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15 Dog Breeds Named After Cities

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Dog Breeds Got their Nicknames After City

Dog Breeds Got their Nicknames After City

There are many breeds of dogs in the world, known by their unique breed names. Some of them got their breed names after their breed creator's name, community, country of origin. Some unique dogs who got their names after the city, from where they were originated. Know about fifteen such interesting breeds of dogs whose breed name is taken after city.

Fifteen dogs breeds, whose name is derived from their place of origin or city,

  • Bouvier des Flandres
  • Belgian Malinois
  • Belgian Laekenois
  • Belgian Tervuren
  • Bergamasco Sheepdog
  • Boston Terrier
  • Coton De Tulear
  • Dalmatian
  • Dogue de Bordeaux
  • Great Pyrenees Dog
  • Lhasa Apso
  • Leonberger
  • Norwic Terrier
  • Rajapalayam
  • Rottweiller
Bouvier des Flandres

Bouvier des Flandres

1. Bouvier des Flandres

The Bouvier des Flandres is a large-sized dog from the herding group of dog breeds. This was bred for general farm work, such as cattle droving, sheep herding, and cart pulling, also known as "Belgian Cattle Dog". This looks an intimidating dog, but it's a gentle and obedient dog that makes an excellent Police and guard dog.

It originated in the Flanders city of Belgium, after which its breed name is "Bouvier des Flandres".

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2. Belgian Malinois

The Belgian Malinois is medium to large-sized herding dog, that is highly intelligent and quick learner. The Belgian Malinois is strong and energetic dogs and do well in tracking, obedience and search operations. These qualities make them excellent watch dog or police dogs.

The Belgian Malinois is originated from the city of Malines, in Belgium, after which gets its name "Belgian Malinois".

Belgian Laekenois

Belgian Laekenois

3. Belgian Laekenois

Belgian Laekenois (pronounced "Lak-in-wah") is a medium-sized dog from the herding group of dogs. It's an alert, active and energetic dog, which is aloof and protective and make a good watch dog, and is an appreciated dog for police and military work.

It is named for the town of Laeken, in Belgium where it originated.

Belgian Tervuren

Belgian Tervuren

4. Belgian Tervuren

Belgian Tervurens are members of the Belgian Shepherd family of dog breeds . its an energetic, intelligent, and active dog suitable for outdoor life, and make an excellent dogs for herding, obedience, agility, tracking, search and rescue or protection work.

It was originated from the village of Tervuren in Belgium, after which it was named "Belgian Tervurens ". AKC has recognized them since 1960 under the name Belgian Tervuren.

Bergamasco Sheepdog

Bergamasco Sheepdog

5. Bergamasco Sheepdog

The Bergamasco Shepherd is large sized, an ancient breed that is at least 2000 years old dog from the herding group of dogs, also known as Cane da Pastore Bergamasco. It was bred for herding sheep and cattle and to protect the livestock. Bergamasco Shepherd is an intelligent, devoted and fearless, reserved and aloof dog that can be stubborn and need early training and socialization.

It is named for the town of Alpi e Prealpi Bergamasche, in Italia where it originated.

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Boston Terrier

Boston Terrier

6. Boston Terrier

The Boston Terrier is a small sized dog of non-sporting breed that was created in 1870, by mixing between the white English Terrier and the English Bulldog. This is a gentle, intelligent, active, lively, smart, and affectionate dog that makes an excellent family pet and companion.

It was originated around 1875, in the Boston city of USA, after which its breed name is "Boston Terrier".

Coton De Tulear

Coton De Tulear

7. Coton De Tulear

The Coton de Tulear a small, fluffy dog from the toy dog group of dogs, originated on the island of Madagascar. It has been bred by mixing between groups of white dwarf and hairy dogs, related to the Bichon Frise and the Maltese. The main objective of developing this dog was to create a fluffy, lap dog ​​that is also hypoallergenic and get along great with kids and other pets, as they really are.

It originated in the city of Tuléar in Madagascar, after which its breed name is "Coton de Tulear".

Dalmatian

Dalmatian

8. Dalmatian

The Dalmatian is a medium-sized, hunting dog dog breed, which is an athletic, sturdy and healthy dog breed. Dalmatians were developed to work as a carriage dog and later it was used for hunting, is known for its unique white coat marked with black or brown-colored spots.

It was originated from the Adriatic coastal region of Dalmatia, Croatia, after which it was named "Belgian Tervurens ".

Dogue de Bordeaux

Dogue de Bordeaux

9. Dogue de Bordeaux

The Dogue de Bordeaux is a large-sized, extremely powerful mastiff-type dog of guardian, also known as French Mastiff, Bordeaux. It has a muscular body and powerful jaws that were bred for pulling carts, transporting heavy objects, and guarding flocks. Dogue de Bordeaux was also used for hunting pigs, boar, wolves, and bears, and to participate in big games such as animal baiting and dog fighting.

It is named for the Bordeaux city of France, where it originated.

Great Pyrenees Dog

Great Pyrenees Dog

10. Great Pyrenees Dog

Pyrenees mountain dogs are giant dogs, which were developed to protect livestock and help in sheep and goat herding. Sometimes they are mistaken as Pyrenean mastiff dogs, but they both are different breeds. Pyrenees mountain dogs are also known as the Great Pyrenees in North America. They are adorable, devoted, intelligent, powerful and friendly dogs that make an excellent companion and guardian dog.

Pyrenees mountain dogs are native to the Pyrenees Mountains of southern France and northern Spain, from where got their name "Pyrenees mountain dogs".

Lhasa Apso

Lhasa Apso

11. Lhasa Apso

The Lhasa Apso is a thousand-year-old dog breed that is confident, energetic, fearless, devoted, aloof and alert, originated from Tibet to serve as sentinels at Buddhist monasteries, isolated high in the mountains. This dog has high regards in regions and Buddhists marked them a holy dog.

The Lhasa Apso was originated from the city Lhasa, in Tibet, after which gets its name "Belgian Malinois".

Leonberger

Leonberger

12. Leonberger

Do you like a dog which is giant, powerful, gentle and to be friendly and well-disciplined? Then the Leonberger is the right choice for you. A well-socialized and trained Leonberger will make a good pet for families and usually behaves well with strangers and children. Leonberger is one among the best guardian dogs, and make an excellent companion too.

This giant dog got his name from the city where it originated, Leonberger in Germany.

Norwich Terrier

Norwich Terrier

13. Norwich Terrier

The Norfolk Terrier is a relatively new dog breed recognition as an independent breed in 1964. It's the smallest of the smallest of the AKC working terrier group of dogs, and also known as Norwich Terrier, Border Terrier, and Cantab Terrier. (Actually, it's a variation of the Norwich Terrier, distinguished from the "prick eared" Norwich by its "drop ears"). The Norfolk Terrier is a Brave, stubborn, clever, fearless and affectionate dog, that has small size and a big personality.

This small dog got his name from the region where it originated, Norwich in England.

Rajapalayam

Rajapalayam

14. Rajapalayam

Rajapalayam is a large sized ancient dog of Indian origin, developed to hunt wild boar. Rajapalayam dogs are considered to be the Royal Dogs of India, which for many years were confined only to the royal families. The Government of India had also issued a postage stamp in his honor.

These dogs were developed in Rajapalayam town of Tamil Nadu state in India, from where they got their name "Rajapalayam".

Rottweiler

Rottweiler

15. Rottweiler

The Rottweiler is a medium-to-large or large sized dog, also known as Rottweiler Metzgerhund, meaning Rottweil butchers' dogs. Because, it was bred to herd livestock and pull carts laden with butchered meat to market. The Rottweiler is a powerful, courageous and a dominant dog breed, which is one of the most popular dog breeds in the U.S. and all over the world. But this is an aloof and reserved dog that must be well trained and socialized at an early stage, otherwise can be aggressive towards other dogs and strangers.

This powerful dog got his name from the city where it originated, Rottweil in Germany.

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