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Affenpinscher

Affenpinschers love to goof around. These toy-sized dogs are sturdy and vigorous, with a great sense of high-energy fun.

Afghan Hound

Exotic and beautiful, Afghan Hounds stand out in a crowd. They need lots of love, attention and togetherness.

Ainu Dog

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.

Airedale Terrier

The Airedale terrier is an independent, problem-solving breed.

Akbash

The Akbash has an independent spirit that blends with a fierce protectiveness for home and family.

Akita

Bred to be courageous hunters, Akitas have powerful personalities. They need an owner who can devote time, patience and training.

Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog

Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldogs are always game for play or work and make diligent guard dogs.

Alaskan Husky

Friendly with their families and curious about strangers, Alaskan Huskies are calmer than their cousins the Siberian Husky and Alaskan Malamute.

Alaskan Klee Kai

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).

American Bulldog

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.

American Bullnese

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 Cocker Spaniel

Generally easy-going dogs, American Cocker Spaniels need a moderate amount of exercise.

American Eskimo Dog

Charming, intelligent, warm and friendly, American Eskimo Dogs make for a superb watchdog.

American Foxhound

These dogs form special bonds with their families, but they won’t beg for attention.

American Hairless Terrier

Highly intelligent, the American Hairless Terrier likes constructive games and tasks to keep its active mind sharp.

American Indian Dog

Gentle with children, versatile with adults, the American Indian Dog has a very mellow and serene spirit.

American Pit Bull Terrier

American Pit Bull Terriers are affectionate, loyal, happy dogs with lots of energy and a natural eagerness to please their guardians.

American Staffordshire Terrier

Bred to be both swift and strong, American Staffordshire Terriers love to play fetch, go for runs and work.

American Water Spaniel

American Water Spaniels are wonderful household companions. They get along well with people and play gently with children.

Anatolian Shepherd

Protective and alert, the Anatolian Shepherd Dog makes an excellent watchdog.

Anglo-Français de Petite Vénerie

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.

Appenzeller Sennenhund

Some herding dogs can be independent and reserved, but the Appenzeller Sennenhund has a lively, outgoing personality.

Australian Cattle Dog

Australian Cattle Dogs are high-energy, intelligent and active. Not content with sitting around the house, these dogs want to play and work.

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.

Australian Shepherd

Australian Shepherds are vigorous, well-proportioned and rustic dogs. Learn about this breed here.

Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog

High-energy, intelligent and active, Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle dogs want you to take them outside to play.

Australian Terrier

Strong, determined, loving pals, Australian Terriers are eager to please and easy to train.

Austrian Shorthaired Pinscher

Primarily a working dog, Austrian Shorthaired Pinschers are most often found on farms. They are intelligent and easy to train.

Azawakh

An ancient hunting hound, Azawakhs need a lot of exercise. They can be aloof around strangers but are very affectionate towards their family.

Barbet

Happy, carefree pals, the Barbets are rare—only about a hundred live in the United States.

Basenji

Basenjis have been known to sleep the day away. But when they wake up,watch out: These dogs love to play, explore and run.

Basset Bleu Gascogne

Contrary to the popular image of a Basset as a lazy dog, the Basset Bleu de Gascogne is a real worker.

Basset Hound

Mild-mannered and obedient, Basset Hounds are excellent members of the household. And they’re also a whole lot of fun.

Beagle

America loves the Beagle. There is nothing fancy or exotic or designer about him, but his loving temperament and handy size make him a perennial favorite.

Bearded Collie

Bearded Collies are fun-loving pals around the house, always wagging their tails and looking for people to entertain.

Beauceron

While Beaucerons are hardworking and determined herding dogs, around the home they are gentle and sociable, always ready to play, walk or cuddle.

Bedlington Terrier

Affectionate and loving, the Bedlington forms strong bonds with its family. It craves attention and likes the occasional cuddle.

Belgian Malinois

Loyal, friendly and affectionate, the Belgian Malinois craves companionship and family time above everything else.

Belgian Sheepdog

A loyal, friendly and affectionate friend, the Belgian Sheepdog craves companionship and family time above everything else.

Belgian Shepherd Groenendael

Both cuddly and athletic, the Belgian Shepherd Groenendael is a loyal, friendly and affectionate pal.

Belgian Shepherd Laekenois

Belgian Shepherd Laekenois crave companionship and family time. This dog really flourishes when given a steady dose of play, cuddling and training.

Belgian Tervuren

A light-boned, elegant, square-built dog the Belgian Tervuren is a loyal, friendly and affectionate companion.

Bergamasco

Known for its one-of-a-kind coat the Bergamasco Sheepdog is a loyal, affectionate, easily trainable companion.

Berger Picard

The Berger Picard is a lanky herding dog. While loyal, these dogs have a stubborn streak so training is important.

Bernese Mountain Dog

Obedient, smart, curious and eager to please, Bernese Mountain Dogs are are dependable but levelheaded guardians.

Bichon Frise

The charming, friendly and intelligent Bichon Frise is soft and sweet and naturally social dog that will get along with the whole family—even other pets.

Biewer Yorkie

Courageous and stout-hearted, the Biewer Yorkie has a feistiness that’s lovable and slightly contagious.

Black and Tan Coonhound

A working dog by nature, the Black and Tan Coonhound needs patient training, attention and room to run.

Black Mouth Cur

Black Mouth Curs are smart and curious canines. Fearless and relentless in the wild, they are very sensitive and gentle with people.

Black Russian Terrier

No matter how big your house or yard, the Black Russian Terrier will want to be close to you. They passionately love their family.

Bloodhound

A big, fenced yard is almost essential for a Bloodhound. Though not at all willful, they do have a healthy sense of independence, adventure and curiosity.

Blue Gascony Griffon

An unusual and rare breed, the Blue Gascony Griffon is an excitable, affectionate French scenthound.

Blue Heeler

Take your Blue Heeler outside to play. These high-energy, clever, active dogs are not content with sitting around the house.

Bluetick Coonhound

Bluetick Coonhounds were born and bred to hunt in the wild, yet they make a surprisingly gentle, playful and easygoing household pal.

Boerboel

Famous in their native South Africa for being protective guard dogs, the Boerboel is also a gentle and affectionate household companion.

Bolognese

Less boisterous and outgoing than its fluffy white cousin, the Bichon Frise, the Bolognese is slightly reserved around the house.

Border Collie

Border Collies are loyal, trainable, whip-smart pets with an oversupply of energy. They need lots of space to run, so a big backyard (or even a farm) suits them best.

Border Terrier

One of the more laid-back terriers, Border Terriers can be mannerly and calm around the house. They have a friendly, outgoing way with everyone in the family.

Borzoi

Around the house, the Borzoi has a calm nature and impeccable manners. This dog feels an intense loyalty to her family.

Boston Terrier

With his gracious smile, a polished bow, and a slight wink, the Boston Terrier is not only a tuxedo-clad class act; he’s occasionally the class clown.

Bouvier des Flandres

The Bouvier des Flandres is friendly, obedient and surprisingly mellow considering its herding-dog genes. It makes a wonderful companion to children.

Boxer

Boxers may look tough as nails (and they are certainly tough) but under the surface they are lovable, playful, sometimes goofy pals.

Boykin

Extremely good-natured and loving, Boykin Spaniels are the ultimate pal. Boykins can hang with kids and sportsmen alike.

Bracco Italiano

The Bracco Italiano - or Italian Pointer is a eople-loving dog that gets well with other dogs and pets.

Brazilian Terrier

Like most terriers, Brazilian Terriers are alert and intelligent and always up for any kind of game. Owners should be prepared to exercise and play with them daily.

Briard

Briards are herding dogs with rather gentle personalities. They are relatively easygoing around the house, always ready to play.

Brittany

Lively and fun, Brittanys are always up for a roll on the carpet, a game in the back yard or a cuddle on the couch.

Brussels Griffon

Energetic and inquisitive, a Brussels Griffon will follow you around the house all day and then jump in your lap the moment you sit down.

Bukovina Sheepdog

Bukovina Sheepdogs are loyal and affectionate but they are high-energy dogs. Be prepared for lots of exercise.

Bull Terrier

Bull Terriers may look like rugby players, but deep down they are sweet, dependable, gentle and downright silly at times.

Bulldog

Bulldogs may look tough, but inside they’re sweet and gentle. They have a friendly temperament and a fond attachment to home and family.

Bullmastiff

Bullmastiffs are the perfect example of a gentle giant in the dog world: muscular and powerful, yet faithful and kind unless provoked.

Cairn Terrier

Cairn Terriers are devoted pets. But while lovable and fun, they are not the cuddly types. Cairns love to run, explore and dig.

Canaan Dog

Gentle and sweet around the house, tough and resilient in the field, Canaan Dogs are adaptable to almost any situation.

Canadian Eskimo Dog

Canadian Eskimo Dogs are gentle, affectionate, playful dogs who need the run of large yards and owners who will give them extensive daily exercise.

Cane Corso

Cane Corsos have stable and dependable personalities. In the yard or around the house, they will stay close to its master.

Cardigan Welsh Corgi

Welsh Corgis are brave and loyal defenders of the home. Cardigan Welsh Corgis have natural herding instincts. They are loyal and eager to please.

Carolina Dog

Just recently discovered in the wild, Carolina Dogs are still not a fully domesticated breed.

Carpathian Sheepdog

Carpathian Sheepdogs are agile, stately dogs. They make excellent guard dogs with an even temperament and devotion to family.

Catahoula Leopard Dog

Catahoula Leopard Dogs are high-energy, independent creatures that need strong-willed owners for proper training and socialization.

Catalonian Sheepdog

Catalonian Sheepdogs make good household pets, but are still very close to their roots: They like to be outside herding something.

Caucasian Ovcharka

Noble and chivalrous at times, the Caucasian Ovcharka is loyal, eager to please and devoted to its family.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels may look like adorable lapdogs, but they need room to run—preferably in a fenced back yard.

Central Asian Ovcharka

Exercise is important to for these dogs; they are mostly slow walkers, so long walks or hiking are best.

Central Asian Shepherd Dog

Protective and devoted to their families the Central Asian Shepherd Dog makes an for an excellent guard dog.

Cesky Terrier

Eager to please, the Cesky terrier is easy to train and makes for a wonderful family dog but the breed is very rare in the U.S.

Chart Polski

The Chart Polski is an enjoyable, intelligent companion when well-trained. They are very affectionate pets who love to be with their family.

Chesapeake Bay Retriever

Given lots of love and attention, Chessies can develop beaming, warm personalities to go along with their built-in toughness.

Chihuahua

Vigilant, self-important and dedicated to his owner, the Chihuahua dog has been a popular companion for centuries.

Chinese Crested

Chinese Crested love lots of attention, affection and togetherness. Whether you’re cooking, cleaning, reading or taking a bath, your Crested will be right there.

Chinese Foo Dog

The Chinese Foo dog is bold, courageous, and king of the castle.

Chinese Shar-Pei

Ropes of wrinkles are never a fashion statement unless you happen to be talking about the Chinese Shar-Pei. From the rarest dog on Earth to Hollywood and Madison Avenue’s media darling, it’s been a wild and, at times, bumpy ride for the Chinese Shar-Pei since he first attracted this country’s attention 40-plus years ago.

Chinook

The Chinook may have a rough and rugged “outdoor” look, but it prefers to be cuddling or playing with its family indoors—even when there are tons of acres available outdoors

Chow Chow

True Arctic dogs, Chow Chows have a strong “pack mentality” and are considered one-person dogs, bonding intensely with their masters and close family members.

Cirneco dell Etna

Affectionate and friendly the Cirneco dell’Etna,is a mild, low-maintenance companion.

Clumber Spaniel

Easygoing and gentle, the Clumber Spaniel loves quality time with the family, but it also has an independent side.

Cocker Spaniel

An active dog, Cocker Spaniels will keep busy in the house, playing with toys and objects and family members.

Collie

The responsive, intelligent and adaptable Collie has focused on family for centuries. Collies adjust to the day and their family’s activities.

Coton de Tulear

Full of heart and humor, the Coton de Tulear makes a great companion for the young and old alike. Around the home, the Coton de Tulear is fun, friendly and very affectionate.

Croatian Sheepdog

Loyal and active the Croatian Sheepdog is an agile shepherd dog.

Curly-Coated Retriever

Curly-Coated Retrievers are remarkably easygoing and open when it comes to family, but need a little more time to warm up to strangers.

Czechoslovakian Wolfdog

The Czechoslovakian Wolfdog tends to be somewhat timid, except around its owner, and nervous in new situations.

Dachshund

Comical yet courageous, playful yet stubborn, the Dachshund is adored throughout the world. Here are some facts about this happy hound.

Dalmatian

Dalmatians are people-oriented dogs. Without adequate amounts of attention (and, of course, exercise) they can get a little destructive.

Dandie Dinmont Terrier

Dandie Dinmont Terriers are jovial, fun-loving dogs that bring spunk and attitude to the household.

Danish Swedish Farmdog

The Danish-Swedish Farmdog is an affectionate, playful, intelligent dog who makes a great family companion as well as a good ratter and watchdog.

Dingo

A unique, friendly and watchful canine, Dingoes have a great sense of teamwork and obedience.

Doberman Pinscher

In spite of their fearsome reputation, Doberman Pinschers are loving, affectionate intelligent dogs.

Dogo Argentino

Easy to train and eager to please, the Dogo Argentino is a pleasant, loving dog with a steady personality.

Dogue de Bordeaux

The Dogue de Bordeaux may look fearsome, but he is even-keeled and sweet with his family.

Drever

Loyal and even-tempered, the Drever gets along with people and other pets. They do tend to be vocal dogs.

Dutch Partridge Dog

With a sweet disposition the Dutch Partridge makes for a great family dog. They form strong attachments to their family, especially children.

Dutch Shepherd

The Dutch Shepherd is also a loyal, friendly and affectionate friend that craves companionship and family time above everything else.

English Cocker Spaniel

Sweet, loyal and happy, an English Cocker Spaniel adapts easily to quiet evenings on the couch or long hikes in the wilderness.

English Coonhound

In spite of its powerful hunting instincts, the English Coonhound manages to be relatively gentle and relaxed in the home.

English Foxhound

English Foxhounds make wonderful live-in companions, but they really shine in the great outdoors. Make sure they get plenty of time to run around.

English Pointer

Protective, alert and very loyal, a well-socialized English Pointer combines the best attributes of both sporting dog and household companion.

English Setter

Active outdoors and relaxed indoors, English Setters are very adaptable companions.

English Shepherd

Dependable and easygoing pals, English Shepherds are excellent with children.

English Springer Spaniel

English Springers are people-oriented dogs. They need lots of attention, companionship and positive feedback.

English Toy Spaniel

Loving and energetic, English Toy Spaniels are superb pals for playing around the house, cuddling on the sofa and tossing a ball in the yard.

Entelbucher Mountain Dog

The Entlebucher Mountain Dog has a lively, outgoing personality.

Estonian Hound

The Estonian Hound is laid-back, quiet in the house and almost always well-mannered.

Estrela Mountain Dog

Patient, kind, and gentle, the Estrela Mountain Dog makes a great family dog as well as a fierce guardian.

Eurasier

Easygoing and positive, the Eurasier is a wonderful household companion. While it does have an independent spirit, the Eurasier enjoys being close to its family.

Feist

Feists have lots of energy, but around the home they aren’t likely to bounce off the walls—in fact, they are more than happy to cuddle on the couch.

Field Spaniel

Easygoing but independent, intelligent but affectionate, active but cuddly, Field Spaniels are known for having winning, outgoing dispositions.

Fila Brasileiro

In the right, experienced hands, and given a job to do, a Fila Brasileiro can serve its owners well.

Finnish Lapphund

The Finnish Lapphund has a calm, well-balanced temperament, combining a watchful alertness, a tireless energy and a friendly demeanor.

Finnish Spitz

Outgoing, playful and affectionate, the Finnish Spitz appreciates togetherness and family time.

Flat-coated Retriever

Flat-Coated Retrievers are warm, loving and amazingly adaptable: active and spirited outdoors, calm and easygoing indoors.

French Brittany

Whether tracking a critter through the woods or playing in the back yard with children, the French Brittany is focused and friendly.

French Bulldog

French Bulldogs may look tough on the outside, but inside they are lovably soft, caring and easygoing. These dogs spread the good vibes wherever they go.

French Spaniel

The French Spaniel is a calm, stable family dog that is good with children and other household pets. It is happiest when around its people.

Galgo Español

The Galgo Español (Spanish Greyhound) are calm, quiet, gentle dogs that also tend to be cat-friendly.

German Coolie

The German Coolie is an intelligent, cheerful, and loyal dog who can make a great addition to a family.

German Hunt Terrier

Also known as the Jagdterrier, the German Hunt Terrier is a highly trainable intelligent, sociable dog.

German Pinscher

German Pinschers are intelligent, eager to learn and obedient. Bold, curious and independent, they need proper training and socialization from an early age.

German Shepherd Dog

Proud parent of a German Shepherd Dog who’s looking to learn more or thinking about getting a GSD? Learn the facts about this dog breed here.

German Shorthaired Pointer

Sociable, eager to please and tremendously athletic, the muscular German Shorthaired Pointer (GSP) has a heart for the hunt. He also makes a fine family friend.

German Spitz

Intelligent, busy and curious, the German Spitz is lovably independent. But it craves attention and playtime.

German Wirehaired Pointer

The German Wirehaired Pointer is energetic and loyal and easy to train.

Giant Schnauzer

Giant Schnauzers are fun and playful, but they need lots of attention and guidance.

Golden Retriever

Eager, loving, intelligent and playful, Golden Retrievers have boundless energy and very few behavior problems.

Gordon Setter

The Gordon Setter is the ideal roommate: protective without being mean, friendly without being clingy, dependable and patient.

Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen

Sociable and friendly, Grand Basset Griffon Vendeens can be comically stubborn. Training from an early age is important for these dogs.

Great Dane

Truly gentle giants, Great Danes are loving, affectionate and pleasant companions that like nothing better than to hang around the house with the family.

Great Gascony Blue

The Great Gascony Blue need to keep busy. They can be vocal and their strong hunting instinct can lead them to follow scents.

Great Japanese Dog

Great Japanese Dog Quick Facts Weight: 75 – 120 pounds | male 75 – 110 pounds | female Height: 26 – 28 inches | male 24 – 26 inches | female The Look of a Great Japanese Dog Traits Ideal Human Companion What They Are Like to Live With Things You Should Know Great Japanese …

Great Pyrenees

Gentle, patient and obedient, Great Pyrenees are quick to learn and eager to please. They’re also extremely soft and huggable.

Greater Swiss Mountain Dog

Great Swiss Mountain Dogs get very tight with their families and love being involved in activities and special occasions.

Greyhound

In spite of their obvious quickness and athleticism, Greyhounds are fairly mellow. Generally, they are calm and agreeable types, happy to hang out indoors for hours.

Hamiltonstövare

The Hamiltonstovare is an even-tempered, patient, and laid-back. They make an excellent family dog, but must be watched around other pets.

Harrier

Harriers are very friendly and outgoing, getting along famously with children, other pets and guests. But they may have a hard time adjusting to the relaxed duties of a household companion.

Havanese

The Havanese is a friendly, affectionate and clever canine. It makes a wonderful member of the household, forming strong family bonds and winning everyone’s heart.

Hovawart

A Hovawart are friendly, intelligent, faithful dogs that can be stubborn. You'll need to give this dog plenty of exercise and a job to do to keep it happy.

Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla

The Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla is a highly alert and energetic dog, that needs a large amount of exercise.

Ibizan Hound

Ibizan Hounds are polite and friendly. Though sometimes reserved with strangers, they are playful, outgoing and affectionate with family members.

Icelandic Sheepdog

Strong and courageous, the Icelandic Sheepdog is an ideal helper on farms, ranches and large plots of land.

Irish Glen of Imaal Terrier

Irish Glen of Imaal Terriers are easygoing, compatible housemates.

Irish Red and White Setter

With the stunning coats and friendly, energetic nature Irish Red and White Setters do well with active individuals or families.

Irish Setter

Full of boisterous energy and love, Irish Setters will want to be involved in everything you do.

Irish Terrier

Full of love and spirit, Irish Terriers form incredibly strong bonds with their families.

Irish Water Spaniel

Though gentle and quiet by nature, Irish Water Spaniels are so intelligent and crafty that they need early obedience training.

Irish Wolfhound

Mellow and relaxed around the house, Irish Wolfhounds can easily be rallied for a jog around the neighborhood.

Italian Greyhound

Clean, dainty and graceful yet capable of impressive speed, the Italian Greyhound is one of dogdom’s aristocrats.

Jack Russell Terrier

Don't be fooled by the small size: Jack Russell Terriers can be a handful.

Jagdterrier

The Jagdterrier makes an ideal dog for an active individual or family.

Japanese Chin

Japanese Chins are pleasant, charming, devoted and loving.

Japanese Spitz

Around the house, the Japanese Spitz is playful, energetic and most of all warm-hearted.

Japanese Terrier

The Japanese Terrier is a cheerful, animated, intelligent dog.

Kai Ken

The Kai Ken is a wonderful family pet. It is affectionate and playful with family members, showing extra care and sensitivity around children.

Kangal Dog

Alert, on guard, and responsive, the Kangal Dog also makes an excellent family watchdog.

Karelian Bear Dog

The Karelian Bear Dog is a friendly, playful member of any household.

Keeshond

Happy, cheerful and bursting with energy, Keeshondens love everyone—children and other pets included.

Kerry Blue Terrier

Kerry Blue Terriers form very close relationships with their families.

Kishu

The easy-going Kishu is ideally suited for life in an active household.

Komondor

Despite their somewhat comical appearance, Komondors are strong protectors.

Kooikerhondje

Energetic, easy-going and friendly, the Nederlandse Kooikerhondje makes for an ideal family dog.

Korean Jindo

Korean Jindos are alert, energetic and full of life, but they also tend to follow their instincts and do their own thing.

Kuvasz

The Kuvasz is a devoted family dog with a strong sense of independence.

Labrador Retriever

The Labrador Retriever is the most popular breed in the United States, as well as in Finland, India, the United Kingdom and many other countries.

Lagotto Romagnolo

The Lagotto Romagnolo loves closeness and affection. It forms a strong bond with all family members and is known to be especially gentle and playful with children.

Lakeland Terrier

Lakeland Terriers are energetic and determined canines. They love nothing more than to run, play, swim and dig outside.

Lancashire Heeler

The Lancashire Heeler is a tireless worker that needs plenty of exercise.

Large Munsterlander

Even-tempered but alert, the Large Munsterlander is also very huggable.

Leonberger

Gentle, calm and friendly, the Leonberger is a gentle giant that is extremely loyal and dependable around the house.

Lhasa Apso

Lively, friendly and outgoing around the home, the Lhasa Apso is full of spunk.

Longhaired Whippet

People orientated, the Longhaired Whippet is a sweet, goofy dog.

Lowchen

Friendly with almost everyone, the Lowchen brings cheer and joy to any household.

Lurcher

Lurchers train easily and can be very obedient and well-behaved. They are intense when active but enjoy sitting on the couch too.

Maltese

Maltese know how to behave: They are gentle, loving, obedient and well-mannered creatures.

Manchester Terrier

Whether playing outdoor games or jogging around the neighborhood, the Manchester Terrier gives its all.

Manchester Toy Terrier

The Manchester Toy Terrier brings a good, upbeat energy to any household.

Maremma

The Maremma makes a dependable companion and a friend for life.

Mastiff

Recognized for his considerable size and wrinkles, the Mastiff is an ancient breed with a dignified, self-assured personality.

Mastín Español

Quick Facts Weight: 120 – 175 pounds Height: 28.5 – 34 inches The Look of a Mastín Español The Mastín Español has a strong, powerful frame covered in a short, straight coat that usually comes in black, red, yellow, gray, brownish red or spotted patterns. Its body is usually longer than tall, and its powerful …

McNab

Warm and even-tempered, the McNab is a friendly and tolerant member of any household.

Mexican Hairless (Xoloitzcuintli)

The Xoloitzcuintli (pronounced “sho-lo-itz-queent-lee”) is a caring and sensitive pal around the home.

Mi-Ki

Though small and cute, the Mi-Ki is alert, friendly and full of personality. Around the home it is gentle, loving and affectionate.

Miniature Australian Shepherd

If you’re an apartment dweller, take a look at easygoing, playful Miniature Australian Shepherds.

Miniature Bull Terrier

Miniature Bull Terriers are sweet, dependable, gentle and downright silly at times.

Miniature Dachshund

Dachshunds may look cute and cuddly, but they are tirelessly energetic, clever and curious—some might even say “intense.”

Miniature Fox Terrier

Spunky, fun and upbeat, Miniature Fox Terriers are tireless and entertaining little pals.

Miniature Pinscher

Miniature Pinschers are lively and vigorous dogs that need plenty of exercise and activity.

Miniature Poodle

Miniature poodles are clever and lively household companions, adaptable to their environments and are fairly easy to train.

Miniature Schnauzer

Tough without being aggressive, dapper without being a wuss, and sporting the trademark beard and eyebrows, the Miniature Schnauzer has scored worldwide popularity.

Miniature Spitz

Around the home, the Miniature Spitz is busy, curious and clever. It has a good sense of independence, but it also craves attention and playtime.

Mixed Breed

Mixed Breed Quick Facts Weight: Height: The Look of a Mixed Breed Traits Ideal Human Companion What They Are Like to Live With Things You Should Know Mixed Breed History

Mountain Cur

Dependable, sturdy and extremely obedient, the Mountain Cur is an amazing companion for the outdoor enthusiast.

Mudi

Mudis have a very even temperament and make great companion dogs who are also guard dogs.

Native American Indian Dog

Native American Indian Dog Quick Facts Weight: 55 – 120 pounds Height: 23 – 34 inches The Look of a Native American Indian Dog The Native American Indian Dog has a medium-sized, athletic frame covered in either a short/dense coat or a longhaired coat. Color combinations range from silver to black to tortoise shell. The …

Neapolitan Mastiff

Neapolitan Mastiff Quick Facts Weight: 110 – 154 pounds (49.90 – 69.85 kg) Height: 23 – 29 inches (58.42 – 73.66 cm) The Look of a Neapolitan Mastiff Neapolitan Mastiffs have large, big-boned frames covered in loose skin that creates awe-inspiring wrinkles and folds around their substantial heads. Within these heavy facial wrinkles, their deeply …

New Guinea Singing Dog

While the New Guinea Singing Dog has ingrained “wild dog” instincts, with the proper training and socialization, this dog can be a fantastic household companion

Newfoundland

Newfoundlands are true gentle giants. They blend perfectly with the household.

Norfolk Terrier

One of the smallest working terriers, the Norfolk Terrier is bold, alert and sociable.

Norrbottenspets

Norrbottenspets Quick Facts Weight: 24.3 – 33.1 pounds | male 17.6 – 26.5 pounds | female Height: 16.5 – 18.1 inches The Look of a Norrbottenspets Traits Ideal Human Companion What They Are Like to Live With Things You Should Know Norrbottenspets History

North American Miniature Australian

North American Miniature Australian Quick Facts Weight: 20 – 40 pounds Height: 14 – 18 inches The Look of a North American Miniature Australian Traits Ideal Human Companion What They Are Like to Live With Things You Should Know North American Miniature Australian History

North American Shepherd

North American Shepherd Quick Facts Weight: Height: 10 – 18 inches The Look of a North American Shepherd Traits Ideal Human Companion What They Are Like to Live With Things You Should Know North American Shepherd History

Norwegian Buhund

Norwegian Buhund Quick Facts Weight: 26 to 40 pounds Height: 16 to 18.5 inches The Look of a Norwegian Buhund The Norwegian Buhund has a typical Spitz look, with pricked ears and a wedge-shaped head. The tail curls tightly over the back. The overall look is one of strength, proportion, and agility. The Norwegian Buhund …

Norwegian Elkhound

Norwegian Elkhound Quick Facts Weight: 50 – 60 pounds | male 40 – 55 pounds | female Height: 19 – 21 inches | male 18 – 20 inches | female The Look of a Norwegian Elkhound Norwegian Elkhounds are medium-sized, square-built, balanced dogs covered in thick, smooth coats that are usually gray with black tips. …

Norwegian Lundehund

Norwegian Lundehund Quick Facts Weight: 13 to 20 pounds Height: 12 to 15.5 inches The Look of a Norwegian Lundehund The foxlike Norwegian Lundehund has a very cuddly look and tends to attract owners who want an adorable little dog in a slightly bigger package. But this breed isn’t just pretty — it’s built for …

Norwich Terrier

  Quick Facts Weight: 10 – 12 pounds Height: 9 – 12 inches The Look of a Norwich Terrier Norwich Terriers have small, sturdy frames covered in flat, wiry coats that come in red, wheaten, grizzle and black & tan. Their slightly rounded heads have dark eyes, a fox-like muzzle and erect ears. They have …

Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Quick Facts Weight: 37 – 51 pounds Height: 17 – 21 inches The Look of a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Rtvr. Looking like a smaller version of the Golden Retriever, the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever has a medium-sized, sturdy, muscular frame covered in a soft, medium-length coat that comes …

Old English Sheepdog

Old English Sheepdog Quick Facts Weight: 60 – 110 pounds (27.22 – 49.90 kg) Height: 20 – 24 inches (50.80 – 60.96 cm) The Look of a Old English Sheepdog Old English Sheepdogs have large, square, compact frames covered in shaggy coats. They have large, somewhat square heads covered in fir, flat ears and large …

Olde Boston Bulldogge

Olde Boston Bulldogge Quick Facts Weight: 40 – 65 pounds | male 30 – 60 pounds | female Height: 14 – 19 inches | male 14 – 18 inches | female The Look of a Olde Boston Bulldogge Traits Ideal Human Companion What They Are Like to Live With Things You Should Know Olde Boston …

Olde English Bulldogge

Olde English Bulldogge Quick Facts Weight: 65 – 130 pounds | male60 – 120 pounds | female Height: 19 – 25 inches | male18 – 24 inches | female The Look of a Olde English Bulldogge Olde English Bulldogges are sturdy, muscular and big-boned—yet, somewhat nimble and athletic. Their powerful, bulky heads have broad muzzles …

Otterhounds

Otterhounds Quick Facts Weight: 66 – 115 pounds Height: 24 – 26 inches The Look of a Otterhounds The Otterhound has a big, strong frame covered in a rough, close, waterproof coat that can come in just about any color, but it’s commonly found in black & tan patterns. Its head is large, narrow, square-muzzled …

Papillon (and Phalene)

Papillon (and Phalene) Quick Facts Weight: 7 – 10 pounds (3.18 – 4.54 kg) Height: 8 – 11 inches (20.32 – 27.94 cm) The Look of a Papillon (and Phalene) Papillons are small dogs with wide, pointy ears and silky, feathered coats. Their small heads have slightly rounded skulls, pointed muzzles, black noses and dark, …

Parson Russell Terrier

Parson Russell Terrier Quick Facts Weight: Height: The Look of a Parson Russell Terrier Parson Russell Terriers have small, compact and athletic frames covered in smooth or broken coats. Both coat varieties are close and dense, and they usually come in white, white & tan, white & black or tri-colored. They have broad, flat heads …

Patterdale Terrier

Patterdale Terrier Quick Facts Weight: Height: The Look of a Patterdale Terrier Patterdale Terriers have small, compact, sturdy frames covered in smooth, broken or rough coats that come in red, black, brown and black & tan. Their strong heads have tapered muzzles, keen dark eyes and V-shaped ears that fold forward. Their tails are carried …

Pekingese

Pekingese Quick Facts Weight: 8 – 10 pounds (3.63 – 4.54 kg) Height: 6 – 9 inches (15.24 – 22.86 cm) The Look of a Pekingese Pekingese are compact dogs with long, flowing hair—truly “lion-like” in the way they look and how they carry themselves. Their wide flat heads have dark, slightly prominent (but not …

Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Pembroke Welsh Corgi Quick Facts Weight: 25 – 30 pounds (11.34 – 13.61 kg) Height: 10 – 13 inches (25.40 – 33.02 cm) The Look of a Pembroke Welsh Corgi Pembroke Welsh Corgis are long, low and sturdy. Their fox-like heads have wide and flat skulls, large and pointed ears and shapely muzzles. They have …

Peruvian Inca Orchid

Peruvian Inca Orchid Quick Facts Weight: 26 – 50 pounds Height: 20 – 26 inches The Look of a Peruvian Inca Orchid The Peruvian Inca Orchid has a light, strong, medium-sized frame covered in either a short, coarse coat or smooth, hairless skin. Its rounded head has a tapered muzzle and almond-shaped eyes that have …

Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen

Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen Quick Facts Weight: Height: The Look of a Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen Petit Basset Griffon Vendeens have short, long and sturdy frames covered in rough, medium-long coats that are usually white with yellow, orange, sable, grizzle or black markings. Their narrow, rounded heads have dark, oval-shaped eyes, long feathered ears and …

Pharaoh Hounds

Pharaoh Hounds Quick Facts Weight: 50 – 55 pounds | male45 – 50 pounds | female Height: 23 – 25 inches | male21 – 24 inches | female The Look of a Pharaoh Hounds Pharaoh Hounds have slender, medium-sized frames covered in glossy coats that range in color from red to tan. Their long, clean-cut …

Plott Hound

Plott Hound Quick Facts Weight: 45 – 55 pounds Height: 20 – 24 inches The Look of a Plott Hound Plott Hounds have lean, muscular frames covered in tight, smooth, brindle-colored coats that often have streaks or stripes. They can also be found in black and red. Plotts have flat, slightly rounded, clean-cut heads with …

Pointer

Pointer Quick Facts Weight: 44 – 75 pounds Height: 23 – 28 inches The Look of a Pointer Pointers have lean, muscular, athletic frames covered in sleek, shiny coats that come in liver, black, yellow or orange; either solid or with white patches. Their clean-cut heads have long muzzles and jaw-length ears. They have round, …

Polish Owczarek Nizinny

Polish Owczarek Nizinny Quick Facts Weight: Height: The Look of a Polish Owczarek Nizinny The Polish Owczarek Nizinny is a medium-sized, well-proportioned dog with a long, wirehaired coat that usually comes in white or gray with black patches; however, it can also be found in a wide range of colors. Its round head is usually …

Polish Tatra Sheepdog

Polish Tatra Sheepdog Quick Facts Weight: 80 to 130 pounds Height: 26 to 28 inches The Look of a Polish Tatra Sheepdog The Polish Tatra Sheepdog is a rare breed in several ways. Its pristine, pure white fur has a heavy, dense undercoat covered by a heavier, rough outer coat that was developed to protect …

Pomeranian

Faithful companions, Pomeranians are ready for action, preferably with their families.

Portuguese Podengo Pequeno

Portuguese Podengo Pequeno Quick Facts Weight: 9 – 13 pounds Height: 8 – 12 inches The Look of a Portuguese Podengo Pequeno Traits Ideal Human Companion What They Are Like to Live With Things You Should Know Portuguese Podengo Pequeno History

Portuguese Podengo Smooth-Haired Grande

Portuguese Podengo Smooth-Haired Grande Quick Facts Weight: 44 – 66 pounds Height: 22 – 28 inches The Look of a Portuguese Podengo Smooth-Haired Grande Traits Ideal Human Companion What They Are Like to Live With Things You Should Know Portuguese Podengo Smooth-Haired Grande History

Portuguese Podengo Smooth-Haired Medio

Portuguese Podengo Smooth-Haired Medio Quick Facts Weight: 35 – 44 pounds Height: 16 – 22 inches The Look of a Portuguese Podengo Smooth-Haired Medio Traits Ideal Human Companion What They Are Like to Live With Things You Should Know Portuguese Podengo Smooth-Haired Medio History

Portuguese Podengo Smooth-Haired Pequeno

Portuguese Podengo Smooth-Haired Pequeno Quick Facts Weight: 9 – 13 pounds Height: 8 – 12 inches The Look of a Portuguese Podengo Smooth-Haired Pequeno Traits Ideal Human Companion What They Are Like to Live With Things You Should Know Portuguese Podengo Smooth-Haired Pequeno History

Portuguese Podengo Wire-Haired Grande

Portuguese Podengo Wire-Haired Grande Quick Facts Weight: 44 – 66 pounds Height: 22 – 28 inches The Look of a Portuguese Podengo Wire-Haired Grande Traits Ideal Human Companion What They Are Like to Live With Things You Should Know Portuguese Podengo Wire-Haired Grande History

Portuguese Podengo Wire-Haired Pequeno

Portuguese Podengo Wire-Haired Pequeno Quick Facts Weight: 9 – 13 pounds Height: 8 – 12 inches The Look of a Portuguese Podengo Wire-Haired Pequeno Traits Ideal Human Companion What They Are Like to Live With Things You Should Know Portuguese Podengo Wire-Haired Pequeno History

Portuguese Water Dog

Portuguese Water Dog Quick Facts Weight: 35 – 55 pounds Height: 17 – 22.5 inches The Look of a Portuguese Water Dog Portuguese Water Dogs are sturdy, strong medium-sized dogs covered in thick coats that can be either curly or wavy. They come in brown, black, white or various combinations of the three. They have …

Portuguese Wire-Haired Podengo Medio

Portuguese Wire-Haired Podengo Medio Quick Facts Weight: 35 – 44 pounds Height: 16 – 22 inches The Look of a Portuguese Wire-Haired Podengo Medio Traits Ideal Human Companion What They Are Like to Live With Things You Should Know Portuguese Wire-Haired Podengo Medio History

Potcake

Potcake Quick Facts Weight: 45 to 55 pounds Height: 22 to 24 inches The Look of a Potcake This varies from island to island but in the Bahamas, where they are a distinct breed, there are some common characteristics. Most Potcakes have short, smooth hair; cocked or folded ears; and a terrierlike muzzle. They look …

Prazsky Krysarik

Prazsky Krysarik Quick Facts Weight: 2 – 6 pounds Height: 7 – 9 inches The Look of a Prazsky Krysarik Traits Ideal Human Companion What They Are Like to Live With Things You Should Know Prazsky Krysarik History

Presa Canario

Presa Canario Quick Facts Weight: 80 – 130 pounds Height: 21 – 25 inches The Look of a Presa Canario The Perro de Presa Canario has a powerful, medium-to-large frame covered in a harsh, flat coat that can usually be found in solids or combinations of brown, black and brindle. Sometimes the Canary Dog’s face …

Pudel Viele Farben

Pudel Viele Farben Quick Facts Weight: 27 – 29 pounds | male 22 – 24 pounds | female Height: 16 – 18.5 inches | male 15 – 17.5 inches | female The Look of a Pudel Viele Farben Traits Ideal Human Companion What They Are Like to Live With Things You Should Know Pudel Viele …

Pudelpointer

Pudelpointer Quick Facts Weight: Height: The Look of a Pudelpointer The Pudelpointer is a medium-sized, athletic and alert dog covered in a dense and wiry chocolate coat. Some Pudelpointers have shorter, smoother coats. Its well-proportioned, handsomely shaped head has dark, friendly eyes, hanging ears and (usually) a wiry beard. Its solid frame leads down to …

Pug

Pug Quick Facts Weight: 14 – 20 pounds (6.35 – 9.07 kg) Height: 12 – 14 inches (30.48 – 35.56 cm) The Look of a Pug You definitely know a Pug when you see one. Pugs have a short, stocky, “cobby” frame, a round head with a flat muzzle and round, dark, bulging eyes. Their …

Puli

Puli Quick Facts Weight: 20 – 35 pounds (9.07 – 15.88 kg) Height: 14 – 18 inches (35.56 – 45.72 cm) The Look of a Puli Puliks (the plural of Puli) have square, medium-sized frames covered in shaggy coats of long cords that are usually found in shades of black, gray and white. Their rounded …

Pumi

Pumi Quick Facts Weight: 22 to 32 pounds Height: 15 to 18.5 inches The Look of a Pumi The Pumi is a medium-sized dog similar to the Puli. The most notable characteristic is its coat. Wavy to curly fur covers its lean body in rings and curls. The coat is never corded or smooth. A …

Pyrenean Shepherd

Pyrenean Shepherd Quick Facts Weight: 15 to 35 pounds Height: 15 to 21 inches The Look of a Pyrenean Shepherd While the Great Pyrenees is extra-large and intimidating, the Pyrenean Shepherd is much smaller and faster, more like a soccer player than a goalie. There are two distinct types of the Pyrenean Shepherd: the Smooth-Faced …

Rat Terrier

Rat Terrier Quick Facts Weight: Height: The Look of a Rat Terrier Rat Terriers are small, compact, muscular and somewhat brawny (displaying their sturdiness and strength). They have small heads, medium-length muzzles, black noses and ears that stick up. They have strong necks and shoulders, deep chests and sturdy legs. Their tails can be either …

Red Heeler

Red Heeler Quick Facts Weight: 35 – 45 pounds Height: 17 – 20 inches The Look of a Red Heeler Red Heelers are solid, sturdy and compact dogs with an alert, ready-to-work stance. Slightly longer than tall with curved, hanging tails, Red Heelers have muscular legs and strong necks. They have broad, somewhat rounded heads …

Redbone Coonhound

Redbone Coonhound Quick Facts Weight: 50 – 70 pounds Height: 21 – 27 inches The Look of a Redbone Coonhound Redbone Coonhounds have lean, muscular frames covered in tight, coarse, dark red coats. Sometimes, the coats have black and white patches. Redbone Coonhounds have broad, flat, clean-cut heads with square muzzles, dark brown eyes and …

Redtick Coonhound

Redtick Coonhound Quick Facts Weight: 40 – 65 pounds Height: 21 – 27 inches The Look of a Redtick Coonhound Redtick Coonhounds have lean, muscular, medium-sized frames covered in short, hard coats that are usually red & white ticked, although the general English Coonhound breed can also be found in blue & white ticked, tri-colored …

Rhodesian Ridgeback

Renowned for the remarkable ridge on his back, the Rhodesian Ridgeback is a dignified and devoted hound. Active, strong and tough, the Ridgeback is also kindhearted and gentle with loved ones.

Romanian Mioritic Shepherd Dog

Romanian Mioritic Shepherd Dog Quick Facts Weight: 120 – 150 pounds | male 100 – 130 pounds | female Height: 27 – 29 inches | male 25 – 28 inches | female The Look of a Romanian Mioritic Shepherd Dog Traits Ideal Human Companion What They Are Like to Live With Things You Should Know …

Rottweiler

Rottweiler Quick Facts Weight: 85 – 130 pounds (38.56 – 58.97 kg) Height: 22 – 27 inches (55.88 – 68.58 cm) The Look of a Rottweiler Rottweilers have medium-sized, rugged, powerful builds with dense, straight and glossy coats. They have broad heads with rounded skulls and straight, well-developed muzzles. Their dark, almond-shaped eyes have a …

Running Walker Foxhound

Running Walker Foxhound Quick Facts Weight: 50 – 75 pounds Height: 20 – 27 inches The Look of a Running Walker Foxhound Traits Ideal Human Companion What They Are Like to Live With Things You Should Know Running Walker Foxhound History

Russian Spaniel

Russian Spaniel Quick Facts Weight: Height: The Look of a Russian Spaniel The Russian Spaniel has a small, sturdy frame covered in a short, tight coat that has some feathering on the ears and legs. It usually comes in black, brown, tan, or white with brown, black or red spots. Its medium-sized head has a …

Russian Toy Terrier

Russian Toy Terrier Quick Facts Weight: 3 to 6 pounds Height: 8 to 10 inches The Look of a Russian Toy Terrier There are two versions of the Russian Toy Terrier: the smooth coat and the long coat. The long-haired variety has fringes of fur on its ears, tail, and the back of its legs. …

Russian-European Laïka

Russian-European Laïka Quick Facts Weight: 45 – 50 pounds Height: 21 – 33 inches | male 19 – 22 inches | female The Look of a Russian-European Laïka Traits Ideal Human Companion What They Are Like to Live With Things You Should Know Russian-European Laïka History

Ryukyu

Ryukyu Quick Facts Weight: Height: The Look of a Ryukyu Traits Ideal Human Companion What They Are Like to Live With Things You Should Know Ryukyu History

Saint Bernard

Saint Bernard Quick Facts Weight: 110 – 180 pounds (49.90 – 81.65 kg) Height: 25 – 27 inches (63.50 – 68.58 cm) The Look of a Saint Bernard Saint Bernards are powerful, tall and muscular dogs. They have square, well-proportioned heads with wrinkled foreheads, short muzzles, jowls, black noses and ears that hang close to …

Saint Miguel Cattle Dog

Saint Miguel Cattle Dog Quick Facts Weight: 55 – 90 pounds | male 45 – 80 pounds | female Height: 19.5 – 24 inches | male 19 – 23 inches | female The Look of a Saint Miguel Cattle Dog Traits Ideal Human Companion What They Are Like to Live With Things You Should Know …

Saluki

Saluki Quick Facts Weight: 31 – 55 pounds (14.06 – 24.95 kg) Height: 23 – 28 inches (58.42 – 71.12 cm) The Look of a Saluki Salukis have lithe and graceful frames covered in smooth, silky coats. Their narrow heads have broad skulls, dark eyes and long, feathered ears. Their long, sinuous necks have nice …

Samoyed

Samoyed Quick Facts Weight: 44 – 66 pounds (19.96 – 29.94 kg) Height: 16 – 22 inches (40.64 – 55.88 cm) The Look of a Samoyed The Samoyed has a solid, muscular frame covered in a thick, white, weather-resistant double coat. Its broad, wedge-shaped head has a tapered muzzle and erect, triangular ears. Its eyes, …

Sarloos Wolfhound

Sarloos Wolfhound Quick Facts Weight: 79 – 90 pounds Height: 24 – 29.5 inches The Look of a Sarloos Wolfhound Traits Ideal Human Companion What They Are Like to Live With Things You Should Know Sarloos Wolfhound History

Sarplaninac

Sarplaninac Quick Facts Weight: 66 – 99 pounds Height: 22 – 24 inches The Look of a Sarplaninac Traits Ideal Human Companion What They Are Like to Live With Things You Should Know Sarplaninac History

Sato

Sato Quick Facts Weight: 10 to 40 pounds Height: 9 to 18 inches The Look of a Sato Satos vary in looks quite a bit but share some common characteristics. They tend to be small to medium-sized, with slightly folded ears and a thick, short coat. The most common Sato variety looks like a small …

Schapendoes

Schapendoes Quick Facts Weight: 33 – 35 pounds Height: 16 – 20 inches The Look of a Schapendoes Traits Ideal Human Companion What They Are Like to Live With Things You Should Know Schapendoes History

Schipperke

Schipperke Quick Facts Weight: 12 – 18 pounds (5.44 – 8.16 kg) Height: 10 – 13 inches (25.40 – 33.02 cm) The Look of a Schipperke Schipperkes have small, cobby, square-built bodies covered in long, harsh coats that usually come in black, but can also be found in brown, tan and red. These thick coats …

Scottish Deerhound

Scottish Deerhound Quick Facts Weight: 66 – 106 pounds (29.94 – 48.08 kg) Height: 28 – 32 inches (71.12 – 81.28 cm) The Look of a Scottish Deerhound Scottish Deerhounds have large, tall, lean frames covered in harsh, wiry coats that usually come in fawn, brindle or bluish gray. Their long, flat, narrow heads have …

Scottish Terrier

Scottish Terrier Quick Facts Weight: 17.5 – 22 pounds (8.5 – 10 kg) Height: 10 inches (25 cm) The Look of a Scottish Terrier Scottish Terriers have small, compact, sturdy frames covered in coarse, wiry, weatherproof coats that usually come in black, brindle or wheaten colors. Their long heads have full muzzles, square jaws, pointy …

Sealyham Terrier

Sealyham Terrier Quick Facts Weight: 23 – 24 pounds Height: 10.5 inches The Look of a Sealyham Terrier Traits Ideal Human Companion What They Are Like to Live With Things You Should Know Sealyham Terrier History

Seppala Siberian Sleddog

Seppala Siberian Sleddog Quick Facts Weight: 40 – 50 pounds Height: 22 – 23 inches The Look of a Seppala Siberian Sleddog Traits Ideal Human Companion What They Are Like to Live With Things You Should Know Seppala Siberian Sleddog History

Shetland Sheepdog

Shetland Sheepdog Quick Facts Weight: 12 – 18 pounds (5.44 – 8.16 kg) Height: 12 – 15 inches (30.48 – 38.10 cm) The Look of a Shetland Sheepdog Shetland Sheepdogs have small, sturdy and light frames with rough, long coats—you could say they resemble a miniature version of the longhaired Collie. Their heads have a …

Shiba Inu

Shiba Inu Quick Facts Weight: 17 – 23 pounds Height: 13.5 to 16.5 inches The Look of a Shiba Inu Shiba Inu have compact, muscular frames covered in short, dense coats—like a smaller version of the Akita. They have broad heads with pointed muzzles, dark noses and pointed ears. Their dark, triangular eyes have an …

Shih Tzu

Shih Tzu Quick Facts Weight: 9 – 16 pounds (4.08 – 7.26 kg) Height: 10 – 11 inches (25.40 – 27.94 cm) The Look of a Shih Tzu Shih Tzu are covered in flowing long hair, including a tuft above the nose which provides its trademark “chrysanthemum” (i.e., floral) face. On a typical Shih Tzu, …

Shikoku

Shikoku Quick Facts Weight: 65 – 130 Pounds Height: 18 to 20.5 inches The Look of a Shikoku Traits Ideal Human Companion What They Are Like to Live With Things You Should Know Shikoku History

Shiloh Shepherd

Shiloh Shepherd Quick Facts Weight: Height: The Look of a Shiloh Shepherd The Shiloh Shepherd has a noble, proportioned and imposing look—sturdy and big but lean. It has a slightly convex forehead, pointed ears and almond-shaped eyes that have a friendly expression. Their muzzles are similar to those of German Shepherd Dogs, but they have …

Siberian Husky

Siberian Husky Quick Facts Weight: 35 – 60 pounds (15.88 – 27.22 kg) Height: 20 – 23 inches (50.80 – 58.42 cm) The Look of a Siberian Husky Siberian Huskies have compact, light and furry frames. They have medium-sized heads, sometimes having unique black & white or red & white patterns. Their medium-length muzzles end …

Silken Windhound

Silken Windhound Quick Facts Weight: 22 – 55 pounds Height: 18 – 23 inches The Look of a Silken Windhound Traits Ideal Human Companion What They Are Like to Live With Things You Should Know Silken Windhound History

Silky Terrier

Silky Terrier Quick Facts Weight: 8 – 11 pounds Height: 9 – 10 inches The Look of a Silky Terrier Silky Terriers have low set, toy-sized, light-boned frames covered in long, silky coats that can come in blue & tan or blue & red. They have long, wedge-shaped heads with black noses and V-shaped ears …

Skye Terrier

Skye Terrier Quick Facts Weight: 25 – 40 pounds Height: 9.5 – 10 inches The Look of a Skye Terrier Skye Terriers have long and low frames covered in straight coats that come in a wide range of colors including fawn, cream, black, blue, gray or silver. Their long, sturdy heads have dark, closely set …

Sloughi

Sloughi Quick Facts Weight: 55 – 65 pounds | male 35 – 50 pounds | female Height: 26.4 – 28.3 inches | male 24 – 26.7 inches | female The Look of a Sloughi Traits Ideal Human Companion What They Are Like to Live With Things You Should Know Sloughi History

Slovakian Rough Haired Pointer

Slovakian Rough Haired Pointer Quick Facts Weight: 55 – 77 pounds Height: 22.5- 27 inches The Look of a Slovakian Rough Haired Pointer Traits Ideal Human Companion What They Are Like to Live With Things You Should Know Slovakian Rough Haired Pointer History

Small Munsterlander

Small Munsterlander Quick Facts Weight: 40 – 60 pounds Height: 18 – 22 inches The Look of a Small Munsterlander The Small Munsterlander is a beautiful, lean, well-balanced canine covered in a slightly wavy coat that is feathered on the front legs, back legs and tail. Its flat head has a long muzzle, brown nose, …

Smooth Fox Terrier

Smooth Fox Terrier Quick Facts Weight: 13 – 20 pounds (5.90 – 9.07 kg) Height: 13 – 16 inches (33.02 – 40.64 cm) The Look of a Smooth Fox Terrier Smooth Fox Terriers have small, well-proportioned frames covered in smooth white coats with black or brown patches. They have broad, flat heads with long, somewhat …

Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Quick Facts Weight: Height: The Look of a Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are hardy, medium-sized, square-built dogs covered in soft, silky, wheaten-color coats. They have powerful, rectangular heads, reddish brown eyes and upright, docked tails. Overall, Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers have a sturdy but refined look. Traits …

South African Boerboel

South African Boerboel Quick Facts Weight: Height: The Look of a South African Boerboel The South African Boerboel has a big, well-balanced, muscular frame covered in loose skin with a short, harsh coat that usually comes in off-white, brown, reddish brown and varying shades of brindle. Its broad, flat, square head has a black muzzle, …

South Russian Ovcharka

South Russian Ovcharka Quick Facts Weight: 110 – 155 pounds Height: 24 – 26 inches The Look of a South Russian Ovcharka Traits Ideal Human Companion What They Are Like to Live With Things You Should Know South Russian Ovcharka History

Spanish Mastiff

Spanish Mastiff Quick Facts Weight: 145 to 170 pounds (males can weigh up to 265 pounds) Height: 28 to 35 inches The Look of a Spanish Mastiff The Spanish Mastiff is a bit like a Saint Bernard, with heavy jowls and loose skin and a look of having had too much brandy. They are immense …

Spanish Water Dog

Spanish Water Dog Quick Facts Weight: 30 to 50 pounds Height: 16 to 20 inches The Look of a Spanish Water Dog This medium-sized dog has a happy-go-lucky look. Its expression is bright and alert and its eyes seem humorous under long bangs. The dogs are robust and rustic, with a single coat that is …

Spinone Italiani

Spinone Italiani Quick Facts Weight: 62 – 82 pounds (28.12 – 37.19 kg) Height: 23 – 28 inches (58.42 – 71.12 cm) The Look of a Spinone Italiani The Spinone Italiano has a large and robust frame covered in a dense weatherproof coat that usually comes in orange, white, orange & white, white & brown …

Stabyhoun

Stabyhoun Quick Facts Weight: 40 to 55 pounds Height: 19 to 21 inches The Look of a Stabyhoun Though the Stabyhoun is a pointer, it looks a bit like the English Springer Spaniel. The coat is wavy, glossy, and of medium length, and is typically black and white, though it can be brown or orange …

Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Staffordshire Bull Terrier Quick Facts Weight: 23 – 38 pounds (10.43 – 17.24 kg) Height: 13 – 16 inches (33.02 – 40.64 cm) The Look of a Staffordshire Bull Terrier Staffordshire Bull Terriers have small, well-built and muscular frames covered in short, close-fitting coats. They have square, medium-sized heads with defined muscles, dark noses and …

Standard Poodle

Standard Poodle Quick Facts Weight: 45 – 70 pounds (20.41 – 31.75 kg) Height: 15 – 24 inches (38.10 – 60.96 cm) The Look of a Standard Poodle The Standard Poodle has a graceful, medium-sized frame with a rounded skull, a long head and muzzle, dark oval eyes and wide, close-hanging ears. They have long …

Standard Schnauzer

Standard Schnauzer Quick Facts Weight: 30 – 50 pounds (13.61 – 22.68 kg) Height: 17 – 20 inches (43.18 – 50.80 cm) The Look of a Standard Schnauzer Big-boned and muscular, Standard Schnauzers have square, medium-sized frames covered in thick, wiry coats. Their long heads have trademark bushy moustaches, beards and eyebrows. They have oval-shaped …

Stephens’ Cur

Stephens’ Cur Quick Facts Weight: up to 55 pounds Height: 16 – 23 inches The Look of a Stephens’ Cur Traits Ideal Human Companion What They Are Like to Live With Things You Should Know Stephens’ Cur History

Sussex Spaniel

Sussex Spaniel Quick Facts Weight: 40 – 44 pounds Height: 15 – 16 inches The Look of a Sussex Spaniel The Sussex Spaniel has a long, low, rectangular frame covered in a wavy, feathered coat that usually comes in a nice golden liver. Its broad, flat-topped, slightly indented head has a heavy brow, a wide …

Swedish Lapphund

Swedish Lapphund Quick Facts Weight: 24 – 36 pounds Height: 16 – 20 inches The Look of a Swedish Lapphund Traits Ideal Human Companion What They Are Like to Live With Things You Should Know Swedish Lapphund History

Swedish Valhund

Swedish Valhund Quick Facts Weight: 23 – 35 pounds Height: 12 – 14 inches The Look of a Swedish Valhund Traits Ideal Human Companion What They Are Like to Live With Things You Should Know Swedish Valhund History

Swiss Mountain Dog

Swiss Mountain Dog Quick Facts Weight: 100 – 130 pounds | male 80 – 110 pounds | female Height: 25.5 – 28.5 inches | male 23.5 – 27 inches | female The Look of a Swiss Mountain Dog In general, Swiss Mountain Dogs have large, muscular frames in varying sizes of medium to large. They …

Tamaskan Dog

Tamaskan Dog Quick Facts Weight: Height: The Look of a Tamaskan Dog Traits Ideal Human Companion What They Are Like to Live With Things You Should Know Tamaskan Dog History

Teddy Roosevelt Terrier

Teddy Roosevelt Terrier Quick Facts Weight: 10 – 25 pounds Height: 8 – 15 inches The Look of a Teddy Roosevelt Terrier The Teddy Roosevelt Terrier was, and is currently, bred to be a working dog. This means his working traits, such as his muscular build and agile gait, are prioritized over his look. This …

Tenterfield Terrier

Tenterfield Terrier Quick Facts Weight: 7 to 10 pounds Height: 10 to 12 inches The Look of a Tenterfield Terrier To look into a Tenterfield Terrier’s eyes is to look into its character. Its oval, deep-colored peepers reveal alertness and intelligence. The large, erect ears also suggest an intense dog. Tenterfield Terriers are compact and …

Texas Blue Lacy

Texas Blue Lacy Quick Facts Weight: 25 to 50 pounds Height: 18 to 25 inches The Look of a Texas Blue Lacy The distinctive gray-blue color of the Texas Blue Lacy makes it stand out among other breeds. Not all of them are blue — they can also be blue with red markings, solid red, …

Thai Bangkaew Dog

Thai Bangkaew Dog Quick Facts Weight: 45 – 60 pounds | male 35 – 50 pounds | female Height: 19 – 21 inches | male 17 – 19 inches | female The Look of a Thai Bangkaew Dog Traits Ideal Human Companion What They Are Like to Live With Things You Should Know Thai Bangkaew …

Thai Ridgeback

Thai Ridgeback Quick Facts Weight: 40 – 60 pounds | male 35 – 55 pounds | female Height: 22 – 24 inches | male 20 – 22 inches | female The Look of a Thai Ridgeback Thai Ridgebacks have medium-sized, muscular bodies with loose skin and wedge-shape heads. Their dense coats come in black, blue, …

Tibetan Mastiff

Tibetan Mastiff Quick Facts Weight: 140 – 180 pounds Height: 25 to 28 inch The Look of a Tibetan Mastiff Tibetan Mastiffs have large, big-boned frames covered in long, thick double-coats that usually come in brown, black and bluish gray, with possible tan/gold markings. Their broad heads have square muzzles, deeply set eyes and hanging …

Tibetan Spaniel

Tibetan Spaniel Quick Facts Weight: 9 – 15 pounds (4.08 – 6.80 kg) Height: 10 – 11 inches (25.40 – 27.94 cm) The Look of a Tibetan Spaniel Tibetan Spaniels have small, long frames covered in silky coats that come in just about any color. Their slightly domed heads are small in relation to the …

Tibetan Terrier

Tibetan Terrier Quick Facts Weight: 18 – 30 pounds Height: 14 – 16 inches The Look of a Tibetan Terrier Tibetan Terriers are medium-sized, square-built dogs covered in thin, abundant coats that can be wavy or straight. Though handsome and refined, they are also sturdy and powerfully built. Tibetan Terriers are easily distinguished by the …

Tosa

Tosa Quick Facts Weight: 90 – 170 pounds Height: up to 24 inches The Look of a Tosa The Tosa has a large, muscular, Mastiff-like frame covered in a short, dense, red coat (though it can sometimes be found in yellow, black, black & tan, brindle and fawn). Its large, broad head has a square …

Toy Fox Terrier

Toy Fox Terrier Quick Facts Weight: 3.5 – 7 pounds Height: about 10 inches The Look of a Toy Fox Terrier Toy Fox Terriers have small but sturdy bodies covered in smooth white coats with black or brown patches. They have slightly rounded heads with strong, narrow muzzles. Their triangular ears point straight up, and …

Toy Poodle

Toy Poodle Quick Facts Weight: 4 – 8 pounds Height: about 10 inches The Look of a Toy Poodle The Toy Poodle has a small but graceful frame with a rounded skull, a medium-length head and muzzle, dark oval eyes and wide, close-hanging ears. They have docked tails (usually) and compact, webbed feet. The coat …

Transylvanian Hound

Transylvanian Hound Quick Facts Weight: 55 – 77 pounds Height: 18 – 26 inches The Look of a Transylvanian Hound The Transylvanian Hound has a medium-sized, sleek, athletic frame covered in a short, dense coat that usually comes in black & tan. Both short and tall versions can be found. Its handsome, sculpted head has …

Treeing Tennessee Brindle

Treeing Tennessee Brindle Quick Facts Weight: 35 to 50 pounds Height: 16 to 24 inches The Look of a Treeing Tennessee Brindle One of the purposes of creating the Treeing Tennessee Brindle was to breed a dog that was smaller than the Plott but had similar hunting skills. They have a brindle coat, but can …

Treeing Walker Coonhound

Treeing Walker Coonhound Quick Facts Weight: 50 – 90 pounds Height: 22 – 30 inches The Look of a Treeing Walker Coonhound Treeing Walker Coonhounds have lean, muscular, medium-sized frames covered in smooth, glossy, dense coats that are usually black, tan and white. Their slightly rounded heads have square muzzles and thin, low-hanging ears. They …

Valley Bulldog

Valley Bulldog Quick Facts Weight: Height: The Look of a Valley Bulldog Valley Bulldogs have muscular, medium-sized frames covered in short, smooth coats that usually come in white, brindle & white or various combinations of brindle, white, tan, fawn, black or red. Their wide heads have broad muzzles, widely set eyes, rose-shaped ears and wrinkly …

Vizsla

Vizsla Quick Facts Weight: 48 – 66 pounds (21.77 – 29.94 kg) Height: 21 – 25 inches (53.34 – 63.50 cm) The Look of a Vizsla Vizslas are smooth, handsome, medium-sized dogs covered in short, golden brown coats. Their broad, clean-cut heads have tapered muzzles, brown noses and distinctive lines down the forehead. Their silky …

Volpino Italiano

Volpino Italiano Quick Facts Weight: 9 – 11 pounds Height: 10 – 12 inches The Look of a Volpino Italiano The Volpino Italiano has a small, square-built frame covered in a rough but fluffy coat that comes in white, black, red and tan colors. It has a slightly rounded, wedge-shaped head with a straight muzzle …

Weimaraner

Weimaraner Quick Facts Weight: 55 – 85 pounds (24.95 – 38.56 kg) Height: 23 – 27 inches (58.42 – 68.58 cm) The Look of a Weimaraner Weimaraners are large, sleek dogs with noble and elegant lines. Their long heads, which have often been called “artistocratic,” have strong muzzles and long, hanging ears. They have gray …

Welsh Springer Spaniel

Welsh Springer Spaniel Quick Facts Weight: 30 – 45 pounds Height: 18 – 19 inches The Look of a Welsh Springer Spaniel Welsh Springer Spaniels have hardy, compact, medium-sized frames covered in soft, straight coats that usually come in red & white. Their heads are slightly domed with nicely cut muzzles. They have dark, oval-shaped …

Welsh Terrier

Welsh Terrier Quick Facts Weight: 19 – 22 pounds Height: 14 – 15.5 inches The Look of a Welsh Terrier Welsh Terriers have compact, medium-sized and well-proportioned frames covered in bristly, wiry coats. Their long, narrow heads have small, dark eyes and V-shaped ears that fold forward. Welsh Terriers are usually groomed to have bushy, …

West Highland White Terrier

West Highland White Terrier Quick Facts Weight: 15 – 22 pounds (6.80 – 9.98 kg) Height: 10 – 11 inches (25.40 – 27.94 cm) The Look of a West Highland White Terrier West Highland Terriers have a small, balanced and tough frame covered in a 2-inch white coat. Their round heads are slightly longer than …

Wheaten Terrier

Wheaten Terrier Quick Facts Weight: 30-40 pounds Height: 17 – 19 inches The Look of a Wheaten Terrier Wheaten Terriers are tough, medium-sized, square-built dogs covered in silky, wheaten-color coats. They have powerful, rectangular heads, reddish brown eyes and upright, docked tails. Overall, Wheaten Terriers have a hardy but refined look. Traits Attentive Cooperative Self-assured …

Whippet

Whippet Quick Facts Weight: 19 – 22 pounds (8.62 – 9.98 kg) Height: 18 – 22 inches (45.72 – 55.88 cm) The Look of a Whippet Whippets, for the most part, look like medium-sized Greyhounds. They have lean, balanced frames covered in smooth, dense coats that can come in a number of colors including black, …

White Shepherd Dog

White Shepherd Dog Quick Facts Weight: 77 – 85 pounds Height: 22 – 26 inches The Look of a White Shepherd Dog White Shepherd Dogs look very much like white German Shepherds. They have a noble and balanced look—slightly longer than tall, sturdy but lean. They have slightly broad foreheads, long muzzles, pointed ears and …

Wire Fox Terrier

Wire Fox Terrier Quick Facts Weight: 18 – 24 pounds | male16 – 20 pounds | female Height: 15 1/2 inches | male15 inches | female The Look of a Wire Fox Terrier Wire Fox Terriers have small, elegant frames covered in dense and mostly curly white harsh and wiry coats with black or tan …

Wirehaired Dachshund

Wirehaired Dachshund Quick Facts Weight: Height: The Look of a Wirehaired Dachshund The Wirehaired Dachshund has a long, low, muscular frame covered in a short, hard outer coat and a soft undercoat. It comes in a wide range of colors including black & tan, dark gray and various shades of red. Its long head is …

Wirehaired Pointing Griffon

Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Quick Facts Weight: 50 – 70 pounds | male35 – 50 pounds | female Height: 22 – 24 inches | male20 – 22 inches | female The Look of a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Wirehaired Pointing Griffons have strong, medium-sized frames covered in hard, wiry coats that usually come in brown, roan, white …

Yorkshire Terrier

Yorkshire Terrier Quick Facts Weight: 3 – 7 pounds (1.36 – 3.18 kg) Height: 7 – 9 inches (17.78 – 22.86 cm) The Look of a Yorkshire Terrier Yorkshire Terriers are small, longhaired dogs with solid, well-proportioned frames. They hold themselves in an erect, confident and proud manner. A typical Yorkie has a flat head …