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.

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 dog breed
Vigilant, self-important and dedicated to his owner, the Chihuahua dog has been a popular companion for centuries.
chihuahua leaning
We cover the Chihuahua dog breed standard, plus some interesting facts — and misconceptions — about this tiny, but feisty dog.
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.
The Chinese Foo dog is bold, courageous, and king of the castle.
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.
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 in grass
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.
Affectionate and friendly, the Cirneco dell’Etna is a energetic, athletic and sweet-tempered companion.
A Clumber Spaniel.
Easygoing and gentle, the Clumber Spaniel loves quality time with the family, but it also has an independent side.
An active dog, Cocker Spaniels will keep busy in the house, playing with toys and objects and family members.
The responsive, intelligent and adaptable Collie has focused on family for centuries. Collies adjust to the day and their family’s activities.
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.
Curly-Coated Retrievers are remarkably easygoing and open when it comes to family, but need a little more time to warm up to strangers.
The Czechoslovakian Wolfdog tends to be somewhat timid, except around its owner, and nervous in new situations.
Dalmatians are people-oriented dogs. Without adequate amounts of attention (and, of course, exercise) they can get a little destructive.
The Dalmatian is easily recognizable, high energy, affectionate and playful, best for active singles or families who have time to give them an outlet for their high energy.
Dandie Dinmont Terrier near house
Dandie Dinmont Terriers are jovial, fun-loving dogs that bring spunk and attitude to the household.
The Danish-Swedish Farmdog is an affectionate, playful, intelligent dog who makes a great family companion as well as a good ratter and watchdog.
A unique, friendly and watchful canine, Dingoes have a great sense of teamwork and obedience.
doberman pinscher dog breed
In spite of their fearsome reputation, Doberman Pinschers are loving, affectionate intelligent dogs.
Easy to train and eager to please, the Dogo Argentino is a pleasant, loving dog with a steady personality.
The Dogue de Bordeaux may look fearsome, but he is even-keeled and sweet with his family.
Loyal and even-tempered, the Drever gets along with people and other pets. They do tend to be vocal dogs.
With a sweet disposition the Dutch Partridge makes for a great family dog. They form strong attachments to their family, especially children.
Brindle Dutch Shepherd.
The Dutch Shepherd is also a loyal, friendly and affectionate friend that craves companionship and family time above everything else.
Comical yet courageous, playful yet stubborn, the Dachshund is adored throughout the world. Here are some facts about this happy hound.
Sweet, loyal and happy, an English Cocker Spaniel adapts easily to quiet evenings on the couch or long hikes in the wilderness.
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