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It is believed that the roots of English Bulldogs are common with Great Danes of the Caucasus, ancient Roman Mastiffs, Molossian Great Danes from Greece and Celtic guard dogs. How exactly the genes of all these dogs were mixed - history is silent, but it is known that the ancestors of modern English bulldogs appeared in England in the 16th century. The name of the breed comes from the English 'bull' - a bull: the breed was bred specifically for baiting bulls with dogs - a common pastime for the population of England. In 1835, baiting was banned, and the breed was on the verge of extinction. The remaining purebred animals became the founders of the English Bulldog breed. In the 18th century, dogs of this breed were used for hunting wild boars and bears, as well as for dog fights.Read more →
The distant ancestors of the modern Basenji appeared around 3000 BC. Central Africa is considered their homeland: Congo, Sudan, Liberia. Locals used these dogs as hunting dogs: a delicate scent, speed, ingenuity and interest in prey made Basenji indispensable assistants. The breed was also very popular in Egypt: puppies were presented to royalty as a valuable gift. Images, figurines and even mummies of these dogs have been found in the tombs of the pharaohs. The Egyptians believed that basenjis scare away evil spirits and attract the help of light forces to their owner.Read more →
Greyhounds are a group of breeds of hunting dogs used for unarmed hunting of animals. The word 'greyhound', according to Dahl's dictionary, means: 'quick, agile, quick, quick, lively, zealous.' It is easy to guess that the hallmarks of these animals should be high speed, endurance and agility. They are characterized by a thin skeleton, long legs, dry muscles, and an elongated skull. Unlike hounds, greyhounds are more adapted for hunting in open areas.Read more →
If friendliness, devotion, wit and cheerfulness are the qualities that you value in a dog, then you should definitely get to know the Golden Retriever breed better.Read more →