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Overview of Dog Breeds


There are over a hundred registered breeds of dogs. Recognizing the type of the dog is basically associated with its breed. A purebred animal belongs to a documented and acknowledged group of unmixed lineage. Before a breed of dog is recognized, it must be proven that mating two adult dogs of the same type would have passed on their exact characteristics, both appearance and behavior, to their offspring.

If thinking of adopting or buying a pet dog for yourself, it is important to know which type of dog you want. Here are a few popular dog breeds for your easy reference:

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Yorkshire Terrier Dog Breed Profile 
AKC Group: Toy Group The Yorkshire Terrier dog is always one of the top three or four dog breeds in America. It is a toy sized dog, that comes with …

Wire Fox Terrier Dog Breed Profile 
AKC Group: Terrier Group The Wire Fox Terrier dog is closely related to the Smooth Fox Terrier. In fact they were once the same breed. What sets this …

Whippet Dog Breed Profile 
AKC Group: Hound Group The Whippet dog is a lean and extremely fast hound dog. They look very similar to the Greyhound, and they're very popular among …

Welsh Terrier Dog Breed Profile 
AKC Group: Terrier Group The Welsh Terrier dog comes to us originally from Wales. A highly energetic dog, the coat color is always tan and black. …

Weimaraner Dog Breed Profile 
AKC Group: Sporting Group The Weimaraner dog is originally from Germany. It has a very regal appearance, and is always gray in color. A very intelligent …

Sussex Spaniel Dog Breed Profile 
AKC Group: Sporting Group The Sussex Spaniel is a dog breed established in Sussex, Southern England. It's a small lightweight spaniel and is identical …

Lhasa Apso Dog Breed Profile 
AKC Group: Non-Sporting Group The Lhasa Apso dog originated in the Himalayan mountains of Tibet. Originally used as indoor guard dogs for Monasteries, …

Shiba Inu Dog Breed Profile 
AKC Group: Non-Sporting Group The Shiba Inu dog is the tiniest of local breeds from Japan. The Shiba was actually produced for searching in the thick …

Siberian Husky Dog Breed Profile 
AKC Group: Working Group The Siberian Husky dog is originally from Asia, but became popular in Alaska and Canada as sled dogs. A beautiful dog with …

Great Dane Dog Breed Profile 
AKC Group: Working Group A tender giant, the Great Dane is simply majestic. Sometimes known as the king of dogs, this very large breed of dog is recognized …

Brittany Dog Breed Profile 
AKC Group: Sporting Group The Brittany was once called the Brittany Spaniel. Named after the French providence of origin, it is a great family and …

Bulldog Dog Breed Profile 
AKC Group: Non-Sporting Group The Bulldog is an iconic breed and is probably the most well known. Also called the British Bulldog or English Bulldog, …

Cocker Spaniel Dog Breed Profile 
AKC Group: Sporting Group Although a Cocker Spaniel may not look very tough, it is very fast and has a lot of endurance. These are great gun hunting …

Belgian Tervuren Dog Breed Profile 
AKC Group: Herding Group The Belgian Tervuren is actually a working dog that's very obedient and intelligent. A high energy dog that needs a lot of …

Basenji Dog Breed Profile 
AKC Group: Hound Group Basenji is considered as one of the oldest species to this day. It is an elegant but athletic breed of dog and a good family …

Pug Dog Breed Profile 
AKC Group: Toy Group The Pug dog is always one of the most popular dog breeds in America. A distinctive dog with a flat wrinkly face, and a curly …

Staffordshire Bull Terrier Dog Breed Profile 
AKC Group: Terrier Group The Staffordshire Bull Terrier dog (Stafford, Staffie, Staffross, Staff or Staffy) is a short-coated, medium sized dog. …

Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Sporting Group The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon dog is a rare breed that comes to us from the French. This is a medium sized, scruffy looking …

West Highland White Terrier Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Terrier Group The hardy West Highland White Terrier dog (Westie) comes to us from Scotland. There it was use to hunt vermin and was a very …

Welsh Springer Spaniel Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Sporting Group The Welsh Springer Spaniel dog is a medium sized hunting dog. Sometimes also called the Welsh Springer, Welsh Cocker Spaniel, …

Vizsla Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Sporting Group The Vizsla dog, is originally from Hungary. Used for hunting, it has a great sense of smell, and great endurance. It has …

Toy Fox Terrier Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Toy Group The Toy Fox Terrier dog is directly descended from the bigger Fox Terrier but regarded as a separate breed. They are a small …

Tibetan Terrier Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Non-Sporting Group The Tibetan Terrier dog is a powerful, medium sized breed. Their thick heavy coat has kept them warm through the cold …

Tibetan Spaniel Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Non-Sporting Group The Tibetan Spaniel dog is a small, alert, and intelligent breed. Although the word spaniel is in their name, they are …

Tibetan Mastiff Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Working Group The Tibetan Mastiff dog has been used in Asia for over 3,000 years. It has been used to guard property and farm animals. …

Swedish Vallhund Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Herding Group The Swedish Vallhund dog is known as the "Viking dog." It was used over 1,000 years ago as a cattle herder for the Vikings. …

Standard Schnauzer Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Working Group The Standard Schnauzer is the main breed of the three types Schnauzer. The other two types of Schnauzer are the Giant and …

Keeshond Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Non-Sporting Group The Keeshond dog is originally from Germany. With its thick double coat and curly tail, it is usually black and silver …

Lowchen Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Non-Sporting Group The Lowchen dog is one of the rarest breeds of dog in the world. Originally from European courts, it was usually trimmed …

Shih Tzu Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Toy Group The Shih Tzu dog is one of the most popular dog breeds in America. Originally from China, it was a sacred dog. Today it makes …

Schipperke Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Non-Sporting Group The Schipperke dog is a foxlike small dog, with a thick black coat and no tail. Originally from France, it was used …

Poodle Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Non-Sporting Group The Poodle dog is one of the more intelligent breeds of dog. This breed comes in three sizes, toy, miniature, and standard. …

Lakeland Terrier Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Terrier Group The Lakeland Terrier dog is originally from the Lake District of northern England. It is a strong, confident and friendly …

Miniature Bull Terrier Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Terrier Group The Miniature Bull Terrier dog is simply a shorter version of the Bull Terrier. Originally intended to fight bulls, today, …

Kerry Blue Terrier Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Terrier Group The Kerry Blue Terrier dog, originally from Ireland are actually born black. But by 18 months of age, the color should fade …

Irish Terrier Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Terrier Group The Irish Terrier dog is a true Irish breed. It has a leaner body then other terriers, and a beautiful red coat. The tail …

Manchester Terrier Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Terrier Group The Manchester terrier dog is a smooth coated terrier. Normally black and tan, it is an excellent dog for house living. …

Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Terrier Group The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier dog started off as a popular farm dog in Ireland. As its name signifies, the Soft Coated …

Smooth Fox Terrier Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Terrier Group The Smooth Fox Terrier dog is not well known. But it important because many terriers have descended from it. It has characteristic …

Skye Terrier Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Terrier Group The Skye Terrier dog, originally from Scotland, is definitely a sophisticated dog and very loyal to people he love and knows. …

Sealyham Terrier Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Terrier Group The Sealyham Terrier dog is originally from Wales. It's a small dog that is rarely over 1 foot tall, and adults are often …

Scottish Terrier Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Terrier Group The Scottish Terrier dog (also known as Scottie) is a small terrier breed with a very distinctive beard, body, and short …

Parson Russell Terrier Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Terrier Group The Parson Russell Terrier dog used to be called the Jack Russell Terrier. It is a true functioning foxhunter. It has alertness, …

Pyrenean Shepherd Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Terrier Group The Pyrenean Shepherd dog has herded sheep in the Pyrenees Mountains of Southern France for hundreds of years. A great herding …

Norwich Terrier Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Terrier Group The Norwich Terrier dog is the smallest of all terriers. Originally used to hunt vermin in England. A very energetic dog …

Miniature Schnauzer Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Terrier Group The Miniature Schnauzer dog is the most popular of the 3 Schnauzer breeds, which consist of the Standard and the Giant. …

Norfolk Terrier Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Terrier Group The Norfolk Terrier dog is very similar to the Norwich Terrier except for the ears. The Norfolk dog has folded ears, and …

Rhodesian Ridgeback Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Hound Group The Rhodesian Ridgeback dog is originally from South Africa. It was used to hunt lions at one time, and the dog is known for …

Redbone Coonhound Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Hound Group The Redbone Coonhound dog is the only solidly colored hound dog. Noted for its elegant red coat, the breed is a worker. It …

Plott Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Hound Group The Plott Hound dog is the state dog of North Carolina. It is a great coonhound, scent hound, and is great at hunting boar …

Irish Wolfhound Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Hound Group The Irish Wolfhound dog is the tallest of all dog breeds on average. These dogs can get so big that they often resemble small …

Scottish Deerhound Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Hound Group The Scottish Deerhound dog looks like a smaller version of the Irish Wolfhound. Really is it just a bit bigger then a Greyhound …

Saluki Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Hound Group The Saluki dog was recently confirmed by Science Magazine to be the oldest dog breed, dating back to over 3,500 B.C. Its DNA …

Norwegian Elkhound Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Hound Group The Norwegian Elkhound was originally used by the Vikings. It is a breed that has been used for many years in Norway to hunt …

Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Hound Group The Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen dog (PBGV), is like a shaggy Basset hound. It is a small French hound dog originally used …

Otterhound Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Hound Group The Otterhound dog is unusual because it is a hound dog with a shaggy coat and webbed feet. A large dog, that is not recommended …

Norwegian Buhund Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Herding Group The Norwegian Buhund is associated with a huge category of dogs known as the Spitz type. This dog was used to herd sheep …

Puli Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Herding Group The Puli dog, is a Hungarian breed has been used to herd sheep for over 1,000 years. It's thick corded coat kept it warm …

Old English Sheepdog Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Herding Group The Old English Sheepdog, originally from England has a very characteristic shaggy coat. Most people would probably recognize …

Shetland Sheepdog Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Herding Group The Sheltie or the Shetland Sheepdog is basically a smaller version of the Collie. Originally from the Shetland Islands, …

Polish Lowland Sheepdog Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Herding Group The Polish Lowland Sheepdog, also called "PON", is a native dog of Poland. Descended from more ancient sheepdogs, it is great …

Pembroke Welsh Corgi Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Herding Group The Pembroke Welsh Corgi dog is a very small herding dog. It is closely related to the Cardigan Welsh Corgi. This is a …

Irish Red and White Setter Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Sporting Group The Irish Red and White Setter, in spite of its similarity to the Irish setter is a unique breed. Breed mainly for the …

Labrador Retriever Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Sporting Group The Labrador Retriever dog is usually the #1 dog breed in America. The prototypical great family dog, it originated from …

Irish Water Spaniel Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Sporting Group The Irish Water Spaniel is the tallest of the Spaniel breeds, and also one of the rarest. Its coat is tightly curled like …

Irish Setter Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Sporting Group The Irish Setter dog is the most unique of the Sporting dogs. Originally used as a hunting dog, it's silky red coat has …

Spinone Italiano Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Sporting Group The Spinone Italiano dog is a great retriever naturally and a skilled hunter. It has a wiry coat that is easy to care for …

Pointer Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Sporting Group The Pointer dog originated from England in the 17th century. It is a powerful hunting dog holding with stamina. While …

Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Sporting Group The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever dog's primary use is as a duck hunting dog. Of all the retriever dogs, its is the …

Saint Bernard Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Working Group The Saint Bernard dog originated from the Swiss Alps and was initially used to find helpless and freezing travelers that …

Rottweiler Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Working Group The Rottweiler dog is most commonly recognized today as a guard or police dog. They have gained a poor recognition lately …

Leonberger Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Working Group The huge Leonberger dog originates from Leonberg, Germany. Used there as a powerful farm dog, it features a lion like mane. …

Kuvasz Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Working Group The Kuvasz dog is a large working class breed. With its large size and thick white coat, some people think it resembles …

Komondor Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Working Group The Komondor dog is a sheep guarding dog from Hungary. Its coat of corded white hair makes it look like a mop. A larger …

Samoyed Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Working Group The Samoyed dog comes to use from Siberia. Known for its black lips which form a "Samoyed smile." Normally white in color, …

Neapolitan Mastiff Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Working Group The Neopolitan Mastiff is a huge black dog with lots of wrinkles. Not a dog for first time dog owners, it requires a lot …

Portuguese Water Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Working Group The Portuguese Water dog is a fairly rare breed. Originally used by fishermen, it is a great swimmer. Its powerful tail …

Mastiff Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Working Group The English Mastiff dog is a huge dog. Usually just called "Mastiff," adults can weigh over 200 pounds. It normally has …

Newfoundland Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Working Group The Newfoundland dog is an excellent swimmer despite its large size. Some consider it the strongest of all dog breeds, even …

Pharaoh Hound Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Hound Group The Pharaoh Hound dog is a very elegant breed with large pointy ears. While some believe it is from Egypt, the connection …

Japanese Chin Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Toy Group The Japanese Chin dog is also called the Japanese Spaniel. It's a small spaniel whose only purpose is that of a lap dog. The …

Italian Greyhound Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Toy Group The Italian Greyhound resembles a miniature Greyhound. Standing at barely over a foot tall, these wispy dogs are fast and very …

Maltese Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Toy Group The Maltese dog is known for is white silky hair. A very intelligent dog, that learns quickly. It has a great personality …

Australian Silky Terrier Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Toy Group The Australian Silky Terrier dog, also just known as the Silky Terrier, closely resembles the Yorkshire Terrier. But it is …

Miniature Pinscher Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Toy Group The Miniature Pinscher dog resembles a Doberman Pinscher, and is known as the "King of the Toys." Originally from Germany, the …

Pomeranian Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Toy Group The Pomeranian dog is a very small dog that reaches a maximum weight of just 7 pounds. Small in size, but big in personality, …

Pekingese Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Toy Group The Pekingese dog, originally from China, was bred to look like a regal lion. A toy breed dog, this dog can be opinionated …

Papillon Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Toy Group The Papillon dog is a compact, likable, classy toy dog having a fine boned framework. He's dainty and light, but still lively, …

Havanese Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Toy Group The Havanese dog is Cuba's National dog. Similar to Bichons, this dog has a mostly white fluffy coat and appears to hop rather …

Icelandic Sheepdog Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Herding Group The Icelandic Sheepdog used to be a Viking dog and it has a great personality. With its fluffy coat and tail, this dog makes …

Greyhound Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Hound Group The Greyhound dog is the fastest of all dog breeds. Originally used for hunting, it is now used mainly for racing. But is …

Harrier Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Hound Group The Harrier dog is a medium sized hound which looks like the English Foxhound. Slightly bigger then the Beagle, the Harrier …

Ibizan Hound Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Hound Group The Ibizan Hound dog as a very elegant look. With its large pointed ears, amber colored eyes, and tapered body, this is a …

Golden Retriever Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Sporting Group The Golden Retriever is always one of the most popular dog breeds in America. Known for it long golden hair coat, it makes …

Gordon Setter Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Sporting Group The Gordon Setter, "black and tans", are originally from the UK and were excellent bird dogs. The heaviest of the 3 setter …

Great Pyrenees Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Working Group The Great Pyrenees has been used for hundreds of years by shepherds of Northern Spain and Southern France. A beautiful white …

Greater Swiss Mountain Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Working Group The Greater Swiss Mountain dog, the "Swissy," is known as a social dog that likes being a family member. Originally from …

Giant Schnauzer Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Working Group The Giant Schnauzer is not really a giant. It is but a larger and stronger version of the Standard Schnauzer. This breed …

Glen of Imaal Terrier Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Terrier Group The Glen of Imaal Terrier is a medium sized dog originally from Ireland. Used to hunt badgers in the past, they still have …

French Bulldog Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Non-Sporting Group The French Bulldog is a muscular little dog with characteristic "bat ears." Originally from France it was breed from …

Finnish Spitz Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Non-Sporting Group The Finnish Spitz may look like a red fox, but is was breed to be a great hunting dog. With erect ears and a bushy …

German Pinscher Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Working Group While the German Pinscher is larger than the Miniature Pinscher, it is still small compared to the Doberman. The stamina, …

Flat-Coated Retriever Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Sporting Group The Flat-Coated Retriever was developed from regular Labrador dogs, and became its own separate breed. Originally from …

Field Spaniel Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Sporting Group The Field Spaniel is rare breed of dog that almost went extinct. Energetic in the house and does well with a very big yard. …

German Wirehaired Pointer Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Sporting Group The German Wirehaired Pointer was one of Germany's greatest hunting dogs. With its characteristically wiry coat and beard …

German Shorthaired Pointer Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Sporting Group The German Shorthaired Pointer is a medium sized dog that is a great hunting dog. Long ears, a roman nose, and a docked …

German Shepherd Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Herding Group The German Shepherd Dog is acclaimed as the world's top military dog and police guard. With its iconic appearance it is …

English Cocker Spaniel Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Sporting Group The English Cocker Spaniel is a dog this is full of energy and loves to work. Descended from Spanish Spaniels, this is …

English Setter Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Sporting Group The English Setter is related to the other setter breeds. A speckled dog with a long flowing coat. It makes a great family …

English Springer Spaniel Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Sporting Group The English Springer Spaniel have been rendered with enthusiasm, style, and a "wanting to please" quality typical to most …

English Foxhound Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Hound Group The English Foxhound is a determined and energetic hunter. Used to being in a pack it gets along great with dogs and people. …

English Toy Spaniel Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Toy Group The English Toy Spaniel is the smaller cousin to the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. This toy breed is also known as the King …

Dogue de Bordeaux Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Working Group The Dogue de Bordeaux is a large powerful French dog. Used to protect castles and pull carts, they were once feared. Now …

Chihuahua Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Toy Group The Chihuahua dog is the tiniest breed and is named after the region of Chihuahua in Mexico. They are known for their restless …

Chinese Crested Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Toy Group The Chinese Crested dog is one of the most unique dogs. Although some people love their look, they are often voted the World's …

Chinese Shar-Pei Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Non-Sporting Group The Shar Pei, or Chinese Shar-Pei, is a breed known for its large wrinkly head and blue-black tongue. Originally a …

Chow Chow Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Non-Sporting Group The Chow Chow dog is one of the most ancient dog breeds dating back to the times before Christ. Originally from Northern …

Brussels Griffon Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Toy Group The Brussels Griffon is a small intelligent breed that can be taught many tricks. It makes for a great companion dog, and is …

Bull Terrier Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Terrier Group The Bull Terrier dog you identify old beer advertisements on the TV. Best known for its egg shaped head. While this dog may …

Bullmastiff Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Working Group The Bullmastiff was created by crossing the English Mastiff with the English Bulldog. This created a dog smaller then the …

Clumber Spaniel Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Sporting Group The Clumber Spaniel dog is one of the 9 original AKC dog breeds. It is a very slow moving dog with a distinctive gait. …

Collie Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Herding Group The Collie dog (Rough Collie) is easily recognized by most people as Lassie. With is long flowing coat and long narrow muzzle …

Curly-Coated Retriever Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Sporting Group The Curly-Coated Retriever is a very distinctive looking dog. With its curly coat it can withstand the coldest weather. …

Dachshund Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Hound Group The Dachshund dog, with its long body and short legs, was bred to go into small burrows and fight badgers. Dating back to …

Dalmatian Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Non-Sporting Group The Dalmatian dog became very popular with the hit Disney movie and the book called 101 Dalmatians. This is the only …

Dandie Dinmont Terrier Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Terrier Group The Dandie Dinmont Terrier dog is a small dog with a big character. Throughout its history it has been popular with both …

Doberman Pinscher Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Working Group The Doberman Pinscher is an easily recognized dog that many thing as very aggressive. But "Dobies" can be trained to be …

Cairn Terrier Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Terrier Group Originally from the Scottish Highlands, the Cairn Terrier became an all American dog as Toto, from the Wizard of Oz. Originally …

Canaan Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Herding Group The Canaan dog is originally from Israel and used to herding since Biblical times. Recognized by the AKC fairly recently, …

Cane Corso Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Working Group The Cane Corso dog is one of the newest AKC breeds, just approved in 2010. Originally from Italy, this dog is considered …

Cardigan Welsh Corgi Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Herding Group The Cardigan Welsh Corgi is one of the oldest herding breeds in the world. Originally from Wales this dog is very energetic …

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Toy Group The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel has been a favorite of British royals for centuries. It has a very gentle personality that …

Chesapeake Bay Retriever Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Sporting Group The Chesapeake Bay Retriever dog is a true American original. The official dog of Maryland, it excels at hunting, swimming, …

Bouvier des Flandres Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Herding Group The Bouvier des Flandres is originated as a French farm dog and was used to pull carts, herd cattle, and for protection. …

Boxer Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Working Group The Boxer dog is a tough looking breed originally from Germany. Its coat feels silky smooth but don't let this fool you. …

Boykin Spaniel Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Sporting Group The Boykin Spaniel is an extremely versatile hunter, doing its job as an upland hunter and retriever, capturing fallen birds. …

Briard Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Herding Group The Briard is a great hunting and herding dog who has developed into an excellent family pet when properly trained. Around …

Boston Terrier Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Non-Sporting Group The Boston Terrier is one of the few dog breeds that originated in the United States. A compact dog with intelligence …

Borzoi Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Hound Group The Borzoi dog, also known as the Russian wolfhound, has a fascinating history. Originally from Russian and Central Asian …

Bloodhound Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Hound Group The Bloodhound is best known for its scenting ability and was deployed to capture escaped slaves and criminals. The most noted …

Border Terrier Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Terrier Group The Border Terrier is still popular in the show ring and pet sales. In fact, Border Terriers are among the top ten breeds …

Bernese Mountain Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Working Group The Bernese Mountain dog makes an excellent family. A large dog that was originally used by farmers to pull carts and other …

Black Russian Terrier Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Working Group The Black Russian Terrier (Stalin's Dog) was bred for its working ability rather than for a stunning appearance, but it has …

Bichon Frise Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Non-Sporting Group The Bichon Frise is an extremely cute, white, fluffy lap dog. It became very popular in the 1980's when everyone had …

Belgian Sheepdog Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Herding Group The Belgian Sheepdog is a larger dog that is similar to the German Shepherd dog. There are 4 different types of this breed, …

Belgian Malinois Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Herding Group This breed is an alert, high energy breed which resembles a German Shepherd but is more elegantly built and lighter boned. …

Black and Tan Coonhound Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Hound Group The Black and Tan Coonhound is a tremendous hunter relying almost entirely on its nose for tracking. A brave dog that is often …

Border Collie Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Herding Group The legendary Border Collie, Winston Cap, was bred by W.S. Hetherington. Winston Cap's bloodline can be found even in today's …

Bluetick Coonhound Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Hound Group The Bluetick Coonhound is very popular in the southern United States as a hunting dog. A very loyal dog that is a great family …

Bedlington Terrier Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Terrier Group The Bedlington Terrier must be trained to be obedient and non-aggressive. It must learn socialization skills early to be …

Beauceron Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Herding Group The Beauceron is a highly trainable animal and when properly trained, is considered one of the most impressive breeds of …

Bearded Collie Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Herding Group This cute playful dog is a very funny and exciting companion. The gait of the Bearded Collie is free, supple, powerful and …

Beagle Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Hound Group Today, the Beagle dog is in demand not only as a trainable family pet, but as a sniffer dog. The authorities use them regularly …

Basset Hound Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Hound Group The Basset Hound, with its large floppy ears, is one of the more iconic easily recognized dog breeds of all time. History …

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AKC Group: Terrier Group The Australian Terrier, with training, can be a loyal family pet or a companion for someone living alone. History …

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AKC Group: Herding Group Though primarily bred as a working class dog, the Australian Shepherd can make a fine family pet if the owners are willing …

Australian Cattle Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Herding Group The Australian Cattle dog is a working dog. But it has been known to pick up after itself and even put its things away! It …

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

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AKC Group: Sporting Group The American Water Spaniel (AWS) is an affectionate looking American original. This breed is a flushing type of competent …

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

American Foxhound Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Hound Group Scratch an American Foxhound behind its floppy ears and it will love you and follow you anywhere! This is just about the truth …

American Eskimo Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Non-Sporting Group The American Eskimo dog makes for a wonderful all around pet. It is terrific as a city or country dog and is considered …

Alaskan Malamute Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Working Group The Alaskan Malamute is sturdy, strong, rugged dog which one might expect given its origins as a hauler. Today they are used …

Akita Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Working Group The Akita is a large, distinctive looking dog which is well mannered and even tempered. The Akita is the oldest of the breeds and …

Airedale Terrier Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Terrier Group The Airedale Terrier is the largest of the terrier breeds. They make a wonderful, enjoyable companion and family pet, though it …

Afghan Hound Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Hound Group The Afghan hound is a unique but splendid breed of dog. This stunning large dog is very regal and the focus of the show when …

Affenpinscher Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
AKC Group: Toy Group The Affenpinscher is actually a peppy dog which has the face and impish character of a goof. This wire-haired terrier like breed …

Akita
One of the few dog breeds to come out of Japan!

Australian Cattle Dog
Medium sized dog with a short haired coat. These dogs have lots of energy and are very intelligent. Originally bred in Australia for herding cattle.

Basset Hound Dog
A very unique dog with short legs and very long ears.

Bedlington Terrier Dog
A unique wooly dog from Northern England.

Bernese Mountain Dog
A large sized dog with moderate temperament, and a short life span.

Bichon Frise Dog
This dog looks like a Maltese, but is slightly larger.

Newfoundland Dog
A large sized dog that's good with kids.

Portuguese Water Dog
Not for the couch potato. This dog likes exercise and attention.

Rat Terrier Dogs
A great small dog for a family.

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