Dog Breeds

Dog Breeds

Dog Breeds – From small dogs breeds to large, from hairless to fluffy. Our list of dog breeds of the largest dog breed lists on the net. Whilst dogs differ greatly in appearance and size, they differ more in temperament and personality both within breeds, and across breeds.

Some breeds, especially herding breeds, are very trainable and love to be give tasks and goals. Breeds that are traditionally livestock guardian dogs are wilful and determined and will not respond well to certain training methods. Few dogs hate company, but hound dogs will pine without it. No amount of training will stop a sight hound from chasing a running prey animal such as a rabbit.

Some breeds are so fierce, their mere existence has been banned in some countries, others are known for being friendly and gentle in the face of any situation. Some breeds require daily, strenuous exercise; others will be fine with little or none.

Its important to match a dog breed to your residence, your lifestyle, and your personality. Don’t think because you had a pet dog as a child, a dog you later get as an adult will be anything like it, it’s very likely it won’t.

Our dog breeds are grouped into various categories or types, where each type will exhibit similar attributes and behaviour.

Choose a dog as a pet carefully, because the consequence for your dog and for you if you make an ill considered choice can be disastrous. We recommend reading through the dog breed pages to get a good feel for the dog the best suits you, before you start looking for dog breeder.

Airedale Terrier


The Airedale Terrier is the biggest of the terriers, and was originally bred to be an otter hunter. It has also been called a Waterside Terrier. Its name comes from the fact that it comes from Airedale, Yorkshire, England. Due to their unique coat, they

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Akita or Akita Inu


These are equable, thoughtful, intelligent, and friendly dogs which are reasonably obedient, imperturbable, have a strong hunting instinct, are good watchdogs

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Alaskan Malamute


The Alaskan Malamute is an Arctic dog originally bred to carry sleds, though it is now mainly kept as a companion dog. The present day Alaskan Malamute is a descendent of dogs kept by the Mahlemut tribe

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American Cocker Spaniel


Originally the American Cocker Spaniel was bred from spaniels in the United Kingdom. However, by the 1930s the breed had become so different that it was awarded separate breed status. These pets are very loyal and a great addition to the family.

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American Pit Bull Terrier


This is a historical article, with this breed now banned in Australia. The American Pit Bull Terrier has had a lot of controversy, but it is a strong and capable dog. However, unfortunately it is illegal to own these dogs in many parts of the world. Yet,

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Australian Cattle Dog


The Australian Cattle Dog was originally bred for just that purpose, herding cattle. It has also been known as Blue Heeler, Queensland Heeler or Red Heeler. It is an interesting dog with unique markings

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Australian Kelpie


The Australian Kelpie is one type of herding animal bred to help in the herding of cattle in Australia and New Zealand. These medium sized dogs come in a variety of colours.

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Australian Shepherd


The Australian Shepherd has a misleading name, as this dog was actually bred in America. It is a great working dog, but also makes a good family dog as

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Australian Terrier


The Australian Terrier, affectionately referred to as the Aussie, was the first breed of dog officially recognised as having originated in Australia. One of the smallest terrier breeds, its original purpose was that of a vermin hunter, though it has sinc

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Barbet Dog


Originally developed in France as a water dog (dogs bred to retrieve birds that had been shot over water) they get their name from the French word for

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Basset Hound


Easily one of the most recognizable dogs as a result of the Fred Basset Hound comic strip, they are a dwarven hound breed created in both France and England more or less at the same time.

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The Beagle is a medium-size dog that was originally bred to assist in hunting, which is why it is associated with the hound group. Its natural hunting instincts, along with its phenomenal sense of smell contribute to its success as a hunting companion


Bearded Collie


The Bearded Collie is the dog traditionally used by Scottish shepherds. They are a beautiful dog that makes a great family pet or show dog. They also still make good work dogs if that is what you need.

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The Beauceron is a French working dog, bred for its ability to herd farm animals such as sheep while also serving as a protector and guard dog.


Belgian Shepherd


These elegant dogs originated as sheep herding dogs. Their long coats, pointed ears and intelligent heads give them the appearance of readiness. Historically bred for hard work, the Belgian Shepherd enjoys performing various tasks and jobs, as well as bei

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Bichon Frise


The Bichon Frise is a small dog with history dating back to the 13th century. Until the 20th century the Bichon Frise was known by two names: the Tenerife and the Bichon

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The Bloodhound is a breed that has been in existence for over 1,000 years. The breed was refined in Belgium, though most hound dogs have origins in France. Its name dates back to the 1300s, where Bloodhound implied that it was a hound of regal ancestry.