The Border Terrier - had a lot to say - nice dog. I've known quite a lot of English pointers and chuckled at the Kennel clubs description of the English pointer being "clearly most at home on the moors, where he in his true element." The English Setter size is a medium height and weight regarding dog breeds. Vinaya Ghimire from Nepal on February 24, 2013: This is very interesting. As given by the name, the Yorkshire Terrier was developed in Yorkshire county during the mid 1800s. It won't be an exhaustive list, but will contain well-known and less-well-known examples of English breeds. And just like with retriever dogs, England is home to some of the most famous gun dogs.English Cocker Spaniel, Highlights: Loving, Trainable, Fun-loving. The Cocker Spaniel specialized in hunting woodcocks, which is how they got their names. As one of the oldest retriever dog, the Curly Coated Retriever is essentially a Golden Retriever with the coat of a Poodle. They were traditionally used for fighting and guarding. In the mid 1800s, the ancestors of the Yorkie was brought into England by the weavers that came for work. In the past, the ancestors of these dogs were subject to a cruel blood sport, that is, bull-baiting. Historians believe that the Border Terrier is one of England’s most ancient terrier breeds. Pembroke Welsh Corgis may look cute and cuddly, but they’re stubborn dogs that tend to go on the occasional independent streaks. Make no mistake – it’s not easy training these terriers. The loose skin of the Bulldog was bred into them as a layer of protection. It’s a sport where these dogs were put in pits to essentially fight a bull to the death. The two English monarchs, King Charles I and II, devoted their lives to breeding these toy dogs. As retriever dogs, they’re known for their soft mouths. This specific breed can be impacted by genetic problems. Border collies can claim to be a truly British breed rather than an English one. Quickly, these spaniels became a favorite among bird hunters, especially with the British royals. The Border Collie is the smartest dog breed when it comes to obedience and work intelligence. Dogs are the most variable mammal on earth, with artificial selection producing around 450 globally recognized dog breeds. Dr Mark from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil on February 18, 2013: Very interesing and thorough. Working dogs (or Utility) Herding dogs, including Sheepdogs. Though hard workers with a strong work ethic, Flat Coats know how to slow down and enjoy their time with the humans. Sanse on Wikimedia GNU Free Documentation License. In fact, they were nicknamed the “gamekeeper’s dog” because they were so prevalent in the English hunting community! They are relatively inactive indoors and will do best with at least an average-sized yard. :). They would accompany hunters with foxhounds and if the fox went into a burrow the border terrier would go after it and either chase it out or bark to indicate where the fox could be dug out. Their name comes from the English estate they frequently hunted in, called Clumber Park. The Staffordshire knows when to be calm, like in the presence of older kids. Even when he was not famous or well-known. As a result, training requires patience with these terriers. Sure, they may fit perfectly into your lap, but they may be too active to stay put. 18 English Dog Breeds 1. They may be stubborn, but they’re smarter than you think, making them highly trainable and potentially obedient toy dogs. All I can say about them is they are always wanting to eat something. They are fearsome hunters. However from these original dogs long legged sight hounds were developed by most area or countries, resulting in the Ibizan hound, the saluki (from the middle east), the sloughi from north Africa, the greyhound in England and many others. Few animals are faster than a Greyhound. When the empire fell, vikings took their shot at invading Britain. Once fighters and gladiators in the pit, these dogs have evolved into sweet and calm companions. It owes some of its appearance to setter and imported Newfoundland wavy-coated retrievers. The English Shepherd is a fairly rare breed of medium-sized herding dog. These type of gun dog breeds can also flush out game and point (or track) game. The modern flat coated retriever can be worked, shown and a family pet. They’re a muscular dogs with a lean frame. Deb Hirt from Stillwater, OK on February 20, 2013: This was very well done and enjoyable. It has been in existence since the 19th century when it was known for its skills as a rat killer. Gundogs, including Pointers, Retrievers, and Spaniels. And given how popular hunting was in England, hounds were crucial dogs to society. Historians know very little about the true origins of the Bloodhound. They're equally well suited to warm and cold weather. Their jobs include various work, though they were mostly bred to flush game from an underground burrow. I know there are quite a few American breeds that we don't get over here. That is, they will track down birds and point to them with their snout to signal to the hunter where the birds are. English Cocker Spaniels are balanced dogs that know when to turn on their energy and when to mellow out. Often described as the happiest dog in the world, the Golden Retriever is a loving companion that’s highly adaptable and loving. Some of the pastoral breeds, like the border collie, were developed for herding livestock such as sheep and cattle. They’re able to retrieve ducks without damaging the animal. Suhail Zubaid aka Clark Kent from Mississauga, ON on February 18, 2013: English Foxhound may again become in demand breed few decades down the road when fox population grows out of proportion and there will be a need to hunt few of them down every now and then. And why wouldn’t they be? American Eskimo Dog. They were only split into two breeds in 1964 - hence they really are rather similar in everything other than ear carriage. Jack Russells, Parson Russells and Russell Terriers are near identical, except for the size variations. English Shepherd. In fact, they are often aloof with strangers. Combine this with their always alert nature and they make some of the finest watch dogs. In fact, they’re super smart dogs that respond well to obedience. The result and final itineration of their dog is the Cavalier King Charles. The wiry coat of the Border Terrier protects them from all the hazardous elements in the woods, such as shrubs or branches. Usually this takes the form of hunting a human runner who sets off ahead of the dogs which gives a trail for them to follow. And when assigned a task to chase, there’s no stopping them. When distinguishing breed from type, the rule of thumb is that a breed always "breeds true". 8 Back then, coal miners spent a lot of their free time racing dogs and hunting hare. And as the modernization of hunting occurred, Pointers evolved with them to be one of the top gun dogs in the world. I really enjoyed this hub and I am saving all my favourite animal hubs and this is most certainly one. These dogs pack a lot of power into a fun-sized bite. Herding became an essential part of farms with livestock in the rural regions of England. However, they can be playful too! They can get along with all types of people, such as seniors and children. They have always been very much working dogs for hunting foxes, with few kept as pets despite their friendly temperaments. Fortunately, the Golden Retriever fit the bill. Their noses are so incredible that a Beagle named Elvis is capable of smelling pregnancy in women. This is where they earned their name. Whippets are known to suffer from separation anxiety. Loose skin made it harder for the bulls to damage the vital organs. For the most part, the OES is an easy-going and laid-back dog. Most historians believe the Clumber Spaniels are the result of crossbreeding the Basset Hound with the Alpine Spaniel. English Springer Spaniels adapt well to town or city life. They love to play with their owners and won’t mind taking multiple walks a day. Beagles use their long hanging ears to “sweep” scents to their nose for more effective tracking. Some dog breeds (such as the bloodhound) originated so long ago that it is hard to ascertain exactly where they were developed. Developed in the past for the aristocrats of the sporting world, Pointers tend to carry themselves with a sense of nobility. But their high energy levels, frequent exercise needs, and pack instincts make them tricky fits for an individual owner or family. Plus, a Cavalier loves to be the center of attention due to their sociable and friendly nature. These tend to be less active but with a strong guarding instinct. In fact, the early ancestors of the Beagles arrived in England long before the Roman Empire. Their noses are so reliable that their findings and “testimony” are considered admissible in a US court of law. That said, England is home to some of the most popular terrier dogs. Plus, the OES can also be very playful, often taking up to three years to fully mature. Strong and compact weighing in at about 50 pounds, Bulldogs are generally quiet and will not demand a lot of exercise. We are the proud owner of a bloodhound! About Author Michele Welton; See All of Michele's Best-Selling Dog Books → Respect Training for Puppies → Teach Your Dog 100 English Words → 11 Things You Must Do Right To Keep Your Dog Healthy and Happy → Dog Quest (Find the Dog of Your Dreams) Dog Breed Reviews . I resent not covering the English Setter though ;-). One theory suggests they were smuggled from France into England during the French Revolution. In a similar mould to the corgi they were originally cattle dogs and would harry the cattle along by nipping their heels when necessary, so they can be quite feisty. But where they lack in size, they make up in pure warmth and friendliness. I have enjoyed watching the Readyfield Bloodhounds on foot on a couple of occasions, but was never confident enough at jumping to join them on horseback. They have a contoured head with big round eyes and long-hanging ears that engulfs their face. Hound dogs serve a very important role for hunters. During the hay day of hunting in England, hunters needed a tireless worker that’s high energy and a superb swimmer. I have learned so much from your hubs - thanks for sharing your knowledge! Mature males get to anywhere from 55 to 80 pounds, and females are between 45 and 70 pounds. Hence, the name. The breed had always been known for its sweet nature towards humans and it is one of the few breeds to have a breed standard that specifies that it is good with children. The reason why Otterhounds are on the brink of extinction is because hunting otters is now illegal. In fact, they are one of the 5 most popular dog breeds in America! 6 Since Victorian times, England had been home to a strain of terriers known as Jack Russells. Despite their short stature, Pembroke Corgis were actually bred for herding cattle. These are other famous and popular English dog breeds that couldn’t be categorized in the above sections. They’re unlike any other hound breed. That is, they retrieve the hunter’s shot game from the wetlands and marshes. Before being outlawed, rat pitting was a common use for the English Toy Terrier. Richard has been raising dogs his whole life, including a Poodle, Pomeranian, Corgi and Australian Shepherd. Curs. Despite their large stature, Airedale Terriers were originally bred to hunt and kill rats. In the home, they can be the ultimate companion dog. }. American Foxhound. Hence it became known as the Staffordshire bull terrier. The history of Clumber Spaniels is unclear. However, we do know that they are one of the oldest breeds, being traced back to around a thousands years ago. The word “corgi” actually means “dwarf dog” in Welsh. Early paintings of Pointers can be found on 3,000 year old Egyptian tombs. They evoke such an image of grand English country homes, well-appointed riders, and athletic Thoroughbreds coursing green fields. It is now classed as a vulnerable native breed by the British Kennel Club.. A very popular breed, the cocker spaniel was developed as a gundog for flushing woodcock in particular. And like the other English retrievers, this dog is always bursting with energy and excitement. The result is a bold and lively toy terrier that’s both cunning and intelligent. I live in Lancashire, in the UK. In the home, they’re affectionate and wouldn’t mind spending an afternoon lazying around with their owners. English Bulldog. I've sneaked them in anyway. Known for their long bodies, short legs and bright smiles, the Pembroke Welsh Corgis are some of the most popular dogs today. However the end result still has a very profuse and instantly recognisable coat. They may be petite dogs, only weighing 14 pounds, but they’re hard workers that’s earned a reputation as a sturdy, reliable and resilient terrier breed. Part of the four pitbull-type dog breeds, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier is the smallest of the bunch. In 2006 only 103 ETT puppies were registered. Bulldogs were originally bred for fight bulls in a pit. After locating the birds, hounds will chase them down. The beginnings of the Border Collie can be traced back to the Roman Empire. .hide-if-no-js { Highlights: Intelligent, Energetic, Affectionate. Staffordshires are some of the best family dogs today and their popularity shows it. How in the world did you get to take pictures of so many breeds? But the fact is, they mature slowly and are always wagging their tails and giving kisses. They were first brought to Cardiganshire by the Celts tribe. Curly Coated Retrievers. English Foxhounds look good on paper. The United English Shepherd Association was established as a breed club and it has given very common guidelines on the dog’s look, with the focus still being on his ability to work. The bark of the Corgi is something that is not to be underestimated. In fact, 5 of the 10 richest American families owned one. They were first bred in southern England, but have become a wildly popular breed around the world. The Border Collie’s work ethic makes them the most trainable dogs in the world. They’re mostly eager dogs, but can go on their stubborn streaks occasionally. In fact, the dogs that ran with Egyptian pharaohs were very much like these Greyhounds. Highlights: Affectionate, Calm, Fun-loving. And as you may have guessed, the Mastiffs were crossbred with Bulldogs to achieve the Bullmastiff. Parson Russells are intelligent dogs, but not in the obedient and blindly-following-orders kind of way. In the last few centuries, Bloodhounds have become the ultimate people-tracking dogs. With all the scents they smell, it’s easy to get distracted! These massive terriers are confident, courageous and alert when need be. During World War II, the English were encouraged to put down their dogs to save food stock. There are over 30 breeds that originate in England: hunting dogs, companion dogs, guard dogs, sheepdogs you name it, they have it. A very popular breed, the cocker spaniel was developed as a gundog for flushing woodcock in... 3. Read More. The modern greyhound is more popular as a racing dog then as a show dog, but valiant efforts by greyhound charities to raise the profile of the breed as a pet has meant that increasing numbers of ex-racing greyhounds find their way into the comfort of home life and happily swap the racetrack for a comfy sofa. See 11 authoritative translations of Breed in Spanish with example sentences, conjugations and audio pronunciations. They have a powerful set of legs to keep them afloat and paddling through the murky waters. These dogs were bred to hunt and work in packs. The Lancashire Heeler may be a small dog, but they’re tenacious herders with a spirited attitude on the field. Eddy - thank you for the share. The Flat-Coated Retriever has the ability to retrieve on both land and water, making them a special dual purpose retrieving dog. Literature does indicate that there were probably Belgian dogs used in the development of the breed, so there may be a claim further back for it being of European origin. In 1835 dog fighting was made illegal and at this point some dog breeders from the English county of Staffordshire determined to preserve the breed as a show dog and pet. The English Bulldog is one of the most famous English dog breeds, and for good reason. They can be as affectionate and endearing as the Labrador or Golden Retriever, but they’re often a little more independent. Wonderful! They’re famously known for being an even-tempered dog. Marcy J. Miller from Arizona on May 07, 2013: Thoroughly enjoyed this, Nettlemere -- it's certainly deserving of the HOTD recognition. As a result are known for their ability to retrieve from water as well as on land. I debated whether to count the breed as an English one, because it has strong claims to being developed in Scotland albeit under the management of an English lord. Otterhounds are extremely rare. Other toy breeds I could have featured are the Yorkshire terrier, Cavalier king Charles spaniel and King Charles spaniel. You earned HOTD. I have a Jack Russell and a Jack Russell/Chihuahua mix both with lots of energy! Historians point to the 13th century when the Bulldog was developed in England. But on the bright side, they’re extremely smart dogs that respond very well to obedience training. There are now two strains with the working cocker and the show cocker having diverged somewhat. Jumpy the Border Collie holds the world record for dog skateboarding, going 100 meters in just 20 seconds. However, make sure to include them in all family activities for them to thrive. aviannovice - I'm pleased you like it, I suspect some of the breeds aren't available in America, so you probably don't see them. Strictly speaking hunting animals with dogs is illegal in the UK since the Hunting Act 2004 was passed, but packs can hunt a human runner laying a trail. Historians believed these dogs are the result of crossbreeding Welsh Corgis with Manchester Terriers. Although originally bred for hunting deer and wild boar, the exceptional tracking ability of the bloodhound was soon recognised as being useful for tracking humans - initially criminals. They were very popular, but not recognised under Kennel club rules. In the beginning, they worked as generic helpers since hunters only had bows, nets and falcons to work with. The NFL’s Cleveland Brown has a Bullmastiff mascot named Swaggy. These dogs have a habit and instinct to dig. Such comprehensive information on each of the breeds you wrote about and your pictures are superb! English Mastiffs were on the Mayflower that sailed to New England in 1620. English Pointers. It's hard to resist a golden retriever! They’ll protect their master and the “assets” like their life depends on it. Back when poaching was a problem, these dogs were bred to take down a poacher in the middle of the night. Check out the American Kennel Club's list of smallest dog breeds, including the Chihuahua, Pomeranian, Maltese, and more. In other words, they made dangerous deliveries and kept guard. While the Cavalier King Charles is technically a spaniel breed, they are not meant to flush and hunt game like their larger spaniel cousins. The human father of the breed was Lord Tweedmouth of Berwick upon Tweed which is firmly in England. In the mid 1800s at the peak of the industrial revolution, vermin was a problem. Perhaps the most iconic and well-known dog breed from England, the Old English Sheepdog holds a reputation for being gentle, smart and agreeable. Learn more about English cocker spaniel colors, size, and health here. However, this doesn’t mean they’re friendly to everyone. Rather, these toy dogs were bred to warm your laps and laze around with their owners. American Foxhound. However, they can be aggressive towards small animals, including cats and rats. So much so, that owners describe them as “forever young” dogs. The Bullmastiff is a smaller version of the English Mastiff, though they can still weigh up to 130 lbs and stand 27 inches tall. Mastiff is originally a french name, however this doesn't mean that English mastiffs originated in France, just that the Norman conquest caused them to be renamed, as were many other things, as the conquered English people took up parts of the new language. American president George H.W. Highlights: Cheerful, Inquisitive, Affectionate. America’s first therapy dog was a Yorkshire Terrier. This smart breed can be quite entertaining as well. Colour wise; mastiffs are most commonly seen in fawn with black masking, but they can be apricot or brindle too, like Hooch pictured. While they started off as lap dogs, they quickly evolved into working dogs through the crossing with the tenacious Scottish Terriers. I was stunned and saddened to see that no Foxhounds were registered over a year's time. That said, a Bloodhound is said to have roughly 230 million scent receptors at a given time – the most among all breeds. English Shepherds are adaptable and learn routines quickly. Greyhounds are ancient dogs. They originated from dogs bred by the Reverend John Russell (1795-1883) who was also instrumental in breeding lines of smooth fox terriers. The Bulldog, also known as the English Bulldog or British Bulldog, is a medium-sized dog breed.It is a muscular, hefty dog with a wrinkled face and a distinctive pushed-in nose. While they may look unique, they offer a kind of versatility not seen in many dogs. The golden retriever is a hugely popular breed worldwide being attractive, adaptable and amenable. The English pointer almost certainly has Spanish ancestors and to my mind as a working dog its short comparatively thin coat is perhaps more suited to the milder and dryer climate of Spain than the wet and often cold UK. They are now popular as pets and as long as they are introduced to cats as puppies will live happily alongside them. American Cocker Spaniel. What beautiful animals. Border Terriers were bred to solve multiple problems, giving them a versatile edge. Congrats on HOTD. Beagles are not too friendly, but not too aloof. Standing around 23 inches tall, the Airedale Terrier is the biggest of all terrier dog breeds. American Bulldog. In the beginning, there were two breeds. Border Terriers are used in the hunting of rabbits, foxes, groundhogs, raccoons, possums, and other animals, Highlights: Devoted, Charming, Fun-loving. Great job and thanks for sharing. Before being named the Yorkshire Terrier, they were called the broken-haired Scotch Terrier. Weighing just 30 pounds, the Cocker Spaniel is the smallest dog in the sporting breed category. The English Bulldog is one of the most popular breeds in the world actually ranking on number five. It’s believed that these viking dogs were the original ancestors of the Border Collie. Le nouveau contenu sera ajouté au-dessus de la zone ciblée lors de la sélection They have been divided into the sevengroups listed by The Kennel Club. They may be petite, but they are toy lap dogs. But as their goofy appearance suggests, they are mischievous and playful when in the home. Alsatian. Great hub. The English Toy Terrier has had a variety of names, such as the Miniature Black and Tan or the Toy Manchester Terrier. As a matter of fact, this dog breed came with the first setters. The medium-size dog can adapt to apartment life and the great outdoors. Many owners describe them as tomboyish and full of life or energy. They were bred for a bloodsport, called “bull-bating” – much like the Pitbulls. And while they may be stubborn and “slow at learning,” we think this is just because of their inquisitive nature. The Flat-Coated loves to play with others. In the past, spaniels were divided into two types: land spaniels and water spaniels. Bac2basics - I agree the KC breed standards can cause real problems for the dogs as do trends amongst the breed judges as to exactly what they are looking for. They can be somewhat playful and affectionate and don't require much grooming. There are now a number of packs of bloodhounds in the UK kept for hunting. When in the home, they’re even-tempered dogs that are amiable, kind and affectionate. And in the 1500s, these dogs were converted to hunt and track all types of game, including deer. A Border Collie named Chaser is regarded as the most intelligent dog. Daily obedience training is the best way to take care of their mental stimulation needs. Busy owners should not own a Whippet. There’s not a single aggressive bone in these dogs, as they tend to greet everyone with smiles and kisses. However, these dogs had later evolved into the breed we know today. I have a Beagle myself. But just because Yorkies are small doesn’t mean they’re great lap dogs. I learned so many things here. In fact, many of the most well known dogs today originated or was derived from an English breed. The kennel club lists the English toy terrier as a vulnerable native breed which means that not many puppies are registered each year. The Beagle is always cheerful, positive and friendly. They are massive dogs with good heft and a heavy-boned frame. English Bulldog Facts. For some breeds, the name is a clue to their birthplace—for example, the Norfolk terrier. What makes the Lancashire unique is their versatility. Totally excellent - thorough - interesting and very well done. The Cardigan Welsh Corgi was the original Corgi. England has a long and rich history of dog breeding. The English Shepherd is often an independent worker. Needless to say, Bedlingtons don’t do this type of work anymore. However he bred them at his Scottish home the Guisachan Estate, so they are really Scottish in origin. This iconic English dog was developed by Dudley Marjoribanks, the first Lord Tweedmouth. And of course, they sport the signature golden coat. These collies are clever and extremely intelligent dogs. And while they may seem fragile, they’re sturdy and strong. Suhail - thank you for commenting - I like the English setter and do plan to fill in the gaps at some point, but the hub was getting long and I thought I'd best get it published! American Hairless Terrier. But in the home, they’ll shower their love. This almost led to the extinction of the English Mastiff. Voted up and Awesome, Nettlemere. But for the most part, they are loving and gentle dogs. It is a gundog and still used in gundog trials and by some gamekeepers, however the rise of the labrador retriever meant that the breed decreased in popularity as a gundog in the 20th century.The tight curly coat is waterproof and shakes dry quite satisfactorily - it was purposely developed for retrieving game from water. Only one breed from the working group can claim to have been developed in Britain and that is the English mastiff, known here just as the mastiff. Highlights: Lively, Friendly, Even-tempered. These dogs were bred with the Pug to give it a shorter snout and domed head. They can hunt rabbits, foxes, groundhogs, raccoons, possums, and other game. Though a Norfolk stands at just 10 inches tall, they’re bursting with energy and have a lively demeanor that’ll put a smile on anyone’s face. The curly coated retriever is believed to have originated in England around 200 years ago. Hunters carried these dogs in their pockets before unleashing them to flush out game. As a result, some of the most popular dog breeds, such as the Golden Retriever, were born out of necessity. The long profuse double coat with shaggy fur over the head is the signature look with the OES. I have trained and worked in animal care as well as in career advising. Historians believe the Cocker Spaniel came to America (New England) on the Mayflower in 1620. The Duke spent a great deal of effort into breeding the ideal hunting companion for his estate, called the Clumber Park. The modern Pitbull may still have aggressive tendencies if not trained well. Any common person caught owning a greyhound would be severely punished. It’s believed they have 200 to 300 million scent receptors. He can recognize 1,000 objects. English cocker spaniels are compact hunting dogs whose cheerful temperament makes for a great family pet—for both kids and seniors alike. Breed definition: A breed of a pet animal or farm animal is a particular type of it. England is one of the most historic countries today, known for their London tea, fish & chips, the Big Ben and The Beatles. Dog breeds are often grouped in different ways, such as: Hunting dogs. Enjoy your day and I vote up and share. Terriers. This was when the Otterhound made its name. These dogs have been small game hunters for centuries. These dogs may lose a bit in size, but make they make up for it in speed and agility while retaining a good amount of strength. Other breeds from this group which I could have included are the clumber spaniel, Sussex spaniel, field spaniel, springer spaniel and English setter. They’re very affectionate dogs who tend to get along well with all members of the family. It contains only one breed developed in England but it is perhaps the most famous English breed of all the bulldog; also known as the British or English bulldog. Perhaps people are put off by their reputation for stubbornness and their stamina.