Behind the Names: Dog Breeds (AKC)

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

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