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.

Doberman Pinscher – Dobermann


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


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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Dutch Shepherd Dog


The Dutch Shepherd is also known as the Hollandase Herder. It is a herding work dog that was bred in Deutschland. The short haired variety is widespread while the wire haired is less common and the long haired are very rare

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English Foxhound


The English Foxhound was the original fox hound breed. They were developed to chase the scent of foxes while royalty went chasing after them in the hunt. Today they are show dogs and family pets. They are also still used for the fox hunt in England and ot

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English Setter


The English Setter is part of the Setter family, which includes the red Irish Setter and black Gordon Setter. They are gun dogs, bred to point, flush and retrieve with ideal physical characteristics being endurance and athleticism. The coat is flat with l

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English Shepherd


The English Shepherd, despite their name, are an American breed of dog.(As is curiously enough, the Australian Shepherd)In 1900 theyw ere the most common farm dog in the USA. Presently they are still popular as an all around farm dog, being used as a her

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English Springer Spaniel


If you are looking for a dog with an excellent nose, you have found him. The English Springer Spaniel is a sporting dog employed by many police forces around the world to sniff out drugs and explosives. In fact, the word

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Estrela Mountain Dog


The Estrela Mountain Dog is a large guardian dog which has for centuries been been used to guard flocks in the Estrela mountains of Portugal. Appearance The breed exists in two forms, long haired and short haired, apart from the coat the are virtually id

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Field Spaniel


The Field Spaniel originated in England in the mid 19th century and was bred to assist hunters in finding and retrieving game. It was originally used a show dog because of its all black colouring, which made it unsuitable for hunting. As the breed expande

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Fila Brasileiro


The Fila Brasileiro (or Brazilian Mastiff) is a very large working dog developed in Brazil. They are massive and heavyset, with a powerful structure and large head. Breed standard is for males to be between 65 and 75 cm (27 - 29.5 in) at the shoulder wit

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Finnish Spitz


The Finnish Spitz is a medium sized dog with reddish brown coat of short fur and an enjoyable personality. They have a slight fox-like appearance at first glance and are a joy to have around the home. They are very protective of their home but are not agg

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French Bulldog


French Bulldogs are a small and stocky breed of somewhat comical appearance. Their arched back, expressive eyes, flattish faces and permanently pricked, wide set ears make them one of the most distinctive of breeds. Their faces whilst flat, tend to be wit

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German Shepherd Dog


Few Australians would fail to be able to name and recognise the German shepherd dog due to do the popularity of the breed with only the Labrador more popular. This is hardly surprising considering Australia's love affair with intelligent, fun loving and a

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German Spitz


The German Spitz is in fact a family of breeds of the Spitz type. There are five different types of German Spitz: Wolfspitz (Keeshond - considered a separate breed in many countries) Grossspitz (Giant Spitz) Mittelspitz (Medium/Standard Spitz) Kleinspitz

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German Wirehaired Pointer


The German Wirehaired Pointer was first bred back in the 1800s in Germany as hunting dog. They have a wiry coat and sport a distinctive beard. The colour can be liver, black, or either colour with white. Commonly, the head is a solid or nearly solid colou

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Golden Retriever


Golden Retrievers are so called because they love to retrieve things! This dog was bred – initially in Scotland - to help with wild fowl hunts, retrieving the birds from water and scrub-land. Today they may be used for other occupations, such as pol

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Goldendoodle – Golden doodle


The Goldendoodle is a mixed-breed dog that is thought to have first appeared in Australia, although it is possible that similar crosses arose elsewhere in the world simultaneously. Goldendoodles are typically defined as the result of crossbreeding a Poodl

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Gordon Setter


Gordon Setters are a medium sized member of the setter family that includes the more common Irish and English Setters and the less-common Irish Red and White Setter. Whilst similar in look and purpose there are many distinctions that make each of the four

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Great Dane


The Great Dane is best known for its height it is the tallest dog species in the world.(Editor's note

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