Golden Retrievers: 1800s English hunting breed, now beloved family dogs. Friendly, smart, excel at fetch, protective of humans.
Old English Sheepdogs: Originally herders, now loyal guard pets. High maintenance due to exercise and grooming.
Border Collie: Brilliant herders from UK border, ancient origins, high-energy, affectionate, needs exercise, training, human interaction.
Greyhound: Originating Egypt, refined in medieval England. Fastest breed, 40+ mph. Hunted, raced; now, cherished gentle pets.
Jack Russell terrier: 1800s hunting descendant, smart, active, needs exercise to curb barking, affectionate with kids.
Bloodhound: European origin, arrived in England 11th century for hunting. Great scent-tracking for SAR, gentle family pets too.
Ancient pointers brought to England in 1700s for hunting. Excel in bird pointing. Fast, friendly, fit for jogging and families.
Bred from bulldogs and terriers in 1800s England for blood sports, Staffordshire bull terriers are now affectionate, family-oriented pets.
English foxhounds: 1600s England, bred from staghounds and greyhounds for fox hunting. Not ideal as family pets due to strong scent tracking instincts.
Wire fox terriers: 1700s origin, fox hunters. Also skilled mousers, high prey drive. Energetic, intelligent pets needing exercise, attention; can be stubborn.