Tag: Non Sporting Dog Breeds

Dalmatian

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 made the Dalmatian a favored breed by English aristocracy. During both World Wars, this dog breed was used to …

Chow Chow

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, herding, pulling and protection. This breed is often referred to as “the Chow”, and today are used primarily as companion dogs. …

Chinese Shar-Pei

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 somewhat intimidating. The Shar-Pei is extremely devoted and loyal to their family. Chinese Shar-Pei Characteristics This dog breed is …

Bulldog

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 also used as a competitor against bears, other vicious carnivores and lions. After the enactment of anti-baiting laws …

Bichon Frise

Bichon Frise Overview This is a gentle natured dog breed that originated in the 13th century. The Bichon Frise is versatile, hardy, and intelligent. This breed was a favorite with French Royalty and today enjoys popularity as a companion pet and show dog.   Bichon Frise Characteristics This …

American Eskimo Dog

American Eskimo Dog Overview The exact origin of this dog breed is unknown. It is generally believed that the American Eskimo Dog was first introduced into the United States by German immigrants in the twentieth century. The American Eskimo Dog a member of the Spitz family. This dog …

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