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Category: Non-Sporting

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...

American Eskimo Dog

American Eskimo Dog

History A member of the Spitz family, which originated some 6,000 years ago with the Peat Bog Dog, the American Eskimo Dog arose from a...

Shih Tzu

Shih Tzu

History These little dogs came to be known as “lion dogs” or Shih Tzu. They came to China in the 7th century, where the breed...

Bichon Frise

Bichon Frise

History It’s difficult to track the history of many “small white dogs” since they thrived around the world, but the...

Tibetan Spaniel

Tibetan Spaniel

History The Tibetan Spaniel is not a true spaniel but shares ancestry with other Oriental lap dogs such as Pekingese, Shih Tzu and Lhasa...

Boston Terrier

Boston Terrier

History As its name suggests, the Boston Terrier originated in Boston, Massachusetts. A product of crossing Bulldogs with Bull Terriers,...

Bulldog

Bulldog

History Truly a symbol of Britain, many believe the Bulldog dates back to the Molossian dog brought there by the Phoenicians in the 6th...

Shar-Pei

Chinese Shar-Pei

History Named for its sandpaper-like coat, the Shar-Pei is an unusual breed that originated in China some 2,000 years ago. He was used for...

Chow Chow Breed Description

Chow Chow

History Perhaps one of the oldest breeds, the Chow Chow may have existed as early as the 11th century BC. These dogs were used as hunting,...

dalmatian

Dalmatian

History The Dalmatian has been known in Europe since the Middle Ages and takes his name from Dalmatia (now a part of Croatia), where the...

French BUlldog

French Bulldog

History The Bulldog was very popular in England during the 1800s. While the larger varieties were best for fighting, many people preferred...

German Pinscher Breed Description

German Pinscher

History Although he looks like a miniature Doberman, the German Pinscher goes back centuries and was the inspiration for Louis Dobermann...

Keeshond

Keeshond

History The Keeshond is an ancient, Spitztype breed originating in the Netherlands. The Kees or Spitz “honds”, as they were...

Lhasa Apso Breed Description

Lhasa Apso

History Descended from ancient Tibetan Spaniels and Terriers, the Lhasa Apso was a favorite of both monk and nobility. Kept indoors, the...

Lowchen

Lowchen

History The Lowchen is an ancient breed, most likely a member of the Bichon family, and possibly descended from Tibetan toy breeds. In the...

Miniature Poodle

Miniature Poodle

History To the surprise of some, the poodle is actually a working water dog. The name comes from the German term “pudel”, which...

Standard Poodle

Standard Poodle

History Though sometimes called the “French Poodle”, the Standard Poodle does not come from France but instead has its roots in...

Schipperke

Schipperke

History The Schipperke has existed within the Flemish provinces of Belgium for hundreds of years. Whether the breed hailed from an old...

Shiba Inu

Shiba Inu

History The Shiba Inu is the smallest Japanese Spitz-type breed. Bred as a hunter of small game, he would be sent out to flush, run and...

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