It's no surprise that the Scottish origins of the West Highland White Terrier (or "Westie") contribute to the breed's continued appeal in its home country of the United Kingdom.
This strikingly good-looking breed first appeared in southern Africa. Rhodesian Ridgebacks, who belong to the hound family, are known for their self-assurance, loyalty, and protective nature.
Male Newfoundlands may become up to 150 pounds, making them one of the largest dog breeds. Newfoundland fisherman were the initial breeders of these hardy canines.
The Basset Hound was originally bred to hunt, and its strong sense of smell is second only to that of the Bloodhound.
This breed is wonderful for a family because of its friendly nature, but it does need a lot of attention and exercise.
The Shar Pei is a dog breed with Chinese ancestry that gained AKC official breed status in 1992. Shar Peis are easily distinguished from other breeds of dog because to their tiny, triangular ears and a high-set tail.
Bichons are essentially Mediterranean dogs (the term comes from the French for "curly lap dog"), but their contemporary status as lap dogs was developed in France.
The English Cocker Spaniel, which was initially developed as a hunting dog, now often triumphs at Crufts, a major dog show in the UK, so it's no wonder that these canines are popular in Britain.