Detailed Breed Information
- The American Water Spaniel is, clearly, an American hunting breed, though it was developed from the extinct English Water Spaniel, Irish Water Spaniel, and Flatcoated Retriever. Click here to learn more about the American Water Spaniel.
- It is impossible to know the exact origins of the Alaskan Malamute, or how long the breed has been in existence, though it is possible to imagine that they, along with their human partners, crossed a land or ice bridge over the Bering Strait into Alaska from Russia and Asia millennia ago. Click here to learn more about the Alaskan Malamute.
- The English Foxhound is the prototype for many of the scent hounds, including the American Foxhound. Click here to learn more about the American Foxhound.
- The Australian Cattle Dog is a working dog, bred to herd and protect cattle. Click here to learn more about the Australian Cattle Dog.
- With its ancient origins in Turkey more than 6,000 years ago, the Anatolian Shepherd was bred to guard and protect flocks from predators. Click here to learn more about the Anatolian Shepherd.
- The Australian Shepherd is a well-travelled breed, probably originating with Basque shepherds, brought to Australia with these shepherds when they immigrated there from Europe, then brought to the United States in the 1800s when Basque shepherds immigrated to America from Australia. Click here to learn more about the Australian Shepherd.
- The American Eskimo Dog is a member of the ancient and wide-ranging Spitz family of dogs, and comes in three sizes: toy, miniature and standard. Click here to learn more about the American Eskimo Dog.
- The original Australian Terriers made their first appearance at a dog show in Melbourne in 1868; this breed was the first Australian breed to be recognized and shown in its native land, and the first Australian breed to be accepted officially abroad. Click here to learn more about the Australian Terrier.