The bulldog originated centuries ago in England, where it was employed to guard property, drive cattle, and participate in savage blood sports.
The objective of Josephine's owners, Edwin and Willie Scott of Louisiana, was to generate additional hairless puppies by breeding Josephine with other rat terriers.
Mahlemiut is derived from the Inuit people of Alaska who bred a dog capable of hauling huge objects over long distances and in severe situations.
In spite of its name, the American Eskimo dog was formed by German immigrants who brought their German spitz dogs to the United States in the early 1800s.
The Australian shepherd was developed in the United States, not in Australia, despite its misleading name.
A Bostonian purchased a dog named Judge, who was a mix between a bulldog and the extinct white English terrier.
The Boykin spaniel was developed in South Carolina around the turn of the twentieth century by breeders desiring a relatively tiny dog for hunting turkeys from boats.