Complete List Of Dog Breeds: Page #8

Dog Breeds

Clumber Spaniel

Clumber Spaniel

Although it has an active hunting background, most of the time the Clumber Spaniel will need to be persuaded to exercise. This breed is very sociable and does not make a very effective watchdog. It has retained its love for water and requires a gentle owner.

Cocker Spaniel

Cocker Spaniel

This spaniel is believed to have originated in pre-fourteenth-century Spain. It evolved through selective breeding from several gundog breeds, depending on the terrain worked and the prey. A hallmark of this breed is its happiness when working.

Collie

Collie

Collies possess a unique protective instinct for which they have been useful as herding dogs for many years. They tend to be nervous by nature and require frequent comforting and assurance from their owners. They are among the larger dog breeds.

Corgi

Corgi

These two breeds of Corgi worked on the farms of West Wales for hundreds of generations. They were cattle dogs, moving the cattle by nipping their heels, as well as general workers, keeping the land and people's homes free from vermin.

Coton de Tulear

Coton de Tulear

The Coton de Tulear loves to accompany its family everywhere, even to the sea where it shows off its swimming ability. Small but equipped with great stamina, this dog can follow its master on horseback over a long distance.

Curly-Coated Retriever

Curly-Coated Retriever

This English breed is believed to be the result of crossing the Old English Water Dog with the Irish Spaniel. A dash of Newfoundland and Poodle are also estimated to be part of the mix. This is an independent-minded dog that is not as quick to train.

Czechoslovakian Wolfdog

Czechoslovakian Wolfdog

This dog is sometimes known as the Czech Wolfdog, but because both Czech and Slovak breeders were involved in its creation, and because it was developed before Czechoslovakia split into two, it is more correct to give it its full historical name.

Dachshund

Dachshund

Mystery veils the real origins of this alert, lively breed. Its German name is Teckel, a word found at the base of an ancient Egyptian sculpture of familiarly long-bodied, short-legged dogs. The word "Dachshund" means "badger dog", and it is one of the oldest hunting dog breeds.

Dalmatian

Dalmatian

Nowadays Dalmatians are solely companion dogs and they are rarely used for work, but this was not always the case. They were once commonly known as "carnage dogs" and they would run for miles under a carriage between the wheels or beside the horses.

Dandie Dinmont Terrier

Dandie Dinmont Terrier

Developed in England and the United States to hunt small animals, it was later used as an otter catcher by poachers and Gypsies. Its charming appearance made it a favorite among aristocrats. Paintings from before 1850 depict dogs that look like Dandie Dinmont.