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Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Dog Breed

Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are believed to have been developed through a mixture of retrievers, spaniels and setters and possibly a farm collie cross as well. The breed was apparently originally known as the …

Cocker Spaniel Dog Breed

Cocker Spaniel The Cocker Spaniel was originally developed in Wales and southwestern parts of England to retrieve woodcock, a popular game bird. There are two types of Cocker Spaniels: English and American, which each adhere to their own respective bre …

Beagle Dog Breed

Beagle The Beagle is thought to have evolved from small foxhounds. It originated in Britain and was bred to hunt rabbits and hares. The Beagle is the most popular of its classification with its lively and easy-going personality. A pack dog by nature, t …

Basset Hound Dog Breed

Basset Hound The Basset Hound originated in France where its name means “low set.” Historians believe the breed may have descended from the now-extinct St. Hubert Hound. Basset Hounds work in packs to trail hare and deer where their low, sturdy frame i …

Poodle Dog Breed

Poodle The Poodle has been known in Russia and Germany since the early 16th century. The breed is related to the Portuguese Water Dog and Irish Water Spaniel, and its first job was to retrieve waterfowl. In France, the Poodle was used to scent out truf …

Schnauzer- Miniature, Giant and Standard Dog Breed

The Schnauzer The Schnauzer was originally from Germany, and its name is believed to be derived from the word snout.  This versatile breed comes in 3 sizes, Mini, Standard and Giant, with the mini becoming increasingly popular in cities.  This breed is …

Golden Retriever Dog Breed

Golden Retriever The Golden Retriever is one of the most popular dog breeds in North America. The Golden Retriever is believed to have been developed by a Scotsman in the mid-19th century for hunting and retrieving game (on land and in water). The Gold …

Dachshund Dog Breed

Dachshund The Dachshund is thought to have been developed in Germany in the 16th century to hunt badger and other prey. Meaning “badger dog” in German, the breed would go to ground and dig after the badger. Their short legs and long muscular body made …

Jack Russell Terrier and Parson Russell Terrier Dog Breed

Jack Russell Terrier and Parson Russell Terrier Dog Breed The origins of the Jack Russell Terrier, also known as Parson Russell and Russell Terrier are believed to trace back to Reverend John “Jack” Russell (1795-1883), who was a parson and hunting ent …

Labrador Retriever Dog Breed

Labrador Retriever The Labrador Retriever descended from dogs taken to Newfoundland by explorers, fishermen and settlers and evolved by natural selection. Excellent retrievers of fish and game, they often sailed with fishermen and in the early 1800s, E …