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.

Harrier Dog


The Harrier dog is small in stature and often an appropriate companion for families. However, the small hound should be kept busy so it avoids mischief.

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Havanese Dog


It is no wonder that Cuba has adopted the Havanese as their National Dog. Not only is the Havanese the country

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Originating in Germany in the 1300s the Hovawart lies somewhere in breed type between a livestock Guardian and all-purpose working dog. Size wise there at the higher end of medium or low end of large, though they have strong guarding instincts they are mo


Hungarian Vizsla


The Hungarian Vizsla is another popular gundog breed from Europe whose beauty, intelligence and lovely temperament have seen the make their easy transition from working gundog to favoured animal companion.

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Ibizan Hound


To someone unfamiliar with the breed the Ibizan hound might be mistaken for the greyhound with whom they share the typical sight hound build but on close inspection the two breeds are markedly different. The Ibizan hound has a narrow face, expressive eyes

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Icelandic Sheep Dog


The Icelandic sheepdog likely arrived in Iceland with the Vikings on the raiding ships in the 7th or 8th century AD. Whilst not a native of Iceland, they are certainly are considered Iceland

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Irish Setter – Red Setter


The Irish setter is a beautiful a majestic dog in every respect. With their rich redcoats elegant and athletic body shape and soft intelligent faces there are exquisite to look at with their appearances equally matched by their soft and friendly temperame

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Irish Water Spaniel


The Irish water spaniel is a rare breed of dog in Australia with perhaps 250 individuals. The breed was developed in Ireland over 1000 years ago. Though very distinctive in appearance, and a large dog is the largest of the Spaniel is with this solid brown

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Irish Wolfhound


If you are searching for the tallest dog breed and one of the oldest, you have found it. The Irish Wolfhound is a fun loving pet that requires room to romp and a large dog food allowance.

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Jack Russell Terrier


The Jack Russell terrier is another popular breed in Australia, probably because it's small size means they're cheap and easy to keep their large personalities, intelligence, and liveliness make them very fun dogs to keep. Appearance

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The Jagdterrier is a terrier breed of dogs for hunting. It likely originated in Germany. Jagdterriers are small, but they are extremely strong dogs with high endurance and vitality.AppearanceBlack, with brown markings that resemble that of the Dobermann.


Japanese Chin


If you are looking for a loving pet that will amaze you and your friends with his playful antics and tricks, The Japanese Chin is a great choice for you. They are intelligent, independent and quiet and will welcome any guest into your home.

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Kangal Dog


If you need a dog to guard your flock, you have chosen wisely in the Kangal Dog. The Kangal can also be a kept as a pet although they are not the best fit for everyone.

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Kerry Blue Terrier


The Kerry Blue Terrier is intelligent and has a very good memory, they are lively and boisterous, self-confident, vigilant and brave, and they bond very closely with their handler. In addition they can be stubborn, they are hardy, have a mind of their own

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King Charles Spaniel


The King Charles Spaniel is one of the most recognizable of the toy breeds, with its expressive eyes and trademark flat face and distinctive small chin. Initally the were in fact four differernt but similar breeds of Spaniel however they were combined in

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The Komondor Dog -rare appeal The Komondor is a visually appealing dog, but very rare. In Australia, there is just a handful of the breed in existence and it is recommended only for extremely devoted owners. Komondors can cost around $1500 -sometimes more




The Kooikerhondje or Kooiker Hound, is a small spaniel-type dog of Dutch ancestry,originally used as a working dog, particularly in duck hunting. Kooikers were popular in the 17th and 18th century and appeared in the paintings of Rembrandt and Jan Steen.A


Koolie Dog


Koolies are eye-catching, well balanced, medium sized dogs, with unusual markings in the form of flecks and patches of colour. The two main colours are red or blue merle and some people believe solid coloured and black and white are also acceptable. Eyes

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Korean Jindo Dog


If you have an Australian encounter with a Korean Jindo dog, you’re very lucky indeed. There are very few here. Sometimes referred to as the Chindo or the Jindo Gae, this distinctive breed originated from Jindo Island in Korea. Originally a natural,

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Kuvasz SheepDog


The Kuvasz is a large, white livestock Guardian dog initially developed in Hungary. Perhaps one of the oldest breeds of dog ancestors of the breed have been recorded back as far as 2000 BC. The ancestors to the Kuvasz likely came from Chinese Tibet and T

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The Kyi-Leo Dog is a small, solid dog, well boned for its size with good muscle tone. He is light on his feet and very quick. Tail curls over the back when the dog is alert. Eyes are dark and the nose is black. The teeth meet in a scissors bite. The forel




A Labradoodle is a crossbreed created by crossing the Labrador Retriever and a Poodle. The Australian Labradoodle has accepted other parent breeds as well. One of the first Labradoodles was created by at Australian breeder at Guide Dogs Victoria and is o


Labrador Retriever


It is not by chance that the Labrador retriever is Australia's most popular dog more it is a result of their fun loving and friendly temperaments, their loyalty to their family, their high intelligence and trainability and their generally unflappable natu

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