Day: June 17, 2015

Swedish Vallhund Breed

Swedish Vallhund Breed

The Swedish Vallhund, known as the “Viking dog,” was traditionally bred to herd cattle, guard homes, and catch rats. The breed was brought to Wales by the Vikings in the 800’s are said to be related to the Cardigan Welsh Corgi and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi. Swedish Vallhunds love attention and are known to instinctually […]

Peruvian Inca Orchid Breed

Peruvian Inca Orchid Breed

The Peruvian Inca Orchid, aka “Peruvian Hairless Dog” were known to be kept as pets during the Inca Empire. The breed has a tendency to sleep in tight spaces. Peruvian folklore says that letting the dog “hug” you is believed to help alleviate stomach pain and conditions such as asthma. Due to their lack of […]

Lagotto Romagnolo Breed

Lagotto Romagnolo Breed

The Lagotto Romagnolo is a water-retrieving breed famous in Italy for its ability to locate truffles. They have a very good nose, are easy to train, and are known for being loyal and affectionate. Lagotto Romagnolo means “lake dog from Romagna.” They are an incredibly rare breed, especially in the United States, where there were […]

Karelian Bear Dog Breed

Karelian Bear Dog Breed

The Karelian Bear Dog is a Finnish breed that was traditionally used for hunting squirrels, moose, lynx, wolf, and the Eurasian Brown Bear. The breed has been utilized as bear control tools in both Yosemite and Glacier National Parks and by the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife. They are extremely social dogs that […]

Fila Brasileiro Breed

Fila Brasileiro Breed

The Fila Brasileiro is a member of the Mastiff family and a descendant of the 15th century English Mastiff, Bloodhound, Bulldog, and Rafeiros. The breed has a keen sense of smell and an exceptional tracking ability. It is also known for herding and controlling livestock and large game. Fila Brasileiro are being courageous, determined, confident, […]

Telomian Breed

Telomian Breed

The Telomian is a unique Malaysian dog breed, which was used to protect the habitats of the indigenous people of Peninsular Malaysia from rats and snakes. Since their early owners’ habitats were elevated huts, the breed developed the ability to climb up ladders to reach them. The breed is extremely intelligent, alert, and obedient. Telomians […]

New Guinea Singing Dog Breed

New Guinea Singing Dog Breed new guinea singing hound

The New Guinea Singing Dog is said to be one of the rarest breeds in the world. The breed has a fox-like appearance and is known for its characteristic ability to vary the pitch of its howl. They exhibit a structural flexibility that allows for them to squeeze through any space that will fit their […]

Catahoula Leopard Dog Breed

Catahoula Leopard Dog Breed Catahoula Leopard Hound

The Catahoula Leopard Dog originates from Louisiana and is also known as the “Catahoula Cur.” It was traditionally used to round up feral pigs and escaped livestock and is believed to have originated from the Nordic Wolfhound. The Catahoula Leopard Dog was originally bred by Native Americans. The breed is known for hunting a variety […]

Chinook Dog Breed Profile

The Chinook originated in New England in the early 20th century and is the official dog of the state of New Hampshire. They are hard working dogs known for their sled dog capabilities. Chinooks also excel at carting, flyball, search and rescue, and packing. They are bred to work in teams and are calm, non-aggressive, […]