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Domestic Dog Breeds

The Central Asian Shepherd was developed naturally in a large territory which spans from the Ural Mountains, to the Caspian Sea, to modern Turkey, to northwest China. The breed has been in existence for around 4,000 years, and is closely related to the...

The Cesky Terrier, also called the Bohemian Terrier is a small dog which originated in Czechoslovakia. It is a relatively new breed, first recognized by the FCI in 1963 and the UKC in 1993. The breed's original purpose was to hunt vermin, such as foxes...

The Catahoula Leopard is one of North America's oldest breeds, named after Catahoula Parish in Louisiana. It might have descended from Mastiffs and Greyhounds brought to Louisiana in the 16th century by Hernando de Soto. These dogs were crossed with se...

The Cesky Fousek is a Czech gun dog. It is a versatile breed that is thought to be ancient; however standards for the breed weren't developed until the 1900s. In the 1920s the breed nearly became extinct, but breeding with German Wirehaired Pointers sa...

The Caucasian Shepherd is a popular Molosser-type breed for shepherds who need strong protection for their property and flocks. The breed should be healthy, muscular, strong and mild-mannered. There are two types of Caucasian Shepherd: Mountain and ...

The Catalan Sheepdog is a European breed which makes an excellent sheepdog. It is very intelligent and often guards sheep with no help or instruction from its owner. It can also be a wonderful companion. The Catalan Sheepdog stands 17 to 19 inches t...

The Carolina Dog is a wild swamp dog discovered in the late 1970s. The breed was discovered by a Senior Research Ecologist at the University of Georgia, Dr. I. Lehr Brisbin Junior. When he was working at the Savannah River site, he came across a stray ...

The Cardigan Welsh Corgi is one of two types of Corgi; this particular breed originated in Cardiganshire, Wales, thus its name. The phrase "cor gi" is sometimes translated as "dwarf dog" in Welsh. It was originally bred as a farm guardian, and was then...

The Azores Cattle Dog, also known as the Cão Fila de São Miguel or São Miguel Cattle Dog originated on the largest island in the Azores, São Miguel. It was recognized in 1995. The breed is medium-sized and muscular, with a strong jaw. I...

The Cane Corso is a lean, molosser type dog. It is an Italian breed used predominantly as a guard dog. It is not as bulky as other Mastiffs and is much more athletic looking. The Cane Corso stands 23 to 27 inches high and weighs 88 to 110 pounds. Th...

The Canadian Eskimo Dog, also called the Canadian Inuit Dog is a large Arctic dog. It is often considered to be North America's oldest and rarest purebred indigenous domestic dog. The breed was once used as a method of transportation in Canada. The ...

The Canaan Dog is Israel's national breed, which has existed in the Middle East for thousands of years. It has the appearance of a wild dog combined with a medium collie-type breed, and belongs to the Spitz family. The Canaan Dog has ears which stan...

The Cairn Terrier originated in Scotland. It is one of the oldest terriers as well as one of the oldest working breeds in Scotland; it was bred to hunt burrowing prey. The average Cairn Terrier stands between 9 and 13 inches tall and should weigh 13...

The Bullmastiff, a cross between the Old English Bulldog and the English Mastiff is a powerful breed. It was originally bred in the 1800s to tackle poachers, and its size is a reflection of that. The Bullmastiff is generally 24 to 27 inches tall and...

The Bulldog, also called the British or English Bulldog is a stocky, medium-sized breed that originated in England. The term "bulldog" was first used in the late 1500s. The Bulldog was bred in England over a period of time; it is a cross between a pug ...

The Bull Terrier, also called the English Bull Terrier, is a thick-set breed in the terrier family. Its most recognizable feature is its "˜egg shaped' head, flat on the top, with a Roman muzzle. The Bull Terrier has close-set, triangle-shaped eyes,...

The Broholmer, from Denmark, is a large molosser type of dog. It typically weighs 110 to 132 pounds and its coat can either be black or fawn with a black mask. The Broholmer is a guardian breed named after a game-keeper who lived in the 1700s, Seheste...

The Brittany is a gun dog bred in France primarily bred for hunting birds. The breed is often recognized as a spaniel; however its working characteristics show similarities to a setter or a pointer. The Brittany has very long legs and a solid, athle...

The Briard is a large French dog, bred expressly to guard and herd sheep. The Briard also shows talent in search and rescue, police work, military work, and as a messenger, companion and watch dog. The breed is very independent and often left on its ow...

The Brazilian Terrier is a hundred-year-old breed which combines the Fox Terrier with other small breeds, and it is one of the only two dog breeds developed in Brazil. The Brazilian Terrier is a pack hunter with stronger than average instincts. The ...