Breed History

Learn about breed history and origins of every AKC recognized purebred dog. Working with preservation breeders and dog breed parent clubs, Showsight Magazine is proud to share the rich history behind today’s top pedigrees. From their humble beginnings, through the most troubled war times the history of purebred dogs is as vast as it is fascinating. We hope you enjoy the insights and anecdotes we’ve gathered from the most honored and widely recognized voices in the purpose-bred, purebred dog community.

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Historic photo of a Boston Terrier

Boston Terrier Roots

Uncover the fascinating history and unique traits of the Boston Terrier. Discover its origins ...

Spinone Italiano, standing up and down on a mountainside, displaying the flexible two-segment topline and perpendicular and long hock-to-paw length.

From the Mountains to the Show Ring

Explore the origins and remarkable qualities of the Spinone Italiano, a hunting breed known ...

History of the German Spitz

Read about the origins and history of the German Spitz, one of the most ...

Spinone Italiano on the slopes of the Italian Alps

The Spinone Italiano – Its Past Is Its Present

Explore the history, features, and puzzle of the Spinone Italiano—a versatile hunting breed with ...


The Saluki Who Came Through Time

Explore the essence of the Saluki dog breed, preserving its moderate conformation and balanced ...

Combined image of Japanese Akitainu standing outside in the snow

Japanese Akitainu – An Up-and-Coming Breed in the AKC

Explore the journey of the Japanese Akitainu in AKC, learn about their unique characteristics, ...

Papillon dog playing outside

The Papillon

Discover the charming and elegant Papillon dog breed - known for their butterfly-like ears, ...

Tokyo, Japan - January 16, 2020: A picture of the Hachiko Memorial Statue, in Shibuya.

The Loyal Dog: The Fascinating Story of Hachiko

Discover the touching story of Hachiko, an exceptional dog whose unwavering love and loyalty ...

Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen moving in a dog show ring

Rustic French Hound – Casual and Tousled

Discover the controversy around grooming the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen breed with insights from ...

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