Most oceanic breeds are derived from other species that came over with people who settled in these areas within the past several hundred years.
But there are few that are indigenous to the isles, thought to have occupied islands before seas became more challenging to cross thousands of years ago.
Dogs Originating From Australia and New Zealand
Australian dog breeds have bodies and coats that help them to maneuver and thrive in their natural environment.
Though most of the Aussie dog breeds are a blend of other imported breeds, many of the mid to large breeds have one common thread- the Dingo.
In the Oceanic Country of New Zealand, the Labrador Retriever is the most popular.
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