Tag: AKC Foundation Stock Service Dog Breed

Czechoslovakian Wolfdog

Breed Group: AKC; Foundation Stock Service Other Registries: FCI (Sheepdogs); UKC (Herding)     Czechoslovakian Wolfdog Overview This is a  relatively new dog breed. The Czechoslovakian Wolfdog was developed by the crossing  the German Shepherd dog with a Carpathian Wolf. This dog breed was originally used for military …

Central Asian Ovtcharka

AKC Breed Group: Foundation Stock Service     Central Asian Ovtcharka Overview Originating in the USSR, this ancient working dog breed was used to guard livestock against large predators, such as wolves and bears, and continues to do so today. The Central Asian Ovtcharka is popular in England, Poland …

Catahoula Leopard Dog

Breed Group: AKC (Foundation Stock Service) Other Registries: UKC (Herding)     Catahoula Leopard Dog Overview This dog breed is believed to have descended from “war dogs” like the Mastiff and Greyhound. The Catahoula Leopard is considered to be the ultimate working dog and probably the most versatile. …

Caucasian Ovcharka

AKC Breed Group: Foundation Stock Service Other Registries: FCI (Molossoid); UKC (Guardian)   Caucasian Ovcharka Overview This dog breed originated in the Caucasus Mountain region where they were used to guard villages and flocks. The Caucasian Ovcharka was also used by the former Soviet government to guard factories and …

Bracco Italiano

Breed: Bracco Italiano AKC Breed Group: Foundation Stock Service Other Registries: ANKC (Gundogs); FCI (Pointing Dogs); KC (Gundog); UKC (Gun Dog)     Bracco Italiano Overview Originating in Italy, this ancient dog breed was highly prized by the aristocracy for their ability to hunt feathered game. The Bracco Italiano nearly …

Bolognese

Breed: Bolognese AKC Breed Group: Foundation Stock Service Other Registries: FCI (Companion and Toy); KC (Toy); UKC (Companion)     Bolognese Overview Closely related to the Havanese and Bichon Frise, the Bolognese originated in Italy during the 11th century. A favorite of Renaissance nobility, this breed was often …

Appenzell Mountain Dog

Breed: Appenzell Mountain Dog or Appenzeller Sennenhund Breed Group: AKC Foundation Stock Service Other Registries: FCI (Swiss Mountain and Cattle Dogs); UKC (Guardian)   Appenzell Mountain Dog Overview This dog breed originated in Switzerland, where they were used to guard and herd cattle, pull carts and as rescue dogs. …