Complete AKC Dog Breed List A-Z

Affenpinscher DogThe Affenpinscher dog is actually a peppy dog which has the face and impish character of a goof. This wire-haired terrier like breed acts just like a large dog as they happily strut around. Their average life span is about 11 years. AKC Toy Group.

Afghan Hound DogThe Afghan Hound Dog is a unique but splendid breed of dog. This stunning large dog is very regal and the focus of the show when they appear in shows and even on the silver screen. AKC Hound Group

Airedale Terrier DogThe Airedale Terrier dog is the largest of the terrier breeds. They make a wonderful, enjoyable companion and family pet, though it might not be ones choice for a first pet. AKC Terrier Group

Akita DogThe Akita dog is a large, distinctive looking dog which is well mannered and even tempered. The Akita is the oldest of the breeds and comes from Japan. AKC Working Group

Alaskan Malamute DogThe Alaskan Malamute dog is sturdy, strong, rugged dog which one might expect given its origins as a hauler. Today they are used as pets and for "mushing" though they are not as fast as some smaller breeds. AKC Working Group

American Eskimo DogThe American Eskimo dog makes for a wonderful all around pet. It is terrific as a city or country dog and is considered good for a first time pet owner. AKC Non-sporting Group

American Foxhound DogThe American Foxhound dog was introduced to the colonies in 1650 when Richard Brooke sailed there from England although the Foxhounds ancestry goes back several hundred years further. AKC Hound Group

American Staffordshire Terrier DogAKC Group: Terrier Group, The American Staffordshire Terrier dog has an impressive muscular look which, at first, may be off-putting to strangers and other dogs. AKC Terrier Group

American Water Spaniel DogThe American Water Spaniel dog is an affectionate looking American original. This breed is a flushing type of competent retrievers which will hunt either birds, furry animals or even fish with enthusiasm. AKC Sporting Group

Anatolian Shepherd DogThe Anatolian Shepherd dog, if taken regularly to obedience school and trained properly, can be a good family pet. AKC Working Group

Australian Cattle DogThe Australian Cattle dog is a working dog. But it has been known to pick up after itself and even put its things away! It can make a good pet if properly trained. AKC Herding Group

Australian Shepherd DogAKC Group: Herding Group, Though primarily bred as a working class dog, the Australian Shepherd dog can make a fine family pet if the owners are willing to put in the time and attention for this energetic dog.

Australian Terrier DogThe Australian Terrier Dog is thought to be the first dog recognized for being original to Australia around the later part of the 1860's. But it is also thought to be a descendant of the rough coated type of the terriers brought from the UK by settlers in the early 1800's. AKC Terrier Group

The Basenji dog originated in Africa and is an athletic dog with a smooth, shiny coat and about the size of a fox terrier. It stands about 17 inches in height and weighs approximately 22-26 pounds. The colors of the coat may be a tri- color or tri- brindle color.AKC Hound Group

Basset Hound DogThe Basset Hound dog, with its large floppy ears, is one of the more iconic easily recognized dog breeds of all time. The Basset Hound originated from the hunting grounds of the abbey of St. Hubert located at the Ardennes Forest. The dogs were brought to England during the Norman Invasion of England in 1066. AKC Hound Group

Beagle DogToday the Beagle dog is in demand not only as a trainable family pet, but as a sniffer dog. The authorities use them regularly as effective detection dogs for narcotics and other contraband. It is a versatile breed which learns quickly and as such can be trained in many skills. AKC Hound Group

Bearded Collie DogThe Bearded Collie dog was pioneered to Scotland in the early 1500's. Its ancestors came from the continent of Europe where it served as a herding dog. It was bred on the continent with the Poland Cowland Sheepdog and the Komondor. AKC Herding Group

The Beauceron dog is one France's most primeval and beloved dogs. It dates back to the 16th century and has played a vital role in several major wars of the 20th century. But is mainly prize for its peaceful place in everyday countryside life. Developed exclusively in France, is among the most purebred dogs in the world. AKC Herding Group

The Bedlington Terrier dog was once referred to as the "Gypsy Dog" to those involved in the hunting of illegal game. Aside from its value for poachers it was prized for its ferocity for fighting badgers, foxes and illegal dog fighting. AKC Terrier Group

Belgian Malinois DogThe Belgian Malinois dog was originally part of the shepherd dogs developed in Belgium in the 1900ís. The first Malinois was registered and recognized in 1901. In year 1911 the original couple of Belgian Malinios was brought to US so they can grow to be widely known and more popular. AKC Herding Group

Belgian Tervuren DogThe Belgian Tervuren dog is actually a working dog that's very obedient and intelligent. A high energy dog that needs a lot of things to keep them occupied. A great breed capable of excelling in sports, search and rescue, or herding. AKC Herding Group

Bernese Mountain DogThe Bernese Mountain Dog has had a long history in Switzerland with images of the dog appearing as early as the 17th century. It was often depicted in religious paintings of the period. Sometime in the 19th century it again began to appear, this time in written descriptions as the traditional farming and herding dog used throughout the Alps. AKC Working Group

Bichon Frise DogThe Bichon Frise dog is an extremely cute, white, fluffy lap dog. It became very popular in the 1980's when everyone had to have one! However this led to over breeding. Make sure that when choosing your pet you purchase the right breed line from a reputable breeder. AKC Non-Sporting Group

Bloodhound DogThe Bloodhound dog is best known for its scenting ability and was deployed to capture escaped slaves and criminals. The most noted breeds are the Cuban, the English and African. Interestingly, the Bloodhound's evidence is the only dog evidence permissible in an American Court of law. AKC Hound Group

Border Collie DogThe Border Collie dog originated in the British islands on the border between Scotland and England. The origins of the term Collie is often disputed; some say the name came from a Gaelic term meaning useful, some attribute it to "collie" which means black, and some still insist it is the type of sheep that it herded. AKC Herding Group

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Boston Terrier

Bouvier des Flandres


Boykin Spaniel



Brussels Griffon

Bull Terrier



Cairn Terrier

Canaan Dog

Cane Corso

Cardigan Welsh Corgi

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Chesapeake Bay Retriever


Chinese Crested

Chinese Shar-Pei

Chow Chow

Clumber Spaniel

Cocker Spaniel


Curly-Coated Retriever



Dandie Dinmont Terrier

Doberman Pinscher

Dogue de Bordeaux

English Cocker Spaniel

English Foxhound

English Setter

English Springer Spaniel

English Toy Spaniel

Field Spaniel

Finnish Spitz

Flat-Coated Retriever

French Bulldog

German Pinscher

German Shepherd Dog

German Shorthaired Pointer

German Wirehaired Pointer

Giant Schnauzer

Glen of Imaal Terrier

Golden Retriever
Gordon Setter
Great Dane
Great Pyrenees
Greater Swiss Mountain Dog
Ibizan Hound
Icelandic Sheepdog
Irish Red and White Setter
Irish Setter
Irish Terrier
Irish Water Spaniel
Irish Wolfhound
Italian Greyhound
Japanese Chin
Kerry Blue Terrier
Labrador Retriever
Lakeland Terrier
Lhasa Apso
Manchester Terrier
Miniature Bull Terrier
Miniature Pinscher
Miniature Schnauzer
Neapolitan Mastiff
Norfolk Terrier
Norwegian Buhund
Norwegian Elkhound
Norwich Terrier
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever
Old English Sheepdog
Parson Russell Terrier
Pembroke Welsh Corgi
Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen
Pharaoh Hound
Polish Lowland Sheepdog
Portuguese Water Dog
Pyrenean Shepherd
Redbone Coonhound
Rhodesian Ridgeback
Saint Bernard
Scottish Deerhound
Scottish Terrier
Sealyham Terrier
Shetland Sheepdog
Shiba Inu
Shih Tzu
Siberian Husky
Silky Terrier
Skye Terrier
Smooth Fox Terrier
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
Spinone Italiano
Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Standard Schnauzer
Sussex Spaniel
Swedish Vallhund
Tibetan Mastiff
Tibetan Spaniel
Tibetan Terrier

Toy Fox Terrier



Welsh Springer Spaniel

Welsh Terrier

West Highland White Terrier


Wire Fox Terrier

Wirehaired Pointing Griffon

Yorkshire Terrier