Tag: Medium Dog Breeds

Irish Terrier

Irish Terrier Overview Like the other older breeds of Ireland, the Irish Terrier is believed to be an old breed, and one of the oldest known Terrier breeds. He was bred to help protect the family property by ridding it of vermin such as mice and rats, and …

Irish Red and White Setter

Irish Red and White Setter Overview Setters have a long history in Ireland, being used to hunt fowl. They would freeze in place after flushing a bird, rather than chasing it, to prevent the dog from being accidentally shot by hunters. Irish Setters were originally all Red and …

Irish Water Spaniel

Irish Water Spaniel Overview The Irish Water Spaniel has been around for hundreds of years, however it didn’t become a popular breed until the mid 1800s. The dog, Boatswain, became the popular “father of the breed” and expanded the lines to what they are today. The breed is …

Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen

Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen Overview The Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen, or GBGV, is related to its smaller and more well-known cousin, the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen. The breed is one of the oldest French hounds, and were bred to hunt rabbits, hares, foxes and other small game in …

Field Spaniel

AKC Breed Group: Sporting Other Registries: AKC (Sporting); ANKC (Gundogs); CKC (Sporting); FCI (Flushing Dogs); KC (Gundog); UKC (Gun Dog)     Field Spaniel Overview The Field Spaniel is actually closely related to English Springer Spaniels. At one point in time, young Field Spaniels could be registered as Springers …

Finnish Lapphund

AKC Breed Group: Foundation Stock Service Other Registries: AKC (FSS); ANKC (Working); CKC (Herding); FCI (Spitz and Primitive); KC (Pastoral); UKC (Northern)     Finnish Lapphund Overview Similar to other Spitz-type dogs, the Lapphund originated in Lappland, protecting its owner and hunting reindeer. As the owners of these …

Finnish Spitz

AKC Breed Group: Non-Sporting Other Registries: AKC (Non-Sporting); ANKC (Hounds); CKC (Hounds); FCI (Spitz and Primitive); KC (Hound); UKC (Northern) Finnish Spitz Overview The predecessors to the Finnish Spitz migrated with their owners from Russia until settling in Finland. The breed has been primarily used for hunting bear and …

German Pinscher

AKC Breed Group: Working Other Registries: AKC (Working); ANKC (Utility); CKC (Non-Sporting); FCI (Pinscher and Schnauzer); KC (Working); UKC (Terrier) German Pinscher Overview One of three Pinscher sizes, the German Pinscher is the middle size, standing between the Doberman and Miniature Pinschers. They were originally created from the …

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 …