Category: Breeds

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. …

Cane Corso Mastiff

AKC Breed Group: Working Other Registries: ANKC (Utility); CKC (Working); FCI (Molossoid); UKC (Guardian)   Cane Corso Mastiff Overview This dog breed is believed to have descended from the old Roman war dog, Canis Pugnax. Over the years, the Cane Corso Mastiff has been highly valued by hunters …

Canaan

AKC Breed Group: Herding Other Registries: ANKC (Non Sporting); CKC (Working); FCI (Spitz and Primitive); KC (Utility); UKC (Sighthound & Pariah)     Canaan Dog Overview This ancient dog breed originated in the Middle East in 2200 B.C. The Canaan Dog was used by the Israelites to herd …

Cairn Terrier

AKC Breed Group: Terrier Other Registries: ANKC (Terriers); CKC (Terriers); FCI (Terriers); KC (Terrier); UKC (Terrier)     Cairn Terrier Overview This is the smallest of the Terrier dog breeds. The Cairn Terrier was originally bred in the Scottish Highlands for their working ability, not their looks. This breed …

Cardigan Welsh Corgi

AKC Breed Group: Herding Other Registries: AKC (Herding); ANKC (Working); CKC (Herding); FCI (Sheepdogs); KC (Pastoral); UKC (Herding)     Cardigan Welsh Corgi Overview The name Corgi comes from Ceredigion area in Wales where the Corgi dog breed originated. In Welsh ‘corgi’ is sometimes translated as ‘dwarf dog’. …

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 …

Cairnoodle

Breed Group: Not AKC Recognized Cairnoodle Overview This dog breed is also known as the Cairn-Poo. The Cairnoodle is a cross between the Cairn Terrier and the Poodle. They are often referred to as designer dogs, but are not as popular as many of the other crossbreeds. Cairnoodle Characteristics …

Bullmastiff

AKC Breed Group: Working Other Registries: AKC (Working); ANKC (Utility); CKC (Working); FCI (Molossoid); KC (Working); UKC (Guardian)     Bullmastiff Overview The Bullmastiff was developed in England in the 19th century by cross-breeding Olde English Bulldogs and English Mastiffs. This dog was bred to not only track down, but …

Bull Terrier

AKC Breed Group: Terriers Other Registries: ANKC (Terriers); CKC (Terriers); FCI (Terriers); KC (Terrier); UKC (Terrier)     Bull Terrier Overview This dog breed is essentially a cross between the Bulldog and the Old English Terrier, but there is a bit of Spanish Pointer in the bloodline. The Bull …

Bulldog

AKC Breed Group: Non-sporting Other Registries: ANKC (Non Sporting); CKC (Non-Sporting); FCI (Molossoid); KC (Utility); UKC (Companion)   Bulldog Overview Descended from the Asiatic mastiff, the Bulldog was developed in Great Britain. This breed was bred to participate in the blood sport of bull baiting. The dog was …

Brussels Griffon

AKC Breed Group: Toys Other Registries: ANKC (Toys); CKC (Toys); FCI (Companion and Toy); KC (Toy); UKC (Companion)   Brussels Griffon Overview Named for their city of origin, Brussels in Belguim, the Brussels Griffon  may refer to three different breeds, the Griffon Bruxellois, the Griffon Belge and the Petit Brabançon. …

Brittany Spaniel

Breed: Brittany Spaniel AKC Breed Group: Sporting     Brittany Spaniel Overview This is an extremely intelligent dog breed that excels at hunting sports. The Brittany is gentle, obedient and very keen to please. They are alert, lively and independent dogs with a lovely nature. This dog breed is …

Briard

AKC Breed Group: Herding Other Registries: ANKC (Working); CKC (Herding); FCI (Sheepdogs); KC (Pastoral); UKC (Herding)   Briard Overview This dog breed was originally used to guard and herd sheep. The Briard has been owned by historical figures such as Napoleon, Thomas Jefferson, Lafayette and Charlemagne. This breed …

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 …

Boxerdoodle

Boxerdoodle Overview This dog breed is a cross between a Boxer and a Poodle. The Boxerdoodle is often referred to as a designer dog. This breed has become a very popular companion dog. Boxerdoodle Characteristics This dog breed is well-built, strong and agile. The breed is small to medium in …

Boxer

Breed: Boxer AKC Breed Group: Working Other Registries: ANKC (Utility); CKC (Working); FCI (Molossoid); KC (Working); UKC (Guardian)   Boxer Overview This dog breed originated in Germany in the late 19th century. The name Boxer is thought to be derived from the boxing made with their front paws. …