Working dog breeds (141) | MyDogBreeds

siberian husky dog

Siberian Husky

Chukchi is a tribe in Siberian nomads and huskies are beleived to be originated with them. DNA tests on huskies prove that they are the oldest among t..

Working dogLarge dogRussia
rottweiler dog

Rottweiler

It is beleived to be the Rottweiler has been developed from the Roman cattle dogs. The Roman empire made a camp in a place at Germany in 74 AD. The ar..

Working dogLarge dogGermany
boxer dog

Boxer

In the late 19th century boxer was developed in Germany. It is a part of the Molosser dog group. The breed Brabanter Bullenbeisser is said to be the a..

Working dogLarge dogGermany
akita dog

Akita

Akita is a very old breed. The first information originates back in the 1600s. Akita was a royalty guard and a hunting dog. They were popular because ..

Working dogLarge dogJapan
doberman pinscher dog

Doberman Pinscher

The origin of Doberman is Apolda, in Germany in 1890. It was officially recognized as a breed in 1900. The name originally called as Thuringer pinsche..

Working dogLarge dogGermany
american bulldog dog

American Bulldog

Following World War II, the American Bulldog was almost extinct. Thanks to John D. Johnson from Summerville, Georgia the breed is still with us tod..

Working dogMedium dogUnited States
samoyed dog

Samoyed

The Samoyed is a large breed of dog; a spitz-type dog, with a thick, double-layer coat. The dog was used to help with herding and to also haul sledge..

Working dogLarge dogRussia
alaskan malamute dog

Alaskan Malamute

Alaskan Malamute is one of the oldest breeds. Thousands of years ago, native people in the land between Alaska and Siberia. From the beginning, this b..

Working dogLarge dogUnited States
border collie dog

Border Collie

The Border Collie originated in Northumberland and was used to herd livestock. He is particularly well known for his intense stare in controlling the ..

Working dogMedium dogUnited Kingdom
sakhalin husky dog

Sakhalin Husky

Known also as the Karafuto-Ken, the Sakhalin Husky is a dog that has been used as a sled dog, but which is now almost extinct. Hailing from Japan, ..

Working dogMedium dogJapan
bullmastiff dog

Bullmastiff

The Old English Mastiff as well as the Bulldog are the breeds behind the Bull Mastiff. The Bullmastiff was originally developed in England around the ..

Working dogLarge dogUnited Kingdom
bernese mountain dog dog

Bernese Mountain Dog

The Bernese Mountain Dog comes from the Swiss Alps and is one of four separate breeds called Sennenhund or “Alpine pasture dog”. The Name Bernese Moun..

Working dogGiant dogSwitzerland
newfoundland dog dog

Newfoundland Dog

The Newfoundland dog is a large working dog. They were bred and used as a working dog for fishermen in the Dominion of Newfoundland, an eastern provin..

Working dogGiant dogCanada
alaskan husky dog

Alaskan Husky

Alaskan Husky is created to be a working dog who can do many different jobs like hauling logs, transport, supplies delivery, racing dogs, etc. Mushers..

Working dogMedium dogUnited States
great pyrenees dog

Great Pyrenees

The Great Pyrenees could be from Spain or France because the dog hails from the Pyrenees Mountains, which spans both France and Spain. The dog was ..

Working dogLarge dogFrance
boerboel dog

Boerboel

The name ‘Boerboel’ is derived from an Afrikaans/Dutch word, and the large Boerboel dog from South Africa has been specifically bred to be a farmer’s ..

Working dogLarge dogSouth Africa
anatolian shepherd dog

Anatolian Shepherd

Up in the mountains of central Turkey, in the region called Anatolia, a large, strong and rugged dog breed was born and is honored today on a postal s..

Working dogGiant dogTurkey
presa canario dog

Presa Canario

Known also as the Canary Mastiff, the Presa Canario hails from the Canary Islands. He was originally bred for guarding livestock. This isn’t a new ..

Working dogLarge dogSpain
alapaha blue blood bulldog dog

Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog

Alapaha has a very interesting history. Their origin dates from one family that lived near Alapaha river in Georgia, in the USA 200 years ago. The fam..

Working dogLarge dogUnited States
labrador husky dog

Labrador Husky

The Labrador Husky is a purebred, spitz-type dog which looks much like a Wolf. People think because it has the name Labrador Husky it is a cross betwe..

Working dogLarge dogCanada
argentine dogo dog

Argentine Dogo

Known also as the Argentinian Mastiff, this large dog breed from Argentina is a descendant of the extinct Fighting Dog of Cordoba. People were looking..

Working dogLarge dogArgentina
giant schnauzer dog

Giant Schnauzer

As a working dog breed, the Giant Schnauzer, known also as the Riesenschnauzer, hails from Germany. It is believed that the first Giant Schnauzers..

Working dogLarge dogGermany
africanis dog

Africanis

Africanis is one of the original African breeds. This breed was not shaped by humans, but they went through the process of natural selection. Humans d..

Working dogLarge dogSouth Africa
catahoula leopard dog

Catahoula Leopard

This working dog breed originates from America’s Deep South. In fact it was originally named after a small village in the state of Louisiana and was m..

Working dogMedium dogUnited States
belgian shepherd dog

Belgian Shepherd

There are different varieties of the Belgian Shepherd Dog – but these all differ only in color, length and texture of coat. The interesting aspect of ..

Working dogLarge dogBelgium
leonberger dog

Leonberger

Hailing from Germany, and more specifically the city of Leonberg, the Leonberger is a giant dog breed. A resident of Leonberg, Germany, was looking..

Working dogGiant dogGermany
goldador dog

Goldador

Introduced as a designer dog, the Goldador is beautiful – a mix between Golden Retrievers and Labrador Retrievers, two of the most popular dog breeds ..

Working dogLarge dogUnited States
bandog dog

Bandog

The original Bandogs were bred for guarding and protecting. It is believed that the dogs were developed from eastern shepherds, the American Pit Bull ..

Working dogLarge dogUnited Kingdom
belgian shepherd dog groenendael dog

Belgian Shepherd Dog (Groenendael)

Looking much like a pitch black German Shepherd dog, the Belgian Shepherd is a beautiful looking dog. Their roots go back to the 1800s to Groenendael,..

Working dogLarge dogBelgium
alaunt dog

Alaunt

Alaunt is an extinct breed that existed 3000 years ago since 300 years ago. They were very popular dogs and people used them for many different tasks...

Working dogGiant dogAfghanistan
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Dogo Cubano

The Cuban Mastiff which came from Cuba, was developed from breeds of Mastiffs, Bulldogs and cattle dogs, with the breed being thought to be extinct s..

Working dogLarge dogCuba
german pinscher dog

German Pinscher

The German Pinscher or Deutscher Pinscher originates in Germany. When you look at the dog you can see the the Doberman, the Rottweiler, Schnauzer, Aff..

Working dogMedium dogGermany
dogo sardesco dog

Dogo Sardesco

This is an ancient working dog breed which hails from the Italian island of Sardinia. When you do research, you find that no one is sure as to this do..

Working dogLarge dogItaly
portuguese water dog dog

Portuguese Water Dog

The Portuguese Water Dog is a working dog hailing from the Portuguese region of the Algarve. The dog has always been a friend of the sea, working arou..

Working dogMedium dogPortugal
beauceron dog

Beauceron

Sometimes referred to as the king of sheepdogs, the Beauceron is a French dog breed that happens to be an extraordinary herding dog too. He instinctiv..

Working dogLarge dogFrance
central asian shepherd dog

Central Asian Shepherd

This large dog breed is a native to the wilds of Central Asia, where it has been guarding and protecting livestock for thousands of years. In fact the..

Working dogLarge dogRussia
indian spitz dog

Indian Spitz

The Indian Spitz is a working dog and has always been used for hunting and tracking small game. It is a popular dog breed in India. There isn't too..

Working dogSmall dogIndia
alangu mastiff dog

Alangu Mastiff

Alangu Mastiff is a breed that originates from southern India. Since the very beginning of this breed, it has been used as guard dogs and official dog..

Working dogGiant dogPakistan
aidi dog

Aidi

Aidi dog is also known as Berber dog. It originates from Marocco, where it has been kept to protect people from wild animals, strangers, and predators..

Working dogMedium dogMorocco
mackenzie river husky dog

Mackenzie River Husky

The name Mackenzie River Husky was given to these huskies by those wanting to name the freight huskies of a certain area. The name took hold in the 19..

Working dogLarge dogUnited States
puli dog

Puli

The Puli’s history is ancient, going back about 2,000 years. It is believed that Sumerians used Puli-type dogs to herd sheep thousands of years ago. ..

Working dogMedium dogHungary
black russian terrier dog

Black Russian Terrier

During the cold war, the Soviet Union developed the Black Russian Terrier as a working military dog. During the early 1950’s, the Red Star Kennel deve..

Working dogLarge dogRussia
german longhaired pointer dog

German Longhaired Pointer

Looking at the German Longhaired Pointer you may think that you’re looking at a type of Setter dog or even a large Spaniel. These pointing dogs, hail..

Working dogLarge dogGermany
griffon bleu de gascogne dog

Griffon Bleu de Gascogne

The Griffon Bleu de Gascogne dog hails from France and is descended from crosses between the Bleu de Gascogne as well as the Griffon Nivernais. Dog ex..

Working dogMedium dogFrance
borador dog

Borador

Hybrid breeds have become popular in the last decade or so. The Borador, hailing from Northern America, is one of these popular crossbreeds between tw..

Working dogMedium dogUnited States
alano espanol dog

Alano Espanol

Alano Espanol is a very old breed and first data originate back in the 5th century. Alano has been used as dogs for war and dogs that traveled with ex..

Working dogLarge dogSpain
pyredoodle dog

Pyredoodle

These dogs only originated in the 1980s, and as a designer dog they are a cross between a Standard Poodle and the Great Pyrenees, both ancient dog bre..

Working dogLarge dogUnited States
entlebucher mountain dog dog

Entlebucher Mountain Dog

The Entlebucher Mountain Dog is the smallest of the Swiss Mountain Dogs, but he is still a powerful dog used to herd cattle. The four breeds are the B..

Working dogLarge dogSwitzerland
german spaniel dog

German Spaniel

Looking like a smaller version of the Red Setter, the German Spaniel, known also as the Deutscher Wachtelhund or German Quail Dog, hails from Germany...

Working dogMedium dogGermany
lurcher dog

Lurcher

The Lurcher is a crossbreed dog that doesn’t seem to have too much certainty around it. There are stories that Lurchers may have been bred to produce ..

Working dogLarge dogUnited Kingdom
maremma sheepdog dog

Maremma Sheepdog

Known also as the Cane de Pastore Maremmano-Abruzzese, the Maremma Sheepdog is often referred to as the Maremmano or the Abruzzese Sheepdog. This i..

Working dogLarge dogItaly
sarplaninac dog

Sarplaninac

Hailing from Macedonia, the beautiful Sarplaninac dog was developed as a guardian of livestock and is large enough to fight off large predators like b..

Working dogLarge dogMacedonia
himalayan mastiff dog

Himalayan Mastiff

The Himalayan Mastiff or Tibetan Mastiff is an ancient breed. Bred to be guardians of the flock, they could take care of leopards and wolves or anythi..

Working dogLarge dogIndia
canadian eskimo dog dog

Canadian Eskimo Dog

The Canadian Eskimo Dog dates way back to more than 4,000 years ago. This Arctic breed of dog was developed to pull sleds, and wasn’t considered as a ..

Working dogMedium dogCanada
mcnab dog

McNab

The attractive McNab dog is also known as the McNab Shepherd or McNab Collie. This very lively dog originated in the Mendocino region of Northern Cali..

Working dogMedium dogUnited States
mountain view cur dog

Mountain View Cur

The Mountain View Cur is an American bred dog that resulted from years of deliberate breeding and careful culling of the litters to improve the Mounta..

Working dogLarge dogUnited States
porcelaine dog

Porcelaine

The Porcelaine is an attractive dog hailing from France. It is thought to be the oldest of the French scent hounds. The dog also goes by the name o..

Working dogMedium dogFrance
finnish lapphund dog

Finnish Lapphund

Known also as the Lapinkoira, Lapponian Shepherd Dog or Finish Lapland Dog, it is believed that the Finnish Lapphund is an ancient dog breed, dating b..

Working dogMedium dogFinland
berger blanc suisse dog

Berger Blanc Suisse

The Berger Blanc Suisse is also referred to as the White Swiss Shepherd. The dog shares the same ancestry with the German Shepherd. The beautiful whit..

Working dogMedium dogSwitzerland
central anatolian shepherd dog

Central Anatolian Shepherd

The Central Anatolian Shepherd’s lineage is ancient, with the large dog originating from the Anatolia region of central Turkey. He has been used for g..

Working dogLarge dogTurkey
native american indian dog dog

Native American Indian Dog

The Native American Indian Dog is an ancient breed, that some consider to be feral. It is a landrace breed that developed with the indigenous peoples ..

Working dogLarge dogUnited States
pyrenean mastiff dog

Pyrenean Mastiff

The Pyrenean Mastiff originates from Spain, descending from ancient livestock guardian-type dogs. They have always been used as guardians, looking ..

Working dogGiant dogSpain
greater swiss mountain dog dog

Greater Swiss Mountain Dog

Hailing from Switzerland, and one of its oldest dog breeds, the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog has a dubious history in that there are a number of theorie..

Working dogLarge dogSwitzerland
greenland dog dog

Greenland Dog

The Greenland dog is an ancient breed of dog hailing from Greenland. The dog was brought to North American from Siberia hundreds of years ago. In fact..

Working dogLarge dogGreenland
griffon nivernais dog

Griffon Nivernais

The Griffon Nivernais is a working breed dog originating in France and used as a hunting dog because of his exceptional scent skills and his alertness..

Working dogMedium dogFrance
irish jack russell dog

Irish Jack Russell

Originating in the United States of America, the Irish Jack Russell, also known as Short Jack Russells, was bred to bring about a calmer temperament a..

Working dogSmall dogUnited States
komondor dog

Komondor

Looking like a giant mop, and sometimes being referred to as 'mop dogs' the Komondor, known also as the Hungarian sheepdog, hails from Hungary. The..

Working dogLarge dogHungary
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Bisben

There is a lot of mystery surrounding this large herding dog said to come out of the Himalaya Mountains of Asia. The belief is that sheepdogs were cro..

Working dogGiant dogIndia
hokkaido dog

Hokkaido

The Hokkaido breed originates in Japan and is also called Ainu-ken, Ainu dog, Seta or Do-ken. The last being its common name in Japan. It is believed..

Working dogMedium dogJapan
bulgarian shepherd dog

Bulgarian Shepherd

The Bulgarian Shepard Dog comes from the ancient line of Molossers of Central Asia and Tibet, and the shepherds of the Balkans, Turkey and Caucasus. A..

Working dogLarge dogBulgaria
petit bleu de gascogne dog

Petit Bleu de Gascogne

The Petit Bleu de Gascogne is a scenthound dog originating in France where he has always been used as a hunting dog. The Petit Bleu de Gascogne is ..

Working dogMedium dogFrance
polish tatra sheepdog dog

Polish Tatra Sheepdog

Known also as the Tatra Mountain Sheepdog, Polish Mountain Sheepdog or the Polski Owczarek, the Polish Tatra Sheepdog comes from Poland. Shepherds ..

Working dogLarge dogPoland
pumi dog

Pumi

The Pumi is a small to medium sized dog which comes from Hungary. They have always been used for guarding livestock. It was in 2004 that the the Pu..

Working dogMedium dogHungary
rafeiro do alentejo dog

Rafeiro do Alentejo

Known also as the Portuguese Mastiff, the Rafeiro do Alentejo comes from Portugal and has always been used as guardian for livestock. Their numbers de..

Working dogLarge dogPortugal
fila brasileiro dog

Fila Brasileiro

Hailing from Brazil, and known also as the Brazilian Mastiff, nobody seems to be too sure of the exact origins of the large Fila Brasileiro but it is ..

Working dogLarge dogBrazil
australian kelpie dog

Australian Kelpie

The energetic Kelpie came into being around 1870, with this working dog breed having a role to play with the herding of sheep in the harsh Australian ..

Working dogMedium dogAustralia
greek sheepdog dog

Greek Sheepdog

Known as the Olympus Dog or even simply as the Greek Shepherd, the Greek Sheepdog is a large to giant molosser dog from Greece. His purpose has always..

Working dogLarge dogGreece
antebellum bulldog dog

Antebellum Bulldog

The history of the Antebellum Bulldog dates back the 1600s where it was used as a lasting solution to drive away hogs in rice plantation farms in Alta..

Working dogLarge dogUnited States
griffon fauve de bretagne dog

Griffon Fauve de Bretagne

The Griffon Fauve de Bretagne is one of the oldest scenthounds in France and has always been part of a pack when hunting wolves and wild boar. Onc..

Working dogMedium dogFrance
basque shepherd dog

Basque Shepherd

The Basque Shepherd is one of the oldest dog breeds. With this Spanish dog, you’ll find paintings dating back 12,000 years ago. The Basque Shepherd is..

Working dogMedium dogSpain
istrian sheepdog dog

Istrian Sheepdog

Known also as the Karst Sheepdog, the beautiful, medium sized Istrian Sheepdog hails from Slovenia, Yugoslavia in the 1600s, being used to guard sheep..

Working dogMedium dogSlovenia
jamthund dog

Jamthund

Known also as the Swedish Elkhound or Swedish Moosehound, the Jämthund is a dog which hails from Sweden, and more specifically from a region known as..

Working dogMedium dogSweden
kangal dog dog

Kangal Dog

The magnificent looking Kangal Shepherd Dog, a purebred Mastiff type dog, is often referred to as a sheep dog and hails from the Sivas province of Tur..

Working dogLarge dogTurkey
karelian bear dog dog

Karelian Bear Dog

The Karelian Bear Dog is a Finnish Spitz-type dog who is regarded as a national treasure in the country. They have always been noted for their hunting..

Working dogMedium dogFinland
karelo finnish laika dog

Karelo-Finnish Laika

The Karelo Finnish Laika is a Spitz type hunting dog from the Karelia area of Russia.Some people say the dog developed in Sweden. The dog is from a gr..

Working dogMedium dogRussia
himalayan sheepdog dog

Himalayan Sheepdog

The Himalayan Sheepdog comes from Nepal originally and was bred as a guardian for livestock. The exact location where the breed comes from is not docu..

Working dogLarge dogIndia
kintamani dog

Kintamani

The Kintamani dog is an ancient cross-breed and hails from Bali Island, Indonesia. The beautiful dog is classified into the working dog group. I..

Working dogMedium dogIndonesia
kunming dog dog

Kunming Dog

Known also as the Kunming Wolfdog, the Kunming Dog is similar in looks to the German Shepherd Dog, but the coat is recognizably shorter. It’s an at..

Working dogLarge dogChina
lancashire heeler dog

Lancashire Heeler

The Lancashire Heeler, known also as the Ormskirk Heeler or Ormskirk Terrier, hails from England and is looked upon as a vulnerable breed by the Kenne..

Working dogSmall dogUnited Kingdom
canaan dog dog

Canaan Dog

The Canaan Dog is an attractive dog and is Israel’s national breed. Research reveals that the dog’s history can be traced way back to 2200BC. The d..

Working dogMedium dogIsrael
miniature siberian husky dog

Miniature Siberian Husky

Miniature Siberian Huskies – also known as mini huskies – are your regular Siberian husky bred to be that much smaller than what the breed standard d..

Working dogSmall dogUnited States
moscow watchdog dog

Moscow Watchdog

The Moscow Watchdog is a cross between the Caucasian Oytcharka, the St. Bernard and other Russian hound dogs. This large breed dog was developed in th..

Working dogGiant dogRussia
chinook dog

Chinook

In the early 20th century, in the small town of Wonalancet, New Hampshire a new breed of dog called the Chinook was born. Developed by Arthur Treadwel..

Working dogLarge dogUnited States
osterreichischer kurzhaariger pinscher dog

Osterreichischer Kurzhaariger Pinscher

Hailing from Austria, the Osterreichischer Kurzhaariger Pinscher, better known as the Austrian Short-Haired Pinscher has always been depicted on paint..

Working dogMedium dogAustria
danish swedish farmdog dog

Danish Swedish Farmdog

The Danish Swedish Farmdog has over the centuries been a versatile dog, working on farms. The history of this dog goes way back to the 1700s, being fo..

Working dogSmall dogDenmark
mucuchies dog

Mucuchies

The Mucuchies are a breed born in the Venezuelan mountains, in the late 1700s. They are rare today but were popular in the mountains for hundreds of y..

Working dogLarge dogVenezuela
east european shepherd dog

East European Shepherd

The East European Shepherd is a dog which hails from Russia. The dog was developed in the 1930-1950s as there was a need for a bigger, more robust, we..

Working dogLarge dogRussia
russo european laika dog

Russo-European Laika

The Russo-European Laika is a hunting dog that comes from Russia. It is a dog that has been developed from Spitz type dogs. A breeding program was ..

Working dogMedium dogRussia
ryukyu inu dog

Ryukyu Inu

The Ryukyu Inu is a medium-sized dog that comes from Okinawa, Japan. It’s a dog that is fairly rare having been used to track boar. There isn’t muc..

Working dogMedium dogJapan
greek harehound dog

Greek Harehound

Known also as the Hellenic Hound, the Greek Harehound is an ancient breed, and it is a dog which has come down through the ages with very little chang..

Working dogMedium dogGreece

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