Dog Breeds

Affenpinscher

Affenpinscher

Affenpinscher’s get along with other dogs and pets, there active, adventurous, curious, fearless, earnest, fun living; loyal dogs that enjoy family life. The Affenpinscher is not a common breed by some estimates there are less than 500 of them in the United States.

Afghan Hound

Afghan Hound

One of the great sights in the canine world is an Afghan Hound running at speed; its smooth action surrounded by a moving cloud of silken hair has to be seen to be believed. This great sight hound is one of the most glamorous of all the dog breeds.

Airedale Terrier

Airedale Terrier

The largest of all the terrier breeds, this is yet another designer dog bred by working men for specific purposes. Airedales make grand companions and show dogs, winning at the highest level.

Akbash

Akbash

Also known as the Turkish Guard Dog or the Akbas, this breed has been protecting the flocks of sheep and goats in western Turkey for many years. The word ‘akbash’ means ‘white head’. It has also sometimes been called the Akkush Dog. ‘Akkush’ means ‘white bird’.

Akita

Akita

This much loved Japanese breed. The Akita dates back some three hundred years and today resembles the Japanese dog found carved in early Japanese tombs. Its ears, carriage and distinctive tail are unmistakable. The Akita is the largest dog in Japan today.

Alaskan Malamute

Alaskan Malamute

The Alaskan Malamute has existed since ancient times as a sledder and hunter. This friendly and affectionate breed rarely barks, but they are known to howl loudly. Their independent spirit and stubborn nature makes them a match for an assertive handler.

American Cocker Spaniel

American Cocker Spaniel

There is some confusion over names between this breed and the English Cocker Spaniel. To Americans, this is simply THE Cocker Spaniel. To English enthusiasts, the English Cocker Spaniel is THE Cocker Spaniel.

American Eskimo Dog

American Eskimo Dog

Originally known as the American Spitz, the dog acquired its new name in 1917. Its nick-name is the Eskie. It was bred exclusively as a household companion dog. The breed has been popular in America since the beginning of the 20th century.

American Foxhound

American Foxhound

This breed, developed from imported English Foxhounds, was at first used to hunt the grey fox, hut was later pitted against the faster, imported English red fox. The American Foxhound is a taller, slimmer version of its English ancestor.

American Hairless Terrier

American Hairless Terrier

In 1972 a naked puppy appeared in a litter of otherwise normal Rat Terriers. Her name was Josephine and she was to become the first of an entirely new breed of small, hairless companion dogs. Her owners, Edwin and Willie Scott of Trout, Louisiana.