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Breeds

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Choosing a Breed by PawVillage staff.
Breed Specific Legislation (BSL) by PawVillage staff.

Herding / Pastoral Breeds

These dog breeds were developed to work with livestock such as sheep or cattle. They are very intelligent and trainable, require a large amount of exercise, and tend to be excellent companions.
Australian Shepherd
Australian Shepherd Color Genetics by PawVillage.
Australian Shepherd Pet & Companion Standard by Arthur Scott and Blue.
Little Aussies & Little People by Amy E. Banks
German Shepherd Dog
German Shepherds: Foundation of the TDI Program by Kathi Jo Zornes

Return to top of page Hounds
These dog breeds were developed to hunt by either scent or sight. They tend to be engaging and loving. Some hounds make a distinctive baying sound.
Afghan Hound
The Afghan Hound by the Internet Afghan Club.

Return to top of page Non-Sporting / Utility Breeds

These dog breeds are a varied lot, many no longer performing the tasks they were originally developed for. They tend to be good family companions.

Return to top of page Sporting / Gundog Breeds

These dog breeds were developed to work with people to either locate or retrieve game. They require regular exercise and tend to be alert and likeable. This group includes the pointers, setters, retrievers, and spaniels.

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These dog breeds were developed to hunt vermin. Though varied in size, they have a distinctive tenacious attitude. They tend to be clever and feisty, but generally have little tolerance for other animals.

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These dog breeds were developed to be companions. They are small and tend to love being around people.

Return to top of page Working Breeds

These dog breeds were developed to perform various tasks. Working dogs participate in activities like carting, guarding, drafting, herding, and mushing. They tend to be intelligent, capable, and strong.
Rottweiler
The Rottweiler by Jan Cooper.

 


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