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Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Dog. The stunning, unique coloring of the Louisiana Catahoula leopard dog, or Cat, is the most outstanding characteristic of this breed. The Cat is known by many names, such as the Leopard Stock dog, the Black Mouth Cur, the Yellow Cur, the East Texas Cow or Hog dog, the Red Cur, the Old Brindle Cur, the Leopard Cur and the Louisiana Cur. The name frequently depends on the color of the dog.

Munsterlander. The Munsterlander is an excellent and loved hunting dog as well as wonderful companion. Though not recognized by the American Kennel Club, the Munsterlander is becoming more popular.

Old English sheepdog (Bobtail). Easily recognized by his thick white and gray coat, the Old English sheepdog is not as popular as other breeds. Originally used to drive sheep and cattle to the market, the OES still maintains his natural herding instincts.

Poodle Standard. The poodle comes in three different varieties; standard, miniature and toy; however, the only difference is the size. The standard poodle is the oldest of the three sizes and was originally used to retrieve ducks in cold water.

Rhodesian ridgeback. The Rhodesian ridgeback is only one of two dogs with a naturally occurring ridge down his back. Developed in Africa, the ridgeback was used to hunt lion by taunting and harassing, giving the hunter a chance to approach and kill the lion. A strong minded dog, the ridgeback readily stands his ground and protects his family and territory.

Spinone Italiano. A versatile hunting dog, the Italian spinone's eyes give the dog an eerily sweet human expression. With a thick wiry haircoat, the spinone is not your typical looking dog.

Tibetan mastiff. The Tibetan mastiff is an ancient breed known for its excellent guarding skills. Hailing from Tibet, the exact origins of the Tibetan mastiff are a mystery but many feel that this breed is from the same basic stock as other mastiffs and large working dogs. Also a companion, the Tibetan mastiff is one of the most recent additions to the list of dog breeds recognized by the American Kennel Club.

Weimaraner. Called the gray ghost, the Weimaraner is thought to be one of the best gun dogs.



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