Flat Coated Retriever is a medium-sized gundog from England bred for retrieving both on land and water. They were the most popular retrievers in England prior to their dethroning in the early 20th century by Labrador Retrievers and Golden Retrievers. The Flat Coated Retrievers are known for their wagging tails and flat-lying coat that is either black or liver. Although, some are yellow-coated but they may not participate in conformation shows.
Barbet is a medium-sized versatile gun dog from France originally bred as a water dog. The breed gets its name from the French word, barbe, meaning beard. The Barbets have a distinctive beard. They are also the progenitors of Briard, Poodle, Griffon, Bichon, Newfoundland, Otterhound, and several other breeds. The Barbet Dogs are intelligent, obedient, joyful, friendly, loving, and sensitive dogs that are great with children, the elderly, and families. Although, all children interactions with dogs should have adult supervision.
Jagdterrier( pronounced ‘Yack Terrier’) is a small-sized versatile hunting dog originally from German. It is particularly suited for flushing game underground although they are also used on land to drive rabbits and wild boar out of thickets. The Jagdterriers are also used in blood tracking wounded animals such as deer.
Karelian Bear Dog is a medium-sized Spitz dog breed from Finland bred for hunting. They earned their name from their ability to hunt bears. In its native Finland, Karelian Bear Dogs are among the top 10 most popular dog breeds. It is also the national treasure of Finland. The fearless nature and quick reflexes have made Karelian Bear dogs famous for hunting large games including moose, wild boar, and bears.
Chinese Crested Dog ( nicknamed Crested or Puff) is a small-sized hairless dog breed from China. There are two varieties of Chinese Crested Dogs: the Hairless Variety and the Coated Variety known as Powderpuff. All the Chinese Crested Dogs carry the powderpuff allele even the Hairless variety. Therefore, the hairless Crested Dogs have the ability of producing the Powderpuff puppies even if they are bred with each other.
Briard is a large-sized dog from Brie, France traditionally used for herding and defending sheep. Previously, it was known as Chien de Berger français de Plaine. These dogs have double dewclaws on the hind legs that is the characteristic of the breed. Absent or single dewclaw is a disqualifying fault according to the breed standard.
Bearded Collie( nickname: Beardie) is a medium-sized herding dog breed from Scotland. Currently, they are largely kept as companion dogs. Bearded Collies make great pets for parents who are willing to accommodate the high energy of the breed. These dogs bear a passing resemblance to the Old English Sheepdog. Although, Bearded Collies are more angular and lean of the two.
Tibetan Spaniel ( nicknamed Tibbies) is a small-sized companion dog and watchdog originating from Tibet. However, it is not a typical Spaniel. Therefore, its name is a misnomer that came from a French Word, epagnuel, during the middle ages meaning Comforter and companion dog. There is also a belief the name Spaniel may have been given to the breed due to its resemblance to the bred-down versions of hunting spaniel such as Cavaliers.
American Hairless Terrier is a small-sized companion dog from Louisiana, in the United States. This breed was developed from natural hairless Rat Terriers. There are two varieties of American Hairless Terriers; hairless and coated varieties. The former might have whiskers and eyebrows while the latter has a short and shiny coat.
Lakeland Terrier is a small-sized terrier type of Dog originating from Lake District, in England where the breed gets its name. It is closely related to its larger cousins, Welsh and Airedale Terriers. Lakeland Terriers have a low-shedding coat that is hard and wiry hence considered hypoallergenic. Although, the coat barely sheds if it is regularly hand stripped or clipped.