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Goldendoodles Dog Breed

Goldendoodles Dog Breed The Goldendoodle is the result of Poodle to Golden Retriever breedings. A blend of two fabulous friendly smart breeds and probably one of the most popular dogs we know. A true socialite, the Goldendoodle generally gets along wel …

Labradoodle Dog Breed

Labradoodle Dog Breed Labradoodles are playful and very loving dogs and amenable that are perfect for first-time owners. They are the perfect family dog but can be over exuberant and due to their size may knock down younger children unintentionally. Su …

Greyhound Dog Breed

Greyhound Dog Breed Greyhounds are known for their racing, but they can also make wonderful pets. The Greyhound is a very old European breed of dog, a sighthound which was historically bred for coursing game and more recently, racing. They are apparent …

Leonberger Dog Breed

Leonberger The Leonberger is a giant German dog breed, named after the town of Leonberg (Male Leonbergers have a lion-like mane on the neck and chest). It can weigh up to 170 pounds. It is believed that the Leonberger was developed during the the 1800′ …

Pug Dog Breed

Pug Dog Breed The Pug is believed to have originated in China, and then to have been imported to Europe around 400 years ago. The pug reportedly became the official dog of the House of Orange in 1572 after a Pug saved the life of the Prince of Orange b …

Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Dog Breed

Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are believed to have been developed through a mixture of retrievers, spaniels and setters and possibly a farm collie cross as well. The breed was apparently originally known as the …

Welsh Corgi Dog Breed

Welsh Corgi It is believed that Welsh Corgis may have descended from the Swedish Vallhund, brought to Wales by Vikings in the 9th century. From there, they are believed to have bred with the local farm dogs used for their driving, guarding and herding …

Bichon Frisé Dog Breed

Bichon Frisé Originating in Spain, the Bichon Frisé’s cheerful disposition gained him popularity among the aristocracy until fashions in pampered lapdogs changed. The Bichon continued to flourish as a dog of the streets and a pet of the common people. …

Dalmatian Dog Breed

Dalmatian Originating in the former Yugoslavia, the Dalmatian became very popular as a carriage dog in the 1800s, trotting alongside horse-drawn vehicles, especially fire engines. The Dalmatian is alert and active, possessing great endurance, speed and …

American Bulldog Dog Breed

American Bulldog American Bulldogs were originally used as utilitarian workers with little pedigree employed by working class families in the American South. They were preserved from extinction and standardized through the efforts of two men, John D. J …

Siberian Husky Dog Breed

Siberian Husky Siberian Huskies originated in Russia and were developed by the Chukchi people of northeast Asia as their only means of transportation. Famous for their sled-pulling strength, endurance and stamina, they descended from the original sled …

Cocker Spaniel Dog Breed

Cocker Spaniel The Cocker Spaniel was originally developed in Wales and southwestern parts of England to retrieve woodcock, a popular game bird. There are two types of Cocker Spaniels: English and American, which each adhere to their own respective bre …

Beagle Dog Breed

Beagle The Beagle is thought to have evolved from small foxhounds. It originated in Britain and was bred to hunt rabbits and hares. The Beagle is the most popular of its classification with its lively and easy-going personality. A pack dog by nature, t …

St. Bernard Dog Breed

St. Bernard The St. Bernard originated in Switzerland, where monks are said to have bred these large dogs since the 17th century. It is probable that the St. Bernard developed from the heavy mastiffs brought to Switzerland by the Roman armies during th …

Basset Hound Dog Breed

Basset Hound The Basset Hound originated in France where its name means “low set.” Historians believe the breed may have descended from the now-extinct St. Hubert Hound. Basset Hounds work in packs to trail hare and deer where their low, sturdy frame i …

Maltese Dog Breed

Maltese The Maltese is believed to be the oldest European Toy breed. The ancestors of the Maltese were thought to have been introduced to Malta by the Phoenicians. It was also well known in England at the time of Elizabeth I (1558-1603). The Maltese ar …

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