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pomeranian dog

Pomeranian

Known as the Pom and classified as a toy dog breed, the Pomeranian comes from the Spitz dog from the Arctic regions. It is thought that the dog is des..

Toy dogSmall dogGermany
pug dog

Pug

It is believed that Pugs originated in China, but not much is known about the early history of these dogs. There are some dog experts who believe that..

Toy dogSmall dogChina
chihuahua dog

Chihuahua

Quite a bit of the Chihuahua’s history is shrouded in mystery, and there are different versions about its origins. While historians speculate, most..

Toy dogToy dogMexico
great dane dog

Great Dane

Known as the Deutsche Dogge or Apollo of dogs, the giant-breed Great Dane hails from Germany and not Denmark as many people believe. The large Grea..

Companion dogGiant dogGermany
samoyed dog

Samoyed

The Samoyed is a large breed of dog; a spitz-type dog, with a thick, double-layer coat. The dog was used to help with herding and to also haul sledge..

Working dogLarge dogRussia
basset hound dog

Basset Hound

The Basset is a French dog bred in Great Britain in the late 1800s. The history of the Basset goes way back to ancient times as there have been discov..

Hound dogMedium dogFrance
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Mixed

Many people are inclined to think that mixed breed or cross-breed dogs, also known as mutts or mongrels or designer dogs are just pavement specials. ..

Companion dogLarge dogUnited States
sakhalin husky dog

Sakhalin Husky

Known also as the Karafuto-Ken, the Sakhalin Husky is a dog that has been used as a sled dog, but which is now almost extinct. Hailing from Japan, ..

Working dogMedium dogJapan
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Other

Dog lovers are thrilled because there is such diversity to choose from when looking for a pet. There are so many other dogs that don’t have any par..

Miscellaneous dogsMedium dogUnited States
bernese mountain dog dog

Bernese Mountain Dog

The Bernese Mountain Dog comes from the Swiss Alps and is one of four separate breeds called Sennenhund or “Alpine pasture dog”. The Name Bernese Moun..

Working dogGiant dogSwitzerland
english mastiff dog

English Mastiff

Throughout most of history there have been images created by people of very large, sturdy dogs that they shared their space with. The English Mastiff ..

Molosser dogsGiant dogUnited Kingdom
papillon dog

Papillon

With his eye-catching butterfly-look-alike feathery ears, the Papillon, also called the Continental Toy Spaniel or the Squirrel Spaniel, is one of the..

Toy dogSmall dogFrance
dogue de bordeaux dog

Dogue De Bordeaux

The Dogue de Bordeaux is an ancient French dog breed and his history goes so far back that it is difficult to have accurate records of his origin. ..

Molosser dogsLarge dogFrance
olde english bulldogge dog

Olde English Bulldogge

The Bulldog in general has undergone quite a few changes over the years and the Olde English Bulldogge was developed as a designer breed in the United..

Miscellaneous dogsMedium dogUnited States
japanese chin dog

Japanese Chin

The Japanese Chin, also known as the Japanese Spaniel, has always been known for thousands of years as a dog with strong companion characteristics. ..

Toy dogSmall dogJapan
puggle dog

Puggle

The first Puggle was bred in the United States in the 1980s and was registered with the American Canine Hybrid Club. None of the major kennel clubs..

Companion dogMedium dogUnited States
miniature english bulldog dog

Miniature English Bulldog

The Miniature Bulldog is such a cute little dog, hailing from England in the 18th and early 19th centuries. The exact development of the dog is unclea..

Toy dogSmall dogUnited Kingdom
presa canario dog

Presa Canario

Known also as the Canary Mastiff, the Presa Canario hails from the Canary Islands. He was originally bred for guarding livestock. This isn’t a new ..

Working dogLarge dogSpain
bolognese dog

Bolognese

The Bolognese has already been on record since the 13th century, being particularly popular among the aristocracy during the Renaissance. The breed ha..

Toy dogSmall dogItaly
italian greyhound dog

Italian Greyhound

The Italian Greyhound is an ancient breed, a purebred originating in Italy but with evidence to suggest it was also to be found in Turkey and Greece. ..

Toy dogSmall dogItaly
perro de presa canario dog

Perro de Presa Canario

This large dog, also known as the Canary Mastiff, is a rare Molosser-type dog hailing from the Canary Islands. It does appear as if, according to r..

Molosser dogsLarge dogSpain
collie dog

Collie

The Collie is a herding dog from Scotland and is also known by other names such as Rough Collie or Lassie Collie. The first Collies used to be more..

Herding dogsMedium dogUnited Kingdom
bernedoodle dog

Bernedoodle

The Bernedoodle is a hybrid cross between the Bernese Mountain Dog and the Standard Poodle. They have been around for many, many years but the first o..

Companion dogLarge dogCanada
giant schnauzer dog

Giant Schnauzer

As a working dog breed, the Giant Schnauzer, known also as the Riesenschnauzer, hails from Germany. It is believed that the first Giant Schnauzers..

Working dogLarge dogGermany
pekepoo dog

PekePoo

As a cross between a Peingese and a Poodle, your cute Peekapoo as he is also known, isn't a purebred dog. They first started making their appearance i..

Companion dogSmall dogUnited States
greyhound dog

Greyhound

The Greyhound belongs to a group of dogs known as sighthounds. This is an ancient sighthound breed dating back a few thousands years. The dog has b..

Hound dogLarge dogUnited Kingdom
redbone coonhound dog

Redbone Coonhound

The Redbone Coonhound has always had a busy life hunting bear, deer and cougar. It is thought that this dog descends from from Bloodhounds, Foxhounds ..

Hound dogMedium dogUnited States
leonberger dog

Leonberger

Hailing from Germany, and more specifically the city of Leonberg, the Leonberger is a giant dog breed. A resident of Leonberg, Germany, was looking..

Working dogGiant dogGermany
francais blanc et noir dog

Francais Blanc et Noir

Translated from the French Chien Francais Blanc et Noir, is the French White and Black Hound. His ancestry goes back before the French Revolution to ..

Hound dogLarge dogFrance
saluki dog

Saluki

It seems as though the Saluki's origins go far back to ancient Egypt times. The dog is known for its superb hunting abilities. These dogs have been..

Hound dogLarge dogIraq
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English White Terrier

The English White Terrier was developed in the 1860’s by a group of breeders from the Sealyham terriers, the Jack Russell terrier, and the Fox Terrier..

Terrier dogSmall dogUnited Kingdom
rough collie dog

Rough Collie

Many people have seen the movie ‘Lassie’, and of course this movie made the Collie popular and famous. Apart from the Rough Collie, you also get th..

Herding dogsLarge dogUnited Kingdom
portuguese water dog dog

Portuguese Water Dog

The Portuguese Water Dog is a working dog hailing from the Portuguese region of the Algarve. The dog has always been a friend of the sea, working arou..

Working dogMedium dogPortugal
bracco italiano dog

Bracco Italiano

The attractive and popular breed in Italy, the Bracco Italiano was used for tracking and retrieving, evolving in Piedmont and Lombardy. It is believed..

Gun dogLarge dogItaly
irish wolfhound dog

Irish Wolfhound

It is believed that the Irish Wolfhound is an ancient breed and that it was brought to Ireland as early as 7000 BC. These dogs were bred as hunting..

Hound dogGiant dogIreland
borzoi dog

Borzoi

Developed in Russia and also known as the Russian Wolfhound, the Borzoi was used to hunt wolf in the country. By 1873 there were only a few Borzoi wh..

Hound dogLarge dogBosnia and Herzegovina
chiapom dog

Chiapom

The Chi-Pom or Chiapom comes from mixing the Pomeranian and the Chihuahua, and both these dogs are toy breeds and known as companion dogs. These li..

Toy dogToy dogUnited States
schipperke dog

Schipperke

The Schipperke is a small dog which hails from Belguim and where he is known as a Spitz. There are however different theories regarding the Schippe..

Companion dogSmall dogBelgium
puli dog

Puli

The Puli’s history is ancient, going back about 2,000 years. It is believed that Sumerians used Puli-type dogs to herd sheep thousands of years ago. ..

Working dogMedium dogHungary
eurasier dog

Eurasier

The Eurasier is a dog which hails from Germany and is a cross between the Wolf Spitz, the Chow Chow and the Samoyed. The puppies of the dog could r..

Companion dogMedium dogGermany
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Santal Hound

The Santal Hound has always been used for hunting and these Indian pariah dogs haven’t changed much over the years. It is a small red Indian indige..

Hound dogMedium dogIndia
griffon bleu de gascogne dog

Griffon Bleu de Gascogne

The Griffon Bleu de Gascogne dog hails from France and is descended from crosses between the Bleu de Gascogne as well as the Griffon Nivernais. Dog ex..

Working dogMedium dogFrance
catalan sheepdog dog

Catalan Sheepdog

The Catalan Sheepdog, known also as the Gos d’Atura, hails from Catalonia, Spain. It is believed that the dog is related to the Portuguese- and Pyrene..

Herding dogsMedium dogSpain
beagle harrier dog

Beagle-Harrier

The Beagle Harrier, the breed that was made mixing the France Scent Hounds and a Beagle. It is not quite sure if this breed was made on purpose or t..

Hound dogMedium dogFrance
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Schnauzerdor

With these modern day mixed-breeds, there is no history or records of when they came into being so we assume the USA. And so it it with the Schnauzer ..

Companion dogLarge dogUnited States
pyredoodle dog

Pyredoodle

These dogs only originated in the 1980s, and as a designer dog they are a cross between a Standard Poodle and the Great Pyrenees, both ancient dog bre..

Working dogLarge dogUnited States
picardy spaniel dog

Picardy Spaniel

The Picardy Spaniel hails from France and has always been used as a gundog, having been crossed with different British hunting dogs. While this dog..

Gun dogMedium dogFrance
pyrenean shepherd dog

Pyrenean Shepherd

The Pyrenean Shepherd hails from Spain where he has always been used to herd sheep. Some people believe he is a descendant of the French Catalan Sheep..

Herding dogsMedium dogSpain
german spaniel dog

German Spaniel

Looking like a smaller version of the Red Setter, the German Spaniel, known also as the Deutscher Wachtelhund or German Quail Dog, hails from Germany...

Working dogMedium dogGermany
dorkie dog

Dorkie

Dorkie Terriers originate from the United States of America. The small Dorkie, a cross between the Dachshund and the Yorkshire Terrier has a short his..

Toy dogSmall dogUnited States
carlin pinscher dog

Carlin Pinscher

There are conflicting views as to where the Carlin Pinscher hails from, with some reports saying France and others the USA. The names of some breeders..

Toy dogSmall dogFrance
schweenie dog

Schweenie

The Schweenie is a hybrid dog, with the parent breeds being the Shih Tzu and the Dachshund. The Schweenie dog has been around for about 4 decades w..

Companion dogSmall dogUnited Kingdom
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Sanshu

The Sanshu was developed in Japan a century ago – in 1912 in fact. It is a cross between the Chinese Chow Chow and the ancient Japanese Aichi. Peop..

Companion dogMedium dogJapan
portuguese pointer dog

Portuguese Pointer

The Portuguese Pointer comes from Portugal where the dog was developed as a gun dog. It is believed that the dog is descended from the Spanish Pointer..

Gun dogLarge dogPortugal
porcelaine dog

Porcelaine

The Porcelaine is an attractive dog hailing from France. It is thought to be the oldest of the French scent hounds. The dog also goes by the name o..

Working dogMedium dogFrance
petit gascon saintongeois dog

Petit Gascon Saintongeois

The Petit Gascon Saintongeois comes from- and is in fact a smaller version of the Grand Gascon Saintongeois. The dog has been used for hunting. Hunter..

Hound dogLarge dogFrance
magyar agar dog

Magyar Agar

The tall, slender Magyar Agar is a sighthound dog breed hailing from Hungary and which has been used for hunting and coursing, some dogs of which are ..

Sporting dogLarge dogHungary
basset bleu de gascogne dog

Basset Bleu de Gascogne

The Basset Bleu de Gascogne is an old breed and also one of the most reserved of the Basset family. The Basset Bleu de Gascogne’s history can be trac..

Hound dogMedium dogFrance
sealyham terrier dog

Sealyham Terrier

The Sealyham Terrier is a rare dog breed originating in Wales. The dog was developed in the 19th century by Captain John Edwardes at Sealyham House. T..

Terrier dogSmall dogUnited Kingdom
schnorkie dog

Schnorkie

This dog is a cross between the Miniature Schnauzer and the Yorkshire Terrier. It’s not a purebred dog and is known as a designer dog. These dogs ..

Terrier dogSmall dogUnited States
podenco andaluz dog

Podenco Andaluz

The Podenco Andaluz hails from the Andalusian region of southern Spain. It is believed that this dog is likely to have descended from the European hun..

Hound dogMedium dogSpain
perdiguero de burgos dog

Perdiguero de Burgos

The Iberian Peninsula is thought to be the place of origin for many of the pointing breeds of Europe, and the Perdiguero de Burgos hails from Spain. K..

Gun dogLarge dogSpain
otterhound dog

Otterhound

There aren’t many Otterhounds around and this British pure-breed dog is a scenthound and dates far back to the 19th century. The dog is regarded as..

Hound dogLarge dogUnited Kingdom
basset artesien normand dog

Basset Artesien Normand

The Basset Artesien Normand hails from Normandy, France. He was bred around the middle ages and was a popular breed with the royalty of France when th..

Hound dogSmall dogFrance
pyrenean mastiff dog

Pyrenean Mastiff

The Pyrenean Mastiff originates from Spain, descending from ancient livestock guardian-type dogs. They have always been used as guardians, looking ..

Working dogGiant dogSpain
pont audemer spaniel dog

Pont-Audemer Spaniel

The Pont-Audemer Spaniel hails from France. The dog, known also as Epagneul Pont-Audemer is a rare breed of gun dog, and dates back to the 19th centur..

Gun dogMedium dogFrance
polish tatra sheepdog dog

Polish Tatra Sheepdog

Known also as the Tatra Mountain Sheepdog, Polish Mountain Sheepdog or the Polski Owczarek, the Polish Tatra Sheepdog comes from Poland. Shepherds ..

Working dogLarge dogPoland
petit bleu de gascogne dog

Petit Bleu de Gascogne

The Petit Bleu de Gascogne is a scenthound dog originating in France where he has always been used as a hunting dog. The Petit Bleu de Gascogne is ..

Working dogMedium dogFrance
peruvian hairless dog

Peruvian Hairless

This is an ancient breed, and he even looks like he comes from ancient times. This particular dog, the Peruvian Hairless, was part of the Inca Empire ..

Miscellaneous dogsMedium dogPeru
pandikona dog

Pandikona

The Pandikona hails from the village of Pandikona, India, but is in danger of becoming extinct. They have always been well adapted to the harsh condit..

Companion dogMedium dogIndia
new zealand huntaway dog

New Zealand Huntaway

The New Zealand Huntaway was developed in New Zealand. The dog was brought about by mixing the Border Collie with a number of other breeds, of which t..

Herding dogsMedium dogNew Zealand
mexican hairless dog

Mexican Hairless

Who can believe that the origin of these dogs which hail from Mexico, goes back more than 3,500 years? Known as the Xoloitzcuintli dog or Xolo for ..

Non sporting dogMedium dogMexico
hokkaido dog

Hokkaido

The Hokkaido breed originates in Japan and is also called Ainu-ken, Ainu dog, Seta or Do-ken. The last being its common name in Japan. It is believed..

Working dogMedium dogJapan
irish red and white setter dog

Irish Red and White Setter

Classified as a gun dog in the UK for hunting game birds, and as a sporting dog in the USA, the Irish Red and White Setter was available with his red ..

Gun dogLarge dogIreland
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
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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

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