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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 …

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′ …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …

French Bulldog Dog Breed

French Bulldog Originally considered as Toy Bulldogs, the French Bulldog was popularized in France during the mid-19th century. Disenfranchised English lacemakers emigrating to the country made the breed popular before they found their way into the hea …

Jack Russell Terrier and Parson Russell Terrier Dog Breed

Jack Russell Terrier and Parson Russell Terrier Dog Breed The origins of the Jack Russell Terrier, also known as Parson Russell and Russell Terrier are believed to trace back to Reverend John “Jack” Russell (1795-1883), who was a parson and hunting ent …