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Karelian Bear Dog

Popular for hunting bears, moose and wild boar, the Karelian Bear Dog originated in Finland. The breed must be black with white markings in colour. Naturally aggressive towards other dogs, the Karelian Bear Dog needs proper training and socialization. The breed has a very social nature, and is prone to separation anxiety. It is very unusual for the breed to bite a human.

Maremma Sheepdog

A breed of livestock guardian, the Maremma Sheepdog originated in Italy. The breed has a long and thick coat that is solid white in colour. In areas of adequate open space, the Maremma Sheepdog can be good companion dogs. The breed will bond to families, while showing hostility towards outsiders. The breed barks as a normal part of their guarding activity, so are best pets for houses without close neighbours.

Rampur Hound

A member of the sighthound family used for jackal control, the Rampur Hound originated in India. The breed has a short coat that is mouse-grey, grizzle, parti-colour, brindle, or pure black in colour. Well-adjusted to other dogs, the Rampur Hound loves human companionship. The breed is fiercely protective of their family, making them a good guard dog. The breed is gentle and sensitive with children. The breed tends to start and end fights with other dogs, so should always be supervised. Typically a healthy and long-lived breed, the Rampur Hound is prone to bloat, osteosarcoma, and esophageal achalasia.

Drentsche Patrijshond

A versatile spaniel-type hunting dog, the Drentsche Patrijshond originated in Netherlands. Tending to be more relaxed in the home than other hunting breeds, the Drentsche Patrijshond becomes strongly attached to family members, particularly children. Although it will happily cuddle up on the bed, the breed will suffer if not adequately exercised. A medium long coat with feathers on the legs, the colour of the Drentsche Patrijshond is white with orange or brown markings. Health concerns for the Drentsche Patrijshond include progressive retinal atrophy and hereditary stomatocytosis.

Doberman Pinscher

A medium-large breed of dog, the Doberman Pinscher originated in Germany. Originally intended as a guard dog, the Doberman Pinscher should have a proud, watchful, determined and obedient temperament. Known to be energetic, watchful, fearless and obedient, the breed is a desirable house dog. While more likely to show aggression towards strangers and other dogs than many breeds, the Doberman Pinscher is very unlikely to show aggressive behaviour towards its owner. The Doberman Pinscher comes in four colour varieties, all having tan/rust points; black, red, blue and isabella (fawn). With an average lifespan of 10-11 years, the Doberman Pinscher suffers from a variety of health problems; including dilated cardiomyopathy, cervical vertebral instability, von Willebrand's disease, prostatic disease, hypothyroidism, hip dysplasia and canine compulsive disorder.


A working breed, the Koolie originated in Australia. The breed can have any coat type other than wire-haired, and can be any colour other than brindle. An intelligent breed, the Koolie excels in varied roles, such as in working situations, sporting activities, loyal service or companionship. Not naturally aggressive, the breed is known to be patient, temperate, dedicated, and show a strong sense of willingness and devotion. With an average lifespan of 18 years, the Koolie does not have any known health problems currently known. This may be due to the lack of health testing in the breed.


Recognition: UKC Region: North Africa, currently in the mountains of Morocco Use: Guard Dog Height: 20.5-24.5 inches for both males and females Accepted Colours: Black, with or without white markings Fawn, with or without sable or brindle markings, with or without white markings Brown, with or without white markings Recognition Date: July 1, 2006

American Cocker Spaniel

Closely related to the English Cocker Spaniel, the American Cocker Spaniel is a spaniel type sporting dog. The American Cocker Spaniel should be intelligent and not timid. With a good amount of socialization, the Cocker Spaniel should be able to get along with adults, children, other dogs and other pets. The breed is split into three varieties by colour, the varieties being Black, Any solid colour other than black (ASCOB) and parti-colour. The black variety is either all black, or black with tan marking on the head, feet and tail. The ASCOB variety includes any solid colour ranging from light cream to dark red, lighter feathering is allowed. Parti-coloured variety is white with patches of any other colour, including black or brown, and any roan coloured dogs. American Cocker coats can come in merle, although it is not recognized. Weighing 24-30lbs, the Cocker Spaniel stands 13.5-15.5" at the shoulder. The average lifespan for the breed is 10-11 years, which is on the low-end for purebred dogs, and a few years less than other breeds of it's size. Cocker Spaniels are prone to many health problems, including progressive retinal atrophy, glaucoma, cataracts, autoimmune hemolytic anemia, luxating patellas and hip dysplasia. The most common causes of death have been cancer, cardiac and immune-mediated. [img][/img]

Sporting Lucas Terrier

A small breed of dog, the Sporting Lucas Terrier originated in Scotland. The breed has a harsh, shaggy coat that is white with dark patches, or various combinations of brown, black and tan, or grizzle and tan in colour.

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Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog

Developed in Australia to herd cattle, the Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog is a medium-sized bobtailed breed. When there is a tail, it is short (no longer than 4") and should never be docked. Needing consistent training and socialization, the Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog should be alert and watchful, while responsive to it's trainer and reserved around strangers. The Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog has a medium or short, straight coat that is either speckled red or speckled blue. Standing 18-20" at the shoulders, females of the breed should be on the smaller side. 


Anglo-Francais de Petite Venerie

A medium-sized scenthound, the Anglo-Francais de Petite Venerie originated in France. Active hunting dogs that are normally kept in packs in rural areas, the Anglo-Francais de Petite Venerie may not be suitable for city or family living. The breed has a short, dense smooth coat that is white/black/bright tan, white/black/pale tan, or white and orange in colour. The Anglo-Francais de Petite Venerie has no documented health problems, although with drop ears may be prone to ear infections.

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Basset Fauve de Bretagne

Originating in Brittany, the Basset Fauve de Bretagne is a short legged hunting scenthound. A smallish, wire-coated red-wheaten or fawn hound, the Basset Fauve de Bretagne weighs 36-40lbs, standing 13-15" at the shoulder. Not much is known about the health status of the Basset Fauve de Bretagne, and which, if any, common health problems affect it. Based on a small study, it is thought the average life expectancy is 10-14 years, which is typical although a little low for breeds of it's size. The most common health issues noted were reproductive, cataracts, corneal ulcers, cancer, heart failure and kidney failure. 

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Anatolian Shepherd Dog

Originating in central Turkey, the Anatolian Shepherd Dog is rugged, large and very strong breed. Responsible for guarding flocks without human interference, the Anatolian Shepherd Dog is independent and forceful, not making a good pet unless the owner is willing to put in a lot of work and socialization. Anatolian Shepherd Dogs have been used to protect livestock that was being killed by cheetahs, as the dogs were enough of a threat for the cheetahs to leave the livestock alone and go back to their wild prey. With a broad head, thick neck and sturdy body, the Anatolian Shepherd Dog weighs 90-150lbs, and stands 27-30" at the shoulder. They can come in any colour, with white cream and "sesame" with large white patches being the most common. The breed has a very thick, double coat, leading to excessive shedding and the need to be brushed at least two times a week during warm weather. On average, the breed lives for 11 years, which is 1-2 years longer than other breeds of it's size. Common health issues include dermatologic, musculoskeletal and limpomas. The leading causes of death were cancer and cardiac, or a combination thereof. 

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Alaskan Malamute

Originally bred for hauling heavy freight, later for sleds, the Alaskan Malamute is a large breed. Malamutes are a strongly independent breed with a strong prey drive, while being very fond of people, making them poor watch dogs. Alaskan Malamutes have a thick, double coat that can be various shades of grey and white, black and white, red and white, seal and white, sable and white or solid white, with a wide range of markings including blazes, collar/half collar and face markings. The Alaskan Malamute weighs 75-100lbs, standing 23-25" at the shoulder. Studies have shown that the malamutes have a much longer lifespan that other breeds of their size, living up to 15 years. Health issues common in the breed include hip dysplasia, cataracts, epilepsy, congenital heart problems, kidney problems and skin problems. Cancer shows as the main cause of death in the breed.

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