October 20, 2018

Breed Profile: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Breed Profile: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

A dog that keeps fleas away? Sounds like an oxymoron, but it is this unusual myth that made the ancestors of Cavalier King Charles Spaniels so popular with British nobility during the 16th century. Whether the belief is fact or fiction, Cavaliers have graced the laps of many a queen and have been the constant […]

Breed Profile: Rhodesian Ridgeback

by Lauren R. Tharp Rhodesian Ridgebacks come from South Africa (from Rhodesia, now known as Zimbabwe).  Originally bred by Boer farmers as a hunting dog, big game hunters in the late 1800s found them especially useful as a companion while hunting down lions while on horseback.  Rhodesian Ridgebacks were eventually introduced to the United States […]

Breed Profile: Manchester Terrier

by Lauren R. Tharp A descendent of the “original” terrier (the Black and Tan Terrier!), the Manchester Terrier originated in England and was specifically bred to hunt rats!  This breed is still adept at hunting small vermin and remains a favorite dog of terrier-lovers everywhere.  The Manchester Terrier was officially recognized as a breed by […]