Pedigreed Breeds

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139 entries in this category

    Affenpinscher

    The Affenpinscher is rough haired, small and compact with a monkey-like expression. Fearless, alert, persistent and devoted, sometimes full of quick-tempered passion. He is an agreeable family dog in all aspects.

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    Afghan Hound

    Glamour in the dog world comes in many forms but the Afghan Hound must be in the top ten of anybody’s list. The first Afghan Hounds arrived in Britain in the early 1900s and one, called Zardin, won in spectacular style at the 1907 Crystal Palace show

    Source: http://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/services/public/breed/display.aspx?id=1001

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    Alaskan Malamute

    The Alaskan Malamute, one of the oldest Arctic sled dogs, is a powerful and substantially built dog with a deep chest and strong, well-muscled body.

    Source: http://www.akc.org/dog-breeds/alaskan-malamute/

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    American Cocker Spaniel

    The American Cocker Spaniel is a breed of sporting dog. It is a spaniel type dog that is closely related to the English Cocker Spaniel; the two breeds diverged during the 20th century due to differing breed standards in America and the UK. In the United States, the breed is usually called the Cocker Spaniel, while elsewhere in the world, it is called the American Cocker Spaniel in order to differentiate between it and its English cousin.

    Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Cocker_Spaniel

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    American Staffordshire Terrier

    The American Staffordshire Terrier also known as Amstaff is a medium-sized, short-coated American dog breed. In the early part of the twentieth century the breed gained social stature and was accepted by the American Kennel Club as the American Staffordshire Terrier in 1936.

    Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Staffordshire_Terrier

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    Australian Cattle Dog

    The Australian Cattle Dog (ACD), or simply Cattle Dog, is a breed of herding dog originally developed in Australia for droving cattle over long distances across rough terrain.

    Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_Cattle_Dog

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    Australian Kelpie

    The Australian Kelpie, or simply Kelpie, is an Australian sheep dog successful at mustering and droving with little or no guidance. It is a medium-sized dog and comes in a variety of colours.

    Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_Kelpie

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    Australian Shepherd

    The Australian Shepherd, commonly known as the Aussie, is a medium size breed of dog that was developed on ranches in the western United States. Despite its name, the breed was not developed in Australia, but rather in the United States where they were seen in the West as early as the 1800s.

    Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_Shepherd

     

    The Australian Shepherd was given its name because of the association with Basque Sheepherders who came to the United States from Australia in the 1800’s.

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    Barbet

    A very ancient breed, common throughout France, used for hunting waterfowl and described or mentioned in several works as early as the 16th century. Medium proportions, medium size, characterized by a thick, woolly coat which guarantees efficient protection against cold and damp. The coat forms a beard (French barbe) on the chin, which gave the breed its name (Barbet). Even disposition, very attached to his master, very sociable, loving water even when very cold.

    Source: http://www.fci.be/en/nomenclature/FRENCH-WATER-DOG-105.html

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    Basenji

     The Basenji originated in the "African Congo, where they had been used as an all purpose hunter working by sight and by scent.""
     Basenji "history extends back to the time of the Pharaohs and paintings in their tombs bear a similar resemblance to the breed. Gazelle like in his elegance and with a stylish, swinging stride, he is catlike in his cleanliness and has no bark which is replaced by a yodelling sound."
     source: http://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/services/public/breed/display.aspx?id=1002&uDesc=1
     

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    Basset Hound

    Depicted by cartoonists the world over as a kindly but worried canine buffoon, the Basset deserves his popularity as a family dog. Happy by the fireside or on the moors, he is a dog capable of hunting his natural prey, the hare, persistently at a relatively slow pace over prodigious distances.

    Source: http://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/services/public/breed/display.aspx?id=1003

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    Beagle

    A member of the hound group, it is similar in appearance to the foxhound, but smaller with shorter legs and longer, softer ears. Beagles are scent hounds, developed primarily for tracking hare, rabbit, deer, and other small game.

    Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beagle

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    Bearded Collie

    The ‘Beardie’, as he is affectionately known, is a hardy dog with a lovable temperament. His handy size and adaptability, combined with workmanlike qualities, have given him a following far outside the farming community. Ideally suited to life in the country, with a double weather-resistant coat and active nature, he is a happy dog, neither timid nor aggressive. Ready to join in any activity, he has an enquiring expression that seems to ask‘ Well, what shall we do now?’ Gentle, and good with children and adults, he makes an ideal member of a fun-loving family.
    Source: The Kennel Club: http://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/services/public/breed/display.aspx?id=5109

     

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    Beauceron

    The Beauceron is a guard dog and herding dog breed falling into the working dog category whose origins lie in the plains of Northern France.

    Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beauceron

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    Bedlington Terrier

    The linty coat and distinctive arched loin of the Bedlington and his long head give him a lamb-like appearance, but he is an excellent dispatcher of vermin from rabbit to fox. The origins of the breed are much debated with some suggestion of the Bull Terrier and the Otterhound and perhaps some Dandie Dinmont but as in many breeds there is some dispute in the background of the breed.
    Source: http://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/services/public/breed/display.aspx?id=3061

     

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    Bernese Mountain Dog

    They are one of 4 tri-coloured Swiss Mountain Breeds, (Appenzeller, Entlebucher and Great Swiss Mountain Dog being the other), but are the only one with longer coat. The Bernese is still popular in Switzerland generally but especially in the hills of the Bernese Oberland.

    Source: http://www.bernese.co.uk/

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    Bichon Frise

    A Bichon Frisé (/ˈbiʃɒn ˈfriz/ or /ˈbiʃɒn frɪˈzeɪ/; French, meaning curly lap dog), is a small breed of dog of the Bichon type.

    Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bichon_Frise

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    Bichon Havanais

    The Havanese, a breed of Bichon type, is the national dog of Cuba, developed from the now extinct Blanquito de la Habana ("little white dog of Havana").

    Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Havanese

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    Border Collie

    This highly intelligent dog has an inborn instinct to work, and responds readily and eagerly to training. He was originally used for working sheep in the hills and mountains, mainly in the border counties of England, Scotland and Wales, but his prowess as a working sheepdog has now spread countrywide throughout Britain and even farther afield.

    Source: http://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/services/public/breed/display.aspx?id=5166

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    Border Terrier

    The Border Terrier is a small, rough-coated breed of dog of the terrier group. Originally bred as fox and vermin hunters, Border Terriers share ancestry with Dandie Dinmont Terriers, Patterdale terriers and Bedlington Terriers.

    Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Border_Terrier

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    Borzoi

    The Borzoi (/ˈbɔrzɔɪ/, literally "fast"), also called the Russian wolfhound (Russian: Ру́сская псовая борзая), is a breed of domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris). Descended from dogs brought to Russia from central Asian countries, it is similar in shape to a greyhound, and is also a member of the sighthound family.

    Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borzoi

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    Boston Terrier

    A real Yankee-Doodle-Dandy! Although he owes a little of his ancestry to the British Bulldog, the Boston Terrier actually came into being in the late nineteenth century in the eastern states of America when, in 1893, a mix of bull and terrier types produced the first pair of dogs that were to become the foundation of the breed.

    Source: http://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/services/public/breed/display.aspx?id=4083

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    Bouvier des Flandres

    The Bouvier des Flandres is a herding dog breed originating in Flanders. They were originally used for general farm work including cattle droving, sheep herding, and cart pulling, and nowadays as guard dogs and police dogs, as well as being kept as pets.

    Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bouvier_des_Flandres

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    Boxer

    The Boxer is a medium sized, smooth coated, sturdy dog of compact, square build and strong bone. His muscles are taut, strongly developed and moulded in appearance. His movement is lively, powerful with noble bearing. The Boxer must be neither cumbersome nor heavy, nor light or lacking in body substance.

    Source: http://www.fci.be/en/nomenclature/BOXER-144.html

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    Briard

    The Briard is an ancient breed of large herding dog, originally from France.

    Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Briard

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    Brussels Griffon

    At one time known as the Belgian street urchin, this breed originated in Belgium and has traces of Affenpinscher in its ancestry. A variety of this little dog appeared in a painting by the Flemish artist Jan van Eyck as long ago as 1434 and the breed was already standard in type by the 1600s. He used to earn his keep as a stable dog where horses for hansom cabs were kept. He arrived in Britain in the late 1800s.
    Source: The Kennel Club - http://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/services/public/breed/display.aspx?id=6154

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    Bull Terrier

    The Bull Terrier is a breed of dog in the terrier family. There is also a miniature version of this breed which is officially known as the Miniature Bull Terrier.

    Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bull_Terrier

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    Bullmastiff

    A British breed evolved from the Old English Mastiff and the Bulldog. Primarily used as a guard dog and, in olden times, to help the gamekeeper in the apprehension of poachers.

    Source: http://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/services/public/breed/display.aspx?id=5118

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    Cairn Terrier

    The Cairn Terrier is one of the oldest of the terrier breeds, originating in the Scottish Highlands and recognized as one of Scotland's earliest working dogs.

    Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cairn_Terrier

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    Cane Corso

    The Cane Corso [ˈkaːne ˈkɔrso] is a large Italian breed of dog, for years valued highly in Italy as a companion, Guard dog and hunter.

    Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cane_Corso

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    Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

    The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a small spaniel classed as a toy dog by The Kennel Club and the American Kennel Club.

    Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cavalier_King_Charles_Spaniel

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    Chihuahua, Long Coat

    The Chihuahua tʃɪˈwɑːwɑː/ (Spanish: chihuahueño) is the smallest breed of dog and is named for the state of Chihuahua in Mexico. Chihuahuas come in a wide variety of sizes, head shapes, colors, and coat lengths.

    Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chihuahua_(dog)

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    Chihuahua, Smooth Coat

    The Chihuahua tʃɪˈwɑːwɑː/ (Spanish: chihuahueño) is the smallest breed of dog and is named for the state of Chihuahua in Mexico. Chihuahuas come in a wide variety of sizes, head shapes, colors, and coat lengths.

    Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chihuahua_(dog)

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    Chinese Crested

    The Chinese crested dog is a hairless breed of dog. Like most hairless dog breeds, the Chinese crested comes in two varieties, with and without fur, which are born in the same litter: the Powder Puff and the Hairless.

    Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_Crested_Dog

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    Chow Chow

    The Chow Chow (sometimes simply Chow) is a dog breed originally from northern China,] where it is referred to as Songshi Quan (Pinyin: sōngshī quǎn 鬆獅犬), which means "puffy-lion dog".

    Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chow_Chow

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    Clumber Spaniel

    Said to have come in the first place from France more than 200 years ago, the Clumber was brought to Great Britain by the Duke of Newcastle and bred at his family home of Clumber Park in Nottinghamshire.

    Source: http://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/services/public/breed/display.aspx?id=2051

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    Collie, Rough

    The Rough Collie is the same as the Smooth Collie with the exception of coat length. The breed is thought to have evolved from dogs brought originally to Scotland by the Romans that then mated with native types.

    Source: http://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/services/public/breed/display.aspx?id=5119

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    Collie, Smooth

    The obvious difference between the breeds Rough and Smooth Collies is the coat length, which in the case of the Smooth Collie is short and flat with a harsh texture on a dense undercoat.

    Source: http://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/services/public/breed/display.aspx?id=5120

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    Dachshund, Miniature

    The Dachshund, also called Dackel or Teckel, has been known since the Middle Ages. Low, short legged, elongated but compact build, very muscular with cheeky, challenging head carriage and alert facial expression. His general appearance is typical of his sex. In spite of his legs being short in relation to the long body, he is very mobile and lithe. For decades the Dachshund has been bred in three sizes (Teckel, Miniature Teckel and Rabbit Teckel) and in three different kinds of coat (Smooth-haired, Wire-haired and Long-haired).

    Source: http://www.fci.be/en/nomenclature/DACHSHUND-148.html

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    Dachshund, Standard

    The Dachshund, also called Dackel or Teckel, has been known since the Middle Ages. Low, short legged, elongated but compact build, very muscular with cheeky, challenging head carriage and alert facial expression. His general appearance is typical of his sex. In spite of his legs being short in relation to the long body, he is very mobile and lithe. For decades the Dachshund has been bred in three sizes (Teckel, Miniature Teckel and Rabbit Teckel) and in three different kinds of coat (Smooth-haired, Wire-haired and Long-haired).

    Source: http://www.fci.be/en/nomenclature/DACHSHUND-148.html

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    Dalmatian

    The Dalmatian is a large breed of dog noted for its unique black or liver spotted coat and was mainly used as a carriage dog in its early days.

    Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dalmatian_(dog)

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    Danish-Swedish Farmdog

    Dansk/svensk gårdshund (Danish–Swedish Farmdog) is a breed of dog that has its origin in Denmark and southern Sweden, but now has become popular all over Scandinavia. 

    Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danish_Swedish_Farmdog

    The Danish-Swedish farm dog originally served to keep the farm free of rats and mice, for which it is equally suitable to today. The dogs are very teachable; and since the breed is small and light, with a lot of speed and intelligence, today they participate in various dog sports like agility, rally obedience, tracking training and obedience.

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    Dobermann

    The Dobermann is the only German breed which bears the name of its original breeder, Friedrich Louis Dobermann (02.01.1834 – 09.06.1894). He was believed to be a tax collector, offal abbatoir manager (knacker) and a part time dog catcher, legally able to catch all stray dogs. He bred with animals from this reservoir that were particularly sharp. The so called “butcher’s dogs” which were already considered a relatively pure breed at that time, played a most important role in the origination of the Dobermann breed.

    Source: http://www.fci.be/en/nomenclature/DOBERMANN-143.html

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    Dogue de Bordeaux

    The Dogue de Bordeaux, Bordeaux Mastiff, French Mastiff or Bordeauxdog is a large French Mastiff breed—and one of the most ancient French dog breeds.

    Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dogue_de_Bordeaux

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    Drever

    The Drever is a breed of dog, a short-legged scenthound from Sweden used for hunting deer and other game.

    Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drever

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    East Siberian Laika

    The East Siberian Laika (Vostotchno-Sibirskaia Laika) is a Russian breed of dog of spitz type, a hunting dog originating in parts of Siberia east of the Yenisei River.

    Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_Siberian_Laika

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    Elkhound, Norwegian Grey

    The Norwegian Elkhound is one of the ancient Northern Spitz-type breed of dog and is the National Dog of Norway. The Elkhound has served as a hunter, guardian, herder, and defender.

    Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norwegian_Elkhound

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    Elkhound, Swedish

    The Jämthund derives from a large hunting spitz found in the Forest region of the North barrier of Scandinavia and Russia. These spitzs’ probably came with the hunting tribes that migrated to Sweden thousands of years ago. Two types of wolf coloured spitz have been recognised in Scandinavia. The Norwegians decided in 1877 that the smaller was to be called Norwegian Elkhound. The large variety that was mainly known in the Swedish county of Jämtland did not match the standard for Elkhound on several points, especially not for size.

    Source: SKK: http://www.skk.se/Global/Dokument/Hundrasguiden/Svenska-raser.pdf?epslanguage=sv

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    Elkhound, White

    The White Elkhound derives from the grey Jämthund and the grey Norwegian Elkhound.The type is like the Jämthund, regarding both size and
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    English Bulldog

    One of Britain’s oldest indigenous breeds, the Bulldog is known as the National dog of Great Britain and is associated throughout the world with British determination and the legendary John Bull. The Bulldog was first classified as such in the 1630s, though there is earlier mention of similar types referred to as bandogs, a term reserved today for a type of fighting dog.

    Source: http://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/services/public/breed/display.aspx?id=4084

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    English Cocker Spaniel

    The English Cocker Spaniel is a breed of gun dog. The English Cocker Spaniel is an active, good-natured, sporting dog standing well up at the withers and compactly built.

    Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_Cocker_Spaniel

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    English Setter

    The English Setter is a medium size breed of dog. It is part of the Setter family, which includes the red Irish Setters, Irish Red and White Setters, and black-and-tan Gordon Setters.

    Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_Setter

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    English Springer Spaniel

    The name ‘Springer’ is derived from the use of this type of Spaniel to startle the bird into the air so that they spring upwards. The English Springer, with his black-and-white or liver-and-white markings, is the traditional dog for the rough-shooter – a dog capable of working tirelessly all day; ready to enter water even when he has to break ice to do it.

    Source: http://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/services/public/breed/display.aspx?id=2053

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    Eurasian

    Watchful and alert without being noisy. Very strongly developed link to his family. Reserved towards strangers without being aggressive. No hunting instinct. For the full development of these qualities, the Eurasian needs constant close domestic contact with his family and understanding, yet consistent training.

    Source: http://www.fci.be/en/nomenclature/EURASIAN-291.html

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    Finnish Hound

    Many hunters consider the Finnish Hound to be the world's best game-pursuing breed at the moment.

    The Finnish Hound is a native breed and one of the most popular dog breeds in Finland. It is used almost solely to hunt hares or foxes. It works independently, tracking either earth or airborne scent and will pursue game and bark passionately. The long hunting season for hares and foxes contribute to the breed's popularity. The Finnish Kennel Club registered 1,475 Finnish Hounds in 2012. In total, 20,030 Finnish Hounds were registered in 2003-2012.

    From: Kennelliito (The Finnish Kennel Club, IPFD Founding Partner) Native Breeds: Finnish Hound

     

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    Finnish Lapphund

    The Finnish Lapponian Dog shares its roots with the Lapponian Herder and the Swedish Lapphund. It is descended from the long-haired reindeer herding dogs that are common in the fell regions of Lapland and is nowadays a popular companion dog.  The Finnish Lapponian Dog is intelligent, brave, eager to learn, friendly and fairly submissive. Its herding instinct is strong and it displays a clear disposition to guard.

    From: Kennelliito (The Finnish Kennel Club, IPFD Founding Partner) Native Breeds: Finnish Lapponian Dog

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    Finnish Spitz

    The national dog of Finland, the Finnish Spitz, is by far the oldest of all the Finnish breeds. It was bred directly from the native landrace dog population without crossbreeding, and it has followed the Finnish people since ancient times. A dog similar to the Finnish Spitz has been found in prehistoric cave paintings. The Finnish people lived in isolated residential areas in the wilderness in the Northern part of Finland, from Kainuu all the way to Murmansk, and their dogs remained purer in comparison with dogs living more south where they easily got mixed with other dogs.

    See More:  From the Finnish Dog Museum (Online)

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    Flat Coated Retriever

    The Flat-Coated Retriever is a gundog breed originating from the United Kingdom. It was developed as a retriever both on land and in the water.

    Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flat-Coated_Retriever

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    Fox Terrier, Smooth

    It was the first breed in the fox terrier family to be given official recognition by The Kennel Club (circa 1875; breed standard 1876). It is well known, and although not a widely popular breed today outside of hunting and show circles, it is extremely significant due to the large number of terriers believed descended from it.

    Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smooth_Fox_Terrier

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    Fox Terrier, Wire

    It is a fox terrier, and although it bears a resemblance to the smooth fox terrier, they are believed to have been developed separately.

    Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wire_Fox_Terrier

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    French Bulldog

    The French Bulldog is a small breed of domestic dog. "Frenchies" were the result in the 1800s of a cross between bulldog ancestors imported from England and local ratters in Paris (France).

    Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Bulldog

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    German Hunting Terrier

    The Jagdterrier (/ˈjɑːktɛriər/ YAHK-terr-i-ər) is a type of working terrier, originating in Germany, that is used for hunting quarry both above and underground.

    Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jagdterrier

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    German Longhaired Pointer

    Strong; muscular; low set; flowing lines. Smaller dogs must have plenty of substance, but too massive and thereby clumsy dogs are not desired. Balanced, calm, temperament, good natured, easily trained.

    Source: http://www.fci.be/en/nomenclature/DEUTSCH-LANGHAAR-117.html

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    German Pinscher

    The German Pinscher is a medium-sized dog, usually weighing between 25–45 pounds (11–20 kilograms) and typically 17–20 inches (43–51 centimetres) in height, with a short coat. Colors for this breed include black and rust, red, fawn, blue and tan. The ideal German Pinscher is elegant in appearance with a strong square build and moderate body structure, muscular and powerful endurance and agility. For all countries where the Fédération Cynologique Internationale standard applies, only black and rust and solid red are allowed colors. Colors that became extinct during the world wars of the twentieth century include solid black, salt-and-pepper, and harlequin.
    Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_Pinscher

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    German Shepherd Dog

    The German Shepherd Dog is medium-size, slightly elongated, powerful and well-muscled, with dry bone and firm overall structure. The German Shepherd Dog must be well-balanced (with strong nerves) in terms of character, self-assured, absolutely natural and (except for a stimulated situation) good-natured as well as attentive and willing to please. He must possess instinctive behaviour, resilience and self-assurance in order to be suitable as a companion, guard, protection, service and herding dog.

    Source: http://www.fci.be/en/nomenclature/GERMAN-SHEPHERD-DOG-166.html

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    German Shorthaired Pointer

    A dog of noble and balanced appearance, the conformation of which ensures strength, endurance and speed. Proud attitude, smooth outlines, lean head, well carried tail, firm shiny coat and well reaching, harmonious strides emphasize its nobility. Firm, balanced, reliable, restrained temperament, neither nervous nor shy or aggressive.

    Source: http://www.fci.be/en/nomenclature/GERMAN-SHORT-HAIRED-POINTING-DOG-119.html

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    German Wirehaired Pointer

    A pointing dog of noble appearance, with harsh coat completely protecting the skin, with an attentive expression full of energy. The movement should be powerful, ground covering, flowing and harmonious. Firm, self-controlled, wellbalanced, without shyness of game, neither sensitive when shots are fired nor shy or aggressive.

    Source: http://www.fci.be/en/nomenclature/GERMAN-WIRE-HAIRED-POINTING-DOG-98.html

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    Golden Retriever

    The Golden Retriever is a large-sized breed of dog bred as gun dogs to retrieve shot waterfowl such as ducks and upland game birds during hunting and shooting parties, and were named 'retriever' because of their ability to retrieve shot game undamaged.

    Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Retriever

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    Gotlandsstövare

    The Gotlandsstövare is rectangular in body, noble but with an impression of strength and endurance.  Gotlandsstövaren is a driving hunting dog for hunting hare and fox. The race also serves as a companion provided that you take into account its strong hunting instinct and big business needs.

    Source: http://www.skk.se/sv/hundraser/gotlandsstovare/?breed=Gotlandsstövare

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    Great Dane

    By substance together with nobility, harmonious appearance, well proportioned outlines, as well as an especially expressive head, the Great Dane strikes the onlooker as a noble statue, never coarse or with refined elegance. Perfect in balance and always with clearly defined sexual dimorphism. He is the Apollo amongst all breeds. Friendly, loving and devoted to his owners. Might be reserved towards strangers, but required is a confident, fearless, easily tractable, docile companion and family dog with high resistance to provocation and without aggression.

    Source: http://www.fci.be/en/nomenclature/GREAT-DANE-235.html

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    Great Pyrenees

    The Pyrenean Mountain Dog, known as the Great Pyrenees in North America, is a large breed of dog used as a livestock guardian dog.

    Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Pyrenees

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    Greyhound

    The Greyhound is a very old European breed of dog, a sighthound which has been historically bred for coursing game and latterly Greyhound racing.

    Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greyhound

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    Groenendael (Belgian Shepherd Dog)

    The Groenendael /ˈɡroʊnɨndæl/ is a dog that is included in the Belgian Shepherd breed. In the United States it is generally recognized under the name Belgian Sheepdog.

    Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Groenendael_(Belgian_Shepherd_Dog)

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    Hälleforshund

    The Hällefors Elkhound is a medium-sized, rectangular Spitz with either a sickle or curly tail.

    Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hällefors_Elkhound

    (Google translate) The appearance and the emergence of the dogs that today are part of hällefors breed took place in parallel with the strong growth of the moose population that occurred during the 1930s in some areas of Värmland and Västmanland... Parts of the forest staff who were employed at Hellefors Bruks AB had, therefore, during the period 1935-1955 elk hunting as one of its main tasks during the autumn. A task usually performed as a one-man hunting with a capable löshund.
    The need for good hunting dogs along with a rapidly growing moose population is the foundation on which hällefors dog's creation rests.

    Source: Hällefors Dog Club http://halleforshunden.org/Jakt/Jakt.htm

    Kept as a hunting and tracking dog of elk, wild boar, bear and badgers, the breed is active and durable in the field. This breed is not recognized by the FCI.

     

     

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    Hamilton Hound

    The Hamiltonstövare is above all a working dog, bred for hunting fox and hare, working singly or in pairs rather than in a pack. The combination of working ability and a lovely temperament makes the Hamiltonstövare a pleasant shooting dog. Standing 19 to 24 inches (49 to 61 centimetres) at the withers, makes him one of the larger stövare.
    source: http://caninechronicle.com/uncategorized/masterminds-the-hamilton-hound/

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    Hovawart

    The Hovawart is a powerful, medium size, slightly elongated, long-haired working dog. Difference between sexes is clearly recognizable, specially in shape of head and build of body. Recognized working dog with versatile usage. Kind and even disposition. Has protective instinct, self-confidence and ability to take stress; of medium temperament; combined with a very good nose. His balanced body proportions and special devotion to his family make him an outstanding companion, watch, guard, tracking and rescue-dog.

    Source: http://www.fci.be/en/nomenclature/HOVAWART-190.html

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    Icelandic Sheepdog

    The Icelandic Sheepdog is a breed of dog of Spitz type originating from the dogs brought to Iceland by the Vikings. It is of similar type to the Norwegian Buhund and to the ancestor of the modern Shetland Sheepdog and Welsh Corgi.

    Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Icelandic_Sheepdog

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    Irish Red and White Setter

    It is not well known outside of Ireland that there are two breeds of Irish Setters, but is fairly certain, that the Red and White Setter is the older of the two, and that judicious selective breeding evolved the solid red colour. Strong well balanced and proportioned without lumber; athletic rather than racy. Most acceptable companion and friend in the homes and the fields. The Irish Red & White Setter is bred primarily for the field.

    Source: http://www.ikc.ie/dog-ownership/types-of-dog/breeds/native-breeds-of-ireland/native-irish-breed/51/

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    Irish Red Setter

    The Irish Red Setter Club was established in 1882 to promote the Breed. The club issued the Breed Standard in 1886, and has organised field trials and shows to set the Standard for the Breed since that time. In 1998 the club published the working style for the breed. The standard and working style together describes the physical form and working ability of the breed. The Irish Red Setter has evolved down the years into a hardy, healthy, intelligent dog, possessed of excellent working ability and great stamina.

    Source: http://www.ikc.ie/dog-ownership/types-of-dog/breeds/breed-details/50/

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    Irish Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

    The relation of the modern Irish Terrier to the Wheaten, though less well documented, appears to have been the result of deliberate breeding experiments. So the humble Wheaten probably has a fairly mixed ancestry. Despite the long history of the Wheaten, it wasn't until 1937, that the Soft Coated Wheaten was officially recognised by the Irish Kennel Club. The breed has grown steadily in popularity since and is now well known world-wide.

    Source: http://www.ikc.ie/dog-ownership/types-of-dog/breeds/native-breeds-of-ireland/native-irish-breed/74/

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    Irish Terrier

    Versatile farmyard dog, family pet, guard dog with utter contempt for danger or hurt, hunter and gundog. The dog must present an active, lively, lithe and wiry appearance; lots of substance, at the same time free of clumsiness, as speed and endurance as well as power is very essential. The Irish Terrier must be neither “cloddy nor cobby” but should be framed on the “lines of speed” showing a graceful racy outline.

    Source: http://www.ikc.ie/dog-ownership/types-of-dog/breeds/native-breeds-of-ireland/native-irish-breed/73/

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    Irish Wolfhound

    Up to the end of the17th century, Irish Wolfhounds were used for hunting wolves and deer in Ireland. They were also used for hunting the wolves that infested large areas of Europe before the forests were cleared.

    Source: http://www.ikc.ie/dog-ownership/types-of-dog/breeds/native-breeds-of-ireland/native-irish-breed/23/

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    Italian Greyhound

    The Italian Greyhound (in Italian: Piccolo Levriero Italiano) is a small breed of dog of the sight hound type, sometimes called an "I.G." or an "Iggy".

    Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italian_Greyhound

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    Jack Russell Terrier

    The Jack Russell Terrier is a small terrier that has its origins in fox hunting; it is principally white-bodied and smooth, rough or broken-coated.

    Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Russell_Terrier

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    Karelian Bear Dog

    The Karelian Bear Dog is an old breed from the forested areas of Karelia. It is a traditional big-game hunting dog that is nowadays used by hunters to corner elk and bears.

    The Karelian Bear Dog is a mid-sized, sturdily built, but not heavy, dog that is powerful and only a little longer than it is tall. It has a thick coat, which is black and white with clearly-defined markings. Its coat may, at times, have a slight shade of brown. Its eyes are relatively small, somewhat oval and dark-brown in colour. Its expression is alert and sharp. The ears are erect, mid-sized and only a little rounded at the tip.

    From: Kennelliito (The Finnish Kennel Club, IPFD Founding Partner) Native Breeds: Karelian Bear Dog

     

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    Kromfohrländer

    Medium size. There are two separate varieties, distinguished by coat type: Rough coat and Smooth coat. Adaptable, docile and highspirited companion and house-dog, somewhat reserved about strangers, with a moderate hunting instinct. Aggressiveness and timidity not desired.

    Source: http://www.fci.be/en/nomenclature/KROMFOHRLANDER-192.html

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    Labrador Retriever

    The Labrador is one of the best all-round dogs in the world. Not only used for retrieving game, he has also made his mark in the world of assistance dogs and as a ‘sniffer’ dog for drug and arms detection.

    Source: http://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/services/public/breed/display.aspx?id=2048

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    Lagotto Romagnolo

    The Lagotto Romagnolo [laˈɡɔtto romaɲˈɲɔlo] is a breed of dog that comes from the Romagna sub-region of Italy. The name means "lake dog from Romagna," originating from the Italian word lago, meaning lake. Its traditional function is a gundog, specifically a water retriever.

    Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lagotto_Romagnolo

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    Lancashire Heeler

    He is trainable but does best under a firm, kindly owner; he can be a handful if he is not kept occupied as he is possessed of a prodigious amount of energy in his small frame. If he gets excited, he can revert to his calling and take a nip at the rear end of anyone who is handy, but he is not basically a ‘biter’, being content to warn the intruder by noise accompanied by a furiously wagging tail. He has a hearty appetite to go with his super-abundant energy.

    Source: http://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/services/public/breed/display.aspx?id=5175

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    Landseer ECT

    The Federation Cynologique Internationale (FCI) recognized the Landseer as a distinct breed in 1960. In countries not affiliated with the FCI, such as Canada, the U.S. and the UK, the white and black Newfoundland is still referred to as a Landseer (descriptive); everywhere else, it is a white and black Newfoundland. Between 1945 and 1960 the Landseer Continental Type was bred as a part of the Newfoundland Clubs in Europe. As the dogs had many differences to the Newfoundland and the popularity of the Landseer ECT grew,  the breed was recognized as a separate breed.  
    Source Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Landseer_%28dog%29

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    Lapponian Herder

    The Lapponian Herder has a good temperament; it is calm, quick to learn, energetic and eager to serve. It barks a lot when working. It is friendly to people, but not suited to be a companion dog only because it demands action as well. It can handle being outdoors all the time.

    From: Kennelliito (The Finnish Kennel Club, IPFD Founding Partner) Native Breeds: Lapponian Herder

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    Leonberger

    The Leonberger is a giant dog breed. The breed's name derives from the city of Leonberg in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. According to legend, the Leonberger was ostensibly bred as a 'symbolic dog' that would mimic the lion in the town crest.

    Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonberger

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    Malinois (Belgian Shepherd Dog)

    The Malinois /ˈmælɨnwɑː/ is a medium to large breed of dog, sometimes classified as a variety of the Belgian Shepherd Dog rather than as a separate breed. It is named after the Belgian city of Malines, where the breed originated. Its name is the French word for Mechlinian, which in Dutch is either Mechelse herder or Mechelaar (one from Mechelen).

    Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malinois_(Belgian_Shepherd_Dog)

     

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    Mastiff

    The Mastiff is an extremely large dog in both height and girth, broad and deep in body, full of substance and with large strong bones. He combines grandeur with good nature. A very intelligent dog, he is not excitable, but is affectionate towards his owner. He requires plenty of human contact and good food and is best suited to a home where there are opportunities for exercise.  
    Source: http://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/services/public/breed/display.aspx?id=5129

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    Neapolitan Mastiff

    The Neapolitan Mastiff or Italian Mastiff, (Italian: Mastino Napoletano) is a large, ancient dog breed. This massive breed is often used as a guard and defender of family and property due to their protective instincts and their fearsome appearance.

    Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neapolitan_Mastiff

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    Newfoundland

    The Newfoundland is a large working dog. Newfoundlands can be black, brown, white and black (called Landseer) or gray. However, in Canada, the country of their origin, the only correct colours are black (including black with white markings) and white and black (Landseer).

    Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newfoundland_(dog)

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    Norfolk Terrier

    Prior to gaining recognition as an independent breed in 1960, it was a variety of theNorwich Terrier, distinguished from the "prick eared" Norwich by its "drop ears" (or folded ears). Together, the Norfolk and Norwich Terriers are the smallest of the working terriers.

    Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norfolk_Terrier

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    Norrbottenspitz

    It is believed that the little spitz from the North Bothnia area originates from small laikas that in prehistoric time lived with hunting tribes at the Nordkalotten. It has  survived  through  selective  laws  of  nature  where survival of the fittest is the code, hence only the really good hunting dogs had a chance. The breed is foremost known as an excellent hunting dog for forest birds. The Swedish Kennel Club registers ca 100 Norrbottenspets yearly.
    Source: http://www.skk.se/Global/Dokument/Hundrasguiden/Svenska-raser.pdf?epslanguage=sv

     

     

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    Norwegian Buhund

    The Norwegian Buhund is a breed of dog of the spitz type. It is closely related to the Icelandic Sheepdog and the Jämthund. The Buhund is used as an all purpose farm and herding dog, as well as watch dog.

    Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norwegian_Buhund

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    Norwegian Lundehund

    The Norwegian Lundehund is an ancient dog breed that was used to hunt seabirds along most of the Norwegian coast. The breed name is a combination of the Norwegian words ”lunde” (puffin, Fratercula arctica) and ”hund”, dog. Although the breed’s exact age is not known, there are descriptions of the use of dogs for puffin hunting that are more than 400 years old.

    Source: The native dog breeds of Norway - http://www.skogoglandskap.no/f…/native_dog_breeds_norway.pdf

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    Norwich Terrier

    It originates in the United Kingdom and was bred to hunt small vermin or rodents. With a friendly personality, Norwich Terriers are today mostly a companion dog breed.

    Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norwich_Terrier

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    Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

    The Toller is a medium-sized, powerful, compact, balanced, well-muscled dog; medium to heavy in bone, with a high degree of agility, alertness and determination. The Toller is highly intelligent, easy to train and has great endurance. A strong and able swimmer, he is a natural and tenacious retriever on land and from water setting himself for springy action the moment the slightest indication is given that retrieving is required.

    Source: http://www.fci.be/en/nomenclature/NOVA-SCOTIA-DUCK-TOLLING-RETRIEVER-312.html

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    Otterhound

    The Otterhound is an old British dog breed. The origins are not known. It is a scent hound and is currently recognised by the Kennel Club as a Vulnerable Native Breed...  Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otterhound

    It is estimated there are approximately 850 - 900 Otterhounds in the world today. The registration figures worldwide can be found in the Otterhound Database located on the US Otterhound Club website as they are supplied with official registrations from around the world.

     

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    Parson Russell Terrier

    The Parson Russell Terrier is a breed of small white terrier that was the original Fox Terrier of the 18th century. The breed is named after the person credited with the creation of this type of dog, the Reverend John "Jack" Russell. It is the recognised conformation show variety of the Jack Russell Terrier and was first recognised in 1990 in the United Kingdom as the Parson Russell Terrier. In America, it was first recognised as the Jack Russell Terrier in 1997. The name was changed to its current form in 1999 in the UK and by 2008 all international kennel clubs recognised it under the new name.

    Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parson_Russell_Terrier

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    Pekingese

    The Pekingese is an aristocrat, whose ancestry can be traced back to the Tang Dynasty. Similar dogs had been known in China since the eighth century, but by the early 1800s they had become the favourites of the Imperial court and no commoner was allowed to own one. However, following the British sacking of Peking in 1860, four were found and brought back to England. Subsequently, others were obtained by more normal means. The Pekingese was accepted for registration in the USA in 1909 and in the UK the following year.
    Source: The Kennel Club (Patronage): http://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/services/public/breed/display.aspx?id=6162

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    Pomeranian

    Though Britain is listed as the country of development of the Pomeranian, he is a Spitz-type dog descended from the much larger sled-hauling dogs of the Arctic. He was bred from the German Spitz before becoming known in the UK in 1870. In 1890, he entered the kennels of Queen Victoria, which popularised the breed, and the Pomeranian Club was formed the following year.

    Source: http://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/services/public/breed/display.aspx?id=6163

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    Poodle, Miniature

    The poodle has been bred in at least three sizes, including Standard, Miniature, and Toy. According to the American Kennel Club, the Standard Poodle is the oldest of the three varieties, and was later bred down to the miniature and toy sizes.

    Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poodle

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    Poodle, Standard

    Traditionally the Standard Poodle, the largest of the subtypes, was a retriever or gun dog, used in particular for duck hunting and sometimes upland bird hunting.

    Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poodle

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    Poodle, Toy

    The poodle has been bred in at least three sizes, including Standard, Miniature, and Toy. According to the American Kennel Club, the Standard Poodle is the oldest of the three varieties, and was later bred down to the miniature and toy sizes.

    Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poodle

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    Portuguese Podengo

    The Portuguese Podengo is an ancient multi-sensory hound breed of dog from Portugal. As a breed, the Podengo is divided into three size categories that are not interbred: small, medium and large.

    Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portuguese_Podengo

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    Portuguese Water Dog

    Portuguese Water Dogs are originally from the Portuguese region of the Algarve , from where the breed expanded to all around Portugal's coast, where they were taught to herd fish into fishermen's nets, to retrieve lost tackle or broken nets, and to act as couriers from ship to ship, or ship to shore.

    Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portuguese_Water_Dog

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    Pug

    A dignified dog, very intelligent, good-natured and sociable, he is robust and self-reliant, with great character and personality. An adaptable companion for both young and old, and one who integrates himself very closely with family life. He can talk with his eyes, has his mischievous moments, and usually lives to a ripe old age.
    Source: The Kennel Club: http://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/services/public/breed/display.aspx?id=6164

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    Rhodesian Ridgeback

    The Rhodesian Ridgeback is a dog breed developed in Southern Africa. Its European forebears can be traced to the early pioneers of the Cape Colony of southern Africa, who crossed their dogs with the semi-domesticated, ridged hunting dogs of the Khoikhoi.

    Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhodesian_Ridgeback

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    Rottweiler

    He is a very active dog that needs plenty of exercise, but his smooth coat requires only short periods of regular grooming to keep it in the desired shining condition.

    Source: http://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/services/public/breed/display.aspx?id=5137

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    Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka

    The creation of the breed started in 1951 in Leningrad. Following breeds Bolognese, Shih-Zzu, Lhasa-Apso were involved in the creation of the RUSSKAYA TSVETNAYA BOLONKA. 1
    Developed to be the ultimate house pet and companion, the Tsvetnaya Bolonka is a small, sturdy, balanced dog, slightly longer than tall. The breed has a wavy or curly coat.  He moves gracefully with the tail carried over the back or to either side.  He is friendly to all and shows no sign of aggression.  He is sweet, loving, intelligent, and willing to please. 2
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    1 FCI-RKF Breed Standard: Translation: Karin Biala-Gauß;

    2 North American Tsvetnaya Bolonka Club Tsvetnaya Bolonka Breed Standard (Russian Colored Lap-Dog) January 2011 (rev. 9)

     

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    Saint Bernard

    In the 11th century, monks founded a hospice as a refuge for travellers and pilgrims on the 2469 metre - high Great Saint Bernard Pass. Large mountain dogs have been kept at the hospice since the mid 17th century to guard and protect those staying there. The first photographic evidence of the presence of mountain dogs dates back to 1695, and the first written document is a hospice memo from the year 1707. The dogs were rapidly adopted as companion dogs and above all as rescue dogs for travellers who lost their way in the snow and mist. The dogs from the Great Saint Bernard Pass saved the lives of a great number of people, averting many deaths in the snow. The reputation of the Saint Bernards (then called "Barry dogs") grew throughout Europe in the 19th century thanks to chronicles published in many languages and to reports passed on by word of mouth by the soldiers who had crossed the pass with Napoleon Bonaparte in 1800. The legendary Barry became the archetype of the rescue dog.
    Source: Fondation Barry: http://fondation-barry.ch/sites/default/files/mediennews/Medienmappe_FB_E.pdf?54

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    Saluki

    The whole appearance of this breed should give an impression of grace and symmetry and of great speed and endurance coupled with strength and activity. Smooth variety: the points should be the same with the exception of the coat which has no feathering. Reserved with strangers, but not nervous or aggressive. Dignified, intelligent and independent.

    Source: http://www.fci.be/en/nomenclature/SALUKI-269.html

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    Schiller Hound

    The Schillerstövare is strong but of somewhat elegant built. The body is rectangular and should give the impression of speed and endurance. It must be well angulated and well made for maximum strength to pursue prey during a long hunting season in hard winter climate. The temperament is even, calm and easy to train and it is known as a nice family dog although it is foremost kept as hunting dog.

    Source: Swedish Native Breeds: http://www.skk.se/global/dokument/hundrasguiden/svenska-raser.pdf

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    Schnauzer, Giant

    Large, powerful, stocky rather than slim. An enlarged, powerful image of the Schnauzer. An imperturbable dog, prepared for defense, whose appearance fills with respect. Typical characteristics of this dog are his good natured, even temperament and his incorruptible loyalty towards his master. He has highly developed sense organs, intelligence, trainability, strength, endurance, speed, resistance to weather and diseases. His inborn ability to bear strain and his self assurance make him best suited for being a companion, sporting, utility and working dog.

    Source: http://www.fci.be/en/nomenclature/GIANT-SCHNAUZER-181.html

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    Schnauzer, Miniature

    Small, strong, stocky rather than slim, rough coated, elegant. A reduced image of the Schnauzer without the drawback of a dwarfed appearance. His nature is similar to that of the Schnauzer and is determined by the temperament and the behaviour of a small dog. Intelligence, fearlessness, endurance and alertness make the Miniature Schnauzer an agreeable house dog as well as a watch and companion dog which can be kept even in a small apartment without problems.

    Source: http://www.fci.be/en/nomenclature/MINIATURE-SCHNAUZER-183.html

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    Schnauzer, Standard

    Medium sized, strong, stocky rather than slim, rough haired. Typical characteristics are his lively temperament, coupled with placid composure. Typical are his good nature, his playfulness and his proverbial devotion to his master. He loves children, is incorruptible, alert, yet not noisy.

    Source: http://www.fci.be/en/nomenclature/SCHNAUZER-182.html

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    Scottish Terrier

    The Scottish Terrier (also known as the Aberdeen Terrier), popularly called the Scottie, is a breed of dog. Initially one of the highland breeds of terrier that were grouped under the name of Skye Terrier, it is one of five breeds of terrier that originated in Scotland, the other four being the modern Skye, Cairn, Dandie Dinmont, and West Highland White Terrier.

    Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scottish_Terrier

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    Shetland Sheepdog

    The Shetland Islands off northeast Scotland lay claim to a number of animals small in size. The Shetland Sheepdog is one – an active, intelligent and glamorous dog, who always wants to be ‘on the go’ and is virtually tireless.

    Source: http://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/services/public/breed/display.aspx?id=5140

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    Shih Tzu

    The roots of the Shih Tzu are in Tibet but it was developed in China, where dogs like these lived in the imperial palaces. After China became a republic in 1912, examples of the breed found their way to the West. Temperamentally, the Shih Tzu is a bouncy character and very outgoing. A complete extrovert and full of infectious enthusiasm, he makes a delightful companion who is happy to be part of any family.
    Source: http://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/services/public/breed/display.aspx?id=4102
     

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    Siberian Husky

    The Siberian Husky (Russian: сибирский хаски, "Sibirsky hasky") is a medium size, dense-coat working dog breed that originated in north-eastern Siberia. The breed belongs to the Spitz genetic family.

    Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siberian_Husky

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    Småland Hound

    The Smaland Hound (Swedish: Smålandsstövare) is a breed of dog that originated in Sweden in the 16th century. Thought to be the oldest scent hound breed native to Sweden, it was first recognized by the Swedish Kennel Club in 1921.

    Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smaland_Hound

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    Staffordshire Bull Terrier

    The Staffordshire Bull Terrier (informally: Staffie, Stafford, Staffy or Staff) is a medium-sized, short-coated breed of dog.

    Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Staffordshire_Bull_Terrier

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    Swedish Lapphund

    The Lapphunds are mainly known as the reindeer-herder but they were originally used as hunting dogs. The rearing of reindeer in a businesslike manner is relatively new. Most probably it was the Sami tribes that long ago brought the dogs with them to the Northern parts of Scandinavia.  The authentic Lapphund was facing extinction in the beginning of the 20th century.

    Source: Swedish breeds of dogs: http://www.skk.se/global/dokument/hundrasguiden/svenska-raser.pdf

    The Swedish Lapphund is the oldest of the native Swedish breeds with a history dating back thousands of years. Believed to be descended from the ancient Nordic spitz, it is one of the oldest known breeds in existence today.

     

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    Swedish Vallhund

    The breed is a popular companion dog that is still used for herding cattle at farms in its county of origin. The origin of the Swedish Vallhund is  not known. Theories about the breeds past are claiming its origin to the time of the Vikings. But if the Vikings brought their low legged spitz to the British isles where it might have played a part in the background of the Welsh Corgi Pembroke or vice versa; - the Vikings brought the Corgi back to Sweden, we will never know.
    Source: http://www.skk.se/global/dokument/hundrasguiden/svenska-raser.pdf

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    The Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen

    The Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen or PBGV, is a breed of dog of the scent hound type, bred to trail hares in bramble-filled terrain of the Vendée district of France.

    Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petit_Basset_Griffon_Vendéen

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    Tibetan Spaniel

    The Tibetan Spaniel is a breed of assertive, small, intelligent dogs originating over 2,500 years ago in the Himalayan mountains of Tibet. They share ancestry with the Pekingese, Japanese Chin, Shih Tzu, Lhasa Apso, Tibetan Terrier and Pug.

    Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tibetan_Spaniel

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    Tibetan Terrier

    The Tibetan Terrier is a medium-size breed of dog that originated in Tibet. Despite its name, it is not a member of the terrier group. The breed was given its English name by European travelers due to its resemblance to known terrier breeds. The Tibetan name for the breed, Tsang Apso, roughly translates to "shaggy or bearded ("apso") dog, from the province of Tsang".

    Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tibetan_Terrier

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    Wachtelhund

    The German Spaniel, also known as the Deutscher Wachtelhund (German quail dog), is a breed of dog that was developed in Germany around 1890, and is used as a hunting dog. Descended from the old German breed, the Stoeberer (lit. "rummager"), which became popular with commoners following the Revolutions of 1848 in the German states, who required a versatile hunting dog.

    Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_Spaniel

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    Welsh Springer Spaniel

    Thought to be comparable to the old Land Spaniel, they are similar to the English Springer Spaniel and historically have been referred to as both the Welsh Spaniel and the Welsh Cocker Spaniel.

    Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Welsh_Springer_Spaniel

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    West Highland White Terrier

    One of the most popular of the terrier breeds, the West Highland White has a cheerful, outgoing personality. He makes an ideal companion and playmate for youngsters as he is full of fun and virtually tireless.

    Source: http://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/services/public/breed/display.aspx?id=3082

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    West Siberian Laika

    The West Siberian Laika or WSL, is a breed of hunting dog. Russian publications indicate that the term West Siberian Laika loosely applied to hunting dogs originating with the Mansi and Khanty people in Ural and West Siberia, but there were no standards or registrations of WSL as such until 1930.

    Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Siberian_Laika

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    Whippet

    The Whippet (also English Whippet or Snap dog) is a dog breed of medium-size. They are a sighthound breed that originated in England, where they descended from greyhounds. Whippets today still strongly resemble a smaller greyhound.

    Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whippet

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    White Swiss Shepherd Dog

    The Berger Blanc Suisse (English: White Swiss Shepherd, German: Weisser Schweizer Schäferhund, Italian: Pastore Svizzero Bianco) is a breed of dog from Switzerland. It is of the same origins as the White Shepherd and the German Shepherd Dog, and has been recognized as a separate breed by the FCI.

    Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berger_Blanc_Suisse

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    Yorkshire Terrier

    The Yorkshire Terrier is a small dog breed of terrier type, developed in the 19th century in the county of Yorkshire, England, to catch rats in clothing mills, also used for rat-baiting.

    Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yorkshire_Terrier

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    • Royal Canin is a global leader in pet health nutrition. In an industry that continues to adapt to popular trends in cat and dog food, our mission will remain the same; to constantly bring, through Health Nutrition and shared knowledge, the most precise nutritional solution for cats' and dogs' health nutrition needs, by building on constantly deepened scientific knowledge and Royal Canin's roots in the feline and canine professional networks.

    • The Fédération Cynologique Internationale is the World Canine Organisation. It includes 92 members and contract partners (one member per country) that each issue their own pedigrees and train their own judges.

       

      The FCI has five sections: Europe, The Americas and the Caribbean, Asia and the Pacific, Middle-East and Africa.

       

      Website: http://www.fci.be/en/Presentation-of-our-organisation-4.html

       

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    • Founded and originally incorporated as a private not for profit foundation in 1966, the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals will soon celebrate its 50th anniversary. Its initial mission: To provide radiographic evaluation, data management, and genetic counseling for canine hip dysplasia.

       

      While the OFA continues to focus on hip dysplasia, today’s OFA Mission, “To improve the health and well being of companion animals through a reduction in the incidence of genetic disease,” reflects the organization’s expansion into other inherited diseases and other companion animals such as cats.

       

      Website: http://www.ofa.org/index.html
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    • The Norwegian Kennel Club (NKC) was founded in 1898, and is the largest organisation for dog owners in Norway.

       

      Website: http://web2.nkk.no/en/
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    • The SKK - Svenka Kennelklubben (Swedish Kennel Club, in English), is Sweden's largest organisation dedicated to dogs and dog owners. We represent the interests of our 300,000 members – first time dog owners, experienced breeders, hunters, dog lovers, puppy buyers, exhibitors, agility competitors and many more.

       

      Website: http://www.skk.se/en/
      Follow this link for the SKK Blog at DogWellNet

      Follow this link for more information on the Swedish Kennel Club including our organizational structure, code of ethics, and more.

    • The Irish Kennel Club promotes the responsible ownership and breeding of dogs throughout Ireland through education, registration, training and support schemes and events.

       

      Website: http://www.ikc.ie/
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    • The Kennel Club is the largest organization in the UK devoted to dog health, welfare and training. Its objective is to ensure that dogs live healthy, happy lives with responsible owners.

       

      Website: http://www.thekennelclub.org.uk
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    • Suomen Kennelliitto (Finnish Kennel Club, in English) - Established in 1889, the Finnish Kennel Club is a nationwide expert organisation on canine matters. Its aim is to promote the breeding of pedigree dogs, support diverse dog-related activities and improve dog-keeping standards in Finland. FKC disseminates expert information and serves as a comprehensive lobbying organisation for Finnish and international dog activities.

       

      Website: http://www.kennelliitto.fi/en/home
      Finnish Kennel Club Blog at DogWellNet: - under construction -

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      Mars Veterinary is a business unit of Mars Petcare, the world’s largest pet care provider. Their mission is to facilitate responsible pet care by enhancing the well-being and relationship between pets, pet owners, breeders, shelters and veterinarians through valuable insights into pets as individuals.

       

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      Mars Veterinary is a proud sponsor of IPFD's Harmonization of Genetic Testing for Dogs Initiative.

       

       

       

       

       

       

    • The VDH - Verband für das Deutsche Hundewesen (German Kennel Club in English) is the foremost organisation representing the interests of dog-owners throughout Germany – the first address to find out everything there is to know on the subject of life with dogs, on dog sports and on dog breeding. As an umbrella organisation for its 175 member clubs the VDH today represents more than 650,000 members.

       

      Website: http://www.vdh.de/en/home/
      VDH Blog at DogWellNet: - under construction -

       

      Also see the: Rasselexikon (BREEDOPEDIA) - http://www.vdh.de/welpen/rasse
      A comprehensive online reference of 343 breeds including a detailed description of each breed which covers the general appearance, the character, the history and coat. Some breed profiles contain a video presentation (in German). In addition: the Breedopedia includes addresses of VDH member clubs and breeders with VDH-seal of approval. The breed listing is alphabetical and a specific breed search function is available.

    • Agria is one of the world’s leading animal insurers, specialising in small animal and equine insurance. Founded in Sweden over 120 years ago, Agria came to the UK in 2009 and is now a prominent feature of the UK pet insurance industry. In the UK, Agria insures cats, dogs and rabbits.

    • The French Kennel Club - SOCIÉTÉ CENTRALE CANINE (SCC) - was founded in 1881 as a non-profit organization by dog fanciers aiming to replenish native dog breeds and to bring in and establish foreign ones as well. The Société Centrale Canine became soon the reference canine organization, being recognized as a public interest organization by decree of the Council of State in April 1914. The SCC is proud to be one of the founders of the FCI in 1911, together with the Kennel Clubs from Germany, Austria, Belgium and the Netherlands.

       

      Website: http://www.scc.asso.fr
      Follow this link for the French Kennel Club Blog at DogWellNet

    • Agria Djurförsäkring (Agria Animal Insurance) is one of the world's leading animal insurers specialising in small animal and equine insurance. The company dominates Scandinavian pet insurance and has recognised the importance of working closely with the veterinary profession since insuring the first horse in 1890.

       

      Website:  http://www.agria.se/
      Agria Blog at DogWellNet: - under construction -

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