There are many different types of dogs. They can come in many different shapes and sizes.
Akitas are large breeds of dogs that were orginally bred in Japan. Akitas are powerful, independant, and dominant. They are affectionate with people they know, but often aloof with strangers. To find more information about Akitas, click here.
Australian Shepards are medium sized dog breeds that originated from ranches in the Western United States. Australian Shepards are known for their herding abilities and are similar in tempermant to Border Collies. To find out more about Australian Shepards, click here.
Beagles are small-sized breeds of hounds, primarily developed for hunting hare. They have a great sense of smell, but are very single-minded. Because of their size they are very popular as pets. The modern breed was developed in Great Britain in the 1830s. For more information on Beagles click here.
Border Collies are herding and working dogs originally bred in the Anglo-Scottish border region. They were specifically bred for obedience and intelligence. Their original purpose was herding livestock, such as sheep. They are extremely energeticand athletic, and they are often used in sheepdog trials and other dog sports. To find out more on Border Collie click here.
Boxers are short haired, medium-sized, dog breeds originating from Germany. They have square muzzles, strong jaws, and an underbite, which makes them ideal for biting and holding onto large prey. Bowers where originally bred from Old English Bulldogs. They are usually categorized as working dogs. To find out more on Boxers click here.
Bulldogs are medium-sized, short, hefty dogs with a wrinkled face and pushed in nose. They originated in England and are viewed as an almost national symbol for the country. According to the AKC, Bulldogs are the fourth most popular breed of dogs in th USA. They are good family dogs because of their ability to forge strong bonds with children. To find out more about Bulldogs, click here.
Chihuahuas are the smallest breed of dogs and are named after the state of Chihuahua in Mexico. They can come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. Chihuahuas are an extremely old breed of dog, and it is not quite known when they originated. They are fiercly loyla to usually a single person, and will often attack other animals or humans to protect their owner. They do not usually get long too well with other breeds of dogs. These combined factors generally make them unsuitable for households with small children. To find out more on Chihuahuas, click here.
Dachshunds are short-legged, long-bodied, hound-type dog breeds. Dachshunds were developed to scent and chase burrowing animals such as badgers. They can also hunt smaller prey such as rabbits and prarie dogs. Dachshunds are playful, but can also be extrenely stubborn. To find out more about Dachshunds click here.
Dalmatians are a large breed of dogs that are most commonly known for their unique black spotted coats. The breed originated from Croatia and the historical region of Dalmatia. They have excellent endurance and stamina and are well suited to be family dogs. They are born with no spots, but as they age they develop their individual coats. To find more information on Dalmatians click here.
Doberman Pinschers are a medium-large breed of domestic dog orignally bred in 1890 by a German tax collector. They have long muzzles which allows them to have strong bites. Doberman Pinschers are intelligent, alert, and extremely loyal to their owners. To discover more about Doberman Pinschers clickhere.
Entlebucher Mountain Dogs are a medium sized breed of dog originating from the Swiss canton of Lucerne. The breed was orignally created for herding and guarding, but it has evolved into a mainly companionship type dog. The breed is generally good-natured, but needs to be socialized early on in their lives. For more information about Entlebucher Mountain Dogs click here.
German Shepherd Dogs are medium to large sized working dogs that originated from Germany in 1899. They are a memeber of the herding family, and as such, they were originally developed to herd sheep and other farm animals. Because of their strength, intelligence, and obedience, they are considered the prime candidates for many types of work available to dogs, such as military serivce, police work, and disability assitance. To learn more about German Shepherds, click here.
Golden Retrievers are a large breed of dog that was originally developed to retreive shot waterfowl and game. They have a love of the water and are easily trained basic to advanced commands. Golden Retrievers shed alot and are well suited for family life and human companionship. They are also a popular choice of disability assiatnce dogs for the deaf and blind. To find out more on Golden Retrievers click here.
Husky is the general name for sled dogs used in thr northern parts of the world. Huskies are differentiated from other sled dogs by their ability to pull sleds very fast. Currently, Huskies are also kept as common household pets. They are very energetic and athletic and have thick double coats of fur that shed often. Theur eyes are usualy pale blue, and they are known for sometimes having heterochromia. To find out more on Huskies click here.