Beefeaters® Blog

Beagle

Thu, May 09, 2013,

While Beagles are one of the smaller dog breeds, they’re big in notoriety. After all, Snoopy the Beagle may be one of the most famous fictional dogs of all time! It’s no surprise that the breed has garnered attention. After all, one look these loveable pups and anyone’s heart would melt. But before they were making people laugh in the newspaper funnies, Beagles have a long history.

Historical records of dogs with similar descriptions go back as far as Ancient Greece before popping up in Anglo texts from the Middle Ages. Read More

Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Thu, April 18, 2013,

Corgis are known for being Queen Elizabeth’s preferred breed and have been favored by the British for more than seventy years. Having loved Corgis since she was a young girl, Queen Elizabeth II has made Corgis one of the most famous breeds in the world. She has owned over 30 Corgis since becoming Queen in 1952 and one was even featured with her on the crown coin for her Golden Jubilee year.

Corgis are one of the smallest dogs in the herding group, with short legs and long bodies and are sometimes born without a tail. The Read More

Lhasa Apso

Thu, March 28, 2013,

Historically the Lhasa Apso was bred as a guard dog for Buddhist monasteries, even taking the name “Lhasa” from the capital city of Tibet. It was the dog’s job to alert the monks of any intruders, and Lhasa Apsos are especially suited to this task due to their keen sense of hearing. In fact they were so valued as guard dogs that they were considered a sign of good luck and often given as gifts, which is how they arrived in the US. Lhasa Apsos made their debut in the US in 1930 as a gift Read More

Irish Wolfhound

Thu, March 21, 2013,

The bigger the better! One of the tallest breeds in the world, these giant-sized dogs are more like a small horse. Standing on its hind legs the Irish Wolfhound can reach up to 7 feet tall and weigh between 90-150 pounds on average.

Mentioned in Irish literature as far back as the 5th century, this old breed was originally used as a herd dog and hunted elk, deer, boar and wolves. Irish Wolfhounds were held in such high esteem that they were often given as royal gifts.

Their wiry, shaggy coat is usually rough to the Read More

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