Everyone loves dogs, and most pet owners prefer to keep pedigreed dogs of different breeds for their myriad qualities and beautiful and exotic appearances. There are countless dog breeds in the world, and each of them have a unique name to distinguish them from their brethren. Some of the more commonly known ones are the Labrador Retriever, the German Shepherd, the Greyhound et al. But each of these nomenclatures have a unique and often highly interesting story behind them, also shedding a lot of light on the origins of the breeds themselves. Some of these stories are highly surprising, while others are fairly obvious and evident in the names themselves. Each of these stories says something about the nature of the dogs and the history of dog breeding in the world. Here are ten amazing and unexpected facts about the naming of some popular dog breeds.