South American breeds filtered their way down from North American breeds over the course of several thousand years.
The earliest breeds have been found in South America dating back to 500BC.
Through time and conquest, non-indigenous species arrived, breeding with native dogs.
To date, the most popular breed of dog in South/Latin America would be the Mexican Dog Breed – Chihuahua.
You’ll find more fascinating dog breeds from other continents in the links below: