Dog Breeds

Welcome to our dog breeds hub page. Through the acquisition of hoflin.com we will be building out a directory of the most popular dog breeds, complete with nutritional requirements and even reviews from people that own specific breeds.

Great Dane

Great Dane

Pictures of Great Dane type dogs may be found on the pyramids of Egypt and on ancient Greed coins. The breed as it is known today was most likely created

Akita

Akita

The Akita or Akita Inu was developed to hunt wild boar, deer and black bear during the 1600s in the Akita province of Honshu Island, Japan. Besides hunting, he is

Poodle

Poodle

The true origin of the Poodle is unknown but it was popular in portrait paintings over 400 years ago. Many believe that he was first developed in Germany where he

Norfolk Terrier

Norfolk Terrier

In Great Britain during the early 1800s a general type farm dog and hunting terrier existed in the area of Norfolk England near the town of Norwich. It is believed

Norwegian Elkhound

Norwegian Elkhound

The elkhound is a type of northern dog that has existed in Scandinavia since the Stone Age. They are known for their ability to hunt bear and moose, herding and

Australian Shepherd

Australian Shepherd

The Australian Shepherd did not originate in Australia. It probably began amongst the Basque shepherds who brought it from Spain to Australia and then to the United States in the

Labrador Retriever

Labrador Retriever

The exact origin and ancestry of the Labrador Retriever is uncertain but during the 1800s they were employed by boatsmen in Newfoundland to retrieve fish nets from the ice waters.

Yorkshire Terrier

Yorkshire Terrier

The Yorkshire Terrier, or Yorkie, was created by the weavers of Scotland who brought him to the Yorkshire district of England in the 1850s. His ancestry is the mixture of

Shih Tzu

Shih Tzu

The Shih Tzu, whose name means lion, originated in Tibet as early as A.D. 600 and has been a housepet in China since the times of the Ming Dynasty(A.D.1368-1644). They

Dachshund

Dachshund

In German, “Dach” means badger and “hund” means dog, thus explaining an early use of an ancestor of this breed as a hunter. The breed itself, however, may date to

Chihuahua

Chihuahua

Named for the Mexican state of Chihuahua, much of the history of the Chihuahua breed is open for conjecture. Viewpoints range from the belief that they are indigenous to South

German Shepherd

German Shepherd

The German Shepherd Dog, also known in Britain as the Alsatian, is a highly versatile working dog. Among its many functions are police and military work as a guard and

Bulldog

Bulldog

The Bulldog probably originated in the British Isles as early as the thirteenth century for the sport of bull baiting. Beauty of form was of less concern that courage. When

Golden Retriever

Golden Retriever

During the early 1800s, the need for a medium-sized dog that could retrieve birds both in water and on land led to the development of the Golden Retriever. In the

Siberian Husky

Siberian Husky

The Siberian Husky originated with the Chukchi peoples of Siberia as an endurance sled dog that could go great distances at moderate speed carrying a light load in low temperatures.

Boxer

Boxer

The Boxer originated in Germany. It’s name comes from a German word that translates to mean bull-biter. It is a cross between various breeds, possibly including Great Danes and English

Great Pyrenees

Great Pyrenees

The Great Pyrenees or Pyrenean Mountain Dog is a Mastiff breed that existed in Asia Minor as early as 1800 B.C., based on fossilized remains and depictions in Babylonian paintings.

Bullmastiff

Bullmastiff

The Bullmastiff is a cross between the Bulldog and Mastiff in order to attain the basic characteristics of both but of smaller size than the Mastiff. Their original purpose was

Beagle

Beagle

Origins of the Beagle are unknown, although small hounds called Beagles have been known of since at least the 1300s. These dogs were used for hunting small game such as

Maltese

Maltese

The Maltese is believed to be one of the oldest of breeds, dating back possibly 3,000 years. It is believed that his birthplace was the island of Malta in the

Pomeranian

Pomeranian

The Pomeranian is a toy breed that was developed in the Pomeranian region of eastern Europe (now in Germany and Poland) by crossing and then miniaturizing larger northern sled dogs

Rottweiler

Rottweiler

The true ancestry of the Rottweiler is unknown though it is believed that they may have been dogs used by the Roman legions to drove and guard livestock as they

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