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Caucasian Ovcharka Truly Courageous

Massive, strong, enduring and adaptable to various temperatures – a Caucasian Shepherd Dog or Caucasian Ovcharka is truly a super dog.   Originally bred to protect livestock, Caucasian Shepherd Dog is courageous, strong willed and protective towards livestock or family. A handsome dog… A massive dog, a Caucasian Shepherd Dog has a muscular and well-boned body. His heavy, big oval-shaped paws give…

Akbash Dog the loyal guardian

General appearance… The all white Akbash Dog is a large and ancient guard dog breed from Turkey.  The body is muscular, long-legged and slightly longer than tall.  They are capable of running at great speed, have stamina, and a gazelle-like grace. In addition, Akbash Dogs have acute senses of sight and hearing.  Males and females can look strikingly different; males grow faster and larger and…

Rampur Greyhound – The Hunting Hero

One of India’s best-known Greyhound breeds is the Rampur Greyhound. He was named after his native state Rampur (UP) and is known to have existed in Rampur for over 300 years. Here’s more on this exquisite breed. Rampur Greyhounds dogs were generally kept by Maharajas and Nawabs for big hunting games. They are very fast and powerful with strong pasterns to cover great distances at high speed. This…

Brillian BORZOI!

The Borzoi, or as he was known earlier, the Russian Wolfhound, is a tall, elegant dog, streamlined in every sense of the word. He is aerodynamic in structure – built for speed, grace and elegance. If they are fed good food, kept free of worms and fleas, given exercise, love and good grooming, they are a dog to be proud of when walking down the street, as well as a wonderful, faithful companion at…

Protective and Fearless The Central Asian Shepherd!

The Central Asian Shepherd Dog is a protective dog who bonds with his pet parent and his possessions. He is independent, strong, brave and responsible, besides being self assured, calm, balanced, proud, alert and fearless flock guardian. The dogs are very courageous and have high working capacity, endurance and a natural instinct of territory. Fearlessness towards large predators is a…

Anatolian Shepherd: The Guardian Dog

Magnificent ancient working dog who presents an impression of functional utility without exaggerated features! Tall and handsome... Anatolian Shepherd, originated from the region of Turkey, is a large working dog used primarily as a livestock guardian. Large, rugged and impressive, they possess great endurance and agility. These dogs are tall and powerful, yet not massive in build. They have a…

Funtastic Bull Terrier

The unique football head, a healthy, clean, exercised, muscled look… known in England as the ‘Gentleman’s Companion’, Bull Terriers are a classically beautiful dog -  a balanced, lively unique terrier! In 30 years with Bull Terriers, I never fail to be surprised by their loving, sensitive nature and their playful, happy outlook on life. Most are food oriented, but given a choice between playing…

Stunning Yorkshire Terrier

Alert, confident, self-assured and at the same time cute - a Yorkie is an attention-seeker, but with those lovely looks and beautiful temperament, attentions come to them naturally. Here’s more about this awesome breed. If you ask to define Yorkies in one sentence, it would say – ‘Big personalities in a small package!’ A well-groomed Yorkie will outshine all the breeds as they are one of the most…

Amazing Alaskan Huskies at La Grande Odyssée Savoie Mont Blanc

The adrenaline rushes as mushers with teams of 14 dogs compete for an international sled dog race, spanning 900 kilometres in two weeks. The spectators watch the amazing dog-musher bond, where the musher commands his team of 14 dogs with his voice…here’s the story of La Grande Odyssée Savoie Mont Blanc from dream to reality. La Grande Odyssée Savoie Mont Blanc is an international sled dog race…

Love in a fur ball!

Stunning looks, extremely devoted to family and a sense of humour – can you ask for more? Briards are one of the most loving breeds of dogs…a sheer joy to be around! Here's more on these wonderful dogs. The looks… The Briard's general appearance is a medium build, athletic, herding dog. Their proportions are slightly off-square. Their countenance is distinct with proud head carriage and agile…

Charming Collies!

A sight of great beauty, standing with impassive dignity, a Collie is a friendly and elegant dog. Here’s more on this wonderful breed. The looks… Here is the breed who is extremely elegant and glamorous when in full coat. Their head is in proportion to the size of the dog. Whatever the colour of the dog, the nose is black. The neck is muscular, powerful, of fair length and well arched. The…

True Terriers!

Energetic, intelligent, athletic, fearless…a Jack Russell Terrier never tires easily…these little bundles of energy are suited to different dog sports such as flyball or agility. Popular Jack Russell Terriers… Born hunter: Jack Russell Terriers were bred to hunt down foxes which escaped and hid underground during hunt. Pooch in the iconic HMV logo: You all must have seen the logo of HMV (His…

The silk effect!

Elegant, beautiful, balanced, fun-loving, brave and adapting… Havana Silk Dog is all you can ask for. Striking looks… Havana Silk Dog is a small but athletic dog. He is rectangular in shape and has long silky hair. His coat is soft, slightly wavy and long. Bred for herding, he has a lively gait. He has a black, broad nose while his dark, large eyes are set well apart. His eyes are barely visible…

Cute Hush Puppy dog!

Small, short-legged, scent hound…the Basset Hound is known for both his sense of smell and long hanging ears that sweep the ground! What’s in a name: The name Basset is derived from French word bas which means ‘low.’ Bassets do have very short legs that keep them low to the ground. Originally bred for tracking hare and rabbit. Historical connections: Basset Hounds came into the limelight as a…

Irish Wolfhound: A thorough gentleman!

Giant size, sweet disposition, loving heart…Irish Wolfhounds are truly a sight to behold! Fall in love with these gentle giants! One of the tallest dog-breeds, Irish Wolfhound derives his name from the purpose they were bred – wolf hunting with dogs. Despite their size, these huge dogs are an epitome of power, swiftness and keen sight. Ancient root… Origin of Irish Wolfhounds in Ireland is dated…

Excellent Eight!

Every breed of dog is different…there are some physical or behavioural characteristics that set them apart from other breeds. Here are EIGHT such breeds we have loved and admired! 1. Black-tongued Chow Chows…only literally! Original root: Originated from China, Chow Chow is locally known as Songshi Quan which literally means Puffy Lion Dog. Ancient breed: A very old dog breed,…

Toy Fox Terrier Pawfect Pawsome Pooch

They are true terriers who love to do everything with you; strong, sturdy with enough energy to hike with you all day and with just the right amount of toy dog in them so that they are not hyper and like to cuddle. Don’t go by the size of the Toy Fox Terrier (TFT), they may look small but they are a terrier in a true sense. You will simply love their smartness and playfulness. He is a big dog in a…

Born to win –American Staffordshire Terrier

If you are looking for a family member who will be caring, loving and ready to go to any heights for you, then bring home an American Staffordshire Terrier and you will never be alone! “The American Staffordshire Terrier is the strongest dog in the world for his size. He exudes self-confidence and is highly intelligent. His very nearly human facial expressions...make him both handsome and comical.…

Wheaten Terrier make life beautiful!

Always in good mood, Irish Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is as sweet as honey. They are loyal companions with whom you would love to share your life… today and all tomorrows. Journey down the lane… The history of the Irish Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier, also called as Wheaten, has been somewhat obscured by its closeness to the other Irish Terrier breeds. The Wheaten is probably the oldest of the four…

Newfoundlands: The life saviours

Dogs are man’s best friends and Newfoundlands live to this adage. They are life saviours – rescuing shipwrecked and drowning victims. Here’s more on this amazing breed. Newfoundlands were earlier used for hauling in nets, carrying boat lines to the shores, retrieving things which fell overboard and most importantly rescuing shipwrecked and drowning victims. They are still used as outstanding water…