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indian bull terrier dog

Indian Bull Terrier

Not much is known of the dog breed crossings that James Hinks carried out to get the Indian Bull Terrier. It is believed that he used the old English ..

Terrier dogMedium dogUnited Kingdom
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
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
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
field spaniel dog

Field Spaniel

The Field Spaniel was developed to retrieve game, being developed in 19th century England as a hunting companion. Today they are still used as hunting..

Sporting dogMedium dogUnited Kingdom
bordoodle dog

Bordoodle

Known also as a Borderpoo or Borderdoodle, the Bordoodle is a designer- or hybrid breed which hails from the United States of America. Both the dog..

Companion dogMedium dogUnited States
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English Water Spaniel

The English Water Spaniel breed is extinct and has been since the early 1900’s. It was last seen in the 1930s. The breed was a hunting breed, diving f..

Sporting dogMedium dogUnited Kingdom
english foxhound dog

English Foxhound

The English Foxhound was found in Great Britain as far back as the late 1700’s. They were bred to be scent hounds and hunt the fox by following his sm..

Hound dogMedium dogUnited Kingdom
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
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Damchi

The exact origin of the Damchi isn’t particularly well documented but those who are interested say that the Damchi actually dates back as far as the 1..

Toy dogSmall dogBhutan
dalmador dog

Dalmador

The Dalmador is a cross-breed – a mix between a Dalmation and a Labrador, and because it is a a fairly new breed you won’t find much information about..

Companion dogMedium dogUnited States
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
ariege pointer dog

Ariege Pointer

The Ariege Pointer is a French hunting dog, coming from the Ariegeois region of France. Known as the Ariege Pointing Dog, French Pointer or Braque ..

Gun dogMedium dogFrance
curly coated retriever dog

Curly Coated Retriever

There isn’t much on the origin of the Curly-Coated Retriever and his history hasn’t been well documented. The dog originated some time ago in the e..

Sporting dogMedium dogUnited Kingdom
brazilian terrier dog

Brazilian Terrier

Though its exact origins are questioned it is known that the Brazillian Terrier was developed in Brazil and along with the Fila Brasileiro, are the on..

Terrier dogMedium dogBrazil
cairland terrier dog

Cairland Terrier

The Cairland Terrier is a cross between the Cairn Terrier and the West Highland White Terrier. It simply means that if you own a Cairland, you’re goin..

Terrier dogSmall dogUnited Kingdom
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Black and Tan Terrier

There is limited information on the Black and Tan Terriers since it is extinct. Black and Tan terrier came out of the “Terrier Wars” between the Brit..

Terrier dogSmall dogUnited Kingdom
blue lacy dog

Blue Lacy

The Lacy brothers came to Texas in 1858, and this breed is named after them. They wanted a strong, robust working dog. It is a working/herding dog br..

Herding dogsMedium dogUnited States
belgian shepherd dog tervuren dog

Belgian Shepherd Dog (Tervuren)

Referred to as the ‘Terv’, this dog from Belguim was created in the late 19th century. He is one of 4 varieties of Belgian Shepherd and he has a long,..

Herding dogsMedium dogBelgium
barbet dog

Barbet

The Barbet is an ancient European waterdog, with the first references to it coming way back from 1387. This breed is thought to serve as a common ance..

Gun dogMedium dogFrance
bantam bulldog dog

Bantam Bulldog

The origin of the Bantam Bulldog goes back to the 1800s, and in fact there is evidence of miniature bull dogs in 1899, In 1902 the smaller bulldog bre..

Toy dogSmall dogUnited Kingdom
artois hound dog

Artois Hound

The Artois Hound developed in France, essentially from the Picardy and Artois regions of northern France. The idea was to use them for the hunting of ..

Sporting dogMedium dogFrance
new guinea singing dog dog

New Guinea Singing Dog

In 1957 the New Guinea Singing Dog was “discovered” in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea and he is found no where else. There is a lot of debate among..

Miscellaneous dogsMedium dogPapua New Guinea
sage koochee dog

Sage Koochee

Known also as the Kuchi Dog, the Sage Koochee is a dog that was bred more for his characteristics than his looks. He was bred to be a protector and gu..

Molosser dogsLarge dogAfghanistan
russian spaniel dog

Russian Spaniel

The Russian Spaniel is a gun dog which has originated from the English Cocker Spaniel and the English Springer Spaniel. Today while he is a gun dog he..

Gun dogSmall dogRussia
renascence bulldogge dog

Renascence Bulldogge

The Renascence Bulldogge, sometimes referred to as the Gargoyle – or Guardian bulldogs, came about by crossing the American Bulldogs with Bullmastif..

Companion dogMedium dogUnited States
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
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
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Pugnaces Britanniae

Pugnaces Britanniae is a dog which is now extinct. There isn't certainty surrounding the origins of the dog but it is thought they descended from dog..

Miscellaneous dogsLarge dogUnited Kingdom
pugalier dog

Pugalier

The Pugalier is a designer dog which dates to the 1980s and 1990s. Being a fairly new dog breed, it doesn’t have a long or detailed history. It is ..

Companion dogSmall dogUnited States
prazsky krysarik dog

Prazsky Krysarik

The Pražský Krysařík is a small breed of dog from the Czech Republic. You won’t find this dog outside the Czech Republic, which is a pity, because..

Companion dogSmall dogCzech Republic
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
polish hunting dog dog

Polish Hunting Dog

The Polish Hunting Dog originates from Poland and is a purebred scenthound. Hunting with scent hounds goes right back to the 13th century, being highl..

Hound dogLarge dogPoland
polish hound dog

Polish Hound

It is thought that Polish Hounds descended from the Kostroma Hound. Other experts believe that the dogs were developed through crossbreeding of Bloodh..

Hound dogMedium dogPoland
plummer terrier dog

Plummer Terrier

This purebred dog was developed by Dr David Brian Plummer in the UK. The whole idea for developing the dog was for it to be an all-purpose dog that c..

Terrier dogSmall dogUnited Kingdom
perro de toro dog

Perro de Toro

The rare Spanish Perro de Toro seems to have unclear origins, with some saying the dog is a direct descendant of the Toulouse Mastiff, while others sa..

Molosser dogsLarge dogSpain
perro de pastor mallorquin dog

Perro de Pastor Mallorquin

Known also as the Majorca Shepherd Dog or Ca de Bestiar, the very name Perro de Pastor Mallorquin means Shepherd dog of Mallorca. The dog hails fro..

Herding dogsLarge dogSpain
perro cimarron dog

Perro Cimarron

The Perro Cimarron, also known as the Uruguayan Cimarron is a molosser type dog which originated in Uruguay. The dog is believed to have descending fr..

Molosser dogsLarge dogUruguay
pastor garafiano dog

Pastor Garafiano

Hailing from the Canary Islands, the Pastor Garafiano is a dog which was once used for working purposes but which is essentially a pet today. Also ..

Companion dogLarge dogSpain
pachon navarro dog

Pachon Navarro

Known also as the Navarra Pointer, this is a Spanish hunting dog native to Navarre, Spain and descended from the extinct Old Spanish Pointer. Major..

Gun dogLarge dogSpain
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
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Old English Terrier

Known also as the Black Terrier, by the 18th century, the Old English Terrier was available as a rough-coated dog as well as a smooth-coated dog. ..

Terrier dogMedium dogUnited Kingdom
northern inuit dog dog

Northern Inuit Dog

Looking at the beautiful Northern Inuit Dog, you’ll think that this crossbred dog is a wolf. As with many other dogs, there are sometimes different..

Miscellaneous dogsLarge dogUnited Kingdom
norrbottenspets dog

Norrbottenspets

The Norrbottenspets is an ancient dog breed whose purpose has been to hunt, although these days he is a companion dog. Hailing from Noorbotten, Swe..

Hound dogMedium dogSweden
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
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
majestic tree hound dog

Majestic Tree Hound

The Majestic Tree Hound is a fairly new crossbreed dog. While the actual breed is very recent, the stem stock goes way back to medieval times. The ..

Hound dogLarge dogUnited States
lucas terrier dog

Lucas Terrier

The Lucas Terrier is a rare breed which hails from England, originating there in the late 1940s. Today it is considered a purebred. It was originally..

Terrier dogSmall dogUnited Kingdom
lowchen dog

Lowchen

Known as the Little Lion Dog, the Lowchen is considered by some registries as a toy dog and by the American Kennel Club as a non-sporting dog. Nobo..

Toy dogSmall dogGermany
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Lottatore Brindisino

The Lottatore Brindisino, whose native name is Cande da Marcellaio, is a large molosser type dog which hails from Brindisi, Italy. He is a rare dog..

Miscellaneous dogsMedium dogItaly
lithuanian hound dog

Lithuanian Hound

This attractive dog hails from Lithuania.This is an old dog breed that has been used as a hunting dog. It is believed that this dog dates way back ..

Hound dogMedium dogLithuania
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
lagotto romagnolo dog

Lagotto Romagnolo

The Lagotto Romagnolo dog, known as the Water Dog of Romagna, and falling into the sporting dog category, is a pure breed dog which comes from the Rom..

Sporting dogMedium dogItaly
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
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
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
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
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
kanni dog

Kanni

The Kanni dog is a rare South Indian Sighthound. It is also known as the Maiden's Beastmaster and this is because it is known to be protector and defe..

Hound dogMedium dogIndia
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
hermes bulldogge dog

Hermes Bulldogge

The Hermes Bulldogge is not a breed in itself, but is actually a line within the English Bulldogge line. The Hermes family in the United States bred t..

Companion dogMedium dogUnited States
jindo dog

Jindo

Hailing from Korea, the Jindo dog's name is actually taken from the island Jindo. The dogs lived on the island for thousands of years, developing into..

Companion dogMedium dogSouth Korea
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Hawaiian Poi Dog

The Hawaiian Poi Dog was a descendent of the dogs brought to the Islands by the Polynesian. These Polynesian dogs were themselves descendants of the k..

Companion dogSmall dogIndonesia
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
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
irish water spaniel dog

Irish Water Spaniel

The Irish Water Spaniel is one of the larger spaniel types and also one of the oldest. He is sometimes referred to as the Southern Irish Water Span..

Gun dogMedium dogIreland
harlequin pinscher dog

Harlequin Pinscher

This toy-sized dog is a type of Miniature Pinscher originating in Germany. The dog was developed by crossing traditional Miniature Pinschers with othe..

Terrier dogToy dogGermany
hanover hound dog

Hanover Hound

Sometimes referred to as a Hanoverian Hound, this dog dates way back to the 17th century in Germany. This dog breed continues to be fairly rare tod..

Hound dogLarge dogGermany
hamiltonstovare dog

Hamiltonstovare

Bred as a hunting hound, the Hamiltonstovare hails from Sweden, being founded in the late 1800s. He was first exhibited in Sweden in 1886. Known al..

Hound dogMedium dogSweden
hairless khala dog

Hairless Khala

The Hairless Khala is from a number of Latin American countries, and these countries have a variety of these hairless hounds. The dogs are known by..

Companion dogMedium dogMexico
galgo espanol dog

Galgo Espanol

Galgo Espanol means Spanish with galgo meaning greyhound, thus a Spanish Greyhound. This breed is ancient with their roots in perhaps the English grey..

Hound dogLarge dogSpain
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
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
grand griffon vendeen dog

Grand Griffon Vendeen

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

Hound dogMedium dogFrance
grand anglo francais blanc et noir dog

Grand Anglo-Francais Blanc et Noir

Known also as the Great Anglo-Francais, White and Black Hound or the Grand Anglo, the Francais Blanc et Noir is one of several breeds of hounds. T..

Sporting dogLarge dogFrance
giant maso mastiff dog

Giant Maso Mastiff

The Giant Maso Mastiff is a fairly new dog breed so you aren’t going to find much history on him. The breed was only started in 2001 so as to creat..

Companion dogLarge dogGermany
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
fell terrier dog

Fell Terrier

Fell terriers, known by other names such as Lakeland-, Patterdale-, Red Fell or Black Fell Terrier are small working terriers, hailing from the fell o..

Terrier dogSmall dogUnited Kingdom
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
estonian hound dog

Estonian Hound

In 1947, the Estonian Hound was developed and remains today the only pure breed ever developed in Estonia. At that time the national economic minister..

Hound dogMedium dogEstonia
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
elo dog

Elo

Developed in Germany in 1987, the Elo is a fairly new breed and there are some unique situations surrounding its development. For one thing the Elo Br..

Companion dogMedium dogGermany
cockachon dog

Cockachon

The Cockachon is not a pure bred dog but rather a cross between the Cocker Spaniel and the Bichon Frise. Very little if anything is known about who in..

Toy dogToy dogUnited States
clumber spaniel dog

Clumber Spaniel

Ever since winning in Confirmation at Westminster Kennel Club’s annual show, the popularity of the Clumber Spaniel has increased markedly. The breed o..

Gun dogMedium dogUnited Kingdom
deutsch drahthaar dog

Deutsch Drahthaar

Hailing from Germany in the 20th century, the Deutsch Drahthaar, also known as the German wirehaired Pointer, has always been a hunting dog. He was de..

Gun dogMedium dogGermany
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
cyprus poodle dog

Cyprus Poodle

Unfortunately the Island of Cyprus may well be beautiful and have a wonderful climate, but when you take a deeper look, the island has a serious probl..

Toy dogSmall dogCyprus
cretan hound dog

Cretan Hound

Although the Cretan Hound or the Kritikos Lagonikos is recognized in both Greece and Germany, the hunting dog breed is from the island of Crete, Greec..

Hound dogMedium dogGreece
combai dog

Combai

The Combai is a dog from Tamilnadu, Southern India, developed to hunt dangerous animals by the Indian royalty. It is a rare breed in India, believed t..

Hound dogMedium dogIndia
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
chart polski dog

Chart Polski

The Chart Polski dog is a member of the Greyhound family and comes from Poland. He is an old dog breed dating way back to the 1600s. The dog also g..

Hound dogLarge dogPoland
bugg dog

Bugg

The Bugg is generally a cross between a Boston Terrier and a Pug. There is no clear history in terms of who started this hybrid dog that was recognize..

Toy dogToy dogUnited States
carolina dog dog

Carolina Dog

The Carolina dog comes from wild dogs that used to run with the Paleo-Indians of North America, and today they can still be found in their wild state ..

Miscellaneous dogsMedium dogUnited States
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Cao de Fila da Terceira

The Cao de Fila da Terceira Mastiff hails from Portugal and is also known as the Rabo Torto.The dog actually comes from the isle of Terceira in the Az..

Molosser dogsLarge dogPortugal
cao de castro laboreiro dog

Cao de Castro Laboreiro

Cão de Castro Laboreiro originates from Portugal. Also known as the Portuguese Cattle Dog he was used long ago to guard livestock. Today, the modern C..

Molosser dogsLarge dogPortugal
cao fila de sao miguel dog

Cao Fila de Sao Miguel

This Molosser type dog originated on Sao Miguel Island in the Azores, a region of Portugal. Known also as the Sao Miguel Cattle Dog or the Azores Catt..

Molosser dogsMedium dogPortugal
canis panther dog

Canis Panther

The Canis Panther is a strong, muscled dog who has been developed in the USA in the 1970s by Scorpio Jones, Michael Stratten, and Lucas Lopez. They m..

Molosser dogsLarge dogUnited States
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Canadian Pointer

There are some dog breeds whose history and origins are dubious. The existence of the Canadian Pointer is also a matter of debate, and research reveal..

Gun dogMedium dogUnited States
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
cabecudo boiadeiro dog

Cabecudo Boiadeiro

The Cabecudo Boiadeiro has always played an important role in the management of livestock. Stockdogs like this were known in parts of Minas Gerais as ..

Molosser dogsLarge dogBrazil

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