The American Pit Bull Terrier, recognized by the UKC, is the only official "pit bull" breed in the United States. Originating in the United Kingdom as a bull-and-terrier cross in the 19th century, the dogs were used by farmers and ranchers for hunting, driving livestock and as family pets.
American Staffordshire Terrier: American Staffordshire Terrier, dog breed developed in the United States and based on the smaller British Staffordshire Bull Terrier. The ancestry of the American Staffordshire Terrier, or ’Staffie’ as it is sometimes known, includes breeds such as bulldogs and mastiffs used for bearbaiting.
Spaniel Breeds: American Cocker Spaniel The American Cocker Spaniel is the smallest member of the gun-dog group. Slightly smaller than the English Cocker Spaniel, the American cocker has a much heavier coat, especially in the solid colored dogs, they have a shorter muzzle and their head is more heavily domed.
For more on feeding your American Foxhound, see our guidelines for buying the right food, feeding your puppy, and feeding your adult dog. Coat Color And Grooming American Foxhounds have a medium-length coat that lies close to the body and has a hard texture, protecting the hound from brush and briars in the field.
The American Eskimo Dog is a breed of companion dog, originating in Germany. The American Eskimo is a member of the Spitz family. The breed's progenitors were German Spitz, but due to anti-German sentiment during the First World War, it was renamed "American Eskimo Dog".
The Chesapeake Bay Retriever is not recommended for an inexperienced new dog owner. The handler needs to be confident, exerting a natural authority over the dog. A firm, consistent, but kind approach is the most successful way to handle them. If possible, attend obedience classes with this breed. Proper canine to human communication is essential.
Black and Tan Coonhound information including personality, history, grooming, pictures, videos, and the AKC breed standard. Right breed for you? Black and Tan Coonhound information including personality, history, grooming, pictures, videos, and the AKC breed standard.
The Boykin Spaniel breed has evolved from this one dog, with crosses to American Water Spaniels, Springer Spaniels, Pointers and Chesapeake Bay Retrievers. It is used as a hardy retriever of upland birds as well as water fowl. The Boykin Spaniel is popular in the southern United States among bird hunters.
The Bluetick Coonhound is a breed of Coonhound originating in the United States. The Bluetick Coonhound is known for its friendly persona, cold nose and deep bawl mouth. It is most commonly used as a raccoon hunting dog, but may also be kept as a pet.
The American Water Spaniel was developed in the United States as an all-around hunting dog, bred to retrieve from skiff or canoes and work ground with relative ease. The American Water Spaniel is an active muscular dog, medium in size with a marcel to curly coat.
**All dogs are individuals. Our ratings are generalizations, and they're not a guarantee of how any breed or individual dog will behave. Dogs from any breed can be good with children based on their past experiences, training on how to get along with kids, and personality. No matter what the breed or breed type, all dogs have strong jaws, sharp pointy teeth, and may bite in stressful circumstances.
If this is the first time you’ve heard of the American English Coonhound, read on – this dog may just be the perfect fit for your family. A true Southern U.S. dog, the American English Coonhound loves to hunt. Origin. The American English Coonhound was first brought to the United States by European settlers during the 17th and 18th centuries.
The Parson, Jack Russell, and Russell terriers are actually three different breeds, even though they’re related and look much alike. The Russell Terrier was introduced at the National Dog Show in 2012 as a new breed recognized by the AKC. The Jack Russell is not a recognized breed, despite the dog’s popularity in this country.
The Black Mouth Cur is an unquestionably muscular, sturdy, rugged Southern dog. The coat comes in a variety of shades of yellow, fawns and brindle. Some BM Curs are born with heavier coats and some are born with lighter coats; these two different coat types can appear in the same litter.