Dog Breeds

American PitBull Terrier

American PitBull Terrier

A fairly old breed by American standards, the American PitBull Terrier’s ancestors were introduced to the US in the mid-1800s by Boston-Irish immigrants. These dogs were combined with stock from England and Scotland which dated back to before 1900.

American Staffordshire Terrier

American Staffordshire Terrier

Americans diverted from the old Staffordshire Bull Terrier-type dog through varied infusions. There was not so much emphasis on breeding a distinct type as there was in developing a great fighting machine. The resulting dog is one of tremendous stamina.

American Water Spaniel

American Water Spaniel

The American Water Spaniel is descended from water dogs and spaniels who accompanied immigrants and settlers to the United States. The breed was used as a jump-shooting retriever, and the dog would retrieve the ducks whether they fell on land.

Anatolian Shepherd

Anatolian Shepherd

This large mastiff-type breed originated in Turkey where it was used primarily as a guardian of flocks. When first recognized in the United Kingdom, the breed was known as the Anatolian Karabash, a move that proved controversial with some breeders.

Appenzeller Sennenhund

Appenzeller Sennenhund

Also known as the Appenzeller Sennenhund the Bouvier d’Appenzell, the Appenzell Mountain Dog or simply the Appenzeller, this breed was used as a general-purpose farm dog in addition to its main function of herding cattle. The Appenzeller was developed in the Swiss.

Australian Bulldog

Australian Bulldog

This is a new breed, developed in Queensland, Australia, towards the end of the 20th century. It is the creation of dog-breeder Pip Nobes of Toowoomba, who loved the British Bulldog but was upset by the health problems it was encountering in its exaggerated, modern form.

Australian Cattle Dog

Australian Cattle Dog

Seemingly tireless even after a long day's work out on the range, this powerful breed had an important role as a cattle driver during Australia's early history. It retains a touch of wilderness today. This Aussie icon has a compelling drive and determination.

Australian Kelpie

Australian Kelpie

If you need a good sheep herder, the Australian Kelpie is one of the best. They are workaholics, who remain tireless even in high temperatures. The latter is only slightly less active. The Kelpie is an Australian breed, developed and maintained as a working sheepdog.

Australian Shepherd

Australian Shepherd

This playful breed was actually developed in the United States where it has remained a popular working dog and pet. The Australian Shepherd is highly obedient, and will love to perform tricks for an audience. They also make good guard dogs.

Australian Terrier

Australian Terrier

Quieter than your average terrier, the Australian Terrier makes a top watchdog. This courageous breed was originally developed to help early Australian settlers control rodent and snake numbers. This breed has remained a faithful companion.