Tibetan Mastiffs

Tibetan Mastiffs are one of the largest breeds of dogs. They are descended from the ancient Tibetan breeds that date back to as far as 1100 BC. For centuries the large Tibetan dogs were isolated in the Himalayan Mountains. They were used to guard property. While they...

Swedish Vallhunds

The Swedish Vallhund is a a breed that is believed to be related to the two Corgi breeds. They are a very old breed, believed to date back to the 8th or 9th century. These dogs were originally brought to Wales by the Vikings and were known as the “Vikingarnas...

Sussex Spaniels

The Sussex Spaniel is one of the oldest dog breeds and they were also one of the first breeds to be recognized by the AKC. This breed was developed during the 1800s in Sussex, England. They were often used as vermin and small game hunters. These dogs were skilled at...

Standard Schnauzers

The Standard Schnauzer is a breed that originated in Germany and is the oldest of the three Schnauzer breeds. They were often used as a working dog on farms. They would guard the livestock and hunt vermin. They would also protect their owner as they traveled. During...

St. Bernards

The St. Bernard is a breed that has been around for a long time, with the first written documentation of them appearing during the early 1700s. These dogs were developed using Swiss Mountain Dogs, Tibetan Mastiffs, Great Danes, and the Great Pyrenees. Early members of...