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Dog Breeds

Information about different types of dogs
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Taylor McDonald

on 18 November 2012

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Dog Breeds It is a soft-hearted dog that makes an excellent family pet. American Cocker Spaniel May be classed
as a setter
or spaniel, but
works more
like a setter than
a spaniel. Brittany Spaniel Dog used for bird hunting
in England
for over 400 years. English Setter . Mahogany or rich chestnut red with no trace of black in the coat color. Very dependable dog that has
become one of the best used
breeds for guide dogs for the blind,
or for search and rescue work. Sporting American Cocker Spaniel Brittany Spaniel English Setter Irish Setter Labrador Retriever Pointer Springer Spaniel Developed about 200
years ago in England
that get their name
from the stance they
take when they find game. Pointer They usually do not take a point when hunting. Springer Spaniel Smallest members of the
sporting dog family. Often sandy color with elegant appearance and cheerful disposition. Originated from crossing Pointers and Spaniels and/or Setters. Take a stance when they find their prey. Irish Setter Noted for its solid red color,
speed, loyalty, boldness,
and toughness. May be used for all kinds of game Labrador Retriever Active water dog that was bred
to get downed waterfowl. Colors of black, chocolate, or yellow (golden). Beagle The foundation breed
for all English hunting
spaniels. Love to chase their game out of cover. Exceptional hunters in thick brambles. American Foxhound Basset Hound Black and Tan Coonhound Bloodhound Dachshund Hounds American Foxhound Basset Hound Beagle Black and Tan Coonhound Bloodhound Dachshund Bred fromEnglish hounds and later French hounds sent to George Washington. Affectionate dog, but not
often used as pets, they
primarily hunt in packs and are bold and aggressive in the field. Short-legged dog heavier in
bone than any other breed
for its size. Are gentle, devoted dogs that
are good with children, but
may be stubborn and difficult
to house break. Usually white with chestnut or sand-colored markings and not over 14" tall and weigh an average from 40 to 51 pounds. Noted for their rabbit
hunting ability, but also
make great pets and
companions. Range in weight from
18 - 30 pounds and are
usually about 13 - 15" at
the shoulder. Colors range from a blue with black tigering, white, black, orange, or hound type tri-coloring. Developed in the
United States from
crossing with the
bloodhound and foxhound. Bred especially for hunting raccoons. Known for its black coat and tan
markings on the muzzle, limbs, and
chest. Can track a scent
that is several hours
old. They are affectionate, but somewhat shy, non aggressive, and sensitive to correction and kindness and excellent pets for children. Perfected in the 1800’s
in Germany for hunting
badgers. Are short legged, long bodied muscular dogs
that range from about 8 to 20 pounds and
from 5-9" at the shoulder. Greyhound Greyhound Favorites of Egyptian
royalty. Because of its speed, they
were used in packs to catch
their quarry and pull it down. Best known for speed, are mainly used in
the United States for racing. Parson Russell Terrier Bull Terrier Fox Terrier Miniature Schnauzer Terriers Airedale Terrier Bull Terier Fox Terrier Miniature Schnauzer Parson Russell Terrier Airedale Terrier Head and ears are tan
with the sides and upper
parts of the body being
black or grizzle. Very docile, obedient dog that gets along well
with children. A cross of the Bulldog, Old English Terrier, and Spanish Pointer that were used for dogfights. color is white or colored. May be either smooth
or wired, depedning on
the type of hair coat. One of the Best known and most widely distributed purebred dogs noted for their courage in hunting animals that den in the ground. German breed
developed to hunt
badger, fox, weasel, etc. Less than 20 pounds and only 12 – 14" in
height at the shoulder, stocky, and
wirehaired. Recognized by the American
Kennel Club as part of the
Terrier group. Developed around 200 years ago in England by a clergyman to hunt fox. Known for its alert, confident, and ready attitude. Working Great Dane Descended from fighting dogs
of Tibet. Somewhat suspicious of
strangers, but good-natured dog. Boxer Rottweiler Alaskan Malamute Saint Bernard Samoyed Siberian Husky Standard Schnauzer Alaskan malamute Boxer Doberman pincher Great Dane Rottweiler Saint Bernard Samoyed Siberian Husky Standard Schnauzer An Arctic sled dog noted for their cleanliness, being
odorless. They do not bark. Requires regular exercise to help
prevent rheumatism and has a
short life span of usually less
than 10 years. Doberman Pincher A German breed that is a
result of crossing Great Danes, German Sheperds,
Rottweilers, and Pinschers. Often live as long as twenty years of age. One of the largest breeds. Weight: 110-150 pounds. Height: More than 28 ”. Came from the Mastiff type dogs
of Rome and was used to drive
cattle to market. Massive and powerful, but peaceful,
obedient, and extremely intelligent
dogs that are very protective of
their owners. Very good companion dogs, but are also used as bodyguards, watchdogs, police dogs, and herd dogs. Excellent sense of smell
and coat made it suitable
to perform rescue in
extreme mountain climate
conditions. Peaceful, quiet, and gentle dog that loves the company of human and makes a good companion dog. Excellent companion and watchdog
that likes to bark, but is very gentle,
kind, and especially loving of children. Many believe it is the most beautiful breed in existence. Originated in Asia as
an endurance sled dog,
but found its home in Alaska when it began to win the All Alaska Sweepstakes Race in the early 1900’s. Friendly, gentle dog, but may be stubborn and ill around children. Uses include family pet, watchdog,
and bodyguard. Very clean and almost odor free, the
breed is noted for a long life span. Color: Salt and pepper, or pure black. Herding Collie German Shepard Old English Sheepdog Shetland Sheepdog Collie One of the older breeds and were used for sheepherding. Are used mainly today
as pets and are devoted
family dogs that are wary of
strangers and very
protective of their owner
and family. German Shepard Have been crossed
between herding dogs
and wolves; their uses
today include rescue
dogs, police dogs,
guard dogs, guide dogs,
and pets. Old English Sheepdog Large, muscular dog
that has a gait that
makes it look like a bear
when it moves. Are excellent herd dogs, companion dogs, and pets, and have also been used for guard dogs, sled dogs, and retrievers. Shetland Sheepdog Basically a small version of
the collie that are excellent
family pets and companion
dogs. Toy Chihuahua Italian Greyhound Manchester (Rat) Terrior Pekingese Pug Shih Tzu Chihuahua Named for a state in Mexico. Is the smallest breed of dog in the world
and the oldest breed on the American
continent. Italian Greyhound Is the smallest of
dogs that hunt by
sight, and is mainly
used as companion
or pet. This breed is odorless and has a short,
smooth hair coat that sheds little and easy
to maintain. Manchester (Rat) Terrior Originally known
for its rat and
rodent hunting
skills, but is
primarily used today
as a companion dog. Pekingese A breed from China
that is extremely
affectionate with its owner
and that make good
watchdogs or lapdogs for
apartment dwellers. Require teeth care to prevent decay and frequent coat care to keep its long, fine hair well groomed. Pug A very old breed
noted for its
prominent eyes;
short, square
muzzle; deep
wrinkled forehead;
and large, massive
head. Shih Tzu A Chinese breed with a long,
flowing hair coat that
requires constant care to
prevent matting and knotting. Looks like a miniature lion and has an aristocratic, arrogant carriage. Non- sporting Boston Terrior Bulldog Dalmation Lhasa Apso Poodle Boston Terrior An American
breed that
originated from
crossing the English
Bulldog and white
English Terrier and
further developed
through inbreeding. Bulldog Originally a
ferocious dog bred
for bull baiting and
fighting and noted to
be almost insensitive
to pain. May have problems at whelping due to the
large size of the puppy’s head. Dalmation A calm, quiet dog
noted for its
intelligence and
adaptability that has
been used as a trail
hounds for tracking, for hunting birds, boar, and bear, retrieving game, but most notably as a coach or carriage dog (fire trucks). Lhasa Apso Known for its
small size and
heavy hair coat
and was used as
guard dogs in
Tibet. Poodle A very intelligent,
good-natured dog
(usually), known as
the national dog of
France where it was
used as a retriever,
duck (water) dog, and
circus trick dog.
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