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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 …

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 …

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 …

Australian Cattle Dog Dog Breed

Australian Cattle Dog Developed in Australia by stockmen, a number of different breeds contributed to the Australian Cattle Dog’s ancestry. The most significant was the native Dingo. Energetic, muscular and highly intelligent, Australian Cattle Dogs re …

Border Collie Dog Breed

Border Collie The Border Collie is recognized by many as the finest sheep-herding dog in the world. They have long been valued by farmers in the border region between Scotland and England. Border Collies are medium sized dogs with strong and muscular b …

Australian Shepherd Dog Breed

Australian Shepherd Though the name suggests something different, the Australian Shepherd is believed to have had its beginnings in Spain and Andorra, where it worked with Basque shepherds. Basque shepherds then moved to Australia and brought their dog …

Golden Retriever Dog Breed

Golden Retriever The Golden Retriever is one of the most popular dog breeds in North America. The Golden Retriever is believed to have been developed by a Scotsman in the mid-19th century for hunting and retrieving game (on land and in water). The Gold …

Dachshund Dog Breed

Dachshund The Dachshund is thought to have been developed in Germany in the 16th century to hunt badger and other prey. Meaning “badger dog” in German, the breed would go to ground and dig after the badger. Their short legs and long muscular body made …

English Bulldog Dog Breed

English Bulldog Dog Breed Description The English Bulldog, commonly known as the Bulldog, was recognized by the AKC in 1886. Historically used as aggressive dogs for bull baiting, this breed has been tempered over the last few centuries to become coura …

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 …

Labrador Retriever Dog Breed

Labrador Retriever The Labrador Retriever descended from dogs taken to Newfoundland by explorers, fishermen and settlers and evolved by natural selection. Excellent retrievers of fish and game, they often sailed with fishermen and in the early 1800s, E …