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Category: Working Dogs

Schnauzer

Standard Schnauzer

History This hearty dog is the oldest of the Schnauzer breeds, hailing from as far back as 14th century Germany. A working dog, the...

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 Puppies Canada

Cane Corso

Personality First and foremost a protector, the Cane Corso bonds closely with his family, particularly young children. He is alert and...

Canadian Eskimo Dog Puppies Canada

Canadian Eskimo Dog

Personality His long connection with humans has made the Canadian Eskimo Dog affectionate and gentle with people he loves, but he can be...

Newfoundland

Newfoundland

History One of the very few dogs indigenous to North America, the Newfoundland’s exact genealogy is the subject of much debate. Some...

Akita Puppies Canada

Akita

Personality The Akita is dignified, fearless and very loyal to his owner. He likes to dominate other dogs and is reserved with people he...

Portuguese Water Dog

Portuguese Water Dog

History An old breed, the Portuguese Water Dog has an ancestry closely tied with the Poodle and Irish Water Spaniel. Historically, the...

Alaskan Malamute Puppies Canada

Alaskan Malamute

Personality It’s speculated that the humane care typically given to the Alaskan Malamute has given him a better temperament than some...

Rottweiler

Rottweiler

History Roman soldiers travelling across Europe took their food along with them “on the hoof”. The herds were driven by huge...

Bernese Mountain Dog Puppies Canada

Bernese Mountain Dog

Personality A very loyal dog, the Bernese Mountain Dog is an even-tempered fellow who makes an excellent family dog. He is a good watchdog...

Samoyed

Samoyed

History Born in the bitterest regions of Russia and Siberia, north of the Arctic Circle, the Samoyed was an irreplaceable hunter, herder,...

Black Russian Terrier Puppies Canada

Black Russian Terrier

Personality The Black Russian Terrier is a calm confident dog who is loyal to his people; yet aloof with strangers. He is highly...

Giant Schnauzer

Giant Schnauzer

History The Giant Schnauzer may seem a larger copy of the Standard and Miniature Schnauzer, but each breed has its own unique origins....

Boxer Puppies Canada

Boxer

Personality The Boxer is a high-spirited dog who loves to get physical when playing. Possibly named for his tendency to use his feet while...

Siberian Husky

Siberian Husky

History The Siberian Husky was developed by the nomadic Chukchi people of Siberia, who needed durable dogs capable of pulling sleds or...

Bullmastiff Puppies Canada

Bullmastiff

Personality The Bullmastiff is still used as a guard dog and family pet. His highly stable temperament and ability to tolerate discomfort...

St. Bernard

St. Bernard

History The Hospice du Grand St. Bernard of Switzerland is home to the St. Bernard dog. Named for Bernard of Menthon, an Augustine Monk who...

Canaan Dog Puppies Canada

Canaan Dog

Personality Highly intelligent and trainable, the Canaan Dog is quite versatile to different situations. Because of his long history as a...

Doberman Pinscher

Doberman Pinscher

History Karl Freidrich Louis Dobermann was a tax collector in Germany during the mid-1800s. Tax collectors were understandably not well...

Entlebucher Mountain Dog Breed Description

Entlebucher Mountain Dog

History Originating in the valley of Entlebuch in Switzerland, the Entlebucher Mountain Dog is the smallest of the four Swiss Sennenhundes...

Eurasier

Eurasier

History The Eurasier is a recent breed whose development is credited to Julius Wipfel of Germany. He crossed the Wolfspitz (Keeshond) with...

Great Dane

Great Dane

History The Great Dane got his name from an 18th century French naturalist who believed the breed originated in Denmark and called it the...

Great Pyrenees Breed Description

Great Pyrenees

History Born in the Pyrenees Mountains of France and Spain, the Great Pyrenees protected the sheep and cattle that supported native...

Komondor

Komondor

History An ancient breed, the Komondor is a descendant of the ovtcharkas, which made the trip with the Magyars over a thousand years ago....

Kuvasz

Kuvasz

History For thousands of years, nomadic Magyar tribes brought guard dogs with them as they moved into the land now known as Hungary. Likely...

Leonberger

Leonberger

History Following his dream to produce a large leonine dog to help promote his business and hometown of Leonberg, Heinrich Essig decided to...

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