When Did the Berner Get His Name?

It’s said that the breed’s original name was “durrbachler,” after an inn where these all-purpose farm dogs were bought and sold, but the first time the mountain dogs were referred to as “Bernese” was in 1902, the year an international dog show in Bern offered a class for “Swiss “shepherd dogs” sponsored by a Swiss […]

The Porsche of the Police Dog World

That the Belgian Malinois is an incredible police dog is well known:  75% of dogs used by the Los Angeles Police Department and the U.S. military are Malinois, as are 10 of the 12 dogs used by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The breed serves in police departments from Alton, Illinois to Hot Springs, Arkansas, and most […]