United Kingdom

 

Dog Breeds Originating From The United Kingdom:

Bedlington Terrier

BREED BASICS
Size: Medium 15-35 lb Energy Level: High Energy
Grooming: Professional Grooming May Be Required LifeSpan: 12 to 15 Years
Protective Ability: Good Watchdog Trainability: Moderate Effort Required

 

The earliest documented account of a Terrier type dog resembling the Bedlington comes from 1702 when a Hungarian nobleman, Z. Molar, visiting Rothbury (where a large gypsy population resi...

Bull and Terrier

BREED BASICS
Size:
Medium 15-35 lb
Large 35-55 lb
X-Large 55-90 lb
Energy Level: N/A
Grooming: N/A LifeSpan: N/A
Protective Ability: N/A Trainability: N/A

 

The history of the Bull and Terrier is somewhat obscure, but the dog can trace its roots in Britain for thousands of years on both the Terrier and Bulldog side.  Almost nothing is known f...

English Water Spaniel

BREED BASICS
Size:
Large 35-55 lb
X-Large 55-90 lb
Energy Level: N/A
Grooming: N/A LifeSpan: N/A
Protective Ability: N/A Trainability: N/A

 

The English Water Spaniel was one of the oldest of all Spaniel breeds.  The Spaniels are a group of gundogs characterized by long, feathered coats, small to medium size, and a ke...

English White Terrier

BREED BASICS
Size:
Small 8-15 lb
Medium 15-35 lb
Energy Level: N/A
Grooming: N/A LifeSpan: N/A
Protective Ability: N/A Trainability: N/A

 

Although the English White Terrier did not exist as a distinct breed until the 19th Century, its ancestors can trace their roots in England back many centuries, and possibly millennia.  A...

Flat-Coated Retriever

BREED BASICS
Size: X-Large 55-90 lb Energy Level: High Energy
Grooming: A Couple Times a Week LifeSpan: 10 to 12 Years
Protective Ability: Fairly Laid Back Trainability: Very Easy To Train

 

The Flat-Coated Retriever is believed to have been developed during the early part of the 19th century in response to the increasing popularity of wildfowling and waterfowling. Sports...

Harrier

BREED BASICS
Size:
Large 35-55 lb
X-Large 55-90 lb
Energy Level: Medium Energy
Grooming: Brushing Once a Week or Less LifeSpan: 12 to 15 Years
Protective Ability: Good Watchdog Trainability: Difficult to Train

 

There are few breeds of dogs which have a history that is as unknown and disputed as that of the Harrier.  Much of what is said is pure speculation with almost no basis in fact.  Part of...

Norfolk Spaniel

BREED BASICS
Size: Large 35-55 lb Energy Level: N/A
Grooming: N/A LifeSpan: N/A
Protective Ability: N/A Trainability: N/A

 

The Norfolk Spaniel is considered one of the breeds that is most similar to the very first Spaniel to reside in the British Isles.  The Spaniels are a group of gun dogs known for...

Norwich Terrier

BREED BASICS
Size: Small 8-15 lb Energy Level: High Energy
Grooming: A Couple Times a Week LifeSpan: 12 to 15 Years
Protective Ability: Fairly Laid Back Trainability: Very Easy To Train

 

The name terrier is from the Latin word terra meaning earth. These dogs did the dirty work, pulling their prey out from underground when necessary. In The Sportsman’s Repository...

Utonagan

BREED BASICS
Size:
Large 35-55 lb
X-Large 55-90 lb
Energy Level: Medium Energy
Grooming: A Couple Times a Week LifeSpan: 12 to 15 Years
Protective Ability: Fairly Laid Back Trainability: Moderate Effort Required

 

The history of the Utonagan is fairly short in nature, dating back to 1987 when five rescue dogs of unknown origin were imported into the United Kingdom from America and bred. These f...

Welsh Terrier

BREED BASICS
Size: Medium 15-35 lb Energy Level: High Energy
Grooming: A Couple Times a Week LifeSpan: 12 to 15 Years
Protective Ability: Good Watchdog Trainability: Moderate Effort Required

 

The most commonly held belief is that the Welsh Terrier is the oldest native breed of dog in Britain according to the research of Julian Calder and Alastair Bruce for their book, 'The Old...