The rare American sloughi descends from a line of North African desert dogs who sought wildlife silently. Lean and quick, Sloughis have attractive dark eyes.
The Bergamasco sheepdog is big-boned, with a large head and a distinctive shaggy coat that forms long mats.
The cirneco hails from Sicily where images resembling the dog have been found on coins dating to 500 B.C. The hunting dog is skilled at chasing rabbits and birds.
the Glen of Imaal terrier was bred to be a quiet worker. Short, with bowed front legs, the terrier hunted badgers and fox and, also, according to legend
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The Irish water spaniel, with its curly coat, tapered tail, and webbed feet, is a strong swimmer. It was bred to retrieve waterfowl for hunters. It tends to bark only when sending a warning.
The Scottish deerhound is one of the tallest breeds of dogs. The breed is ancient, designed to hunt giant wild red deer in the Scottish Highlands.
The dogs were bred for use in an ancient form of duck hunting, trained to respond to silent hand signs to help lure the birds into traps.
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