Extinct Breeds

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Alaunt

BREED BASICS
Size:
Large 35-55 lb
X-Large 55-90 lb
Energy Level: N/A
Grooming: N/A LifeSpan: N/A
Protective Ability: N/A Trainability: N/A

 

It is commonly thought that the Alaunt's primary ancestors are working dogs such as the Armenian Gampr Dog, the Sarmation Mastiff from the Caucasus and the Alabai from Central Asia. S...

Blue Paul Terrier

BREED BASICS
Size: Large 35-55 lb Energy Level: N/A
Grooming: N/A LifeSpan: N/A
Protective Ability: N/A Trainability: N/A

 

Almost nothing is known with certainty about the Blue Paul Terrier.  The dog’s origins and eventual fate are shrouded in mystery.  Legend holds that around 1770, the Scottish-born America...

Braque du Puy

BREED BASICS
Size: Large 35-55 lb Energy Level: N/A
Grooming: N/A LifeSpan: N/A
Protective Ability: N/A Trainability: N/A

 

Very little is known for sure about the origins of the Braque du Puy, and most of what is claimed is little more than rumor and suspicion.  What is clear is that the dog originat...

Bull and Terrier

BREED BASICS
Size:
Medium 15-35 lb
Large 35-55 lb
X-Large 55-90 lb
Energy Level: N/A
Grooming: N/A LifeSpan: N/A
Protective Ability: N/A Trainability: N/A

 

The history of the Bull and Terrier is somewhat obscure, but the dog can trace its roots in Britain for thousands of years on both the Terrier and Bulldog side.  Almost nothing is known f...

Bullenbeisser

BREED BASICS
Size:
Large 35-55 lb
X-Large 55-90 lb
XX-Large 90-120 lb+
Energy Level: N/A
Grooming: N/A LifeSpan: N/A
Protective Ability: N/A Trainability: N/A

 

Not much is known for sure about the early history of the Bullenbeisser, but the breed had a very long history in the lands of the Holy Roman Empire, a conglomeration of thousands of...

Chien Gris

BREED BASICS
Size: X-Large 55-90 lb Energy Level: N/A
Grooming: N/A LifeSpan: N/A
Protective Ability: N/A Trainability: N/A

 

Very little is known for sure about the Chien Gris.  It was developed in an era long before written records were kept of dog breeding, and almost all of the few records which exi...

Cordoba Fighting Dog

BREED BASICS
Size:
X-Large 55-90 lb
XX-Large 90-120 lb+
Energy Level: N/A
Grooming: N/A LifeSpan: N/A
Protective Ability: N/A Trainability: N/A

 

The history of the Cordoba Fighting Dog began during Argentina’s colonial period.  When the Spanish were subjugating the many Native American peoples found throughout Latin America, where...

Cumberland Sheepdog

BREED BASICS
Size: Large 35-55 lb Energy Level: N/A
Grooming: N/A LifeSpan: N/A
Protective Ability: N/A Trainability: N/A

 

One reason for the Cumberland Sheepdogs possible absorption into the Border Collie may relate to its region of prominence. Throughout the early and mid part of the 19th century the Cu...

Dogo Cubano

BREED BASICS
Size: XX-Large 90-120 lb+
LifeSpan: 8 to 10 Years
Protective Ability: Very Protective Trainability: Very Easy To Train

 

The Dogo Cubano was a member of a large family of dogs collectively known as the Mastiffs, Molossers, Dogues, or Alaunts.  This family is one of the oldest groups of domestic dog...

English Water Spaniel

BREED BASICS
Size:
Large 35-55 lb
X-Large 55-90 lb
Energy Level: N/A
Grooming: N/A LifeSpan: N/A
Protective Ability: N/A Trainability: N/A

 

The English Water Spaniel was one of the oldest of all Spaniel breeds.  The Spaniels are a group of gundogs characterized by long, feathered coats, small to medium size, and a ke...

English White Terrier

BREED BASICS
Size:
Small 8-15 lb
Medium 15-35 lb
Energy Level: N/A
Grooming: N/A LifeSpan: N/A
Protective Ability: N/A Trainability: N/A

 

Although the English White Terrier did not exist as a distinct breed until the 19th Century, its ancestors can trace their roots in England back many centuries, and possibly millennia.  A...

Hawaiian Poi Dog

BREED BASICS
Size: Medium 15-35 lb Energy Level: N/A
Grooming: N/A LifeSpan: N/A
Protective Ability: N/A Trainability: N/A

 

The Hawaiian Poi Dog arrived first arrived in the Hawaiian Islands with the first Polynesian settlers, who first arrived on Hawaii’s shores sometime between 300 and 800 A.D.  The Hawaiian...

Kuri

BREED BASICS
Size: Medium 15-35 lb Energy Level: N/A
Grooming: N/A LifeSpan: N/A
Protective Ability: N/A Trainability: N/A

 

The Kuri was a descendant of the ancient Polynesian dogs, much like the Maori were descendants of the ancient Polynesian peoples.  The history of the breed began with the domesti...

Molossus

BREED BASICS
Size:
X-Large 55-90 lb
XX-Large 90-120 lb+
Energy Level: N/A
Grooming: N/A LifeSpan: N/A
Protective Ability: N/A Trainability: N/A

 

The History of the Molossus begins with the Molossi tribe of Epirus.  Epirus was an ancient region located in parts of modern day Greece, Macedonia, Albania, and Montenegro.  The region w...

Moscow Water Dog

BREED BASICS
Size: XX-Large 90-120 lb+ Energy Level: N/A
LifeSpan: N/A
Protective Ability: N/A Trainability: N/A

 

Following the chaos and destruction of the Russian Revolution of 1917, which included a civil war between the "Red" (Bolshevik), and "White" (anti-Bolshevik) facti...

Norfolk Spaniel

BREED BASICS
Size: Large 35-55 lb Energy Level: N/A
Grooming: N/A LifeSpan: N/A
Protective Ability: N/A Trainability: N/A

 

The Norfolk Spaniel is considered one of the breeds that is most similar to the very first Spaniel to reside in the British Isles.  The Spaniels are a group of gun dogs known for...

North Country Beagle

BREED BASICS
Size:
Large 35-55 lb
X-Large 55-90 lb
Energy Level: N/A
Grooming: N/A LifeSpan: N/A
Protective Ability: N/A Trainability: N/A

 

Very little is known for sure about the North Country Beagle.  The breed was almost never the topic of writing, usually appearing in written records only to distinguish it from t...

Old English Bulldog

BREED BASICS
Size: Large 35-55 lb Energy Level: N/A
Grooming: N/A LifeSpan: N/A
Protective Ability: N/A Trainability: N/A

Perhaps no dog breed has as disputed a history as the Old English Bulldog.  Although a great deal is said about its ancestry, much of the information is conflicting, and there is almost no solid ev...

Paisley Terrier

BREED BASICS
Size:
Small 8-15 lb
Medium 15-35 lb
Energy Level: N/A
Grooming: N/A LifeSpan: N/A
Protective Ability: N/A Trainability: N/A

 

The Paisley Terrier was developed from the Skye Terrier in the 19th Century, but its history in the British Isles can be traced back much farther.  According to the Oxford Englis...

Rastreador Brasileiro

BREED BASICS
Size:
Large 35-55 lb
X-Large 55-90 lb
Energy Level: N/A
Grooming: N/A LifeSpan: N/A
Protective Ability: N/A Trainability: N/A

 

Although the Rastreador Brasileiro was developed as a unique breed, it can trace its ancestry back to the earliest European settlement of Brazil.  Discovered and claimed for his kingdom b...

Southern Hound

BREED BASICS
Size: X-Large 55-90 lb Energy Level: N/A
Grooming: N/A LifeSpan: N/A
Protective Ability: N/A Trainability: N/A

 

The Southern Hound was a very old breed that was developed centuries before written records were kept of dog breeding.  As a result, almost nothing is known for sure about its an...

St. John's Water Dog

BREED BASICS
Size:
Large 35-55 lb
X-Large 55-90 lb
Energy Level: N/A
LifeSpan: 10 to 12 Years
Protective Ability: N/A Trainability: Very Easy To Train

 

In determining how the Saint John’s Water dog came to be, we are forced to make our assumptions by examining the relevant known history of the region as no historical documentat...

Tahltan Bear Dog

BREED BASICS
Size: Small 8-15 lb Energy Level: High Energy
Grooming: A Couple Times a Week LifeSpan: 10 to 12 Years
Protective Ability: Good Watchdog Trainability: Very Easy To Train

 

A canine version of Mighty Mouse, the Tahltan Bear Dog dog possesses tremendous power and bravery in a small package. Named for the Talhtan Indian tribes of northwestern Bristish Colu...

Toy Bulldog

BREED BASICS
Size:
Small 8-15 lb
Medium 15-35 lb
Energy Level: N/A
Grooming: N/A LifeSpan: N/A
Protective Ability: N/A Trainability: N/A

 

The history of the Toy Bulldog began with that of the Old English Bulldog, an older variety of the English Bulldog that is now widely (albeit not universally) regarded to be extinct.  The...