Posted on: April 22 2016
The ultimate guard dogs, invaluable members of search and rescue teams as well as hardworking livestock and hunting dogs, the Working group are certainly built for the job. These dogs tend to be on the larger, more muscular shape and size end of things.
So which breeds are part of the Working group?
|Alaskan Malamute||Greenland Dog|
|Bernese Mountain Dog
|Bouvier Des Flandres
|Canadian Eskimo Dog
|Dobermann||Portuguese Water Dog
|Dogue de Bordeaux
|Entlebucher Mountain Dog
||Russian Black Terrier
Posted on: April 18 2016
The Utility group consists of a variety of breeds with non-sporting origins, generally those whose jobs no longer exist or where the breed is no longer suitable for a particular type of work. For example, did you know that our spotty friend, the Dalmatian, was bred for stamina to run alongside horse-drawn carriages as a status symbol but also to protect the horses from potential prey?
Know your Utility dogs? Here's the official list of breeds within this group:
|Boston Terrier||Lhasa Apso
|Bulldog||Mexican Hairless (Intermediate)|
|Canaan Dog||Mexican Hairless (Miniature)|
|Chow Chow||Mexican Hairless (Standard)|
Posted on: April 06 2016
The Toy breeds are a fantastic group of little dogs that make lovely, affectionate companions. Don’t be fooled though as what these dogs lack in stature, they make up for with big personalities and plenty of spirit. From the more stocky Pugs to the lovable King Charles Spaniels, cheeky Chihuahuas and even Toy Poodles, it is easy to see why these pooches have become so popular with their pint-sized frames and unique characters ranging from the energetic Yorkshire Terrier, playful puffball Pekingese or the fluffy Bichon Frise.
|Affenpinscher||Havanese Italian Greyhound
|Australian Silky Terrier||Japanese Chin
||King Charles Spaniel
Posted on: April 05 2016
Associated with herding sheep, cattle or working with all manner of livestock, the breeds within the Pastoral group were all originally bred for herding, droving or guarding animals. Still widely used today for these very purposes, the Pastoral breed group consists of 33 different breeds with a fair few different types of Sheepdog represented as well as the popular Collie, the German Shepherd, choice of police and fire and rescue teams across the globe and the Queen’s favourite, the Welsh Corgi.
Recognise any familiar breeds amongst the Pastoral group?
Anatolian Shepherd Dog
Australian Cattle Dog
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