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 an interesting and rare dog breed that originated in Germany. The name Affenpinscher means “monkey-like terrier” and although this breed is not cla...

Afghan Hound

The Afghan Hound is the most elegant dog breed you could ever imagine. They are tall, thin, and impressive. They attract looks wherever they go and they can thank that to their stu...

Airedale Terrier

The Airedale Terrier (often shortened to "Airedale“), is the largest of all terriers, is known as the „King of Terriers“. The breed originates from the valley of...

Akita Inu

Akita Inu dogs originate from Japan and this dog is one of the largest from the Spitz group. This dog breed is also called Akita-Ken, Japanese Akita and Great Japa...

Alaskan Malamute

Alaskan Malamute is a loyal, affectionate, and playful dog breed, and it's one of the oldest sled dogs. These dogs are very similar to Siberian Husky, Samoyed, Greenland Dog, and C...

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 was until recently, considered to be the same breed as their English cousin, the English Cocker Spaniel. These two distinct breeds started to diverge ab...

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 is a member of the Nordic dog breeds. They are a part of the Spitz family and are famous for their pure, snowy white coat and dark eyes. There are three var...

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 that has originated in the United States of America and it is their only native, hairless breed. These dogs are lively and ac...

American Leopard Hound

The American Leopard Hound is an American dog breed whose ancestors came to the United States with the Spanish conquistadors. It is a hunting breed that is considered to be a mediu...

American Staffordshire Terrier

The American Staffordshire Terrier is a medium-large, muscular, strong and athletic dog that descends from early Greek Mastiff-type dogs that were used for dogfighting, hunting, pr...

American Water Spaniel

The American Water Spaniel is an all-American dog breed that was carefully bred and created to be a versatile hunting dog. These dogs absolutely love water and if you live near any body of...

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 or the Ariege Hound is a French dog breed developed for pack hunting. This breed first came to life around the year 1912. It is a part of the Scenthound breed and sha...

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 is a working Australian dog breed and is one of the best herding dog breeds in the world. It originated in the early 19th century and they still have most of...

Australian Shepherd

Despite his name, the Australian Shepherd (often called Aussie) is not at all an Australian dog! These dogs were originally developed in the USA to herd livestock....

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...