English Mastiff is the largest dog breed in the world by considering the mass. This breed has an average weight of 68-110 kg and shoulder height of 27-33 inches. On 26th September 1981 the Guinness book of world records recognized an old English Mastiff named Zorba as the heaviest and longest dog in the world.
Despite their massive appearance, large breeds of dogs are generally well-tempered, loving, relaxed and loyal animals! Throughout the history, these dogs have been greatly used for their strength in order to protect livestock, guard territory as well as hunt! A good factor to consider when thinking of adopting one large dog, is the cost factor!
Pit bulls: Pit bull is the name given to types of dogs having certain similar features. Some dog breeds that are considered of the pit bull type are Staffordshire Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier and American Pit Bull Terrier. The American Bulldog and Bull Terrier (standard and miniature) are also sometimes included.
The word is pretty much synonymous with molosser, a category of solidly built, large dog breeds (though there are a few small ones!) that all descend from the same common ancestor. Molossers typically have dense and heavy bones, pendant ears, a relatively short and well-muscled neck, and a short muzzle.
The dachshund (UK: /ˈdakshʊnd/ or US: / ˈ d ɑː k s h ʊ n t / DAHKS-huunt  or / ˈ d ɑː k s ən t /) (English badger dog) is a short-legged, long-bodied, hound-type dog breed. The standard size dachshund was developed to scent, chase, and flush out badgers and other burrow-dwelling animals, while the miniature dachshund was bred to hunt smaller prey such as rabbits.
All over the world, from time to time, these dogs are bred, unfortunately, for fighting. This breed originates from Staffordshire terrier crossed with other fighting dogs, including extinct fighting Bulldog. With the name of the breed, today is associated mostly hysteria.
Today the Border Collie is recognized as the premier sheepherding dog. The breed's superior herding ability leads many fanciers to advocate breeding Border Collies only to working, not conformation, standards. The Border Collie was recognized by the American Kennel Club on October 1, 1995.
The Old English Sheepdog is a large, athletic dog breed with an unmistakable shaggy coat. The Old English Sheepdog was historically a drover, helping farmers drive cattle and sheep to the market. Today, the good-natured Old English Sheepdog enjoys the comfort of home life and still competes in conformation, obedience, agility, and herding trials.
The Miniature Schnauzer is the reduced or smaller form of the Standard Schnauzer, which we are all very familiar with. In order to achieve this small size, breeders selected especially small specimens for reproduction and sometimes crossed them with smaller breeds like the Affenpinscher, which gave them smaller versions of this dog.
These islands are also home to other small breeds of animals, such as Shetland Ponies and Shetland Sheep. For many years, the Shetland Sheepdog was called the Toonie, taken from the Norwegian word for farm. Farmers bred the dogs, crossing the Border Collie with smaller dogs, to herd and protect their flocks of Shetland Sheep.
[Do you know about the costliest dog breeds? –Here are top 10 world’s most expensive dog breeds] The name Pomeranian comes from the region of Pomerania, which is now the area of Poland and Germany. This breed was developed from the ancient Spitz breed of dogs. It is quite interested to note that ...
Alaskan Malamute: One of the World’s Oldest Dog Breeds The Alaskan Malamute is a powerful working dog breed that was bred to pull sleds and help hunt in the harsh Alaskan climate. A cold-climate, highly athletic dog, an Alaskan Malamute enjoys lots of exercise and having a job to do. These furry dogs resemble wolves, Due to their coat and coloring, these furry dogs resemble wolves, often landing them roles in the film industry and even influences for one of the biggest franchises of all time.
After they were separated the Pembroke gained in popularity and is to this day more popular than the Cardigan. The name "corgi" is specific to that type of dog breed in Cymreig (Welsh). “Dog” in Cymreig (Welsh) is 'Ci' or if it is softly mutated 'Gi,' hence Corgi. The Pembroke was actually recognized by the AKC a year before the Cardigan.
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.
The English Springer Spaniel is a medium-sized, compact dog. The head is in proportion with the body. The broad skull is medium in length and flat on the top. The length of the head is about the same as the length of the neck. The muzzle is about the same length as the skull, with a moderate stop.
Australian Cattle Dog Australian cattle dogs are traditionally used for cattle herding and they do not have any history related to life threatening illness. They usually stay alive for 10 to 13 years and become an integral part of high-energy families because of their intelligence and problem solving skills.
Williams' had a dog named Corrin, which was born in 1893. Corrin was the first Welsh Springer Spaniel to be photographed, and was a key stud dog of the breed, as well as a successful show and working dog. Welsh Springer Spaniels were imported to America in the late 1800s and quickly gained popularity.
The breed split into two breeds and now the Jack Russell Terrier and Parson Russell Terrier are considered two different breeds. The Parson's name change is in great part to a lawsuit from the JRTCA to the AKC, when the breed was first allowed registration.
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.
Maltese Mix dog breeds are the offsprings of Maltese dogs that have are the results of breeding a Maltese dog with other purebred dogs. The mixing of both dog breeds combines the best qualities found in each kind hence their popularity with dog lovers.