Dog Breeds

Dog portraits collage © bigstockphoto.com / Yastremska
Dog portraits collage © bigstockphoto.com / Yastremska

Choosing a Dog Breed

Welcoming a new puppy or dog into your life is very much like welcoming a new baby into your life. Its exciting, rewarding, and can be a tiring experience. Indeed, much like a baby, you can expect yourself to wake up a few times a night to let the dog out, at least initially anyway. Fun as it may be, choosing a dog breed need not be a daunting task.

By browsing through our dog breed pages, you will learn all about the various breeds that exist today, their personality traits, nuances and character. You will find some pooches are tenacious, lazy, stir-crazy, loving, neurotic, mental stimulation, physical stimulation and exercise needy. Sound surprised? They are very much like us. Maybe that’s why we get along so well. To find that right balance of happy dog and happy household, you will need to consider the following questions. Keep in mind your lifestyle, personal habits and circumstances in order to choose well. At a minimum, ask yourself the following questions: 

  • What sort of temperament do I have, what sort of temperament does the dog have, and are we compatible?
  • Is this breed good with children? Can she tolerate being harassed by younger kids?
  • Is this breed easy to train? Is it obedient?
  • Am I attached to my stuff? Can I tolerate destructive behavior?
  • Does this breed socialize well with other dogs? What about other pets?
  • Is my house and yard large enough? Can this breed adapt to my living conditions?
  • Do I have what it takes to provide sufficient mental and physical exercise needs?
  • Do I have what it takes to care for the dog’s hygiene, grooming and health needs? In addition to grooming, medical problems, proper boarding and other expenses can quickly add up

 

Once you have honestly answered these questions, and evaluated yourself and your lifestyle, you will be one step closer to finding your new friend. Plan accordingly, and avoid impulse, and you will have a loyal friend for life.

Indeed, ever since the ancient days, dogs have been revered for their loyalty and companionship. The great Diogenes once said, “Dogs and philosophers do the greatest good, and get the fewest rewards”. If you noticed, so many of the questions above revolve around you, vs the dog, because its up to you to provide for your dog, and in return, your dog will provide unconditional love, loyalty and companionship for many years to come

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Loved Dog © bigstockphoto.com / pressmaster

Dog Breed Index A - Z

A

Affenhuahua

Affenpinscher

Afghan Hound

Airedale Terrier

Akita

Alaskan Klee Kai

Alaskan Malamute

American Cocker Spaniel

American Eskimo Dog

American Foxhound

American Leopard Hound

American Staffordshire Terrier

American Water Spaniel

Anatolian Shepherd

Appenzeller Sennenhunde

Aussiedoodle

Australian Cattle Dog

Australian Kelpie

Australian Shepherd

Australian Terrier

Azawakh

B

Barbet

Basenji

Basset Hound

Beagle

Bearded Collie

Bedlington Terrier

Belgian Sheepdog

Belgian Shepherd

Bernedoodle

Bernese Mountain Dog

Bichon Frise

Black German Shepherd

Black Mouth Cur

Black Russian Terrier

Bloodhound

Boerboel

Bohemian Shepherd

Border Collie

Border Terrier

Borzoi

Boston Terrier

Bouvier des Flandres

Boxador

Boxer

Boykin Spaniel

Briard

Brussels Griffon

Bullmastiff

Bull Terrier

C

Cairn Terrier

Canaan Dog

Cane Corso

Cardigan Welsh Corgi

Catahoula Bulldog

Cavachon

Cavador

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Cavapoo

Chihuahua

Chinese Crested Dog

Chipoo

Chiweenie

Chow Chow

Chug

Cockapoo

Cocker Spaniel

Collie

Coonhound

Corman Shepherd

Coton de Tulear

Croatian Sheepdog

Curly Coated Retriever

D

Dachshund

Dalmatian

Dandie Dinmont Terrier

Dobermann Pinscher

Docker

Dogo Argentino

Dogue de Bordeaux

Dorkie

Doxie

Dutch Shepard

E

Elkhound

English Bulldog

English Cocker Spaniel

English Foxhound

English Setter

English Springer Spaniel

English Toy Terrier

Entlebucher Sennenhund

Estrela Mountain Dog

Eurasier

F

Field Spaniel

Fila Brasileiro

Finnish Lapphund

Finnish Spitz

Flat Coated Retriever

Fox Terrier

Foxhound

Frenchton

French Bulldog

G

German Longhaired pointer

German Pinscher

German Shepherd

German Shorthaired Pointer

German Wirehaired Pointer

Giant Schnauzer

German Spitz

Goberian

Goldendoodle

Golden Retriever

Gordon Setter

Great Dane

Greater Swiss Mountain Dog

Great Pyrenees

Greyador

Greyhound

H

Hamiltonstovare

Hanoverian Scenthound

Havanese

Havapoo

Hokkaido

Hungarian Puli

Hungarian Vizsla

I

Ibizan Hound

Icelandic Sheepdog

Irish Setter

Irish Terrier

Irish Water Spaniel

Irish Wolfhound

Italian Greyhound

J

Jackapoo

Jack Russell Terrier

Jackshund

Japanese Chin

Japanese Spitz

K

Korean Jindo Dog

Keeshond

Kerry Blue Terrier

King Shepherd

Komondor

L

Labradoodle

Labrador Retriever

Lakeland Terrier

Lancashire Heeler

Leonberger

Lhasa Apso

Lhasapoo

Lowchen

M

Maltese

Maltipoo

Manchester Terrier

Mastiff

Miniature Bull Terrier

Miniature Pinscher

Morkie

N

Newfoundland

Neopolitan Masstif

Norfolk Terrier

Northern Inuit Dog

Norwegian Buhund

Norwegian Elkhound

Norwich Terrier

O

Old English Sheepdog

Otterhound

P

Papillon

Parson Russell Terrier

Patterdale Terrier

Peekapoo

Pekingese

Pembroke Welsh Corgi   

Pharaoh Hound

Pitsky

Polish Lowland Sheepdog

Pomeranian

Poodle

Portuguese Water Dog

Pug

Puli

Pyredoodle

Pyrenean Mountain Dog 

R

Rat Terrier

Redbone Coonhound

Red Husky

Rhodesian Ridgeback

Rottweiler

Russian Bear Dog

S

St Bernard

Saluki

Samoyed

Schipperke

Schnauzer

Schnoodle

Scottish Terrier

Shar Pei

Sheepadoodle

Shetland Sheepdog

Shih Tzu

Shorkie

Siberian Husky

Silky Terrier

Skye Terrier

Sloughi

Smooth Fox Terrier

Spinone Italiano

Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Standard Schnauzer 

Swedish Vallhund

T

Tamaskan

Teacup Chihuahua

Teacup Yorkie

Tenterfield Terrier

Tibetan Spaniel

Tibetan Terrier

Toy Fox Terrier

Transylvanian Hound

V

Valley Bulldog

Vizsla

W

Weimaraner

Welsh Springer Spaniel

Welsh Terrier

West Highland White Terrier

Westipoo

Whippet

White Shepherd

Wire Fox Terrier

Wire Haired Dachshund

Wirehaired Pointing Griffon

 

X

Xoloitzcuintli

Y

Yorkipoo

Yorkshire Terrier