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Dog Breed List. By Amy Stilley. Afghan Hound. ORIGIN: Afghanistan; ancient times ORIGINAL USE: Coursing hare and gazelle. TODAY\'S USE: L ure coursing FUN FACT: Other name, tazi , Baluchi hound Group: Hound. Beagle. ORIGIN: England; 1300s

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dog breed list

Dog Breed List

By Amy Stilley

afghan hound
Afghan Hound
  • ORIGIN: Afghanistan; ancient times
  • ORIGINAL USE: Coursing hare and gazelle. TODAY\'S USE: Lure coursing
  • FUN FACT: Other name, tazi, Baluchi hound
  • Group: Hound
beagle
Beagle
  • ORIGIN: England; 1300s
  • ORIGINAL USE: Trailing rabbits. TODAY\'S USE: Trailing rabbits, field trials, contraband detection, beagle field trial
  • FUN FACT: Beagles appeared in funny animal comic strips & animated cartoons from the 1950s with the Peanuts character Snoopy "the world\'s most famous Beagle"
  • GROUP: Hound Dog
chow chow
Chow Chow
  • ORIGIN: China; ancient times
  • ORIGINAL USE: Guardian, cart puller, food source. TODAY\'S USE: Companion
  • FUN FACT: President Calvin Coolidge and his wife owned a black Chow Chow named Timmy.
  • GROUP: Non-Sporting Dog
dalmatian
Dalmatian
  • ORIGIN: Yugoslavia; ancient times
  • ORIGINAL USE: Carriage dog. TODAY\'S USE: Companion
  • FUN FACT: The Dalmatian serves as a firehouse mascot, but in the days of horse-drawn fire carts, They would run alongside the horses, nipping at their heels to get them to run faster.
  • GROUP: Non-Sporting Dog
english springer spaniel
English Springer Spaniel
  • ORIGIN: England; 1800s
  • ORIGINAL USE: Bird flushing and retrieving. TODAY\'S USE: Bird flushing and retrieving, spaniel field trials.
  • FUN FACT: Less than a century ago, springers and cockers would come from the same litter.
  • GROUP: Sporting Dog
french bulldog
French Bulldog
  • ORIGIN: France; 1800s
  • ORIGINAL USE: Lap dog. TODAY\'S USE: Companion
  • FUN FACT: On Modern Family, Jay and Gloria\'s dog Stella is a French bulldog.
  • GROUP: Non-Sporting Dog
glen of imaal terrier
Glen of Imaal Terrier
  • ORIGIN: Ireland; Indigenous
  • ORIGINAL USE: All-around farm dog, vermin hunting, turnspit dog. TODAY\'S USE: Companion, earthdog, farm dog
  • FUN FACT: Other name isIrish Glen of Imaal Terrier
  • GROUP: Terrier Dog
harrier
Harrier
  • ORIGIN: Great Britain; Middle Ages
  • ORIGINAL USE: Trailing hares. TODAY\'S USE: Trailing hare and fox
  • FUN FACT: The breed has existed in America since the Colonial times.
  • GROUP: Hound Dog
irish wolfhound
Irish Wolfhound
  • ORIGIN: Ireland; ancient times
  • ORIGINAL USE: Coursing wolves and elk. TODAY\'S USE: Lure coursing
  • FUN FACT: The domestic dogs in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim are modeled after the Irish Wolfhound.
  • GROUP: Hound
japanese chin
Japanese Chin
  • ORIGIN: Japan; ancient times
  • ORIGINAL USE: Lap dog. TODAY\'S USE: Companion
  • FUN FACT: Another name is Japanese spaniel
  • GROUP: Toy Dog
komondor
Komondor
  • ORIGIN: Hungary; ancient times
  • ORIGINAL USE: Sheep guardian. TODAY\'S USE: Sheep guardian
  • FUN FACT: Sometimes referred to as \'mop dogs\'
  • GROUP: Working
lakeland terrier
Lakeland Terrier
  • ORIGIN: England; 1700s
  • ORIGINAL USE: Vermin hunting. TODAY\'S USE: Earthdog trials
  • FUN FACT: Hypo-allergenic (non shedding)
  • GROUP: Terrier
maltese
Maltese
  • ORIGIN: Malta; ancient times
  • ORIGINAL USE: Lap dog. TODAY\'S USE: Companion
  • FUN FACT: Other name is bichon Maltiase
  • GROUP: Toy
nova scotia duck tolling retriever
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever
  • ORIGIN: Nova Scotia; 1800s
  • ORIGINAL USE: Duck tolling and retrieving. TODAY\'S USE: Duck tolling and retrieving
  • FUN FACT: Other name is Little River Duck Dog
  • GROUP: Sporting
otterhound
Otterhound
  • ORIGIN: England; ancient times
  • ORIGINAL USE: Hunting otters. TODAY\'S USE: Companion
  • FUN FACT: Recognisedby the Kennel Club as a Vulnerable Native Breed.
  • GROUP: Hound
pembroke welsh corgi
Pembroke Welsh Corgi
  • ORIGIN: Wales; 1110s
  • ORIGINAL USE: Cattle driving. TODAY\'S USE: Cattle driving, herding trials
  • FUN FACT: Ranked at #11 in Stanley Coren\'s The Intelligence of Dogs.
  • GROUP: Herding
rhodesian ridgeback
Rhodesian Ridgeback
  • ORIGIN: South Africa; 1800s
  • ORIGINAL USE: Large game (including lion) hunting, guardian. TODAY\'S USE: Lure coursing
  • FUN FACT: Another name is African lion hound
  • GROUP: Hound
schipperke
Schipperke
  • ORIGIN: Belgium; 1600s
  • ORIGINAL USE: Barge dog, watchdog, ratter. TODAY\'S USE: Companion
  • FUN FACT: ‘Schipperke’ means "little boatman"
  • GROUP: Non-Sporting
toy fox terrier
Toy Fox Terrier
  • ORIGIN: United States; 1900s
  • ORIGINAL USE: Vermin control. TODAY\'S USE: Companion
  • FUN FACT: Other names are American Toy Terrier& Amertoy
  • GROUP: Toy
vizula
Vizula
  • ORIGIN: Hungary; Middle Ages
  • ORIGINAL USE: Pointing, falconry, trailing. TODAY\'S USE: Pointing, pointing field trials
  • FUN FACT: Other names are Hungarian vizsla, Magyar vizsla, Hungarian pointer& DrotszoruMagyar vizsla
  • GROUP: Sporting
west highland white terrier
West Highland White Terrier
  • ORIGIN: Scotland; 1800s
  • ORIGINAL USE: Fox, badger, and vermin hunting. TODAY\'S USE: Earthdog trials
  • FUN FACT: Other name is Poltallochterrier
  • GROUP: Terrier
xoloitzcuintli
Xoloitzcuintli
  • ORIGIN: Native to Mexico.
  • USE: Home and hunting companions, and today they are still very popular companion dogs
  • FUN FACT: The national dog of Mexico
  • GROUP: Non-sporting
yorkshire terrier
Yorkshire Terrier
  • ORIGIN: England; 1800s
  • ORIGINAL USE: Small vermin-hunting. TODAY\'S USE: Companion
  • FUN FACT: Pasha, Tricia Nixon Cox\'s pet Yorkie, lived in the White House during the Richard Nixon presidency
  • GROUP: Toy Dog
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