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 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.
Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldogs are always game for play or work and make diligent guard dogs.
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 Malamutes love to goof around, play games and be rowdy (in a pleasant way, of course).
Shetland Sheepdogs tend to be one-person dogs, focusing on their masters with an intense love and devotion.
Recognized for his considerable size and wrinkles, the Mastiff is an ancient breed with a dignified, self-assured personality.
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.
Generally easy-going dogs, American Cocker Spaniels need a moderate amount of exercise.
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.
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.
Bred to be both swift and strong, American Staffordshire Terriers love to play fetch, go for runs and work.
American Water Spaniels are wonderful household companions. They get along well with people and play gently with children.
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.
To understand how to best train an Aussiedoodle, let’s break down a few key personality traits of his parent dog breeds, the Australian Shepherd and Poodle. Our expert digs in.
Australian Cattle Dogs are high-energy, intelligent and active. Not content with sitting around the house, these dogs want to play and work.
Australian Kelpies are devoted, friendly and focused canines. They have great personalities, especially when they have “tasks” to accomplish or animals to herd.
Australian Shepherds are vigorous, well-proportioned and rustic dogs. Learn about this breed here.
High-energy, intelligent and active, Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle dogs want you to take them outside to play.