Time changes, so do the people, err, dogs! Yes, they change a lot, by change here I mean the literal one. Today we are going to dig in the past and find out what changes they underwent over the century. For some dog, the changes were so drastic that would take you aback completely. Even if you are a dog lover and knows a lot about their origin, breeding and today’s condition I bet you would not be knowing as much about them as this article does. You would be surprised to know how Beagle looked like a century ago. The Bulldog who is very popular today had a very traumatic past a 100 year ago. Also the actual purpose of breeding adorable white and black furry Dalmatians. They all were bred for some other reasons but eventually are popular today for some other.

P.S. Do not miss out on the very complicated past story of German Shepherd.

Boxer: Then

Image result for dogs used to look likeDid you know that the boxer shares its lineage with German Bullenbeisser and English bulldog breed? The dog previously served as a hunting dog that was taken in use to catch prey and grab it so that the hunter could take it. The “Boxer” got its name from its nature of standing on its back legs and play with its front paws. During WWI, the Boxer was used for attacking, carrying supplies and guarding. It was only after WWII the soldier took Boxer breed home from the front with themselves and it was then that the boxer turned into a domestic pet. Now look at the next slide and find out the dissimilarity between the both.    



Boxers NowThe difference is very visible here. This one has a larger and more contracted snout that goes upward and a curving tail. Though They today serves mostly as a pet and show dogs there are some who still use them as guard dogs and for carrying weight. The dog is not full of qualities only it has its share of problems also. It is more predisposed to many diseases. Cancer is the most prominent among them. Another point of concern is that this breed fails to cool down when it’s temperature rises, resulting in behavioral problems in them. In the next slide, we have a breed that has gone through a lot in the past but still stands firm and popular.

English Bulldog: Then

English Bulldogs ThenThe Bulldogs does not have a good history. They were originally bred for bull-baiting. It is a very horrifying sport in which people tie up a bull to see which dog would be able to latch onto the bull’s snout and knock it down to the floor. That is why the Bulldog possesses an enormous head with a very strong jaw and stout muscular limbs. Thanks to the banning of bull baiting in nineteenth-century England that Bulldogs enjoys a better life now as a household pet. Sadly enough, in some part of the United States, Bulldogs are still used for herding and yoking of bulls by ranchers. However, their scenario has changed a lot over the decades. But not all changes are positive some are immensely negative too.      


English Bulldogs NowUnfortunately, this very strong breed is prone to several diseases that they adopted during the time of inbreeding. There has been a significant change in their temperament as they are cooler now because they don’t have to bait bulls anymore. They are even good for novice owners and has a great sensitivity level Like many dogs they are very affectionate towards their owners. Bulldog, due to their fat head sturdy body and droopy skin are predisposed to many health issues. They can have difficulty in mating, walking around, and birthing. The worst part is that it also is prone to cancer and heart disease. Surprisingly, though they had a very toiling lifestyle they were way more athletic than today’s Bulldogs.

Dachshund: Then

It is believed that Dachshunds are very ancient breed. As one dog breed like them has been described in Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics. With the speculation that they also have roamed around the streets of ancient China and South America. Newly found evidence in Egyptian Tomb provides a firm base to this assumptions. Similarly, no clarity has been made on the originality of Dachshund. Some say Dachshunds are the offsprings of hounds and terriers. On the other hand, some theorize that they are the descendants of Pointers and Pinschers. They were used for chasing the wild boar off. Dachshunds are very much linked with the royalty and were taken in use by nobles, with Queen Victoria taking a special interest in them.


Dachshunds NowThere is a reason for everything. They were intentionally bred with low belly and pointy tail so that they could hunt better. They were used for hunting the small animals such as badgers, rabbits, and hares. The tail of the Dachshund can also be used for popping it out while getting stuck in a critter’s layer. These characteristics of the breed have grown even further in today’s Dachshunds. Their belly has sulked down but does not hamper the speed of the dog.  They are also open to diseases like intervertebral disc and paralysis due to their long back and neck. But the good thing is that they are very good as a pet and remains affectionate to their owners. They are also popular for being extremely kid friendly.

Chinese Powder Puff: Then

Chinese Powderpuff ThenThere are no concrete facts regarding the history of this breed. So, in the paucity of facts, there is some very interesting speculation regarding their origin. There is a theory that relates this breed to the African hairless dog. It is said that the sailors on the way to China sold many of this breed on the port. Chinese have always been very fond of small dogs. They in order to get another version of this cute dog, mixed this hairless doggie with a new breed. The assumption that by 1500 many Chinese got fascinated and bought this dog from either Africa or Mexico are corroborated by some evidence. They have a long and dense hair all over their body and that distinguish them from the hairless Chinese Crested. They are longer related to their height.


Chinese Powderpuff NowThanks to the Chinese who bred it that they are ranked 65th in breed popularity. Though all dogs are man’s best friend this one just takes the cake. It is so because “they can almost read your mind and will lie in bed for hours without moving a muscle,” Dogtime explains. They continue “They have almost no desire to go out and run around like regular dogs, although they are athletic enough to jump surprisingly tall fences and compete in agility.” Though they are very affectionate but takes some time to warm up. And once they get to know you they would literally do anything to entertain you. You will have a little stalker as your friend as they have an intense devotion towards their owner and its family. It stays very alert and does not like to play around like regular dogs.

Beagle: Then

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Did you know that the already tiny teeny Beagles were so small that they could easily get into your palm? If you are wondering how small could they have been the let me tell you at those time they were only eight inches tall. With the change in time, their size also changed and they acquired little more length. Many parts of its history of origin is obscure but it is said that the beagles were bred for hunting purpose in Greece in the fifth century. By the time the eighth century came, the Beagles had become like the scent hounds who served as the hunter regardless their slow pace. There is one more theory that states that in order to enhance the pace and promptness, the Beagles were bred with Greyhounds.


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Beagles have gone through bad and good bread practices both that have impacted its growth. The changes can be seen in their appearance and personalities. Today’s Beagles have outgrown its previous size and are bigger. It happened due to the growing demand for stronger hunting dogs. In order to meet that demand, they were bred with other large sized and agiler canines. Their faces are wider and can grow up to 30 pounds. If we talk about their character then they continue to be inquisitive, determined and very foody. It might sound unbelievable to you but yes, they love food. Besides that, they are very sensitive and, good with hot weather and is incredibly good with other kids. Those who love to groom their dog can opt for this as they can easily be groomed.

Scent Hound: Then

Basset Hounds ThenScent Hounds traces its origin back to the time of Ancient Egypt, Classical Greece and Rome. They are called Scent Hounds because they hunt by scent and not with the sight. It is the sixth-century ancestor of Basset Hound and comes from St. Hubert of Belgium. In the sixteenth century, Jacques du Fouilloux called the offsprings of St. Hubert as the “basset” dog. During the time when hunter used larger dogs for riding, this short-legged breed used to accompany them in the foot. Everett Millais is considered the originator of Hound’s forebear. They were bred from them in the nineteenth century, England. They own one of the most sensitive noses in all the animals out there. They also have long and drooping ears.     


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The modern Scent Hounds are very much different as compared to the older one. Now they look more chubby, has a curved back and droopier eyes. With time its leg has only shortened. These all qualities altogether makes it incompetent to serve as the hunting companion but they still like to go out and practice its old habit of sniffing. Not just that, their state has only worsened as they have become predisposed to the vertebral disease. They also develop eye problems like entropion and ectropion. Just few time ago only the scientists found out that the reason behind the Basset’s body shape is their growth hormone. They can run incessantly for hours without getting tired. They don’t need anyone else to entertain themselves, they are more than enough to do so all by himself.

Bull Terrier: Then

Bull Terriers ThenThe Bull Terrier is the result of the crossing between Old English Bulldog and Old English Terrier. They hold the tenacity of Bulldog and speed of Terriers. The breed is very active by nature and it is so because the dog was bred to fight. So basically, it was a fighting dog that has received strength and tenacity from the parent Bulldog and super speed from the Terrier. Bull Terrier itself has been crossed and recrossed with many other breeds. Some of them include the Dalmatian, the Whippet, and the Staffordshire Bull Terrier. Contrasting to its ordinarily friendly and well-mannered nature towards other dogs and children, the breed is very aggressive when it steps into the fighting competitions. They are independent and stubborn both.  


Bull Terriers NowWell, it won’t take you much trouble to find out that the dog does not have “stop” on its nose that makes the dog have its famous “egg shape” face. The other difference is that it now has wider, lower-hanging belly and more teeth. This breed too is affected by several diseases unlike its nineteenth-century ancestor, some of them include deafness that is found widely in white Bull Terrier, skin infection by insect bites and rashes. It also has a very strange mental condition of chasing its own tail. Nonetheless, they have many qualities of their precursor. They require early socialization for getting along with other animals and people. This fury breed in next slide has changed a lot over the years but its cuteness hasn’t. Find out in next slide. 

Chow Chow: Then

Chow Chows ThenChow Chow takes the title of being one of the oldest dog breeds. You may think that it was the Shepherds or Huskies that has a close relationship with wolves but the fact is that it is the Chow Chow that shares an intimate kinship with them, that is what the recent D.N.A analysis says. If we talk about its origin than it is believed that this breed was originated in Asia, most precisely, northern China and are called Sangoshi Quan. They were used as guard dogs, attack dogs, hunting dogs and also as a food. There are a number of dog statues built in China.Those statues resemble the figure of Chow Chow. So, it is believed that those statues are of none other than Chow Chows. It is also one of those ancient dogs that survived centuries of breeding.    


008-chow-chow-now-5858e9f68a3f6136a1f00da718a1a5ce.JPGChow Chows are very famous for sharing similarity with lions. It is because of their mane-like fur that makes it look like the lion. There is one more reason why its mane is important as it is only the feature that differentiates it from the denser and longer coat of today’s Chow Chows. Another feature that has evolved over the time is their smaller snout that has more skin than the older one. Apart from them, Chow Chows has not come up with many changes. They also are very protective towards their owner and does not like to meet strangers. However, they are very prone to autoimmune disease, hip dysplasia, melanoma. They also have eye diseases such as entropion and glaucoma. They have a stubborn attitude.    

Austrailian Cattle Dog: Then

Australian Cattle Dog ThenAustrailian Cattle Dog is the result of many experiments. Their origin dates back to the time when settlers got into Austrailia they brought their livestock and sheepdogs to bear their burden. But these dogs could not bear the weight that made the settlers think about breeding a more capable dog. Then, Timmins, a man bred a more efficient dog but it took a long time to reach the perfect model. One day the breeders mixed dingoes with blue merle collies. It was not the desirable combination but somewhat nearer to perfection. It was only after 1870, that the breed got mixed with Dalmatian resulting in Austrailian dog. They are well toned and muscular dogs with wide foreheads.   


Australian Cattle Dogs NowIt wouldn’t be wrong to call them survivors as they are one of the oldest dogs in the world. Another fascinating fact is that in 1910 one of them was born that kept on chasing sheep for about 20 years. There is a real story about an Australian cattle dog named Sophie who struggled through many hardships in 2009 According to Rebecca O’Connell. “While on a boat with her family off the coast of Queensland, Australia, the dog was thrown off when the craft hit a rough wave. The resilient pup swam five miles back to shore and ended up on St. Bees Island, an island inhabited mostly by wild horses. Sophie managed to stay alive by hunting feral goats. Eventually, she was nabbed by a ranger and reunited with her family.” Perhaps she managed to go through so many hardships because of her highly energetic and active mind temperament.

Shar-Pei: Then

Shar-Peis ThenShar-Peis are one of the oldest dog breeds that come from China, Just like Chow Chows the images of Shar Peis were used for the decoration of building and object during the reign of Han dynasty and after that. Unlike Chow Chows, this breed was bred to accompany in hunting. They were used to hunt wild boars. They were quite successful in it as their spiking fur and loose skin enabled them to move out of a boar’s hold. Their this uniqueness also made them fighting dogs. Meat mouth the western version of Shar-Pei share very few commonalities with the Chinese version that is called “bone mouth.” They have been ranked 134th in the American Kennel Club. They have a lifespan of 10-12 years.


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The western version of Shar-Pei is very chubby and that makes the breeders heap the excess dermatological surface area on dogs. The hobby of humans became a bane for this breed as due to this they become open to skin infections. American Shar Peis comes from “bone mouth.” They have been regarded as the world’s rarest breed by the TIME magazine and Guinness world of record in 1978. It was only in 1992 that this breed got recognized by American Kennel Club. Their coat is very rough to touch as they are very spiky and off standing.They have small triangle ears and high set tail. Worst they have the tendency of getting obese. So if you have Shar- Pei do not forget to take them for a walk every day. 

St. Bernard: Then

St. Bernards ThenThe St. Bernard were brought by the ancient Roman from western alp region, these dogs are thought to be the descendants of molosser type dogs. The monks and passerby when passes through great st bernard pass in swiss alp lead by the modern st bernard descend from the canine hero. The most famous St Bernard was Barry who saved between 40 to 100 people at the pass they were not trained by the monks they learned their trade from their ancestors or old dogs. During the nineteenth century majority of dog demise because of an avalanche and this human threatening avalanche altered the breed. They used to help in rescue mission as serving as rescue dogs.


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Earlier St. Bernard was known for its legendary and heroic image. It was the hero of Alpine but today’s St. Bernard is different from earlier. The original St Bernard was killed by the avalanche and therefore, Newfoundlands were imported to make the breed that is the reason there’s a huge difference between today’s St. Bernard and earlier St. Bernard. They are done with their job of being the rescuers in Alpine as the new dogs were incapable to carry out rescue operation because of their vast size and heavy coat which rescue them and make them incapable.New St. Bernard suffers from ailment because of its bloated skin narrow snout and the heavy coat. They are prone to hip dysplasia and elbow dysplasia. They also run the risk of developing epilepsy and seizures.

German Shepherd: Then

German Shepherds ThenThe German Shepherd began to breed in the nineteenth century. The Phylax Society was formed of shepherds that wanted to breed a sheep herding dog. But soon, the society broke as they had a different opinion regarding what to keep, more importantly, beauty or working ability. Max von Stephanitz the former member of the group was all certain to breed a perfect German Shepherd though there was no need for this breed in highly urbanized society. Stephanitz made lots of efforts and eventually succeeded in breeding Beowulf, the predecessor of all the German Shepherds.  


German Shepherds NowThe modern German Shepherd has lost that agility and sleekness they used to have a century ago. One reason for this is that they are no more bred for the purpose of sheepdogs. It has a distended stomach and rounded chest. It has a very clumsy gait and a sloping back and a very big size. This breed is predisposed to hip and elbow dysplasia and degenerative myelopathy. Myelopathy is an inherited neurological condition that leads to the breaking of communication between the dog’s brain and its hind limbs. Despite all this shortcoming, the German Shepherd is still one of the popular dogs among the people.

Pug: Then

Pugs ThenIn China, pugs were famous for their royal lifestyle, this breed used to have their own quarters served by guards. The popularity of Pugs reached Europe in the sixteenth century, Europeans got fascinated toward pugs. Not just that, Queen Victoria of Europe took immense interest in pugs breeding to have a large population of pugs in her country. Pugs were not used for entertainment purpose only in Italy they were used for carriage vehicle ride on the streets, drivers dressed them like they used to dress. Pug have got the acceptance of American Kennel Club from an early time.  


Pugs NowFrom there on, Pugs underwent many changes. One reason for this is that the breed has crossed with many other breeds, usually the smaller terriers. This is why they have their signature brachycephalic snout. Once a Chinese purebred, it paved the way for several problems.  The cute snout of there poses many health problems to them such as breathing difficulty, high blood pressure, low oxygen intake and jaw and tooth disease and incapability to regulate body heat. They are also vulnerable to dermatitis and paralysis. Encephalitis or PDE is the most dangerous disease Pugs gets affected by. Surprisingly, the Pug is the only breed that gets struck by it.Encephalitis causes inflammation of mind.

Saluki: Then

Salukis ThenSalukis are considered a holy gift of god they are one of the oldest breed and unique dogs. The uniqueness comes from their physical appearance. They are very lean and skinny like a supermodel that also help them to be fast and have a good speed. One thing more, they cannot be trusted even by their leash because of their naughtiness and sometimes could be very difficult to train. But their selfish behavior does not imply that they are difficult to maintain, in fact, they are very affectionate and are devoted to their owner.


Salukis NowThe first big change that has come is that they are not considered the holy gift. Except that they still have the appearance of a supermodel that means they still own a lean and skinny body. Talking about their behavior, they continue to stay very friendly with adult kids and other dogs. They are very much devoted to their owners. But it doesn’t mean that they have no negative aspect, despite their affectionate nature they still pose problems for them to train them smoothly. That is the reason they should be kept on a leash while taking them out for a walk.   

White Terrier: Then

White Terriers ThenThis breed is widely known for their self-confidence. You will not be able to put down on this breed as they possess a great deal of self-esteem. That is the reason they for the last century enjoys so much popularity among the people. The most commonly found among them is West Highland White Terrier. They were originated in Scotland primarily for hunting and ratling. They also were used for search-and-rescue help. The breed is prompt enough to catch the fast-pacing animals putting it on the list of the fastest breed of dogs 100 years ago. Now, many drastic changes can be seen in this breed. What are they, find out in next slide…   


White Terriers NowWhite Terriers have covered a great distance from being the accompanier of hunters to being the pet animal. Surprisingly, this hunter makes a good pet as they are very quick and intelligent and tends to share a good bond with the kids. The other changes were that their fur has grown thicker over the century with their snout and ear becoming shorter. Along with that, the consequences of bad breeding are clearly visible in this breed. Once an athletic dog, today their speed is stalled by their intentional stunting. However, this breed is very entertaining and loves to play around. 

Bearded Collie: Then

Bearded Collies ThenThe origin place of Bearded Collies is Scotland. They were used to herd sheep and livestock regardless the weather situation and terrain. This doggos were quite famous for their highly-energetic and friendly personalities adding them to the farms as they had the ability to control livestock without harming them. They have always been very obedient and adorable breed with a great ball of energy.  They are very good as a show dog and herding dog. They gained fame very easily and was called Highland collies. The popularity of this breed was so high that the people formed a group called Bearded Collie Club of Britain in 1955.


Bearded Collies NowDon’t get confused they too are Bearded Collie but visibly with lots of changes. The time has shown its clearer impact on this breed that has evolved a lot over the years. The susceptible breeding also is held responsible for the drastic changes in them. Today, they have a shorter and stockier appearance. Fortunately, Even after the extensive breeding, they do not suffer big health hazards. However, many Bearded Collies do suffer allergies due to that. However, there have been some negative effects on the other aspects of this breed. They are one of the friendliest dog breeds and are quite easy to train. Their loyalty to their owner is very famous too. Though they shed a lot.       

Airedale Terrier: Then

Airedale Terriers ThenAiredale Terriers enjoys the status of being largest of all of the terrier breeds. Also known as the “King of Terriers.” they trace back their origin to Aire Valley of Yorkshire, The foremost reason behind the breeding of this animal was to catch otters, rats, and other critters sprawling in the region between the Aire and the Wharfe Rivers. This underrated warfighter has its share of contribution to the World War I, they were used as the help dogs thanks to their image as the ideal working dog. There they used to deliver messages to British headquarters. They are not just outgoing, intelligent, and confident, but are also playful by nature. They are considered one of the most loyal breeds out there.


Airedale Terriers NowNo doubt, Airedale Terriers have undergone lots of changes. Now they own a body that is much less angular and their fur is coarser and longer as compared to their ancestors. However, not much difference has been registered in their demeanor. They still hold their positive image of being very intelligent, outgoing, and confident. They still are very active and ever ready to take up tasks hence, they continue to retain their image of being the ideal working dog. The independent dogs are truly a breed to behold. Smart, obedient, and playlist; they’re an all-around great breed.

Shetland Sheep: Then

Shetland Sheep Dogs ThenThe Shetland Sheep Dogs are also known as the Sheltie. They did not have themselves registered in the American Kennel Club until 1911. In the past, these pups weighed around seven to 11 pounds and had medium-length fur. If we talk about its origin then the Shetland Sheep Dogs first bred in the Shetland Islands that is off the coast of Scotland. These canines they are served as a watchdog for peasants. The duty included chasing the hungry birds and sheep out of their master’s farm. Shelties were also known as humble and reliable herding dogs. And lastly, these all qualities made it a good choice for a family companion.


Shetland Sheep Dogs NowToday’s Shetland Sheep Dogs have evolved into a canine larger size than its ancestors. To be precise, they have grown twice of there size that they used to be 100 years ago making them weighs around 20 pounds. No doubt, they have changed a lot in the matter of size but same can’t be said about their height, not much difference has been registered in their height. Their fur has also undergone changes. They are a more furry animal now. During the time when American Kennel Club recognized the breed in 1911, it had the fur of medium size, unlike today when their fur is longer and brighter. They have a larger quantity of fur now and therefore, sheds a lot. What hasn’t changed is their nature of being friendly, smart and alert.

Neapolitan Mastiff: Then

Neopolitan Mastiffs then.jpgNeapolitan Mastiffs were bred in southern Italy. The history of this breed goes back 3,000 BCE that marks the commencement of the Bronze Age. It was the time when there was no differentiation between the Upper and Lower regions of Egypt and hence for guarding purpose mastiff-like pups were taken into use. They used to work in Tibet as well. If you look at the picture you will realize that they look unique in their appearance. They are huge in size, they have loose skin and thick facial fold makes them look different and somewhat terrifying. Looks could be deceptive, it rightly applies to them. Though they look very dangerous, they were known for being a gentle canine a century ago. 


Neapolitan Mastiffs NowEven after a whole century of breeding, they still have that appearance of folded skin and rolling gait, and facial wrinkles and gentleness. However, some difference can be observed in the height and weight of this canine. They have grown larger in both the term. As far as their weight is concerned then they have accumulated the mass that weighs from 120 pounds to 200 pounds and their height has stretched about two feet to two feet and seven inches. This gentle dog is a great human companion and makes a good pet. They are kid friendly and other dog-friendly. But they shed a lot.

Poodle: Then

Poodles ThenNobody knows when the Poodle originated. But surely there are some theories that presume its origin. Some say that they bred from the old French Barbet breed and some believe that they come from Germany and were bred to be a water dog. Whatever the source of origin might be, one thing for sure they are very intelligent breed ranking behind the Border Collie. They are very active by nature and has the skills of agility, obedience, tracking, and herding. Despite the Poodle above’s posh looks, these dogs were very useful for a variety of different tasks. Owing to their skills they used to perform in circus rings back in the day. 


Poodles NowGenerally, people have misconceptions regarding this breed. They have been shown as dogs who lead their life in glamour and luxury, It may astonish you to know that they are nothing close to that. They are very active just like their forefathers. Unfortunately, Poodles have been portrayed only as a fashionable breed with their colored fur and painted nails and not for what they really are. They can easily be trained to do any tricks like their ancestors. They come in different sizes ranging from Toy, Miniature, and Standard Poodles.

Bedlington Terrier: Then

Bedlington Terriers then.jpgBedlington Terriers comes from North East England that was used to murder vermin and to become a sidekick for poachers. They have outstanding hunting instincts that make them the most preferred choice for being the hunter’s companion. They have a very sharp sense of smell and along with that are always ready to get dirty.  These all qualities make them a perfect companion for poachers. They also have made their name in history for being in a dog race, dog sports and in conformation shows. Another fact that not many people are aware of is that they also are an excellent swimmer from the very beginning.   


Bedlington Terrier nowAmong all the breeds out their Bedlington Terriers’ appearance has changed a lot. They were very much sturdy and larger in size as compared to now. Today they resemble a lot to Whippet, Otterhound or Dandie Dinmont Terrier. Bedlington Terrier does share a relationship with these dogs. As far as behavior is concerned then they are very entertaining and opinionated both. Apart from them they also are very intelligent, inquisitive and alert and sometimes acts steered by their century-old hunting instinct as they still get aggravated by the sight of smaller animals.      

Fox Terrier: Then

Fox Terriers ThenFox Terriers were used in aggravating the foxes out of their home. They were perfect hunting companion as they were perfect in catching and burrowing foxes. But with time, their task as a hunter began to lower and they surfaced as a leading contender in many dog shows. Fox Terrier still can be seen in a number of dog shows, today’s Fox Terrier is quite different in everything as compared to 1900s Fox Terrier.


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No need to say that Fox Terrier of today is very much in contrast to its century-old ancestors. Terriers like other dogs underwent many breedings, they now are divided into two groups that is Smooths and Wires. Whereas Smooth Fox terriers are sleek, intelligent and elegant, Wire Fox Terriers are very cute and easy going canines. Keeping aside the differences Fox Terriers are both friendly, curious and active.

Greenland Dog: Then

GreenlanddogSLEDOGGreenlandUK1.JPGThis one is 12,000 years old and got ushered in by the primeval tribes. The same people who turned later into modern Eskimo. It was then that the local wolves would act as fathers while breeding. They first began as a sled dog for transportation and hunting. By 1900, the Siberian Husky and Alaskan Malamutes became a popular breed but then also the explorers chose Greenland dogs over them. They liked Greenland dogs as they were more useful in the cold and mountainous conditions.  


Greenland Dog NowGreenland dogs are dead loyal to their owner. These dogs are independent by nature and love to wander. They like cold and hilly areas more than any other condition. This giant dog has the scarcity of protective instincts and hence, are not good as a guard dogs. As far as their temperament goes, due to their close relationship with wolves, they have a very similar temperament as of Wolves and functions with an alpha pack instinct.  

Setter: Then

Red And White Setter ThenThis breed had reached to the verge of extinction but soon made a u-turn. It was in the 17th century that the breeders mixed a different variety of setters with dogs who are accustomed t work in the weather situation of Ireland, England, and France. Finally, in the 19th century, the setters became very famous and gained more population. But again in 20th century, during the time of world war, they began to extinct. It was only because of Rev. Noble Huston that some Setter survived extinction in Ireland.


Red And White Setter NowAlong with being a survivor, this breed is highly powerful. They are very athletic and has a well-toned body. The reason behind their origin was the hunting. 101Dogbreeds once reported“Being devoted, friendly, and spirited by nature, the Red and White Setters are a joy to own,”. “They display courage, determination, and high spirit, implying that they can become reckless and destructive if not given the required amount of physical and mental exercise. They need an outlet to burn off their extra energy and are thus suitable for active families.”

Lowchen: Then

Lowchen ThenThe history of this dog is untraceable but they have been figured in some old artwork and literature coming from the 15th century. Its recent history began from the 19th century when this canine was brought to France, Germany, and Belgium by Tibet and other Far East region. This breed was mixed with local breeds like Spitz and Terriers by France and Germany.  They too were about to extinct after the World Wars but thanks to Madame Bennetts who bred them in 1944 along with Hans Rickert.


Lowchen NowLowchen means “little lion.” The dog having a cat name. Well, Lowchens are very small in size and does not have the ferocity of a lion, but they still make a great companion. The trim of this animal looks very similar to lions. “The Lowchen’s demeanor can be described as cheerful, intelligent, sociable, gentle, and sensitive,” reported 101Dogbreeds. “Being a loving, friendly, and people-oriented pet, it enjoys plenty of human attention. Leaving it alone for a long time causes not only temperamental issues for the dog but also ill health.”

Broholmer: Then

Broholmer ThenThe Danish royal family was presented with the Broholmers by King James VI in 1500. This is the earliest history of these dogs. They were mixed with butcher’s dog and produced Danish dogs. They are the forefathers of Danish dogs. They were favorite among the Aristocrats and affluent people that used them as guard dogs, to herd sheep and livestock and hunt deer. Although, the demand for big hunting dogs dwindled so did for this canine. If it was not for Niels Fredrick Sehested this breed would have wiped off the earth.  


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They make a very good guard dog. They have a sturdy body that is in the shape of rectangular with a huge head and strong neck. If you see them smiling then instead of smiling back, run! because the chances are high that they will attack you.

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Scottish Terriers have not undergone many changes. Even after 100 years, they still look the same. They are very good pet but are still remembered for their hunting skills. Their agility is not hampered by their short legs and loves to burrow and dig holes around the guard.


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Scottish Terriers are quite similar to their ancestors. They own a similar appearance as they used to have 100 years ago. Once being a good hunter these dogs today are equally good as family pets. 

Chinook: Then

Chinooks ThenChinooks traces its origin from the mountains of New Hampshire. In 1928, this breed got famous on Admiral Byrd’s first Antarctic expedition in 1928.He accompanied Byrd and was a very good companion. This breed is very adventurous and can go with you on hikes and sleds rides. Because of their agility, they are also ahead in dog sports. Chinooks are also good at making the family dog.

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Gone are the days when they used to pull sleds. Chinooks are today known as the perfect companion. They are very athletic and agile, sweet and loyal by nature. These breeds are not aggressive so are not a good choice for a guard dog. One thing more Chinooks are not found easily. It would take you about a six month to get a Chinook.    

Borzoi: Then

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Borzois come from Russia as coursing and hunting dogs. Among the task of hounds included rabbits and other fast animals. They themselves are very fast paced. They have a lean body and are very tall. They also enjoy great popularity among the high profile people of Russia and Europe, plus this elegant canine is highly confident.


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They are not the hunter anymore instead they live a good life as a family dog. They are very sweet and lazy. When it comes to their regal look, they still retain that. This breed too has undergone many breedings but they managed to survive that. Today, it might be difficult to find purebred.   

Dalmatian: Then

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Dalmatian is one of those dogs who was bred to carry the burdens. They were used in long distance traveling to keep away the highwaymen. The black and white skin of this dog was appreciated at that time as well. They also had good skills of running and were very good with the kids and family. 


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They still hold the popularity, intelligence and the energy also they used to have a century ago. They like lots of space and the presence of the human around. These dogs are likely to get deaf because of their inherited polygenic trait.

So, by now I am sure you would also have started believing that “Time changes, so do dogs.”