Historical Debates

Hunting Dog c 1300Hunting Dog c 1300

Throughout the this website, a great emphasis is placed on history, because this gives a unique insight into the character and function behind each breed. In some cases, this is controversial because history often relies on drawings, paintings and translations of various texts into English. This section questions some of the written histories currently being promulgated and has uncovered aspects of breeds that either aren't well known or may challenge some generally accepted thoughts behind these breeds.

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The Australian Shepherd - Quite un-Australian

This article was originally written for 'Dog News Australia' in an attempt to correct the history of the Australian Shepherd's origin currently being promulgated by the AKC, the Kennel Club (UK), the FCI and the ANKC (Australia). The Australian Shepherd is a modern breed which America developed into a pure breed from Australian roots. This article argues the authenticity of ... »» Read more...