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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
german shepherd puppies

German Shepherd

​​In 1882 german shepherd was introduced in a show at Hanover. They were created by the cross breeding of the rural sheep dogs by a man named Max. I..

Herding dogsLarge dogGermany
golden retriever dogs

Golden Retriever

The Golden retriever originated in 1800s at Scotland by a British aristocrat. The British lords in the Scotland were very much interested in hunting. ..

Gun dogLarge dogUnited Kingdom
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
american bully dog

American Bully

The American Bully breed was founded in the United States in the mid of 1990s also recognized by the United Kennel Club on July 15, 2013. They are aug..

Companion dogLarge dogUnited States
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
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
labradoodle dog

Labradoodle

The Labradoodle is certainly a popular cross breed dog which was developed originally in Australia to be a hypoallergenic guide dog. The dog is a ..

Companion dogLarge dogAustralia
cane corso dog

Cane Corso

As a descendant of the Canis pugnax, the Cane Corso dog which hails from Italy has been used for guarding livestock and property. The Corso’s lineage..

Molosser dogsLarge dogItaly
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
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Mixed

Many people are inclined to think that mixed breed or cross-breed dogs, also known as mutts or mongrels or designer dogs are just pavement specials. ..

Companion dogLarge dogUnited States
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
labrador retriever dog

Labrador Retriever

The Labrador Retriever has its origin from Newfoundland which is an island.Dorset Eskimos are the people who settled down first in Newfoundland. Newfo..

Sporting dogLarge dogCanada
dogue de bordeaux dog

Dogue De Bordeaux

The Dogue de Bordeaux is an ancient French dog breed and his history goes so far back that it is difficult to have accurate records of his origin. ..

Molosser dogsLarge dogFrance
german shorthaired pointer dog

German Shorthaired Pointer

Being a member of the Sporting Group, the German Shorthaired Pointer is a dog which was developed in the 19th century in Germany, and specifically for..

Gun dogLarge dogGermany
bloodhound dog

Bloodhound

The history of the Bloodhound breed is a fascinating one. Known as a Sleuthhound for its ability to smell out the culprit and bag the prey. Even more ..

Hound dogLarge dogUnited Kingdom
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
american staffordshire terrier dog

American Staffordshire Terrier

The American Staffordshire Terrier is a part of all the confusion surrounding the group of “pit bulls”. The American Staffordshire Terrier is directly..

Terrier dogLarge dogUnited Kingdom
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
old english sheepdog dog

Old English Sheepdog

The origin of the Old English Sheepdog is unclear as records weren’t kept. However there are some aspects that suggest the dog originated in the 19th ..

Herding dogsLarge dogUnited Kingdom
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
perro de presa canario dog

Perro de Presa Canario

This large dog, also known as the Canary Mastiff, is a rare Molosser-type dog hailing from the Canary Islands. It does appear as if, according to r..

Molosser dogsLarge dogSpain
bernedoodle dog

Bernedoodle

The Bernedoodle is a hybrid cross between the Bernese Mountain Dog and the Standard Poodle. They have been around for many, many years but the first o..

Companion dogLarge dogCanada
chesapeake bay retriever dog

Chesapeake Bay Retriever

Fondly referred to as the Chessie, the ‘Labrador-look-alike’ Chesapeake Bay Retriever’s history extends to St. Johns Newfoundland pups which were resc..

Sporting dogLarge dogUnited States
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
irish setter dog

Irish Setter

The Irish Setter is a gun dog, originating in Ireland and recognized by his beautiful red or mahogany coat. Descending from the Setter group, the I..

Gun dogLarge dogIreland
rhodesian ridgeback dog

Rhodesian Ridgeback

Known as the African Lion Dog, the courageous Rhodesian Ridgeback hails from Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe. He was bred essentially to be a hunter as well..

Hound dogLarge dogZimbabwe
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
akbash dog puppies

Akbash Dog

Akbash breed became popular in the 1970s. Around that period, Akbash was introduced to North America. There is archeological evidence that this breed ..

Herding dogsLarge dogTurkey
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
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
abruzzenhund dog

Abruzzenhund

Abruzzenhund was established as an individual breed in the middle of the 20th century. They are descendant of the big, white Eastern sheepdogs which c..

Herding dogsLarge dogItaly
greyhound dog

Greyhound

The Greyhound belongs to a group of dogs known as sighthounds. This is an ancient sighthound breed dating back a few thousands years. The dog has b..

Hound dogLarge dogUnited Kingdom
caucasian shepherd dog

Caucasian Shepherd

This working dog is more than 2 000 years old, hailing from the Caucasus Mountains near the Georgian Republic, Russia. The Caucasian Shepherd Dog i..

Molosser dogsLarge dogRussia
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
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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 wirehaired pointer dog

German Wirehaired Pointer

Medium to large sized, the German Wirehaired Pointer is a griffon type dog breed hailing from Germany and developed for hunting purposes in the 19th c..

Sporting dogLarge dogGermany
francais blanc et noir dog

Francais Blanc et Noir

Translated from the French Chien Francais Blanc et Noir, is the French White and Black Hound. His ancestry goes back before the French Revolution to ..

Hound dogLarge dogFrance
briard dog

Briard

Through myth and legend, the Briard is thought to be a very ancient dog. A French herding breed, a Briard type of dog appears in writings as early as ..

Herding dogsLarge dogFrance
saluki dog

Saluki

It seems as though the Saluki's origins go far back to ancient Egypt times. The dog is known for its superb hunting abilities. These dogs have been..

Hound dogLarge dogIraq
american foxhound dog

American Foxhound

As a cousin of the English Foxhound, the American Foxhound is a scent hound and bred for hunting. Robert Brooke brought the first hunting dogs to the ..

Hound dogLarge dogUnited States
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
rough collie dog

Rough Collie

Many people have seen the movie ‘Lassie’, and of course this movie made the Collie popular and famous. Apart from the Rough Collie, you also get th..

Herding dogsLarge dogUnited Kingdom
bracco italiano dog

Bracco Italiano

The attractive and popular breed in Italy, the Bracco Italiano was used for tracking and retrieving, evolving in Piedmont and Lombardy. It is believed..

Gun dogLarge dogItaly
borzoi dog

Borzoi

Developed in Russia and also known as the Russian Wolfhound, the Borzoi was used to hunt wolf in the country. By 1873 there were only a few Borzoi wh..

Hound dogLarge dogBosnia and Herzegovina
black and tan coonhound dog

Black and Tan Coonhound

Descendent of the English Talbot Hound, the Black and Tann Coonhound is nevertheless an American creation. Developed by crossing the Black and Tan Vir..

Hound dogLarge dogUnited States
mountain cur dog

Mountain Cur

From The United States in the hound group comes the Mountain Cur. This breed was developed especially to “tree” their prey and to trail other smaller ..

Hound dogLarge dogUnited States
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
bouvier des flandres dog

Bouvier des Flandres

These large dogs have descended from Flemish cattle dogs, and in French, the word Bouvier means herdsman or cattle herder. This is because the dog was..

Herding dogsLarge dogBelgium
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
dogo guatemalteco dog

Dogo Guatemalteco

Known as the Guatemalteco Bull Terrier or Guatemalan Molosser, the Dogo Guatemalteco is also known as the Bull Terrier Guatemalteco, Guatemalan Bull T..

Molosser dogsLarge dogGuatemala
east german shepherd dog

East German Shepherd

The East German Shepherd is a line of the German Shepherd Dog breed. The German Shepherd Dog came about when the three types of “continental shepherd ..

Herding dogsLarge dogGermany
black mouth cur dog

Black Mouth Cur

The Black Mouth Cur was developed in the southern United States but comes from a long line of Curs and Cur type dogs that date back to pre-Christian t..

Hound dogLarge dogUnited States
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
bull arab dog

Bull Arab

In the 1970’s feral pig hunters wanted a dog that could be aggressive in finding and capturing the pigs. The hunters crossed the German Shorthaired Po..

Sporting dogLarge dogAustralia
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
rajapalayam dog

Rajapalayam

The Rajapalayam dog hails from India, from the small town of Rajapalayam in Tamil Nadu. Known also as the Poligar Hound, this Indian Sighthound has..

Hound dogLarge dogIndia
gordon setter dog

Gordon Setter

The Gordon Setter includes mixes of the English Setter and the Irish Setter. The original purpose of the breed was to hunt game birds. The dog bree..

Sporting dogLarge dogUnited Kingdom
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Schnauzerdor

With these modern day mixed-breeds, there is no history or records of when they came into being so we assume the USA. And so it it with the Schnauzer ..

Companion dogLarge 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
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
saarlooswolfhond dog

Saarlooswolfhond

Dutch breeder Leendert Saarloos began to breed German Shepherds to a European wolf. His goal was to bring out a dog that was more hard working. The..

Herding dogsLarge dogNetherlands
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
american english coonhound dog

American English Coonhound

The American English Coonhound was developed in the Southern part of the United States from the variety of English hunting dogs that came to the State..

Hound dogLarge dogUnited States
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
plott hound dog

Plott Hound

The Plott Hound is a scent hound who has always been used for for hunting bears. The dog may well be the state dog of North Carolina, but it isn’t wel..

Hound dogLarge dogGermany
magyar agar dog

Magyar Agar

The tall, slender Magyar Agar is a sighthound dog breed hailing from Hungary and which has been used for hunting and coursing, some dogs of which are ..

Sporting dogLarge dogHungary
petit gascon saintongeois dog

Petit Gascon Saintongeois

The Petit Gascon Saintongeois comes from- and is in fact a smaller version of the Grand Gascon Saintongeois. The dog has been used for hunting. Hunter..

Hound dogLarge dogFrance
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
portuguese pointer dog

Portuguese Pointer

The Portuguese Pointer comes from Portugal where the dog was developed as a gun dog. It is believed that the dog is descended from the Spanish Pointer..

Gun dogLarge dogPortugal
estrela mountain dog dog

Estrela Mountain Dog

Also known as the Cao da Serra de Estrela, the large Estrela Mountain Dog from Portugal is an ancient breed, having been used for centuries to guard h..

Herding dogsLarge dogPortugal
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Molossus

The Molossus has always been a popular dog and they have been around since ancient times. Mastiff type dogs are termed as Molossus. Of course, when..

Molosser dogsLarge dogGreece
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
otterhound dog

Otterhound

There aren’t many Otterhounds around and this British pure-breed dog is a scenthound and dates far back to the 19th century. The dog is regarded as..

Hound dogLarge dogUnited Kingdom
perdiguero de burgos dog

Perdiguero de Burgos

The Iberian Peninsula is thought to be the place of origin for many of the pointing breeds of Europe, and the Perdiguero de Burgos hails from Spain. K..

Gun dogLarge dogSpain
mudhol hound dog

Mudhol Hound

This seems to be the breed of many names. The Mudhol Hound comes from India and has been called the Caravan Hound, the Pashmi, the Karvanit, the Karwa..

Hound dogLarge dogIndia
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
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
irish red and white setter dog

Irish Red and White Setter

Classified as a gun dog in the UK for hunting game birds, and as a sporting dog in the USA, the Irish Red and White Setter was available with his red ..

Gun dogLarge dogIreland
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
huntaway dog

Huntaway

The Huntaway or New Zealand Huntaway is a herding dog that originated in the New Zealand sheep country. Their main purpose is to drive sheep and they ..

Herding dogsLarge dogNew Zealand
ibizan hound dog

Ibizan Hound

This lean, speedy and agile hound dog looks and acts very much like a Pharaoh Hound except the Ibizan Hound is larger and a different color. The image..

Hound dogLarge dogSpain
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
czechoslovakian wolfdog dog

Czechoslovakian Wolfdog

The Czechoslovakian Wolfdog is a mix between a German Shepherd and a Carpathian wolf. In fact the Czechoslovakian Vlcak is another name for the Czech..

Herding dogsLarge dogCzech Republic
danish broholmer dog

Danish Broholmer

The Danish Broholmer is also known as the Danish Mastiff. This is a large dog which comes from Denmark. Known as a molosser breed, the dog used to ..

Molosser dogsLarge dogDenmark
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
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
rampur greyhound dog

Rampur Greyhound

Known also as the North-Indian Greyhound or the Rampur Hound, the Rampur Greyhound is native to the Rampur area of Northern India. This dog is a me..

Hound dogLarge dogIndia
eurohound dog

Eurohound

Sled dog racers wanted something unique and hardy in their dogs and the Eurohound seemed to be the dog that fitted the bill. It was in the 1980s th..

Sporting dogLarge dogNorway

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