American Breeds Dog Breeds Working Dogs

Chinook

Vital Statistics: Place of Origin: United States Group: Working dog Height: males 23-27 in., females 21-25 in Weight: males 70 lbs., females 55 lbs. Life span: 12-13 yrs. Trainability: moderate Good with children: yes with early socialization Good with other pets: yes, when raised with them or introduced carefully What is the origin of the […]

American Breeds Dog Breeds Terriers

Boston Terrier

Vital Statistics: Place of Origin: United States Group: Terrier Height: 15-17 in. Weight: 15-25 lbs. Life span: 13-15 yrs. & up Trainability: moderate Good with children: yes Good with other pets: yes The Boston Terrier, sometimes referred to as the Boston Bull, is an American dog, but it does have French and English ancestry. This […]

American Breeds Companion Dogs Dog Breeds New

Alaskan Klee Kai

Vital Statistics: Place of Origin: United States Group: Companion, Toy Height: toy-up to 13 in.; miniature-13-15 in.; standard-15-17 in. Weight: toy-less than 10 lbs.; miniature-13 lbs.; standard-23 lbs. Life span: 10-13 yrs. Trainability: high Good with children: when socialized early Good with other pets: when trained and socialized early Dog of the month for March […]

American Breeds Dog Breeds Herding Dogs

Blue Lacy

Vital Statistics: Place of Origin: United States Group: Herding Height: 17-23 in. Weight: 30-50 lbs. Life span: 16 years and more Trainability: high Good with children: yes, with supervision of young ones Good with other pets: may view small animals as prey What is the origin of the Blue Lacy? Uniquely Texan, the Blue Lacy […]

American Breeds Dog Breeds Herding Dogs

Miniature American Shepherd

Vital Statistics: Place of Origin: United States Group: Herding Height: toy-10-14 in., mini-14-18 in. Weight: teacup-under 12 lbs.; toy-12-17 lbs.; mini-20-40 lbs. Life span: 12-13 yrs. Trainability: high Good with children: yes Good with other pets: yes What is the origin of the Miniature American Shepherd? These minis look exactly like the Australian Shepherd, only […]

American Breeds Dog Breeds Scenthounds

American Foxhound

Vital Statistics: Place of Origin: United States Group: Scenthound Height: Males-22-25 in., Females 21-24 in. Weight: 65-70 lbs Life span: 10-13 yrs. Trainability: high Good with children: yes Good with other pets: yes, but has high prey drive August’s Dog of the Month! George Washington was one of the first owners of this lively, friendly […]

American Breeds Dog Breeds Gun Dogs Sporting Dogs

Boykin Spaniel

Vital Statistics: Place of Origin: United States Group: Sporting, Gun dog Height: 15 1/2-18 in., females 14-16 1/2 in. Weight: males 45-60 lbs., females 35-50 lbs. Life span: 14-15 years Trainability: high Good with children: yes Good with other pets: yes What is the origin of the Boykin Spaniel? The Boykin Spaniel originated with a […]

American Breeds Dog Breeds Working Dogs

Alaskan Malamute

Vital Statistics: Place of Origin: Alaska Group: Working Height: 23-25 inches Weight: 75-85 lbs Life span: 11-14 yrs. Trainability: moderate Good with children: yes Good with other pets: may show aggression with other dogs The Alaskan Malamute, as its name implies, comes from Alaska where it got its name from a tribe called Mahlemuts who […]

American Breeds Dog Breeds Herding Dogs

Catahoula Leopard Dog

Vital Statistics: Place of Origin: United States Group: Herding dog Height: males 22-26 in., females 20-24 in. Weight: 55-80 lbs. Life span: 14-16 yrs. Trainability: moderate Good with children: yes with early & continual socialization Good with other pets: yes with early socialization What is the origin of the Catahoula Leopard Dog? While it was […]

American Breeds Dog Breeds Gun Dogs

Chesapeake Bay Retriever

Vital Statistics: Place of Origin: United States Group: Gun dog Height: males 23-26 in., females 21-24 in. Weight: males 65-80 lbs., females 55-70 lbs. Life span: 10-13 yrs. Trainability: moderate Good with children: yes with early socialization Good with other pets: may be dog aggressive The Chesapeake Bay Retriever owes its ancestry to an 1807 […]