Rough Collies (H) - Rough Collies are a very old breed, so old that their origins are unknown. Some experts believe that the earliest Collie ancestors were brought to the British Isles by Roman conquerors and interbred with native British dogs. Even their name is a mystery. Some say it came from the Colley sheep the dogs herded in Scotland and Wales where they first became a distinct breed. Others claim it came from the Gaelic word "coilean" which means "young dog" or "doggie". The Smooth Collie appeared when Scottish and Welsh Rough Collies interbred with English dogs in the 1860s. Many experts believe that the Collie's long face came from interbreeding with Borzois. When Queen Victoria adopted a Rough Collie, they became very popular pets among the upper class. Eventually they lost their jobs as working herders in the UK, replaced by Border Collies. But thanks to Lassie, they were able to keep their jobs in the US. Their breed clubs in the US and UK date back to the 1880s, among the oldest breed clubs in the US. The Fleet family is the oldest in my kennel, dating back to my first dog Pegasus. They take their name from one of their founding sires Royal Fleet. Since the founding of my kennel, they've become champion herders, consistently reaching WC. If you're looking for a clever drover to make you proud in Herding comps, there's no better choice than a Fleet dog.
Flat Coated Retrievers (D) - Flat-Coats were first bred in England in the mid-1800s as a gamekeeper's dog. They were created using Collies, Newfoundlands, Setters, and the now-extinct St. John's Water Dog. Kennel Clubs in the UK and US began recognizing them in the early 1900s, but their popularity fell off after that as they were replaced by Golden Retrievers. By the end of WW2, they were on the brink of extinction, but they recovered with the help of dedicated breeders in the 1960s. Though their hayday is long over, Flat-Coats still have a loyal following on both sides of the Atlantic. The Flame family dates back to the earliest days of my kennel, to their founding sire Blaze. They've become truly gifted divers who consistently reach WC and even UC and BoB also. Their family name represents the fire in their souls that even the water they love cannot extinguish. If you need a water-loving retriever in your kennel, you can't go wrong with a Flame dog.
Large Munsterlanders (FT) - Large Munsterlanders were first recognized in Germany in the early 1900s, but their ancestors appear in paintings of hunting scenes dating back to the Middle Ages. They were considered a variety of German Longhaired Pointer, but most GLPs are brown and the breed club decided to stop recognizing the black variant. Lovers of these dogs split off from the old breed club and formed their own club for the Large Munsterlander. The Polaris family is among the oldest families in my kennel, taking their name from their founding sire Polaris. They're relentless at Field Trials, reaching WC and BoB with all stamina skill boosts. If you're looking for a Field Trials champ, a Polaris dog is perfect for you.
Samoyeds (S) - Samoyeds are known to be one of the oldest dog breeds still in existence, perhaps dating back to prehistoric times. They were first bred by nomadic Siberian tribes who used them to herd reindeer, guard camps, and pull sleds. In the centuries since, they have become one of the most popular northern spitz breeds in the world and the favorite dogs of polar explorers. Samoyeds even reached the South Pole with Roald Amundsen's expedition in 1911. They were bred to have smiling upturned lips so they wouldn't drool and get icicles on their faces in the frigid polar climate. The Snow family is a well-established family in my kennel, taking their name from one of their founding dams Snowheart. They are one of the leading sled teams among their breed generation after generation, consistently reaching UC and BoB. If you want to put together your own champion sled team, let a Snow dog be your MVP.
Kooikerhondjes (koy-ker-hond) (FT/HT) - Kooikerhondjes were first bred in the Netherlands in the 1500s. Duck hunters used them to help lure ducks into cage traps called "kooi". They became a very popular breed in the Netherlands and even appeared in paintings by Rembrandt and other Dutch masters. Legend has it that Lord William "the Silent" of Oranje was saved when his Kooiker woke him in the night to warn him of an assassination attempt. But when shooting ducks with rifles became more common than trapping, the Kooiker's popularity suffered. By WW2, they were almost extinct. During the German occupation of the Netherlands, Baroness van Hardenbroek defied the Nazis by quietly collecting as many Kooikers as she could find. Beginning in 1942, she organized breeding efforts to save them and used them to guide downed Allied pilots through treacherous woods to safety at the Belgian border. Kooikers were recognized by the Dutch Kennel Club in the 1960s and now they are being recognized by other kennel clubs, including the AKC. The Reaper family are the only Kooikers on FP bred specifically to be successful at both Field and Hunting Trials, with boosts common to both sports. They take their name from their founding sire Kai Reaper. If you need a strong working spaniel breed in your kennel, a Reaper dog is perfect for you.
Belgian Tervurens (Sc) - Belgian Tervurens are one of the four varieties of Belgian Shepherd first bred in Belgium in the 1890s. Professor Reul, head of the project, asked his group to gather foundation stock from four different areas around Belgium. The Groenendael (grow-nen-dale) dogs were long-haired and black. The Malinois (mal-in-wa) dogs were short-haired and red/fawn. The Laekenois (lake-in-wa) dogs were wiry-haired and fawn. The Tervuren dogs combined the long luxurious coats of the Groenendaels and the gorgeous red/fawn color variations of the Malinois. Kennel Clubs around the world have never been able to agree on whether the four varieties are different enough to be called separate breeds or not. According to the AKC, and here on FP, the four are considered separate breeds and the title of Belgian Sheepdog belongs only to the Groenendaels. The Nobel family are bred to be Schutzhund champions, consistently reaching WC and often BoB. Their name represents the noble way they carry themselves and their noble souls. If you're looking for a guard dog to dominate Schutzhund comps, you'll be proud to own a Nobel dog.
Carpathian Shepherds (H) - Carpathian Shepherds were first documented in the mid-1800s in the Carpathian mountains of Romania. They are known to be courageous guardians of both their flocks and their people. They have even been said to fight bears to protect their masters. The Dracul family are among the oldest lines of Carpathians on FP and the best herders of their breed, consistently reaching WC and BoB. If you need a tough flock guardian to compete in Herding comps, you can't do better than a Dracul dog.
Pharaoh Hounds (R) - Pharaoh Hounds originated in Malta where they have been used for rabbit hunting since the Middle Ages. In fact, their name in the native Maltese language is Kelb tal-Fenek which means "rabbit dog". When Pharaoh Hounds are excited or happy, they blush and their ears and noses turn pink. They were first recognized in the 1960s, but legend has it that they descended from ancient Egyptian Tesem hounds that were brought to Malta by seafaring Phoenician traders over 2000 years ago. The Chronica family are bred to be racers, consistently reaching WC with speed and charisma skill boosts. They take their name from one of their founding dams Chronica. If you're looking for a speedy sight hound to make you proud on the track, a Chronica dog is what you're looking for.
Norwich Terriers (E) - Norwich Terriers were first recognized in England in the 1930s, but they have been hunting rodents and flushing foxes from their dens since the late 1800s. Some experts believe that they descended from a mix of small Irish Terriers and the now-extinct Trumpington Terrier. Originally, the breed standard allowed their ears to be prick or drop. But in the 1960s, kennel clubs began recognizing the drop-eared variety as a separate breed, the Norfolk Terrier. Norwiches are a popular breed all over the world today and serve as the Cambridge University mascot, but they have stayed rare because their litter size is usually small and they often need Caesarean sections. The Edelsten family are bred for Earthdog Trials, consistently reaching WC and BoB. They take their name from their founding sire Mason Edelstein. If you need a smart little terrier to dominate Earthdog, an Edelsten dog is perfect for you.
Akita Inus (HT) - Akitas are known to be one of the oldest Japanese breeds, descended from medieval Matagi hunting dogs. Their name comes from Akita prefecture where early Akitas hunted deer, bears, and wild boars in the 1800s. Akitas became popular fighting dogs in the early 1900s and were crossed with some bigger breeds to help them win. During WW2, the starving Japanese people took to eating dogs and the government ordered many dogs killed to stop the spread of disease. Akita lovers crossbred them with German Shepherds to make them more useful to the military or turned them loose in the remote northern mountains to hide them. Akitas were almost driven to extinction, but after the war Morie Sawataishi organized breeding efforts to save them and they were recognized in the 1950s. US soldiers fell in love with Akitas and many dogs who did not fit the new breed standard went home with them, leading to a split in the breed. The Japanese "Akita Inu" is smaller and only allowed to be red/fawn, white, or brindle. The American "Akita" is bigger and can be any color, with pinto and masks allowed also. Like their ancestors, the Giniro family are bred for Hunting Trials. They consistently reach WC and BoB with charisma and intelligence skill boosts. If you want a great hunting breed to make you proud in the field, a Giniro dog is the perfect choice.
Dalmatians (A/M) - Dalmatians began appearing in paintings and writings in the Dalmatia region of Croatia in the early 1600s. But legend has it that they descended from medieval war dogs who guarded the borders of Dalmatia from invaders. In the late 1700s, they became very popular in England where they were bred for their striking spots and their natural affinity for horses. By the late 1800s, they were running alongside carriages all over Europe and their breed club was established in 1890. Their high energy and intelligence made them versatile and they have worked as guards, hunters, and even circus performers. But their most famous job is firehouse dogs. When firefighters still used horse-drawn wagons, Dalmatians ran ahead of the firewagons, clearing the streets like sirens. At the fires, they guarded the firewagons and kept the horses calm while the firefighters did their work. At night, they slept in the stables to guard the horses and equipment from thieves. Dalmatians are born pure white and starting at 3-4 weeks old they develop their spots which continue to shift and change until they are fully mature. The Sinclair family are the only Dalmatians on FP bred specifically to be equally talented at Agility and Musical Freestyle. They can reach WC in either sport with boosts common to both sports. If you need a strong versatile breed in your kennel, you can't do better than a Sinclair dog.
Pomeranians (RO/Sh) - Pomeranians are descended from German Spitz dogs, an old breed first documented in the 1500s. They got their name from the Baltic coastal region of Pomerania where they first became a distinct breed. In the 1760s, the English royal family took an interest in them and Queen Victoria established a breeding kennel in the 1880s. Pomeranians were much bigger at that time, but the Queen loved the small ones and bred them even smaller. Her love of tiny Pomeranians was infectious and by the time she died, the breed had shrunk to half their original size and became one of the most popular small breeds in the world. Their breed clubs were established in the 1890s in the US and UK and the breed was recognized in 1900. In 1912, two Pomeranians and a Pekingese named Sun Yat Sen were the only three dogs who survived the Titanic disaster. Elizabeth Rothschild refused to board her lifeboat without her Pomeranian. Margaret Hays wrapped her Pomeranian in a blanket so crewmen would think it was a baby. The Flashaway family are bred to be Show champions. But they're not just pretty faces. They can also reach WC in Rally-O. If you need a lively little companion dog to impress in the show ring, a Flashaway dog is just what you're looking for.
Redbone Coonhounds (Hu/T) - Redbone Coonhounds are descended from European hounds brought to the US during colonial times when the wealthy still enjoyed traditional fox hunting. But the common people were more interested in raccoons and other game for valuable meat and pelts. In the late 1700s, Peter Redbone took red foxhounds and bloodhounds and created the Redbone Coonhound we know today. They were bred to be tenacious on the trail, fast runners, and willing swimmers, putting them among the best scent hounds in the US. By the 1860s, these hounds had become popular tracking and hunting dogs, treeing animals from the rocky Appalachian foothills to the swamplands of Louisiana. The breed was recognized in 1902 and the novel "Where the Red Fern Grows" popularized them even more in 1961, telling the story of a boy training his two Redbones to be champion hunters. But because they are more commonly found on the trail than in the show ring, most people outside of North America have never heard of Redbones and they only began appearing at Westminster in 2011.STATS Best run on Gene Genie: 56 Highest Title Reached by a CollieWings Dog: IC Highest Level Reached by a CollieWings Dog: 88 Lowest multipliers this generation: 1.442 (Redbone Coonhounds) Highest multiplier this generation: 1.572 (Akita Inus, Rough Collies, Samoyeds) Some info about me, if you care: I'm a 40 year old female (not LGBT+). I'm single with no kids. I live alone in a beautiful condo in Maryland, USA. I normally work two jobs, but I've been out of work due to Covid since September. My birthday is November 9th. I support the rights and freedoms of LGBT+ people, even though I am not one of them. I despise racism in any form, especially in police officers who should be held to a higher standard. However, I support the majority of police officers and other first responders who put themselves in danger every day to keep us all safe. I am a firm believer in non-violent protest and I feel there is never a justification for rioting, looting, or any form of violence in a political movement. I respect that everyone has their own opinions on these issues. These are my opinions. I know these dogs are just pixels, but I care about the dogs I breed and I want them to be valued. I periodically check on dogs with my prefix to see if they are being cared for. There are certain players who I will no longer sell to because they have not valued the dogs I sold to them in the past.