20 Amazing Dog Breeds from England

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Dogs are from all over the world, and many of them are from England. Sometimes it seems as if it’s easy to tell which dogs are from which area based on their names. For example, we know that the English Bulldog is from England thanks to its name, though some breeds are not quite so easily named for their location. English dogs are not particularly different from dogs that originate from other areas of the world. However, they do seem to be among the oldest breeds around. Read on to find out which breeds are from England.

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airedale terrier

Airedale Terrier

Nicknamed the “King of Terriers” this dog is the largest of the terrier breed. It comes straight from the United Kingdom, which should make it a very royal dog, should it not? With a name like Airedale Terrier, there is no denying the fact that this certainly sounds like a royal dog. Maybe the Duke and Duchess will consider one for their new little children and call it a very royal dog.

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beagle

Beagle

Most people are unaware of the fact that the Beagle comes from England. It’s such an American dog, starring in so many American shows and movies. However, it’s an English dog. If only dog’s barks had the same kind of accent as the voices of those who live in certain countries. Then we’d all know exactly where certain dogs hail and we’d never be confused about their origins ever again. Either way, though, this sweet little dog is an English breed.

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cavalier

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

This is one of the most popular dogs in the world, as well as one of the sweetest. This little dog has the biggest eyes, the floppiest ears and the sweetest expression you will ever see, and that makes it impossible to deny that this dog deserves some serious love. It was made famous when King Charles the II way back in the 17th century developed a love affair for the breed and decided that it would become illegal to ban these dogs from any public place so long as he was in command. We don’t blame him; they’re very cute.

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English Cocker Spaniel

With a name like “English” cocker spaniel, this one was a pretty easy call. However, sometimes it seems that dogs are given names that make them sound as if they are from one place when they are really from another, so this one could have been a trick question. It’s not. The English Cocker Spaniel is as English as they get. In fact, when I think of England, I picture this breed in my mind in an unofficial capacity as the mascot of the United Kingdom. Well, right after Kate Middleton.

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french bulldog

French Bulldog

So it’s called French, but it is not. This dog was born and bred in England, but it did not become a popular breed until people began migrating to France, where it was then given its current name. It’s a very interesting story if you have the time to look it up and read it, and it really does make you want to have a dog like this. Let’s just say that this dog was much loved by the ladies of the night. Working women, if you will. The kind of women who weren’t afraid to get out and pretty themselves up and make a few bucks for their families.

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jack russell terrier

Jack Russell Terrier

This is the other dog, that in my own mind, just screams “England” with its looks and its history. Born and bred in the UK, this little dog is friendly, active and will give you a run for your money. They are eager to please, smart and very excited at all times, it seems. These dogs are sweet, even if they might have a bit too much energy for my taste, and they are all English all the way.

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pitbull

Pit Bull Terrier

This is the breed with the worst reputation in the world. Right now, people are so against Pitbulls and the notion that they are aggressive dangerous dogs that are out for blood at all times. Sure, there are dogs like that from this particular breed, but it has a lot more to do with the poor ownership and training they are given by some pathetic people than it does the breed itself. But what often surprises people is that this breed hails straight from across the pond. Since the English are often thought of as more refined and calm, it tends to surprise people that the breed they find so ‘evil’ is actually English in origin.

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whippet

Whippet

Today these lovely dogs look very much like very small Greyhounds, and they are quite lovely. They are all English, and they are sweet dogs. They have a lovely personality, get along well with others and they are not dogs that are much trouble in terms of playfulness and obedience. Intelligent and very affectionate, these dogs enjoy spending time with others and they are very good with kids and adults. They’re companion dogs as much as they are playful, they love spending time outdoors and they’ve very compliant.

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yorkie

Yorkshire Terrier

The Yorkie is a sweet dog. It’s small and adorable, and it’s very playful. Watch out for this dog, though, because he likes to be very close to his loved ones, and he’s got a serious jumping bean issue. He wants to be eye level with you at all times, and he loves to launch himself at people. My mother-in-law’s Yorkie is in love with jumping up in front of our kids and making eye contact with them, which they and the dog all love to pieces. This never fails to end in a fit of giggles that makes everyone smile. So in short, this is a great dog for slightly older kids. Our 15-month-old twins find him far less amusing.

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old english bulldog

Old English Bulldog

The Old English Bulldog is not extinct, though there have been some reports that there are breeders working to bring the breed back to life through very selective breeding. According to Wikipedia, some of this has resulted in some successes, but the breed is officially extinct at the moment. Of course, there are plenty of other bulldog breeds to consider when you are looking for a dog of this nature, which means that you will not find you are missing anything when it comes to your animals.

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Old English Sheepdog

These are gorgeous dogs with great hair and an even better personality. They’re known for their sweet nature and their loving personality. These are highly intelligent dogs with great personalities. They are exceptionally gentle and they are very kind. They get along well with everyone, and that’s what makes them such sweet dogs. We love this dog around here. It’s a great dog to take on a long, leisurely walk, but it’s also fine to hang out in the house just enjoying the company.

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bullmastiff

Bullmastiff

Fearless, confident and sweet, this gorgeous dog is very much a happy animal. It’s large, and it makes it seem intimidating to others. This gorgeous dog is not one that you want to mess with if you don’t know it since it looks terrifying. The good news, however, is that it’s quite sweet and not interested in making you feel as if you have anything to worry about. This beautiful dog is a friend all the way through. It makes a wonderful pet for those who want one of their own, and despite not being a watchdog it’s going to make you feel a lot safer at home.

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bloodhound

Bloodhound

The bloodhound is known for its exceptional sense of smell. It’s known to be able to smell a human’s odor for days, even though the human is no longer present. It’s got a very gentle nature for being such a large dog, and it does make a lovely pet. Known for being very hard working, this is a dog that does need ample exercise and it needs a job. It can become quite bored with little to do, so make sure you keep this dog as entertained as possible when you have the opportunity.

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border collie

Border Collie

Intelligent and obedient, this is a dog that is so much fun to have around. It’s very playful, and it works quite hard. What makes this pet so wonderful to have is that it’s good with kids and other animals, and it’s so intelligent that training is a breeze. Those who are fortunate enough to have a border collie at home know that this is a smart dog that rather enjoys learning and pleasing his people.

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english mastiff

English Mastiff

Big and beautiful, this is a dog that makes a very intimidating looking pet. But it’s not intimidating when you get to know it. In fact, this large and in charge dog is well-known for its very mild-mannered temperament and personality. It’s surprisingly gentle and sweet, and it’s a very affectionate dog. It’s not a lap dog, of course, but it is a dog that enjoys being near the people with whom it resides. It’s a dog that will make you feel much safer since most people aren’t willing to get too close to something this large.

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english springer spaniel

English Springer Spaniel

This sweet breed is a hard worker, but it’s quite adaptable. According to the American Kennel Club, this breed can live in a small apartment or home as long as it is given plenty of exercise and time outdoors. It doesn’t change the fact that it’s a dog that needs a big yard and plenty of time to play and run around. Bred it England, this is a very English dog in that it’s kind and gentle, and it’s very affectionate. It loves attention, and it’s very intelligent.

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staffordhsire bull terrier

Staffordshire Bull Terrier

A loyal dog, this is one that requires moderate exercise. He needs to have some room to run and play, and he needs attention. This is not a breed that does particularly well with solidarity. It needs something to keep it busy and occupied so that it’s not destructive or bored. It’s a sweet dog that has a great personality, and it does very well around children. It’s especially good with kids when it grows up around them, and provided it’s trained correctly, it’s a great dog.

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pointer

Pointer

The pointer is a very loyal and hardworking dog, but it’s also a dog that is very active. What this means is that you need ample time to ensure that your dog has time to run around and play, to spend time with you in the great outdoors. It needs a lot of exercise to keep it happy, and it’s not the kind of dog that can sit around doing nothing for any amount of time. It’s loyal and very affectionate, but it’s also going to make you crazy if you’re not that active.

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bull terrier

Bull Terrier

If you are looking for a companion dog, this is the one for you. Bull terriers are very, very attached to their families. This means that they have to be close to you at all times, and they do not do very well on their own. They should not be left alone for long periods of time, and they should get some exercise. They’re exceptionally affectionate and loyal, and they will sit down and cuddle with you for endless hours.

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