Australian Shepherd

Australian Shepherd Breed Information & Background Herding dogs were developed in pre-Roman times in Europe. The Basque people are usually credited with the early development of many herding breeds. Other European people also developed local herding strains. European immigrants to Australia brought with them Scottish Collies, Smithfield and Dorset Blue Shags, Welsh Gray Sheepdogs, Glenwherry…

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Beagle

Beagle Characteristics & Breed Background Hare hunting was popular in England by the 14th Century. Larger Harriers were initially the breed of choice but an even smaller dog that hunters could more easily follow on foot was desired, so Harriers were probably bred down in size to create the Beagle. The name Beagle was only…

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