• Australian Cattle Dog
    The Australian Cattle Dog, originally known as the Queensland Blue Heeler, was specifically created by early ranchers in Australia who needed a dog capable of handling sheep and cattle in the wide-open spaces of that country. (A Heeler is a dog that works the cattle by nipping at their heels.) In the 1830s, a hardy, […]
  • American Water Spaniel
    The American Water Spaniel, also known as the Brown Spaniel, was developed in the 1800s in the Midwest of the USA. Its probable ancestors are mainly the Irish Water Spaniel, along with some Curly-Coated Retriever and Field Spaniel. It was developed as a hunting dog; it flushes or springs waterfowl mostly and then retrieves it […]
  • American Pit Bull Terrier
    Although the American Pit Bull is a very intelligent and loyal dog, it is probably best known to the general public as a vicious attack dog. The breed is powerful, with very strong and powerful jaws. It has a highly assertive personality, which makes it the responsibility of the owners to train properly, with a […]
  • American Eskimo Breed
    The American Eskimo can be traced back over 6000 years through the spitz family, to the German Spitz in particular, and not according to popular belief from to of the sled dogs in the Working Group. It was formally called the American Eskimo in 1913 when it became recognized by the United Kennel Club. A […]
  • Alaskan Malamute Breed Information
    Native to the northern regions of the Western hemisphere, this member of the Spitz family was originally bred by a tribe of Inuit’s, the Mahlemuts. The Malamutes were all-purpose dogs and performed tasks such as hauling sleds in winter, carrying packs of freight in summer, guarding herds of caribou and hunting polar bear, moose or […]
  • Airedale Terrier Breed Information
    Known as the “King of Terriers,” the Airedale rightly deserves the title. Farmers and fishermen in the area of Yorkshire between the rivers Aire and Wharfe, developed the breed to serve a dual purpose: they needed a dog that would keep the populations of fish-eating otters and crop-eating rats down. By crossing the Black and […]