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Title: Types of Dogs

Types of Dogs
English Springer Spaniel
  • It originated from Europe.
  • During the 1600s it was an ideal companion for
    hunters in Europe
  • It is used in all types of terrain, especially
    one that is thick with brambles.
  • Black or liver with white marking or
    predominantly white with black and white or liver
    with tan markings.

Cocker Spaniel
  • The origin of the breed came to America in 1868.
  • The cocker spaniel has retained its early
    classification in the sporting group, and is
    recognized as the smallest member of the sporting
    dog family.
  • Many colors exist in solid and part-i-colors.

Irish Setter
  • Originated several hundred years ago in Ireland.
  • Used for bird hunting, due to speed and
  • Coat color is a mahogany red or golden chestnut.
  • Very outgoing temperament.

Golden Retriever
  • Originated in Scotland around 1865.
  • Bred to retrieve wild fowl.
  • Today, often used as guide dogs.
  • Rich golden coat, with straight or wavy hair.
  • Friendly and intelligent expression.

Afghan Hound
  • It is believed that the afghan hound existed
    thousands of years ago in Egypt and is native to
    the Sinai.
  • The breed was discovered by the western world in
    Afghanistan during the early 1800s.
  • It is used for hunting, pursuing game by sight
    and followed by huntsman on horseback.
  • Have long silky hair coat .

  • First known as a distinct breed in the 16th
    century in England.
  • Smooth coat with black or brown and usually
  • Hunts by scent and resembles a Foxhound.
  • There are two types of Beagle, 13 and 15 inch.

Norwegian Elkhound
  • It was traced back to the early Vikings in 4000
    BC to 5000 BC
  • It has been used to defend flocks from wolves,
    bears, and to protect man from wild animals
  • It was used to hunt elk .
  • Gray with darker gray saddle. The muzzle, ears
    and tail tip are black.

Shih Tzu
  • Native to Tibet, and bred in China since the 17th
  • The name of breed means lion dog.
  • The dog is represented in much Chinese art.
  • Long, luxurious hair.
  • Trusting and affectionate house dog.

  • Was held sacred in china, the land of its origin.
  • Introduction of the breed into the western world
    occurred as a result of the looting of the
    imperial palace at Peking by the British in 1860.
  • Used as a watchdog.
  • Red, fawn, black, and tan, sable,brindle, white,
    and part-i-colored.

Lhasa Apso
  • The breed originated in the country of Tibet.
  • The breed is easily trained and responsive to
  • Was used as a guard dog because of its
    intelligence, quick hearing, and an instinct for
    distinguishing intimates and strangers.
  • All colors equally acceptable with or without
    dark tips to ears and beard.
  • Heavy, straight, hard, not woolly nor silky, of
    good length, and very dense.

Papillon (Pap-ee-yon)
  • The Papillon has a long, plumed tail which is
    carried over the back.
  • It has a white coat which has patches of any
    color except liver.
  • The ears which are shaped like butterfly wings
    are carried erect or drooping.
  • Its sometimes called the butterfly dog due to
    its ears.
  • This is one of the oldest breeds with a history
    in Europe going back about 700 years.
  • It was featured in many paintings of the
    Renaissance era.
  • It was wide spread in Italy during the
    Renaissance era and later perfected by the
  • It was used as a compainion dog.

Italian Greyhound
  • Italian Greyhounds are elegant miniature
    fine-boned dogs.
  • They have a long head ending in a pointed muzzle.
  • This Greyhound is almost an exact replica of its
    larger cousins.
  • Unlike its larger cousins it is not used for
    races, but as a companion.
  • A dog similar to todays was found in a 6,000
    year old tomb in Egypt.
  • It was brought to Europe by the Phoenicians then
    was later developed by Romans.
  • This breed was favored by people such like
    Catherine the Great of Russia, Anne of Denmark,
    and Queen Victoria.

Smooth-coated Fox Terrier
  • The breed is English in origin and dates back to
    the 1800s.
  • In 1984, the AKC approves separate breed
    standards for the smooth-coated fox terrier and
    the wire fox terrier.
  • Was used to hunt den animals and was noted for
    its courage.
  • White should predominate Brindle, red or liver
    markings are objectionable. Otherwise this point
    is of little or no importance.

Cairn Terrier
  • It has a shaggy outer coat with a soft downy like
  • The coat comes in red, brindle, blackish, sand,
    and various shades of grey.
  • It is about 14in. From the forechest to its back.
  • It has small pointed ears that are usually always
  • It has been known since the 1500s but was
    presented publicly in 1909 and became popular in
  • It is one of Scotlands original Terriers.
  • It was named after piles of small stones that
    they would protect from animals. (stones were
    used to cover graves and mark borders)

Airedale Terrier
  • It is a large terrier with a wiry coat with a
    soft undercoat, a long flat head, and deep chest.
  • Its coat makes it resistant to dampness and it is
    customarily tan with black markings.
  • It was developed about a hundred years ago in the
    country of York.
  • It is named for the Valley of the Aire in
  • It was used as a vermin hunter. Was then crossed
    with an Otterhound so it would be a better
  • It has been used to hunt big game in Africa,
    India, and Canada.
  • The Airedale has also been used as a police dog
    and army sentry in World War II.
  • Now it is just a companion dog

Australian Terrier
  • Dating from the 1860s.
  • Used to guard mines and herd sheep.
  • Has good sense of smell and eyesight.
  • Is one of the smallest working terriers.
  • Sometimes has faults, such as shyness and

Airedale Terrier
  • Its from or developed in the county of York in
  • Descended from crossing in the old English
    terrier or broken hair terriers with the
  • The breed was originally used for hunting bears,
    wolves, fox, badger, weasel, and other small
  • The head and ears are tan, with the ears being a
    darker shade than the rest. The sides and upper
    parts of the body should be black or dark grizzle.

Skye Terrier
  • Originated on the Isle of Skye, near the
    northwestern coast of Scotland.
  • Became the pet for the English aristocracy in the
    16th century.
  • Hair on the head falls over eyes and forehead.
  • Color can range from dark gray, blue or fawn.

Shetland Sheepdog
  • The Shetland sheepdog is a breed that probably
    descended from the collies that were brought to
    the Scottish island of Scotland.
  • These collies developed in miniature because of
    the environment, a form being crossed with small
    border collies.
  • Used to herd cattle, sheep, any farm animals.
  • Black, blue merle, and sable Marked with varying

Old English Sheepdog
  • Developed in Englands West Country by farmers
    needing an agile dog to drive livestock to
  • Widely used in agricultural areas by the 19th
  • Its exact ancestry is not known, but some believe
    its ancestors were the scotch bearded collie,
    while others believe it descended from a long-
    haired Russian Breed called the Owtchar.
  • It has been used as a guard dog, sled dog, and
  • Any shade of gray, grizzle, blue or blue merle
    with or without marking or in reverse.

Welsh Corgi
  • Two breeds, the Cardigan and Pembroke.
  • Pembroke, early 12th century and the Cardigan,
    even earlier.
  • Corgi mean dwarf in Welsh.
  • Cardigan has a docked tail, while the Pembroke
    has a fox like tail.

Shetland Sheepdog
  • Developed to herd the sheep of the Shetland
  • Bred from rough-coated Collies, called
  • Hair forms a mane around neck.
  • Coloring can be black, blue-gray or sable with
    white or tan markings.

Alaskan Malamute
  • Nordic dog descended from the Artic wolf.
  • First used 2000-3000 years ago my Alaskan
  • One of the oldest Artic dogs and was named for
    the native Innuit tribe called Mahlemute (now
    spelled Malamute).
  • Bred with outside strains with the increase in
    the popularity of sled racing as a sport
  • The usual colors range from light gray
  • Light gray to shadings to black and sable,
    always with white underbodies - parts of the legs
    feet and part of mask markings.

Siberian Husky
  • Was originated by the Chukchi people of
    Northeastern Asia as an endurance sled dog.
  • The breed was brought to Alaska in 1909 at
    compete in the All Alaska Sweepstakes Races.
  • Is used as a sled dog early in t e generation.
  • All colors from black to pure white. A variety of
    markings on the head are in common.

  • The poodle originated in Germany where it was
    known as the Pudel.
  • For years it has been known as the national dog
    of France.
  • Was commonly used as a retriever and as a circus
    trick dog.
  • The coat is an even and solid color at the skin.
    In blues, grays, silvers, browns, cafe-au-laits,
    apricots and creams the coat may show varying
    shades of the same color.

  • Originated in Dalmatia.
  • Known as coach dog, because it use to follow
    horse-drawn carriages.
  • Today known as firehouse dog, because is often
    used as a firefighters mascot.
  • White with black or brown spots.

  • Developed in Germany around the 19th and 20th
  • Ancestors of breed was used for dog-fighting and
  • Later in Germany was introduced to police work
    and guide dog.
  • Very muscular body.

  • Developed in China, then imported to England in
    the 16th century.
  • Dog has short, small body with profuse wrinkles.
  • Color is silver or apricot-fawn, with black mask.
  • Playful and loving temperament.
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