Category: Working Dogs

  • Bearded Collie

    At the time of the Roman invasions, the bearded collie was already popular in Scotland. By 1500 it was celebrated by shepherd and nobility and in the songs of poets. It is in all likelihood related to the bobtail. Description The bearded collie is robust without being massive – looking. Height: from 21 to 22 […] More

  • Karst Sheepdog - kraški ovčar

    Karst Sheepdog – kraški ovčar

    Origin Like the majority of sheepdogs, the Karst came originally from the Orient. Description It is a robust dog of medium size. Height: from 22 to 24 inches (55-60 cm.)   Weight: dogs 66 to 88 pounds (30 – 4 0 kg.); bitches, 10% less. head:  large, with very well developed teeth, almond-shaped eyes (chestnut […] More

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    Boxer (Open list) (1 submission)

    Boxer owners often say that once you own a boxer, you’ll never own another breed. They love this handsome dog as much for its goofy, friendly personality as they do for his cute pushed-in face and tightly muscled body. Boxers are a happy breed and, if they could pull it off, would sit on their […] More

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    Illyrian Sheepdog – Charplaninatz, Sar Planina

    Like the majority of herd dogs, the illyrian sheepdog comes from the ancien Orient and became autochthonous through acclimatization and selective breeding. The breed was officially recognized in 1930. The Šarplaninac or Sarplaninac or Yugoslavian Shepherd Dog or Illyrian Shepherd Dog is a dog breed of the livestock guardian type named after the Šar Mountains in the border area between Kosovo, FYROM and Albania. It is a molosser-type mountain dog. The origin of the breed […] More

  • Swedish Shepherd (Västgötaspets)

    According to the official Swedish Kennel club, which recognized the breed on October 20, 1948, the Swedish shepherd originated and developed naturally. Despite its similarities to the Weelsh corgi, it should not be confused with similar breeds from other countries Description The average height of the Swedish Vallhund, measured to the withers, is approximately 33 cm […] More

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    Great Dane (Open list) (1 submission)

    The term “gentle giant” comes to mind whenever you meet a Great Dane. Pound for pound, the Great Dane is one of the most charming breeds, with a friendly, outgoing personality that makes it a great pet for anyone who has enough room in his or her home to accommodate its massive frame. Bred originally […] More

  • Norsk Buhund

    Origin According to historians of dog breeding, the Norsk buhund was already widespread in the early Middle Ages. Norwegian colonists brought the dogs to Iceland in 874, and these dogs are the ancestors of the local icelandic breeds. The name buhund means simply cattle dog (bu) dog (hund) Description The Norwegian Buhund has a square […] More

  • Tatra Sheepdog (Owczarek podlhalanski)

    Like the Valée sheepdog, the Tatra sheepdog belongs to the group of dogs descended via the Bergamasco from dogs originally brought to Europe by the Phoenicians. Description The average height for males is 65 to 70 centimetres (26 to 28 in), while for females it is 60 to 65 centimetres (24 to 26 in). Their […] More

  • Valée Sheepdog (Polski owczarek nizinny)

    The Valée sheepdog belongs to the group of sheepdogs descended by way of the Bergamasco from sheepdogs originally imported by the Phoenicians The Polish Lowland Sheepdog (Polish: Polski Owczarek Nizinny, also PON), is a medium-sized, shaggy-coated, sheep dog breed native to Poland. Appearance The PON is a muscular, thick-coated dog. The double coat can be […] More

  • Maremma dog

    Maremma Sheepdog

    These dogs have existed for as long as man has kept sheep and needed a guardian to defend them Description The Maremma Sheepdog has a solid, muscular build, a thick white coat, a large head and a black nose. According to the breed standard, males should weigh 35 to 45 kilograms (77 to 99 lb) […] More

  • Saint Bernard

    Traveling through the Alps was a dangerous business before the era of modern transportation. That’s why the monks at the Saint Bernard Pass between Switzerland and Italy began using their dogs in search and rescue operations. These giant, red-and-white dogs quickly became known around the world as the Saint Bernard. Today, the Saint Bernard is […] More

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    Rotweiller (Open list) (2 submissions)

    Nicknamed the “butcher’s dog,” the rottweiler has been around since the Roman Empire, where it was bred to move cattle to market and guard them along the way. Today, it is beloved for its loyalty and intelligence. The rottweiler easily adapts to any role, from therapy dog to obedient pet to family clown. Its dense, […] More

  • Bergamasco

    More than two o thousand years ago Phoenician merchants brought into Europe some hairy sheepdogs.  These were first centered in Tuscany, where the Maremma sheepdog developed, and then in the north of Italy, where the development of the Bergamasco began. The name of the breed comes from the valleys of the province of Bergamo. From […] More