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


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

Tibetan Mastiff

Tibetan Mastiff History The Tibetan Mastiff is a large, strong, heavy-boned, and muscular mastiff originating from Tibet. The Tibetan Mastiff is the national dog of… Read More »Tibetan Mastiff

Standard Schnauzer

Standard Schnauzer History The Standard Schnauzer is a breed of schnauzer, a type of working, medium-sized, hound-type, short-haired, wirehaired, or smooth-haired dog. The ancestors of… Read More »Standard Schnauzer

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

Siberian Husky

Siberian Husky History The Siberian Husky is a medium-sized working sleddog originating from the northeastern part of Asia. It is related to the Alaskan Malamute,… Read More »Siberian Husky


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

Shiba Inu

Shiba Inu History The Shiba Inu is a Japanese spitz-type of herding and watchdog dog. The Shiba Inu is descended from the indigenous Japanese dogs.… Read More »Shiba Inu


Samoyed History The Samoyede is a breed of working sleddog from Siberia. The Samoyed has a heavy double coat, a dense undercoat, and a longer,… Read More »Samoyed


Rottweiler History The Rottweiler is a medium to large-sized breed of domestic dog with a distinctive appearance. The Rottweiler is the national police, guard, and… Read More »Rottweiler

Saint Bernard

Saint Bernard History The Saint Bernard is a very old breed of canine, originally bred as a sledding and rescue dog by the monks in… Read More »Saint Bernard

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

Portuguese Water Dog

Portuguese Water Dog History The Portuguese Water Dog, or Puddledock, is a high-spirited, intelligent working dog originally from northern Portugal. The Portuguese Water Dog is… Read More »Portuguese Water Dog


Newfoundland History The Newfoundland is a type of large water-working dog that was originally developed as a working and herding dog in Newfoundland and Labrador,… Read More »Newfoundland

Neapolitan Mastiff

Neapolitan Mastiff History The Neapolitan mastiff is a dog of ancient lineage, originally bred as a watchdog and livestock guardian. The origin of the Neapolitan… Read More »Neapolitan Mastiff

Miniature Schnauzer

Miniature Schnauzer History The Miniature Schnauzer, also known as the “Percheron”, is a breed of small guard, utility, and herding dogs. The Miniature Schnauzer’s name… Read More »Miniature Schnauzer


Mastiff History The Mastiff is a medium to large-sized Molosser-type guard dog. The name “mastiff” also refers to a group of similar-looking, closely related dogs.… Read More »Mastiff


Leonberger History The Leonberger is a large, white, heavily-boned, short-haired, and long-lived working and pastoral dog of the Pointer type, originating in the Austro-Hungarian Empire.… Read More »Leonberger


Landseer History The Landseer is a large, heavy-coated breed of domestic dog. The coat is dense, long, and comes in many colors, including black, brown,… Read More »Landseer


Kangal History The Kangal is a Turkish breed of shepherd and guard dog that was originally used as a livestock guardian. The Kangal is muscular… Read More »Kangal

Great Pyrenees

Great Pyrenees History The Great Pyrenees literally translated means “big pasture guardian of flocks”. Time of Origin 1000 BC Country of Origin Asia Ancestry Kuvasz,… Read More »Great Pyrenees

Giant Schnauzer

Giant Schnauzer History The Giant Schnauzer is a medium-large, strong, powerful, muscular, solidly built, shorthaired working and show breed of dog. The Giant Schnauzer originated… Read More »Giant Schnauzer

German Pinscher

German Pinscher History The German Pinscher is a short haired, medium sized, muscular, athletic, and agile working dog. The temperament of the german Pinscher is… Read More »German Pinscher

Doberman Pinscher

Doberman Pinscher History The Doberman Pinscher is a medium to large-sized breed of working dog that originated in Germany. The Doberman is descended from the… Read More »Doberman Pinscher

Canadian Eskimo

Canadian Eskimo History The Canadian Eskimo Dog, also known as the Inuit Dog or Qimmiq, is a medium-sized working dog that was originally developed in… Read More »Canadian Eskimo


Bullmastiff History The Bullmastiff is a medium-sized, muscular, well balanced, powerful, and courageous British and Irish breed of domestic dog. The strong head, with the… Read More »Bullmastiff

Anatolian Shepherd

Anatolian Shepherd History The Anatolian Shepherd is an ancient breed of livestock guardian dog. It is also known as an “Anatolian shepherd dog,” an “Akbash,”… Read More »Anatolian Shepherd

Akita Inu

Akita Inu History The Akita Inu is a medium to large-sized spitz-type Japanese workingdog. In Japan, the Akita Inu is known as the “Akita Ken”,… Read More »Akita Inu

Alaskan Malamute

Alaskan Malamute History The Alaskan Malamute is a sled dog that originated in Alaska. The Alaskan Malamute is descended from the Scandinavian spitz-type dogs that… Read More »Alaskan Malamute