Category: Working Dogs

  • 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

  • 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

  • Open list

    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

  • 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

  • German Shepherd

    The German Shepherd (German: Deutscher Schäferhund, German pronunciation: [ˈʃɛːfɐˌhʊnt]) is a breed of medium to large-sized working dog that originated in Germany. The breed’s officially recognized name is German Shepherd Dogin the English language, sometimes abbreviated as GSD and was also formerly known as the Alsatian in Britain. The German Shepherd is a relatively new breed of dog, with their origin dating to 1899. As part of the Herding […] More

  • Kuvasz

    Kuvasz

    Origin Some claim that the kuvasz has been known since the age of the Huns. Others describe it as a sheepdog that accompanied the Turkish refugees and their flocks fleeing the Mongols into Hungary in 1200. Its name in Turkish means “safe – keeper.”. The kuvasz had its great moment of splendor in the fifteenth […] More

  • Dutch sheepdog

    Origin The Dutch sheepdog was derived from the Belgian sheepdog Description Height:  dogs from 23 to 25 inches (58-63 cm); bitches 10% less. Weight: about 66 pounds (30 kg). Body: muscular and symmetrical Muzzle:  long Teeth: strong and regular Eyes:  dark, slightly oblique Ears: upright Tail: slightly curved There are 3 varieties of Dutch sheepdog: one with short hair (very […] More

  • Catalan Sheepdog

    Origin The Catalan sheepdog is physically similar to the sheepdogs of the Pyrenees. It is therefore thought that these dogs migrated to Spain along with cowherders and then later developed the specific characteristics and personality of the breed Description Size and Weight:  Height at withers: 47−55 cm and 20−25 kg for male dogs; from 45−53 […] More