Dog Types

Get to know the following dog types.

dog types
dog types
This is a type of gundog used in finding game. They originate from England and Europe. Gundogs are divided into three classes: retrievers, flushing dogs, and pointing breeds and are used by hunters. Coats vary from short-haired, wire-haired to silky-coated. Examples: English Setter, Gordon Setter, Irish Red and White Setter, Irish Setter, Pointer, German wirehaired Pointer, Vizsla, Large Munsterlander Characteristics: good sense for smell, good hearing, submits easily to humans, likes to hunt. They enjoy relaxing on the family’s chairs or sofas to feel part of the pack (family).intelligent, learns quickly, flexible, not aggressive against humans. They need a lot of attention and regular exercise. Median lifespan of 12 years small type of dog which hunts in underground burrows, especially bred to hunt the red fox. It’s small chest size enables him to enter the burrow and locate and flush out the hunted animals. Examples: Jack Russell Terrier, Fox Terrier, Smooth Fox Terrier, Dachshund Characteristics: likes to hunt, high tolerance level towards pain, independent, funny, big personality, barks a lot, may be difficult to train, likes to dig
dog types
dog types
Attack dogs are trained to defend or attack a territory or person and are used by security, police and military. Examples: Tosa Inu, Staffordshire Terrier, Pit Bull, Bull Terrier Characteristics: flexible, strong, high tolerance towards pain, does not submit to other dogs and is ready to attack them, protects the family People with disabilities use a companion dog that is trained to do various tasks. But every dog can be a companion dog in a wider sense if the dog owner just enjoys his presence and does not use his dog for work, guarding or hunting. In Germany a dog’s behavior in public can be tested to study his reactions towards pedestrians,
joggers and cyclists and this will make clear if the dog is a good companion dog or not. Examples: Chihuahua, Havanese, Dalmatian, Chow Chow, French Bulldog, Pug, Poodle,
Maltese, Pekingese Characteristics: small body size, very attached to humans, flexible, friendly to kids, sometimes bark too much, get easily bored when nothing is going on.
dog types
dog types
Livestock guardian dogs protect herds of sheep or cattle against wolves, dingos or other animals. These dogs are introduced to livestock while they are still young to create a bondage to the herd. The dog is supervised guided and corrected until he is 2
years old to teach him the skills that are necessary. Examples: Briard, Collie, Great Pyrenees, Puli, Corgi, Old English Sheepdog, Shetland Sheepdog, German Shepherd Dog Characteristics: Independent, intelligent, ready to defend, agile, love to work,
teachable, need challenges
Sighthounds hunt by speed and sight, for that reason they have a very flexible back, long legs, deep chest and a narrow waist. Examples: Afghan Hound, Azawakh, Borzoi, Polish Greyhound, Galgo Espa├▒ol, Greyhound, Irish Wolfhound, Italian Greyhound,
Whippet,Sloughi Characteristics: fast runners, good sight, intelligent, like to hunt, independent, don’t bark much, not aggressive against humans, nervous, need space to run, touchy, don’t like to obey
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dog types
A guard dog or watchdog barks at an intruder to scare him away. Some watchdogs just bark loudly to alert their masters of intruders but are too small to attack them. Examples: Spitz, Doberman, Boxer, St. Bernard, Bernese Mountain Dog, Rottweiler,
Schnauzer, Great Dane Characteristics: very attentive, good hearing, stays near the house, likes to defend, intelligent, does not like to hunt, does not trust strangers, may bark a lot, need variety in training due to their intelligence, could be aggressive towards strangers
A hunting dog supports hunters and may have various tasks. Examples: Beagle, Foxhound, Basset Hound Characteristics: Independent, good nose, urge to hunt, not aggressive, good for kids, easy going, difficult to train, not attached to one person only but loves all
dog types
dog type
A retriever retrieves game for a hunting human. Examples:
Golden Retriever, Labrador, Cocker Spaniel Characteristics: independent, they like water, like to hunt, teachable, not aggressive towards humans, obedient, very good working dog (for customs or the blind), very friendly to everybody, needs challenges
Northern dogs originate from the northern regions of Europe, Asia and North America. Examples: Siberian Husky, Shiba Inu, Samoyed dog, Alaskan Malamute, Eurasier Characteristics: intelligent, independent, like to hunt, don’t trust strangers, like to play,
does not bark much, might be hard to train, needs challenges
dog types
A terrier can be a dog of any breed. They are small, wiry, very active and fearless and vary greatly in size. Examples: Airedale Terrier, Irish Terrier, Border Terrier, Skye Terrier, Cairn Terrier, West Highland White Terrier Characteristics: strong character, strong urge to hunt, some hunt independently,
intelligent, likes to play, teachable, learns quickly, very active, hard to train, often not much patience with kids

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