Golden Retrievers: English hunting dogs turned friendly family pets. Lovable, smart, and excellent at fetch. Great companions, fiercely protective.
Old English Sheepdogs: Shaggy herding dogs turned loyal pets. Sturdy, guard-capable, but high-maintenance. Daily exercise & grooming needed.
Border Collie: High-energy, intelligent, herding breed from England/Scotland border. Needs daily exercise, training, and human interaction.
Ancient Egyptian origins, medieval England development. Fastest breed, over 40 mph. Hunting & racing dogs turned gentle family pets.
Jack Russell terrier: 1800s hunting breed, intelligent & active. Needs daily exercise, great with kids, affectionate. Prevents barking, rowdiness.
Bloodhound: European origin in 700s, brought to England in 11th century. Great hunters, excellent trackers, and friendly family pets.
Ancient pointers brought to England in 1700s for hunting. Specialize in indicating game birds. Fast, friendly, great jogging companions.
Staffordshire Bull Terriers: Originated in England in the 1800s for bull-baiting and dog-fighting, now loving, devoted, and easily trainable family dogs.
English foxhounds: 1600s, England. Crossed large stag-hunting dogs with greyhounds to create smaller scent-hounds for fox hunting. Not ideal family pets.
Wire fox terriers: 1700s origin, bred for fox hunting, great mousers. Energetic, loving, intelligent, but stubborn. Need exercise & attention. Good pets.