Homegrown hounds: American dog breeds
Black and tan coonhound - Ears like long, ink-black, velvet curtains is this breed's endearing characteristic.
Rat terrier - Feisty, funny, and super energetic, the rat terrier loves to tunnel and dig, and will chase after anything that moves.
Alaskan malamute - Similar to other Arctic dog breeds, this intelligent canine needs a task and consistent leadership to avoid being bored.
Boykin spaniel - The cute Boykin spaniel is another breed known for its luscious chocolate brown appearance.
Catahoula leopard dog - Its amazing appearance is enhanced by "cracked glass" or "marbled glass" eyes.
American Staffordshire terrier - Squat, muscular, and extremely agile, the "Staffy" packs a lot punch for such a small dog.
Treeing walker coonhound - Friendly and confident, but very competitive, these guys like nothing better than to follow their noses.
American hairless terrier - A rare breed of dog, this smoothly muscled and active canine also demonstrates grace and elegance.
American bulldog - Despite its imposing appearance, this breed gets along with most people and is a quick learner.
Plott hound - Originally bred for hunting boar, this fearless and implacable hound remains gentle with people.
Chesapeake Bay retriever - A rugged breed, this intensely loyal canine is the most powerful of the retrievers, with a personality to match.
Boston terrier -
Its charming looks and expressive eyes has endeared this breed to dog lovers across the country.