Neapolitan Mastiff

Neapolitan Mastiff Background Info & History Mastiff-type dogs are an ancient breed that has been around for the past 5,000 years. Originating from Tibet, these beastly dogs were used as trusty watch dogs and fierce companions on the battlefield. Throughout history, this dog has been bred to be tough and massive animals, one that could…

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Boston Terrier

Background & History of the Boston Terrier It’s a general understanding that the Boston Terrier—often referred to as the American Gentlemen—first emerged in the late 19th century in Boston, Massachusetts. However, there are multiple stories as to the dog’s true origin. While we may never know the factual telling of their lineage, most commonly the…

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Bulldog

Bulldog History & Background Although the origin of the bulldog is not known for certain, many believe they came from the British Isles. The “bull” in their name was because they were victims of the cruel sport of bull baiting. Since the sport has been banned in 1835, they have since become a favorite as…

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Cane Corso

Cane Corso Breed History & Background A descendent of Italian Mastiffs, the Cane Corso was known for being a strong hunting and warrior dog back in its time. Later on, these dogs became trustful guardians and all-purpose farm dogs as well. The breed made a late appearance to the United States and wasn’t brought over…

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Beagle

Beagle Characteristics & Breed Background Originally bred as a scenthound for hunting game, the Beagle is a small yet mighty breed. Determined by nature and loving at heart – it’s no wonder why this breed is one of America’s favorites. During the 14th century, beagles were used to hunt rabbits and hares in England. Once…

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