Siberian Husky Dog

Siberian Husky Dog Breed Profile

The Siberian  Husky was originally developed in Northeast Asia by the Chukchi people, and at that time was named the Chukchi Husky.  Although its ancestry is not known, this dog is definitely related to the Spitz family. Way back during the Alaskan Gold Rush, these dogs were extremely important to life in the Arctic regions. …

Bullmastiff Dog Breed

Bullmastiff Dog Breed Profile

The Bullmastiff is mistakenly thought of as one of  Britain’s oldest dog breeds.  However, it is actually the Mastiff that is the oldest breed. The Bullmastiff, on the other hand, is a fairly new dog breed that has recently developed. History does show a few crosses between these two dogs as early as the 1790s,…

Great Dane Dog Breed

Great Dane Dog Breed Profile

Always an amazing sight to see, the Great Dane is a very large dog that is said to be the result of the Greyhound and the ancient Molossus war dog. These ancestors helped the Great Dane to be a fearless hunter of big game. By the 14th century, these dogs were widely known for their…

Giant Schnauzer Dog Breed

The Giant Schnauzer Breed Profile

The Giant Schnauzer is categorized in the family groups: Livestock Dog, Schnauzer, and the Herding group. This breed originally came from Germany, out of the the lands of Wurrtemburg and Bavaria. Cattlemen were quite fond of the smaller standard-sized Schnauzer and thus wanted to breed a larger-sized version of the dog for specific jobs. They…

Newfoundland Dog Breed

Newfoundland Dog Breed Profile

The Newfoundland dog breed comes from the coast of, you guessed it, Newfoundland. There is absolutely no disagreement about this fact between dog historians, but quite the opposite is true in reference to its genetic ancestry. We do know that the Newfoundland dog can be traced back to the Tibetan Mastiff dog breed. However, there…

Boxer Dog

The Boxer

If you want a dog that is a marshmallow with your children, but a strong deterrent to criminals, you may want to take a look at the Boxer. The Boxer gets its name from its habit of using its front legs to box when it is fighting. These powerful dogs were originally used as hunting…

Doberman Pinscher Dog

The Doberman Pinscher

Doberman Pinschers are a common sight in the movies. People are used to seeing people running for their lives as aggressive dogs lunge at them with demonic looking eyes. However, in real life, most Dobermans are actually loyal, intelligent family pets. The American Kennel Club classifies the Doberman Pinscher as a member of its Working…