Bulldogs were brought to the United States in the 1700s after being bred in England for guarding and cattle driving. Friendly and athletic.
The AKC recognised the American hairless terrier in 2016. It was developed from a hairless rat terrier puppy.
The Mahlemiut Inuit of Alaska bred the wolf-dog ancestors of today's Alaskan malamute sled dogs so they could pull heavy loads.
American Eskimo dogs, originally German spitz dogs, were popular circus performers. They were renamed during WWI and are still clever and charming.
The US developed Australian shepherds from shepherd dogs that passed through Australia. Personal, smart, and athletic.
The Boston terrier breed descended from a cross between a bulldog and a white English terrier in Boston, Massachusetts.
In South Carolina, the Boykin spaniel breed was developed to hunt turkeys. Descended from a stray mixed-breed.
The Chesapeake Bay retriever was developed for duck hunting in the Chesapeake Bay area. Mixture of hounds, spaniels, and Newfoundlands.
The Catahoula leopard dog is a versatile breed developed in Louisiana for farming and hunting, but they also make excellent family pets.
The toy fox terrier is a small and friendly breed created in the United States by combining toy breeds.