• Breed Spotlight - Pekingese - Infographic Preview v2.png

    Pekingese Breed Spotlight

    These small dogs have been known to exist in China since the eighth century. Surviving for more than thirteen hundred years, the breed was first referenced in the ancient artwork of the Tang Dynasty. The breed reached the peak of its popularity in the early to mid-1800s, when it was said that thousands of them were kept at various palaces.

    Read More
  • Breed Spotlight - Old English Mastiff Infographic Preview v2.png

    Old English Mastiff Breed Spotlight

    There is much speculation about the origin of the Old English Mastiff, also called English Mastiff, or just simply Mastiff. The ancestors of the modern-day Mastiffs were found in what is now present-day Britain by Roman soldiers during the expansion of the Roman Empire. The Romans called these dogs Canes Pugnaces Britanniae, which roughly translated to “British Fighting Dogs.”

    Read More
  • breed-profile_Irish Wolfhound_preview.jpg

    Irish Wolfhound Breed Spotlight

    Ancient hounds have existed in Irish legends, lore, and literature since the beginning of Ireland's recorded history. They were protectors of kings, defenders of life, and hunters of game up until the fifteenth century. From that point, they were used specifically to hunt wolves, a job that they excelled in.

    Read More
  • breed-profile_schnauzer_standard-preview.jpg

    Schnauzer Breed Spotlight

    Schnauzers are renowned for their versatility and ability to be trained to do a number of jobs, from watchful family guardian to all-around farm dog. They are intelligent, eager to learn and work, responsive to their handlers, and courageous. They make excellent family pets or working dogs. Any unprovoked aggressive or fearful behavior toward people is incorrect for this breed.

    Read More
  • breed-profile_English-Bulldog-preview.jpg

    English Bulldog Breed Spotlight

    Today, many organizations are out to save the English Bulldog breed by adjusting stringent breed standards that reward for physical extremes (such as a flat head profile), to be less punishing and extreme. By allowing the English Bulldog to have a muzzle and less wide forequarter, the dogs are better able to tolerate heat, whelp naturally, breath better, and generally enjoy a better quality of life. No other breed is more deserving than the English Bulldog. Responsible breeders are on board with the newer style of conformation, which, ironically, is more in line with how the Bulldog originally appeared. CKC encourages all who know and love the English Bulldog to read the English Bulldog standard and strive to apply it to their dogs and breeding stock

    Read More