Dog Breeds – Miniature Pinscher

Minature Pincsher come from Germany. A careful mix of Dachshund, Doberman, German Pinscher and Greyhound, this breed was originally developed to keep rats and rodents out of barnyards and stables. Often hailed as “The King of Toys” their mini talents include; competitiveness, obedience, agility and guarding property. Their small size makes them effective watchdogs when … Read more

Dog Breeds/Giant Schnauzer

The Giant Schnauzer originated in 1832 on pig and cattle farms in the Bavarian Highlands area of Germany. The breed was originally known as “oberlanders” and a written breed standard wasn’t established until 1923. During this time, breeders used Standard Schnauzers to fix the Schnauzer type and from that came the Giant Schnauzer. When World … Read more

Dog Breeds/Chow Chow

Artwork depicting Chow Chow-like dogs has been dated at over 2,000 years old, establishing the breed as one of the oldest in existence. Throughout the centuries, the Chow has been an all-purpose breed in China; performing duties such as wolf hunting, pulling carts, guarding temples and homes, and many others. It was (and is still) … Read more

Dog Breeds/Pomeranian

Pomeranians are thought to come from wolf-spitz dogs. The wolf-spitz dogs came from the north of Russia and Siberia. The larger versions were used as guard and sledge animals. The smaller versions became the house pets. The Pomeranian became a popular breed during the Queen Victoria’s reign. The Queen liked the smaller version called the … Read more