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.


Boston Terrier

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The Boston Terrier is an American breed that originated with the prize dog fights that once swept the nation. However, you can’t tell that these little guys ever hit the ring before, because they are so good natured. They are very affectionate and l

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Boxer Dog

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The Boxer was created in Germany in the mid 1800s by crossbreeding existing breeds that are linked today's English Bulldog and Great Dane. The first Boxer club was formed in the late 1800s, which helped catapult the breed into popularity in its native cou

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Brittany Spaniel

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The Brittany Spaniel is a breed of dog rich in history and originally developed to be of service to hunters. Bred for its ability to point and retrieve game, the Brittany Spaniel shares more in common with pointer and setter breeds than other spaniels.

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Cairn Terrier

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Native to Scotland, the Cairn Terrier is one of the world’s oldest terrier breeds. Though not large in size, this type of dog was bred to hunt rodents, badgers and other small animals. It originally hunted animals residing in man-made piles of rock

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Cardigan Welsh Corgi

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The Corgi was found in the western coastal region of Cardiganshire in Wales hundreds of years ago, though evidence of a dog resembling the Corgi was found as far back as 1,000 B.C. The word Corgi is derived from the Welsh words for

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Carolina Dog

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The Carolina Dog, also referred to as the American Dingo, is thought to be the oldest dog breed in North America and one of the oldest in the world. While there are a number of theories about its origin, DNA tests confirm that the Carolina Dog is a

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Cesky Terrier

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The Cesky terrier is a short-legged, long, terrier similar in appearance to the Sealyham Terrier. They have a long head, bushy beard, mustache, and eyebrows. Body is solid, but not heavy. The Cesky Terrier is agile and robust. Their wavy, silky coat usual

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Chesapeake Bay Retriever

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The Chesapeake Bay Retriever was developed in Maryland, USA as the gundog that was capable a fact willing to retrieve birds downed over the coldest of waters - they will even jump into this water with a partially frozen surface and use their powerful ches

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Chihuahua

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The Chihuahua is the smallest breed of dog and is native to the country of Mexico. It is named for Chihuahua, a state in northern Mexico that shares a border with the United States. The earliest known record of this type of dog was found in this region,

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Chinese Crested Dog

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The high spirited Chinese Crested breed is rare and comes in two distinct varieties. While the hairless and powder puff varieties may look like two distinct breeds, the hairless variety actually comes from a mutated gene in their more hairy parents. In an

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Chinese Shar-Pei

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The Chinese Shar Pei is an extremely distinctive looking dog known for its deep wrinkles and large heads. The Cantonese translations the Shar Pei is sand skin(editor's note - I wonder what the Cantonese translation for lots of extra skin is) which describ

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Chinook

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The Chinook is a working dog developed in the northeastern United States to aid in pulling loads by sled. The breed was developed in the New England state of New Hampshire in the early 1900s. It has since been named the official state dog of New Hampshi

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Chow Chow

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The Chow Chow is a breed of dog originating in China. In its native land it is referred to as Songshi Quan, which translates into

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Clumber Spaniel

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The Clumber Spaniel was developed in France in the 1700s, bred for its hunting capabilities. It is specifically trained to hunt large birds such as pheasants.

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Cocker Spaniel

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When a dog in Australia is referred to as a cocker spaniel it is the larger, English variety of cocker spaniel that is being referred to as opposed to the smaller newer American breed. They are a very popular dog in Australia known for their merry dispos

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Collie

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The collie is a well-known breed of dog that comes in many varieties. The traditional collie originated in Scotland, where it mainly herded sheep and cattle. The breed dates back several centuries, though the exact date of origin is unknown. Its namesa

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Coton de Tulear Dog

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The Coton de Tulear is a dog that originates in the island of Madagascar, which is located in the Indian Ocean off the southeastern coast of Africa. Coton de Tulear is French for "cotton of Tulear." Tulear is a coastal city in Madagascar and is responsibl

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Czechoslovakian Wolfdog

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The Czechoslovakian Wolfdog is a new canine breed that has only been in existence since the mid 1900s. In creating this breed, German Shepherds were bred with wolves in an effort to produce a dog that possessed the disposition and obedient nature of the G

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Dachshund

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The Dachshund is a hound dog originally developed in Germany to aid in hunting badgers and rodents. Its name is German for "badger dog," which is a testament to its hunting work. It is most recognised for its long body and short legs, earning it several n

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Dalmatian

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The Dalmatian is a large dog that originates in the Croatian region of Dalmatia. The breed is said to have then been refined and developed in England. It was originally bred as a carriage dog, accompanying horse-drawn carts and protecting passengers and h

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Dandie Dinmont Terrier

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The Dandie Dinmont Terrier was bred in the 17th century as an otter and badger hunter in the Cheviot and Teviotdale Hills in Southern Scotland. The Dandie a short legged, long bodied terrier, sometimes described as 'all curves', with its curved haunches,

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Doberman Pinscher – Dobermann

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Dobermanns (alternatively spelled Doberman in North America and Australia) or Doberman Pinscher are used as primarily as guard dogs, watch dogs, or police dogs, and have a reputation as being loyal and intelligent. They equally suitable however as family

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Dogue de Bordeaux

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The Dogue de Bordeaux is a large mastiff breed that is native to France. It was bred for a variety of purposes, including hunting, fighting, labour, guarding and companionship.

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