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A board about dog breeds. Find information on their activity level, temperament, and possible health concerns. - http://www.petsterritory.com/all-about-pets/index/303/dog-breeds-list

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Giant Schnauzer

Also named Reisenschnauzer, Munchener, Russian Bear Schnauzer, and Munich Schnauzer, the Giant Schnauzer is considered a working dog by the American Kennel Club and boasts a strong personality that matches his size. It is a large, powerful, and relia...

Basenji

Basenji

The Basenji is one of the oldest and most primitive of all dog breeds. This animal was discovered by Pygmy hunters in the lands of the African Congo. The early tribes used them as pack hunters which helped drive small game into net traps.

Border Collie

Border Collie

The Border Collie has been bred for over 100 years with functionality as the number one priority. These sheep herding dogs were abundant in Great Britain during the 1800s, however they were made up of different types. Most of these dogs were considered to...

Bull Terrier

Bull Terrier

Dog fighting and bull baiting were considered to be a leading form of entertainment throughout Europe in the past. Owners of these warrior dogs were in a constant state of breeding different strains in order to produce increasingly better and stronger fig...

Cairn Terrier

Cairn Terrier

The Cairn Terrier has all of the characteristics of a terrier as you would expect, but with extra sensitivity and affection. The Cairn is bold, inquisitive, scrappy, and a bit stubborn, while at the same time is responsive to the commands given and always...

Chihuahua

Chihuahua

The Chihuahua is a popular favorite of the toy dog group among dog enthusiasts. This spicy little character of a dog is extremely devoted and loyal to its owner. Although reserved with strangers and a little aggressive towards other dogs, the ...

Boston Terrier

Boston Terrier

Most dog breeds have very little documentation to show proof of their origin and ancestry. Because of this lack of factual history, the information on most of these breeds are assumed as best possible, however, the history of the Boston Terrier is d...

Chow Chow

Chow Chow

Many people compare the Chow Chow to the Spitz dog breed, simply because they share many of the same characteristics. It is been assumed that because they are so closely related, the Chow Chow is actually a descendant from the Spitz family. Unfortun...

Dalmatian

Dalmatian

The Dalmatian is easily known by its striking black-spotted pattern design. However, the origin of this interesting color pattern is still unknown. Its name however, stems from Dalmatia, which is a region located in western Yugoslavia. This dog breed was ...

Gordon Setter

Gordon Setter

Considered to be one of the most reliable bird dogs in the sporting group, the Gordon Setter can run and hunt for an entire day if left up to him. With seemingly endless energy and always on the looking for a bird, this breed needs constant time outside i...

Labrador Retriever

Labrador Retriever

The Labrador Retriever is currently listed as the number one registered dog with the AKC. This dog breed is ranked very high by dog enthusiasts on all levels; playfulness, friendliness towards strangers and pets, easy to train, affectionate, and even make...

Papillon

Papillon

Papillon dogs are ancestors of the Dwarf Spaniels that were extremely popular throughout Europe as early as the 16th century. The name Papillon is French which means “butterfly”. It was given to these dogs because of the resemblance to a butte...

Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Pembroke Welsh Corgi

The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is an all-natural herding dog. As member of the Herding Group, this breed is short in stature, with a long frame. They have fox-like features, making it highly popular with families around the world. Weighing from 25 to 27 lbs, th...

Rottweiler

Rottweiler

The Rottweiler is a physically imposing and intimidating looking dog that ranks at the top of the charts for being an excellent watchdog and a family protector. This dog breed has a history that is said to have stemmed from the Romans, used as drove...

St. Bernard

St. Bernard

The Saint Bernard is one of the highest recognized members of the Working Group. A gentle and affectionate breed, this dog is highly devoted to its family and always willing to please. They are wonderful around children (although may not be playful enough...

Scottish Terrier

Scottish Terrier

Although there is a bit of confusion concerning the background and origin of the Scottish Terrier, researchers do have conclusive documentation and information that shows this dog breed thriving back to the late 1800s. What is the confusion about? For sta...