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 Crested

AKC Breed Group: Toy Other Registries: ANKC (Toys); CKC (Toys); FCI (Companion and Toy); KC (Toy); UKC (Companion)     Chinese Crested Overview This is a very popular dog breed. The Chinese Crested is sweet, spirited and affectionate. There are two varieties: hairless and puff. They vary in …

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 …

Chihuahua

  AKC Breed Group: Toys Other Registries: ANKC (Toys); CKC (Toys); FCI (Companion and Toy); KC (Toy); UKC (Companion)       Chihuahua Overview This dog breed is the smallest of all breeds. The Chihuahua has the honor of being the oldest breed in America. They were named …

Chesapeake Bay Retriever

AKC Breed Group: Sporting Other Registries: ANKC (Gundogs); CKC (Sporting); FCI (Retrievers); KC (Gundog); UKC (Gun Dog)     Chesapeake Bay Retriever Overview Originating in the United States, the Chesapeake Bay Retriever is affectionately known as the Chessie. This dog breed is an avid hunter of fowl on …

Cesky Terrier

AKC Breed Group: Terrier Other Registries: ANKC (Terriers); CKC (Terriers); FCI (Terriers); KC (Terrier); UKC (Terrier)     Cesky Terrier Overview This dog breed is sometimes referred to as the Bohemian Terrier. The Cesky Terrier was developed by geneticist Frantised Horak in the Czech Republic. Several crossbreedings of …

Central Asian Ovtcharka

AKC Breed Group: Foundation Stock Service     Central Asian Ovtcharka Overview Originating in the USSR, this ancient working dog breed was used to guard livestock against large predators, such as wolves and bears, and continues to do so today. The Central Asian Ovtcharka is popular in England, Poland …

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

AKC Breed Group: Toy Other Registries: ANKC (Toys); CKC (Toys); FCI (Companion and Toy); KC (Toy); UKC (Companion)       Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Overview This is a graceful and elegant dog breed. The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel has been associated with nobility and aristocracy throughout history. …

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 …

Catahoula Leopard Dog

Breed Group: AKC (Foundation Stock Service) Other Registries: UKC (Herding)     Catahoula Leopard Dog Overview This dog breed is believed to have descended from “war dogs” like the Mastiff and Greyhound. The Catahoula Leopard is considered to be the ultimate working dog and probably the most versatile. …

Cane Corso Mastiff

AKC Breed Group: Working Other Registries: ANKC (Utility); CKC (Working); FCI (Molossoid); UKC (Guardian)   Cane Corso Mastiff Overview This dog breed is believed to have descended from the old Roman war dog, Canis Pugnax. Over the years, the Cane Corso Mastiff has been highly valued by hunters …