Berger Picard For Active Owners

Where Do Berger Picards Come From? The Berger Picard’s name comes from Picardy , a region in the northwest of France.   The Berger Picard is also known as the Picardy Shepherd. Picardy is an agricultural region and has plentiful rich pastureland. The breed was used to guard and herd livestock. The farmers and cattlemen of the region take pride in their home-grown sheepdog. [...]

Berger Picard For Active Owners2022-01-17T06:56:10-08:00

Pyrenean Shepherd An Energetic Herding Dog

The Pyrenean Shepherd, or "Pyr Shep", is an energetic herding dog that hails from the mountains in southern France and northern Spain.   How the Pyrenees mountains got their name is (maybe) rooted in Greek mythology. In Greek mythology, Pyrene was a princess who gave her name to the Pyrenees mountains when Hercules buried her there. Herding dogs like the Pyrenean Shepherd are intelligent [...]

Pyrenean Shepherd An Energetic Herding Dog2021-04-17T05:51:54-07:00

Fun Loving Icelandic Sheepdogs Make Devoted Family Pets

Every time I research a dog article, I end up wanting to own one.  So this time, it certainly was the case for the Icelandic Sheepdog, a playful family pet.  They were fully recognized by the AKC in 2010 and included in the herding group. The Icelandic Sheepdog is a charmingly friendly and faithful all-around herder of small-to-medium size. A densely coated Nordic spitz-type [...]

Fun Loving Icelandic Sheepdogs Make Devoted Family Pets2021-07-26T05:24:26-07:00

Shetland Sheepdog A Small Dog With A Big Heart

Where Do Shetland Sheepdogs Come From? Although it closely resembles the Collie, the Shetland Sheepdog (Sheltie) is not a smaller version of its larger relative. Instead, it was developed independently using various other dog breeds. Shelties come from the rugged Shetland Islands. The Collie is part of the Shelties's mix but was included much later in its development. Unlike Texas, everything is smaller in [...]

Shetland Sheepdog A Small Dog With A Big Heart2021-03-26T06:00:50-07:00

Herding Group Dogs Need To Be Smart

About Herding Dogs Herding dogs were bred with specific characteristics in mind. They all have the inborn ability to keep herd animals together and direct them in a certain direction or to the desired destination.  This herding ability requires an intelligent dog who can quickly learn commands and lives to please and obey its owner. Herding dogs are excellent family pets. Their herding instinct [...]

Herding Group Dogs Need To Be Smart2021-03-08T08:42:06-08:00

Australian Shepherds Are Very Smart Dogs

Australian Shepherds, like most herding dogs, are very smart dogs. They have ties to Australia but did not originate from that continent so may not true Australians.  Apparently, the Australian Shepherd, sometimes just called the "Aussie," descended from a herding dog from Europe.  Aussies immigrated to Australia years ago and then found their way to California.  Since the California ranchers thought the dog was [...]

Australian Shepherds Are Very Smart Dogs2021-03-04T08:31:38-08:00

Versatile Belgian Shepherds Are Extremely Loyal Family Pets

The Belgian Malinois, Groenendael, Laekenois, and Tervuren are either separate dog breeds or one of four variations of the same dog breed. It depends on where you live. In the United States, the American Kennel Club (AKC) considers the Malinois and the others to be unique dog breeds. In other parts of the world, the Malinois is a variation of the Belgian Shepherd [...]

Versatile Belgian Shepherds Are Extremely Loyal Family Pets2021-03-04T08:33:42-08:00

Popular German Shepherd Dogs Are Best At Everything

A German Shepherd is naturally protective, so you need to make sure it knows that a visitor is not a threat to his family. If you are considering a rescue dog, it is prudent to learn how the dog was trained. If I now lived somewhere that a big dog would be practical,  the German Shepherd would be first on my list of dogs [...]

Popular German Shepherd Dogs Are Best At Everything2021-06-13T07:48:12-07:00

Cardigan Welsh Corgis Royal Family Dogs

Cardigan Welsh Corgis Are Royal Family Dogs The most famous Corgis in the world are those owned by England's Queen Elizabeth.  Even if you are just a peasant, however, the Corgi will still be your loyal pet.  They can live in a variety of settings, from the city to the farms. For their size, they need daily physical and mental exercise.  Cardigans are a [...]

Cardigan Welsh Corgis Royal Family Dogs2021-07-14T07:29:45-07:00

Canaan Dog – An Ancient Breed

Canaan dogs are an ancient dog breed.  They are also known as the Bedouin Sheepdog.  They are native to the Middle East, but today Canaan dogs are more common in Israel. This dog breed may have witnessed the oldest biblical stories.  Petroglyphs of dogs dating thousands of ago appear on rocks in Saudi Arabia.  Those dogs closely resemble the Canaan dog. Canaan dogs [...]

Canaan Dog – An Ancient Breed2021-03-05T16:55:22-08:00
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