Ten Dog Breeds Developed In The United States

Did you know there are dog breeds developed right here in the United States?  If you are searching for a breed to bring into your home, you may want to bring one developed here in the first place.

1. The Alaskan Malamute was developed by Inuit tribes to pull sleds over long distances. It is the oldest breed of the various sled dogs. A medium size dog with lots of energy, it will do best in an active home where it gets lots of energy.

2. Rat Terriers were bred to kill rats and other vermin that threatened stored crops. Once one of the most popular farm dogs in the early 1900s, now they are active, outgoing pets. They come in two sizes, standard and miniature, but both sizes are relatively small. Don’t be fooled by their small size, however, they are energetic and will need a long walk or a spirited game in the back yard to use up their energy.

3. The American Eskimo Dog was developed to perform tricks at circuses and travels well. They are lovely with a long white coat that needs daily brushing. These dogs make wonderful companions and love to be trained to perform tricks for their families.

4. The American Foxhound was bred by George Washington to hunt with. It is a tall, lean breed that does best with an active family that has large spaces for the dog to run and play in.

5. The Chesapeake Bay Retriever was developed in the early 1900s to retrieve ducks in the cold waters of the Chesapeake Bay. It has curly hair that repels water. This medium sized dog is very active and independent and does best with experienced dog owners.

6. The Boston Terrier is a small dog developed in Boston that adapts well to apartment living. These distinguished looking dogs were originally bred from a cross of an English Bulldog and a White English Terrier.

7. The Black and Tan Coonhound was developed primarily in the Ozarks and Appalachian mountain regions to hunt bear and coons. These dogs are outgoing, friendly, and relatively quiet at home, but will follow a trial to the ends of the earth once they get on it, so should always be leashed or in a fenced in yard when outside.

8. The Chinook was developed as a sled dog in New Hampshire. Friendly, good with children, and other dogs, the Chinook has a double coat that requires regular brushing. They also shed seasonably. They are active and energetic, requiring lots of exercise.

9. The Plott hound was bred to hunt bears and boar. It is a placid, loving dog that is also energetic and needs regular exercise. Like the coonhound, the plott hound does not easily abandon a trail once it is on it.

10. The Toy Fox Terrier was bred to exterminate vermin on farms. It is cautious around strangers and better with older children. It is energetic and will explore every nook and cranny of the home.

There are other breeds that were developed in America, but these are the most popular ones.