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french bulldog dog

French Bulldog

The french bulldog originated in England and are bred expecting small size bulldogs. Many lace workers in Nottingham had little bulldogs and when they..

Non sporting dogMedium dogFrance
maltese dog

Maltese

The Maltese dog hardly needs any introduction as this is an ancient breed which is still as popular as ever. Some people refer to it as the "Maltese ..

Toy dogSmall dogItaly
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
german shepherd puppies

German Shepherd

​​In 1882 german shepherd was introduced in a show at Hanover. They were created by the cross breeding of the rural sheep dogs by a man named Max. I..

Herding dogsLarge dogGermany
golden retriever dogs

Golden Retriever

The Golden retriever originated in 1800s at Scotland by a British aristocrat. The British lords in the Scotland were very much interested in hunting. ..

Gun dogLarge dogUnited Kingdom
rottweiler dog

Rottweiler

It is beleived to be the Rottweiler has been developed from the Roman cattle dogs. The Roman empire made a camp in a place at Germany in 74 AD. The ar..

Working dogLarge dogGermany
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
boston terrier dog

Boston Terrier

Nicknamed the American Gentleman, the Boston Terrier is the result of crossing the British Bulldog with the white English Terrier. At first the Boston..

Terrier dogSmall dogUnited States
chow chow dog

Chow Chow

Northern China is the original home of the Chow Chow. In that region of China, the breed was known as the Songshi Quan – “the puffy-lion” dog. They ha..

Non sporting dogMedium dogChina
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
maltipoo dog

Maltipoo

The Maltipoo is a popular dog breed – a cross between the Maltese and Poodle. The dog originates in the United States. The Maltipoo is a cross bree..

Toy dogSmall dogUnited States
doberman pinscher dog

Doberman Pinscher

The origin of Doberman is Apolda, in Germany in 1890. It was officially recognized as a breed in 1900. The name originally called as Thuringer pinsche..

Working dogLarge dogGermany
pembroke welsh corgi dog

Pembroke Welsh Corgi

The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is known as an achondroplastic, a dwarf breed, and they come from Pembrokeshire in Wales. Not much is known of the dog's hist..

Herding dogsMedium dogUnited Kingdom
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
cockapoo dog

Cockapoo

The gorgeous Cockapoo is a mixed-breed dog. He comes from mixing the Cocker Spaniel with a Poodle.Both these dogs have their own histories. Known a..

Toy dogSmall dogUnited States
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
morkie dog

Morkie

These cute little dogs originated in the United States. As a cross between a Maltese Poodle and Yorkshire Terrier, the idea of breeders was to bring o..

Toy dogToy dogUnited States
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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
mal shi dog

Mal-Shi

Small and pretty, the Mal-shi is a new crossbreed dog which originated in the United States and only recently - in the 1990s. There hasn’t been muc..

Companion dogSmall dogUnited States
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
newfoundland dog dog

Newfoundland Dog

The Newfoundland dog is a large working dog. They were bred and used as a working dog for fishermen in the Dominion of Newfoundland, an eastern provin..

Working dogGiant dogCanada
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
miniature australian shepherd dog

Miniature Australian Shepherd

Unlike some miniaturized pure dog breeds, the Miniature Australian Shepherd is a breed of its own. The American Kennel Club and the United Kennel Club..

Herding dogsSmall dogUnited States
german shorthaired pointer dog

German Shorthaired Pointer

Being a member of the Sporting Group, the German Shorthaired Pointer is a dog which was developed in the 19th century in Germany, and specifically for..

Gun dogLarge dogGermany
neapolitan mastiff dog

Neapolitan Mastiff

An ancient breed, the Neapolitan Mastiffs are massive dogs with a history of protecting their family and their property. The breed has deep rooted pro..

Molosser dogsGiant dogItaly
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
pekingese dog

Pekingese

This is an ancient dog breed that originated in China. Known also as Lion Dogs, they are toy dogs that have always been a popular choice for Chinese r..

Toy dogToy dogChina
miniature dachshund dog

Miniature Dachshund

The Dachshund breed is ancient and was developed in Germany sometime around the 16th century. It was in 1870 that Dachshunds first came to the Unit..

Hound dogSmall dogGermany
lhasa apso dog

Lhasa Apso

The Lhasa Apso is a non-sporting dog hailing from Tibet. He was a useful dog to the monks who would use him in the palaces as well as the monasteries ..

Non sporting dogSmall dogChina
coton de tulear dog

Coton De Tulear

These cute little Coton de Tulear dogs originate from Madagascar and have in fact been named the ‘official dog of Madagascar’. The Coton de Tulear ..

Companion dogSmall dogMadagascar
great pyrenees dog

Great Pyrenees

The Great Pyrenees could be from Spain or France because the dog hails from the Pyrenees Mountains, which spans both France and Spain. The dog was ..

Working dogLarge dogFrance
old english sheepdog dog

Old English Sheepdog

The origin of the Old English Sheepdog is unclear as records weren’t kept. However there are some aspects that suggest the dog originated in the 19th ..

Herding dogsLarge dogUnited Kingdom
anatolian shepherd dog

Anatolian Shepherd

Up in the mountains of central Turkey, in the region called Anatolia, a large, strong and rugged dog breed was born and is honored today on a postal s..

Working dogGiant dogTurkey
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
king charles spaniel dog

King Charles Spaniel

Classified as a toy breed, the King Charles Spaniel is a small, pure breed dog that originated in the United Kingdom. The dog was named after King Ch..

Toy dogMedium dogUnited Kingdom
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
bedlington terrier dog

Bedlington Terrier

Originally known as Rodbury Terriers or Rothbury’s Lambs, and renowned for looking like a lamb, the Bedlington Terrier was bred in the village of Bedl..

Terrier dogMedium dogUnited Kingdom
pharaoh hound dog

Pharaoh Hound

The Pharaoh Hound hails from Malta and is the national dog there. These dogs are rare and are looked upon as endangered. Because they are a primitive..

Hound dogMedium dogMalta
scottish terrier dog

Scottish Terrier

The Scottish Terrier is also known as the Aberdeen Terrier but people who love and know him refer to him fondly as the Scottie. These little dogs w..

Terrier dogSmall dogUnited Kingdom
rhodesian ridgeback dog

Rhodesian Ridgeback

Known as the African Lion Dog, the courageous Rhodesian Ridgeback hails from Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe. He was bred essentially to be a hunter as well..

Hound dogLarge dogZimbabwe
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
american mastiff dog

American Mastiff

The history of the American Mastiff is entirely tied to the old European Mastiffs but in particular the English Mastiff. The developers of the America..

Molosser dogsGiant dogUnited States
malti pom dog

Malti-Pom

The sweet little Malti Pom is a dog which comes from crossing two purebreds – the Maltese Poodle and the Pomeranian. The appearance of this dog wil..

Companion dogSmall dogUnited States
affenpinscher dog

Affenpinscher

This breed originated from Germany. The latest information on this breed is from the 17th century. Actually, Affenpinscher got its name from Affe, whi..

Toy dogToy 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
english setter dog

English Setter

History The English Setter seems to have been a hunting dog in England as far back as the 15th century. These dogs were known to be ‘setter types’ ..

Gun dogMedium dogUnited Kingdom
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
goldador dog

Goldador

Introduced as a designer dog, the Goldador is beautiful – a mix between Golden Retrievers and Labrador Retrievers, two of the most popular dog breeds ..

Working dogLarge dogUnited States
belgian shepherd dog groenendael dog

Belgian Shepherd Dog (Groenendael)

Looking much like a pitch black German Shepherd dog, the Belgian Shepherd is a beautiful looking dog. Their roots go back to the 1800s to Groenendael,..

Working dogLarge dogBelgium
norwich terrier dog

Norwich Terrier

Hailing from the United Kingdom and once known as the Cantab Terrier, the Norwich Terrier may be small, but he was bred to hunt rodents. Closely re..

Terrier dogSmall dogUnited Kingdom
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
keeshond dog

Keeshond

Keeshond is the term used for German Spitzes and although many American references have it that the Keeshond originated in the Netherlands, some say t..

Non sporting dogMedium dogNetherlands
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
basset fauve de bretagne dog

Basset Fauve de Bretagne

The Basset Fauve de Bretagne from France was introduced to the UK in 1983, and this smallest of the French hounds is rarely seen outside France, and w..

Hound dogMedium dogFrance
bavarian mountain hound dog

Bavarian Mountain Hound

The Bavarian Mountain Hound was originally bred mixing the Bavarian Hound and the Hanover Hound. They decided to mix these breeds in a hope that the n..

Hound dogMedium dogGermany
mountain cur dog

Mountain Cur

From The United States in the hound group comes the Mountain Cur. This breed was developed especially to “tree” their prey and to trail other smaller ..

Hound dogLarge 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
russian toy terrier dog

Russian Toy Terrier

The Russian Toy Terrier is one of the dog breeds that hails from Russia in the 20th century. The Russian nobility fancied these little dogs as compani..

Toy dogToy dogRussia
manchester terrier dog

Manchester Terrier

Looking much like the Black and Tan Terrier, the Manchester Terrier is a dog that was actually developed from the Black and Tan, which is the oldest k..

Terrier dogSmall dogUnited Kingdom
feist dog

Feist

The Feist is a small dog from the United States, coming from Terrier dogs which were brought over to the States. It is believed that these Terriers in..

Terrier dogSmall dogUnited States
australian silky terrier dog

Australian Silky Terrier

Many toy breeds have been bred for centuries and were kept as lap dogs and companion dogs. Known at first as ‘The Sydney Silk’ the Australian Silky Te..

Toy dogSmall dogAustralia
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
german longhaired pointer dog

German Longhaired Pointer

Looking at the German Longhaired Pointer you may think that you’re looking at a type of Setter dog or even a large Spaniel. These pointing dogs, hail..

Working dogLarge dogGermany
english coonhound dog

English Coonhound

The interesting thing about the English Coonhound is that he originated in the United States, in the southern states. It is also called the American ..

Hound dogMedium dogUnited States
rajapalayam dog

Rajapalayam

The Rajapalayam dog hails from India, from the small town of Rajapalayam in Tamil Nadu. Known also as the Poligar Hound, this Indian Sighthound has..

Hound dogLarge dogIndia
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
american water spaniel dog

American Water Spaniel

The American Water Spaniel was developed in the United States. He is the state dog of Wisconsin and was developed there in the 19th century. The blood..

Gun dogMedium dogUnited States
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
maremma sheepdog dog

Maremma Sheepdog

Known also as the Cane de Pastore Maremmano-Abruzzese, the Maremma Sheepdog is often referred to as the Maremmano or the Abruzzese Sheepdog. This i..

Working dogLarge dogItaly
lurcher dog

Lurcher

The Lurcher is a crossbreed dog that doesn’t seem to have too much certainty around it. There are stories that Lurchers may have been bred to produce ..

Working dogLarge dogUnited Kingdom
franzuskaya bolonka dog

Franzuskaya Bolonka

The Franzuskaya Bolonka in France is known as the Tsvetnaya Bolonka in Russia and in Germany as the Bolonka Zwetna. All of these translate to Colored ..

Toy dogToy dogFrance
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
cesky terrier dog

Cesky Terrier

Known as the Bohemian Terrier and looking similar to a Scottish Terrier dog, the Cesky Terrier is a dog breed that has been created by Frantisek Horak..

Terrier dogSmall dogCzech Republic
sarplaninac dog

Sarplaninac

Hailing from Macedonia, the beautiful Sarplaninac dog was developed as a guardian of livestock and is large enough to fight off large predators like b..

Working dogLarge dogMacedonia
doxiepoo dog

Doxiepoo

The Doxiepoo is a designer dog breed - a combination of the Dachshund who was used to hunt for Badgers and the Poodle, a dog bred in France to essenti..

Toy dogSmall dogUnited States
berger picard dog

Berger Picard

In the Picardie region of northeastern France saw visiting Celts/Franks enter the region along with a shepherd dog. They arrived in the Pas de Calais ..

Herding dogsMedium dogFrance
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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
podenco canario dog

Podenco Canario

The Podenco Canario comes from the Canary Islands (Spain) and is still used for hunting purposes to this day, although it is also becoming more of a c..

Hound dogMedium dogSpain
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

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