Tag Archive: breed history

Droving in the British Isles

Scotland and England were once the center of a great cattle industry. When traveling from the Highlands and islands, drovers often swam their herds across rivers and over sea lochs (lakes) or moved… Continue reading

Dutch Shepherd Dog

Dutch Shepherd Dog Also known as: Berger Hollandais, Hollander herders or Dutchie Kortharige (shorthaired), Langharige (longhaired), or Ruwharige (rough coated) Place of Origin: Netherlands Height at shoulder: 21–27 inches (53–69 cm). Weight: 65–67… Continue reading

Portuguese Sheepdog

Portuguese Sheepdog Also known as: Serra, Cão da Serra de Aires, Serra de Aires Sheepdog, Monkey Dog Origin: Portugal Height at shoulder: 16–22 inches (41–56 cm) Weight: 26–40 pounds (12–18 kg) Coat: Shaggy,… Continue reading

Hangin’ Tree Cowdogs

  Hangin’ Tree Cowdogs    Height at shoulder: 17–22 inches (43–56 cm) Weight: 25–50 pounds (11–23 cm) Coat Type: Short and slick Color: Solid black to red and white to red or blue merle and… Continue reading

Icelandic Sheepdog

Icelandic Sheepdog Also known as: Iceland Dog Origin: Iceland Height at shoulder: 16–20 inches (41–51 cm) Weight: 25–35 pounds (11–16 kg) Coat: Dense, medium-length or long Color: Black and tan, piebald, shades of… Continue reading

White Shepherd

White Shepherd Also known as: White Shepherd, White German Shepherd, Berger Blanc Suisse (White Swiss Shepherd) Origin: Germany / United States / Switzerland Height at shoulder: 21.5–26 inches (55–66 cm) Weight: 55–88 pounds (25–40 kg) Coat: Short or… Continue reading

The Blue Lacy

Blue Lacy Also known as: Texas Blue Lacy, Lacy, Origin: United States – Texas Height at shoulder: 18–25 inches (46–64 cm) Weight: 25–50 pounds (11–23 kg)  Coat: Short, tight and smooth Color: Slate blue,… Continue reading

The Blue Heeler

Blue Heeler Also known as: Queensland Blue Heeler, Australian Cattle Dog, Dingo, Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog, McNiven Heeler, Blue Heeler Origin: Australia / USA Height at shoulder: 17–20 inches (44–30 cm) Weight: 21–55 pounds (9.5–25… Continue reading

The McNab

McNab Also known as: McNab Sheepdog, McNab Shepherd Origin: United States – California Height at shoulder: 15–25 inches (38–63.5 cm) Weight: 40–70 pounds (18–32 kg) Coat:  Short and tight fitting Color: Black and… Continue reading

Airedale Terrier

Airedale Terrier Origin: England Height at shoulder: 23–24 inches (58–61 cm) Weight: 45–70 pounds (20–33 kg) Coat: Hard, wiry and stiff Color: Black and tan Ears: Small, folded over, high set button type… Continue reading

Berger des Savoie

Berger des Savoie Also known as: Savoy Shepherd, Savoy Sheepdog, Berger des Savoie, Berger Savoyard, Le Berger de Savoie, Berger des Alpes Origin: France Height at shoulder: 18–20 inches (45–50 cm) Weight: 33–55… Continue reading

Chodsky Pes

Chodsky Pes Also known as: Bohemian Shepherd, Chodenhund, Czech Sheepdog, Bohemian Herder Origin: Czech Republic Height at shoulder: 18.5–22 inches (47–57 cm) Weight: 40–57 pounds (18–26 kg) Coat: Moderately long, straight to slightly… Continue reading

Terceira Cattle Dog

Terceira Cattle Dog Also known as: Barbado da Terceira Origin: Terceira Island, Portugal Height at shoulder: 19 to 23 inches (48 – 58 cm) Weight: 46 to 66 pounds (21 – 30 kg) Coat:… Continue reading

Tibetan Terrier

Tibetan Terrier Also known as: Dhoki Apso also spelled Dhokhi Apso or Tsang Apso Origin: Tibet Height at shoulder: 14 to 16 inches (35.5 – 41 cm) Weight: 18 to 30 pounds (8… Continue reading