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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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
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
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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
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
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
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
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
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
stephens stock dog

Stephens Stock

The Stephens Stock is a member if the Cur dog breeds. They are a scent hound bred in southeastern Kentucky by the Stephen’s family. For generations th..

Hound dogMedium dogUnited States
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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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
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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
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
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
tibetan mastiff dog

Tibetan Mastiff

The Tibetan Mastiff is still considered to be a primitive breed originating in Tibet centuries ago. The breed was developed to guard property and live..

Working dogLarge dogChina
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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
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
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
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Vikhan Sheepdog

The Vikhan Dog is a rare breed that very little is known about. It is not sanctioned by any breed club or kennel club. The breed originally came from ..

Gun dogLarge dogPakistan
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
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
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
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
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
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Walker Hound

The Walker Hound is actually two different breeds today both descendant from the original Walker. They are the Running Walker Hound and the Treeing Wa..

Hound dogMedium dogUnited States
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
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
weimaraner dog

Weimaraner

The Weimaraner is a German breed also know as the Grey Ghost. He was bred to hunt by royalty in the early part of the 19th century. They went after la..

Gun dogLarge dogGermany
welsh sheepdog dog

Welsh Sheepdog

The Welsh Sheepdog is sometimes referred to as the Welsh Collie, but it is not a collie in anyway. It is the cross between the Border Collie and Welsh..

Herding dogsMedium 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
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
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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
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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
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
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
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
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Moscow Water Dog

The Moscow Water Dog was developed in the Soviet Union around the same time as other classic Soviet dogs. The Moscow Watchdog and the Black Russian Te..

Working dogGiant dogRussia
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
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
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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
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
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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Circassian Orloff Wolfhound

Very little is known of the history and development of the Circassian Orloff Wolfhound. It is suspected that it is related to the Hare Hound, Deerhoun..

Hound dogLarge dogRussia

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