The Airedale Terrier is the biggest of the terriers, and was originally bred to be an otter hunter. It has also been called a Waterside Terrier. Its name comes from the fact that it comes from Airedale, Yorkshire, England. Due to their unique coat, they

These are equable, thoughtful, intelligent, and friendly dogs which are reasonably obedient, imperturbable, have a strong hunting instinct, are good watchdogs

The Alaskan Malamute is an Arctic dog originally bred to carry sleds, though it is now mainly kept as a companion dog. The present day Alaskan Malamute is a descendent of dogs kept by the Mahlemut tribe

Originally the American Cocker Spaniel was bred from spaniels in the United Kingdom. However, by the 1930s the breed had become so different that it was awarded separate breed status. These pets are very loyal and a great addition to the family.

This is a historical article, with this breed now banned in Australia. The American Pit Bull Terrier has had a lot of controversy, but it is a strong and capable dog. However, unfortunately it is illegal to own these dogs in many parts of the world. Yet,

The Anatolian Shepherd is a large mountain dog with a Turkish history that dates back thousands of years. The primary purpose of this breed is that of a livestock guardian, a job performed with tremendous bravery and unwavering devotion.

The Appenzell Mountain Dog is a member of the Sennenhund group, which consists of three other breeds that are native to the Swiss Alps: the Bernese Mountain Dog, Entlebucher Mountain Dog and the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog. Until recently, all of these bre

The Australian Cattle Dog was originally bred for just that purpose, herding cattle. It has also been known as Blue Heeler, Queensland Heeler or Red Heeler. It is an interesting dog with unique markings

The Australian Kelpie is one type of herding animal bred to help in the herding of cattle in Australia and New Zealand. These medium sized dogs come in a variety of colours.

The Australian Terrier, affectionately referred to as the Aussie, was the first breed of dog officially recognised as having originated in Australia. One of the smallest terrier breeds, its original purpose was that of a vermin hunter, though it has sinc

Originally developed in France as a water dog (dogs bred to retrieve birds that had been shot over water) they get their name from the French word for

Easily one of the most recognizable dogs as a result of the Fred Basset Hound comic strip, they are a dwarven hound breed created in both France and England more or less at the same time.

The Beagle is a medium-size dog that was originally bred to assist in hunting, which is why it is associated with the hound group. Its natural hunting instincts, along with its phenomenal sense of smell contribute to its success as a hunting companion

The Bearded Collie is the dog traditionally used by Scottish shepherds. They are a beautiful dog that makes a great family pet or show dog. They also still make good work dogs if that is what you need.

The Beauceron is a French working dog, bred for its ability to herd farm animals such as sheep while also serving as a protector and guard dog.

These elegant dogs originated as sheep herding dogs. Their long coats, pointed ears and intelligent heads give them the appearance of readiness. Historically bred for hard work, the Belgian Shepherd enjoys performing various tasks and jobs, as well as bei

The Bichon Frise is a small dog with history dating back to the 13th century. Until the 20th century the Bichon Frise was known by two names: the Tenerife and the Bichon

The Bloodhound is a breed that has been in existence for over 1,000 years. The breed was refined in Belgium, though most hound dogs have origins in France. Its name dates back to the 1300s, where Bloodhound implied that it was a hound of regal ancestry.