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Anatolian Shepherd

The Anatolian Shepherd Dog is categorized under the AKC (American Kennel Club) category of Working Dogs. Originating in Turkey, the Anatolian is known to be a working guard dog, with great skill in protecting livestock. Developed in order to be able to withstand the harsh weather and terrain of nomads, Anatolians are well known for […]

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American Staffordshire Terrier

The American Staffordshire Terrier is categorized under the AKC (American Kennel Club) category of Terriers. Originating in England, the American Staffordshire Terrier bears multiple nicknames, including the Staffie, Stafford, Am Staff, and the American Staffy. Descended from the cross between English Bulldogs and various terriers, the American Staffordshire Terrier was used throughout the 18th Century […]

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American Water Spaniel

The American Water Spaniel (AWS) is categorized under the AKC (American Kennel Club) category of Sporting Dogs. This breed lacks a strongly documented history, but it is said to have originated in the Midwest of the United States around the 18th Century. The American Water Spaniel is a relatively unpopular breed for unknown reasons, but […]

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American Hairless Terrier

The American Hairless Terrier, also known as the AHT, is classified under the UKC (United Kennel Club) category of Terriers. This breed is a relatively new breed, originating solely from the Rat Terrier breed. American Hairless Terriers have a height range of 7 – 16 inches (18 – 41 centimeters) and a weight range of […]

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American Foxhound

The American Foxhound is categorized under the AKC (American Kennel Club) category of Hounds. The American Foxhound is considered to be a rare breed, and the breed itself originates from the United States of America. A descendant of the English Foxhound, the American Foxhound is known for its excellent sense of smell, speed, and its […]

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American Eskimo Dog

The American Eskimo Dog (nicknamed Eskies) is categorized under the AKC (American Kennel Club) category of companion dogs/non-sporting dogs. The Eskie belongs to the Spitz family, and is a Nordic breed. They are very closely related to the German Spitz, the German Pomeranian, and the Italian Spitz. Sometime during the mid 19th Century, these dogs […]

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American Cocker Spaniel

The American Cocker Spaniel, also simply known as the Cocker Spaniel, is classified under the AKC (American Kennel Club) category of sporting dogs, and is the smallest sporting dog breed. Differing from their English counterparts, mainly in terms of size, the American Cocker Spaniel is considered one of the most popular purebred dogs in America. […]

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American Bulldog

The American Bulldog, also known as the Old Country Bulldog, is classified under the UKC (United Kennel Club) category of guardian dogs. Lacking resemblance to the English Bulldog, the American Bulldog is instead similar to older (circa 17th Century) dogs that were used for entertainment fighting. Male American Bulldogs have a height range of 22 […]

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Alpine Spaniel

The Alpine Spaniel is an extinct breed that originated in the Swiss Alps and was used mainly for mountain rescues. Also called the Bernardine, this breed is thought to be the predecessor of the modern Saint Bernard and the Clumber Spaniel. Alpine Spaniels are still, to this day, one of the larger breeds of the […]

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Alpine Dachsbracke

The Alpine Dachsbracke is categorized under the AKC (American Kennel Club) category of Scenthounds. The Alpine Dachsbracke is also known as the Alpenlandischer Dachsbracke, Alpenländische Dachsbracke, and the Basset des Alpes. An Austrian breed, the Dachsbracke was bred to assist hunters in tracking prey. Dachsbrackes have a general height range of 13 to 16.5 inches […]

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Alaskan Malamute

The Alaskan Malamute is categorized under the AKC (American Kennel Club) category of working dogs. The Malamute’s name derives from an Inuit tribe called the Mahlemuts located in northwestern Alaska, and this breed is the largest and the oldest of all Arctic sled-dog breeds. A descendent of the Arctic Wolf, the Malamute is often confused […]

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Alaskan Klee Kai

Alaskan Klee Kais (AKKs) are categorized under the UKC (United Kennel Club) category of Northern Breed dogs. The AKK is also known as the Miniature Alaskan Husky. A smaller version of the Alaskan Husky, the AKK also physically resembles the Siberian Husky. They come in three size varieties. Standard AKKs have a height range of […]

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