This is an old breed which ancestry is unknown. It is believed, that they originated in Andra Pradesh region near the lakes. According to the locals, they were originally bred by duck herders. They would also protect the ducks from predators. They were also used to herd other animals and also as hunters.
2) Almost extinct
When the locals turn to more profitable aquaculture and stopped breeding ducks, the Jonangi lost their main purpose and most of them were left on their own. This is a hardy breed and they learned quickly how to survive and they evolved into very skilled fish hunters. The local farmers did not like that Jonangi were killing their fish so they went on killing these dogs to verge of extinction.
Luckily, the breed is not extinct, but it is extremely rare. There are few enthusiastic breeders in India and thanks to them, this breed is still alive and their numbers are slowly raising. Today, you can find the Jonangi in indian regions of Andra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Goa and Maharashtra.
Jonangi loves to dig. And i am not talking about the typical digging, they love to dig really big holes and than sleep in them. It is probably giving them the feeling of safety, which is why very often they will prefer to sleep in a ditch, rather than a pet bed.
The Jonangi loves its family, but they are suspicious and alert when they see a stranger. Actually, this is quite protective breed. But do not worry, they should not be agressive without a reason.
The Jonangi is highly and most importantly easily trainable breed. It is not because they would be extremely intelligent, but mostly because of they are totally devoted, easygoing and eager to please dogs. Thanks to those temperamental traits, it is easy to train them. Overall, the Jonangi makes great family companion, they create strong bond with its owner and family, they are affectionate, curious, cheerful and playful. They also like company of older kids and get along with other household pets, especially if they are raised with them.
One of the interesting facts about the Jonangi is, that they almost never bark, but they will yodel instead. It is very hard to describe the yodeling, so i if you would like to hear it on your own, i am giving you link to another video in description.
One of the most distinctive features of the Jonangi is the wrinkled forehead. Due to a lot of interbreeding, you can find a lot of differences between various Jonangi dogs, but a typical jonangi has pricked ears, very short, but dense coat, short muzzle and squat face, and athletic body. You can find them in many different colors, the most common would probably be all white, all black, white with black spots, grey and brindle.
The Jonangi is extremely agile and lively dog with high energy. They are capable of covering very large distances and they can easily move over difficult terrain. As you would probably expect, this dog needs a lot of exercise. They are more suited to life in the countryside than in the city and they will love to have access to a big, but fenced yard, where they can burn off their energy.
The Jonangi is medium sized dog breed with average height between 46-56 cm which is 18-22 inches and weight is typically between 20-29 kg, which is 45-85 pounds. The females tend to be little bit smaller and lighter than males.
1) English Bulldog
Lets start with the most popular Bulldog, the English Bulldog. They are ancestors of many other breeds you will see in this video. Sadly, over the time, they changed a lot and today they suffer a lot from brachycaphelic issues and cardiac related ilnesses. Their average lifespan is very short, only around 10 or 11 years. The English Bulldog is known as a loving and affectionate family companion that knows how to be stubborn.
2) Australian Bulldog
The Australian Bulldog is a young dog, developed in the 1998 by crossing the English Bulldog with some other breeds like the Boxer or Staffordshire Bull Terrier. The goal was to breed a more functional bulldog, that could easily adapt to the warmer Australian environment. The major focus was on the breathing issues, which is why the Australian Bulldog has has a less-squished muzzle. They also have longer legs and they are less wrinkled.
3) Campeiro Bulldog
This is a dog breed from Brazil. They are most likely descendants of today already extinct Old English Bulldogs, that were brought to the Brazil by European settlers. They were most often used to work on farms, but they were also used to herd the cattle in slaughterhouses.
4) Olde English Bulldogge
Not to be confused with the Old English Bulldog, this is a different breed. The Olde English Bulldogge development started in the early 1970s by David Leavitt, who wanted to create dog similar to the original bull baiting dogs, that will be healthy, athletic, just like the original dogs, but not as agressive. The breeds used in the breeding process were English Bulldogs, American Bulldogs and Bull Mastiffs. The breed was officially recognized by the United Kennel Club in 2014.
5) Continental Bulldog
The Continental Bulldogs was developed by an English Bulldog breeder in Switzerland to create healthies and more athletic version of the English Bulldog. As you can see from the photos, they truly look more muscular and athletic. The Continental Bulldog is always ready for a long hike, they do not suffer from breathing problems and, unlike the English Bulldog, they can give natural birhts.
6) French Bulldog
The smallest dog in this video is the famous French Bulldog, which is becoming more and more poopular every year. They were developed from already extinct English Toy Bulldogs that were brought to Normandy, France. They are known for being always in a good mood. They are very social and require close contact with their people. They are sometimes nicknamed as little clowns, which is perfectly describing their fun loving and affectioanate temperament.
7) American Bulldog
The American Bulldog is one of the largest of all Bulldogs with height up to 65 cm, which is 26 inch and weight up to 52 kg, which is 115 pounds. This is a stocky, muscular and strong looking breed and they are confident and quite lively. The American Bulldog was developed from the Old English Bulldog.
8) Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog
The Alapaha is thought to have existed in the southern United States for approximately 200 years and they were most likely developed from various types and crosses of Bulldogs brought by early settlers to this country. This is a catch dog, which means that they are bred to catch, hold and drive unruly cattle and hogs. But just like all the breed, they are most likely living the spoiled life of family companions today.
9) Serrano Bulldog
Very similar to the Campeiro Bulldog, this is another Brazilian breed. Those two Bulldogs are considered as similar, but separate breeds. They are descendants of various Bulldogs brought to South Brazil by European immigrants. Their ancestors are most likely Bullenbeisers and Old English Bulldogs.
10) Others (Ca de Bou, Valley Bulldog, Spanish Bulldog, Leavitt Bulldog, Bullenbeiser, Old English Bulldog, Toy Bulldog)
There are some other Bulldogs, that are worth mentioning. The Bullenbeiser, Old English Bulldog and Toy Bulldog were all mentioned in this video. All of them are already extinct, but they were used in the development of many breeds in this video.
Than there is the Leavitt Bulldog is the original breed developed by David Leavitt. It is a very similar, almost the same dog as the Olde English Bulldoge. David Leavitt named his own line of dogs as Leavitt Bulldogs to distinguish his line of Olde English Bulldogges from those of other breeders.
Than there is the Ca de Bou, which is sometimes named as the Mallorquin Bulldog, but i would say they are better fitting into the Mastiff category, although they have some bulldog ancestry. And i would also love to mention the Alano Espanol, which is also known as the Spanish Bulldog, but again, i would say that they are much more resembling the Mastiffs, rather than Bulldogs.
The Bouvier des Flandres was developed in Southwest Flanders and the northern French plain. Originally they were developed by local cattlemen and farmers in 17th century who needed versatile worker. The ancestry is debatable, some people say that their ancestors are Beaucerons, Griffons or Mastiffs.
This is a very good worker that can be used for variety of tasks. They can herd the cattle, guard property, pull carts, but they were also used as police, military or rescue dogs. And some of them even served as service and guide dogs. So as you can see, this truly is a skilled and versatile breed.
3) Breed standard
For a long time, Bouvier des Flandres were only bred purely for the function and the breeders did not pay attention for any kind of a breed standard. This created a great variation in appearance. This changed in the 1912, when the first breed standard was developed. In 1920s the breed came to the USA and was recognized by the AKC in 1929.
This is a highly intelligent breed that learns new things and commands very quickly. But they are not total pushovers to train, which is caused by their strong willed and sometimes stubborn mind. That is a reason why they are not the best choice for novice or first time dog owners. They need patient and firm leader.
It is true, that the Bouvier des Flandres will be pretty calm indoors, but only, if you will provide enough exercise to them. This is not a completely hyperactive breed, but they definitely need daily outdoor walks or hikes accompanied with some vigorous playtime or task oriented games that will occupy their mind as well.
The breeds name – Bouvier des Flandres – is very descriptive. It is a French name and it can be translated as Cow herder of Flandres. They were also known under some other names, which could be translated as cattle driver, flemish cow dog or dirty beard.
This is a large and impressive dog with average height between 56-71 cm which is 22-28 inches and weight is typically between 27-54 kg, which is 60-120 pounds. Females tend to be slightly smaller then males.
8) Ears and tails
In the past, it was quite common to crop Bouvier ears and dock its tail. Sometimes, you can still se it these days. In the past, the reasons were purely practical, to prevent accidental amputations in the course of work, or to indicate the dog was working stock and not a pet subject to taxation.
Despite its big size and working history, the Bouvier des Flandres actually makes a good family companion. This is a calm and docile dog known for having a pleasant nature. They also enjoy company of older kids who know how to act properly towards dogs and with good early socialization they can live with other household pets as well.
Bouviers are generally healthy, but like all breeds, they're prone to certain health conditions. Their average lifespan is between 10-12 years and they do suffer from hip and elbow dysplasia, cataracts, glaucoma, bloating or entropion.
10) Appenzeller Sennenhund
There are 4 Swiss Mountain dogs, or Sennenhunds if you wish, and the first one in this video is the Appenzeller Sennenhund. It is an active working dog, that was originally used as a cattle-herding dog and a flock guardian, sometimes also as draft dog and farm dog in general. They also make good watchdogs.
9) Schweizer Laufhund
The Schweizer Laufhund, also known as the Swiss Hound, is one of the less popular dog breeds, this is a strong and athletic dog breed with great endurance. There are 5 varieties of the Swiss Hound, the Bernese Hound, Bruno Jura Hound, Saint Hubert Jura Hound, Lucerne Hound and Schwyz Hound.
8) White Swiss Shepherd
A close relative to the famous GSD, the White Swiss Shepherd is a direct descendant from American White Shepherds imported to Switzerland, which is a direct descendant of German Shepherds. The White Swiss Shepherd is a good herder with attentive, lively and loyal temperament.
7) Continental Bulldog
This is still a young dog breed developed in the 1960s and 1970s by English Bulldog breeder Imelda Angern. She wanted to create a new type of a Bulldog, which would have similar temperament and appearance as the original English Bulldog, but that would healthier and more physically fit. Since 2005, the Continental Bulldog is recognized in Switzerland and Germany.
6) Bernese Mountain Dog
The most popular Swiss Mountain dog is the Bernese Mountain Dog. It is easy to recognize them apart, because this is the only long haired variety. The Bernese Mountain Dog is good natured, confident, docile and calm dog breed. They create very strong bond with its owners and today they are very often chosen as affectionate family companions.
5) St. Hubert Jura Hound
A skilled scent hound originated in the Jura Mountains on the Swiss-French borders. It is a good looking black and tan medium sized dog breed which most likely descend from French Hounds.
4) Entlebucher Mountain Dog
Third Sennenhund, the Entlebucher Mountain dog is the smalles of the four Swiss Mountain dogs with average height between 19-20 inches which is 48-50 cm and typical weight between 45-65 pounds which is 20-30 kg.
3) Swiss Niederlaufhund
This is a skilled hunting dog breed with excellent sense of smell and high prey drive. They are fast, agile, courageous and loyal. The typical sign are the big floppy ears.
2) Greater Swiss Mountain Dog
The largest of all Sennenhunds is the Greater Swiss Mountain dog. You can compare its size to the Entlebucher i mentioned earlier. The Greater Swiss Mountain dog average height is between 60-72 cm, which is 23-29 inch and weight is typiaclly between 50-70 kg, which is 110-140 pounds. Just like all the Swiss Mountain dogs they are good flock guardians and farm dogs.
1) St. Bernard
The most popular Swiss dog is definitely the Saint Bernard. They are famous rescue dogs, developed by the mountain hospice in Swiss Alps. They are the living definition of the gentle giant, because even though they are very big they are patient, calm and totally gentle. They enjoy company of people and they are love kids. Thanks to that, the Saint Bernard is extraordinary family companion.
1) Ancient history
All the modern Greyhounds derive from a Greyhound stock registered in the 18th century in the United Kingdom. These dogs were mostly used for coursing and racing. But the Greyhounds history is much older and dogs similar to Greyhounds were found on early Egyptian drawings and artifacts. These are tracking back over 8 000 years. It is also the only breed mentioned in the Bible.
2) New World
Greyhounds became the first European dog in the New World when they accompanied Christopher Columbus on his second expedition in 1493. They were accompanied on this trip by Mastiffs. The reason why the sailors brought dogs with them is unknown but it is most likely that the dogs should intimidate natives and test the safety of new foods for human consumption.
Greyhounds are made for speed and it is really the fastest dog in the world with top speed up to 44 mph, which is 70 kmh. Their long muscular legs and skinny aerodynamic body helps them to reach this incredible speed. They also run in double suspension gallop and when running, their feet are completely off the ground at two points.
4) Calm dogs
The Greyhound is nicknamed as 40 mph coach potatoe, because even though it is true, that they are the fastest dogs in the world, most of the day they are very calm and lazy. Especially indoors, they will prefer to relax and lounge. If you are looking for a big but calm dog that can easily live in apartment, Greyhound may be a good choice.
Greyhounds are hunters and their most important sense while hunting is seeing. They have incredible 270 degree stereoscopic vision and they can easily see anything that moves on long distances. But they need the move to prey, they do not see stationary things that well. BTW, their great eyes and higher prey drive is the main reason to have your Greyhound on leash in unfenced or unknown areas, because they can easily start chasing something and it would be hard to recall them.
Greyhounds can sit, but it is definitely not their favourite thing to do. For majority of them it is uncomfortable, because of the muscles in their hindquarters and very long legs. Because of that, they will rather lie down instead of sitting for longer time.
This is a dog with streamlined and muscular body, long neck and head and with average height between 68-76 cm which is 27-30 inch and weight between 25-40 kg, which is 55-88 pounds. Females are little bit smaller than males.
The Greyhounds coat is short and smooth. The interesting fact about the coat is, that it is only rarely gray and even if it is gray, very often those dogs are referred to as blue. In fact, there is a lot of different color variations, the most popular including white, fawn, red, gray and brindle
Have you ever wondered why these dogs are named Greyhounds? One theory says, that it is because the original greyhound was mostly in gray color. Another theory suggest, that the name is derived from Old English Grighound, but the meaning of this word is unknnown. The name also may have come from the term Greekhound, because the dog first reached England through the Greeks. It could also be a mistake in translation of the early German name Greishund, which means ancient or old dog.
Greyhounds are typically a healthy and long-lived breed, and hereditary illness is rare. Average lifespan is between 10-14 years, which is great for dog of this size. Just like all dogs, they can suffer from some health issues, for example from bloating, Osteosarcoma or thyroid disease.