South Africa is one of the most geographically diverse countries on the African continent. The landscape of South Africa is dominated by a high plateau surrounded by a narrow strip of coastal lowlands. However, unlike most African countries, the perimeter of South Africa’s inner plateau rises sharply to form a series of mountain ranges before sinking to sea level.
Let’s see what dog breeds are popular in this country.
The Yorkshire Terrier is a small dog that has grown in popularity over the past few decades. The modest size and doll-like appearance conquered millions of hearts all over the world, and this is not surprising. But behind the cute little face is a real hunter thirsty for adventure.
According to the most popular version, the dogs of this breed originally lived on the coast of the island of Newfoundland. There they helped local fishermen. In the first half of the 19th century, Labradors were brought to Great Britain, where they saw good hunting potential. In its modern form, the breed was formed by the 70s of the XIX century, and other dogs took part in its formation. In 1903, the English Kennel Club recognized the Labrador Retriever breed as an independent breed.
English Bulldogs have a gentle disposition. They are reliable and predictable, make great pets, and are loved by most kids. This breed is human-oriented, so they actively solicit people's attention. However, they have retained the courage that was originally inherent in them, so they are good guard dogs. Although they get along well with other pets, English Bulldogs can be aggressive towards other dogs.