Breed History

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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Akita: The Heart of the Breed

The first Akita in the United States was gifted to Helen Keller in 1937 ...

Vizslas: The Versatile Velcro Dog

The incredible Vizsla has been a significant part of my life ever since I ...

Which Dogs Influenced the Boerboel?

Find out which dog breeds influenced the Boerboel in this interesting discussion on the ...

The History of the Harrier

Harriers have a long history in England, with detailed records of individual packs existing ...

How the Maltese Got Their Topknot

Here's the story of how the Maltese got their Topknot. Originally, Maltese didn’t have ...