Truman. They have also won the best in show title at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on four occasions, and have been linked to the President of the United States on several occasions, with owners including Richard Nixon and Harry S. It is a happy breed with average working intelligence, although by being bred to a show standard it is no longer an ideal working dog. With the importation (or migration) of the red fox, Irish Foxhounds were added to the lines, to increase speed and stamina in the dog, qualities still prevalent in today's dogs. Breeds are usually categorized by the functional type from which the breed was developed.
Centuries of selective breeding by humans has resulted in dogs being more genetically diverse than most other mammals by a considerable margin. Truman. The breed is the smallest of the sporting dogs recognised by the AKC, and its distinctly shaped head makes it immediately recognisable. The early ancestors of this breed came from England, where until the first part of the 19th century, the Bulldog was bred in England. Many of the dogs Washington kept were descended from Brooke's, and when crossed with the French hounds, helped to create the present day American Foxhound.