Homeland and time of occurrence: Belgium, XVII century; height 62-64 cm, weight 18-27 kg
Description: These are serious, able to stand up for themselves dogs that prefer to live in the vast countryside. They are sometimes aggressive towards unfamiliar dogs. Differing in their independent temper, they nevertheless do not show excessive stubbornness. The Ardennes Bouvier has a double coat of wool, represented by a soft undercoat and a rough and tough outer layer of wool. Due to this, they are not afraid of even the most severe frosts. Continue reading
Homeland and time of occurrence: Germany, XVII century; height 25-30 cm, weight 3-3.5 kg
Description: An affinch pinscher is a small-sized, wire-haired dog whose intelligence and behavior make it a model pet. Wool color gray; the muzzle is covered with coarse hair, with shaggy eyebrows, especially.
Breed history: As a result of special studies, it was concluded that local small Pinschers, along with pug-like Asian dogs, undoubtedly participated in the creation of the breed. Continue reading
Homeland and time of occurrence: Argentina, 1920s; height 61-69 cm, weight 36-45 kg.
Description: The Great Dane of Argentina is a solid, imposing dog with a powerful character. The body of these dogs is covered with a short, thick, smooth and shiny coat of white color. Mention is also made of the massive skull along with strong, powerful jaws.
Breed history: In the 1920s, Antonio Martinez, a famous Argentine breeder, developed an original breeding program, the purpose of which was to obtain individuals of dogs capable of preying on such predators like cougars, jaguars, etc. Continue reading