Bichons brought by French troops in the 16th and 17th centuries. There are also stories that the dog […]

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Cane Corso Breed Information

The Cane Corso is an Italian breed that has been beloved for centuries as a worker and a companion. The breed’s name comes from the Latin word “cohors,” a word that means “guardian,” and “protector.” These traits are easy to see in these dogs, a breed that descended directly from Roman Molossian. The Cane Corso […]

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Chinese Crested Breed Information

The Chinese Crested is a breed with a deceptive name. At first glance it’s reasonable to assume that this breed is from China, but they actually trace their heritage to Africa. They were originally called “African Hairless Terriers.” Chinese traders who sailed to Africa adopted these dogs and used them on their ships to hunt […]

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Dachshund Breed Information

Dachshunds hail from Germany, where they have existed for at least five centuries, although some breeders believe they can be traced back to ancient Egypt. The place and time of Dachshund’s origin are a matter of some debate, with US and UK Kennel Clubs taking differing positions. Commonly believed to have been bred in Germany […]

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Dalmatian Breed Information

The origin of the Dalmatian is a matter of mystery and dispute. The World Canine Organization recognises that it originated in Dalmatia, a region in Croatia, but does not give the country patronage rights to the breed. Similarly spotted dogs have appeared in documents as old as ancient Egypt and as varied as Italy and […]

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English Cocker Spaniel Breed Information

Cockers are one of the oldest known kinds of Land Spaniel. They are descendants of the original Spaniels from Spain and have become a family known to be much diversified in type, size, colour and hunting ability. Before the 17th century, all Spaniels belonged in one group. Eventually, they were grouped based on size and […]

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Greyhound Breed Information

The Greyhound is an old breed originally thought to be related to Egyptian dogs. Recent DNA analysis, however, shows that they’re more likely related to a dog used by the ancient Celts. They were introduced to the United Kingdom in the 5th and 6th century BC. Their name derives from the word “grighund.” “Hund” was […]

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Japanese Chin Breed Information

The little Japanese Chin is an ancient Japanese breed adored by the royal houses for over a thousand years. Originally from China these dogs were given as gifts to the Japanese royalty, although the exact time period is debated. Some put it at around the year 1000 and others around the mid 6th or 7th […]

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Maltese Breed Information

The Maltese is a toy breed and a companion dog, which has been in existence for centuries. Even though its exact origins are not known, it is believed that the Maltese descended from a Spitz type dog. The breed name is thought to have originated from Malta. There are several accounts that refer to the […]

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