Original breeds of dogs are those that have been established for at least 100 years. The most popular of these are the German Shepherd and Golden Retriever.
The German Shepherd is a breed of dog originally developed in Germany in 1899 to herd sheep, protect flocks against predators, and guard and defend the family and other livestock. The dog was recognized as a breed by the American Kennel Club in 1908, who gave it its current name. In 1999, when the AKC celebrated its centennial year, the German Shepherd Dog was named “Dog of the Century” due to its widespread popularity during the 20th century.
The Golden Retriever is a large-sized breed of retriever-gun dog. It is an intelligent, energetic, friendly and gentle breed whose combination of beauty and brains makes it suitable for all types of work including hunting, tracking and search and rescue. The Golden Retriever should be distinguished from the Golden Labrador Retriever which is a separate breed from North America. The Golden Retriever was first bred in 19th century Scotland; his ancestors were generally brown or liver-colored retrievers called “yellow” or “mackenzie” dogs due to their
Original Breeds Of Dogs
The following is a list of original breeds of dogs:
- Alaskan Malamute
- American Eskimo Dog
- Australian Cattle Dog (or Blue Heeler)
- Australian Shepherd (or Red Heeler)
- Bearded Collie (or Bearded Sheepdog)
- Berger Picard (also known as the Picardy Shepherd)
- Border Collie (or Border Sheepdog)
There are many different types of dogs in the world. Each one has its own characteristics and temperament. Here are some of the original breeds of dogs:
- The Australian Shepherd:
The Australian Shepherd is a medium-sized, sturdy dog that originated in Australia. It has a strong herding instinct and is known to be intelligent, energetic and independent. Its coat can be found in two varieties: either long or short hair.
- The Beagle:
The Beagle is a small hound that originated from England around 400 years ago. They were bred to hunt rabbits by scenting their tracks, but they have since been used as bird dogs. Their coats come in several colours including tri-colour, red or lemon and white, black & tan and brindle & white stripes on a base colour of white or tan with black noses and ears always carried erect like a rabbit hunter would do when on the trail of a rabbit!
The Australian Cattle Dog is a medium-sized dog with a life span of 11 to 13 years. The American Eskimo Dog has a life span of 12 to 15 years. The Basenji has a life span of 12 to 17 years. The Beagle has a life span of 12 to 16 years.
The Bernese Mountain Dog has a life span of 7 to 8 years. The Bichon Frise has a life span of 13 to 16 years. The Bloodhound has a life span of 10 to 11 years. The Border Collie has a life span of 12 to 15 years.
The Boston Terrier has a life span of 10 to 14 years. The Bouvier des Flandres has a life span of 9 to 11 years. The Boxer has a life span of 8 to 10 years. The Briard has a life span of 8 to 10 years.
The Brittany Spaniel has a life span of 10 to 14 years. The Bull Terrier has a life span of 9 to 12 years. The Bulldog (French) has a life span of 7 to 9 months (10-12).
The dog is a domesticated canid, a member of the biological order Caniformia. The word “dog” may also mean the male of a canine species, as opposed to the word “bitch” for the female of the species. The dog is descended from gray wolves, which first became domesticated around 15,000 years ago.
The dog has been selectively bred over millennia for various behaviors, sensory capabilities, and physical attributes. Their long association with humans has led dogs to be uniquely attuned to human behavior and they are able to thrive on a starch-rich diet that would be inadequate for other canids. Dogs vary widely in shape, size and colours. Dogs perform many roles for people, such as hunting, herding, pulling loads, protection and assisting police and military personnel. They have been selectively bred for thousands of years, since their domestication from grey wolves more than 10 000 years ago. This article describes how dogs evolved from wolves and how they were domesticated by humans at least 15 000 years ago.
Domestication of dogs may have been initiated during the Upper Paleolithic or Mesolithic periods in which hunter-gatherers