Non Sporting Dogs

Chow Chow

Chow Chow

     Origin and Early History Chow Chows are considered to be one of the oldest dog breeds around. They were found in Ancient China as early as the Han Dynasty (about 220 B.C.). They were used primarily for hunting in China, but their coats were harvested...

Shiba Inu

Shiba Inu

Shiba Inu   Origin and brief history Of the six original spitz breeds from Japan, the Shiba Inu is the smallest. They are small and very agile and bred for hunting. The Shiba Inu is smaller but resembles an Akita. It is one of the last ancient dogs still in...

Chinese Shar Pei

Chinese Shar Pei

    Origin and Brief History As its name might suggest, the Chinese Shar Pei breed originated from China. While the early history of these dogs is unclear, what is certain is that small clay figurines have been found in China dating back approximately 2,000...

Keeshond

Keeshond

  Keeshond Origin and brief history: The Keeshond origins can be traced back to the Netherlands.  Its breed is said to be a mix of multiple breeds, including Pomeranian, Finnish Spitz, and Samoyed, among others.  During the French Revolution, the Keeshond became a...

Lhasa Apso

Lhasa Apso

Lhasa Apso   Origin and brief history: The Lhasa Apso originated in Tibet and is of the non-sporting group. It was mainly bred to alert Monks in the Buddhist monasteries of intruders. The name originated from the capital city of Tibet, which is Lhasa and from the...

Tibetan Terrier

Tibetan Terrier

      Tibetan Terrier   Origin and Brief History: Tibetan terriers originated in Tibet over 2000 years ago. Although its name can be misleading, this dog has no connection to the terrier family. This breed was given this name because it resembled a terrier....

Schipperke

Schipperke

  Schipperke   Origin and brief history The Schipperke is a Belgian breed that originated in the early 16th century. There has been some debate if the dog is a type of spitz or a type of miniature sheepdog.  The origin of the breed is very controversial. Some say...

Poodle

Poodle

    Origin and brief history: The Poodle is one of the most distinctive and well known types of dogs due to their extremely curly and fluffy hair.  These dogs date all the way back to 15th century Germany and France where they were prized as much for their looks...

Bulldog

Bulldog

Origins & Brief History As Perhaps the preeminent and certainly most popular of the    “Bully” breeds, the Bulldog, also known as the English or British Bulldog, is difficult to miss if  You see one. From It’s distinct head and jaw, to It’s squat, muscular stance,...

Boston Terrier

Boston Terrier

  Origin and Brief History The Boston Terrier was bred shortly after the U.S. Civil War as a fighting dog. Despite its inauspicious origins, the breed was developed toward a more domestic lifestyle. It's a truly American crossbreed between the English Terrier and...

Dalmatian

Dalmatian

  Origin and brief history The precise origins of the Dalmatian are unknown, but the breed certainly has a long and well-documented history. Pictorial representations of the breed have been discovered in the tombs of Ancient Egypt. More recently the history of...

Bichon Frise

Bichon Frise

Origin and brief history: The Bichon Frise is a small shaggy dog that has been very popular every since the 1500s renaissance era in France and Spain.  Prior to that, they were famous for being ship dogs, and were often seen as a seaman's companion dating all the way...