The Tibetan Terrier is not a member of the terrier group, the name being given to it by European travelers to Tibet who were reminded of terriers from back home when they first encountered the breed. Its origins are uncertain: Some sources[who?] claim them to be lucky temple dogs, whereas others[who?] place them as [...]
The Tibetan Spaniel is a breed of assertive, small, intelligent dogs originating in the Himalayan mountains of Tibet. They share ancestry with the Pekingese, Japanese Chin, Shih Tzu, Lhasa Apso, and Pug. This breed is not a true Spaniel; its breeding and role differs quite a bit (Spaniels are gun dogs.) The name Spaniel may [...]
The Shiba Inu (柴犬?) is the smallest of the six original and distinct breeds of dog from Japan A small, agile dog that copes very well with mountainous terrain, the Shiba Inu was originally bred for hunting. It is similar in appearance to the Akita, though much smaller in stature. It is one of the [...]
A schnauzer (play /ˈʃnaʊzər/) (German: [ˈʃnaʊtsɐ], plural schnauzers) is a German dog type that originated in Germany in the 15th and 16th centuries. The term comes from Schnauze, the German word for “snout”, because of the dog’s distinctively bearded snout. Some authorities, such as Encyclopædia Britannica, also claim that the name is derived from the [...]
The Löwchen (German: “little lion”) is a breed of dog that once had the dubious distinction, like the Portuguese Water Dog and the Havanese, of being the rarest dog in the world. Even today, the breed generally has fewer than a few hundred new registrations each year worldwide.
The Lowchen is a breed [...]
The Lhasa Apso (/ˈlɑːsə ˈæpsoʊ/ LAH-sə AP-soh) is a non-sporting dog breed originating in Tibet. It was bred as an interior sentinel in the Buddhist monasteries, who alerted the monks to any intruders who entered. Lhasa is the capital city of Tibet and apso is a word in the Tibetan language meaning “Bearded,” so Lhasa [...]
The Kyi-Leo (pronounced “ki” as in “kite”) is a small yet sturdy rare dog breed.
It was first introduced in the 1950s in the San Francisco Bay area by the accidental crossing of a Maltese and a Lhasa Apso. This produced a type of dog that caught the attention of several individuals. The [...]
The Keeshond (play /ˈkeɪz.hɒnd/ KAYZ-hond; plural: Keeshonden) is a medium-sized dog with a plush two-layer coat of silver and black fur with a ‘ruff’ and a curled tail. It originated in Holland, and its closest relatives are the German spitzes such as the Pomeranian. Originally called the German Spitz, more specifically the Wolfsspitz, the name [...]
The French Bulldog is a small breed of domestic dog, related to the English Bulldog and American Bulldog.
History French Bulldodg circa 1890 European Brindle French Bulldog
The origin of the modern French Bulldog breed descends directly from the dogs of the Molossians, an ancient Greek tribe. The dogs were spread throughout the ancient [...]
The Dalmatian (Croatian: Dalmatinac, Dalmatiner) is a breed of dog whose roots are often said to trace back to Dalmatia, a region of Croatia where the first illustrations of the dog have been found. The Dalmatian is noted for its unique black- or brown-spotted coat and was mainly used as a carriage [...]