Kishu Kens

The Kishu Ken, also known as the Kishu Inu, is a Japanese breed that is very rare outside Japan. The words “ken” and “inu” are both Japanese words for dog. This is an ancient breed that has been around for more than 3000 years. They originated...

Karelian Bear Dogs

The Karelian Bear Dog is a breed that was developed in the Karelia region of Norther Europe which today is known as Finland. These dogs are believed to have existed in the area for thousands of years and were used by the early tribes of the area as hunters. These...

Kai Kens

The Kai Ken, sometimes known as the Tora Inu or Tiger Dog, is an ancient and pure breed that originated on Japan’s Honshu Island in the Kai province. Today the area is known as Yamanashi. These dogs were originally bred as versatile hunters that could hunt...

Jindos

The Jindo, also known as the Korean Jindo Dog, is a breed that originates from the island of Jindo in southwest Korea. There are no clear written records of this breed that show their exact origin, but they are believed to have been around since the 13th century....

Hovawarts

The Hovawart is a very old breed that originated in Germany. They are believed to be descended from the Newfoundland, Leonberger and possibly the Hungarian Kuvasz. There are records of these dogs dating as far back as the 13th century, where they were used as...

Hamiltonstövares

The Hamiltonstövare is a breed that was developed during the late 1800s in Sweden by a man named Count Adolf Patrick Hamilton. His goal in creating this breed was to develop a dog that excelled at hunting both hare and foxes. Hamilton used three German breeds that are...

German Spitz

The German Spitz, like many spitz breeds, has been around for about 6000 years and they are descendants of the Nordic herding dogs. They are also known as the Kleinspitz and are believed to have arrived in Europe during the Middle Ages when they traveled with the...

German Longhaired Pointers

The German Longhaired Pointer is a breed that is believed to have been around since the Middle Ages. Developed in Germany, these dogs were an effective pointing breed, but they were considered to be rather slow. They were then bred with Setters and English Pointers in...

French Spaniels

The French Spaniel is a breed that was developed during the 1600s in France and Canada. These dogs were originally bred as bird hunters, and were very popular. These dogs were skilled in flushing out fowl, retrieving, and pointing. They also have an excellent sense of...

Eurasiers

The Eurasier is a German breed that was developed during the 1960s by a breeder named Julius Wipfel. The Keeshond, Chow Chow, and Samoyed were all used during the Eurasier’s development. The purpose in this breed’s creation was to make a dog that was not...