Top Ten Breeds Of The 1970s

Poodles It is believed that the Poodle originated in Germany. It has been the French national dog for many years. The Caniche is 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.

Doberman Pinschers Around 1900, the German Doberman breed was born. Its name is derived from Louis Dobermann, a tax collector who wanted a medium-sized dog that could serve as a companion and guard dog. The Doberman is a combination of Rottweiler and Black and Tan Terriers and Smooth-haired German Pinscher.

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.

Irish Setters The Irish Setter was first popularized by media like Big Red. The solid-red Setter appeared in Ireland in 19th century. In 1812, Earl of Enniskillen stated that he would not have any other Setter in his kennel.

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.

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.

Labrador Retrievers The Labrador Retriever was not bred in Labrador. He came from Newfoundland. This area was home to small water dogs who were bred with Newfoundlands to create the St. John's Water Dog. It is the prototype of the Labrador Retriever we know today. The pedigrees for the two most important Labs date back to 1878. The Lab is one the most popular breeds chosen as rescue and guide 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.