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The Origin Of A Basset Hound - Brief History

Basset Hound History Origins

The Origin Of A Basset Hound - Brief History

The origin of a Basset Hound is traced back to France during the middle ages. A hunter named Hubert bred dogs that were similar to modern day bloodhounds.During this time, Hubert became a monk and founded a monastery. After his death, his fellow monks continued to breed hounds, eventualy breeding a short legged strain of hunting dog, similar to what we now call a Basset Hound. While popular with hunters, Basset wouldn't gain public fame until being entered in a dog shows during mid 1980's and they were a hit. As a result of becoming so popuar it began being...

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The History Of The Chihuahua

Breeds Chihuahua History

The History Of The Chihuahua

So, what is the history of the Chihuahua, the smallest of all dogs? Chihuahua originate in Mexico. It was bred from precursor called the Techichi, which was a little dog that was kept as a pet by the Toltec Indians. There were depictions of Techichi and Chihuahuas in Mesoamerica all the way through first millenium, the middle ages. The Spaniards noted them when Cortez came to Mexico, he said that these little dogs were kept as pets and as food. They were also used as living got watter bottles and what that means, when a person was sick and had...

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Pit Bull Dog Breed History

Facts History Pit Bull

Pit Bull Dog Breed History

Dogs are categorized in 100s of different breeds. In the 1800s the Pit Bull was created by crossbreeding the traditional English Bull baiting dog or English Bulldog with a Terrier. The English Bulldog was bred to take part in a rather barbaric form of animal fighting, called bull baiting. Where the dog control bulls and other large animals by bite it onto their faces and heads. With the rise of welfare laws, blood sports, as they were called, were eventually deemed inhumane and outlawed in the UK in 1835. With that ban, it was decided that concealing underground dogfighting rings...

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Irish Setter Dog Breed Characteristics And Health

Characteristics Facts History Irish Setter

Irish Setter Dog Breed Characteristics And Health

The Irish Setter is considered one of the world's most elegant dogs thanks to their beautifully soft red coat, although the breed was developed for hunting, their popularity has grown as a companion animal and they can be seen in K-9 competitions around the world. In the 18h century, there was already a well-defined type of red and white Irish Setter, which was used for bird hunting. At the end of the century, in the beginning of the 19th, they began to breed the entirely red setter. One of them was the champion Palmerston. As a puppy, he did not...

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Jack Russell Terrier - Top 10 Facts

Breed Facts History Jack Russell

Jack Russell Terrier - Top 10 Facts

Alert, lively and energetic hurricanes, that is how you could describe the famous Jack Russell Terrier. There are top 10 interesting facts about this breed. 1. JOHN RUSSELL The origin of Jack Russell Terrier dates back to 1800's to a priest from Devon named John Russell. Mr. Russell loved a good fox hunt and his idea was to develop a perfect terrier that would be the best hunting companion. 2. ENERGYIf something describes the Jack Russell Terrier the best, it's their energy level. It's incredibly high. If you are looking for a small jogging partner, Jack Russell Terrier is the...

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