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seppala siberian sleddog dog

Seppala Siberian Sleddog

This is a rare working dog breed whose job it has been to pull sleds. The Seppala Siberian Sleddog hails from Canada and was regarded as the same dog ..

Working dogMedium dogCanada
shih tzu dog

Shih Tzu

The Shih Tzu is an Imperial Chinese breed developed by palace breeders hundreds of years ago with breed stock from the Tibetan lines. It is quite prob..

Toy dogToy dogChina
segugio italiano dog

Segugio Italiano

Known also as the Segit, the Segugio Italiano is an ancient dog breed believed to have descended from Egyptian hounds. Both males and females stand..

Hound dogLarge dogItaly
scoland terrier dog

Scoland Terrier

Not much is known about the Scoland Terrier. It is not a purebred but rather a crossbreed developed by crossing the Scottish Terrier with the Westland..

Terrier dogMedium dogUnited Kingdom
schweizer niederlaufhund dog

Schweizer Niederlaufhund

Originating in Switzerland, the Schweizer Niederlaufhund was established around 1900, when hunting became restricted to districts. The Swiss hunter ne..

Hound dogMedium dogSwitzerland
schweizer laufhund dog

Schweizer Laufhund

The Schweizer Laufhund is a breed born in Switzerland and sought after by the French and the Italians for their skill at hunting small mammals, especi..

Hound dogMedium dogSwitzerland
nenets herding laika dog

Nenets Herding Laika

There is a large variety of Laika dogs as the word is almost a generic term for a type of Russian hunting dog. They are found in Northern Russia and S..

Herding dogsMedium dogRussia
schillerstovare dog

Schillerstovare

The Schillerstövare originated in Sweden, being named after a Swedish farmer, Per Schiller. After he died, the dog was named Schillerstövare in 1907, ..

Hound dogMedium dogSweden
schapendoes dog

Schapendoes

Known also as the Dutch Sheepdog, the Schapendoes originates in the Netherlands. It has always been known as a herding dog and farm dog. There were..

Herding dogsMedium dogNetherlands
sabueso espanol dog

Sabueso Espanol

The Sabueso Español is a Spanish Scenthound, hailing from the Iberian Peninsula, Spain. Beyond Spanish borders, this dog is virtually unknown. Ther..

Hound dogMedium dogSpain
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
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
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Russian Setter

People often think it is ridiculous that a Setter dog comes from Russia. It is believed that the Russians did have some kind of Griffon and the word P..

Setter dogMedium dogRussia
russian hound dog

Russian Hound

There are sportsmen and hunters who appreciate the versatile Russian Hound. The Russian Hound has been a popular working breed in its homeland for a l..

Hound dogMedium dogRussia
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Russian Harlequin Hound

The origins of the Russian Harlequin Hound are somewhat vague as there are many Russian hunting hounds and many of them have a similar ancestry. Th..

Hound dogMedium dogRussia
ratonero bodeguero andaluz dog

Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz

Long ago the English visited Spain to sample their wines, bringing with them smooth coated English Fox Terriers which were later crossed with other do..

Terrier dogSmall dogSpain
pungsan dog dog

Pungsan Dog

The Pungsan Dog hails from Korea. It is a hunting dog and considered to be a National Treasure of Korea. It was during the Japanese occupation of K..

Working dogLarge dogNorth Korea
muggin dog

Muggin

The Muggin is not a purebred dog but rather a cross breed. The hybrid dog population has exploding in the United States in the past ten to fifteen yea..

Companion dogSmall dogUnited States
posavac hound dog

Posavac Hound

The Posavac Hound originates from Croatia and is believed to have descended from the Molossian. The name Posavac Houndare or Posavac Hound was a n..

Hound dogMedium dogCroatia
phung san dog

Phung San

The Phung San, Pungsan or ‘Poongsan dog’ is native to Korea. Outside of Korea, this dog is virtually unheard of. The origin of the dog goes back to..

Working dogLarge dogNorth Korea
perro de presa mallorquin dog

Perro de Presa Mallorquin

Known by several other names such as Majorca Mastiff, Perro Dogo, Ca de Bou and Mallorquin Bulldog among others, the Perro de Presa Mallorquin was alm..

Miscellaneous dogsMedium dogSpain
old danish pointer dog

Old Danish Pointer

Hailing from Denmark, the Old Danish Pointer originates back to 1710 and has been used as a pointing breed for finding game. Today they are essent..

Working dogMedium dogDenmark
norwegian lundehund dog

Norwegian Lundehund

The Norwegian Lundehund hails from the island of Vaeroy, Norway and was created for the purpose of puffin hunting. Now that these puffins are a pro..

Non sporting dogMedium dogNorway
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North Country Beagle

Known also as the Northern Hound or the Northern Beagle, the North Country Beagle hailed from Britain and is extinct. It hailed more specifically f..

Hound dogMedium dogUnited Kingdom
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Moscow Guard dog

Looking much like the Saint Bernard, the Moscow Guard Dog or Moscow Watchdog is large, descending from quite a few giant breeds such as the Saint Bern..

Working dogLarge dogRussia
mioritic sheepdog dog

Mioritic Sheepdog

This is a large dog coming from the Carpathian mountain area of Romania. He has always been an excellent working dog, guarding and protecting sheep..

Herding dogsLarge dogRomania
hovawart dog

Hovawart

The Hovawart, is a German Black Forest breed developed as a guard dog for large estates in the medieval era. They first appeared in history in the ear..

Working dogLarge dogGermany
hortaya borzaya dog

Hortaya Borzaya

The Hortaya Borzaya is an ancient sighthound from Asia with its origins in Kievan Rus = Grand Duchy of Lithuania = Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and ..

Hound dogLarge dogRussia
longhaired weimaraner dog

Longhaired Weimaraner

You may be used to the sleek, silver shorthaired Weimaraner, but did you know you get a beautiful long haired version too? Known also as the Long Coat..

Gun dogLarge dogGermany
latvian hound dog

Latvian Hound

The Latvian Hound is a medium sized Russian or Latvian hunting hound. The dog was bred in Latvia, Russia. He was developed from a number of Englis..

Hound dogMedium dogRussia
large munsterlander dog

Large Munsterlander

The Large Münsterländer hails from the Münster region in Germany. It was in 1919 that the first breed club was founded. The dog’s ancestors were di..

Gun dogMedium dogGermany
lapponian herder dog

Lapponian Herder

The Lapponian Herder hails from Finland. He is a dog which was developed for the Sami people who needed a strong dog to herd and guard their reindeer...

Herding dogsMedium dogFinland
kyi leo dog

Kyi-Leo

The Kyi-Leo first came about in the 1950s in San Francisco, USA, with the crossing of two dog breeds – the Lhasa Apso and the Maltese. Because this..

Companion dogSmall dogUnited States
kuvasz dog

Kuvasz

The Kuvasz is an ancient dog breed from Hungary. It is believed that the dog is the oldest of the ancient Hungarian dog breeds, and in fact a fossili..

Working dogLarge dogHungary
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Kuri

Kurī, also known as Guri or Peroor New Zealand Native Dog, is the Maori name for this dog which was introduced to New Zealand by the Maoris when they..

Miscellaneous dogsMedium dogFrench Polynesia
kromfohrlander dog

Kromfohrlander

Many troops of World War 1 and World War II would have some or other mascot that they would keep close to them as a reminder of home. The mascot would..

Companion dogMedium dogGermany
korean mastiff dog

Korean Mastiff

This large breed dog is also known as the Mee Kyun Dosa. In spite of his huge size, he isn’t aggressive at all and is bred to be a companion dog. H..

Molosser dogsLarge dogSouth Korea
koolie dog

Koolie

The Koolie's ancestors were both the smooth coated blue merle Collie as well as the Black and Tan Collie. The dog hails from Australia. Looking mu..

Working dogMedium dogAustralia
kooikerhondje dog

Kooikerhondje

The Kooikerhondje is of Dutch ancestry and is a medium-sized spaniel-type dog breed that has always been a working dog, being used to attract ducks in..

Sporting dogMedium dogNetherlands
kishu dog

Kishu

The Kishu is a Spitz type hunting dog that originates from Japan. Many people believe he is a descendant of the wolf. Those who have studied the dog s..

Working dogMedium dogJapan
kerry beagle dog

Kerry Beagle

The Kerry Beagle is an ancient dog breed, thought to go back as far as the 16th century and looked upon as one of the oldest of all the Irish dog bree..

Working dogMedium dogIreland
kars dog dog

Kars Dog

The Kars Dog is found in Turkey, hailing more specifically from the Kars province, after which it is named. He actually has a long history of at least..

Working dogGiant dogTurkey
kaikadi dog

Kaikadi

The Kaikadi or Kai Kadi is a terrier dog, hailing from India. Not much is available on the history of the dog, but today you won't easily find origina..

Terrier dogSmall dogIndia
kai ken dog

Kai Ken

The Kai Ken dog hails from Japan and is both an ancient and rare dog. In fact the dog was discovered in 1929 in the Kai province near Mount Fuji. The..

Working dogMedium dogJapan
jonangi dog

Jonangi

The Jonangi, known also as the Jagilam or Kolleti Jagilam is an Indian breed of dog which has always been used for hunting and herding. The dog is..

Miscellaneous dogsMedium dogIndia
istarski ostrodlaki gonic dog

Istarski Ostrodlaki Gonic

The Istarski Ostrodlaki Gonic, also referred to as the Istrian wire-haired or short-haired scenthound is a very ancient dog breed. Apparently the dog ..

Hound dogMedium dogCroatia
irish staffordshire bull terrier dog

Irish Staffordshire Bull Terrier

The Staffordshire Bull Terrier comes from Staffordshire, England, but the Irish Staffie was later developed by Irish breeders so its origin is essenti..

Terrier dogMedium dogIreland
harrier dog

Harrier

Developed in Great Britain, the Harrier is another hunting dog – a hound that primarily hunts hares and small prey. The breed itself is medium sized ..

Hound dogMedium dogUnited Kingdom
irish mastiff hound dog

Irish Mastiff Hound

The Irish Mastiff Hound is a huge dog – a mix of the English Mastiff and the Irish Wolfhound. Both of these dogs have been around for a long time a..

Companion dogGiant dogUnited States
icelandic sheepdog dog

Icelandic Sheepdog

There are quite a few different dog breeds that fall under the name of Spitz-type dogs, and in fact they have a number of similar characteristics, one..

Working dogMedium dogIceland
gull terr dog

Gull Terr

The Gull Terr hails from Pakistan. Having been introduced to the country by the British Raj, the dog has always been valued for its guarding and fight..

Working dogMedium dogPakistan
gull dong dog

Gull Dong

The Gull Dong dog is thought to come from British Colonial India during the 1900's. The area later became known as Pakistan, and this is where the dog..

Working dogLarge dogPakistan
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Guejae Gae

Known also as Gaulchae Gae, the Guejae Gae hails from Korea, and falls in the Spitz dog category. The dog is related to the Korean Jindo dog but is sl..

Working dogMedium dogSouth Korea
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
grand gascon saintongeois dog

Grand Gascon Saintongeois

Known also as the Virelade, the Grand Gascon Saintongeois hails from the Saintongeois region of France, being a newish addition to the hunting dog bre..

Gun dogLarge dogFrance
grand bleu de gascogne dog

Grand Bleu de Gascogne

The Grande Bleu de Gascogne is a dog which has descended from a line of French hounds. Originating in France, the dog is actually more common in the U..

Hound dogLarge dogFrance
grand anglo francais tricolore dog

Grand Anglo-Francais Tricolore

Originating in France, the Grand Anglo-Francais Tricolore has been recognized by the United Kennel Club in 2006. He was developed in France in the 180..

Sporting dogLarge dogFrance
grand anglo francais blanc et orange dog

Grand Anglo-Francais Blanc et Orange

The Grand Anglo-Français Blanc et Orange is one of three Grand Anglo-Français breeds. The dogs comes from crossing French scenting hounds with English..

Sporting dogLarge dogFrance
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Gran Mastin de Borinquen

The Gran Mastín de Borinquen is also referred to as the Puerto Rican Mastiff or the Mastín Borincano and is actually native to Puerto Rico. The dog..

Molosser dogsLarge dogUnited States
formosan mountain dog dog

Formosan Mountain Dog

The Formosan Mountain Dog is most often known as the Taiwan dog and it is a landrace indigenous to Taiwan. It is a small to medium breed of dog that w..

Sporting dogMedium dogTaiwan
finnish hound dog

Finnish Hound

As one of Finland’s most popular dogs, the Finnish Hound isn’t particularly well known outside of Finnish borders. Known also as the Finsk Stovare, th..

Molosser dogsMedium dogFinland
dutch smoushond dog

Dutch Smoushond

The Dutch Smoushond, known also as the Hollandse Smoushond ,Hollandse Herdershond or Dutch Ratter is a small to medium sized dog. The Smoushondencl..

Companion dogMedium dogNetherlands
drever dog

Drever

The Drever dog hails from Sweden, being brought from Germany to the Scandinavian country in 1910. As a scenthound, in spite of his short legs, he was ..

Hound dogMedium dogSweden
drentse patrijshond dog

Drentse Patrijshond

The Drentse Patrijshond came about in the 1930-1950s. The breed developed from pointing dogs which originated in Spain, arriving in the Netherlands in..

Gun dogMedium dogNetherlands
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Doxiepom

The Doxiepom is a small dog known as a designer breed which has originated from crossing the well known Dachshund dog with another well known pure-bre..

Toy dogSmall dogUnited States
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Double-Nosed Andean Tiger Hound

This is truly a rare breed of dog with his double nose. He hails from Bolivia. Twentieth century reports of this rare feature include one report of..

Hound dogMedium dogBolivia
ciobanesc de bucovina dog

Ciobanesc de Bucovina

The Ciobanesc de Bucovina is a breed that developed naturally in the Carpathian Mountains (Romania and Serbia) and some regions of Bulgaria. The breed..

Working dogGiant dogRomania
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Cypro Kukur

The Cypro Kukur is an ancient dog breed which originated in the Kumaon area of India. It is interesting to note that the name Cypro Kukur translates t..

Working dogLarge dogIndia
cesky fousek dog

Cesky Fousek

The Cesky Fousek is also known as the Bohemian Wire-Haired Pointing Griffon and he hails from the Czech Republic. The name ‘Fousek’ is referring to th..

Gun dogMedium dogCzech Republic
briquet griffon vendeen dog

Briquet Griffon Vendeen

The Briquet Griffon Vendeen, a product of France is a hunting down bred down from the Grand Griffon Vendeen. The two dogs are descendants of the Gaul’..

Hound dogMedium dogFrance
braque du bourbonnais dog

Braque du Bourbonnais

The Braque du Bourbonnais is an ancient breed, seen in the 15th century in France in the province of Bourbonnais. He became extremely popular with hun..

Gun dogMedium dogFrance
broholmer dog

Broholmer

This giant dog, the Broholmer, comes from Denmark and falls into the general Molosser type of Mastiff dog. The breed was originally developed by cross..

Molosser dogsGiant dogDenmark
carpatin dog

Carpatin

The Carpatin, known also as the Carpathian Shepherd Dog or Romanian Shepherd, is a large breed dog known for his guarding- and watch-dog abilities. In..

Working dogLarge dogRomania
cao de gado transmontano dog

Cao de Gado Transmontano

The Cão de Gado Transmontano which is also known as the Transmontano Mastiff or Transmontano Cattle Dog is a large dog – in fact a giant dog breed. Th..

Molosser dogsGiant dogPortugal
cao da serra de aires dog

Cao da Serra de Aires

Ancestors of the Cao da Sera de Aires were used for herding livestock in the Serra de Aires and Alentejo, Portugal. This herding dog is native to Port..

Herding dogsMedium dogPortugal
braque saint germain dog

Braque Saint-Germain

The Braque Saint-Germain, also known as the St. Germain Pointing Dog, is a French creation. The French pointing dogs and the English pointing dogs wer..

Sporting dogMedium dogFrance
braque francais gascogne type dog

Braque Francais (Gascogne Type)

The Braques Français – Gascogne – is a hunting dog from southern France’s Gascony region. Known also as the French Gascony Pointer, this dog has desce..

Gun dogLarge dogFrance
bosnian coarse haired hound dog

Bosnian Coarse-Haired Hound

Once known as the Illyrian Hound and also known also as the Barak, the Bosnian Coarse-haired Hound was developed in Bosnia, and as a scenthound, it wo..

Hound dogMedium dogBosnia and Herzegovina

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