Dogue de Bordeaux

The Dogue de Bordeaux, also known as the French Mastiff or the Bordeaux Bulldog, is a part of the Molosser family. It is a rather large sized dog breed with a broad head. The dog breed was named after the French city Bordeaux. An indication of the purity of the dog breed is the fact … Read more

Dandie Dinmont Terrier

The Dandie Dinmont Terrier originated in Scotland and was bred to hunt down rodents, rabbits, weasels, badger, skunks and otters. These dogs are a mixture of the Skye Terrier and the Scotch Terrier which gives them their unique elongated body shape. This breed is friendly, loving and make good family pets. They interact well with … Read more


The Dalmatian originated in Croatia (around the area of Dalmatia) and was bred to protect their master's territory which commonly would have been a horse-drawn carriage. They were also used as hunting or retrieving dogs and were commonly known as the firefighter's aid. This comes from their original breed purpose which was to lead and … Read more

Canaan Dog

Back to 2200 B.C., drawings of a dog similar to the Canaan Dog were found on graves, but this dog was first bred in the 1930's in Israel from wild dogs. The Canaan dog is well-adapted to the rough conditions of the deserts. This breed is still used by Bedouins to guard and herd sheep, … Read more

Cardigan Welsh Corgi

For about 70 years, the Pembroke and the Cardigan Welsh Corgis are known as separate breeds. There are many theories concerning the Welsh Corgi. One states that both of the varieties descended from Swedish Vallhunds, brought in the 800's to Wales by the Vikings. Another theory says that the Cardigan variety is older and was … Read more


There are three different varieties of Collie based primarily on coat appearance: Collie (Smooth and Rough), Border Collie and Bearded Collie. The Smooth and Rough Collie are considered by the AKC as varieties of the same breed and therefore are judged by the same standard with the exception of the coat. Considered to be one … Read more

Chesapeake Bay Retriever

In the winter of 1807, two Newfoundlands were brought to Maryland on an English ship. The two dogs were given to a family and were later mixed with local retrievers. This breed was first used for hunting in the Chesapeake Bay and later revealed to be an outstanding retriever.

Curly Coated Retriever

The Curly Coated Retriever originated in England and was bred to retrieve game either on land or in lakes and rivers. They are thought to be a mixture of the Irish Water Spaniel, Old Water Spaniel, Poodle, and Lab but their exact blood lineage is uncertain. These dogs make fantastic workers as they will go … Read more

Chow Chow

The Chow Chow originated in China and was bred to hunt smaller animals and to guard property. Today these dogs are used primarily for companions but in China are also considered a tasty morsel! These dogs are thought to be the original inspiration for the statues in front of Chinese temples called Fu lions. This … Read more


The Beauceron dog breed originates and has been a known dog type for centuries in France and Western Europe, but to this day is still virtually unknown to the western world. Their history is long and believed to date back to 1578. Pierre Megnin founded the breed by distinguishing two sheepdog breeds with short and … Read more