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Afghan Hound

The Afghan Hound is an ancient breed, native to the Sinai. There are pictures of this breed in caves in northern Afghanistan that date back more than 4000 years. Th…




Airedale Terrier

Unlike many other dog breeds, the origin of the Airedale is well-known. The breed was created 150 years ago by working class farmers in a valley in the West Riding …




Akita

The Akita Inu (dog) hails from the island of Honshu in the region of Akita, Japan, and has been used for everything including guarding, hunting, fighting, and polic…




Alaskan Malamute
Maly, Mal, Mally

The Alaskan Malamute is a Nordic sled dog believed to have descended from the Arctic wolf and primitive working dogs. They were developed by a tribe of nomatic Innu…




American Bulldog
Old Country Bulldog

The original American Bulldog was used in the bloody sport of bull and bear baiting. They were also used by farmers and ranchers as guard dogs and for hunting bear,…




American Eskimo Dog
Spitz, Eskie

The American Eskimo Dog is a member of the Nordic Spitz family. They have fox-like faces, tails carried over their backs, pricked ears, and a thick coat. The true …




American Rat Terrier

The American Rat Terrier was first developed in England in 1820 from a cross between the Smooth Fox Terrier and the Manchester Terrier. They were later brought to t…




Anatolian Shepherd

Anatolian Shepherd Dogs are members of a very old breed, probably developed from powerful hunting dogs from Mesopotamia. The breed was developed over time to meet a…




Australian Cattle Dog
Australian Queensland Heeler, Blue Heeler

The Australian Cattle Dog was bred in the 19th century by Australian cattlemen who sought a dog who could handle the harsh climate and working conditions of Austral…




Australian Shepherd

The Australian Shepherd, commonly known as the “Aussie,” is not from Australia, despite its name. The breed as we know it today was developed in the ear…




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