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Dog Breeds

The cultivation of purebred dog breeds has ancient origins, dating back to when early humans selectively bred canines for essential tasks. From protective guard dogs to swift hunting breeds, each dog was tailored for a specific function.

This selective breeding, over time, led to a variety of distinct breeds, each suited to particular roles and environments. Take, for instance, the Labrador Retriever, the Golden Retriever, and the Flat-Coated Retriever. While they share a common ancestry, these breeds highlight the diversity achieved through specialized breeding.

The Labrador Retriever is known for its adaptability in both water and on land; the Golden Retriever for its exceptional retrieving skills across diverse terrains; and the Flat-Coated Retriever for its agility and endurance. Their distinct physical attributes, temperaments, and working capabilities are testaments to their unique breeding histories.

A key aspect distinguishing one breed from another is its consistent ability to produce offspring with specific traits, a concept known as “breeding true.” Central to understanding purebred dogs, these traits are detailed in a “breed standard.” This document outlines the ideal characteristics, behavior, and appearance for each breed. These standards not only serve as a guideline for breeders but also act as the benchmark against which dogs are judged in conformation dog shows.

Toy Group

Loyal, curious, and famously amusing, this almost-human toy dog is fearless out of all proportio…

Hound Group

The Afghan Hound, with its flowing, silky coat and regal demeanor, stands as a testament to the diversity of the domesticated dog. Hailing from the cold mountains of Afghanistan and bred primarily for its hunting prowess due to its keen sight, swiftness, and agility, this breed has carved its niche in the hearts of dog […]

Terrier Group

Airedale Terrier dogs are the largest among the Terrier breeds. Their dense and wiry coat is tan with black markings. Long, powerful legs give Airedales a regal stance, and the long head’s beard, mustache, dark eyes, and folded ears communicate intellect. Airedales are bold, determined, and stubborn like their terrier cousins. They are gentle and […]

Working Group

Akitas are muscular, double-coated dogs of ancient Japanese lineage famous for their dignity, courage, and loyalty. In their native land, they are venerated as family protectors and symbols of good health, happiness, and long life.

Foundation Stock Service

Loyal, curious, and famously amusing, this almost-human toy dog is fearless out of all proportio…

Working Group

An immensely strong, heavy-duty worker of spitz type, the Alaskan Malamute is an affectionate, loyal, and playful but dignified dog recognizable by his well-furred plumed tail carried over the back, erect ears, and substantial bone.

Hound Group

The American English Coonhound, also known as the or the Redtick Coonhound, is a breed of coonhound that originated in and is typically bred in the Southern United States.

Non-Sporting Group

The American Eskimo Dog comes in three sizes—standard, miniature, and toy—standing as tall as 19 inches at the shoulder or as short as 9 inches. Distinctive traits include a dense, sparkling white coat with a lion-like ruff around the chest and shoulders; a smiling face, with black nose, lips, and eye-rims that convey a keen, […]

Hound Group

The American Foxhound is a breed of dog that is a cousin of the English Foxhound. They are scent hounds, bred to hunt foxes by scent.

Terrier Group

The Louisiana-born American Hairless Terrier is a smart, inquisitive, and lively dog that comes in both hairless and coated forms. He is a great option for allergy sufferers looking for a terrier with real grit and bravery.

Terrier Group

The American Staffordshire Terrier, or AmStaff to their admirers, is a canine companion that is intelligent, self-assured, and friendly. Their bravery is legendary. A properly raised and well-adjusted American staff member is always a devoted, dependable friend.

Sporting Group

The American Water Spaniel, often referred to as AWS, is a true American breed, known for its dual-purpose abilities as both a skilled retriever and a loyal companion. Originating in the Upper Midwest, this breed boasts a rich history intertwined with American culture, particularly in the regions of Wisconsin and Minnesota. With a versatile, medium-sized […]

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MAY 2024 ISSUE