Category: Dog Breeds

Afghan Shepherd

Afghan Shepherds are categorized under the category of herding dogs, and it can also be deemed as a guard dog and a working dog. Afghan Shepherds are also known as Kuchi Dogs. Commonly associated with nomad life in regions of Afghanistan, they are used mainly to herd flocks of livestock and to protect them from […]

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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 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 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 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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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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Akita

The Akita Inu, also known as the Akita, is categorized under the AKC (American Kennel Club) category of working dogs. Akitas, named after the province of Akita in Japan, are of Japanese descent, dating back to the 1600s, and are most likely descended from northern Spitz-type breeds (breeds with long and thick fur, pointed ears, […]

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Airedale Terrier

Airedale Terriers are categorized under the AKC (American Kennel Club) category of terriers. Airedale Terriers are a relatively young breed, created in the 19th Century by the working class in northern England. Originally known as the Waterside and Bingley Terriers, Airedale Terriers are descended from a now-extinct breed of terriers. Crossed with the Otterhound, Airedale […]

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