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 […]

Belgian Breeds Dog Breeds Working Dogs

Belgian Malinois

Vital Statistics: Place of Origin: Belgium Group: Working Height: males 24-26 in., females 22-24 in. Weight: males 65-75 lbs., females 55-65 lbs. Life span: 10-12 yrs. Trainability: high Good with children: with early socialization Good with other pets: with early socialization, can be dominant Dog of the Month for June This hero breed helped American […]

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 […]

Dog Breeds German Dogs Working Dogs

Great Dane

Vital Statistics: Place of Origin: Germany Group: Working dog Height: males 30 in. min., females 28 in. min. Weight: males 120 lbs. and up, females 100 lbs. & up Life span: 8-10 yrs. Trainability: moderate Good with children: yes Good with other pets: yes German Gaul and parts of Italy and Spain were invaded in […]

Dog Breeds Guard Dogs Tibetan Dogs Working Dogs

Tibetan Mastiff

Vital Statistics: Place of Origin: Tibet Group: Working dog, Guard dog Height: males 26 in. min., females 24 in. min. Weight: males 100-160, females 75-120 (Some dogs are close to 200 lbs.) Life span: 10-12 yrs. Trainability: low Good with children: yes but always supervise Good with other pets: with opposite sex dogs, may chase […]

Dog Breeds German Dogs Herding Dogs Working Dogs

Standard Schnauzer

Vital Statistics: Place of Origin: Germany Group: Working dog, Herding Height: males 18-19 in., females 17-18 in. Weight: males 35-50 lbs., females 30-45 lbs. Life span: 13-16 yrs. Trainability: high Good with children: yes, with early socialization Good with other pets: yes, with early socialization, except rodents What is the origin of the Standard Schnauzer? […]

Dog Breeds Russian Dogs Working Dogs

Samoyed

Vital Statistics: Place of Origin: Russia Group: Working Height: males 21-23.5 in., females 19-21 in. Weight: males 50-65 lbs., females 40-55 lbs Life span: 12-16 yrs. Trainability: high Good with children: yes Good with other pets: yes The Samoyed dog takes its name from the Samoyedic peoples of Siberia. These nomadic reindeer herders bred the […]

Dog Breeds Swiss Dogs Working Dogs

Saint Bernard

Vital Statistics: Place of Origin: Switzerland Group: Working dog Height: males 27 in. minimum, females 25 in. minimum Weight: 120-200 lbs. Life span: 8-10 yrs. Trainability: high Good with children: yes but take care with toddlers due to size of dog Good with other pets: usually, with early socialization February’s dog of the Month This […]

Dog Breeds German Dogs Guard Dogs Working Dogs

Rottweiler

Vital Statistics: Place of Origin: Germany Group: Working dog, Guard dog Height: males 24-27 in., females 22-25 in. Weight: males 95-130 lbs., females 80-110 lbs. Life span: 10-12 yrs. Trainability: moderate Good with children: yes, with early socialization Good with other pets: yes, with early socialization The Rottweiler is an ancient breed dating as far […]