This breed came about after Julius Wipfel, a German professor in the 1940s, crossed a chow chow with a German spitz with the hope of breeding the perfect spitz.
They are frequent visitors to backyard feeders, especially those containing niger seeds.
The species name, spectabilis, is Latin for “showy” or “remarkable,” referencing the attractiveness of the adult male’s plumage.
Hotdogs were originally called "Dachshund sausages" because they resembled the dachshund's wiener-like body!
A male red deer shows his age in his antlers, which become longer and more branched every year.
Welsh Black Cattle
Welsh Black Cattle were once used as currency in Wales and referred to as “black gold”.