This is my first collage project, itís a photo collage of all the rare breeds Iíve met both AKC breeds like the Komondor and Norwegian Lundehund and non AKC like the Jindo and Silken Windhound. This project is inspired by Bafa's work on her all breed project. Some breeds like the American Pit Bull Terrier and American Foxhound will be on other pages under a different name. Some breeds I have met but I didnít have my camera with me at the time are the Dogo Argentino, German Longhaired Pointer,Hovawart and the German Hunting Terrier. Hopefully I will see these breeds again and add them in another project.
The dogs on my first rare breed collage are A thru C
- Alaskan Klee Kai (This dog was created in the mid-1970s to be a companion-sized version of the Alaskan Husky. The breed was developed with Siberian and Alaskan Huskies using Schipperke and American Eskimo Dog. Like the poodle this breed comes in three sizes Toy 13 inches Miniature 15 inches and Standard 17 inches. )
- American Bulldog (A descendent of the original English bulldog this breed originally was used in the 17th century for bull baiting today the American Bulldog excels as a working dog or as a family pet.)
- American Hairless Terrier (Once considered a hairless variety of Rat Terrier itís been its bin a sprite breed since 2004, like other hairless breed this breed can be also coated. unlike other hairless breeds the American Hairless doesnít have any teeth or skin problems.)
- American Indian Dog (Nicknamed the Song Dog for its Coyote like voice this ancient breed was used by the Plains Indians to hunt small to large game and pull travois. This breed almost became extinct but thanks to dedicated dog lovers they have saved the American Indian Dog, now the breed is making a comeback.)
- American Water Spaniel (The official state dog of Wisconsin the American Water Spaniel was the first all-around Sporting dog developed in the United Sates. The American Water Spaniel is a friendly outgoing breed that loves to be the center of attention.)
- Anatolian Shepherd Dog (An ancient breed going as far back as 6,000 BC he was bred to guard and protect livestock in Turkey, today the Anatolian is still used as a flock guardians. Anatolian Shepherd dogs are used by Dr Laurie Marker of the Cheetah Conservation Fund to prevent cheetahs which have attacked livestock being killed by farmers.)
- Australian Kelpie (Australiaís most popular working dog the Australian Kelpie can do the work of six men win herding , the Kelpie has the same herding style as the Border Collie using eye control. The breed comes in both a working type and a show type.)
- Beauceron (Often called the ''King of Sheepdogs'' the Beauceron was once a hunter of wild boar today Beauceronís make excellent herding dogs, the Beauceron is thought to be one of the breeds used to create the Doberman Pinscher.)
- Berger Picard ( Also called Picardy Shepherd this breed is perhaps the oldest of the French Sheepdogs, the breed became popular after the United Sates film Because of Winn-Dixie. Like any breed of dog, the Picardy Shepherd is not for everyone.)
- Biewer Terrier (The Biewer, pronounced (Beeva) originated in Hunsruck, Germany in 1984,The Biewer Terrier was originally a piebald genetic recessive gene occurrence from 2 Yorkshire Terriers, the Biewer was introduced to America in 2003.)
- Black Russian Terrier (Despite the name this breed is not a Terrier this large and robust dog is a member of the American Kennel Clubs working group. The Black Russian was developed through selective breeding of Rottweilerís, Giant Schnauzers, and Airedales by the Russian military.)
- Bluetick Coonhound(Like many coonhounds, the Bluetick Coonhound gets its name from a coat pattern which is dark blue in color, The Bluetick Coonhoundís color suggests that it descended from the Grand Bleu de Gascogne (French Staghound) as well as the English Foxhound.)
- Boerboel (The Boerboel was developed in South Africa to defend the homestead from paroles and predators, the name Boerboel translates asĒ farmerís dog. A Boerboel can be both a capable working dog and a loyal companion but like any other breed. Early socialization and obedience training is recommended.)
- Boykin Spaniel(The official State Dog of South Carolina, the Boykin Spaniel is a medium-sized, all-around hunting dog with a cheerful, energetic personality. The Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Springer Spaniel, Cocker Spaniel, and the American Water Spaniel may have been used in the development of this breed. As with all dogs, the Boykin Spaniels require daily exercise and regular grooming.)
- Bracco Italiano ( Also known as the Italian Pointer the Bracco Italiano was originally developed by the Italian hunters to drive game into nets, today this breed can still be used for hunting in fact they excel at it. in appearance this breed resembles a cross between a Pointer and a Bloodhound.)
- Canaan Dog (Named after the ancient land of Canaan the Canaan Dog is Israelís national dog. The Canaan Dog was the guard and herd dog of the ancient Israelites, guarding their camps and flocks. Drawings on the tombs at Beni-Hassan, dating from 2200-2000 BC, depict dogs that remarkably resemble the Canaan Dogs of today.
The dog in this photo is CH PLEASANT HILL WHAT'S THE BUZZ AKA Buzz.)
- Cane Corso (The Cane Corso is one of the newtís breeds to gown American Kennel Club, The Corso is a catch dog used with cattle and swine, and also in wild boar hunts. The breed was recovered from near extinction through the efforts of enthusiasts in the 1970s. He is growing in popularity as a grad dog.)
- Catahoula Leopard Dog (A true American the Catahoula Leopard Dog is official state dog of Louisiana. His origins are unknown some believe the breed is descended from dogs that arrived in America with the Spanish conquistadors. The Catahoula is used as both a herding dog and a hunter of small to large game.)
- Carolina Dog (Discovered in the late 1970s by Dr. I. Lehr Brisbin Jr the Carolina Dog is thought to be descended from dogs that crossed the Bering land bridge into North America 8,000 years ago, this dog can still be found in both South Carolina and Georgia. They make terrific pets and are highly adaptable to a domesticate life still.)
- Chinook (My favorite breed, the Chinook was developed by Arthur Walden in 1917 New Hampshire, the father of the breed named Chinook along with 15 of his suns war used on Admiral Byrd's South Pole expedition in 1927. In 1981 the Chinook almost became extinct with only 11 used in breeding, today there are over 1000 of this gentle hard working sled dogs.)
It was a lot of work but definitely worth it.