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.


Leonberger

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A peaceful, self-confident, and equable dog which is straight-forward, loyal, intelligent, a quick learner, it will alert you to visitors.

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Lhasa Apso

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One of several breeds originating from Tibet, the Lhasa Apso is perhaps one of the most distinctive. The Lhasa Apso is also known as the “lion dog”, a reference to its astonishing coat. This breed has long enjoyed a status as a regal breed, wi

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Lowchen

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The Loewchen once had the dubious distinction, like the Portuguese Water Dog and the Havanese, of being the "rarest dog in the world". Even today, the breed generally has fewer than a few hundred new registrations each year worldwide. Appearance The Loew

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Lurcher Dog

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The name “Lurcher” refers to a type of dog that is usually a cross between a type of hound, such as a Whippet or Greyhound, and another breed. The type of breed mixing depends on the requirements of the owner. Many Lurchers are bred for huntin

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Maltese Terrier

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A small toy breed, the Maltese is an ancient dog breed thought to have its origins in Malta. However, it is possible that its lineage may be traced back to a Spitz variety of dog, or even to a variety of dog from Asia. There have also been references to M

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Maremma Sheepdog

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The Maremma Sheepdog is friendly and loyal, sober, determined, brave, intelligent, dignified, well-balanced, and a very good guard-dog without being a constant barker.

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Mastiff

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The Mastiff is a breed with a long and proud history that is massive and powerful in its appearance. It was originally bred as a working and fighting dog and has a long lineage of doing both throughout the ages. There are several lines of this breed that

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Mexican Hairless

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This breed has no hair except for a tuft of short straight hairs on the forehead and longer hair on the tip of the tail. The skin is a variety of colours including black, elephant grey, dark bronze, and grey-black.

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Mi-Ki (Toy)

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The Mi-Ki to dog is not truly a breed as yet because it is yet to be recognised by any dog breed association in the world. There is no set breed standard and different groups are breeding similar but different dogs both called the Mi-Ki.

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Miniature Pinscher

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Although they might look like a smaller version of the Doberman Pinscher, Miniature Pinschers are far from it. This regal looking dog has been named the King of the Toy Dogs and was originally used to hunt small rodents.

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Miniature Schnauzer

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While he might look like a grumpy old man with his distinguished eyebrows and beard, the Miniature Schnauzer is a friendly, loving and social pet. Known for its alert bark, the highly intelligent and exceptional hearing Miniature Schnauzer makes for a kee

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Neapolitan Mastiff

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The Neapolitan Mastiff is a large, ancient dog whose ancestry is traceable back to about 100 BC. This dog is a massive breed used as a guard and defender of owner and property.Appearance Neapolitan Mastiffs are characterised by loose skin over their entir

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New Guinea Singing Dog

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The New Guinea Singing Dog is a relative of the Dingo that is native to New Guinea. Discovered by Sir Edward Halistrom in 1957, NGSDs remained isolated for almost 6000 years, making them likely the oldest of the pariah dogs. They are unique in their abili

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Newfoundland

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The Newfoundland is a massive water dog of Molosser heritage that was developed in Newfoundland by fishermen to help them performing draught and fish retrieval duties.

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Norfolk Terrier

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Smallest of the working terriers, this scrappy, high-energy dog makes a loyal pet. Closely related to its cousin, the Norwich Terrier, it is distinguishable by its longer body and floppy ears.

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Norwegian Buhund

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They are fun loving and vivacious and as working dogs require a great deal of varied activity and exercise daily. Norwegian Buhund that is too often left to entertain itself will become destructive and resentful

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Norwegian Elkhound

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The Norwegian elkhound is an ancient breed of dog that has developed in Norway. There are perhaps one of the first ever breeds of domestic dog with skeletal remains of a remarkably similar dog found in Norway over 7000 years ago.

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Norwegian Lundehund

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Breed Summary - Norwegian Lundehund The Norwegian Lundehund is an energetic and confident dog and usually an appropriate addition to any family home. Originally from Norway, the Norwegian Lundehund

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Norwich Terrier

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A rare breed, the Norwich Terrier is a loyal companion and a trusted pet. Always underfoot, this spirited dog will not let you forget about him. Although once classified as a Norwich Terrier, the Norfolk Terrier is now a different breed.

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Old English Sheepdog

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If you are looking for a new furry friend, you have found him! The Old English Sheep Dog is covered with fur from nose to tail and is known as one of the shaggiest breeds around. Sweet and obedient, they are as great to cuddle with as a large teddy bear.

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Otterhound

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The Otterhound is a large hunting dog bred in England the game, primarily otters from where it gained its name. The equally happy to follow their quarry across land or into water. They have an excellent sense of smell and a very capable tracking dogs. The

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