Popular Dog Breeds in the USA

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The bulldog originated centuries ago in England, where it was employed to guard property, drive cattle, and participate in savage blood sports.

American Bulldog

In a litter of purebred rat terriers, a hairless female puppy named Josephine was born. This gave rise to the American hairless terrier.

American Hairless Terrier

It is believed that the Alaskan malamute descended from wolf-dogs thousands of years ago.

Alaskan Malamute

In spite of its name, the American Eskimo dog was formed by German immigrants who brought their German spitz dogs to the United States in the early 1800s.

American Eskimo Dog

The Australian shepherd was developed in the United States, not in Australia, despite its misleading name. 

Australian Shepherd

A Bostonian purchased a dog named Judge, who was a mix between a bulldog and the extinct white English terrier.

Boston Terrier

The Boykin spaniel was developed in South Carolina around the turn of the twentieth century by breeders desiring a relatively tiny dog for hunting turkeys from boats. 

Boykin Spaniel

The Chesapeake Bay retriever was developed in the region surrounding the Chesapeake Bay, an estuary spanning Maryland and Virginia.

Chesapeake Bay Retriever

The Catahoula leopard dog derives its name from its region of origin, Catahoula Parish, Louisiana, where it was bred as a versatile farm and hunting dog in the South.

Catahoula Leopard Dog

In the 1930s, the toy fox terrier was produced in the United States by crossing smooth fox terriers with miniature pinschers and Italian greyhounds.

 Toy Fox Terrier

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