Dog Breeds

Welcome to our dog breeds hub page. Through the acquisition of hoflin.com we will be building out a directory of the most popular dog breeds, complete with nutritional requirements and even reviews from people that own specific breeds.

Great Dane

How Big Is A Great Dane?

The Deutsche Dogge or better known as the Great Dane in English-speaking countries does not fall short of greatness when it comes to their size and temperament.

Pug

How Big Do Pugs Get?

Pugs are one of the best breeds to have. They have that zest for life, enjoy their food, and bond with just about anyone. And

Great Dane

Great Dane

Pictures of Great Dane type dogs may be found on the pyramids of Egypt and on ancient Greed coins. The breed as it is known

Akita

Akita

The Akita or Akita Inu was developed to hunt wild boar, deer and black bear during the 1600s in the Akita province of Honshu Island,

Poodle

Poodle

The true origin of the Poodle is unknown but it was popular in portrait paintings over 400 years ago. Many believe that he was first

Norfolk Terrier

Norfolk Terrier

In Great Britain during the early 1800s a general type farm dog and hunting terrier existed in the area of Norfolk England near the town

Norwegian Elkhound

Norwegian Elkhound

The elkhound is a type of northern dog that has existed in Scandinavia since the Stone Age. They are known for their ability to hunt

Australian Shepherd

Australian Shepherd

The Australian Shepherd did not originate in Australia. It probably began amongst the Basque shepherds who brought it from Spain to Australia and then to

Labrador Retriever

Labrador Retriever

The exact origin and ancestry of the Labrador Retriever is uncertain but during the 1800s they were employed by boatsmen in Newfoundland to retrieve fish

Yorkshire Terrier

Yorkshire Terrier

The Yorkshire Terrier, or Yorkie, was created by the weavers of Scotland who brought him to the Yorkshire district of England in the 1850s. His

Shih Tzu

Shih Tzu

The Shih Tzu, whose name means lion, originated in Tibet as early as A.D. 600 and has been a housepet in China since the times

Dachshund

Dachshund

In German, “Dach” means badger and “hund” means dog, thus explaining an early use of an ancestor of this breed as a hunter. The breed

Chihuahua

Chihuahua

Named for the Mexican state of Chihuahua, much of the history of the Chihuahua breed is open for conjecture. Viewpoints range from the belief that

German Shepherd

German Shepherd

The German Shepherd Dog, also known in Britain as the Alsatian, is a highly versatile working dog. Among its many functions are police and military

Bulldog

Bulldog

The Bulldog probably originated in the British Isles as early as the thirteenth century for the sport of bull baiting. Beauty of form was of

Golden Retriever

Golden Retriever

During the early 1800s, the need for a medium-sized dog that could retrieve birds both in water and on land led to the development of

Siberian Husky

Siberian Husky

The Siberian Husky originated with the Chukchi peoples of Siberia as an endurance sled dog that could go great distances at moderate speed carrying a

Boxer

Boxer

The Boxer originated in Germany. It’s name comes from a German word that translates to mean bull-biter. It is a cross between various breeds, possibly

Great Pyrenees

Great Pyrenees

The Great Pyrenees or Pyrenean Mountain Dog is a Mastiff breed that existed in Asia Minor as early as 1800 B.C., based on fossilized remains

Bullmastiff

Bullmastiff

The Bullmastiff is a cross between the Bulldog and Mastiff in order to attain the basic characteristics of both but of smaller size than the

Beagle

Beagle

Origins of the Beagle are unknown, although small hounds called Beagles have been known of since at least the 1300s. These dogs were used for

Maltese

Maltese

The Maltese is believed to be one of the oldest of breeds, dating back possibly 3,000 years. It is believed that his birthplace was the

Pomeranian

Pomeranian

The Pomeranian is a toy breed that was developed in the Pomeranian region of eastern Europe (now in Germany and Poland) by crossing and then

Rottweiler

Rottweiler

The true ancestry of the Rottweiler is unknown though it is believed that they may have been dogs used by the Roman legions to drove

How Long Do Rottweilers Live?

When it comes to being pet parents, the lifespan of our pooches often come into our mind. Regardless of the breed, the stress of worrying

dog holding ball

How Long Do Poodles Live?

As pet owners, one of the most difficult facts we have to accept is that our dogs usually have a short life span. Let’s face

How Long Do Border Collies Live?

It’s fairly difficult to imagine a world without our four-legged friends. A vast majority of us have grown accustomed to going home with our pooches

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