Cheyenas are a little known breed of dogs that are mostly bred for their appearance and temperament, but also for their ability to compete with other dogs in agility competitions.
In the United States, Cheyennas are considered a cross breed of Pomeranian and German Shepherd dogs, but they are not native to the United Kingdom, where they are called Cheyewolves.
For many years, the breed was bred to work in a variety of settings, including on construction sites and in prisons, and was then bred to run speed records in a number of disciplines.
Cheyennos are also known for their agility prowess, and are now the fastest dog in the world at the International Paralympic Games.
The Cheyena is an American breed that originated in Canada.
Barely over 10,000 of these dogs exist in the United United States.
According to a recent report by the Kennel Club, there are approximately 3,600 Cheyenhas and Cheyerens in the US, making them one of the fastest-growing breeds in the country.
As of last year, there were over 1,000 breeders in the U.S., according to the Kennels Club, with over 700 breeding facilities in the states.
Currently, there is one breed that has an estimated 40,000+ breeds in America, and it’s not even in the top 100.
Despite its popularity in the state of Wyoming, the Cheyene is not native.
A breed that is not even a breed of dog, but instead a cross between a Labrador Retriever and a Pomeranian, it is now considered an endangered species in the wild, with just over 500 Cheyenes living in the contiguous United States alone.
However, the Wyoming Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently announced plans to start breeding Cheyens in the fall.
“The Cheeyenne is an important part of the Wyoming panther population and the Wyoming DNR has been working to bring Cheyeners to Wyoming in large numbers to help protect and restore this iconic breed,” said David A. Daugherty, DNR’s Executive Director.
DNR has identified about 30 breeders, and Daugyers hope to increase the number to 1,500 by the end of the year.
While Cheyees and Cheys are not endangered, their future in the breeding program is uncertain.
There are currently around 3,500 Cheyellen dogs in the USA, with an estimated 3,700 of them living in Wyoming alone.
There are currently fewer than 500 Cheieene dogs in Wyoming, with only around 10,700 breeding facilities there, according to Daugys official website.
Unfortunately, the DNR can only breed one Cheyenna each year.