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braque francais dog

Braque Francais

Braque Francais was at first one general breed of hounds in the Gascognes and Pyrenees Mountains areas of France. The one breed became two. Known as t..

Sporting dogMedium dogFrance
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Bullenbeisser

Known also as the German Bulldog, the Bullenbeisser was a strong dog which is now unfortunately extinct. There were two regional types – the Brabanter..

Molosser dogsMedium dogGermany
blue picardy spaniel dog

Blue Picardy Spaniel

The Blue Picardy Spaniel is a direct descendent of the French spaniel. It was in the 14th century that recorded descriptions of the French ‘setting do..

Gun dogMedium dogFrance
belgian shepherd dog laekenois dog

Belgian Shepherd Dog (Laekenois)

The Laekenois, from a variety of 4 Belgian Shepherds, and one of the rarest, is a working- or herding breed of dog which originated in Belgium. It is ..

Herding dogsMedium dogBelgium
beago dog

Beago

Made up of two purebred dog breeds, the Beagle and the Golden Retriever, Beago is kind of new breed. Some say that they were bred on purpose during th..

Hound dogMedium dogUnited States
american staghound dog

American Staghound

The American Staghound is hunting dog and type of sighthound that is not recognized as a separate breed. They have historically been bred to hunt coyo..

Hound dogGiant dogUnited States
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
azawakh dog

Azawakh

Azawakh dog was bred by the nomads in Africa. They were originally bred to be a guard dog. But, they realized that their body shape and bone structure..

Hound dogLarge dogMali
bakharwal dog dog

Bakharwal Dog

The precise origin of the large Bakharwal Dog is undocumented. It is believed the breed originated from the Tibetan Mastiff, the Molosser, the Tuvan ..

Molosser dogsLarge dogIndia
austrian black and tan hound dog

Austrian Black and Tan Hound

When Celts began settling in Western Europe, they brought their dogs along. The Celtic Hounds had a duty to hunt, guard and fight in battles. They we..

Hound dogLarge dogAustria
australian stumpy tail cattle dog dog

Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog

There is quite a bit of mystery surrounding the origin of the Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog. The breed was developed as a working dog to herd sheep and cattl..

Herding dogsMedium dogAustralia
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
yorkiepoo dog

YorkiePoo

The YorkiePoo is a hybrid cross between a toy Poodle and a Yorkshire Terrier. These two breeds are extremely popular as therefore so is the crossbreed..

Toy dogToy dogUnited States
havapoo dog

Havapoo

The Havapoo is usually a cross with a miniature Poodle and a Havanese but other poodle sizes such as the toy can be used. This is a fairly new cross b..

Toy dogToy dogUnited States
standard poodle dog

Standard Poodle

The Poodle is the national dog of France, and there they are known as the duck dog. The breed actually originated as a duck hunter in Germany. It was..

Non sporting dogMedium dogGermany
cockalier dog

Cockalier

Known also as the Cockalier Spaniel, the Cockalier is a sweet crossbreed – a mix between the Cocker Spaniel and the Cavalier King Charles spaniel. ..

Gun dogMedium dogUnited States
mini sheepadoodles dog

Mini Sheepadoodles

The Mini Sheepadoodle is such a sweet, teddy bear of a dog. It comes from two awesome dog breeds – the Old English Sheepdog and the Miniature Poodle. ..

Companion dogMedium dogUnited States
wolfdog dog

Wolfdog

The Wolfdog was brought about when domestic dogs were mated with a variety of wolves so as to produce a hybrid. People who want to own these hybrid..

Miscellaneous dogsLarge dogGermany
wirehaired pointing griffon dog

Wirehaired Pointing Griffon

Known also as the Korthals Griffon, the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is a hunting- and gundog. It was Eduard Karel Korthals who is thought to have brou..

Sporting dogMedium dogFrance
wire haired fox terrier dog

Wire Haired Fox Terrier

The Wire Haired Fox Terrier originates in England, and it is thought that the dog developed from the white English Terrier being crossed with the Bull..

Terrier dogMedium dogUnited Kingdom
wire fox terrier dog

Wire Fox Terrier

The wire fox terrier was developed in England by fox hunting enthusiasts. They wanted a feisty dog that could chase foxes down their burrows. It is..

Working dogMedium dogUnited Kingdom
yo chon dog

Yo-Chon

The Yorkie Bichon or Yo-Chon as he is fondly referred to as a designer crossbreed hailing from the United States. Information isn’t readily availab..

Companion dogToy dogUnited States
whoodles dog

Whoodles

Known also as the Wheatenpoo or the Wheatendoodle, the Whoodle is a teddy-bear kind of mixed-breed dog, being a cross between Poodles and the soft-coa..

Companion dogMedium dogUnited States
white shepherd dog

White Shepherd

The German Shepherd and the white German Shepherd are the same dog - the only thing is that their coat colors vary. The White Shepherd evolved beca..

Herding dogsMedium dogUnited States
white schnauzer dog

White Schnauzer

The White Schnauzer was established in Germany in 2006 for people looking for this particular breed of dog but in white. The traditional color is s..

Terrier dogSmall dogGermany
whippet dog

Whippet

You can just see that Whippets are designed for speed with those super lean, slender bodies. They were developed by crossing Greyhounds with smaller t..

Hound dogMedium dogUnited Kingdom
wheaten terrier dog

Wheaten Terrier

The Wheaten Terrier hails from Ireland, some 200 years ago. The dog was bred to be a useful dog to have around the farm. He was needed to help with..

Terrier dogMedium dogIreland
west siberian laika dog

West Siberian Laika

The West Siberian Laika come from the Khanty and Mansi tribes of West Siberia and Ural. They are a primitive breed used for hunting and come from the ..

Sporting dogMedium dogRussia
valley bulldog dog

Valley Bulldog

The Valley Bulldog originates from Nova Scotia, Canada. It is thought that the Boxer, English Bulldog and the Olde English Bulldogge have been used to..

Companion dogMedium dogCanada
utonagan dog

Utonagan

The Utonogan is such a wolf-like dog, you couldn’t be blamed for thinking you’d come face to face with a true wolf. They’re a rare dog breed that cam..

Companion dogLarge dogUnited Kingdom
welsh springer spaniel dog

Welsh Springer Spaniel

The Welsh Springer Spaniel is thought to be an old Land Spaniel similar to the English Springer Spaniel. They were pretty mush an unknown breed until..

Sporting dogMedium dogUnited Kingdom
tyrolean hound dog

Tyrolean Hound

The Tyrolean Hound, also known as Tyroker Bracke or Tiroler Bracke originates from Tyrol, Austria. It seems the dog was developed in the late 1800s fo..

Gun dogMedium dogAustria
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Tweed Water Spaniel

The Tweed Water Spaniel is extinct. Fortunately, we have some beautiful dogs that come from this dog. It is involved in bringing about the Golden Retr..

Sporting dogLarge dogUnited Kingdom
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Turnspit Dog

It is amazing that this small dog’s popularity comes from him being used in the kitchens to roast meat. The British enjoyed eating their meat which th..

Working dogSmall dogUnited Kingdom
welsh corgi dog

Welsh Corgi

The Pembroke Welsh Corgi and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi were once considered to be two types of the same breed. Today they are recognized as very differ..

Herding dogsSmall dogUnited Kingdom
tsvetnaya bolonka dog

Tsvetnaya Bolonka

The Tsvetnaya Bolonka is a rare toy breed which was developed in Moscow. It is believed that the dog’s ancestors are the Toy Poodle, Pekingnese, Bi..

Companion dogSmall dogRussia
volpino italiano dog

Volpino Italiano

This Italian bred dog is Spitz-type and very ancient. The Spitz breeds have been around since at least 4000BC. Archeologists have found remains that m..

Toy dogToy dogItaly
treeing walker coonhound dog

Treeing Walker Coonhound

The Treeing Walker Coonhound originated in the United States and comes from English and American Foxhounds. The fact that the dog has the word ‘Tre..

Hound dogLarge dogUnited States
vizsla dog

Vizsla

The Hungarian Vizsla or Magyar Vizsla is a hunting dog developed in Hungry. It is the smallest of the pointer-retriever type breeds. They are loyal fa..

Gun dogMedium dogHungary
treeing tennessee brindle dog

Treeing Tennessee Brindle

There doesn’t seem to be 100% clarity on how the dog came about but it originated in USA. It appears as though it was only since 1995 that records hav..

Working dogMedium dogUnited States
treeing cur dog

Treeing Cur

The Treeing Cur dog is a mixed-breed, working dog which hails from the USA and recognized by the United Kennel Club in November 1998. They’ve alway..

Working dogMedium dogUnited States
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Toy Schnauzer

The Miniature Schnauzer was actually a distinct breed as early as 1899. It is believed that the dog came from breeding the smallest Standard Schnauzer..

Toy dogToy dogGermany
tibetan kyi apso dog

Tibetan Kyi Apso

The Tibetan Kyi Apso is an ancient rare breed. In fact, it is one of the rarest breeds on earth. Coming from Tibet, the Kyi Apso guarded livestock and..

Working dogLarge dogChina
toy poodle dog

Toy Poodle

More and more people are opting not to clip their Poodles ith those ridiculous hair cuts with pom poms. Clipped properly, he can be just as cute as an..

Toy dogToy dogFrance
tea cup chihuahua dog

Tea Cup Chihuahua

Chihuahua is a state in the country of Mexico. From this state, the dog breed Chihuahua and the “teacup, or toy” chihuahua take their name. Interesti..

Toy dogToy dogMexico
toy mi ki dog

Toy Mi-Ki

The Toy Mi-Ki is a sociable companion dog. He hasn’t got a long history, and the little bit of history there is, isn’t clear. It is believed that t..

Toy dogToy dogUnited States
toy manchester terrier dog

Toy Manchester Terrier

The Toy Manchester Terrier comes from Manchester and came about by breeding the Manchester Terrier with smaller dog breeds. Looking like a Doberma..

Terrier dogSmall dogUnited Kingdom
toy fox terrier dog

Toy Fox Terrier

The small Toy Fox Terrier was developed in the United States of America and is a smaller look-alike of the larger Smooth Fox Terrier. Several toy b..

Terrier dogSmall dogUnited States
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Toy Bulldog

The Toy Bulldog hails from England, but it is now extinct. It is believed that the reason for this is that there were different breeding groups wor..

Toy dogToy dogUnited Kingdom
toy australian shepherd dog

Toy Australian Shepherd

These beautiful little dogs interestingly don’t originate in Australia. They were originally bred in the western U.S. as herding dogs. Today they a..

Herding dogsSmall dogUnited States
tosa dog

Tosa

Known also as the Japanese Mastiff, the Tosa hails from Japan. In fact, these dogs come from the Tosa Province, so the dog was named after the region ..

Miscellaneous dogsLarge dogJapan
tornjak dog

Tornjak

Known also as the Bosnian and Herzegovinian, the Tornjak dog hails from Croatia and Bosnia and is a large mountain sheepdog. It is thought that thi..

Working dogLarge dogCroatia
tibetan terrier dog

Tibetan Terrier

The Tibetan Terrier is a medium-size breed of dog that originated in Tibet. He has always been kept as a pet and companion for Tibetan monks. He is..

Non sporting dogMedium dogChina
tibetan spaniel dog

Tibetan Spaniel

Known fondly as the Tibbie and being referred to as little lions’, the Tibetan Spaniel is an ancient dog breed. They appear in ancient art dating w..

Non sporting dogSmall dogChina
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Talbot

Known as the Talbot Hound, nobody really seems to have accurate records as to the origins of the Talbot dog breed but it seems to have originated in F..

Gun dogLarge dogFrance
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Tasy

Call them Tasy or Tazys these sighthound dogs from Kazakhstan have always been used for hunting. This Turkish dog is thought to be one of the oldest ..

Hound dogLarge dogKyrgyzstan
tamaskan dog

Tamaskan

It is believed that the Tamaskan has been specifically bred to resemble a wolf, and he does too. They aren’t recognized by the Federation Cynologiq..

Miscellaneous dogsLarge dogUnited Kingdom
taigan dog

Taigan

Known also as the Kyrgyzdyn Taighany, the Taigan is a sighthound dog from Kyrgyzstan. Today the dog is recognized by a number of kennel clubs,and more..

Working dogLarge dogKyrgyzstan
tahltan bear dog dog

Tahltan Bear Dog

The primitive Tahltan Bear Dog comes from Canada. The dog was developed by the Tahltan people to hunt bears, so you can imagine he was a strong, brave..

Working dogMedium dogCanada
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Swiss Shorthaired Pinscher

The Swiss Shorthaired Pinscher is an ancient dog breed and dates back to 1780. It is believed that this dog breed is extinct, but that the German Pins..

Working dogMedium dogSwitzerland
swedish vallhund dog

Swedish Vallhund

Known also as the Västgötaspets or Swedish cow dog, the Valhund hails from Sweden. It’s a herding dog, and was always a farm dog in that country. I..

Herding dogsMedium dogSweden
styrian coarse haired hound dog

Styrian Coarse Haired Hound

The Styrian Coarse Haired Hound is a German hound, a medium sized breed that was found to originate in Styria in Austria. It was bred to be a boar hun..

Gun dogMedium dogAustria
swedish lapphund dog

Swedish Lapphund

This is a Spitz type of dog from Sweden. It is Sweden’s national dog.The dog has always been used for herding and guarding livestock such as reindeer ..

Herding dogsMedium dogSweden
sussex spaniel dog

Sussex Spaniel

The Sussex Spaniel comes from Sussex in southern England. The whole purpose of his development was for him to rush between reeds, causing birds to fly..

Sporting dogMedium dogUnited Kingdom
staffordshire bull terrier dog

Staffordshire Bull Terrier

The Staffordshire Bull Terrier was first developed in the northern sections of Birmingham and in Staffordshire, England. The Staffie is a cross betwee..

Terrier dogMedium dogUnited Kingdom
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Sulimov

Another name for the Sulimov dog is Shalaika. This Russian jackal-dog-hybrid is thought to have developed from golden jackals and Lapponian Herders..

Working dogMedium dogRussia
stabyhoun dog

Stabyhoun

The Stabyhoun is a near extinct breed and one of the rarest ever. He was never recognized by the major kennel clubs but was entered into Foundation St..

Gun dogMedium dogDenmark
st bernard dog

St. Bernard

The St Bernard breed was once called the Alpine Cattle Dogs or the Alpine Mountain Dogs. They have always been farm dogs and mountain dogs in the Fren..

Working dogGiant dogSwitzerland
spinone italiano dog

Spinone Italiano

This Italian breed has an ancient blood line tracing all the back to 500 BC. Originally bred to hunt, he is today a friendly, alert and loyal companio..

Gun dogLarge dogItaly
spanish pointer dog

Spanish Pointer

The Spanish Pointer is a large hunting breed. The dog hails from Spain and it is believed that the dog was used to develop other pointing breeds. I..

Gun dogLarge dogSpain
spanish mastiff dog

Spanish Mastiff

The Spanish Mastiff is a giant breed that comes from Spain. He has always been a guardian dog. He is an ancient dog breed, in fact dating back to m..

Working dogGiant dogSpain
south russian ovcharka

South Russian Ovcharka

Known also as the South Russian Sheepdog or the Ukranian Shepherd Dog, the South Russian Ovcharka’s history isn’t well established, and there are diff..

Herding dogsLarge dogRussia
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Southern Hound

The Southern Hound hails from England and is a breed of dog that existed sometime in the 19th century. It is now extinct. There isn’t much infor..

Working dogLarge dogUnited Kingdom
soft coated wheaten terrier dog

Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier

This wheaten colored terrier hails from Ireland. Although the Wheaten has been around for a long time, it was in 1937 that he was recognized as a bree..

Terrier dogMedium dogUnited Kingdom
spanish water dog dog

Spanish Water Dog

Bred in Spain to guard and herd sheep, the Spanish Water Dog was also used in hunting because he could retrieve in water. The breed is closely aligned..

Herding dogsMedium dogSpain
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Snorkie

The Snorkie is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Yorkshire Terrier and the Miniature Schnauzer. The exact origins of this dog are unkno..

Toy dogToy dogUnited States
smooth haired weimaraner dog

Smooth Haired Weimaraner

The Smooth Haired Weimaraner is a beautiful silvery-grey dog that was once bred for hunting way back in the 19th century. He has always been descri..

Gun dogLarge dogGermany
smooth collie dog

Smooth Collie

When you see the Smooth Collie you just assume that you’re looking at a long-haired Lassie-type Collie that was sent to the groomers. The Smooth Co..

Herding dogsMedium dogUnited Kingdom
smithfield dog

Smithfield

The Smithfield is also known as the Smithfield, Smithy or Tasmanian Smithfield and is a herding dog found in Australia but originating in the UK. Ther..

Herding dogsMedium dogUnited Kingdom
small munsterlander dog

Small Munsterlander

Known also as the Kleiner Munsterlander or just plain Munster, the Small Munsterlander comes from the Munster region of Germany and is a beautiful hun..

Sporting dogMedium dogGermany
smalandsstovare dog

Smalandsstovare

The Smålandsstövare has got quite a long history and dates back to the 1600s. He is the smallest of the Swedish hound breeds. This is a scenthound. ..

Hound dogMedium dogSweden
slovensky hrubosrsty stavac dog

Slovensky Hrubosrsty Stavac

Breeding of the Slovak Hruborsty Stavac, fondly referred to as the SHS began around the 1940s. There were some dog lovers who were interested in cr..

Gun dogLarge dogSlovakia
slovakian rough haired pointer dog

Slovakian Rough Haired Pointer

The Slovakian Rough Haired Pointer is a gundog from Slovakia. The dog came about by crossing the Cesky Fousek, German Wirehaired Pointers and Weimaran..

Gun dogLarge dogSlovakia
slovakian hound dog

Slovakian Hound

The Slovakian Hound is also known as the Slovenský Kopov or the Black Forest Hound. This is a scenthound which comes from Slovakia in Central Europe a..

Sporting dogMedium dogSlovakia
slovak cuvac dog

Slovak Cuvac

Looking quite a bit like the Pyrenean Mountain Dog, the Slovak Cuvac is a large dog that has served as a guard dog. The Slovensky Cuvac is still used ..

Working dogLarge dogSlovakia
sloughi dog

Sloughi

The Sloughi is an ancient dog breed, dating back to the 13th century, and coming from Morocco, North Africa. Much of its history isn’t well known. ..

Hound dogLarge dogMorocco
skye terrier dog

Skye Terrier

The Skye Terrier is a hardy dog breed and is actually considered to be an endangered native dog breed in the United Kingdom. They were found on the..

Terrier dogMedium dogUnited Kingdom
sindh mastiff dog

Sindh Mastiff

The Sindh Mastiff or Alangu Mastiff is an ancient breed believed to have been useful for guarding war camps, but today he is both a guard dog and pet...

Miscellaneous dogsLarge dogIndia
silky terrier dog

Silky Terrier

It is the Yorkshire Terrier and the Australian Terrier which are the ancestors of the Australian Silky Terrier. This is by no means a new dog breed. I..

Toy dogToy dogAustralia
silken windhound dog

Silken Windhound

The Silken Windhound is a breed intentionally developed by Borzoi and Deerhound breeder, Francie Stull. Although the first litter of the Windhoud was ..

Hound dogMedium dogUnited States
shorkie dog

Shorkie

The Shorkie is a mix between a Yorkshire Terrier and a Shih Tzu. This little dog actually thinks he’s quite big. He is a great watchdog and a barker, ..

Miscellaneous dogsSmall dogUnited States
shiloh shepherd dog

Shiloh Shepherd

The Shiloh Shepherd is currently a hybrid that breeders are attempting to develop into a new breed. New York breeder, Tina Barber, out of Shiloh Sheph..

Companion dogGiant dogUnited States
shikoku dog

Shikoku

The Shikoku is from the Shikoku Island in Japan and they are very much like the Japanese Shiba Inu. There are six native Japanese dog breeds and the S..

Sporting dogMedium dogJapan
serbian tricolour hound dog

Serbian Tricolour Hound

The Serbian Tricolour Hound was once known as the Yugoslavian Tricolour Hound. It’s a rare dog breed that you won’t find much outside of the Balkans. ..

Companion dogMedium dogCroatia
shiba inu dog

Shiba Inu

The Shiba Inu hails from Japan and was a dog bred to hunt birds and small game. The dog is one of 6 native breeds in Japan. Today he is essentially a ..

Working dogMedium dogJapan
shetland sheepdog dog

Shetland Sheepdog

The Shetland Sheepdog was crossed with working collies and brought to the islands. They were bred on the Shetland Islands, United Kingdom. These li..

Herding dogsSmall dogUnited Kingdom
shepherd husky dog

Shepherd Husky

What a beautiful dog the Shepherd Husky is. He is a mix between the Husky and the German Shepherd. Other names for him include Gerberian Shepsky, Germ..

Working dogLarge dogUnited States
shepard labrador dog

Shepard Labrador

The Labrador/German Shepherd mix, known as the Shepard Labrador was no doubt first bred in the United States from two very popular dog breeds - the La..

Companion dogLarge dogUnited States
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Serbian Mountain Hound

Known as the Srpski Planinski Gonic dog and coming from Yugoslavia, the Serbian Mountain Hound is one of two modern hounds that was once known as the ..

Working dogMedium dogSerbia
serbian hound dog

Serbian Hound

Once known as the Balkan Hound, the Serbian Hound is a scenthound, an ancient dog breed that dates back to the 11th century. He has always been a hunt..

Hound dogMedium dogSerbia

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