American Cocker Spaniel Dog

Cocker Spaniel Dog Breed Profile

Cocker Spaniels (the American version) were derived from English Cocker Spaniels after they found their way to the United States in the late 1800s. Americans preferred to breed a smaller sized Spaniel that would be ideal to hunt quail in various other small birds. Although the exact practice and decision to which the American version…

Boston Terrier Dog

Boston Terrier Dog Breed Profile

Most dog breeds have very little documentation to show proof of their origin and ancestry.  Because of this lack of factual history, the information on most of these breeds are assumed as best possible, however, the history of the Boston Terrier is different.  This dog breed is well documented. During the late 1800s, wealthy families…

English Bulldog Dog

Bulldog Dog Breed Profile

The Bulldog is one of those breeds that carries a mean looking facial expression, but is actually a delight to have as a pet. This dog was originally bred to attack bulls, literally.  History has it that these ferocious little guys used to attack and bite the nose of large bulls in the ring for…

Dalmatian Dog

Dalmatian Dog Breed Profile

The Dalmatian is easily known by its striking black-spotted pattern design.  However, the origin of this interesting color pattern is still unknown. Its name however, stems from Dalmatia, which is a region located in western Yugoslavia. This dog breed was recognized by the AKC back in the year 1888 and has remained popular ever since.…

Finnish Spitz Dog

Finnish Spitz Dog Breed Profile

Today’s Finnish Spitz dog stems from its ancestors, northern Spitz dogs, which were owned by Finno-Ugrian tribes traveling across the lands of Eurasia and Finland. It is theorized that these early dogs were used as watchdogs. Soon after, they were used to help assist hunters. While most dog breeds experience crossbreeding through time, this dog…

Lowchen Dog Breed

Lowchen Dog Breed Profile

Pronounced “Lerv-chun”, the Lowchen name means “Little Lion Dog”. This dog breed shares its roots with several other members of the Bichon family, such as the Havanese and Bichon Frise. The exact origin of the Lowchen is still unknown, even though several countries have all claimed to have started the breed (France, Russia, and Germany).…