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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 …

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 …

Boxer Dog Breed

Boxer The Boxer was developed by crossing  Bullenbeisser mastiffs with Bulldogs in Munich, Germany in the 1850s, and first appeared in Britain in the 1930s. The aim was to create a medium-sized security dog. Boxers are strong, athletic dogs with stout …

Doberman Pinscher Dog Breed

Doberman Pinscher The Doberman Pinscher was developed in Germany by Louis Dobermann, a tax collector and dog warden who wanted a dog that would be protective, alert and agile. Though the exact breeds used to achieve the Doberman Pinscher are not known, …

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 …