Behind the Names: Dog Breeds (AKC)

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

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