Category: Working Dogs

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    Great Dane (Open list) (1 submission)

    The term “gentle giant” comes to mind whenever you meet a Great Dane. Pound for pound, the Great Dane is one of the most charming breeds, with a friendly, outgoing personality that makes it a great pet for anyone who has enough room in his or her home to accommodate its massive frame. Bred originally […] More

  • Norsk Buhund

    Origin According to historians of dog breeding, the Norsk buhund was already widespread in the early Middle Ages. Norwegian colonists brought the dogs to Iceland in 874, and these dogs are the ancestors of the local icelandic breeds. The name buhund means simply cattle dog (bu) dog (hund) Description The Norwegian Buhund has a square […] More

  • Tatra Sheepdog (Owczarek podlhalanski)

    Like the Valée sheepdog, the Tatra sheepdog belongs to the group of dogs descended via the Bergamasco from dogs originally brought to Europe by the Phoenicians. Description The average height for males is 65 to 70 centimetres (26 to 28 in), while for females it is 60 to 65 centimetres (24 to 26 in). Their […] More

  • Valée Sheepdog (Polski owczarek nizinny)

    The Valée sheepdog belongs to the group of sheepdogs descended by way of the Bergamasco from sheepdogs originally imported by the Phoenicians The Polish Lowland Sheepdog (Polish: Polski Owczarek Nizinny, also PON), is a medium-sized, shaggy-coated, sheep dog breed native to Poland. Appearance The PON is a muscular, thick-coated dog. The double coat can be […] More

  • Maremma dog

    Maremma Sheepdog

    These dogs have existed for as long as man has kept sheep and needed a guardian to defend them Description The Maremma Sheepdog has a solid, muscular build, a thick white coat, a large head and a black nose. According to the breed standard, males should weigh 35 to 45 kilograms (77 to 99 lb) […] More

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    Saint Bernard

    Traveling through the Alps was a dangerous business before the era of modern transportation. That’s why the monks at the Saint Bernard Pass between Switzerland and Italy began using their dogs in search and rescue operations. These giant, red-and-white dogs quickly became known around the world as the Saint Bernard. Today, the Saint Bernard is […] More

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    Rotweiller (Open list) (2 submissions)

    Nicknamed the “butcher’s dog,” the rottweiler has been around since the Roman Empire, where it was bred to move cattle to market and guard them along the way. Today, it is beloved for its loyalty and intelligence. The rottweiler easily adapts to any role, from therapy dog to obedient pet to family clown. Its dense, […] More

  • Bergamasco

    More than two o thousand years ago Phoenician merchants brought into Europe some hairy sheepdogs.  These were first centered in Tuscany, where the Maremma sheepdog developed, and then in the north of Italy, where the development of the Bergamasco began. The name of the breed comes from the valleys of the province of Bergamo. From […] More

  • Anatolian Shepherd Dog

    Origin This is an ancient breed native to Asia Minor. It is also known as the Turkish guard dog. It was introduced into the United States in 1968 The Anatolian Shepherd Dog (Turkish: Anadolu çoban köpeği) is a breed of dog which originated in the Anatolia region of central Turkey. It is rugged, large and […] More

  • Newfoundland

    Origin There are conflicting hypotheses about the origin of the Newfoundland. There are those who claim the breed derives from Nordic dogs brought to Newfoundland in 1600. Others feel the breed has British origins and date its development from the year 1700, when the island of Newfoundland became a British possession. According to this theory, […] More

  • Pumi

    The breed was developed in 1700 by crossing pulis with French and German sheepdogs. The blood of ancient terriers probably also flows in its veins. Description Pumi dog breed stands between 15 and 18.5 inches tall and weigh between 17 and 33 pounds. The head is long and narrow, with a broad skull. The eyes […] More

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    Puli

    The Puli was brought into Hungary by Oriental nomads around the year 1000. It is very similar to the Tibetan terrier Description The puli is the smallest of the Hungarian sheepdogs. It is like a smaller version of the Komondor, but the coat is black or gray instead of white. Ideal height: about 17 inches […] More

  • Mudi

    Origin: The breed formed spontaneously and is only about one hundred years old. It is still not widespread. The Mudi (in Hungarian, the plural form of mudi is mudik) is a herding dog breed from Hungary. It is closely related to the Puli and Pumi, from which it was separated in the 1930s. Today, the Mudi […] More