Dog Breeds from England

Published by VCA Inc. in Dog Breed, Dogs, Pets January 10, 2017

Since the domestication of dogs many breeds have come to be recognized by organizations such as the American Kennel Club. These precious pooches come from countries all over the world. England is home to many canine breed’s origin stories. Check out all of the breeds below broken down by category and let us know if you have a pup from this country!  You may even learn about some new breeds or find your next obsession.


Airedale Terrier – This clever terrier is also the largest of the group, but don’t let it’s size fool you. These smart pups are also super friendly and great for families.

Easy, breezy, covergirl 🐶🐾💕

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Bedlington Terrier – As one of the more unique looking terriers, this breed is also described as loyal and charming. The hairstyle might have something to do with that.

Puppy!!! #bedlingtonterrier #bedlington #puppy #showdog #akcbedlingtonterrier #socute

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Border Terrier – These little terriers are described as plucky, happy, and affectionate.  They are also hard working and have a strong prey drive for small animals, so they are best when exercised properly!

Can I have some of your toast? #borderterriers #borderterrier #borderterrierpuppy #akcborderterrier

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Bull Terrier – These pups have an interesting look about them and are often known to be very mischievous and playful!

Fox Terrier (Smooth) – This spunky breed is energetic, a great playmate for kids and is known to be the best of diggers!

Oh ya know, just lounging. #TGIF #AKCBreedoftheDay #AKCSmoothFoxTerrier

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Fox Terrier (Wire) – This breed like most terriers is very active and highly trainable. If you are looking for an agility dog, this breed may be high on your list!

Lakeland Terrier – The Lakeland is described as not only brave and confident, but also affectionate with family members; especially the kiddos!

Parker the puppy! #akclakelandterrier #showdog #toocute #hesmyfriend #kennerdogshow

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Manchester Terrier – The Manchester is often referred to as the “Gentleman’s Terrier”, with the well-balanced temperament of any distinguished gentleman.

#timeout #akcmanchesterterrier #dogsofinstagram #dogs

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Miniature Bull Terrier – Big these come in small packages. The Mini Bull Terrier embodies this phrase in all aspects!

Don't eat the yellow snow. 😳 #mustache_bully

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Norfolk Terrier – Compact and all game, this little terrier is a demon in the field and a sweetheart in the home!


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Norwich Terrier – Those ears are one of a kind and a distinguishing trait for the Norwich. His small stature does not stop him from being an eager worker!

Parson Russel Terrier – This energetic terrier needs tons of attention and exercise and would do well with lots of space to explore!

Dat face tho!

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Russell Terrier – Originating in England but developed in Australia, this lively and inquisitive breed was recently recognized by the AKC in 2012.

Staffordshire Bull Terrier – Brave and loyal companions, a well socialized and bred Staffie is best friend to many and loved by all who know them.



Beagle – You can usually find this breed with her nose to the ground.  As a scent hound, Beagles are great for hunting and are the 5th most popular breed!

English Foxhound – Beautifully bred to run for miles, these dogs need plenty of exercise and training. Your reward will be a great hiking buddy!

The #AKCEnglishFoxhound is bred to run for miles, making them good hiking and jogging companions. #AKCBreedOfTheDay

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Harrier – Looks of a Beagle, but built like a Foxhound, these pups are also great companions but will wander off if you give them open space to explore!

The #AKCHarrier is a larger, more powerful hound than their cousin, the Beagle, but smaller than the English Foxhound. #AKCBreedOfTheDay

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Otterhound – This big dog has a big personality, gets along with everyone and every dog and is extremely rare!

#akcotterhound #otterhound

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Whippet – Known for their speed, in fact for being the fastest of the companion animals, the Whippet can also lounge like the best of them.



Old English Sheepdog – Sweet, gentle and great hair.  Those are just a few ways to describe this breed who also loves to work!



Cocker Spaniel – Although these Spaniels many be the smallest of the sporting group, they make up for that with their energy and loving nature.

Curly-Coated Retriever – With their unique curly coat and incredible work ethic, this intelligent pup would make a great pet for many.

Happy Curly 💦 #dogsofinstagram

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English Cocker Spaniel – This handsome fella is an extremely hard worker and highly trainable. They also love to cuddle with their people.

English Setter – The speckled patterns found on this setter are unique and give them the look of a gentleman or lady of the house.

Father & Son #akcenglishsetter

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English Springer Spaniel – Great bird dogs, great companions, and loyal to the core. These precious pooches are often found close to their owners.

the only picture I got of him looking at me🐶❤️❤️

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Field Spaniel – The pure definitions of a “people-pleaser”, this sweet pup is also super sensitive.

Flat-Coated Retriever – Named for his flat-coat, this retriever is just as great a family dog as it’s cousin the lab.

Golden Retriever – As one of the most popular breeds around, the Golden is devoted to loving everyone.

Sussex Spaniel – The Sussex only comes in one color, making it quite unique and appealing. This breed is known for being even-tempered, affectionate and loyal.

Harry in Battersea Park #sussexspaniel #london

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Pointer – Strength, stamina and the perfect point. This dog was bred for greatness.



Bullmastiff – This big boy is a natural guardian and loving companion for those who dare to take on the drool that comes with them.

Mastiff – Wary of strangers, and defenders of their people, this breed is also docile, sweet, and loves to eat!



Cavalier King Charles Spaniel – Graceful, gentle, and affectionate the King Charles is a royal dog with a royal heart.

English Toy Spaniel – The English Toy Spaniel may have a snubbed-nose, but this dog is anything by snobby. Actually, this breed is rather affectionate to all.


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Manchester Terrier (Toy) – Like her big brother, the toy version of the Manchester Terrier packs all the same punch from a smaller package!

今日の散歩 #okinawa#toymanchesterterrier#dog#dogstagram#coco#ご機嫌さん

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Yorkshire Terrier – This precious pup is well-known for it’s tiny stature, adorable hairstyle and big hearts. The Yorkie is the 7th most popular breed according to the AKC.

Lola 💭 Waiting for the new year in style. You've been good #2016… welcoming #2017 with my sister Chloé #yorkiesofinstagram #yorkiegram #yorkies #akcyorkie

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Do you have a precious pup hailing from England? Whether purebred, mixed breed, or All-American, we’d love to see them! Share your pics on social media and tag them #vcapets !!