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- The Anatolian Shepherd Dog is a guardian breed that originated in Turkey more than 6,000 years ago. He is well-suited to Turkey’s harsh climate and a nomadic lifestyle, he served shepherds as the frontline defense against predators.
- The Basset Hound was originally developed in France as a trailer of small game that hunters could follow on foot. The Marquis de Lafayette brought Basset Hounds, known for their impeccable sense of smell, to the United States as a gift to President George Washington to use in his hunting expeditions.
- The Bluetick Coonhound gets its name from a coat pattern, which is dark blue in color and covered in a ticking or mottled pattern. Working ability is very important to owners who prize the sturdy and athletic Bluetick for its skill in trailing and treeing raccoons and other small animals.
- The Cardigan Welsh Corgi (the corgi with the tail) is the older of the two Corgi breeds. He is low set with moderately heavy bone and a deep chest. Originally used as a drover and farm dog, the breed is small and powerful, capable of great speed and endurance.
- The Chinese Crested is a fine-boned, elegant toy dog that craves human companionship. The crested comes in two varieties; the Hairless and Powderpuff. The hairless has soft, silky hair on its head, tail and feet. Wherever the body is hairless the skin is soft and smooth. The Powderpuff is entirely covered with a double soft, straight coat. The two types often come from the same litter.
- The Dandie Dinmont Terrier has a long, low body and “scimitar” tail, which looks like a curved sword, as well as his large soulful eyes and fluffy head of hair. Though small in stature, the Dandie has the character of a big dog, possessing confidence, intelligence and an independent nature.
- The Pumi is an agile Hungarian herding breed. They are versatile stock dogs, equally adept at gathering, driving and keeping the stock under control. The breed has a long head with semi-erect ears, a whimsical expression and a tail that forms a circle over the back.
- The Sussex Spaniel was one of the original nine breeds recognized by the AKC in 1884. It originated in the 18th century in the county of Sussex, England, where it was used as a field dog. At that time, the custom of hunting on foot made the Sussex a popular hunting companion and very useful in flushing and retrieving upland game.
- The (Toy) Manchester Terrier was developed in England and originates from the Black and Tan Terrier, the oldest known terrier breed. They were bred to hunt rats and other small vermin and still retain that ability today. The cuddly house pet quickly turns into an efficient worker whether in the backyard or field when it detects the presence of a rodent.