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dingo dog

Dingo

The Dingo dog was in all probability, introduced to Australia thousands of years ago. He isn’t your usual domesticated dog and in fact it is a feral d..

Miscellaneous dogsMedium dogAustralia
dandie dinmont terrier dog

Dandie Dinmont Terrier

The rough coated Dandie Dinmont Terrier originates from Scotland. They were used centuries ago for hunting otters and badgers. There are theories t..

Terrier dogSmall dogUnited Kingdom
catalan sheepdog dog

Catalan Sheepdog

The Catalan Sheepdog, known also as the Gos d’Atura, hails from Catalonia, Spain. It is believed that the dog is related to the Portuguese- and Pyrene..

Herding dogsMedium dogSpain
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
beagle harrier dog

Beagle-Harrier

The Beagle Harrier, the breed that was made mixing the France Scent Hounds and a Beagle. It is not quite sure if this breed was made on purpose or t..

Hound dogMedium dogFrance
alopekis dog

Alopekis

The courageous Alopekis is said to have run with and fought with bulls. To this day they escort bulls in Greece. They were used by the Greeks to conta..

Miscellaneous dogsSmall dogGreece
atlas terrier dog

Atlas Terrier

The Atlas Terrier is a rare dog. He was developed in the USA and is a blend of Jack Russell Terriers, Rat Terriers, Border Terriers and Patterdale Ter..

Terrier dogMedium dogUnited States
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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
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
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
picardy spaniel dog

Picardy Spaniel

The Picardy Spaniel hails from France and has always been used as a gundog, having been crossed with different British hunting dogs. While this dog..

Gun dogMedium dogFrance
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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Blue Paul Terrier

Known also as the Scottish Bull Terrier, the Blue Poll or the Blue Poll Bulldog, the Blue Paul Terrier’s origins, as with many unusual dog breeds, are..

Terrier dogMedium dogUnited Kingdom
belgian griffon dog

Belgian Griffon

The Belgian Griffon isn’t your most attractive dog, but maybe its his quirky, gremlin looks that makes him such an adored pet for many. There are diff..

Toy dogSmall dogBelgium
pyrenean shepherd dog

Pyrenean Shepherd

The Pyrenean Shepherd hails from Spain where he has always been used to herd sheep. Some people believe he is a descendant of the French Catalan Sheep..

Herding dogsMedium dogSpain
miniature fox terrier dog

Miniature Fox Terrier

Known as Mini Foxies or Toy Fox Terriers, these dogs hail from Australia, having been bred there since the 1800s already. They are descendants of f..

Terrier dogSmall dogAustralia
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
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
franzuskaya bolonka dog

Franzuskaya Bolonka

The Franzuskaya Bolonka in France is known as the Tsvetnaya Bolonka in Russia and in Germany as the Bolonka Zwetna. All of these translate to Colored ..

Toy dogToy dogFrance
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
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
dorkie dog

Dorkie

Dorkie Terriers originate from the United States of America. The small Dorkie, a cross between the Dachshund and the Yorkshire Terrier has a short his..

Toy dogSmall dogUnited States
cesky terrier dog

Cesky Terrier

Known as the Bohemian Terrier and looking similar to a Scottish Terrier dog, the Cesky Terrier is a dog breed that has been created by Frantisek Horak..

Terrier dogSmall dogCzech Republic
carlin pinscher dog

Carlin Pinscher

There are conflicting views as to where the Carlin Pinscher hails from, with some reports saying France and others the USA. The names of some breeders..

Toy dogSmall dogFrance
bergamasco dog

Bergamasco

The Bergamasco comes from northern Italy. This medium sized sheepdog is of ancient origin. Known as an Italian sheep herding breed, his name actually..

Herding dogsMedium dogItaly
beaglier dog

Beaglier

The Beaglier beginnings are set in Australia. Before around 30 years, breeders cross-breed the Beagle and the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. The resul..

Hound dogSmall dogAustralia
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
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
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
irish doodles dog

Irish Doodles

Known also as the Irish Doodle Setter or the Irish Setterdoodle, the Irish Doodle is a crossbreed – a mix of Irish Setter and Poodle. This designer..

Companion dogMedium dogUnited States
glen of imaal terrier dog

Glen of Imaal Terrier

Hailing from Ireland and known also as the Wicklow Terrier or just Glen, the Glen of Imaal Terrier was used to get rid of rats, badgers and otters as ..

Terrier dogSmall dogIreland
german spitz klein dog

German Spitz (Klein)

Also referred to as the Miniature Spitz, the German Spitz is believed to have descended from the Nordic Samoyed and Lapphund. Some dog experts say the..

Toy dogSmall dogGermany
doxiepoo dog

Doxiepoo

The Doxiepoo is a designer dog breed - a combination of the Dachshund who was used to hunt for Badgers and the Poodle, a dog bred in France to essenti..

Toy dogSmall dogUnited States
appenzell mountain dog dog

Appenzell Mountain Dog

Hailing from the Appenzell region of Switzerland and known as the Appenzeller Mountain Dog or the Appenzeller Sennenhunde, this athletic breed of dog ..

Herding dogsMedium dogSwitzerland
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
schweenie dog

Schweenie

The Schweenie is a hybrid dog, with the parent breeds being the Shih Tzu and the Dachshund. The Schweenie dog has been around for about 4 decades w..

Companion dogSmall dogUnited Kingdom
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Sanshu

The Sanshu was developed in Japan a century ago – in 1912 in fact. It is a cross between the Chinese Chow Chow and the ancient Japanese Aichi. Peop..

Companion dogMedium dogJapan
queensland heeler dog

Queensland Heeler

Another name for Queensland Heeler is Australian Cattle Dog or Blue Heeler. These dogs have always been known for herding cattle. The term ‘Heeler’..

Herding dogsMedium dogAustralia
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
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
podenco canario dog

Podenco Canario

The Podenco Canario comes from the Canary Islands (Spain) and is still used for hunting purposes to this day, although it is also becoming more of a c..

Hound dogMedium dogSpain
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
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 burmese dog

Mountain Burmese

The Burmese Mountain Dog is quite often taken to be the Bernese Mountain Dog, a Swiss farm dog. However, the Burmese Mountain Dog comes not from Switz..

Sporting dogGiant dogMyanmar
nova scotia duck tolling retriever dog

Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retriever

The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever dog was bred in the 19th-century in Nova Scotia, Eastern Canada. They were used as hunting dogs. Known as th..

Sporting 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
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
dunker dog

Dunker

Known as the Norwegian Hound, the Dunker hails from Norway. Bred and named after breeder Wilhelm Dunker to be a robust scenthound, Norwegian Scenthoun..

Hound dogMedium dogNorway
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
bospin dog

Bospin

The Bospin is a fairly new breed of dog and is the result of cross-breeding between the Boston Terrier and the Miniature Pinscher. Mixed breed dogs..

Toy dogSmall dogUnited States
bluetick beagle dog

Bluetick Beagle

Among the hound group of dogs, there are some ancient breeds. The history of the Beagle and the Bluetick Beagle more specifically is fairly uncertain ..

Hound dogSmall dogUnited Kingdom
basset bleu de gascogne dog

Basset Bleu de Gascogne

The Basset Bleu de Gascogne is an old breed and also one of the most reserved of the Basset family. The Basset Bleu de Gascogne’s history can be trac..

Hound dogMedium dogFrance
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Beagador

The Beagador, the gorgeous medium size dog, is a mix of two beautiful breeds: Labrador retriever and a Beagle. This mix was made on purpose in the USA..

Sporting dogMedium dogUnited States
alpine dachsbracke dog

Alpine Dachsbracke

They are aggressive enough for hunting and tracking large animals as well as small, but they are gentle enough to bring an injured animal back to the ..

Hound dogMedium dogAustria
ariegeois dog

Ariegeois

The Ariegeois is a fairly new breed, believed to have originated in France in 1912. As a scent hound, it is a blend of 3 French scent hounds - Grand ..

Sporting dogMedium dogFrance
sealyham terrier dog

Sealyham Terrier

The Sealyham Terrier is a rare dog breed originating in Wales. The dog was developed in the 19th century by Captain John Edwardes at Sealyham House. T..

Terrier dogSmall dogUnited Kingdom
schnorkie dog

Schnorkie

This dog is a cross between the Miniature Schnauzer and the Yorkshire Terrier. It’s not a purebred dog and is known as a designer dog. These dogs ..

Terrier dogSmall dogUnited States
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
podenco andaluz dog

Podenco Andaluz

The Podenco Andaluz hails from the Andalusian region of southern Spain. It is believed that this dog is likely to have descended from the European hun..

Hound dogMedium dogSpain
petit basset griffon vendeen dog

Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen

The Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen hails from France. They have always been used to hunt game by scent. This dog has always been appreciated for its ind..

Hound dogSmall dogFrance
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
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
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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
grand basset griffon vendeen dog

Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen

The Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen is a French scenthound that has changed over many centuries and today the area in France where they originate from, h..

Hound dogMedium dogFrance
german spitz mittel dog

German Spitz (Mittel)

Originating in Germany, the German Spitz Mittel is an alert, vigilant dog and it is these qualities that made him sought after for working on farms. ..

Companion dogMedium dogGermany
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
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
croatian sheepdog dog

Croatian Sheepdog

Known also as Hrvatski Ovkars, the black Croatian Sheepdog has been in Croatia since the 7th century already. He was brought to the region by Croats ..

Herding dogsMedium dogCroatia
chilean fox terrier dog

Chilean Fox Terrier

The Chilean Fox Terrier, developed in Chile, is a dog breed which comes from crossing the British Fox Terrier with some of the local Chilean dogs. ..

Terrier dogSmall dogChile
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
brug dog

Brug

The Brug or Griffon Pug is not a purebred dog at this point in time. It is a cross between a Pug and a Brussels Griffon, currently known as a “designe..

Miscellaneous dogsSmall dogUnited States
braque d auvergne dog

Braque d'Auvergne

Sometime over 5 centuries ago, in the Cantal Region of France, was born a hunting breed, that might be the real ancestor of today’s pointing hunter do..

Gun dogMedium dogFrance
bohemian shepherd dog

Bohemian Shepherd

Known as the Chodský pes or the Chodenhund, the Bohemian Shepherd is native to the Czech Republic and is a herding breed. Like many other old dog bree..

Herding dogsMedium dogCzech Republic
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
basset artesien normand dog

Basset Artesien Normand

The Basset Artesien Normand hails from Normandy, France. He was bred around the middle ages and was a popular breed with the royalty of France when th..

Hound dogSmall dogFrance
askal dog

Askal

The Askal is a native dog of the Philippines where until fairly recently it was viewed condescendingly. As strays they have been slaughtered and dishe..

Miscellaneous dogsMedium dogPhilippines
sapsali dog

Sapsali

Early documentation of this dog tells us that it has been around for centuries and is therefore an ancient breed. The Sapsali is a dog that comes f..

Miscellaneous dogsMedium dogNorth Korea
red heeler dog

Red Heeler

Known also as the Australian Cattle Dog, the Red Heeler is also known as the Blue Heeler. This is a breed of herding dog originally developed in Austr..

Herding dogsMedium dogAustralia
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
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
pont audemer spaniel dog

Pont-Audemer Spaniel

The Pont-Audemer Spaniel hails from France. The dog, known also as Epagneul Pont-Audemer is a rare breed of gun dog, and dates back to the 19th centur..

Gun 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
polish lowland sheepdog dog

Polish Lowland Sheepdog

Hailing from Poland, the Polish Lowland Sheepdog is believed to have descended from herding dogs as well as the Puli and Tibetan Terrier. Later the..

Herding dogsMedium dogPoland
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Podenco Galego

The Galego is an ancient sighthound breed of hunting dog from Spain. Unfortunately, like most of the Podencos, they have been badly treated in Spai..

Hound dogMedium dogSpain
phalene dog

Phalene

The Phalène is a toy breed, and in fact the Papillon and Phalène differ only by their ears, but are exactly the same in all other ways. Thought to..

Toy dogToy dogFrance
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
peruvian hairless dog

Peruvian Hairless

This is an ancient breed, and he even looks like he comes from ancient times. This particular dog, the Peruvian Hairless, was part of the Inca Empire ..

Miscellaneous dogsMedium dogPeru
pandikona dog

Pandikona

The Pandikona hails from the village of Pandikona, India, but is in danger of becoming extinct. They have always been well adapted to the harsh condit..

Companion dogMedium dogIndia
norwegian buhund dog

Norwegian Buhund

The Norwegian Buhund is a spitz type dog belonging to the herding group of dogs. The dog is related to the Icelandic Sheepdog and the Jämthund. Thi..

Herding dogsMedium dogNorway
new zealand huntaway dog

New Zealand Huntaway

The New Zealand Huntaway was developed in New Zealand. The dog was brought about by mixing the Border Collie with a number of other breeds, of which t..

Herding dogsMedium dogNew Zealand
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
mexican hairless dog

Mexican Hairless

Who can believe that the origin of these dogs which hail from Mexico, goes back more than 3,500 years? Known as the Xoloitzcuintli dog or Xolo for ..

Non sporting dogMedium dogMexico
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Meliteo Kinidio

Originating in Greece, the Melitea Kinidio is also known as the Small Greek Domestic Dog. It is an ancient dog breed. The dog has always been a skillf..

Companion dogSmall dogGreece
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
lhasapoo dog

Lhasapoo

Such a cute, cuddly teddy bear of a dog is popular with everyone who just wants a wonderful canine companion. Both the Lhasa Apso and the Poodle ar..

Companion 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
japanese terrier dog

Japanese Terrier

The Japanese Terrier is native to Japan and is a rare pure bred dog. It is believed that the dog comes from Smooth Fox Terriers who arrived way back i..

Terrier dogMedium dogJapan
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
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
irish bull terrier dog

Irish Bull Terrier

The Irish Bull Terrier is a variant of the Staffordshire Bull Terrier and is also known as the Irish Staffordshire Bull Terrie. The dog isn’t parti..

Terrier dogMedium dogUnited Kingdom

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