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.

Central Asian Shepherd Dog

The Central Asian Shepherd Dog is an ancient breed of dog from the regions of Central Asia. Traditionally, the breed was used for guarding sheep and goat herds, as well as to protect and for guard dut...

Caucasian Shepherd Dog

Caucasian Shepherd Dog is a fearless dog breed that was used for centuries for guarding purposes. Today they are mostly watchdogs and companions although they are still used for gu...

Bullmastiff

Bullmastiff is a loyal, brave, and affectionate dog breed that can be a great family guardian. This dog is not afraid of anything but he's got a soft spot for his family. In the wr...

Broholmer

The Broholmer, also called the Danish Mastiff, is a large Molosser breed of dog from Denmark, recognized by the Danish Kennel Club and the Fédération Cynologique Internationale. It has b...

Boerboel

The Boerboel is a massive dog that originated from South Africa and is also known as the South African Mastiff. The dog’s name comes from the Dutch word for "farmer" (“...

Newfoundland

The Newfoundland is a sweet, patient, and devoted dog breed. Although because of their size they may seem scary they are gentle dogs. These dogs are calm and especially gentle with...

Neapolitan Mastiff

The Neapolitan Mastiff is a southern Italian dog breed that was created for guarding duties. They are commonly called by their nickname Neo or Mastino. This impressive dog breed is...

Mastiff

Mastiffs are direct descendants of the ancient Molosser dogs that have been known for 5.000 years. The modern version of the Mastiff breed is over 500 years old and has been known...

Leonberger

The Leonberger is a giant dog breed that came to life by crossbreeding the Newfoundland, the Great Pyrenees, and the St. Bernard. If these dogs receive enough physical exercise and...

Spanish Mastiff

The Spanish Mastiff is a breed that comes from the mountainous regions of Spain and is known as a great livestock guardian for many centuries. Throughout history, these dogs h...

Southeastern European Shepherd

Southeastern European Shepherd also known as The Bucovina Shepherd, and is one of the largest and most powerful rustic livestock guardian dogs. It is a natural guard breed with its origin in the Carpa...

Tibetan Mastiff

The Tibetan Mastiff is a livestock guardian and an ancient dog breed that came to life centuries ago in Tibet. These dogs are still used for the same jobs but have mostly moved to...

Tosa

Tosa is a fearless giant-sized dog breed that was developed as a fighting dog. They are also called Tosa Inu, Japanese fighting dog, Japanese Mastiff, and Tosa Ken. Today they...

Scottish Deerhound

The Scottish Deerhound is a dog breed that comes from the sighthound family. They originated in Scotland and were primarily used for hunting Scottish Roe Deer. The deer was their m...

Saint Bernard

Saint Bernard is a playful, charming, and inquisitive dog breed. This dog is one of the world's most famous and beloved dog breeds. Beethov...

Black Russian Terrier

The Black Russian Terrier (BRT or Blackie) is a large, intelligent, and powerful dog breed. He was created by the Russian army for guarding and protecting purposes in the areas wit...

Romanian Carpathian Shepherd Dog

The Carpathian Shepherd Dog is a breed of large sheep dogs that originated in the Carpathian Mountains of Romania. This dog was used for centuries by Romanian shepherds. The Carpathian Shepherd Dog w...

Rafeiro do Alentejo

The Rafeiro do Alentejo is also called the Portuguese Mastiff. This is a large breed of dog that originated in Portugal. Rafeiro do Alentejo are of the very ancient molosser type that migrated with hu...

Pyrenean Mountain Dog

The Pyrenean Mountain Dog is also commonly known as the Great Pyrenees and these dogs are one of the best protection and guard dogs in the world. They are born to...

Pyrenean Mastiff

The Pyrenean Mastiff is a giant dog breed that originated in the autonomous community by the name of Aragon. This community is located in north-east Spain and their livelihood depe...

Kangal Shepherd Dog

Kangal is a powerful and large dog breed mostly known for its impressive size and strong body which is covered by a thick hair of different shades of gray. His full name is

Irish Wolfhound

The Irish Wolfhound is a dog with a very long history that goes back to antiquity. These dogs were famed as gladiators and coursers back in 391 AD. This is also the year when the R...

Great Dane

The Great Dane is a friendly, patient and elegant dog breed, also known as the Apollo of dogs. Apollo is a Greek god of the sun. This is a giant dog breed that originated in German...

Fila Brasileiro

The Fila Brasileiro is a fairly old Mastiff-type dog breed that was developed as hunting and a working dog breed in Brazil. It is one of the two native Brazilian dog breeds and the...