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Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Pembroke Welsh Corgi

History Theories about the origin of the Pembroke Welsh Corgi abound. One suggests they might have been Vallhunds who arrived with the...

Swedish Vallhund

Swedish Vallhund

History The origins of the Swedish Vallhund are uncertain. The breed is similar to the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, and some theories suggest it...

Portuguese Sheepdog

Portuguese Sheepdog

History The Portuguese Sheepdog was born to herd. Sheep, goats, cattle, horses, pigs…the breed’s driving instinct and long coat...

Norwegian Buhund Breed Description

Norwegian Buhund

History An ancient breed that accompanied northern people into Scandanavia, the Norwegian Buhund herded their flocks and safeguarded their...

Finnish Lapphund Breed Description

Finnish Lapphund

History The Finnish Lapphund originally hunted reindeer and provided protection for the Sami people who lived above the Arctic Circle. When...

Dutch Shepherd Dog

Dutch Shepherd Dog

History In the early 1600s, when much of the Netherlands was devoted to sheepherding, the Dutch Shepherd Dog excelled at tending to flocks....

Australian Shepherd

Australian Shepherd

History The Australian Shepherd had its beginnings in Spain and Andorra with Basque shepherds who used Pyrenean Shepherds to care for their...

Australian Kelpie

Australian Kelpie

History Few breeds can trace their ancestry as directly as the Australian Kelpie. Brutus and Jenny were two black and tan Smooth Collies...

Australian Cattle Dog

Australian Cattle Dog

History As his name suggests, the Australian Cattle Dog was bred to work cattle in the “land down under”. The stockmen needed a rugged...

Tibetan Terrier

Tibetan Terrier

History The Tibetan Terrier originated in the Lost Valley of Tibet. Considered a holy dog that bestowed good fortune, the Tibetan Terrier...

Affenpinscher

Affenpinscher

History In the 1600s, dogs resembling the Affenpinscher were bred in Germany to rid homes and stables of vermin. Over the next hundred...

Welsh Terrier

Welsh Terrier

History The Welsh Terrier likely inherited his bold spirit from the Old English Terrier, an ancient black-and-tan dog esteemed for hunting...

Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Staffordshire Bull Terrier

History The Staffordshire Bull Terrier has a long history as a fighting dog, starting in Roman times. By crossing large mastiffs with...

Silky Terrier

Silky Terrier

History This breed originated in Australia in the early 1800s, and is a mixture of the Australian and Yorkshire terrier, although the...

Sealyham Terrier

Sealyham Terrier

History While seeking the “perfect terrier” for his estate in Pembrokeshire, Wales, Captain John Edwards created the Sealyham Terrier....

Scottish Terrier

Scottish Terrier

History Feisty, small dogs like the Scottish Terrier have helped Scottish highlanders root out prey for centuries. Early writings reference...

Parson Russell Terrier Breed Description

Parson Russell Terrier

History Originally bred by Parson John “Jack” Russell in the late 1800s, the Parson Russell Terrier was a hunting terrier designed to...

Manchester Terrier Breed Description

Manchester Terrier

History The ultimate ratter, the Manchester Terrier is descended from the common Black and Tan Terriers of England. He was bred entirely...

Irish Terrier

Irish Terrier

History One of the oldest breeds of terrier, the Irish Terrier originated in County Cork, Ireland. Kept by peasants to keep rats at bay,...

Dandie Dinmont Terrier

Dandie Dinmont Terrier

History First-named of the terrier breeds, the Dandie Dinmont Terrier hails from the rugged border country between England and Scotland....

Bedlington Terrier

Bedlington Terrier

History Hailing from the Rothbury Forest region of Northumberland in England, the Rothbury Terrier (later the Bedlington Terrier) was...

German Long-Haired Pointer

German Long-Haired Pointer

History A rare breed in North America, the German Long-haired Pointer has long been a favourite sporting dog in its native country....

Lagotto Romagnolo Breed Description

Lagotto Romagnolo

History The history of the Lagotto Romagnolo dates back to 16th century Italy, where these water dogs were used for hunting waterfowl in...

American Staffordshire Terrier

American Staffordshire Terrier

History Like its cousins, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier and the American Pit Bull Terrier, the American Staffordshire Terrier also...

Tibetan Mastiff

Tibetan Mastiff

History The Tibetan Mastiff is the consummate guardian – the protector of his family, home and livestock. These dogs are famous for their...

mastiff

Mastiff

History The father of many modern dog breeds, the Mastiff originated in ancient Babylonia, where he hunted ferocious prey such as lions....

Karelian Bear Dog

Karelian Bear Dog

History Named for his ability to hunt and provide protection from bears, the Karelian Bear Dog is bold enough to go after large game such...

Field Spaniel Breed Description

Field Spaniel

History For centuries, Spaniels (such as the Field Spaniel) have provided humans with companionship and performance. While smaller types...

Cane Corso Breed Description

Cane Corso

History A direct descendant of the Roman Molossus Mastiff, the Cane Corso is a guardian dog whose name comes from the Latin “cohors”,...

Canadian Eskimo Dog Breed Description

Canadian Eskimo Dog

History Accompanying the Inuit people during their 12th century migration through the Canadian Arctic, the Canadian Eskimo Dog hauled,...

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