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Domestic Dog Breeds

The Field Spaniel is a medium-sized gun dog and the first spaniel developed for confirmation showing specifically. Breeders wanted to create a solid black spaniel, instead of one with a base color and white markings. The Field Spaniel was created by br...

The English White Terrier is an extinct show ring breed. It was bred to be a pricked-ear version of the white fox-working terriers from the 18th century U.K. With show dogs becoming more popular, there was a race to improve upon various breeds, renamin...

The Eurohound originated in Scandinavia for the purpose of sled dog racing. The breed is a cross between a Pointer and an Alaskan Husky. Due to the fact that the breed comes from two unrelated yet tightly bred gene pools, it is often considered a hybri...

The Eurasier, also called the Eurasian is a spitz type companion breed which originated in Germany in 1960. The breed is a combination of the Wolfspitz, the Chow Chow, and the Samoyed. It was first officially recognized in 1973. The breed is medium-...

The Estrela Mountain Dog was bred to guard herds in the mountain range. It is one of the oldest breeds in Portugal. The breed was developed throughout hundreds of years; dogs with particular characteristics were bred to create a pure breed which has th...

The Entlebucher Mountain Dog was originally bred in Sweden to drive and guard cattle. It is also known as the Entlebucher Sennenhund, Entelbuch Mountain Dog, and the Entlebucher Cattle Dog. It is the smallest of the Swiss mountain and cattle breeds and...

The English Toy Terrier is a toy terrier often confused with the Toy Manchester Terrier. The two are very similar, but are in reality separate breeds. The two breeds have similar breed standards; however, the English Toy Terrier is a lighter dog tha...

The English Springer Spaniel is a hunting dog used for flushing and retrieving game. It was first recognized as separate from other Spaniels in the 1800s. Prior to the use of guns for hunting game, the English Springer Spaniel would "spring" a game bir...

The English Setter is a hunting breed, originally bred nearly 400 years ago to point upland game birds. Its endurance and athleticism make it proficient for hunting. The English Setter is a cross between the Springer Spaniel, Water Spaniel and Spanish...

The English Foxhound is a hunting breed, bred to hunt by scent, originally in packs. It is the original of the two Foxhound breeds. It was created in the 1500s after the deer supply in England was depleted, so they turned to hunting fox. The Foxhound i...

The English Cocker Spaniel is a hunting dog, used to drive game toward the guns. This breed has been around for over 500 years. During the mid 1800s, several types of dogs were classified as Cockers; however the breeds were reclassified later in the la...

The Elo is a German breed, first bred in 1987. The breed is a combination of nine different breeds and 16 specific dogs. The Elo is predominantly Eurasier. It is also 23% Old English Sheepdog and 10% Chow Chow. The other 6 breeds used remain in smaller...

The Dutch Partridge Dog, also known as the Drentsche Patrijshond, is an extremely rare breed used to hunt fowl. The breed resembles both the spaniel and setter families. The breed originated in the 16th century in the Netherlands and at one time was us...

The Dunker, also known as the Norwegian Hound is a scent hound, bred to hunt hares. It is named after its creator, Wilhelm Dunker, who crossed a Russian Harlequin Hound with Norwegian scent hounds to achieve the breed. The breed has a muscular body ...

The Drever, also known as the Swedish Dachsbracke, is a scent hound, bred to hunt hares, roe deer, and fox. It may be a combination of the Westphalian Dachsbracke and a beagle. The first Drever was registered in Sweden in 1913. The body of the Drev...

The Dogue de Bordeaux is a strong breed, originally bred for pit fighting, which now exists as a family pet and guard dog. The breed has been used for pulling farts, guarding flocks, and protecting castles. The Dogue de Bordeaux was developed before or...

The Doberman Pinscher is a medium to large sized breed known for its abilities as a guard dog, watch dog, or police dog. Its loyalty, intelligence, and the challenge it presents to those that provoke it make it exceptional for tasks such as these. It w...

The Cuban Mastiff, otherwise known as the Dogo Cubano or Cuban Dogge is an extinct molosser type dog, originally bred in Cuba. The Cuban Mastiff was often used for dog fighting. The Cuban Mastiff has a mostly white coat and is very large. It can wei...

The Dingo or Warrigal is a wild dog most-likely descended from the Southern-East Asian Wolf, yet typically referred to as an Australian dog. The Dingo is still found throughout Southeast Asia as well as Australia, and was named in the language of the f...

The Dalmatian is a coach dog which is easily recognized for its unique spotted coat. This ancient breed has been used as a guard dog, bird dog, trail hound, retriever, and most importantly a coach or carriage dog. The Dalmatian was once used to run in ...