Dogs were among the first animals domesticated, and as long have dogs have lived with humans, there have been dog heroes. There are plenty of records indicating the heroism of dogs; with their long association with humans, many dog breeds have been put into service in rescue occupations around the world.
Afghan hounds, also known as Tazi in their homeland, is a particularly beautiful breed of dog whose history dates back thousands of years. It is considered the national dog breed of Afghanistan and for many years, Afghan hounds were not permitted to leave the country.
The Chihuahua is the world's smallest dog breed.And though sometimes it seems that their popularity stems from this single trait, Chihuahuas are excellent pets for the right people. They were discovered in and named after the Mexican state in the middle of the 1800's.
The Boxer is a dog breed instantly recognizable and quite memorable even to the casual observer. With its heavy shoulders and erect carriage, this is an older breed of dog that has a great deal of deserved popularity in the United States and in Europe. The Boxer, with its athletic build, is clearly descended from hunting and sporting dogs, and its history goes back more than one hundred years.
The Bullmastiff was originally bred during the course of time with a definite goal in mind – that of building and maintaining a lineage which people could readily recognize, comprehend and appreciate. The Bullmastiff found its origin in Britain and is actually a part of the most ancient breeds of dogs from England, which is the Mastiff, even though its family tree isn't as long and illustrious as that of some other breeds.
The Australian cattle dog, also known as the Blue Heeler, are popular working dogs and pets and are easily picked out by their high-energy enthusiasm and intelligence. This breed of dog is known to be muscular and active, making the ideal for herding and obedience trials, and if given enough room to run and enough exercise are excellent pets for the right owners.