Treeing Tennessee Brindles

The Treeing Tennessee Brindle is a recently developed breed that originates from the Ozarks and Appalachian Mountain region of the United States. A man named Rev. Earl Phillips is credited with creating the Treeing Tennessee Brindle Breeders Association in 1967. He...

Tosas

The Tosa is a very old Japanese breed that has been around since about the 11th century. They originate from Tosa-Wen on the southern Japanese isle of Shikoku. These dogs are known by a couple of different names, include the Tosa Inu and the Japanese Mastiff....

Tornjaks

The Tornjak, sometimes called Croatian Shepherd Dog, is a very old and rare mountain dog that originates from the areas of Bosnia, Herzegovina, and Croatia. They are believed to have existed in this area for thousands of years, perhaps as far back as the 9th century....

Thai Ridgebacks

The Thai Ridgeback is a very old breed and is thought to be one of the world’s first domesticated dog breeds. Although these dogs are believed to have been around for thousands of years, they were relatively undocumented until about 400 years ago. While there...

Swedish Lapphunds

The Swedish Lapphund, sometimes called the Lappie, is a very old breed and is thought to be one of the oldest of the native Swedish spitz breeds. Originally these dogs were used by the nomadic Sami people of Lappland, an area that consisted of Finland, Sweden, Norway,...

Stabyhouns

The Stabyhoun is a breed that originates from the Netherlands, in a northeastern province known as Friesland. They are believed to be descended from spaniel breeds that were brought to the country during the Spanish Occupation of the 15 and 1600s. Throughout the years...

Spanish Mastiffs

The Spanish Mastiff is a very old breed that is thought to be related to one of the first mastiff-type dog, a breed that is about 2000 years old. Spanish Mastiffs originate from western Spain after large mastiff breeds were introduced to the Iberian Peninsula by the...

Small Münsterländer Pointers

The Small Münsterländer Pointer is a versatile hunting breed that originated in the Münster region of Germany. Although the Large Münsterländer is from the same area, the two breeds are actually unrelated because they were created from different breeding stock. The...

Slovensky Cuvacs

The Slovensky Cuvac is a large mountain breed that has been documented as far back as the 17th century. These dogs were mostly used as livestock guardians and they are closely related to the Hungarian Kuvasz. These dogs are known to be very brave and they were even...

Schapendoes

The Schapendoes is a breed that originates from the Netherlands where they were popular as a herding dog and as a worker on farms. These dogs were valued by shepherds for their intelligence and stamina while working. The Schapendoes is believed to be related to other...