Even though the US has not produced the most popular dog breeds, it still has strong contenders for some of the most interesting dog breeds. Most of the American breeds have their origins in the Old Continent, but have developed into their own fully-fledged breeds of dog.

By Asigglin (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

By Asigglin (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Alaskan Husky: Even though the Alaskan Husky is not considered to be a pure breed, it is still widely popular in the United States. It is a large dog breed, and was developed as a working (sled-pulling) breed, and is highly immune against the cold winters of Alaska (from where it originates).

American Foxhound: A cousin of the English Foxhound, the American version is, similarly, a scent-hound which was developed for hunting foxes. It is a medium sized dog, is highly docile, and has a pleasant temperament. It is an easygoing breed, and makes a wonderful family pet, as it is great with children and other animals within the household.

Black and Tan Coonhound

Black and Tan Coonhound

Black & Tan Coonhound: The Black and Tan Coonhound is a large sized dog which was produced by crossing a Bloodhound and Black and Tan Virginia Foxhound. It is a scent-hound and is mainly used for tracking prey. It makes an average pet, as its main strength is in the field as a hunting dog.

Boykin Spaniel

Boykin Spaniel

Boykin Spaniel: A medium-sized dog, the Boykin Spaniel was bred for hunting wild turkey, and ducks in the Southern United States. The Boykin Spaniel is the state dog of South Carolina. The breed is very friendly, and makes a great family pet. Due to its coat, it requires to be groomed often.

Chesapeake Bay Retriever

Chesapeake Bay Retriever

Chesapeake Bay Retriever: A large sized breed, this retriever is also referred to as the Chessie, and was developed in the 19th century as a waterfowl retriever. It makes a great family pet as well as a hunting companion. This is an intelligent breed, and has a happy disposition, and makes a great pet for households with children.

Alaskan Malamute

Alaskan Malamute

Alaskan Malamute: Originally bred for hauling, its strength and comfort in cold weather made it a favorite for those looking for sled dogs. The Malamute is a large sized dog with a double coat, with an oily and heavy undercoat, with a top coat that protects the undercoat.

Black Mouth Cur: The Black Mouth Cur is a hunting dog developed in the Southeastern United States. The Cur makes a fantastic family dog, as long as it is properly trained. It very intelligent, and can be highly independent and headstrong if not given the proper and attention from its owner.

boston terrier

Boston Terrier

Boston Terrier: The Boston Terrier was recognized as an official breed in the late 1800s. It is a small breed of dog, and is today often used as a companion dog. A very gentle breed and is very friendly; these characteristics make the Boston Terrier a wonderful companion animal.

Toy Fox Terrier

Toy Fox Terrier

Toy Fox Terrier: A direct descendant of the Fox Terrier, the Toy Fox Terrier is a great companion breeds. It is an active breed, and has a high level of intelligence. It has a short coat, that is very easy to maintain and groom.

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