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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: β€˜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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