Siberian Husky

the Siberian Husky GENTLE, LOVING, JOYFUL History & Origin These sweet natured dogs have a very ancient and noble history. The breed was developed by the Chukchi people over a period of 3, 000 years, and was an integral part of these people’s lives. They were not only small and extremely strong and great as working dogs but companions as well, who would sleep...


the Rottweiler ROBUST, POWERFUL, AFFECTIONATE History & Origin It is commonly believed that the Rottweiler of today was originally a breed that was developed from Roman cattle dogs. These dogs accompanied Roman army herds as they moved through Switzerland and finally into Germany. The Rottweiler, or Rottie as it is more commonly called, was used for bear hunting and as a cattle dog during the...


the Pomeranian LOVING, PROFOUNDLY LOYAL, LAP DOG History & Origin This tiny dog breed originates from the ‘spitz’ dogs and has been around for an extremely long time. There are many different theories as to the dog’s origins, but the fact is that it, or rather its ancestors, have been around for hundreds of years. According to the American Kennel Club (AKC), the German...

American Staffordshire Terrier

the American Staffordshire Terrier ACTIVE, HIGHLY INTELLIGENT, STRONG-MINDED History & Origin There are two schools of thought as to the origin of the American Staffordshire Terrier, or Am Staff, as it is also affectionately called. The first would have it that the breed originated in Britain by breeding Bulldogs with terriers, as breeders were looking for a dog that had the strength and...


the Beagle FUNNY, AFFECTIONATE, HAPPY History & Origin The history of this breed of hound has its roots in ancient times, with the first mention of its ancestor going as far back as the 5th century. The term ‘Beagle’ was first coined during medieval times. These dogs were tiny and were often referred to as pocket dogs or pocket Beagles because their owners could...


the Havanese ACTIVE, SMART, FLUFFY History & Origin Havanese dogs are related to the people-pleasing Bichon. They’re thought to be descended from the Barbet, a water spaniel which evolved into the Barbichon which later became the Bichon line we know today. There are many theories about how the Havanese came to be. One hypothesis is that they are the descendants of the Italian Bolognese...

Bull Terrier

the Bull Terrier LOVABLE, HIGHLY ENERGETIC, CHILDISH History & Origin Originally known as the Bull and Terrier, the Bull Terrier is a breed with its origins in the pits of the dogfighting world. After bull baiting was outlawed, many breeders turned to dog fighting and sought to breed a dog that was agile, strong, intelligent, and which had loads of stamina and endurance. The first...

Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier BOLD, BONNY, BOUNCY History & Origin The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier takes its name from its lovely, golden coat. Bred in Ireland, these dogs are also called the Wheaten Terrier, Wheaten or Irish Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier. Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers share some history with the Irish Terrier and the Kerry Blue, both typical Irish dog breeds. It is a...

Doberman Pinscher

the Doberman Pinscher GENTLE, INTELLIGENT, GUARD History & Origin The father of the Doberman Pinscher breed came from humble origins. Karl Friedrich Louis Dobermann is believed to have worked a number of jobs, being a skinner, dog catcher, and night watchman. He wanted to develop a breed of dog that was intelligent, brave, and an excellent guard dog. Due to his job as...

Bichon Frise

the Bichon Frise CURLY, PLAYFUL, GENTLE History & Origin Bichon Frise (pronounced as Beeshawn FREE-say), which is French for small, curly-haired dogs, are soft, white clouds of cuteness that are known for their gentle, playful and human-loving nature. Even the royals could not resist these energy-packed powder puffs! It is said that King Henry III loved his Bichons so much he wore them around...