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.
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.
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.
Around the house, the Borzoi has a calm nature and impeccable manners. This dog feels an intense loyalty to her family.
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.
The Bouvier des Flandres is friendly, obedient and surprisingly mellow considering its herding-dog genes. It makes a wonderful companion to children.
Boxers may look tough as nails (and they are certainly tough) but under the surface they are lovable, playful, sometimes goofy pals.
Extremely good-natured and loving, Boykin Spaniels are the ultimate pal. Boykins can hang with kids and sportsmen alike.
The Bracco Italiano – or Italian Pointer is a eople-loving dog that gets well with other dogs and pets.
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.
Briards are herding dogs with rather gentle personalities. They are relatively easygoing around the house, always ready to play.
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.
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 Sheepdogs are loyal and affectionate but they are high-energy dogs. Be prepared for lots of exercise.
Bull Terriers may look like rugby players, but deep down they are sweet, dependable, gentle and downright silly at times.
Bulldogs may look tough, but inside they’re sweet and gentle. They have a friendly temperament and a fond attachment to home and family.
Bullmastiffs are the perfect example of a gentle giant in the dog world: muscular and powerful, yet faithful and kind unless provoked.
Cairn Terriers are devoted pets. But while lovable and fun, they are not the cuddly types. Cairns love to run, explore and dig.
Gentle and sweet around the house, tough and resilient in the field, Canaan Dogs are adaptable to almost any situation.
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 Corsos have stable and dependable personalities. In the yard or around the house, they will stay close to its master.
Welsh Corgis are brave and loyal defenders of the home. Cardigan Welsh Corgis have natural herding instincts. They are loyal and eager to please.
Just recently discovered in the wild, Carolina Dogs are still not a fully domesticated breed.
Carpathian Sheepdogs are agile, stately dogs. They make excellent guard dogs with an even temperament and devotion to family.
Catahoula Leopard Dogs are high-energy, independent creatures that need strong-willed owners for proper training and socialization.
Catalonian Sheepdogs make good household pets, but are still very close to their roots: They like to be outside herding something.
Noble and chivalrous at times, the Caucasian Ovcharka is loyal, eager to please and devoted to its family.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels may look like adorable lapdogs, but they need room to run—preferably in a fenced back yard.
Exercise is important to for these dogs; they are mostly slow walkers, so long walks or hiking are best.
Protective and devoted to their families the Central Asian Shepherd Dog makes an for an excellent guard dog.