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Alaskan Malamute

Sometimes the breed is confused with a Siberian Husky because it was originally intended for sled dog. Other times, Alaskan Malamutes are used for mushing, skijoring, cross-country travel, and bikejoring.
American Staffordshire Terrier

The breed is a relative of the American Pit Bull Terrier and was bred for Fighting as well as for hunting.
American Water Spaniel

The American Water Spaniel (AWS) is a rare breed with only an estimated 3000 in existence on any given date. The breed was reportedly developed in the Fox and Wolf River valleys of Wisconsin.
Australian Cattle Dog

The Australian Cattle dog was specifically bred for the harsh land of Australia. It is an excellent herder and working dog with oustanding ability for training. It is also known as "the blue heeler".
Bearded Collie

The Bearded Collie is an ancient Scottish breed of herding dog. It is said to have evolved from Polish Lowland Sheepdogs which bred with the native sheep herding dogs of the British Isles early in the1500s.

The earliest record of what is thought to be a Beauceron dates back to a Renaissance manuscript of 1578. Some of the Beaucerons talents are tracking, herding, watchdogging, guarding, police work, military work, agility, competitive obedience, French Ring Sport, and Schutzhund.
Bedlington Terrier

The Bedlington Terrier originated in the north of England where they were said to have been favoured by the gypsies who used them as game hunters.
Belgian Malinois

These dogs make excellent police and guard dogs, as well as excellent pets. Their Belgian city of origin is Malines. They have been known to excel in tracking, agility, obedience and protection.
Belgian Sheepdog

Also know as the Belgian Shepherd Dog or Chien de Berger Belge. Can refer to any of four varieties of dog: the Groenendael, the Laekenois, the Tervuren, or the Malinois. The Groenendael is one of the most popular. Belgian Sheepdogs are wonderful companion dogs & have been used as search and rescue dogs, message carriers and police dogs throughout history.
Berger Picard

Although the Berger Picard made an appearance at the first French dog show in 1863, the breed's rustic appearance did not lead to popularity as a show dog. Even though Picards continued to be shown and participated in defense and guarding trials, the breed was not officially recognized in France until 1925.

The Bloodhound's scenting reputation is second to none with an olfactory ability claimed to be three million times more powerful than the human sense of smell.
Blue Tick Coonhound

The Bluetick Coonhound, which probably originated in Louisiana, is thought to be bred from English foxhounds, cur dogs, and the Bleu Gascogne French hound.
Bracco Italiano


Brussels Griffon


Cairn Terrier

Cardigan Welsh Corgi

Catalonian Sheepdog

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Chesapeake Bay Retriever


Clumber Spaniel

Cocker Spaniel


Dinmont Terrier

English Setter

Field Spaniel

Fox Terrier (smooth)

German Shorthaired Pointer

German Wirehaired Pointer

Golden Retriever

Gordon Setter

Great Pyrenees


Ibizan Hound

Irish Water Spaniel

Irish Wolfhound

Kerry Blue Terrier


Labrador Retriever

Lakeland Terrier


Lhasa Apso

Maltese Terrier

Manchester Terrier


Miniature Schnauzer

Norfolk Terrier


Parson Russel Terrier

Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Pharoah Hound

Plott Hound


Polish Lowland


Redtick Coonhound

Rhodesian Ridgeback




Scottish Deerhound

Silky Terrier

Smooth Fox Terrier

Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Swedish Valhund

Tibetan Spaniel

Buddhists teach that humans can be reincarnated as Tibetan Spaniels
Toy Fox Terrier

Volpino Italiano


Welsh Terrier

Wirehaired Pointing Griffon


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