Dog Breeds

Information on all purebred dog breeds and hybrid dog breeds. Learn more about your favorite dog breeds by perusing our comprehensive list of dog breed profiles. We outline dog breed basics and give you the skinny on what you should know before bringing a new dog home – everything from the history of your breed of choice to common health concerns and what they are typically like to live with.

Affenpinschers love to goof around. These toy-sized dogs are sturdy and vigorous, with a great sense of high-energy fun.
Exotic and beautiful, Afghan Hounds stand out in a crowd. They need lots of love, attention and togetherness.
Intelligent and adaptable, Ainu dogs are eager to learn and easy to train. They form very strong bonds with their families and have a gentle way with children.
The Airedale terrier is an independent, problem-solving breed. Photography ©Alex Potemkin | Getty Images.
The Airedale terrier is an independent, problem-solving breed.
The Akbash has an independent spirit that blends with a fierce protectiveness for home and family.
Bred to be courageous hunters, Akitas have powerful personalities. They need an owner who can devote time, patience and training.
Friendly with their families and curious about strangers, Alaskan Huskies are calmer than their cousins the Siberian Husky and Alaskan Malamute.
A warm and loyal companion, the Alaskan Klee Kai is an active, friendly and loving and highly intelligent dog.
Alaskan Malamute.
Alaskan Malamutes love to goof around, play games and be rowdy (in a pleasant way, of course).
Working dogs that need to move American Bulldogs are not the best apartment dogs. They need daily walks, room to run and lots of fresh air to maintain a healthy mind and body.
The American Bullnese is a natural clown, known for its sense of humor and antics. Their size and laid-back demeanor make them perfect for country or city living.
American Eskimo Puppy
Charming, intelligent, warm and friendly, American Eskimo Dogs make for a superb watchdog.
These dogs form special bonds with their families, but they won’t beg for attention.
Highly intelligent, the American Hairless Terrier likes constructive games and tasks to keep its active mind sharp.
American Hairless Terriers have enough intelligence and energy for three dogs, but they are more than happy to cuddle on the couch. Easy to train and eager to please, they can help on the farm, in the field or in the yard. American Hairless Terriers are fun and loving playmates for children. They have gentle, outgoing personalities, and they know when to adjust the energy level. Their solid terrier instincts can make them slightly territorial, but they are generally good with strangers. However, American Hairless Terriers do have nose when it comes to intruders — they will bark and alert the family if they sense a threat.
Gentle with children, versatile with adults, the American Indian Dog has a very mellow and serene spirit.
American Pit Bull Terriers are affectionate, loyal, happy dogs with lots of energy and a natural eagerness to please their guardians.
American Water Spaniels are wonderful household companions. They get along well with people and play gently with children.
Protective and alert, the Anatolian Shepherd Dog makes an excellent watchdog.
Like many of the French hounds, the Anglo-Français de Petite Vénerie looks elegant and delicate. But they’re energetic hunting dogs that love to work.
Some herding dogs can be independent and reserved, but the Appenzeller Sennenhund has a lively, outgoing personality.
Australian Cattle Dogs are high-energy, intelligent and active. Not content with sitting around the house, these dogs want to play and work.
An Australian Kelpie.
Australian Kelpies are devoted, friendly and focused canines. They have great personalities, especially when they have “tasks” to accomplish or animals to herd.
Miniature Australian Shepherd.
Australian Shepherds are vigorous, well-proportioned and rustic dogs. Learn about this breed here.
Australian Terrier.
Strong, determined, loving pals, Australian Terriers are eager to please and easy to train.
Primarily a working dog, Austrian Shorthaired Pinschers are most often found on farms. They are intelligent and easy to train.
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