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.


Seppala Siberian Sleddog

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Seppala Siberian Sleddogs (Seppalas) are a rare working breed that was developed to pull dog sleds in snowy climates. While they are extremely good workers, they also make good pets and are active and loving companions.

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Shiba Inu

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Hailing from Japan, the Shiba Inu, or “Shiba”, is known for its appealingly shaggy, fox-like appearance. Shibas are intelligent dogs, and can be boisterous and energetic. However, this doesn't preclude them from being great family dogs. Althou

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Shih Tzu

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With their expressive faces and funloving, alert up for anything natures has ensured the Shih-Tzu has quickly established itself as one of the world's most popular breeds of dog.

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Shikoku dog

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The Shikoku Dog is a Japanese dog, designated as a precious natural object, like the Akita Dog and Kishu Dog. Shikoku Dogs are generally bred in remote villages in the mountains of Japan so the breed if fairly pure with no few cross breeds this breed has

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Shiloh Shepherd

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The Shiloh Shepherd Dog the new breed of dog presently being developed in the US. As a 2012 they are yet to be recognised by any major kennel club - they are however shown in rare breed shows. Though the type is not yet set their appearance is very much

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Silken Windhound

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The Silken Windhound is a rare, American born breed. They are graceful sitehounds with athletic bodies and silky coats. They are known for competing in all kinds of dog sports - lure coursing, racing, flyball, and agility courses.

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Silky Terrier

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The Australian Silky Terrier is an Australian dog, classed as a toy dog in that country, and as a terrier in Europe.AppearanceThe Australian Silky Terrier is about ten inches high, and weighs about ten pounds. Its head is longer than the Yorkshire Terrier

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Skye Terrier

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The Skye Terrier was initially bred on the Isle of Skye in the Hebrides. Typically they would accompany a pack of hound dogs they were in pursuit of animals that will typically run initially that when an opportunity presents they will enter an underground

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Sloughi

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The Sloughi is a sight hound similar in appearance to the Greyhound though the conformation is somewhat different. The Greyhound is longer than tall with a curved back - the Sloughi is taller than long with a straight back. The head and facial expression

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Spanish Mastiff

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The Neapolitan Mastiff is the ultimate guard dog and is known for sneaking up on intruders, instead of using their voice to warn their owners of danger. They are a giant wrinkly breed, with a long history, and prefer to be at home protecting their family.

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St. Bernard – Saint Bernard

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The Saint Bernard is probably best known for its role as a rescue dog working the Alps Italy and Switzerland to recover persons buried by avalanches or lost in the snow. Film buffs might also recognise the breed as the hero from the Beethoven series of mo

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Stabyhoun – Stabij Dog

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The Stabyhoun or Stabij is a rare dog originating in Friesland, a province in the North of the Netherlands. The first part of the name is probably from the Dutch: "sta me bij" (stand by me). The last part is simply Friesian, meaning dog, which is pronoun

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Staffordshire Bull Terrier

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The Staffordshire Bull Terrier (affectionately known as the Staffie) was initially bred as a fighting dog. The breed is an English dog and closely related to the Bull Terrier. The tenacious and playful breed is now a friendly companion dog (if trained cor

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Standard Schnauzer

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The Standard Schnauzer is the original Schnauzer of the three types and may sometimes forget he is canine instead of human. This breed is extremely intelligent, alert and makes a wonderful companion.

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Swedish Elkhound – Jamthund

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Initially bred and still used today for hunting large game in cold terrain , they are especially strong and tough. The form a strong bond with their owners and crave their company. They are vocal with a loud bark making them great watchdogs

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Swedish Vallhund

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The Swedish Vallhund was initially bred as a rural all-rounder capable herding cattle, they were capable ratters, guard dogs, watchdogs and family pets. They are not naturally aggressive beasts or employed as a guard dog they will vocalise a warning as op

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Tenterfield Terrier

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The Tenterfield Terrier is a small, lightweight terrier similar to Miniature Fox Terriers, and Rat Terriers. The Tenterfield Terrier has English origins but, like dog breeds such as the Miniature Fox Terrier, the Australian Terrier, the Silky Terrier, and

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Terriers

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The word "terrier" comes from the French, meaning "to go to ground." Terriers were traditionally small, aggressive dogs that were bred for pursuing vermin such as rats, badgers, and foxes. In the nineteenth century, small dogs like Yorkshire Terriers were

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