Discuss and learn kinds of dog names. Dogs are often called man’s best friend for several good reasons. They are adorable, loyal, reliable, make great playmates and protect their loved ones. There are hundreds of dog breeds available throughout the world both recognized and unrecognized. Dogs are often named based on their place of origin, primary use as a pet and also their looks. Some kinds of dog names are also based on mixed breeding performed on them.
Sporting or Gun dogs are those used by hunters to capture or find hunted game. Mainly three types of characteristics are prevalent in Sporting dogs. The Retriever dogs search and fetch killed game to the owner. The Pointer dog finds and points towards the hunt with its nose pointing at the direction and body perfectly motionless. Setter dog on the other hand sits in front of the hunt to prevent escape. Golden Retriever, Labrador Retriever and English Setter are some kinds of dog names of this type.
Working dogs have been used for centuries to perform various specialized tasks. Due to a good number of mixed breeding, several working dog breeds have body types that are useful for performing a job particularly well. Although the tasks are too many, some basic duties performed by Working dogs are guarding, rescuing, Police dog, pulling sledges or carts and also hunting. Some popular kinds of dog names belonging to this category are Rottweiler, Great Dane, Bullmastiff, Doberman Pinscher and Boxer.
Hound dogs were originally used as exceptional tracking dogs that used their power of sight and smell to track down or catch hunts. Although not much used for hunting today, these dogs are still highly regarded as Police dogs and very popular in rural areas of various countries. There are two kinds of dog names in the Hound Dog category, Sighthound or Gazehound and Smellhounds. Some well-known dogs befitting this breed are Bloodhounds, Afghan Hound, Dachshund, Greyhound, Whippet and Harrier.
Terrier dogs were originally meant to find and kill vermin that destroy agriculture, kill foxes and jackals and guard farmlands. This breed of dogs has excellent stamina and hunting capabilities. Terriers are also well-known for their determination and never say die attitude. They were originally created as a mixed breed to enhance these skills. Some bigger terriers have been known to kill bigger quarries alone. Bull Terrier, Irish Terrier, Border Terrier and Scottish Terrier are some well-known kinds of dog names of Terrier class.
Toy Dogs or Lapdogs were mainly kept by rich people in ancient times. The main purpose of those dogs was to flaunt class and aristocracy. They are named Toy Dogs as they are quite small in size and can be carried around easily. There are several popular Toy Dog breeds that have been connected with ancient royal families. These dogs are good at picking up tricks. Shih Tzu, Pekingese, Chihuahua and Pomeranian are some popular Toy Dogs.
Apart from these main categories, there are many other dog breeds in vogue. Often times, the traits and duties of one breed overlap that of the other breeds due to cross breeding.