They brought wolf-dogs as hunters, protectors, and friends. Some say these dogs were Alaskan Malamute ancestors.
Over time, careful breeding has produced a highly energetic and durable retriever.
Even though the American Water Spaniel has been present since the 18th century, its origin is unknown.
A truly American invention, the Boston Terrier was a hybrid between the English Bulldog and the white English Terrier.
Chinook's descendants, who inherited his coloration, size, and general traits, were bred to combine the power of the giant freight dog.
Most of these canines were brought by landed nobility to emulate English rural genteelity.