Dog breeds with names that start with q can be extremely intelligent and energetic. Some breeds are even named after specific countries and places. The Catahoula Leopard dog, for example, gets its name from the region of Louisiana, where it originated. Catahoula is the Choctaw word for sacred lake. This sturdy farm dog was used to hunt and herd swamp pigs. Another notable dog breed from Louisiana is the American Staffordshire Terrier, which has been widely portrayed negatively in the news and media.
Other Australian breeds with names that start with q include the Queensland Cattle Dog and the Queen Elizabeth Pocket Beagle. Both of these breeds are excellent all-rounders and date back to Queen Elizabeth the First. Despite their names, neither of these dogs are recognized by reputable kennel clubs. Queensland Cattle Dogs are also known as Blue heelers or Red heelers. For more information on these breeds, visit our dog breeds beginning with q webpage.