Behind the Names: Dog Breeds (AKC)

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Originally used for dog fighting, this dog would stand on its hind legs and bat at opponents with the front
Name comes from a historical term for present-day Germany and Poland
Derived from a French term meaning 'gape throat' referring to the animal's tendency to bay
Originally served as a watchdog on riverboats for the Kees
This Canadian breed is named after where it originated and how it attracts ducks
Named after the Siberian people that created the breed for herding reindeer and hauling sleds
Name is derived from the original owner and breeder - Rev. John Russell
Developed in the town of Malines, Belgium
Named after the Mexican state of the same name
Comes from a Turkish word meaning 'armed guard of the nobility'
MeaningBreed
May have come from an Old English affectionate term for a 'playful little devil or monkey'
German for 'Badger Dog'
Derived from the German court that first sponsored the breed
Chinese for 'lion'
Comes from the beard and moustache on this dog's muzzle
This dog worked as a ratter on Flemish river barges
French for 'butterfly'
Refers to the European port from which they originated
Chinese for 'Sandy coat'
Translates to 'Bush Thing' to reflect its African heritage

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