Schipperkes

The Schipperke is a breed that originated in the Flemish region of Belgium. They are believed to have been bred down in size from the large, black sheepdog known as the Leauvenaar. These little dogs were often used to work on barges as guard dogs. They were also used...

Salukis

The Saluki is a breed that is believed to have originated in Turkey or possible Iraq or Yemen. They are named for the Middle Eastern city of Saluki, which no longer exists today. They are one of the oldest breeds of domesticated dogs and are also known as the Gazelle...

Russell Terriers

The Russell Terrier is a recently recognized breed. The Jack Russell Terrier was split into two different breed which are now known as the Russell Terrier and the Parson Russell Terrier. The Russell Terriers are closest to what people think of when they think of the...

Rhodesian Ridgebacks

The Rhodesian Ridgeback is a breed that originated in the southern part of Africa in the 17th century when they were brought there by European settlers. These dogs were then bred with the indigenous African hunting dogs to create the Rhodesian Ridgeback. Then the...

Redbone Coonhounds

The Redbone Coonhound is a breed related to the red foxhounds that were brought to the United States by immigrant from Ireland and Scotland in the 1700s. For a long time these dogs were used a hunting companions but there was no established breed standard. Then during...