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.

Dalmatian

Dalmatians are smart, dignified, and outgoing dogs that are most famous for their spotted coat. This dog is probably one of the most recognized dog breeds...

Czechoslovakian Wolfdog

Czechoslovakian Wolfdog is a primitive dog that resembles a wolf in his appearance. This dog is a mix of a modern

Curly-Coated Retriever

The Curly-Coated Retriever is the oldest of the retrieving breeds known today. Their exact origin remains somewhat of a mystery but what is known is that these dogs made their firs...

Collie Smooth

The Smooth Collie is a dog breed developed primarily for herding. It is a short coated variety of the more known Rough Collie of Lassie fame. Some kennel clubs consider the smooth and rough Collie dog...

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...

Collie Rough

The Rough Collie, also known as the Long-Haired Collie is a long-coated dog breed of medium to large size. Its original form was a type of collie used and bred primarily for herding in Scotland. It wa...

Chesapeake Bay Retriever

The Chesapeake Bay Retriever is a dog breed that originated in Maryland and was bred as a hunting and retrieving dog that used to work with hunters in the Chesapeake Bay. It is qui...

Cane Corso

Cane Corso is an affectionate, majestic and intelligent dog breed and its name can roughly be translated from Latin as bodyguard-dog. Other names for this breed are Cane Corso Ital...

Canadian Eskimo Dog

The Canadian Eskimo Dog is an ancient dog breed that was bred by the Thule people about 4.000 years ago. These dogs were never kept as pets and were never considered as such. They...

Burgos Pointer

The Burgos Pointer, also called the Burgalese Pointer, is a dog breed native to Spain. Originating from Castile, especially in the province of Burgos, this hardy breed is used for hunting and has some...

Briard

The Briard is a very old dog breed of large herding type, originally from France. It is thought that a Briard like dog appeared in a hunting book as early as the 14th century. This breed was used duri...

Braque Francais Gascony

The Braques français are a breed of hunting dogs, descendants a very old breed of gun dog that were firstly used for pointing the location of prey for a hunter. There are two breeds of Braque français...

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...

Braque de l'Ariege

The Braque de l'Ariège, translated into English as the Ariege Pointing Dog or Ariege Pointer, is a breed of dog, a French hunting dog of pointing gun dog type. The breed is kept primarily as...

Braque d'Auvergne

The Braque d'Auvergne is a dog breed with origins in the mountain area of Cantal, in the historic Auvergne province in the mid-south of France. It is a pointer and a versatile gundog. The breed descen...

Bracco Italiano

The Bracco Italiano is a breed of dog developed in Italy and was first used as a versatile gun dog. There are information that this breed first appeared in the 4th century BC. It is believed it was cr...

Boxer

The Boxer is a dog breed developed in Germany in the 1800s. They were bred for working purposes, especially for cart pulling, livestock herding, hunting, and, also, for dogfighting. The Boxer was o...

Bouvier des Flandres

The Bouvier des Flandres is a working dog breed that has an impeccable work ethic and was primarily bred as a versatile, working farm dog. This breed is very intelligent and powerf...

Bouvier des Ardennes

Bouvier des Ardennes is a rare breed of dog originating in Belgium in the Ardennes region where Bouviers were employed as cattle herders. The continuous loss of farms in Belgium Ardennes region led to...

Borzoi

The Borzoi or “Russian Wolfhound” is a large dog breed with a history that dates back to the 17th century. The Borzoi is believed to have been developed from...

Bohemian Wirehaired Pointing Griffon

The Bohemian Wirehaired Pointing Griffon, or Český Fousek is a Czech dog breed and is a versatile gun dog. They are wirehaired, and have the appearance of having a beard and moustache ("facial...

Bloodhound

The Bloodhound is a large scent hound with an extraordinarily keen sense of smell, originally bred to track deer and other game. This breed is capable of discerning scent over grea...

Black and Tan Coonhound

The Black and Tan Coonhound is an American hunting dog breed. It belongs to the scenthound family and they were mostly used to track prey with their superb sense of smell. These do...

Yakutian Laika

The Yakutian Laika is a very old dog breed that was bred by native Russian tribes that lived in the Yakutian region in Russia. These dogs were primarily used for sled pulling and h...