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Jack Russell

Did you know that the Jack Russell Terrier was initially bred to hunt foxes? The Terrier was named after Reverend John Russell. He bred Terriers to aid in fox hunting in Devonshire, England during the mid-to-late 1800s.

Labrador

When we think of a Labrador, many of us think of the loyal and intelligent Guide Dog. But the Labrador has actually been a working dog before. The most popular belief is that the Labrador was developed in Newfoundland…

Border Collie

We often think of a Border Collie as the quintessential Australian working dog, rounding up sheep on the farm. But the breed actually originated on the border of Scotland and England (thus the name – who knew!).

Chiuhuahua

Although the Chihuahua is one of the most famous dog breeds in the world, their roots and history remain a bit of a mystery. The most common theory is that the Chihuahua is descended from the Techichi…

Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Formally, this breed is known as the Staffordshire Bull Terrier, but most Australians know this playful dog as the Staffy. It’s thought that these dogs were originally bred in England from the ‘Bull and Terrier’ that is an…

Maltese

The Maltese is one of the most ancient of the ‘toy breed’ dogs, tracing back at least two millennia. No one’s 100% sure where the Maltese originated from, but there are a couple of…

Smooth Fox Terrier

The Smooth Fox Terrier was originally bred to hunt foxes, hence the name ‘Fox.’ They actually hunted both foxes and badgers, following them into the grounds of the earth hence the name ‘Terrier’…

Kelpie

he Kelpie came into being in the late 19th Century. The Australian wool industry was becoming big business, and farmers needed tough dogs who could not only handle the unruly sheep but also the harsh…

German Shepherd

The Deutsche Schäferhund, better known as the German Shepherd, originated in Germany in 1899. They were originally bred as a working dog, herding and guarding sheep under the guidance of…

Australian Cattle Dog

The Australian Cattle Dog was developed in Australia during the 19th Century as a working or drover’s dog. In particular, breed traits were selected to produce a dog with immense stamina, resilience and…