Dog Breeds From The United States

Published by VCA Inc. in Dog Breed, Dogs, Pets November 9, 2016

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. In the United States dog breeds are not always recognized for originating in America. So to help you recognize the pups who came from the good ol U.S. of A., we’ve compiled a list of these American breeds!


American Hairless Terrier – This breed is comfortable in his skin, considering that’s all it has to keep warm. Originating from the South and described as energetic, fun and curious, this dog isn’t afraid to be different.

#akcamericanhairlessterrier #americanhairlessterrier #puppy #aht

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American Staffordshire Terrier – Often referred to as the Am Staff for short, this loyal and loving pooch is a great family dog, guardian and loves to work!

Rat Terrier – A very recent addition to the AKC, the rat terrier was recognized in 2013 and is known to be friendly, lovable and inquisitive! As it’s name describes, these dogs were bred to hunt vermin such as rats.

BoDee from the Blues Boys litter. Handsome guy! #indigoratterriers #akcratterrier #akcratterrier

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American English Coonhound – Bred for hunting in the United States and as an ancestor of some of his English counterparts, this pup was also only recently accepted into the AKC in 2011.  When not on the hunt, this dog is very sweet and mellow.

#coonhoundlove # English Coonhound #akcamericanenglishcoonhound #beautifulcoonhound

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American Foxhound – This hound dog is one of the earliest recognized breeds in the U.S. and was beloved by famous owners like George Washington. Even so, this breed is still rare throughout the country.

Black and Tan Coonhound – This breed only comes in one color and marking.  You guessed it! Black and tan! These hounds love to use their nose and are super sweet.

"Mama, I'm sorry I ate the bad things and made you panic. But look, I gots a stick!"

A photo posted by Paige Olsen (@oregondog) on

Bluetick Coonhound – These beauties were bred to be cold-nosed hunters and were first recognized in 1945. When not on the hunt, these pups are happy to hang with their humans or lounge around the house.

Wyatt Blaze! 10 weeks old! #blueticksofinstagram #akc #akcbluetickcoonhound #bestpuppy #puppiesofinstagram

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Plott Hound – The AKC describes this breed as intelligent, loyal and alert. These dogs have big game on the mind and are great at tracking and hunting bear and boar. One things for sure, these pups won’t quit until the job is done.

Dixie is looking pretty as always. Love my girl. #akcplott #plotthound #plotthoundoftheday

A photo posted by A.j. Comer (@il_cowboy) on

Redbone Coonhound – These hounds are eager to please and make great companions and family dogs!


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Treeing Walker Coonhound – These coonhounds are extremely smart and brave dogs. As with many of their scent hound counterparts, their abilities to sniff out prey are uncanny.

In my past life I was a show dog 🏆

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Australian Shepherd – Don’t let the name fool you! This pooch originated in the United States and has also gone by other names such as the Blue Heeler and the California Shepherd!

Beach babes #beachlife #australianshepherd #pups #fitfam #bluemerleaussie #blacktriaussie

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Miniature American Shepherd – Help us in welcoming this breed to the American party! Just this year (2016), the Miniature American Shepherd became officially recognized by the AKC.



American Water Spaniel – Charming and happy! What better words to describe these pups? These water loving dogs are also great companions and love their humans to spend every moment with them.

Boykin Spaniel – This sporting dog only comes in one beautiful color, the chocolaty brown awesomeness you see here. Also fiercely loyal and lovable, most are great at sporting events and companionship.

Tabee #akcboykinspaniel

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Chesapeake Bay Retriever – These retrievers are super affectionate and protective of their people and make great gun dogs in competition. Although trainable, they can also have a mind of their own!

Goose out hunting in Mono Lake #akcchesapeakebayretriever

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Chinook – Not many breeds can be described as  patient, but this patient pooch wears the designation proudly. Also a diamond in the rough, this breed has been named the rarest in the world by Guinness more than once!

Queen of the mountain #chinookdog #akcchinook

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American Eskimo Dog – This adorable snow colored pup is super smart, energetic and fun! Even though these small dogs are in the non-sporting group, they can still perform like champs in obedience and agility!

Boston Terrier – The Boston Terrier has quickly emerged as a favorite household breed in the U.S.  These dogs have big personalities in small bodies and are often described as amusing and fun!

The face you make when you realize tomorrow is #Friday 😆🐶 #JokertheBoston

A photo posted by Colored Boston Terrier Family (@thesnortmonsters) on



Toy Fox Terrier – Good things come in small packages as demonstrated by the Toy Fox Terrier. Don’t let the small stature fool you though, this pup is still all terrier and is loads of energy and loyalty.

#ToyFoxTerrier #DogIsMyCoPilot #AKCToyFoxTerrier

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