Dogs have been man's best friend since time immortal. As man began to realize the potential of these dogs as guards, working or hunting dogs and sometimes just as loyal companions, he began to breed them. Soon, certain breeds became indigenous to certain countries and continents.
Of all them around the world, it is always interesting to note, which of these breeds belong to our particular continent. Let us have a look at a few breeds that have been able to retain their original traits and characteristics through the years.
Dog Breeds Originating in the US
American dog breeds are a pride of their culture. They have forever been a part of the American family and always been portrayed as man's best friend. Let us have a look at some of the breeds that have their origins in the United States.
The Boston terrier is a mix of the English White Terrier, French and the English Bulldog. They first originated in Boston, as the name suggests. They were primarily bred as companions.
They have a polite streak to their personality and are totally devoted to their family. They love to play all day and are very intelligent. If you have kids in your family, this is one American breed that will be perfect as a goofy, fun-filled pet.
If you are looking for a beautiful, pure white breed then the American Eskimo is the pet of your choice. Don't get confused by its looks. It appears somewhat like a miniature Samoyed.
They prove to be good watch dogs as well as great family pets. They are said to be one of the most intelligent breeds. They have a charming personality that loves human attention. They have the ability to make instant friends once they get to know you.
Chesapeake Bay Retriever
Chesapeake bay retrievers are very friendly and prove to be good with children. They are very obedient, but tend to be slow learners. They are known to have a mind of their own and thus early obedience training is a must.
Chesapeake is courageous and is very aggressive towards strangers. You need to be a confident owner and be able to prove your dominance over the dog. Otherwise, they tend to live by their own rules. Early socialization is a must for them.
The American foxhound is a mix between the English and the French foxhound. They were bred as hunting dogs due to their keen noses.
They prove to be sweet, but do not always prove to be good family pets. They are more of a hunting type than as companions. However, they are sincere with children, but cannot be trusted around non-canine pets and animals.