Caucasian Shepherd Dog – Video Learning

The “Caucasian Shepherd Dog” is a large breed of dog that is popular in Russia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and North Caucasus area. Also known as Caucasian Ovcharka. Caucasian shepherd dogs are strongly-boned, muscular, and even-tempered molossers. Plain dogs have a shorter coat and appear taller as they are more lightly built. Mountain dog types have…

The Top 10 Breeds of Therapy Dogs

A therapy dog is trained and educated to provide comfort and affection to a certain group of people, like elderly people in nursing homes, convalescent hospitals people, schools, hospices and other areas. They are also used with people and children suffering from psychological disorders such as autism and various learning problems. The main difference between therapy dogs and assistance dogs (used by…

The German Shepherd Breed Standard

The German shepherd dog must be balanced, with firm nerves, sure of himself, absolutely serene (except in an irritating or exciting situation), the German shepherd is a noble dog, attentive and docile, and must possess a spirit of struggle and firmness of character, to be fit as companion dog, guard and protection. The following describes the…

Pyrenean Shepherd – Video Learning

The “Pyrenean Shepherd” is a medium-small breed of dog native to the Pyrenees mountains in southern France and northern Spain, bred since at least medieval times for herding livestock, especially sheep. It worked as an active herder together with the Great Pyrenees, another mountain dog, which acted as the flock’s guardian. The Pyrenean Shepherd is…

Purebred dog – Video Learning

A “purebred dog” typically refers to a dog of a modern dog breed with a documented pedigree in a stud book and may be registered with a breed club that may also be part of a national kennel club. “Purebred dog” may also be used in a different manner to refer to dogs of specific…

Karakachan (dog) – Video Learning

The “Karakachan” is a breed of dog that originated in Bulgaria as a mountain livestock guardian dog. Other names are “Bulgarian Shepherd” and “Thracian Mollos”. The dog is named after the Karakachans, Balkan Greek nomadic shepherds. Due to their conservative stock-breeding traditions, they have preserved some of the oldest breeds of domestic animals in Europe:…

Old Time Farm Shepherd – Video Learning

The “Old Time Farm Shepherd” is a rare breed of working dog known for its versatility and intelligence. Old Time Farm Shepherds are the descendants of the old working Scotch Collies that were common on farms in America in the early twentieth century; as a recognized breed, they were started by J. Richard McDuffie in…

Old German Herding Dogs – Video Learning

The “Old German Herding Dogs” are traditional types of working herding dogs from Germany. They are landraces consisting of working strains of dog, and some of them are the types from which the modern German Shepherd Dog was developed as a standardised breed. The landraces are not recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale but have…

Groenendael (Belgian Shepherd Dog) – Video Learning

The “Groenendael” is a dog that is included in the Belgian Shepherd breed. In the United States it is generally recognized under the name “Belgian Sheepdog”. The Groenendael is recognized by all major kennel clubs. Like all Belgium Shepherd, the Groenendael is a medium-sized, hard-working, square-proportioned breed of dog in the sheepdog family. The Groenendael…