There are hundreds of dog breeds existing today. The American Kennel Club registry lists at least 189 dog breeds. This does not include the other dog breeds which are recognized by other kennel clubs from all over the world. Check out this post and learn more about all the dog breeds from around the world.
List Of All The Dog Breeds You Should Know About
The Affenpinscher is a toy dog breed of European origin. Credit is given to Germany for primarily developing the kind. They live up to their moniker, the Monkey Terrier, for bearing similarities to monkeys (especially the face) and terrier type dogs. In fact, they are actually part of the Pinscher-Schnauzer variety.
The Afghan Hound is a unique dog breed, easily distinguished by their long, silky coat and elegant bearing. They primarily developed in Afghanistan, where the locals as Tazhi Spay or Tazi. Considered an ancient breed, the Afghan Hound is one of the dog breeds which is found to be genetically distinct from the modern breeds.
The Airedale Terrier is the “King of Terriers” because they are the largest among the terrier type dogs in Britain. Coming from the Aire Valley of Yorkshire, the Airedale was originally bred to hunt animals like otter and rats. They are also used as police dogs and even served as messenger dogs in World War I.
The Akita is a vast and powerful dog breed from Japan, believed to be primarily developed on the island of Honshu in the Akita prefecture. Also called the “Great Japanese Dog”, the Akita was originally bred to hunt large game like bear and deer. Nowadays, they are used for police work or kept as family companions.
The Alaskan Malamute is a famous sled dog, prized for having the build, strength, and endurance to haul heavy loads across great distances. Believed to be an ancient breed, the Malamute may have lived alongside humans for thousands of years in the Arctic region.
American English Coonhound
The American English Coonhound descended from the scent hounds bred in Europe. They have a powerful sense of smell and were often used to pick up a scent during hunting. Aside from tracking, the “Redtick” also has a unique ability to “tree” its prey.
American Eskimo Dog
The American Eskimo Dog, despite his name, originated in Germany, where they call it the German Spitz (Mittel). The breed picked up popularity in the U.S. around World War I as a circus dog with abilities to perform entertaining tricks. This dog’s ancestors came in different colors, but white became the preferred color in the U.S.
The American Foxhound is a medium-sized dog breed derived from the English and French hounds which came to the U.S. around the 1700s. Aside from his keen sense of smell, this breed is also known for having a sweet bay and howl which can be heard over long distances. The breed is recognizable by his large, dropped ears, long muzzle, and slightly curved tail.
American Pit Bull Terrier
The American Pit Bull Terrier is a sturdy and hardy breed, capable of pinning bigger animals like bulls and bears. Because of his strength, they were popularly used in blood sports, which built his ill reputation as a very aggressive breed. Nowadays, the Pit Bull is gaining popularity as a sweet and affectionate family pet—although many dogs of this breed are still mistreated because of the stigma.
American Water Spaniel
One of the breeds developed in the U.S., the American Water Spaniel is a versatile hunting dog, bred to retrieve game on both land and water. The breed’s water resistant coat and webbed feet allow them to move with ease in the water and, at the same time, withstand cold temperature. This dog’s double coat either has a tightly curled or a marcel pattern, and the color is typically liver, chocolate, or brown.
Anatolian Shepherd Dog
Also called the Karabash, the Anatolian Shepherd is a large and hardy dog breed originating in Turkey. They are valued as a livestock guardian, capable of protecting his flock from bears, wolves, leopards, etc. To this day, some people are still using Anatolian Shepherds as guard dogs for their livestock. Early training and socialization are emphasized for this breed. Their size is impressive, moreover, they have tendencies to be too independent and territorial.
The Appenzeller Sennenhund is one of the four Swiss mountain dog breeds, which are believed to be descendants of molosser-type dogs from Rome. They were primarily kept as working cattle dogs, which can both herd and protect livestock. This breed is relatively smaller compared to the other Swiss mountain dog breeds. Like its cousins, their coat comes in a tricolor pattern of black, tan or red, and white. They have tan markings above their eyes, as well.
Also called ACD, the Australian Cattle Dog is a herding dog breed best distinguished by his unique coloring. They were developed in the 1800s, around the time when the early settlers in Australia began to spread out to establish cattle stations. The herding dogs at the time could hardly endure the climate and rough terrain; and so, the need for a more suitable herding dog arose. Hence, the Australian Cattle Dog was created—a quiet, intelligent, and hardworking breed which can endure harsher temperatures.
They may be named Australian Shepherd but this breed was actually developed in the United States, not Australia. Although this dog is most popular for his herding skills, they also have the abilities to do as a guide dog, detection dog, and search-and-rescue dog, etc. Their straight or slightly wavy coat comes in unique colors such as blue or red merle. Or, he can also be a tricolor pattern in red or black with white and tan markings.
The Australian Terrier is a small dog breed developed to endure harsher conditions. They are a versatile working dog, which could help herd livestock and watch over his human companions. But his specialty was to hunt and kill rodents, even snakes. This dog looks similar to the other terrier type dog. Their shaggy coat is usually blue and tan, solid red, and solid sand.
Called by different names like Idi, Wulo, Oska, the Azawakh is a sighthound originating in West Africa. Its primary function is to guard but they were also used to hunt fast animals like gazelles. Because of its exposure to hot climate, this breed can endure heat pretty well and tends to dislike cold weather.
The Barbet is one of the earliest breeds used to retrieve waterfowls in France. Its name is from the French word ‘barb,’ which means beard—and true to its name, the Barbet does have a beard. Like most water dogs, this breed has webbed feet and a waterproof coat, which often comes in black or brown.
Also called the African Bush Dog, the Basenji is a hunting breed from Central Africa. They have another name, ‘African Barkless Dog,’ which describes the Basenji’s unique trait of being ‘soundless.’ This dog’s larynx is unusually shaped, causing them to produce a baroo or a yodel-like sound instead of bark.
With his wrinkly face, long body, short legs, and droopy ears, the Basset Hound is probably one of the most recognizable dog breeds. This scent hound was originally bred for hunting although they are popular family companion nowadays. They are known for being friendly and docile to just about anyone.
The Beagle is among the most popular dog breeds in the U.S. today. Originally bred to hunt rabbits, this small scent hound is mostly seen as an endearing family pet these days. Some Beagles are still active in the working field and are usually employed as detection dogs.
The Bearded Collie is an old herding dog breed originating in Scotland. Witty and fun-loving, a Bearded Collie needs an owner who can keep up with his high energy level. This is not the type of dog that is content to be a couch potato—after being a farm dog for so long, the breed seems hardwired to stay active and do lots of activities.
True to his moniker, Rothbury’s Lamb, the Bedlington Terrier bears an uncanny resemblance to a lamb. This small and versatile dog breed may have been the result of mixing Dandie Dinmont Terriers and Whippets. This may be true—the Bedlington does have the tenacity of a terrier and the speed and endurance of a Whippet. A good swimmer, the breed is not just fast on land but in the water as well.
Intelligent and energetic, the Belgian Malinois makes a good watch and guard dog. They excel as a working dog in general, in fields like detection, tracking, and search and rescue. This breed is often mistaken with the German Shepherd because they look alike, moreover, share similar skills. But the Malinois has a shorter coat and a slightly smaller build.
The Belgian Sheepdog also referred to as the Groenendael, is one of the four varieties of herding dogs developed in Belgium around the 19th century. Basically, this breed is somehow related to the Malinois, Tervuren, and the Laekenois. They are an intelligent and active dog as well and like his cousins, they have the potential to excel in work and sports. They are recognized by his long, mostly black coat.
The Belgian Tervuren is one of the four herding dog breeds from Belgium. Like the other Belgian herding dogs, the Tervuren can work as a search and rescue dog as well as compete in various dog sports. Although they are aloof with strangers, they are loyal and protective towards his family.
Also known as Picardy Shepherd, the Berger Picard is a herding dog breed originating in France. This breed is recognized by its rough tousled coat, which usually comes in shades of fawn or brindle. They were originally a working dog, the Picard has the athleticism and energy to excel in dog sports.
Originating in Switzerland, the Bernese Mountain Dog is one of the four Sennenhund-type dogs which were typically kept as farm dogs in the Swiss Alps. The Berner, being large, was also used as a draft animal, pulling small carts of dairy and other agricultural products. Because the breed is docile and good-natured, they make an excellent family companion especially among families with children.
The Bichon Frise is a small dog breed known for having a curly, pure-white hair coat. Cheerful and affectionate, the Bichon is a family companion at heart. They retained many qualities of his ancestors, one of which includes the natural tendency to love playing in the water. This breed is often tagged as hypoallergenic because they hardly shed.
Black and Tan Coonhound
The Black and Tan Coonhound was originally a ‘trail and tree’ hunting dog. Although they were more popularly used to track raccoons, they are also capable of hunting bigger game like bear and deer. The breed is mostly kept as a family companion these days. They are known for having a calm disposition and for being gentle and tolerant towards children.
Black Russian Terrier
The Black Russian Terrier or Tchiorny Terrier is a working dog breed originating in Russia, where they used as a guard and military dog. Developed only around the 1940s, they are considered a rare and relatively new breed. It is believed around 17 breeds, which include the Rottweiler and Airedale Terrier, were used to create the BRT.
The Bloodhound, with his superb sense of smell and tracking abilities, has worked alongside humans for many centuries. This large scent hound was used by hunters back in the Middle Ages (or probably even earlier) to go after deer and wild boar. Although the breed is mostly a family companion these days, many Bloodhounds are also working with the police to track missing people.
The Bluetick Coonhound is one of the coonhound breeds developed in the United States. As his name suggests, this scenthound’s most distinctive feature is his blue ticked coat. They are an athletic and hardy dog with a knack for howling and barking—just like his coonhound cousins.
This small, all-white, Bichon type dog is named after Bologna, a city in Italy. Easygoing, playful and affectionate, the Bolognese actually enjoys spending time with people. They are content to lounge around at home the whole day or romp after his owners from room to room.
The Border Collie was primarily bred to herd livestock but is becoming more popular as a family pet nowadays. Prized for their intelligence and working ability, the Border Collie ranks among the smartest dog breeds in the world—although many people think they are, in fact, the most intelligent dog ever. This breed is mostly seen in black and white color but they also come in other colors like blue merle and sable.
Originating in Scotland, the Border Terrier is a small dog breed, which can be distinguished by his rough coat, broad head, and short muzzle. This breed was originally used to hunt foxes, otters, badgers, and rodents. Like other terriers, they have the tendency to be stubborn and independent although they are generally friendly.
The Borzoi, also called the Russian Wolfhound, is a sighthound originally bred for coursing or hunting game animals. They descended from sighthound type dogs originating in Central Asia. The breed was popular among the Russian nobles and was given as prized gifts to the other wealthy families in Europe.
The Boston Terrier is one of the dog breeds developed in the United States. They are known as the American Gentleman for having this distinctive coat pattern which resembles a tuxedo—seal, black, or brindle coat with white marking on the chest and face. This breed has a gentle temperament, although they can be very protective of their owners.
Bouvier des Flandres
The Bouvier des Flandres is a versatile herding dog breed originating in Belgium. Although mostly a companion or a guard dog these days, the Bouvier was formerly kept as an all-around farm dog that could herd livestock and pull carts. This breed can be distinguished by their rough coat, which often comes in fawn, black, and brindle.
The Boxer is a muscular and powerful dog developed in Germany in the 19th century. They are known for having a distinctive square-like head and muzzle and an undershot jaw. Starting out in bull baiting and fighting, the breed was used later on as a police and military dog. They are more popular as a guard dog and family pet these days, with a reputation for being patient, tolerant, and protective of children.
A relatively new breed, the Boykin Spaniel was developed in the United States around the 1900s. This dog is a versatile hunter who can retrieve and flush game such as wild turkeys and ducks. But the Boykin is not just a hunting dog—as they are friendly and sociable, they make an excellent family pet, as well.
The Bracco Italiano, also called the Italian Pointer, is a gun dog developed in Italy. This breed may have been around since the middle ages as a hunting dog for nobles and aristocrats. They are valued for being a versatile hunter, with strong skills in tracking and retrieving.
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The Briard started out as a herding and guard dog in the farm valleys of France. They were carrier and messenger dogs for the French army during World War I. Besides being a family pet, this intelligent and versatile breed has adapted many roles these days— for search-and-rescue, therapy, and assistance.
The Brittany is a medium-sized gun dog developed in the province of Brittany, France. This energetic and people-oriented dog was originally bred to hunt, point, and retrieve birds. Mostly seen in orange and white, Brittany’s coat colors also include liver roan and orange roan.
As the name suggests, the Brussels Griffon comes from the city of Brussels, Belgium. This toy dog breed, which is also called Griffon Bruxellois, was originally bred to hunt vermin. There are three variations of this breed, namely: Griffon Bruxellois, the Griffon Belge, and the Petit Brabançon.
Mostly a companion dog nowadays, the Bull Terrier was originally bred for fighting and vermin hunting. His most distinctive feature is his long, egg-shaped head—an almost flat head which tapers slightly towards the nose. Although they tend to be stubborn, this dog loves to be with people and are affectionate towards children.
The Bullmastiff is a large, molasses type dog breed originating in Britain. Developed only in the 19th century, the Bullmastiff is considered a relatively new breed. The line emerged when the English Mastiff was bred with the Old English Bulldog, which is now extinct. They are recognized by their large head, solid build, and short coat, which mostly comes in fawn, red, and brindle.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is named after King Charles II, the English monarch who was very fond of the breed. They are a fairly popular breed, but after World War II, the breed was almost extinct, with only six dogs left. All Cavaliers today have descended from them. This small and affectionate dog usually has a coat color of chestnut and white, though they can also be black, tan, and mahogany.
Chesapeake Bay Retriever
Also called Chessie, the Chesapeake Bay Retriever is one of the few breeds originally developed in the United States. This sporting type dog was originally bred to hunt and retrieve waterfowl in Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay area. Many Chessies are still hunting companions these days, although they are mostly family pets. A good swimmer, the Chessie innately loves water and can be a good swimming buddy.
The Chihuahua is one of the most popular dog breeds in the world. He is famous for being so small— he weighs only about 3 to 6 pounds and stands between 6 to 9 inches. Originating in Mexico, this breed was a family companion to the Aztecs and may have been used for religious ceremonies, as well. The Chihuahua is a pretty diverse breed. They are generally tiny but their coat comes in various lengths and colors.
The Chow Chow is a fairly popular breed for his distinctive, lion-like appearance. Originating in Northern China, the Chow Chow is an ancient breed used as a war dog by the Mongolians as they invaded many parts of Asia and Europe. This breed is known to be proud, territorial, and independent. Although this dog tends to be aloof towards people, they can be very loyal and protective to his owners.
Developed in the United Kingdom, the Clumber Spaniel is the largest of the spaniel type dogs. They are primarily kept as a pet and gun dog, helping hunters find and retrieve bird games. Although they look ‘sleepy’, this breed can be a pretty lively companion outdoors.
Cousin of the Bichon Frise and the Maltese, Coton De Tulear dogs are the perfect pets for affectionate people. Once they take a liking to you, they’ll follow you around the house, ready to jump into your arms when you need a little cuddle. However, they won’t pester you to play with them when you’re busy. They would be content to curl up and nap beside you with you work. Although they have lots of fluffy cotton-like hair, they shed very little. This makes them ideal pets for kids and people who would love to own a dog but are sensitive to dog dander.
Originally bred in Germany, the Dachshund is one of the most popular dog breeds in the U.S. today. They started out as a hunting dog for den animals like badgers and rabbits—which is why the breed has nicknames like badger warrior, badger dog, and hole dog. This breed is quite recognizable with their long body and short, stubby legs.
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The Dalmatian is a fairly popular breed originating from a region in Croatia called Dalmatia. They can be easy to spot with its distinctive white coat with black and liver spots. This versatile breed had many duties in the past—guard dog, vermin hunter, retriever, carriage dog, fire-fighting dog, etc. Nowadays, they are more popular as a family pet.
The Doberman Pinscher can be considered a relatively new breed, considering he was developed only around 1890. Created in Germany by Karl Friedrich Louis Dobermann, the ‘Dobie’ was bred to be a guard dog. Some people find this breed intimidating because of his history. To some dog owners and enthusiasts, the Doberman is a fiercely loyal and affectionate companion.
The English Bulldog, simply referred to as Bulldogs, are unarguably one of the most popular dog breeds. They are easy to recognize with their wrinkly face, short muzzle, and bulky physique. Although they come from a line of powerful and ferocious bull baiting dogs, the modern Bulldog has been developed to be a kind, patient, and gentle family pet.
The English Foxhound, one of the four foxhound type dog breeds, is a courageous and relentless tracker. They were developed in England around the late 16th century to hunt foxes. This is an energetic breed that loves to stay active outdoors, preferably in the company of other dogs. Like the other hound type dogs, they are generally friendly and pleasant, although they can be a bit stubborn, as well.
English Setters are the most mild-mannered in the Setter breeds, making them an ideal family dog. They’re easy to train. However, be careful with teaching them certain habits. It would be hard to break them off from bad habits.
You can recognize English Setters with their feathered white coat with patches of orange, black or brown. If you do decide to buy a puppy from a recognized breeder, you’ll have to shell out $350 to $500, maybe more if they come from champion lines.
You won’t have to go into the wild to have a fox as a pet. Finnish Spitz dogs look so much like foxes, you’ll need a second look to make sure. A purebred pup costs $500 – $700.
Their high energy requires hours of outdoor play. If you have hyperactive kids, then pairing them with this breed could be a good idea. Let them wear each other out. Unlike little kids, however, they won’t track mud into the house. Finnish Spitz dogs are particularly clean, so you won’t have to deal with that “doggy smell.”
Originating in Germany, the German Shepherd is one of the most popular dog breeds today. Intelligent and versatile, this breed is often trained to do work—and, they can indeed thrive as a police dog, an assistance dog, or as a search-and-rescue dog, etc. The German Shepherd tends to be aloof or reserved, but he is a pleasant dog, especially if well-trained.
German Shorthaired Pointer
The German Shorthaired Pointer is a hunting dog developed in Germany. Considered one of the smartest dog breeds, the GSP has the potential to learn new skills quickly and to cooperate well in training. This athletic dog can excel in dog sports on both land and water. Although many GSPs are companion dogs these days, some of them are still active hunters and gun dogs.
Known to be sweet and affectionate, the Golden Retriever is a widely popular family pet. The breed was developed in Scotland where they were mostly kept as gun dogs that could retrieve game from water. These days, the Golden Retriever, aside from being a companion dog, is also known as a disability assistance dog, search and rescue dog, and detection dog. This breed is naturally inclined to love swimming or playing in the water and can be a great partner for outdoorsy people.
The Great Dane is one of the largest dog breeds regarding height, often considered as the tallest or biggest dog in the world. Developed in Germany, the Great Dane initially was used as a hunting dog for large game like bears, boar, and deer. This breed’s most distinctive feature is its large, square-like body, and coat color which comes in fawn, blue, black, harlequin, or mantle.
The Greyhound is an ancient dog breed which may have been around for many centuries already. Often considered the fastest dog breed in the world, this sighthound was primarily bred for coursing before they entered in dog racing, which is banned in many areas today. Many Greyhounds have been rescued from the race tracks and have retired as family pets.
The Havanese, Cuba’s national dog, may have descended from Bichon type dogs originating in the Mediterranean region. This breed was kept as a companion dog among the wealthy, ruling class in Cuba. They are still a favorite family pet these days, but he can be trained to do work, as well. As he is affectionate and intelligent, the Havanese has the potential to become a therapy dog and assistance dog.
As the name suggests, the Icelandic Sheepdog comes from Iceland where it was used as a herding dog. This breed may have descended from the ancient, spitz-type dogs in Scandinavia and was brought to Iceland by the Vikings. Although small, the Icelandic Sheepdog is a sturdy and hardy breed which can endure harsher climate.
One of the oldest terrier type dogs, the Irish Terrier was bred to be a family companion and a working dog. He was used to kill varmints, help on farms, and serve as a watchdog and hunting dog. The breed’s most distinctive physical trait is his wiry coat which comes in shades of red.
Jack Russell Terrier
The Jack Russell Terrier developed in England around the 1800s. This little but tenacious breed was originally bred for fox hunting. The JRT may seem like a lapdog because of his size—but he’s not. A Jack Russle Terrier is too energetic to be cooped up inside the house all day. His coat, which is dominantly white, comes in three varieties: smooth, rough, and broken.
Being the favorite companions of Chinese and Japanese imperial courts in the past, it’s no wonder Japanese Chin dogs look elegant and dignified. Their short face, large expressive eyes and long, silky coat makes their ancestry obvious as well. They’re bred to become companion dogs and can become quite loyal to their human family. Treat your Japanese Chin right and you’ll have a best friend for life.
They shed moderately so it’s important to brush their hair regularly. But you don’t have to give them a bath often. Dry shampoos can keep their coat shiny and clean.
The mild and empathetic Keeshond is a spitz-type dog originating in Germany. He had many roles in his known history—he was used to watch and guide barges that traveled across Europe, watched over farms, herded cattle, and hunted rodents. The Keeshond is mostly a companion dog these days, but some are therapy dogs because of their pleasant temperament.
The Labrador Retriever is one of the most popular dog breeds in the world. His origin is credited to the United Kingdom and Canada. His pleasant nature, intelligence, and trainability make the Labrador an excellent companion and working dog. This dog can potentially excel in disability assistance, detection, search and rescue, and sports.
The Lhasa Apso originally comes from Tibet where monks and nobles exclusively bred them for many centuries. A precious dog, they were even considered sacred and were never sold, only given as prized gifts. This small dog has a pleasant temperament although he can be strong-willed and protective.
If you live in a small apartment, a Lowchen may just be the pet for you. They’re part of the toy group but they can get a bit long. Their dense, long coat has 18 different color combinations with 8 distinctive kinds of markings.
They’re playful, sweet and affectionate, reveling in the attention their human family bestows upon them. However, they can become quite attached to their owners, requiring a lot of attention. They get separation anxiety when left alone in long periods of time.
The Maltese are an old dog breed originating in Malta. They are popular for their silky, stark white hair coat. Historically a favorite among the wealthy, the Maltese is also known for having a sweet, cheerful, and lively disposition.
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The Miniature Pinscher seems like the diminutive form of the Doberman Pinscher. The Min Pin is an older breed with unique traits. They were originally trained to hunt and kill vermin in Germany.
The Miniature Schnauzer is one of the three Schnauzer type dogs originating in Germany. They have bearded snouts and wiry top coat. Like other terriers, this breed tends to dig holes and chase after small prey, mainly rodents. There’s also a Giant Schnauzer if you want a bigger kind of dog.
Originating in China, the Pekingese was one of the breeds favored by the Chinese imperial family. They were pampered and well-protected inside the walls of the most affluent homes in the country for many centuries. This breed has a flat face, large eyes, and long coat.
Pembroke Welsh Corgi
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a small herding dog which developed in Pembrokeshire, Wales. This breed is known for being affectionate, moreover, intelligent. You can easily tell by his fox-like face, upright, slightly tapered ears, and short legs.
The Pomeranian is an affectionate and playful dog breed which descended from much larger spitz-type dogs. Primarily developed in Germany and Poland, the Pomeranian was popularized by Queen Charlotte and Queen Victoria of England. This breed’s long and thick coat comes in cream, white, orange, and black.
Developed in France and Germany, the Poodle originally bred as a gun dog that could retrieve game from water. Because they are smart and highly trainable, the Poodle can do well as an assistance and service dog. They come in the regular sized ones or the smaller kind, the Toy Poodle.
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Originally from China, the Pug was mostly kept by the wealthiest families in China, Tibet, and Japan. Some Pugs even had guards to protect them. The breed is known to have a pleasant, affectionate, and playful temperament, which is why it continues to be a relatively popular companion dog these days.
Developed in Germany, the Rottweiler was originally trained for driving, herding, and guarding. The breed is still a popular guard dog these days and can also be a search-and-rescue dog and guide dog. They are easy to recognize with their black coat and rust-colored markings.
The Samoyed, also called Sammy or Smiley, originally comes from Siberia. Aside from being a companion dog, the Samoyed also herd reindeer, pull sleds, and hunt food. This sweet and playful dog is known to be very affectionate towards children.
The Shih Tzu originally comes from China and was called the ‘Chrysanthemum Dog’ and ‘Chinese Lion Dog.’ This sweet and friendly dog is one of the breeds favored by the Chinese upper class. Still a relatively popular breed today, it’s recognizable by their small build and beautiful coat.
The Siberian Husky was developed by the Chukchi people living in Northern Siberia. They used Huskies as sled dogs and valuable companion dogs, often treating them like family. The Husky is popular for its wolf-like appearance and its striking blue or parti-color eyes.
The Shetland Sheepdog, also called Sheltie, is a herding dog breed that originated in Scotland. They are one of the smartest dog breeds and also eager to please. Thus, they have the potential to respond well to training.
The Vizsla are primarily from Hungary. With their excellent abilities in pointing and retrieving, the breed was a popular hunting dog among warlords, nobles, and aristocrats. However, they are now known as an affectionate dog and active companion. They are recognizable by their distinctive, golden rust coat.
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The Weimaraner is a hunting dog breed known for its intelligence, speed, and scenting abilities. Originating in Germany, the Weim was developed to be an all-purpose gun dog for nobles and aristocrats. The breed’s nickname, the Grey Ghost, is due to their distinctive blue, gray, or silver coat.
Dogs come in many types, shapes, and sizes. They have different personalities, too! But take note: there is no such thing as the best dog breed. Any dog of any breed has the potential to be your best furry buddy as long as you, the owner, will take care of him wholeheartedly. Give your dog the love and attention he deserves.
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