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Yakutian Laika

Yakutian Laika History The Yakutian Laika is a domesticated breed of dog originating in Siberia. It is one of two native breeds of dogs that… Read More »Yakutian Laika

Working Kelpie

Working Kelpie History The working kelpie is a medium-sized Australian livestock herding and draught horse driving dog. The working kelpie is a medium-sized Australian livestock… Read More »Working Kelpie


Wetterhoun History The Wetterhoun is a Dutch herding and guard dog, developed in the mid-1800s from the crosses of Collies and Bulldogs. The Wetterhoun was… Read More »Wetterhoun

Volpino Italiano

Volpino Italiano History The Volpino Italiano, or “Italian Fox Terrier”, is a breed of small, compact, short-coated, medium-sized working terrier. The origin of the name… Read More »Volpino Italiano

Transylvanian Hound

Transylvanian Hound History The Transylvanian Hound, also known as the Transilvanian Deerhound, is a Hungarian sighthound that has a distinctive elongated head. The Transylvanian has… Read More »Transylvanian Hound


Tosa History The Tosa is a medium-sized, Japanese spitz-type breed of dog. Tosa dogs are descended from the indigenous Miyatsuko strain of Japanese Spitz, and… Read More »Tosa


Tornjak History The Tornjak is a working and herding breed of sheepdog from Croatia. The Croatian name for it, “Tornjećak”, means “dog [that] keeps watch”.… Read More »Tornjak

Thai Ridgeback

Thai Ridgeback History The Thai Ridgeback is a medium size, muscular, and athletic breed of dog that originated in the mountainous jungles of Thailand. The… Read More »Thai Ridgeback

Taiwan Dog

Taiwan Dog History The Taiwan Dog is an ancient Chinese mastiff-type breed of canine. It is considered to be one of the oldest surviving native… Read More »Taiwan Dog

Swedish Lapphund

Swedish Lapphund History The Swedish Lapphund is a breed of spitz-type hunting dog that originated in northern Sweden. The Swedish Lapphund is closely related to… Read More »Swedish Lapphund


Stabyhoun History The Stabyhoun is a Dutch herding and sporting breed of dog that derives its name from the word for “herdsman” in Brabantian dialect,… Read More »Stabyhoun

Spanish Mastiff

Spanish Mastiff History The Spanish mastiff is a medium-sized, muscular, and powerful guardian and guard dog. It is somewhat similar in appearance to the Neapolitan… Read More »Spanish Mastiff

Slovensky Kopov

Slovensky Kopov History The Slovensky kopov is a medium-sized working herding dog from Slovenia, where it is also known by its local name, Tuzin. It… Read More »Slovensky Kopov

Slovensky Cuvac

Slovensky Cuvac History The Slovensky Cuvac is a Croatian Molosser-type working dog. It is a large, muscular, strong, and agile guardian with strong herding instincts.… Read More »Slovensky Cuvac


Shikoku History The Shikoku is a very rare Japanese spitz-type dog. It is related to the Akita and Shiba, and its early development may have… Read More »Shikoku

Segugio Italiano

Segugio Italiano History The Segugio Italiano is another name for an Italian Greyhound. The Segugio Italiano is a medium-sized, long-legged, slim, elegant sighthound. The Segugio… Read More »Segugio Italiano


Schapendoes History The Schapendoes is a dog made from a mixture of German Shepherds and Dachsunds. It is a relatively rare, but relatively common, hybrid… Read More »Schapendoes

Rafeiro Do Alentejo

Rafeiro Do Alentejo History The Rafeiro Do Alentejo is a medium-sized Portuguese sheepdog that originated in the Alentejo region of Portugal. The Rafeiro Do Alentejo… Read More »Rafeiro Do Alentejo

Pyrenean Mastiff

Pyrenean Mastiff History The Pyrenean Mountain Dog, also called the Pyrenean Mastiff, is a breed of working dog from central and southern Europe. It is… Read More »Pyrenean Mastiff


Pudelpointer History The Pudelpointer, or “Poodle Pointing Dog”, is a fairly new hybrid breed that was created in the mid-1990s. The Pudelpointer is bred from… Read More »Pudelpointer

Portuguese Pointer

Portuguese Pointer History The Portuguese Pointer is a medium to large-sized scenthound developed in Portugal. It is used for bird hunting, tracking and hare coursing.… Read More »Portuguese Pointer


Porcelaine History The Porcelaine is a variety of poodle, developed in France in the early 1900s. The origin of this coat colour is controversial, with… Read More »Porcelaine

Mountain Cur

Mountain Cur History The Mountain Cur is a working and herding dog that originated on the American frontier. The Mountain Cur is a descendent of… Read More »Mountain Cur

Mioritic Shepherd

Mioritic Shepherd History The Moiritic Shepherd is a Peruvian herding and guard dog whose name means “big, strong.” The Moiritic is a medium-sized, naturally muscular… Read More »Mioritic Shepherd

Lapponian Herder

Lapponian Herder History The Lapponian Herder is a herding breed of northern Finland. It is a mixture of the Nordic spitz, Finnish Spitz, the old… Read More »Lapponian Herder


Kromfohrlander History The Kromfohrlander, or “Curly Haired Pointer”, is a scenthound that traces its origins to the Middle Ages. The Kromfohrlander, or “Curly Haired Pointer”,… Read More »Kromfohrlander

Kishu Ken

Kishu Ken History The Kishi Ken is a Japanese Spitz-type spitz, originating in Japan. The Kishu ken is not closely related to other Japanese Spitzes,… Read More »Kishu Ken


Jindo History The Jindo is a native Korean breed of spitz-type dog. The Jindo is a primitive-looking, robust and muscular, medium-sized, and athletic dog. The… Read More »Jindo


Jagdterrier History The Jagdterrier is a medium-size scent hound of German origin. The Jagdterrier is a medium-sized scenthound from Germany that was originally developed to… Read More »Jagdterrier

Japanese Spitz

Japanese Spitz History The Japanese Spitz is a toy-type spitz breed of dog. It is also known as the Japan Spitz or Nipponese Spitz. The… Read More »Japanese Spitz

Japanese Terrier

Japanese Terrier History The Japanese Terrier, also known as Nihon Ken, is a medium-sized, spitz-type, domesticated dog of the Japanese nation. Introduced to Japan in… Read More »Japanese Terrier


Hokkaido History The Hokkaido is a breed of dog from Japan. It is believed to be one of the oldest breeds of indigenous Japanese hunting… Read More »Hokkaido


Hovawart History The Hovawart is a medium to large-sized breed of domestic dog, originating in Germany. Both the name and the country of origin of… Read More »Hovawart


Hamiltonstovare History The Hamiltonstovare is a fairly new American herding and draft horse that was created in the 1990s. The Hamilton is a variety of… Read More »Hamiltonstovare

Hanoverian Hound

Hanoverian Hound History The Hanoverian Hound is a breed of sighthound that originated in the Thuringia region of Germany. It is a medium sized hound,… Read More »Hanoverian Hound

German Spitz

German Spitz History The German Spitz is a medium-sized, short-haired, double-coated, hound type dog with a pricked or docked tail. The first written reference to… Read More »German Spitz

French Spaniel

French Spaniel History The French Spaniel is a medium-sized sporting gundog of French origin. It has a long history as a shooting and tracking dog,… Read More »French Spaniel


Eurasier History The Eurasie is a breed of medium to large-sized spitz-type dogs from Central Europe. The name is a compound word formed from the… Read More »Eurasier


Drever History The Drever is a herding and draft dog that originated in Norway. The Norwegian Kennel Club (NKK) officially recognized the Drever in 1935.… Read More »Drever

Deutscher Wachtelhund

Deutscher Wachtelhund History The Deutscher Wachtelhund is a medium-sized, short-coated, black and tan breed of herding dog. It is also called the “Deutscher Schäferhund”. The… Read More »Deutscher Wachtelhund

Croatian Sheepdog

Croatian Sheepdog History The Croatian Sheepdog is a medium size working sheepdog, native to the mountainous regions of Croatia. This medium-size shepherding dog is hardy,… Read More »Croatian Sheepdog

Caucasian Shepherd

Caucasian Shepherd History The Caucasian Shepherd is a herding dog from the Caucasus Mountains of Russia and Georgia. The Caucasian Shepherd is a working livestock… Read More »Caucasian Shepherd

Carolina Dog

Carolina Dog History The Carolina Dog is a heritage (or native) North American breed of small, rustic-looking working farm and pack dogs. It was developed… Read More »Carolina Dog


Broholmer History The Swedish Vallhund is a rare breed of alert, energetic, and sturdy farm guardian. The nickname “Vallhund” translates to “dog of the valley”… Read More »Broholmer

Braque Du Bourbonnais

Braque Du Bourbonnais History The Braque du Bourbonnais (French for “red-bearded (or long-haired) (hound) from Bourgogne”) is a hound-type scent hound from northern and central… Read More »Braque Du Bourbonnais

Bohemian Shepherd

Bohemian Shepherd History The Bohemian Shepherd is a fairly new hybrid, or designer, breed of small herding dog. The Bohemian Shepard is a cross-breed, or… Read More »Bohemian Shepherd


Bolognese History The Bolognese is a medium-sized Italian breed of domesticdog. The origin of the Bolognese is debated. Some claim that the Bolognese is derived… Read More »Bolognese

Australian Kelpie

Australian Kelpie History The Australian Kelpie is an Australian herding and livestock guard dog. The kelpie is the working variety of the Australian Cattle Dog,… Read More »Australian Kelpie

American Bulldog

American Bulldog History The American Bulldog is a muscular, medium-sized, short-coated, square-headed, and athletic-looking breed of domestic bulldog. The ancestors of the American Bulldog were… Read More »American Bulldog

Alaskan Klee Kai

Alaskan Klee Kai History The Alaskan Klee Kai is a crossbreed between a Siberian Husky and an Alaskan Malamute. The Alaskan Klee Kai is a… Read More »Alaskan Klee Kai