Chow Chow

Chow Chow

     Origin and Early History Chow Chows are considered to be one of the oldest dog breeds around. They were found in Ancient China as early as the Han Dynasty (about 220 B.C.). They were used primarily for hunting in China, but their coats were harvested for human...
Shiba Inu

Shiba Inu

Shiba Inu   Origin and brief history Of the six original spitz breeds from Japan, the Shiba Inu is the smallest. They are small and very agile and bred for hunting. The Shiba Inu is smaller but resembles an Akita. It is one of the last ancient dogs still in existence....
Chinese Shar Pei

Chinese Shar Pei

    Origin and Brief History As its name might suggest, the Chinese Shar Pei breed originated from China. While the early history of these dogs is unclear, what is certain is that small clay figurines have been found in China dating back approximately 2,000 years. The...
Keeshond

Keeshond

  Keeshond Origin and brief history: The Keeshond origins can be traced back to the Netherlands.  Its breed is said to be a mix of multiple breeds, including Pomeranian, Finnish Spitz, and Samoyed, among others.  During the French Revolution, the Keeshond became a...
Lhasa Apso

Lhasa Apso

Lhasa Apso   Origin and brief history: The Lhasa Apso originated in Tibet and is of the non-sporting group. It was mainly bred to alert Monks in the Buddhist monasteries of intruders. The name originated from the capital city of Tibet, which is Lhasa and from the word...
Tibetan Terrier

Tibetan Terrier

      Tibetan Terrier   Origin and Brief History: Tibetan terriers originated in Tibet over 2000 years ago. Although its name can be misleading, this dog has no connection to the terrier family. This breed was given this name because it resembled a terrier. This type...
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