Exploring the Wonderful World of Dogs
Why do dogs and humans have such a unique bond dating back thousands of years? Unlike any other animal species, dogs have a natural desire to be with humans. As man's companion, dogs have developed different instincts and evolved into many shapes and sizes according to their differing roles in history and in modern society.
In a journey around JaneDogs you will discover how and why the dog-man bond began from the earliest civilizations. By exploring the history of today's breeds with the assistance of a unique terminology section, learn to understand pure breeds by following each breed from the Index of Dog Breeds to see how and why they look and act as they do today. Dog care and management is also discussed as well as for lighter reading, some delightful stories about dogs.
There are over 150 original articles on this site. Examples include:
This site is organised into the following major sections. Please tell us how you enjoy JaneDogs!
This instructional section deals with many of the practicalities of owning a dog. This section utilises a lifetime experiences of acting as a mentor to new puppy owners, as well as breeders, judges and dog show exhibitors. It aims to answer numerous questions on general care, grooming, breeding, judging and basic training of dogs.
Below is an alphabetical list of dog breeds. Clicking on the breed of your choice will lead you to a unique look at that breed including its history. There are also comparisons between close relatives of other breeds bred for the same purpose. If the breed you are looking for is not listed, please follow this link 'What are Pure Breed Dogs"?
Breeds are arranged here according to the Groups as classified by the ANKC (Australia). We trust you will enjoy looking at the various breeds in this different way. Breeds which are historically interesting or have a unique history, function, features or purpose have their own unique page. But where two or more breeds share history, function, features or purpose, they are considered by comparison with similar breeds or families of breeds.
This section explains dog jargon used in Breed Standards and doggie talk by vets and dog breeders. Unless otherwise stated, this section combines use of our own original computer graphics some of which are overlain on photos of actual dogs, giving this glossary a new and unique approach.
Here the story of the dog-man relationship is told, beginning with the early civilizations in which this relationship first developed. As this story continues, how and why the various types of dogs first evolved is described, together with the purpose of classification of dogs into the various groups of breeds.
Dogs have always been an integral part of society. However, as our lifestyle changes, many aspects of owning dogs within this modern society also changes. This section contains some wonderful stories about dogs and roles and benefits today. But this section also explores some of the issues that confront dog ownership in the 21st century.
Passion for dogs has dominated Jane Harvey's life. Having experienced the highs and lows of showing dogs, breeding dogs, judging dogs, studying Veterinary Science, being involved with dog administration and dealing with governments on dog related matters, with great pleasure Jane's dog philosophies are presented on this site.
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