The American Staffordshire Terrier (Staffie) is the descendant of bull fighting dogs from the 18th century. In Staffordshire, England, a Bullterrier breed was developed by crossing Bulldogs with other terrier breeds. This breeding resulted to the Staffordshire Terrier, a well-muscled, energetic and combative dog breed.
The Bouvier is considered to be a vigilant dog breed and has been noted for its distinguished working ability. During the First World War, Bouvier des Flandres served as a messenger as well as an ambulance dog. With its warfare exposure, the breed has nearly reached its extinction.
The St. Bernard is a well-known large dog breed around the world because of its valiant ways and adorably massive frame. This breed has been the search and rescue dog of the Swiss Alps for many centuries and many heroic stories can prove to this dog's long search and rescue history. Today, however, more than a rescue dog in the Alps, this dog is very popular among families as a dependable and loyal pet.
Before the establishment of the perfect dog breed to accompany hunters during fox hunting, it was almost impossible to capture foxes that run back to their lairs. Even the Fox Hounds that are reliable and keen hunting companions were not courageous enough to chase after these preys in to these dark burrows. Because of this concern, the Fox Terrier has been developed and fox hunting since started to be much successful than before.
The Isle of Skye located in Scotland has been known to keep little hunting dog breeds for as long as 200 years. Some of these breeds are currently famous among canine enthusiasts by the names of Skye Terrier and West Highland Terriers. From these breeds, another small hunting terrier comes to exist and it is known around the world as the Cairn terrier, which is also the last of the Scottish Highlands terriers to be introduced to the kennel clubs.