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fila brasileiro dog

Fila Brasileiro

Hailing from Brazil, and known also as the Brazilian Mastiff, nobody seems to be too sure of the exact origins of the large Fila Brasileiro but it is ..

Working dogLarge dogBrazil
giant maso mastiff dog

Giant Maso Mastiff

The Giant Maso Mastiff is a fairly new dog breed so you aren’t going to find much history on him. The breed was only started in 2001 so as to creat..

Companion dogLarge dogGermany
sage koochee dog

Sage Koochee

Known also as the Kuchi Dog, the Sage Koochee is a dog that was bred more for his characteristics than his looks. He was bred to be a protector and gu..

Molosser dogsLarge dogAfghanistan
grand anglo francais blanc et noir dog

Grand Anglo-Francais Blanc et Noir

Known also as the Great Anglo-Francais, White and Black Hound or the Grand Anglo, the Francais Blanc et Noir is one of several breeds of hounds. T..

Sporting dogLarge dogFrance
greek sheepdog dog

Greek Sheepdog

Known as the Olympus Dog or even simply as the Greek Shepherd, the Greek Sheepdog is a large to giant molosser dog from Greece. His purpose has always..

Working dogLarge dogGreece
antebellum bulldog dog

Antebellum Bulldog

The history of the Antebellum Bulldog dates back the 1600s where it was used as a lasting solution to drive away hogs in rice plantation farms in Alta..

Working dogLarge dogUnited States
austrian black and tan hound dog

Austrian Black and Tan Hound

When Celts began settling in Western Europe, they brought their dogs along. The Celtic Hounds had a duty to hunt, guard and fight in battles. They we..

Hound dogLarge dogAustria
galgo espanol dog

Galgo Espanol

Galgo Espanol means Spanish with galgo meaning greyhound, thus a Spanish Greyhound. This breed is ancient with their roots in perhaps the English grey..

Hound dogLarge dogSpain
bakharwal dog dog

Bakharwal Dog

The precise origin of the large Bakharwal Dog is undocumented. It is believed the breed originated from the Tibetan Mastiff, the Molosser, the Tuvan ..

Molosser dogsLarge dogIndia
azawakh dog

Azawakh

Azawakh dog was bred by the nomads in Africa. They were originally bred to be a guard dog. But, they realized that their body shape and bone structure..

Hound dogLarge dogMali
hanover hound dog

Hanover Hound

Sometimes referred to as a Hanoverian Hound, this dog dates way back to the 17th century in Germany. This dog breed continues to be fairly rare tod..

Hound dogLarge dogGermany
kangal dog dog

Kangal Dog

The magnificent looking Kangal Shepherd Dog, a purebred Mastiff type dog, is often referred to as a sheep dog and hails from the Sivas province of Tur..

Working dogLarge dogTurkey
himalayan sheepdog dog

Himalayan Sheepdog

The Himalayan Sheepdog comes from Nepal originally and was bred as a guardian for livestock. The exact location where the breed comes from is not docu..

Working dogLarge dogIndia
kunming dog dog

Kunming Dog

Known also as the Kunming Wolfdog, the Kunming Dog is similar in looks to the German Shepherd Dog, but the coat is recognizably shorter. It’s an at..

Working dogLarge dogChina
cabecudo boiadeiro dog

Cabecudo Boiadeiro

The Cabecudo Boiadeiro has always played an important role in the management of livestock. Stockdogs like this were known in parts of Minas Gerais as ..

Molosser dogsLarge dogBrazil
majestic tree hound dog

Majestic Tree Hound

The Majestic Tree Hound is a fairly new crossbreed dog. While the actual breed is very recent, the stem stock goes way back to medieval times. The ..

Hound dogLarge dogUnited States
canis panther dog

Canis Panther

The Canis Panther is a strong, muscled dog who has been developed in the USA in the 1970s by Scorpio Jones, Michael Stratten, and Lucas Lopez. They m..

Molosser dogsLarge dogUnited States
cao de castro laboreiro dog

Cao de Castro Laboreiro

Cão de Castro Laboreiro originates from Portugal. Also known as the Portuguese Cattle Dog he was used long ago to guard livestock. Today, the modern C..

Molosser dogsLarge dogPortugal
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Cao de Fila da Terceira

The Cao de Fila da Terceira Mastiff hails from Portugal and is also known as the Rabo Torto.The dog actually comes from the isle of Terceira in the Az..

Molosser dogsLarge dogPortugal
northern inuit dog dog

Northern Inuit Dog

Looking at the beautiful Northern Inuit Dog, you’ll think that this crossbred dog is a wolf. As with many other dogs, there are sometimes different..

Miscellaneous dogsLarge dogUnited Kingdom
chart polski dog

Chart Polski

The Chart Polski dog is a member of the Greyhound family and comes from Poland. He is an old dog breed dating way back to the 1600s. The dog also g..

Hound dogLarge dogPoland
chinook dog

Chinook

In the early 20th century, in the small town of Wonalancet, New Hampshire a new breed of dog called the Chinook was born. Developed by Arthur Treadwel..

Working dogLarge dogUnited States
pachon navarro dog

Pachon Navarro

Known also as the Navarra Pointer, this is a Spanish hunting dog native to Navarre, Spain and descended from the extinct Old Spanish Pointer. Major..

Gun dogLarge dogSpain
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Cordoba Fighting Dog

The Cordoba Fighting Dog is believed to be an extinct dog breed, but research will reveal that there are still those who believe that some of these do..

Molosser dogsLarge dogArgentina
pastor garafiano dog

Pastor Garafiano

Hailing from the Canary Islands, the Pastor Garafiano is a dog which was once used for working purposes but which is essentially a pet today. Also ..

Companion dogLarge dogSpain
perro cimarron dog

Perro Cimarron

The Perro Cimarron, also known as the Uruguayan Cimarron is a molosser type dog which originated in Uruguay. The dog is believed to have descending fr..

Molosser dogsLarge dogUruguay
perro de pastor mallorquin dog

Perro de Pastor Mallorquin

Known also as the Majorca Shepherd Dog or Ca de Bestiar, the very name Perro de Pastor Mallorquin means Shepherd dog of Mallorca. The dog hails fro..

Herding dogsLarge dogSpain
perro de toro dog

Perro de Toro

The rare Spanish Perro de Toro seems to have unclear origins, with some saying the dog is a direct descendant of the Toulouse Mastiff, while others sa..

Molosser dogsLarge dogSpain
polish hunting dog dog

Polish Hunting Dog

The Polish Hunting Dog originates from Poland and is a purebred scenthound. Hunting with scent hounds goes right back to the 13th century, being highl..

Hound dogLarge dogPoland
mucuchies dog

Mucuchies

The Mucuchies are a breed born in the Venezuelan mountains, in the late 1700s. They are rare today but were popular in the mountains for hundreds of y..

Working dogLarge dogVenezuela
east european shepherd dog

East European Shepherd

The East European Shepherd is a dog which hails from Russia. The dog was developed in the 1930-1950s as there was a need for a bigger, more robust, we..

Working dogLarge dogRussia
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Pugnaces Britanniae

Pugnaces Britanniae is a dog which is now extinct. There isn't certainty surrounding the origins of the dog but it is thought they descended from dog..

Miscellaneous dogsLarge dogUnited Kingdom
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Gran Mastin de Borinquen

The Gran Mastín de Borinquen is also referred to as the Puerto Rican Mastiff or the Mastín Borincano and is actually native to Puerto Rico. The dog..

Molosser dogsLarge dogUnited States
grand anglo francais blanc et orange dog

Grand Anglo-Francais Blanc et Orange

The Grand Anglo-Français Blanc et Orange is one of three Grand Anglo-Français breeds. The dogs comes from crossing French scenting hounds with English..

Sporting dogLarge dogFrance
grand anglo francais tricolore dog

Grand Anglo-Francais Tricolore

Originating in France, the Grand Anglo-Francais Tricolore has been recognized by the United Kennel Club in 2006. He was developed in France in the 180..

Sporting dogLarge dogFrance
grand bleu de gascogne dog

Grand Bleu de Gascogne

The Grande Bleu de Gascogne is a dog which has descended from a line of French hounds. Originating in France, the dog is actually more common in the U..

Hound dogLarge dogFrance
grand gascon saintongeois dog

Grand Gascon Saintongeois

Known also as the Virelade, the Grand Gascon Saintongeois hails from the Saintongeois region of France, being a newish addition to the hunting dog bre..

Gun dogLarge dogFrance
segugio italiano dog

Segugio Italiano

Known also as the Segit, the Segugio Italiano is an ancient dog breed believed to have descended from Egyptian hounds. Both males and females stand..

Hound dogLarge dogItaly
shepard labrador dog

Shepard Labrador

The Labrador/German Shepherd mix, known as the Shepard Labrador was no doubt first bred in the United States from two very popular dog breeds - the La..

Companion dogLarge dogUnited States
shepherd husky dog

Shepherd Husky

What a beautiful dog the Shepherd Husky is. He is a mix between the Husky and the German Shepherd. Other names for him include Gerberian Shepsky, Germ..

Working dogLarge dogUnited States
gull dong dog

Gull Dong

The Gull Dong dog is thought to come from British Colonial India during the 1900's. The area later became known as Pakistan, and this is where the dog..

Working dogLarge dogPakistan
sindh mastiff dog

Sindh Mastiff

The Sindh Mastiff or Alangu Mastiff is an ancient breed believed to have been useful for guarding war camps, but today he is both a guard dog and pet...

Miscellaneous dogsLarge dogIndia
sloughi dog

Sloughi

The Sloughi is an ancient dog breed, dating back to the 13th century, and coming from Morocco, North Africa. Much of its history isn’t well known. ..

Hound dogLarge dogMorocco
slovak cuvac dog

Slovak Cuvac

Looking quite a bit like the Pyrenean Mountain Dog, the Slovak Cuvac is a large dog that has served as a guard dog. The Slovensky Cuvac is still used ..

Working dogLarge dogSlovakia
slovakian rough haired pointer dog

Slovakian Rough Haired Pointer

The Slovakian Rough Haired Pointer is a gundog from Slovakia. The dog came about by crossing the Cesky Fousek, German Wirehaired Pointers and Weimaran..

Gun dogLarge dogSlovakia
slovensky hrubosrsty stavac dog

Slovensky Hrubosrsty Stavac

Breeding of the Slovak Hruborsty Stavac, fondly referred to as the SHS began around the 1940s. There were some dog lovers who were interested in cr..

Gun dogLarge dogSlovakia
smooth haired weimaraner dog

Smooth Haired Weimaraner

The Smooth Haired Weimaraner is a beautiful silvery-grey dog that was once bred for hunting way back in the 19th century. He has always been descri..

Gun dogLarge dogGermany
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Southern Hound

The Southern Hound hails from England and is a breed of dog that existed sometime in the 19th century. It is now extinct. There isn’t much infor..

Working dogLarge dogUnited Kingdom
south russian ovcharka

South Russian Ovcharka

Known also as the South Russian Sheepdog or the Ukranian Shepherd Dog, the South Russian Ovcharka’s history isn’t well established, and there are diff..

Herding dogsLarge dogRussia
spanish pointer dog

Spanish Pointer

The Spanish Pointer is a large hunting breed. The dog hails from Spain and it is believed that the dog was used to develop other pointing breeds. I..

Gun dogLarge dogSpain
spinone italiano dog

Spinone Italiano

This Italian breed has an ancient blood line tracing all the back to 500 BC. Originally bred to hunt, he is today a friendly, alert and loyal companio..

Gun dogLarge dogItaly
taigan dog

Taigan

Known also as the Kyrgyzdyn Taighany, the Taigan is a sighthound dog from Kyrgyzstan. Today the dog is recognized by a number of kennel clubs,and more..

Working dogLarge dogKyrgyzstan
tamaskan dog

Tamaskan

It is believed that the Tamaskan has been specifically bred to resemble a wolf, and he does too. They aren’t recognized by the Federation Cynologiq..

Miscellaneous dogsLarge dogUnited Kingdom
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Tasy

Call them Tasy or Tazys these sighthound dogs from Kazakhstan have always been used for hunting. This Turkish dog is thought to be one of the oldest ..

Hound dogLarge dogKyrgyzstan
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Talbot

Known as the Talbot Hound, nobody really seems to have accurate records as to the origins of the Talbot dog breed but it seems to have originated in F..

Gun dogLarge dogFrance
st john s water dog dog

St. John's Water Dog

The breed known as the St. John’s water dog is an extinct landrace breed. They were domestic dogs found in Newfoundland and at times were called the l..

Working dogLarge dogCanada
tornjak dog

Tornjak

Known also as the Bosnian and Herzegovinian, the Tornjak dog hails from Croatia and Bosnia and is a large mountain sheepdog. It is thought that thi..

Working dogLarge dogCroatia
tosa dog

Tosa

Known also as the Japanese Mastiff, the Tosa hails from Japan. In fact, these dogs come from the Tosa Province, so the dog was named after the region ..

Miscellaneous dogsLarge dogJapan
korean mastiff dog

Korean Mastiff

This large breed dog is also known as the Mee Kyun Dosa. In spite of his huge size, he isn’t aggressive at all and is bred to be a companion dog. H..

Molosser dogsLarge dogSouth Korea
kuvasz dog

Kuvasz

The Kuvasz is an ancient dog breed from Hungary. It is believed that the dog is the oldest of the ancient Hungarian dog breeds, and in fact a fossili..

Working dogLarge dogHungary
tibetan kyi apso dog

Tibetan Kyi Apso

The Tibetan Kyi Apso is an ancient rare breed. In fact, it is one of the rarest breeds on earth. Coming from Tibet, the Kyi Apso guarded livestock and..

Working dogLarge dogChina
tibetan mastiff dog

Tibetan Mastiff

The Tibetan Mastiff is still considered to be a primitive breed originating in Tibet centuries ago. The breed was developed to guard property and live..

Working dogLarge dogChina
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Vikhan Sheepdog

The Vikhan Dog is a rare breed that very little is known about. It is not sanctioned by any breed club or kennel club. The breed originally came from ..

Gun dogLarge dogPakistan
treeing walker coonhound dog

Treeing Walker Coonhound

The Treeing Walker Coonhound originated in the United States and comes from English and American Foxhounds. The fact that the dog has the word ‘Tre..

Hound dogLarge dogUnited States
weimaraner dog

Weimaraner

The Weimaraner is a German breed also know as the Grey Ghost. He was bred to hunt by royalty in the early part of the 19th century. They went after la..

Gun dogLarge dogGermany
longhaired weimaraner dog

Longhaired Weimaraner

You may be used to the sleek, silver shorthaired Weimaraner, but did you know you get a beautiful long haired version too? Known also as the Long Coat..

Gun dogLarge dogGermany
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Tweed Water Spaniel

The Tweed Water Spaniel is extinct. Fortunately, we have some beautiful dogs that come from this dog. It is involved in bringing about the Golden Retr..

Sporting dogLarge dogUnited Kingdom
braque francais gascogne type dog

Braque Francais (Gascogne Type)

The Braques Français – Gascogne – is a hunting dog from southern France’s Gascony region. Known also as the French Gascony Pointer, this dog has desce..

Gun dogLarge dogFrance
utonagan dog

Utonagan

The Utonogan is such a wolf-like dog, you couldn’t be blamed for thinking you’d come face to face with a true wolf. They’re a rare dog breed that cam..

Companion dogLarge dogUnited Kingdom
hortaya borzaya dog

Hortaya Borzaya

The Hortaya Borzaya is an ancient sighthound from Asia with its origins in Kievan Rus = Grand Duchy of Lithuania = Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and ..

Hound dogLarge dogRussia
hovawart dog

Hovawart

The Hovawart, is a German Black Forest breed developed as a guard dog for large estates in the medieval era. They first appeared in history in the ear..

Working dogLarge dogGermany
wolfdog dog

Wolfdog

The Wolfdog was brought about when domestic dogs were mated with a variety of wolves so as to produce a hybrid. People who want to own these hybrid..

Miscellaneous dogsLarge dogGermany
carpatin dog

Carpatin

The Carpatin, known also as the Carpathian Shepherd Dog or Romanian Shepherd, is a large breed dog known for his guarding- and watch-dog abilities. In..

Working dogLarge dogRomania
mioritic sheepdog dog

Mioritic Sheepdog

This is a large dog coming from the Carpathian mountain area of Romania. He has always been an excellent working dog, guarding and protecting sheep..

Herding dogsLarge dogRomania
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Moscow Guard dog

Looking much like the Saint Bernard, the Moscow Guard Dog or Moscow Watchdog is large, descending from quite a few giant breeds such as the Saint Bern..

Working dogLarge dogRussia
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Cypro Kukur

The Cypro Kukur is an ancient dog breed which originated in the Kumaon area of India. It is interesting to note that the name Cypro Kukur translates t..

Working dogLarge dogIndia
phung san dog

Phung San

The Phung San, Pungsan or ‘Poongsan dog’ is native to Korea. Outside of Korea, this dog is virtually unheard of. The origin of the dog goes back to..

Working dogLarge dogNorth Korea
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Circassian Orloff Wolfhound

Very little is known of the history and development of the Circassian Orloff Wolfhound. It is suspected that it is related to the Hare Hound, Deerhoun..

Hound dogLarge dogRussia
pungsan dog dog

Pungsan Dog

The Pungsan Dog hails from Korea. It is a hunting dog and considered to be a National Treasure of Korea. It was during the Japanese occupation of K..

Working dogLarge dogNorth Korea

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