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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 …

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 …

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 …

Chihuahua Dog Breed

Chihuahua There are several theories surrounding the origin of the Chihuahua. Some believe it’s ancestors lived in Egypt, while others say it was domesticated in Mexico. The breed is reported to have been discovered late in the 19th century by American …

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, …

Great Dane Dog Breed

Great Dane The Great Dane originated in Germany, where it has been known since the Middle Ages. This giant breed holds lineage back to both Irish Wolfhounds and Mastiff mixes, and are of the largest dog breeds. In fact, a Great Dane named Zeus, current …