Originating from northern spitz dogs that roamed with early Finno-Ugrian tribes in their travels throughout Eurasia and Finland, the Finnish Spitz has a rich ancestral history. These dogs were probably watchdogs and camp followers and then later developed into hunting dogs. As the breed was isolated until the early 19th century, it remained unadulterated.
Guisachan House was the birthplace of the Golden Retriever, and is at Tomich near Inverness (Scotland). It was the home of Lord Tweedmouth, who rebuilt the whole village. A 'gathering' of people from all over the world took place in July/August 2006. The photo shows some of the descendants of Nous x Belle (Tweed Water Spaniel) 1868.
Scottish Deerhounds have existed back to a time before recorded history and were originally bred to hunt the Red Deer by coursing. With the eventual demise of the clan systems in Scotland, these dogs became sporting animals for landowners and the nobility. The Scottish Deerhound is gentle, extremely friendly and eager to please, with a bearing of gentle dignity.