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.