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.

An ancient hunting hound, Azawakhs need a lot of exercise. They can be aloof around strangers but are very affectionate towards their family.
Happy, carefree pals, the Barbets are rare—only about a hundred live in the United States.
Basenjis have been known to sleep the day away. But when they wake up,watch out: These dogs love to play, explore and run.
Contrary to the popular image of a Basset as a lazy dog, the Basset Bleu de Gascogne is a real worker.
Mild-mannered and obedient, Basset Hounds are excellent members of the household. And they’re also a whole lot of fun.
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 Collies are fun-loving pals around the house, always wagging their tails and looking for people to entertain.
While Beaucerons are hardworking and determined herding dogs, around the home they are gentle and sociable, always ready to play, walk or cuddle.
Affectionate and loving, the Bedlington forms strong bonds with its family. It craves attention and likes the occasional cuddle.
Loyal, friendly and affectionate, the Belgian Malinois craves companionship and family time above everything else.
A loyal, friendly and affectionate friend, the Belgian Sheepdog craves companionship and family time above everything else.
Belgian Shepherd Laekenois crave companionship and family time. This dog really flourishes when given a steady dose of play, cuddling and training.
A light-boned, elegant, square-built dog the Belgian Tervuren is a loyal, friendly and affectionate companion.
Known for its one-of-a-kind coat the Bergamasco Sheepdog is a loyal, affectionate, easily trainable companion.
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.
A Bichon Frisé happily chewing on a shoe.
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.
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.
A Black Mouth Cur dog.
Black Mouth Curs are smart and curious canines. Fearless and relentless in the wild, they are very sensitive and gentle with people.
The 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.
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.
An unusual and rare breed, the Blue Gascony Griffon is an excitable, affectionate French scenthound.
Take your Blue Heeler outside to play. These high-energy, clever, active dogs are not content with sitting around the house.
Bluetick Coonhounds were born and bred to hunt in the wild, yet they make a surprisingly gentle, playful and easygoing household pal.
Famous in their native South Africa for being protective guard dogs, the Boerboel is also a gentle and affectionate household companion.
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.
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