Tag: Medium Dog Breeds

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 …

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 …

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 …

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. …

Bouvier Des Flandres

Breed: Bouvier Des Flandres AKC Breed Group: Herding Other Registries: ANKC (Working); CKC (Herding); FCI (Cattle Dogs); KC (Working); UKC (Herding)   Bouvier Des Flandres Overview This daunting dog breed is in fact rather calm and gentle, but courageous and powerful nonetheless. The Bouvier Des Flandres adapts well to …

Border Collie

Breed: Border Collie AKC Breed Group: Herding Other Registries: ANKC (Working); CKC (Herding); FCI (Sheepdogs); KC (Pastoral); UKC (Herding)       Border Collie Overview Originating in the 19th century on the border between Scotland and England, the Border Collie was named after their location. This dog breed …

Berger Picard

Breed: Berger Picard AKC Breed Group: Herding Dog Breed Other Registries: CKC (Herding); FCI (Sheepdogs); UKC (Herding)       Berger Picard Overview This is thought to be one of the oldest French herding dog breeds. The Berger Picard originated in northern France during the 9th century. This breed …

Bergamasco

Breed: Bergamasco AKC Breed Group: Miscellaneous Other Registries: ANKC (Working); FCI (Sheepdogs); KC (Pastoral); UKC (Herding)   Bergamasco Overview Originating in Persia, the Bergamasco is an ancient shepherding breed. They were developed to be self-reliant and are extremely intelligent. The breed nearly became extinct after World War II, …

Australian Kelpie

Breed: Australian Kelpie Breed Group: Not AKC Recognized Other Registries: UKC (Herding); CKC (Herding)   Australian Kelpie Overview This dog breed originated in Australia in 1870. The Australian Kelpie is an outstanding breed, famous for their robust natural guarding and herding instincts. This breed is capable of working …

Aussiedoodle

Breed: Aussiedoodle Breed Group: Not AKC Recognized   Aussiedoodle Overview This dog breed is a cross between two breeds, the Poodle and the Australian Shepherd. This breed is often referred to as a “designer dogs”. The breed has grown in popularity as a companion. Because of their breeding, the dog …

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. …

American Hairless Terrier

Breed: American Hairless Terrier AKC Breed Group: Terrier     American Hairless Terrier Overview This unique dog breed is suitable for allergy suffers. Developed in the 1970s by Edwin Scott, the American Hairless Terrier descended by chance from the purebred, coated Rat Terrier. This breed is popular in …

Bedlington Terrier

Breed: Bedlington Terrier AKC Breed Group: Terrier Other Registries: ANKC (Terriers); CKC (Terriers); FCI (Terriers); KC (Terrier); UKC (Terrier)   Bedlington Terrier Overview Originating in England in the 18th century, the Bedlington Terrier was used by gypsies as a vermin hunter and small game retriever. This dog breed is …