Top Ten Breeds Of The 1960s

Poodles It is believed that the Poodle originated in Germany. It has been the French national dog for many years. The Caniche is a derived from the duck dog chien canard. The German pudelin or pudel, which means to splash in water, is the source of the English term "poodle".

German Shepherd Dogs The German Shepherd Dog is a hybrid of old farm dogs and herding dogs. It has undergone intensive development. The German Shepherd Dog has been a faithful companion and servant for centuries. The Shepherd is known for its courage, ability to adapt and maintain training for special services such as police work or as a guide for blind people.

Beagles (13. and 15. inches) Because of the lack of reliable documentation from the early days of Beagle development, it is difficult to determine the true origin of this breed.

Dachshunds (Longhaired, Smooth and Wirehaired) Historical accounts of the Dachshund date back to the 15th-16th and 17th centuries. These illustrations depicted badgers being hunted by dogs with long bodies, short legs, and hound-type ears. Dogs from medieval Europe had the ability to track badgers like hounds and the temperament and proportions of terriers. This was vital for their pursuit of the main target of badgers.

Chihuahuas The legends and history of the Chihuahua's ancestors are rich with legends. He is described as a beloved pet and a religious necessity. In 1904, the Chihuahua Club of America began.

Pekingese The Tang Dynasty of China, in the 6th Century, is the first known reference to the "Lion Dog". The Tao Kuang period (1821-1851) saw the peak of breeding these small dogs. Amazingly pure, the oldest breeds were kept. The standards were set by Imperial Dog Books that featured pictures of the most beloved dogs.

Collies (Smooth and Rough) Although the exact origin of the Collie is unknown, it is clear that both the rough-coated as well as the smooth-coated collie existed in the long-term unwritten history of herding dogs in northern England and Scotland. Both varieties were working dogs prior to the last two centuries. Their untutored masters did not see the need for pedigrees, and they were probably incapable of maintaining stud books.

Miniature Schnauzers The Schnauzer, which is German in origin, was reportedly recognizable in photos of the 15th Century. The two breeds are very similar, aside from their size differences.

Cocker Spaniels (American — all colors) The Spaniel family is an ancient one. We have references to the Spanyell as far back at the 14th Century. They were divided into land and water spaniels. The size of land spaniels was another factor that was used to divide them. The "Cockers", the smaller of the two types, were the Sporting Group's smallest spaniels.

Basset Hounds The name Basset, which is a type of dog, derives its origins from the French adjective "Basset," meaning "low thing or dwarf" in French. It was believed that George Washington had Bassets given to him by Lafayette following the American Revolution. The Basset Hound Club of America was founded in 1935. The Basset Hound is instantly recognisable due to its large, heavy body and short legs. It excels at obedience, tracking and field trialing.