Dog Breeds

Border Terrier – Dog Breed Information and Pictures

The Border Terrier is a small breed of terrier. It was originally bred to hunt fox and other small vermin. As it originated near the border of England and Scotland, it takes its name from there. A head shape similar to...

Tyrolean Hound – Dog Breed Information and Pictures

The Tyrolean Hound not only makes a great hunting dog, but it also makes a great companion and is a very good family pet. The breed originates from Austria and is sometimes called the Austrian Brachet or the Tiroler...

Dogo Sardesco – Dog Breed Information and Pictures

The Dogo Sardesco is a rare breed that originated in Sardinia, Italy. It is practically unknown outside its native country. The Sardinians are fiercely protective of the breed, which is highly prized and do not allow it...

Hawaiian Poi Dog – Dog Breed Information and Pictures

This breed, also known as the Ilio, is an extinct pariah or aboriginal breed, which originated in the island of Hawaii. It was used for food and to bring good luck. The Poi got its name from a staple food made from the...

Podenco Canario – Dog Breed Information and Pictures

Podenco Canario dogs are an ancient breed. It is speculated that they arrived in the Canary Islands thousands of years ago from the northern countries of Africa although this cannot be proved through any evidence. These...

Akita Inu – Dog Breed Information and Pictures

The Akita Inu is a breed that originated in Japan. They are the descendant of the Matagi dog, which is reported to be the oldest indigenous dog breed of Japan. The specific location that the Akita Inu has been traced...

Broholmer – Dog Breed Information and Pictures

The Broholmer, also known as the Danish Broholmer is a molosser breed originating in Denmark. The breed has been in existence since the Middle Ages when it was used as a stag hunter and guard dog. They are a cross...

Malinois – Dog Breed Information and Pictures

The Malinois is a type of canine that belongs to the Belgian Shepherd Dog breed. As the name of the breed suggests, they originated in Belgium. There are four types of dogs, including the Malinois, under this broad name...

Russian Spaniel – Dog Breed Information and Pictures

The Russian Spaniel originated in Russia during the 1950s. They were bred solely for hunt purposes, using stock from some of the best hunting spaniel breeds. Because of this, the Russian Spaniel is a nearly perfect...

Tamaskan Dog – Dog Breed Information and Pictures

The Tamaskan Dog breed is very new. Two kennels in Finland, the Blustag and Blufawn kennels, started creating the breed in 2002. Over the course of four years, they put together dogs that looked like wolves. These...

Taigan – Dog Breed Information and Pictures

While the current country of origin for the Taigan dog breed is Kyrgyzstan, they actually spent time moving through Northern Africa and Central Asia during the early years of the breed. The Taigan, also known as the...

Bandog – Dog Breed Information and Pictures

The Bandog refers to a type of dog in the mastiff breed which is a working dog. The Bandog is also widely known as the Bandogge. They originated in Middle England and were widely used as ferocious guard dogs. Many...

Otterhound – Dog Breed Information and Pictures

Otterhounds were originally used to hunt otters, hence the name and because of their Bloodhound ancestry, they have a very good sense of smell. They would use this to find otters in moist environments. Their double coat...

Alaunt – Dog Breed Information and Pictures

The Alaunt is believed to be the ancestor of numerous modern breeds of dog. The original Alaunt was a large, short-haired mountain dog. They were widely used by the warrior tribes known as the Alani. The tribal people...