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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
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
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
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
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American Molossus

Based on the massive dog of Mesopotamia in 5000 BC, the American Molossus is the same dog recreated in the United States by and for the lovers of thes..

Molosser dogsGiant 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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
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
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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
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
hungarian hound dog

Hungarian Hound

The Hungarian Hound, also known as the Transylvanian Hound, originated in ancient Hungary as a hunting dog. At the time there were Asian Hounds that t..

Hound dogMedium dogHungary
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
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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
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
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
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
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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
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
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
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
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
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
chinese chongqing dog dog

Chinese Chongqing Dog

The Chinese Chongquing Dog is a very rare and unusual breed found only in China and now in Canada. The Chongquing is native to the city of Chongquing,..

Hound dogMedium dogChina
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
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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
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
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
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
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Cordoba Fighting Dog

The Cordoba Fighting Dog is believed to be an extinct dog breed, but research will reveal that there are still those who believe that some of these do..

Molosser dogsLarge dogArgentina
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
mudi dog

Mudi

Sometime between the 4th and 6th centuries, the Great Migration – a variety of dogs came to live in the Carpathian Mountains on the Great Hungarian Pl..

Herding dogsMedium dogHungary
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
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
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
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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
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
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
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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
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 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
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
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
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
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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
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
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
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Nebolish Mastiff

With the Mastiff breeds, the rarest and the smallest is the Nebolish Mastiff. Bred to be more agile than the giant mastiffs, the Nebolish was develope..

Molosser dogsGiant dogCanada
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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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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
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
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
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
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
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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