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Let's face it, every dog breed is different. They each have their own look, their own personality and their own special care needs. Our dog breed experts have compiled the latest and greatest information, photos and tips for almost every breed. Select your favorite breed or just explore in this ultimate breed resource.

Here are a handful of featured breeds to get to know. Or select one from the list on the right.

Native American Indian Dog

Once believed to be extinct, the Native American Indian Dog descends from (or, according to some dog enthusiasts, is based upon) the dogs that lived among the American Indians for centuries. The Native American Indian Dog—not to be confused with the American Indian Dog—was a versatile, all-around helper for the tribe...   [ ]

Native American Indian Dog

Neapolitan Mastiff

The Neapolitan Mastiff was recognized as an official breed in 1949. However, evidence suggests that these powerful, intimidating and dignified canines have been in existence since 3000 B...   [ ]

Neapolitan Mastiff

New Guinea Singing Dog

Discovered in New Guinea in 1950, New Guinea Singing Dogs are believed to have descended from Asian “pariah dogs” brought to the Americas across the Bering Strait 9,000 years ago. Because New Guinea is relatively isolated, some dog enthusiasts believe the New Guinea Singing Dog is one of the oldest—if not the oldest—of the pariah dogs...   [ ]

New Guinea Singing Dog

Newfoundland

Newfoundands originated in the fishing villages of Newfoundland, Canada. For generations, they assisted fishermen by hauling nets, rescuing shipwrecked sailors and providing companionship during long days at sea...   [ ]

Newfoundland

Norfolk Terrier

In the early part of the 20th century, breeders in eastern England developed a small rat-catching, fox-chasing terrier called the Norwich Terrier. For several decades, this diverse breed featured both hanging ears and pricked ears, not to mention a variety of colors and coats...   [ ]

Norfolk Terrier

Norrbottenspets

Norrbottenspets

North American Miniature Australian

North American Miniature Australian

North American Shepherd

North American Shepherd

Norwegian Buhund

The Norwegian Buhund is part of a group of dogs called the Spitz. They were bred in Norway to be herding and guard dogs and to hunt bear and wolf, but may have originated with the Vikings, as bones of the Norwegian Buhund's ancestors have been found at Viking burial sites circa 900 AD, indicating their importance...   [ ]

Norwegian Buhund

Norwegian Elkhound

An ancient breed, the Norwegian Elkhound dates back more than 6,000 years. These dogs served Scandinavian farmers and Vikings as herders, watchdogs, hunters and companions...   [ ]

Norwegian Elkhound

Norwegian Lundehund

The Norwegian Lundehund is a Spitz dog that originated in Norway several centuries ago. It was developed to hunt puffins, but its numbers fell in the 19th century when Norway began to protect its puffin population...   [ ]

Norwegian Lundehund

Norwich Terrier

Breeders in turn-of-the-century England developed a small rat-catching, fox-chasing terrier called the Norwich Terrier. For several decades, this diverse breed had both hanging ears and pricked ears, not to mention a variety of colors and coats...   [ ]

Norwich Terrier

Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Rtvr.

Originating in 17th century Canada, the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever probably derived from a mix of setters, spaniels, retrievers and collies. “Tolling” is a hunting practice in which the dog lures waterfowl within range, and the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever proved to be especially good at it...   [ ]

Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Rtvr.

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