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Belgian Malinois Dog Breed

The Belgian Malinois is a working dog breed. It was originally bred around the town of Malines for sheep herding and protecting the farm and livestock. It was recognized by the AKC in 1959. It is smart, proud, high energy and loyal. It is a muscular, l …

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 …

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 …

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 …

American Eskimo Dog Breed

American Eskimo The American Eskimo (also lovingly referred to as the Eskie) is a descendant of the ancient Spitz, originally from Germany – not Alaska, as many presume. The breed apparently adopted the American moniker during World War I when anti-Ger …

German Shepherd Dog Breed

German Shepherd The German Shepherd originated in Germany and is a relatively new working breed, a little more than a hundred years old. It was first exhibited at a show in 1882, although its working and herding ancestry dates further back. German Shep …