American Staffordshire Terrier

American Staffordshire Terrier

About the Breed The American Staffordshire Terrier, or Amstaff or Staffie as he is often called, is an American breed that is a combination of bulldogs and game terriers that came from England.  The bulldogs of that time were more in appearance to the Amstaff than today’s modern English Bulldog.  They were longer of leg [...]

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Bedlington Terrier

Bedlington Terrier

About the Breed The Bedlington Terrier is like no other dog breed and is known for his distinctive wooly coat, tassled dropped ears, and arched back.  He is often referred to as a little lamb or sheep, but he is far from meek as a lamb. Like many terriers, the breed originated in Northern England [...]

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Bouvier des Flandres

Bouvier des Flandres

About the Breed The large breed that is the Bouvier des Flandres, or Bouvier for short, is a natural herding breed that developed in Belgium in the late 19th century.  He was a multipurpose farm dog that excelled at herding, was able to pull carts because of his size and strength, and also could serve [...]

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Anatolian Shepherd Dog

Anatolian Shepherd Dog

About the Breed The Anatolian Shepherd Dog is a natural livestock guardian breed that comes from Turkey.  He was developed to be a hardy, rustic style breed capable of handling all weather conditions and terrain.  He is confident and assertive and most be capable of working without handler interruption.  He does not herd the animals [...]

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Belgian Malinois

Belgian Malinois

About the Breed The Belgian Malinois is a type of Belgian Shepherd dog.  The primary difference between the breeds is related to the coat.  The Belgian Turvuren is a similar color and long coated; the Belgian Sheepdog is long coated but black; the Laekenois is wire coated.  Otherwise the breeds are fairly similar in structure [...]

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Beauceron

Beauceron

About the Breed The Beauceron is an entirely French developed breed that is a mixture of various herding breeds native to France.  There were no outside foreign breeds involved in his development. He was bred to be a superior right-hand man for the shepherd.  While not an active herding or round up style dog, he [...]

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Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

About the Breed The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a smaller version of spaniel, often referred to as a toy version of spaniel.  The breed is an active sporting dog whose primary purpose is that of a devoted companion and lap dog.  He is directly descended from a variety of toy spaniels that can be [...]

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Belgian Tervuren

Belgian Tervuren

About the Breed The Belgian Tervuren is one of the herding breeds developed within Belgium.  He is very much like the other three breeds, the Belgian Malinois, the Belgian Sheepdog, and the Belgian Laekenois.  In fact, they are all considered basically the same breed of dog with minor differences such as coat length and color. [...]

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Airedale Terrier

Airedale Terrier

About the Breed The Airedale Terrier is the king of terriers, and he is the largest of the breed group.  He originated in England and was likely descended from a now extinct dog known as the black and tan type terrier.  There were likely other terriers and possibly Otterhounds in the mix as well. This [...]

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Borzoi

Borzoi

About the Breed Borzoi are one of the oldest Russian sighthound breeds, and their development was to assist the hunter in pursuit of game animals like rabbits, fox, and even wolves.  In fact, the pursuit of wolves was an honored activity to test the skill of the dogs, and a hunter would release 2 or [...]

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Cane Corso

Cane Corso

About the Breed The Cane Corso is a powerful and intimidating appearing dog to the average stranger, but he’s a gentle giant with his family.  He is one of two Italian Mastiff breeds having descended from an ancient Roman warrior dog.  The other is the Neopolitan Mastiff. Romans utilized these mastiff dogs as entertainment in [...]

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