Working Dogs

Yakutian Laika

The Sahka people of the region developed the breed not only to be an impressive sled dog, but a part of the human family as well. Fans of the breed might know these dogs by one of their many monikers, including Yakut Laika, Yakutskaya Laika, Tungusskaya, Chubychanskaya, Arkticheskaya, Polarmaya, and …

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Pyrenean Mastiff

The Pyrenean Mastiff, also known as Mastín del Pirineo, comes from northeastern Spain. The exact origin of the breed is unknown, but it is speculated to have evolved from Molossers. Humans relied on them to be guardians and protectors of livestock. Although these are purebred dogs, you may still find …

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Rottweiler

The Rottweiler was originally dogs bred to drive cattle to market. Later they were used to pull carts for butchers. They were among the earliest police dogs and serve with honor in the military. Most important, they are popular family guardians and friends. Novice pet parents should beware, as these …

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Saint Bernard

Originally the Saint Bernard dog breed guarded the grounds of Switzerland’s Hospice Saint Bernard as well as to help find and save lost and injured travelers. Today Saint Bernards enjoy the comforts of family life in many homes across the world. They’re affectionate with just about everyone they meet, and …

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Samoyed

Originally bred to hunt, haul sledges, and herd reindeer, the Samoyed dog breed proved a valuable companion for northwestern Siberia’s Samoyede people. Among the breed’s duties: pack hiking, tracking, and warming their owners by sleeping on top of them at night. As a working breed, Samoyeds can be strong-willed at …

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Shiloh Shepherd

The Shiloh Shepherd is an intelligent companion dog who responds well to training. Their gentle personality makes them excellent service dogs or therapy dogs. They’re very similar in appearance to a German Shepherd Dogs, but larger. The Shiloh Shepherd has a combination of a few breeds in their genetic makeup …

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Siberian Husky

The Siberian Husky dog breed has a beautiful, thick coat that comes in a multitude of colors and markings. Their blue or multi-colored eyes and striking facial masks only add to the appeal of this breed, which originated in Siberia. It is easy to see why many are drawn to …

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Spanish Mastiff

The Spanish Mastiff is a purebred working dog with an old history of serving as a guardians for sheep and livestock. Protective, loving, and calm, these gentle giants have become popular guard dogs and family pets alike. Spanish Mastiffs have gone by several names throughout the years, as they are …

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Standard Schnauzer

Standard Schnauzers were originally bred to be ratters, guard dogs, and all-purpose dogs on German farms. Their versatility, medium size, protective nature, and love of family make them an excellent companion dog breed. Although they can be somewhat territorial and stubborn, dogs of this breed also have high intelligence and …

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Tibetan Mastiff

This still-primitive Tibetan Mastiff dog breed was developed centuries ago in Tibet. Originally used as guard dogs for livestock and property, Tibetan Mastiffs can still be found performing that role, but they also enjoy life as family companions and show dogs. Despite their massive, intimidating size, these pups are big …

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