American Dog Breeds Born and Bred in the USA

The American bulldog is the long-legged cousin of the English bulldog, with droopy cheeks and a lively personality. They moved to the American colonies in the 17th century and worked alongside butchers and farmers. American bulldogs enjoy playing and running around, but keep them cool in hot weather (they tend to overheat).

American Bulldog

Despite the name, the Inuit have nothing to do with the American Eskimo dog. The dogs originated in Germany, and their predecessors, the German spitz, arrived in the United States with immigrant families. When anti-German prejudice spread throughout the country throughout the World Wars, the breed's name was modified as it evolved.

American Eskimo Dog

American hairless terriers are the only bare dog breed native to the United States. This hairless dog is little and feisty, with a typical terrier personality. While you may want to slip her into your purse and tote her around all day, she is a puppy who like to keep her paws going with daily walks and fun.

American Hairless Terrier

If American dogs had a founding father, it would be the friendly and talkative American foxhound. George Washington was essential in the breed's development: before becoming the nation's first president, he mated English foxhounds with French hounds to create a new breed ideal for fox hunting in the American countryside.

American Foxhound

Although the American Staffordshire terrier's progenitors were bred for fighting and bull baiting, today's AmStaffs are a long cry from their forefathers. Well-trained and socialized AmStaffs make excellent playmates for youngsters, are eager to learn new tricks, and are always willing to accompany their owners on long walks.

 American Staffordshire Terrier

The curly-coated American water spaniel's origins are a little mysterious, although it is certain that the dogs were developed in Wisconsin as professional gun dogs. These pups' thick double coats and webbed feet make them ideal for retrieving birds for their human hunting partners, both on land and in the icy Northern waters.

American Water Spaniel

Although the American Eskimo dog is not of Arctic ancestry, the Alaskan malamute accompanied his humans over the Bering Strait into present-day Alaska. They're intelligent, athletic, and ready to please the people they adore the most. Malamutes are also highly communicative and will howl to communicate their desires (more treats, please).

Alaskan Malamute

The Australian shepherd isn't actually Australian, however their ancestors did stop in the Land Down Under before moving to the United States. Active dogs are a cornerstone of cowboy culture in the American West, make excellent companions for high-energy families, and are the most popular American dog breed.

Australian Shepherd

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