Dog Breeds

Affenpinscher

Other Names/Nicknames: Monkey Terrier Country/Date of Origin: Germany 1600’s Height: 10 inches Weight: 7 to 8 pounds Personality: Loyal and devoted pal.  Tends to be a one-person dog. A mark of its terrier blood is the tendency for the Affenpinscher to become hyper excited. Headstrong and quite fearless against any size aggressor. Carries itself with […]

Afghan Hound

Other Names/Nicknames: Tazi Afghans Country/Date of Origin: Afghanistan 17th Century Height: Females:  24 to 26 inches Males:  26 to 28 inches Weight: 50 to 60 pounds Personality: Alert and aloof. Ignores strangers as if they are beneath acknowledgement. Reserved nature. Not particularly intelligent and can be difficult to train. History The Afghan originated in an […]

Airedale Terrier

Other Names/Nicknames: Waterside Terrier Bingley Terrier Country/Date of Origin: England 19th century Height: 22 to 24 inches Weight: 44 to 50 pounds Personality: Legendary loyalty. Eager to please and learns easily. Fiery temper shows when around other dogs. History: The king of terriers was developed to hunt otter in Yorkshire, England.  It is the result […]

Akita

Other Names/Nicknames: Akita Inu Country/Date of Origin: Japan 1600’s Height: Females:  24 to 26 inches Males:  26 to 28 inches Weight: 75 to 110 pounds Personality: An aggressive breed that is not for first-time dog owners. Not trustworthy around other dogs or cats. A natural guard, and very possessive of both its family and property. […]

Alaskan Malamute

Other names/Nicknames: Malamute Country/Date of Origin United States 3000 BC Height: 23 to 28 inches Weight: 75 to 125 pounds Personality: Quarrelsome with other dogs. Friendly by nature towards humans but really stubborn. Prefers to be outdoors. Not easily trained. Big, strong and bold, this is not a breed for the first-time dog owner. History: […]

American Bulldog

Other names/Nicknames: Old Country Bulldog Country/Date of Origin: United States 1700’s Height: 19 to 28 inches Weight: 65 to 130 pounds Personality: Calm in nature. Intelligent and eager learners. Bold and outgoing. Loyal. History: This powerful working breed is a descendant of the original working Bulldogs brought to this country from England in the 16th […]

American Eskimo Dog

Other names/Nicknames: Eskie American Spitz Country/Date of origin: United States 1900’s Height: Toy:  9 to 12 inches Miniature:  12 to 15 inches Standard:  15 to 19 inches Weight: Toy:  Under 10 pounds Miniature:  10 to 18 pounds Standard:  20 to 35 pounds Personality: Playful, intelligent, and eager to please. One-family dog. Wary of strangers. Slightly […]

American Foxhound

Other names/Nicknames: Virginia Hound Country/Date of Origin: United States 18th century Height: Females:  21 to 24 inches Males:  22 to 25 inches Weight: 65 to 75 pounds Personality: A sweet nature but not particularly people oriented.  This is especially true of dogs raised in a pack.  They tend to bond with others of their own […]

American Pitbull Terrier

Other names/Nicknames: Pit Bull Terrier American Pit Bull Yankee Terrier APBT Country/Date of origin: United States 1800’s Height: 18 to 22 inches Weight: 50 to 80 pounds Personality: Tenacious and fearless. Has a strong assertive personality. Can be aggressive toward other dogs. Although this dog’s name brings fear to the minds of many, mainly because […]

American Staffordshire Terrier

Other names/Nicknames: Am Staff Pit Bull Country/Date of origin: United States 20th century Height: Females:  17 to 18 inches Males:  18 to 19 inches Weight: 40 to 50 pounds Personality: Legendary courage and tenacity. Not trustworthy with other dogs or cats. Intelligent but independent personality does not make for easy trainability. Natural protective instincts. History: […]