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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 …

Labradoodle Dog Breed

Labradoodle Dog Breed Labradoodles are playful and very loving dogs and amenable that are perfect for first-time owners. They are the perfect family dog but can be over exuberant and due to their size may knock down younger children unintentionally. Su …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Shetland Sheepdog Dog Breed

Shetland Sheepdog The Shetland Sheepdog (also known as Sheltie) originated off the northeast coast of Scotland in the rugged Shetland Islands. Early Shelties were a nondescript group until they were taken to the mainland where dog enthusiasts crossbred …

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 …