Tag: Working Dog Breeds

German Shepherd Dog

AKC Breed Group: Herding Other Registries: AKC (Herding); ANKC (Working); CKC (Herding); FCI (Sheepdogs); KC (Pastoral); UKC (Herding) German Shepherd Dog Overview The German Shepherd Dog is one of the most popular breeds due to both his wonderful personality and versatility in the jobs he performs. Loved as …

Dutch Shepherd

Breed Group: AKC (Foundation Stock Service) Other Registries: UKC (Herding); CKC (Herding); FCI (Herding) Dutch Shepherd Overview This dog breed originated during the 1800’s in the Netherlands as an all-purpose dog. Dutch Shepherds were used as a cart-puller, herder, police dog and used for guard dog. This dog …

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 …

Dogue De Bordeaux

AKC Breed Group: Working Dog Other Registries: ANKC (Utility); FCI (Molossoid); KC (Working); UKC (Guardian)     Dogue De Bordeaux Overview This is a fearless, powerful and imposing dog breed. The Dogue de Bordeaux is one of the most ancient French breeds. This breed is extremely muscular with …

Doberman Pinscher

AKC Breed Group: Working Other Registries: ANKC (Utility); CKC (Working); FCI (Pinscher and Schnauzer); KC (Working); UKC (Guardian)     Doberman Pinscher Overview Originating in Germany in the 1860s, the Doberman Pinscher developed by Louis Doberman was and used as a personal guard and watch dog, vermin eradicator, …

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 …

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. …

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 …

Bullmastiff

AKC Breed Group: Working Other Registries: AKC (Working); ANKC (Utility); CKC (Working); FCI (Molossoid); KC (Working); UKC (Guardian)     Bullmastiff Overview The Bullmastiff was developed in England in the 19th century by cross-breeding Olde English Bulldogs and English Mastiffs. This dog was bred to not only track down, but …

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. …

Boerboel

Breed: Boerboel AKC Breed Group: Working     Boerboel Overview The Boerboel, also called the Boel, is a uniquely South African breed. The name is derived from ‘Boer’, meaning ‘Farmer’ in Dutch and Afrikaans. This makes the Boerboel, the boer’s dog or the farmer’s dog. The South African Boerboel is …

Belgian Malinois

Breed: Belgian Malinois AKC Breed Group: Herding Other Registries: ANKC (Working); CKC (Herding); FCI (Sheepdogs); KC (Pastoral); UKC (Herding)   Belgian Malinois Overview Protective, strong, and territorial, this dog breed is a great working dog and excels at obedience training. This dog breed is often used as a watchdog. …

Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog

Breed: Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog Breed Group: Working Dogs     Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog Overview A rare and intelligent dog breed. The Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog falls within the Mastiff breed. This breed is almost extinct, with only between 100 and 200 Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog’s remaining …

Anatolian Shepherd

Breed: Anatolian Shepherd AKC Breed Group: Working Dogs Other Registries: ANKC (Utility); CKC (Working); FCI (Molossoid); KC (Pastoral); UKC (Guardian)   Summary: The Anatolian Shepherd Dog was developed to be a shepherd’s companion and a livestock guardian. Originally from Turkey he was bred to be the same size …

Alaskan Malamute

  Summary: The Alaskan Malamute is a strong, fearless dog and it is considered to be one of the oldest dog breeds whose original looks have not been altered in time. He requires consistent work and leadership or he can become bored very quickly. The average height of …

Akita

Breed: Akita AKC Breed Group: Working Other Registries: ANKC (Utility); CKC (Working); FCI (Spitz and Primitive); KC (Utility); UKC (Northern)   Summary: The Akita, originally used to guard royalty in feudal Japan, is a large and powerful dog breed that has an intimidating appearance. He was also used …