The German name Affenpinscher translates to monkey dog. This pup’s face is similar to a monkey’s!
These dogs were originally bred for hunting purposes. They are one of the oldest dog breeds in the world, though they are now found in several rescue shelters around the world. They are known to be as fast as racehorses. The fur that covers these hounds keeps them very warm, though they can be shaved as well. Afghan Hounds have scent glands that usually produce a musky but not malodorous scent.
This dog has a thick coat of fur despite its origins in Morocco, a country known for its hot temperatures.
The Airedale may just be one of the most versatile dogs in the world. The Airedale was originally bred to catch vermin, but it became an all-around sporting dog with a mix of abilities as a pointer, spaniel, retriever, guide dog and police/military dog.
Alabai (Central Asian Shepherd)
The Alabai’s genes indicate that this breed has been around for more than 5,000 years.
Alaskan Klee Kai
The Alaskan Klee Kai is very vocal and isn't shy when communicating with his family.
It’s known as a cold-nose hound because it can pick up a scent on a trail that’s gone cold.
American bulldogs are working dogs that have been used on farms and ranches across the country.
American coonhounds have the skills to climb trees while pursuing a raccoon or other animal.
American Eskimo Dog
The American Eskimo was once a part of the Barnum and Bailey Circus with which it would tour the country and perform for astounded audiences.
American Hairless Terrier
The American hairless terrier comes in two varieties with one having a very short coat.