5 Popular American Dog Breeds

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Petcare Team

Dog breeds have been developed in many countries and on every continent except Antarctica

1. American Bulldog

The bulldog originated in England centuries ago where it was used to guard property, to drive cattle, and in barbaric blood sports

2. American Hairless Terrier

The American hairless terrier came into existence when a hairless female puppy named Josephine was born in a litter of purebred rat terriers.

3. Alaskan Malamute

The Alaskan malamute is a sled dog breed that's believed to have descended from wolf-dogs of thousands of years ago

4. American Eskimo Dog

Despite its name, the American Eskimo dog was created not by indigenous people but by German immigrants to the U.S. who brought their German spitz dogs with them in the early 1800s

5. Boykin Spaniel

The Boykin spaniel was developed in South Carolina around the turn of the 20th century by breeders who desired a fairly small dog with which to hunt turkeys from boats