Breeders have since refined the dog’s appearance, making it squatter with a flatter face and wrinkles than its ancestors.
English breeders preferred variety to hunt foxes while Americans developed a slightly smaller beagle to hunt rabbits.
The Yorkshire terrier has its roots in the English counties Yorkshire and Lancashire, dating back to the 1800s.
King Charles I and Charles II both were fond of a small type of spaniel with a black-and-tan coat.
For centuries in England, both “cocker” and “springer” spaniels (early versions of today’s spaniel breeds)
In the 1800s, poachers were targeting the country estates of English aristocrats. In response, a huge, athletic,
The earliest English cocker spaniels were born into the same litters as the larger springer spaniels.
factory and mill workers bred these large terriers to be smart, tough, and fearless hunting dogs. The otterhound,
they couldn’t afford to keep large dogs like the greyhound. So they bred a smaller dog that was just as good of an athlete.
it also became a popular companion animal, leading breeders to soften its looks and sweeten its temperament.