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Small Sized Dogs
Affenpinscher
American Hairless Terrier
American Squirrel Dog
Australian Terrier
Bedlington Terrier
Bichon Frise
Bolognese
Border Terrier
Boston Terrier
Brussels Griffon
Cairn Terrier
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Cesky Terrier
Chihuahua
Chinese Crested
Coton de Tulear
Dachshund
Dandie Dinmont Terrier
English Toy Spaniel
Havanese
Italian Greyhound
Jack Russell Terrier
Japanese Chin
Japanese Spitz
Japanese Terrier
Lakeland Terrier
Lancashire Heeler
Lhasa Apso
Lowchen
Maltese
Manchester Terrier
Miniature Pinscher
Miniature Schnauzer
Norfolk Terrier
Norwich Terrier
Papillon
Parson Russell Terrier
Patterdale Terrier
Pekingese
Pomeranian
Pug
Rat Terrier
Russian Toy
Schipperke
Sealyham Terrier
Shetland Sheepdog
Shih Tzu
Silky Terrier
Smooth Fox Terrier
Tibetan Spaniel
Toy Fox Terrier
Welsh Terrier
West Highland White Terrier
Wire Fox Terrier
Yorkshire Terrier


Medium Sized Dogs
Alpine Dachsbracke
American Water Spaniel
Ariege Pointer
Artois Hound
Australian Cattle Dog
Australian Kelpie
Austrian Black and Tan Hound
Austrian Pinscher
Auvergne Pointer
Basenji
Beagle
Beagle Harrier
Black Forest Hound
Blue Gascony Basset
Blue Picardy Spaniel
Border Collie
Bosnian Coarse-Haired Hound
Boykin Spaniel
Brittany
Canaan Dog
Canarian Warren Hound
Carolina Dog
Catalonian Sheepdog
Central Asian Shepherd Dog
Cirneco dell Etna
Cocker Spaniel
Croatian Sheepdog
Drever
Dutch Partridge Dog
Dutch Schapendoes
Dutch Smoushond
East Siberian Laika
English Cocker Spaniel
Estrela Mountain Dog
Fawn Brittany Basset
Fawn Brittany Griffon
Field Spaniel
Finnish Lapphund
Finnish Spitz
French Bulldog
French Pointer
French Tricolor Hound
French White and Black Hound
French White and Orange
Fresian Water Dog
German Hound
German Hunting Terrier
German Pinscher
German Spaniel
Glen of Imaal Terrier
Great Gascony Hound
Griffon Nivernais
Halden Hound
Hamilton Hound
Hanover Hound
Hellenic Hound
Hokkaido Inu
Hygen Hound
Ibizan Hound
Icelandic Sheepdog
Irish Terrier
Istrian Coarse-Haired Hound
Italian Hound
Jindo
Kai Ken
Karelian Bear Dog
Keeshond
Kerry Blue Terrier
Kishu
Kooikerhondje
Kromfohrlander
Lagotto Romagnolo
Lapponian Herder
Large Munsterlander
Large Vendeen Griffon
Large Vendeen Griffon Basset
Majorca Mastiff
Majorca Shepherd Dog
Medium Vendeen Griffon
Medium-Sized Anglo-French Hound
Miniature Bull Terrier
Montenegrin Mountain Hound
Mountain Cur
Mudi
New Guinea Singing Dog
Nordic Spitz
Norman Artesien Basset
Norwegian Buhund
Norwegian Hound
Norwegian Lundehund
Peruvian Inca Orchid
Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen
Petit Gascon Saintongeois
Pharaoh Hound
Picardy Shepherd
Picardy Spaniel
Poitevin
Polish Lowland Sheepdog
Pont Audemer Spaniel
Portuguese Cattle Dog
Portuguese Podengo
Portuguese Sheepdog
Portuguese Water Dog
Posavaz Hound
Pudelpointer
Puli
Pumi
Pyrenean Shepherd
Romanian Carpathian Shepherd Dog
Romanian Mioritic Shepherd Dog
Russo-European Laika
Saint Germain Pointer
Saluki
Schapendoes
Schiller Hound
Serbian Hound
Serbian Tricolor Hound
Shikoku
Skye Terrier
Sloughi
Slovakian Wire-Haired Pointing Dog
Smalands Hound
Small Blue Gascony Hound
Small Munsterlander
Small Swiss Hound
Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier
Spanish Hound
Spanish Pointer
Spanish Water Dog
Sporting Lucas Terrier
Stabyhoun
Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Standard Schnauzer
Stephens Cur
Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog
Styrian Coarse-Haired Hound
Sussex Spaniel
Swedish Elkhound
Swedish Lapphund
Swedish Vallhund
Swiss Hound
Tatra Shepherd Dog
Teddy Roosevelt Terrier
Tibetan Terrier
Treeing Cur
Treeing Feist
Treeing Tennessee Brindle
Tyrolean Hound
Virelade Hound
Volpino Italiano
Welsh Corgi (Cardigan)
Welsh Corgi (Pembroke)
Welsh Springer Spaniel
West Siberian Laika
Westphalian Dachsbracke
Whippet


Large Sized Dogs
Afghan Hound
Aidi
Alaskan Malamute
American Foxhound
American Staffordshire Terrier
Appenzell Cattle Dog
Ariege Hound
Bavarian Mountain Hound
Belgian Shepherd Groenendael
Belgian Shepherd Laekenois
Belgian Shepherd Malinois
Belgian Shepherd Tervuren
Bergamasco
Billy
Black Mouth Cur
Bluetick Coonhound
Bohemian Wire-Haired Pointing Griffon
Borzoi
Bourbonnais Pointer
Bouvier des Ardennes
Boxer
Bracco Italiano
Briard
Bull Terrier
Catahoula Leopard Dog
Chesapeake Bay Retriever
Chinook
Chow Chow
Cimarron Urguayo
Clumber Spaniel
Collie
Curly-Coated Retriever
Czechoslovakian Vlack
Dalmatian
Doberman Pinscher
Dogo Argentino
Dutch Shepherd
English Coonhound
English Foxhound
English Setter
English Shepherd
Entlebucher Mountain Dog
Eurasier
Finnish Hound
Flat-Coated Retriever
French Spaniel
German Long-Haired Pointing Dog
German Rough-Haired Pointer
German Shepherd Dog
German Wirehaired Pointer
Giant Schnauzer
Golden Retriever
Gordon Setter
Greenland Dog
Greyhound
Hovawart
Hungarian Greyhound
Hungarian Hound
Irish Red and White Setter
Irish Setter
Irish Water Spaniel
Karst Shepherd Dog
Labrador Retriever
Maremma Sheepdog
Norwegian Elkhound
Old Danish Pointing Dog
Old English Sheepdog
Otterhound
Plott Hound
Polish Greyhound
Polish Hound
Porcelain
Redbone Coonhound
Rhodesian Ridgeback
Saarloosewolfdog
Sarplaninac
Spinone Italiano
Thai Ridgeback
Treeing Walker Coonhound
Weimaraner
White Shepherd
Wirehaired Pointing Griffon


Extra-Large Sized Dogs
Alentejo Mastiff
Ambullneo Mastiff
Anatolian Shepherd Dog
Beauceron
Boerboel
Broholmer
Bullmastiff
Caucasian Mountain Dog
Great Dane
Greater Swiss Mountain Dog
Irish Wolfhound
Komondor
Kuvasz
Leonberger
Mastiff
Neapolitan Mastiff
Newfoundland
Pyrenean Mastiff
Saint Bernard
Slovakian Chuvach
South Russian Shepherd Dog
Spanish Mastiff
Tibetan Mastiff
Tosa
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purebreds

The term "dog breed" is used to refer to a group of dogs that are closely-related and visibly similar, possessing a set of inherited and distinguishing characteristics, such as size, coat color, intelligence, temperament, sense of sight and smell, and hearing.  An individual dog is identified as a member of a breed through proof of anestry, using genetic analysis or written records of ancestry.  Without such proof, identification of a specific breed is not reliable.  Such records, called stud books, may be maintained by individuals, clubs, or other organizations.

The dog breeds listed on Pup.com are recognized by one or more of the following three major English-language kennel clubs:
American Kennel Club (AKC)
Canadian Kennel Club (CKC)
United Kennel Club (UKC).

Additionally, there is limited information on breeds that are recognized by one or more of the following kennel clubs:
Australian National Kennel Council (ANKC)
The Kennel Club (KC)
Kennel Union of Southern Africa (KUSA)
National Kennel Club (NKC)
New Zealand Kennel Club (NZKC)

The descriptive information found on Pup.com for each dog breed is for general information only for dog owners and potential dog owners.  For additional information, or for show dog standards, please refer to the specific kennel club standards for the breed.

To see a description and picture of a dog breed, click on the name of the breed in the list on the left-hand side of the page.  Or, use the menu above to browse by breed size, kennel club (accreditation), or breed class (kennel club grouping).