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Dogs are the best friends of human, so we are creating this dog's catalogue with lovin care. This site is not only the simple list of all known dog's breeds, but we are posting here general information about feeding dogs, training dogs, eguipment for dogs and of course detailed information about every individual dog breed.

Every breed of dog is listed at our site

If you are looking for any dog, you can simple choose section by starting letter (for example A, B, C...) from the flash welcome menu of our encyclopedia of dogs. By clicking on it you will be redirected to the site with breeds of dogs starting with that letter. Dog names and dog ilustration pictures are sorted in alphabetical order there. Click your favourite dog's image and you will get detailed description of the chosen dog.

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There is really a huge amount of sites about dogs on the web. Many of them have flashy names such as dog's lists, encyclopedias of dogs, dog's catalogues and so on. But what they really can offer to you? In many cases you can find there listed only few breeds of dogs with very briefly information about individual dogs. On the other hand, we are doing our best to bring you most completed information about every known dog's breed.

What information about dog you can find here?

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  • tips for the right equipment for you pet

- dog breeds are divided into chapters by initial letters.

- god history and dog evolution are described in information section in main flash menu

- tips for feeding, training and equipment for your pet are described in relevant sections in main flash menu

Domesticated dogs: The dog was formerly wild animal, only over time assimilated and let the tame man, a naturalized. In the past, there was a dispute as to whether all the different breeds have a single common ancestor. It seems most likely that the ancestor of the wolf. It could, however, also be a breeding wolves, jackals, foxes, perhaps. Many single progenitor recognizes Canine dog and wolf, such as C. Darwin. All existing dog breeds are the result of crossing and breeding. Ancestral kinship wolf and dog is also evident in the various scientific works. There are two views of the same breed canine (Canis familiaris, Canis lupus). Konrad Lorenz advocated the theory of the origin of different types of dogs from wolves and jackals, regardless of the diametrical differences between their characters and properties. But there is a third alternative theory, which held the Karl Linne, according to which domestic dog ancestor is "prapes" separate species from wolves and jackals. Domestication of dogs refers to the Neolithic period (10 to 15 000 years BC.). Exploring the origin of dogs started since 1862, when they were in Switzerland smallish dog skull discovered from the Neolithic period. This dog is in special literature called Canis familiaris palustris. The findings of these dogs were located and found throughout the world, especially in Europe, also at Lake Ladoga and Egypt. This form of the dog, according to dog bones found in excavations, there was apparently throughout the stone. Findings date from the Roman period to the present. The direct descendants of this dog breed are from the northern parts of Europe, such as the Samoyed. Dog Lake Ladoga is a very important artefakterm. The descendants of these dogs are Terriers. During Bronze (4500 - 3000 BC) developed in Europe other types of dogs. From large scale foreign dogs (Canis familiaris, inostranzewi), eg from the descendants of the northern and prairie wolves, are formed by European and Asian Shepherds. Bronze dog (Canis familiaris matris Optimate) became the basis for the family collie. Ashy dog ​​(Canis familiaris intermedius) gave the basis for most hunting dogs). The history of dogs in different cultures: The tombs of the pharaohs of ancient Egypt is often found with the image of pharaonic dog. It has similar features to those dogs today that during the whole millennium much changed. The dog's head is depicted pharaonic god Anubis, god of the underworld, ie. The center of the cult of Anubis Kinopolis the town, which was a city of dogs. Dogs and other animals in Egypt deification. According to the testimony of Herodotus, the king, was the death of a dog in the household of the Egyptian mourning declared man of the house and tore the hair. Dog's body was mummified. Mummy dogs but found little more was mummified cats. In Egyptian folklore dogs have played a significant role. The Old East countries, such as in Assyria, found images mastiffs big dogs who acted for hunting and combat. On one of the reliefs, which is now located in the British Museum, shows the king Ashurbanipal mastiff. In Iran, India and Mesopotamia, the cult of dogs the same as in Egypt. Anubis and his ilk gods dog's head to protect the kingdom of the dead. Four-eyed dog to protect citizens Mesopotamia until their souls crossed the bridge into the underground world. The image of this dog and combines the three-headed dog Cerberus. In ancient Greece and Rome had dogs considerable influence. In Homer's Odysee old dog Argus was the only one who, after returning home to her native Odyssey Ithaca known. It is the first episode canine fidelity, which is described in the literature. The specific role played fighting dogs that were bulky, aggressive and fearless. In the army of Alexander the Great has always held a prominent place. Was also highly prized hunting dog breeds. In honor of hunting dogs, Canes were named the constellation Canes hunting dogs, which came through the sky to his master, Akleonovi. Under the old illustrations of the paintings, frescoes and subjects gave mollosan mastiff breeding base for the current breeds. In Rome, fighting dogs acted as gladiators fought bulls, lions, elephants and bears. Great scope also received miniature white dogs, the ancestors of today's Bichon. About these dogs was great interest among emperors and between rich wives, which is favored in front of their children. In its relations to the dogs, as the darlings, lag or men. From this period also comes adage: The more I know people, the more I love dogs. This saying is attributed to Julius Caesar. In 1 century. AD occur within the first treatise on dogs in the encyclopedic work of Mark Terencia Varona "The economy" (De re rustica), which describes the different types of dogs, how to choose a puppy, how to choose food, everything about reproduction and methods of dog training. In Greece and Rome was known to many variants dogs, older dogs date back to the 6th - 7 century. BC The dog who saved earlier Corinth was a memorial. In Pompeii under a layer of ashes found a great dog that covered my body baby. The inscription above this finding is: The dog always protects his master and is willing to die for him. In China and Japan played in earlier times dogs an important role, especially in religion, folklore and mythology. Black dogs are considered to be the source of evil forces. There were papers on education dogs, old more than 4000 years. China is an old breed Pekingese, Pekingese. The second race, much younger, the Japanese Chin. In Aves, the heroes of the book is a whole section devoted to breeds of dogs as well as their characteristics. Biblical Old Testament points 30 stories with dogs and only 2 of them have a negative sense. Hatred of people to their former enemies - the Egyptians and Romans, who used the dogs to fight, was transferred to animals. Contemptuous behavior towards dogs entailed and Christianity. In Byzantium is universally known icon with the image of St. Christopher with the head of a dog - according to legend Christopher begged God for a dog's head, to see the beauty of the girls during the sermon. In Islam, the dog is being overlooked. In pre-Columbian American cultures was very attractive breeds of dogs. Their statues that were found during excavations in Mexico, testifies to their worship. It was often a dog is in nations in Southeast Asia, Oceania used for culinary purposes. In Asia šástečně dog live together with people getting food from the table of his master, but rather than engaging in the house and does not appear as a friend of man. Abundance of abandoned dogs in the cities during the 20th century led to their zdivočení, rallying in packs and have a hard hierarchy. Often live in the woods with the wolves. In Christian countries of Central Europe, there are regional differences in relation to dogs. Plays a major role and religion. Devotion dogs is described in Icelandic sagas such as The Saga of Olaf Trigoesenovi) and in the legend of King Arthur great dog Kavala. On the continent dominated hounds who were bred in many prominent families. Pack of feral dogs accounted hundred or thousands of dogs. The dog was considered to be grateful knight and friend of man. Dogs have been hailed as serfs. In France in the 12th century is known incident dog who protected his master assassins before as a true knight. Black dogs as well as cats, were added together with the devil. This legend was current in the 18th century, when Goethe's tragedy Faust Mephistopheles appears in the role of a black poodle. In mid-century the legendary history of the breed and rescue, the dog from the Monastery of Saint Bernard in the Alps, Bernard. In Russia there is a breeding mainly domestic dogs. The first images of hunting beagle appeared in the Sofia cathedral in Kiev, the datujícího to 11 century. These dogs had cost the village. The Russian breeds worth recalling especially greyhounds, hunting and hunting dogs and laity, often kept in Christian economies. They found also numerous testimonies about the "bear dogs", big and bold, who were bred for hunting bears in the 19th century. In Russian folklore, the dog is always a friend of heroes, which saves lives. The word "Sobak 'translate into Russian and Tatar means of rváčství, mettle, boldness, which outlines the word indeed. In the 17th century in many European countries developing dog breeding, especially in England and Germany. There are fashionable breeds, especially decorative. In the 17th and 18 century arrived in Europe and Russia into fashion little Toy psíčci ie Bichons, pug, lowchens (Tenerifsý dog). At the beginning of the 18th century, we can talk about training service dogs. Tsar Peter I had during the wars you always have a dog. In the 19th century sees a large increase in different types of breeds. In Europe, dogs begin to help protect the border. Also begin to develop protective associations animals. The first occurs Royal Society for the Protection of Animals in Great Britain. During the 20 century, the dogs appear in military and police service, the customs, accompanied by blind people, help the disabled. Dogs are expanding in cities, the middle class population. It appears the effort to make the life of a dog friend.
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