The Dalmatian

Background: The Dalmatian takes his name from the region of Dalmatia in the country known today as Croatia. The original breeding lines have long been…

The Sealyham Terrier

Background The Sealyham Terrier was developed between 1850 and 1891 at Sealyham House near Wolfscastle in the Welsh county of Pembrokeshire by Captain John Edwardes…

The Australian Shepherd

Background The name “Australian Shepherd” is somewhat misleading. In actuality this breed most likely emerged from the Pyrenees Mountains between Spain and France. It was…

The Afghan Hound

Background DNA testing indicates that Afghan Hounds are descendent from one of the most ancient types of dogs. They’re Sight hounds which makes them one…

Giant Schnauzers

Background The Standard Schnauzer was the originator of the Giant and had been documented as far back as the 1400s. Schnauzers were first called wirehaired…

Mastiff

Background The history of the Mastiff (also known as the English Mastiff or Old English Mastiff) is extensive. They are similar in size and build…

The Maltese

Background There is strong evidence to suggest that the Maltese is an ancient breed, similar looking dogs show up on Greek artwork dating back as…