Dog breeds

If you are trying to find what dog breed is right for you, search our complete list of more than 400 dog breeds recognized by the FCI and AKC. Find detailed dog breed profiles that include breed description, characteristics, pictures and more. Explore the list and find a dog breed that suits you the best.

Affenpinscher

The Affenpinscher is square-proportioned, compact and sturdy, with medium bone. This breed is a smaller version of a working terrier, and as such is not a delicate dog. This is an active, tough dog th...

Afghan Hound

The Afghan Hound is a breed of hound that is unique by its thick, fine, silky coat and its tail with a ring curl at the end. This breed is selectively bred to keep the characteristics and adapt to the...

Airedale Terrier

The Airedale Terrier (often just called "Airedale"), also known as Bingley Terrier and Waterside Terrier, is a breed of the terrier type whose history can be traced to the valley of the River Aire, in...

Akita Inu

Akita is the largest Japanese breed in the spitz family. Akita is a powerful, muscular and well-proportioned dog, recognizable by its rich, thick fur and heavy, strong head with a short muzzle. At its...

Alaskan Malamute

The Alaskan Malamute s a large, strong breed of domestic dog originally bred for their strength and endurance to pull heavy freight, and later as a sled dog. They are a lot like other arctic breeds an...

Alpine Dachsbracke

The Alpine Dachsbracke (ger. Alpenländische Dachsbracke) is of a smaller, scent hound type dog breeds originating from Austria. The Alpine Dachsbracke was originally bred to track wounded animals such...

American Akita

American Akita is a large breed of dog from the spitz family. American Akita and Japanese Akita started diverging in the post 2nd World War era and they share common ancestors from the northern region...

American Cocker Spaniel

The American Cocker Spaniel is a sporting dog breed. It is a spaniel dog type that is related to the English Cocker Spaniel. The two breeds grew apart sometime in the 20th century, mostly because diff...

American English Coonhound

The American English Coonhound is an American dog breed from the hound family. It is a great hunting dog that is mostly bred in the southern part of the United States. Traditionally, it has been used...

American Eskimo dog

The American Eskimo dog are a primitive dog breed that belongs to the spitz family. It comes in 3 varieties - toy, miniature and standard. They have been developed from the German spitz dogs, but the...

American Foxhound

The American Foxhound is a dog breed that is a closely related to the English Foxhound. They are scent hounds, bred to track and hunt mostly foxes by scent. The American Foxhound has originated in the...

American Hairless Terrier

The American Hairless Terrier is an American dog breed from the terrier family and is native to the state of Louisiana. It comes in both coated and hairless varieties. It was mostly employed on farms...

American Leopard Hound

The American Leopard Hound is a large American hunting dog breed from the scenthound family. It is known for its great tracking and treeing (hunting method where dogs chase their prey on a tree) abili...

American Staffordshire Terrier

The American Staffordshire Terrier, also called the Amstaff (in the US), is a medium-sized, short-coated American dog breed. It is one of several breeds in the pit bull group. In the early part of the...

American Water Spaniel

The American Water Spaniel, (often abbreviated to AWS), is a breed of spaniel that has origins in the US. It was bred in the state of Wisconsin during the 19th century from numerous other breeds, suc...

Appenzeller Mountain Dog

The Appenzeller Sennenhund is a medium-sized dog breed, one of the four regional breeds of Sennenhund-type dogs that are native to the Swiss Alps region. Also called/known as Appenzeller, Appenzell Ca...

Ariegeois

The Ariegeois is a dog breed from the département of Ariège in the Occitanie Midi-Pyrenées region of the southern part France. It is a medium-sized pack-hunting scenthound deriving from crossing of Gr...

Artesian-Norman Basset

The Basset Artésien Normand (Norman Artesian Basset) is a short legged hound type dog. The breed has origins in France. The word basset refers to short-legged hounds. This breed shares ancestry with a...

Artois Hound

The Artois Hound is a rare dog breed, and a descendant of the Bloodhound. This breed was formerly named Picard, much appreciated in ancient hunting at the time of Henry IV of France and Louis XIII of...

Atlas Mountain Dog

The Atlas Mountain Dog is a North African dog breed mostly used as a livestock guardian, protecting herds of sheep and goats. In its native Morocco, it is often paired in hunting with the Sloughi, whi...

Australian Cattle Dog

The Australian Cattle Dog, also known as ACD, Cattle Dog, Blue Heeler, Red Heeler, Queensland Heeler is a breed of herding dog first bred in Australia for herding cattle over long distances and across...

Australian Kelpie

The Australian Kelpie, or just Kelpie, is an sheep dog that originated in Australia, successful at mustering and herding with little or no guidance. Australian Kelpie is a medium-sized dog and comes i...

Australian Shepherd

The Australian Shepherd, oftenly called "Aussie", is a medium-sized dog breed that was, contrary to its name, bred on ranches in the Western part of the United States sometime in the 19th century. For...

Australian Silky Terrier

The Australian Silky Terrier or just Silky Terrier (depending on the breed registry) is a small dog breed of the terrier dog type. The breed was developed in Australia, although the ancestral types an...