Category: Breeds

English Foxhound

Breed: English Foxhound AKC Breed Group: Hound Other Registries: AKC (Hound); ANKC (Hounds); CKC (Hounds); FCI (Scenthounds); KC (Hound); UKC (Scenthound) Weight: 65–70 lbs est. Height: 23–25 inches Color: Any recognized hound color and markings Origin: England English Foxhound Overview English Foxhounds are the typical dog pictured when …

Dogue De Bordeaux

AKC Breed Group: Working Dog Other Registries: ANKC (Utility); FCI (Molossoid); KC (Working); UKC (Guardian)     Dogue De Bordeaux Overview This is a fearless, powerful and imposing dog breed. The Dogue de Bordeaux is one of the most ancient French breeds. This breed is extremely muscular with …

Doodleman Pinscher

Breed Group: Not AKC Recognized     Doodleman Pinscher Overview This dog breed is a cross between two breeds, the Doberman Pinscher and the Standard Poodle. The Doodleman Pinscher breed is commonly referred to as a “designer dog”. This breed is one of a largest of the cross- …

Doberman Pinscher

AKC Breed Group: Working Other Registries: ANKC (Utility); CKC (Working); FCI (Pinscher and Schnauzer); KC (Working); UKC (Guardian)     Doberman Pinscher Overview Originating in Germany in the 1860s, the Doberman Pinscher developed by Louis Doberman was and used as a personal guard and watch dog, vermin eradicator, …

Dandie Dinmont Terrier

AKC Breed Group: Terrier Other Registries: ANKC (Terriers); CKC (Terriers); FCI (Terriers); KC (Terrier); UKC (Terrier)     Dandie Dinmont Terrier Overview This dog breed is playful and affectionate. The Dandie Dinmont Terrier makes a superb companion dog. This dog breed is highly intelligent and known for  their …

Dalmatian

AKC Breed Group: Non-sporting Other Registries: ANKC (Non Sporting); CKC (Non-Sporting); FCI (Scenthounds); KC (Utility); UKC (Companion)     Dalmatian Overview This is an ancient dog breed. It is believed that the Dalmatian originated in a section of Yugoslavia called Dalmatia. The stamina, size, and guard dog capabilities …

Dachshund

AKC Breed Group: Hound Other Registries: ANKC (Hounds); CKC (Hounds); FCI (Dachshunds); KC (Hound); UKC (Scenthound)     Dachshund Overview This is a short-legged, long-bodied dog breed that belongs to the hound family. The standard size Dachshund was bred to scent, chase, and flush out badgers and other …

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 …

Curly Coated Retriever

AKC Breed Group: Sporting Other Registries: ANKC (Gundogs); CKC (Sporting); FCI (Retrievers); KC (Gundog); UKC (Gun Dog)     Curly Coated Retriever Overview The Curly Coated Retriever is one of the oldest retrieving breeds. The breed was developed in England and was preferred by English huntsmen who admired their gentle retrieving …

Coton De Tulear

AKC Breed Group: Miscellaneous Other Registries: CKC (Toys); FCI (Companion and Toy); KC (Toy); UKC (Companion)     Coton De Tulear Overview This dog breed is named after the city of Tulear in Madagascar and its cotton-textured coat and originated in the early 20th century. The Coton de Tulear …

Collie

Breed: Collie AKC Breed Group: Herding Other Registries: AKC (Herding); ANKC (Working); CKC (Herding); FCI (Sheepdog); KC (Pastoral); UKC (Herding) Weight: 40 – 65 lbs Height: 20-24 in Color: Tri-color, White, Sable & White, Sable Merle, Sable, Blue Merle Origin: Scotland   Collie Overview The Collie is a native of the Highlands of Scotland …

Cocker Spaniel

AKC Breed Group: Sporting     Cocker Spaniel Overview This is a beautiful, and intelligent dog breed that makes a terrific pet. Cocker Spaniels refer to two modern breeds of the spaniel type: the American Cocker Spaniel and the English Cocker Spaniel. Both breeds are simply called the Cocker …

Cockapoo

Breed Group: Not AKC Recognized     Cockapoo Overview This dog breed is a cross between either the American Cocker Spaniel or English Cocker Spaniel and a Poodle. The Cockapoo has been known in the United States since about 1950. This dog breed continues to grow in popularity as they …

Clumber Spaniel

AKC Breed Group: Sporting Other Registries: ANKC (Gundogs); CKC (Sporting); FCI (Flushing Dogs); KC (Gundog); UKC (Gun Dog)     Clumber Spaniel Overview This dog breed was developed in England in the middle of the 14th century and is the heaviest of the Spaniels. The Clumber Spaniel was …

Cirneco dell’Etna

AKC Breed Group: Hound Dog Breed Other Registries: FCI (Spitz and Primitive); KC (Hound); UKC (Sighthound & Pariah)     Cirneco dell’Etna Overview Originating in Italy, the Cirneco dell’Etna bears a strong resemblance to the Pharaoh Hound. This dog breed is a sight, sound and scent hound. The breed is …

Chow Chow

AKC Breed Group: Non-sporting Other Registries: ANKC (Non Sporting); CKC (Non-Sporting); FCI (Spitz and Primitive); KC (Utility); UKC (Northern)     Chow Chow Overview This ancient dog breed originated in China more than 2000 years ago. The Chow Chow is an all-purpose breed that was used for hunting, …