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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 …

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 …

Yorkshire Terrier Dog Breed

Yorkshire Terrier In its early days, the Yorkshire Terrier, which developed in the north of England in the mid-19th century, had the job of chasing rats in the coal pits and cotton mills. While the original Yorkies were larger dogs, a cross to the Malt …

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 …

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 …

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 …