5) East European Shepherd
The East European Shepherd is a dog breed developed in the 1940s as a police and army dog. The only dog used in the breeding process was the German Shepherd. One of the main reason of developing the East European Shepherd was to rid of the hip and elbow dysplasia – health issues which are very common in the original German Shepherd. The East European Shepherd is also stronger and larger than the German Shepherd, according to the breed standard, their height can be up to 30 inches which is 76 cm and weight up to 130 lbs which is 60 kgs.
4) Black Russian Terrier
The Black Russian Terrier was developed in a secret location in Moscow by the Red Star Kennel. The goal was to create the perfect working dog and the breeds included in the breeding process were Giant Schnauzers, Rottweilers, Airedale Terriers, Newfoundlands and the Caucasian Shepherds and others. The goal of creating perfect working dog was succesfull, because Black Russian Terrier is a tireless, swift and powerful dog with amazing drive.
3) Sulimov Dog
Sulimov dog is also known as a Shalaika and it is not a pure dog. It is a dog jackal hybrid and they were developed for airlane security. They were mostly used as a sniffer dogs at airports. To improve the trainability of the breed, other breeds were included in the breeding process, for example the fox terrier and different Spitzes.
2) Karelo-Finnish Laika
Okay, this dog was not bred to be a protector or guard, but they are excellent hunting dogs from the Karelia region. In the 1930s in the russia, there was a pure spitz breed developed. But most of the dogs were lost in the second world war. Scientists wanted to revive the breed, so they imported Finnish Spitzes and bred them with the last pure Spitzes they developed in the 1930s. These dogs became the Karelo-Finnish Laika, a protective, but affectionate family dog.
1) Moscow Watchdog
The last breed in this video is the Moscow Watchdog. They are combination of the gentle Saint Bernard and the sharp and alert Caucasian Shepherd. So if you are looking for a protective, large and strong dog, that will be very affectionate and friendly towards his family, this might be your choice. The reason, why this breed was necessary and why they were bred was the need of thousands of guard dogs in the Soviet union after the second world war to reduce the crime. The dog had to be okay with low Russian temperatures and they had to be very protective. They were used to guard almost anything, including the labor camps, railroads, borders and warehouses. Today, they are fairly common in the Russia and other post soviet countries, but it can be hard to find them in other countries.
1) Not from America
Even though, they are named american, they originated in Germany. Their direct ancestor is the German Spitz, who were brought to america by German immigrants in 19th and 20th century and they named was changed. They were probably crossed with white Pomeranians, Italian Spitzes and Keeshonds later.
When they got into american for the first time, they were still named as German Spitzes. The problem was, that after the second world war, people did not want a dog from Germany. As opposed to letting the breed die out, it was simply renamed. And it was a brilliant solution, since it really solved all the problems with this breeds popularity.
3) Circus dogs
In the late 19th century and in the begining of the 20th century, American Eskimo dogs were widely used in circuses. Thanks to their beautiful appearance, sweet expression and eagerness to learn they were really good at pleasing the audience. It was the circus that made the American Eskimo Dog extremely popular as a family pet.
But before they were used as circus or family dogs, they had different purpose. They were originally used as hunters, livestock guardians and herders. The word eskimo in their name might suggest, that they were also used as sled dogs, but that is not true.
5) High energy
As you can probably guess from the other facts in this video, American Eskimo dogs are highly active dogs. In their history, they always had some job they were performing and that is why they need a lot of physical and mental stimulation. You should play different games with them and regularly take them on longer walks.
6) Family dog
But if you provide them with enough exercise, Eskies make excellent family companions. They are loyal and social dogs that love to be around their owners. They are also highly trainable and intelligent, but they can have stubborn streaks. The one disadvantage might be, that they are barkers, but you can turn this into advantage and have amazing watchdog.
The American Eskimo dog comes in several size. According to the AKC, they come in toy, miniature and standard size, while according to the UKC they can only be Miniature and stanard. That is why their size can vary from 12-19 inches which is 30-48 cm.
8) Living with
American Eskimo dogs can be little bit aloof when strangers come into your house, but they warm up quickly. They are most of the time okay with other dogs in your household, but i would definitely not trust them with smaller pets like hamsters, reptiles or birds. They still have the hunting blood in them. Eskies are ideal for families who want a small to medium-sized active dog, which is very fun to be around.
American Eskimo dog are shedding dogs and their fluffy coat needs regular frequent brushing. It is recomended to brush your Eskie at least twice a week. You should only bath them when necessary, because The American Eskimo’s skin is very sensitive and bathing may irritate the skin. Take care about their eyes and ears and watch for sign of infections.
Eskies are hardy dogs with amazing lifespan – between 12 to 15 years. They are not prone to any serious health problems, but it is not uncommon that they suffer from progresive retinal atrophy, cataracts or allergies.
If you are looking for a loving, eager to please and friendly companion, you probably thought about Labrador and Golden Retrievers.
The Labrador Retriever’s coat is short and straight while the Golden Retriever’s coat tends to be longer and wavier. The colors are different as well, the Golden Retriever can be in all shapes of gold color starting from almost white to a dark golden, the Labrador Retriever can be yellow, black and chocolate.
Thanks to their coat, it is very easy to recognize those two dog breeds apart. But what about their personality? Is it really the same? I would say, it is very similar, but we can find big differences in some areas. To understand them, we must go back in time and look at the history of those two breeds.
It is true, that both breeds were bred as working dogs, but they were bred in different circumstances. While the Labrador Retriever was bred in Newfoundland to do hard job. They were used as a working water dog, to help fishermen retrieve nets and haul gear.
The Golden Retriever was bred by Brittish and Scottish lords, who wanted to use them for lets say gentleman hunt. The difference is, that when the hunt was over, they wanted to have sweet and loving dog by their side and they definitely did not work as hard as the Labs.
That is why i would say that Labradors have more working dog temperament, they are little bit more energetic, they are definitely more stubborn and they are bigger go getters. They want to get the job done. On the other hand, many people agree, that Goldens are sweeter, gentler and more sensitive.
Border Collie vs Bearded Collie. These two dog breeds might have similar name, but they are pretty different in both, temperament and appearance. Find out what are the diferences and similarities between Bearded and Border Collies.
Short Border Collie description:
Border Collie is medium sized dogs with height up to 22 inches and weight up to 45 pounds. They are very clever, bright and active. You can often times see Border Collies compete in different dog sports and winning those competitions. Border Collie is a working herding breed and they need their mind and body to be stimulated every single day.
Short Bearded Collie description:
Bearded Collie has the same height as the Border Collie, but they are little bit heavier. Their weight should be between 50-60 pounds. They also have longer coat, especially on their head. And you guessed it, they are name after their famous beard. Just like the Border Collie, this is smart and alert herding dog that needs a lot of daily exercise. Bearded Collies love to live in a pack with other dogs.
Soft coated Wheaten terrier is an ancient breed native to ireland. The common people were forbidden to own a coursing or hunting dog breeds, for example the famous Irish Wolfhound, so they bred their own dog. That is why they were nicknamed as poor mans wolfhound. These dogs were closely related to Kerry blue terrier.
Wheatens are not only good hunters, like most of the other terriers. The common people used them for a lot of tasks, including herding, hunting, killing vermin, and being a watchdog and family pet. And they were good at all of it. Today, thanks to their versitality, they are also great at dog sports like agility, herding trials and tracking.
3) Puppy color
The Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are known for their beige coat, but when they are born, they can be in completely different color, which will change in their adulthood. You can even find cream and white puppies and some of them even have black tipping.
This breed is no pushover to train, but that is something you can expect from all the Terriers. They are not stupid, not at all, but they have mind of their own and they know how to be stubborn. That is why you have to be firm, absolutely consistent and patient trainer. Reward based training should be the best type of training for this breed.
Wheatens are highly active breed. They are always ready for a long walk or jog, but their favourite is vigorous playtime. They are known as bouncers, because they just jump up and down when they are excited. I know it sounds adorable, but it can get out of your hands very quickly, when they start licking your face like crazy.
6) Diving Champion
Did you know that there is a diving dog championship? Most of the time, this is a competition for Retrievers, which are bred to swim and dive, but there is a one Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier named Krista who can compete with them and that was in TOP 10 diving dogs in the world.
7) Shaggy coat
The Wheatens coat is great looking, but as with many other breeds, that have similar shaggy coats, they can be pretty messy. Leaves, mud, snow, fecal matter, and other debris cling to his rough coat and ends up all over your house. And their beard absorb water and wet food, which will be also dripping all around the house. You should be prepared for it, when getting a Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier.
8) Social dogs
Wheatens love to be around their family and owners, they are very social dogs. That is all good, if you have enough time for them. But if you leave them regularly for long periods of time alone, they may develop separation anxiety and they can start barking excessively or chew on your furniture.
9) Wheaten Greetin
If there is someting, where Wheatens differ a lot from a typical terrier, than it is how much they love people. They are not aloof at all, especially towards people they already met. And they love welcoming them. that there’s even a name for the way they greet new friends: It’s called the “Wheaten Greeting,”
Soft coated wheaten terrier is medium sized dog with squared body and triangular head. They should be 17-19 inches tall which is 43-48 cm and their weight should be between 30-40 pounds which is 14-18 kg. The females are naturally little bit smaller than males.