Tag: Medium Dog Breeds

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, …

Chinook Dog

AKC Breed Group: Working Other Registries: Northern     Chinook Dog Overview Developed in 1917 in New Hampshire by Arthur Treadwell Walden, the Chinook Dog was primarily used as a sled dog. The Chinook breed is powerful and capable of pulling heavy sleds over long distances. This extremely hard …

Chinese Foo Dog

Breed Group: Not AKC Recognized     Chinese Foo Dog Overview This versatile dog breed originated in China where they were used for herding, hunting, sledding and as watchdogs. Chinese Foos are used as guardians of Buddhist temples and are considered sacred in the Buddhist religion. The Chinese …

Chinese Shar-Pei

AKC Breed Group: Non-Sporting Other Registries: ANKC (Non Sporting); CKC (Non-Sporting); FCI (Molossoid); KC (Utility); UKC (Northern)     Chinese Shar-Pei Overview This is a strong and powerful dog breed. The Chinese Shar-Pei is known for their unique wrinkles. This dog breed makes a superb watchdog and is …

Chinese Chongqing Dog

Breed Group: Not AKC Recognized   Chinese Chongqing Dog Overview This dog breed originated in the southwestern region of China 2000 years ago during the Han Dynasty. The Chinese Chongqing Dog is a unique and ancient breed that was primarily owned by the elite for protection and as …

Boykin Spaniel

AKC Breed Group: Sporting Other Registries: UKC (Gun Dog)     Boykin Spaniel Overview A relatively modern breed, the Boykin Spaniel breed is highly regarded for their ability to hunt water fowl. This dog breed originated in the southern United States. The breed is the official dog of South Carolina. …

Cavachon

Breed Group: Not AKC Recognized     Cavachon Overview This dog breed is a cross between the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Bichon Frise. Cavachons are often referred to as designer dogs. This dog breed has become popular as a companion dog. Cavachon Characteristics This dog breed is …

Carolina Dog

Breed Group: Not AKC Recognized   Carolina Dog Overview This dog breed is also referred to as the American Dingo. The Carolina Dog is truly primitive dog breed. They are thought to be direct descendants of ancient Pariah dogs that existed 8,000 years ago. Carolina Dogs are extremely …

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 …