The Affenpinscher is a small dog of the toy group. Though it resembles a terrier in appearance and shares some characteristics with the terrier group, its loyal and spunky personality set it apart as a truly unique breed.
These are independent, proud, and noble dogs that are calm indoors but very active and quick as lightning out of doors.
The Airedale is tough on itself, loyal to its own people, intelligent but stubborn. They tend to be playful, watchful, active, boisterous and resolute. An Airedale does not often bark.
The Akbash dog is an ancient dog, deliberately developed from sight hounds and molossers in an effort to create a breed with keen eyesight, a fast pace, and a large, sturdy body capable of protecting a wide variety of livestock.
The Akita Inu is a larger dog with a very proud and powerful frame. It is one of the largest dogs in the Japanese Spitz breed and is considered one of the seven breeds designated as a national monument. The breed has a well-proportioned, muscular frame that gives it a very distinctive look.
The Alaskan Malamute is a large, skilled Arctic dog that is native to Alaska. Thought to part of the Spitz family, which dates back thousands of years, this breed is likely the result of natural breeding among dogs kept by the Mahlemut tribe several thousand years ago.
These dogs, the smallest of the Spaniels, are named after the woodcock bird they hunted.They bond very closely with family members, and are gentle, sensitive, and happy. They are outgoing and charming, and make a popular family pet. They thrive on human attention and are loyal little dogs.
This medium-sized breed is descended from dogs specifically bred for pit fighting and bull baiting, and has suffered from breed-specific legislation in recent years in many countries.
Tremendously brave and loyal, expect them to be gentle and tolerant of family whilst being vigiglant and protective. They make wonderful watchdogs, they are energetic with plenty of stamina. They do love a bit of rough and tumble and are gentle with their giant jaws.
The Anatolian Shepherd is a large breed of dog native to Turkey. This ancient dog is thought to have ancestors that occupied modern day Turkey as many as 6,000 years ago.
The Appenzeller is a medium sized dog that has boundless energy and was originally bred to be a working dog in the mountains of Switzerland. Adapting to the high altitude and thin air helped make this dog an amazing athlete and allows it to work long days in the meadows and still have energy to play with the family at days end.
Argentine Dogo-Another of the banned dog breeds in Australia, this dog was originally used to hunt big game.ntine Dogo
The Australian Bulldog is in development. The intention of breeders is to create a new bulldog breed that has no health concerns.
The Australian Cattle dog is a compact, sturdy working dog, well but not powerfully muscled they are strong and agile. Thyme are slightly longer than high with a slightly curved tail.
The Australian Kelpie, most often referred to as the Kelpie, is a highly intelligent herding dog with natural droving instincts. Its history dates back to the late 1800s and there are two leading theories regarding its origins, though it is certain that the Kelpie was purposefully bred for its herding abilities.
Temperament Dogs vary in temperament. Some are reserved and shy, while others are friendly and outgoing. They are all extremely intelligent, highly active, and love to interact with people. They can learn just about any task.
The Australian Terrier, also referred to as the Aussie, is a small terrier breed developed in the early 19th century by crossbreeding a number of terriers. The dogs that contributed to its development include the Irish Terrier, Cairn Terrier, Yorkshire Terrier and the Skye Terrier.
The Austrian Shorthaired Pinscher is a medium-sized breed developed in the early 1900s in the central European country of Austria. Its development was the result of combining the German Pinscher with local Austrian breeds.
The Azawakh is a sighthound originating in the northwestern African nation of Mali. Distinguished by its long legs and remarkably thin frame, this breed is also renowned for its guarding and hunting skills. It can outrun most animals and is capable of hunting game of all sizes.
The Barbet is a medium-sized water dog originating in France during the Middle Ages. Bred to be a retriever of waterfowl, the loveable and playful personality of this dog also made it a favored companion.
The Basenji is another breed of dogs in the hunting category of canines. They originated in Africa and are known for their hunting skills of being able to not only point to the prey being hunted or retrieve it once killed, but they are also able to chase game into nets and then keep the game entrapped until the hunter arrives.
The breed Basset Bleu deu Gascogne, also goes by the name Blue Gascony Basset, has a long body built at the dog’s back and has shorter legs than other bassets. The breed developed originally in France in order to assist the nobility when hunting games or birds.
The Basset Fauve de Bretagne is a rare breed that descended from an extinct breed of dogs from France, the Grand Fauve de Bretagne. They are relatively low-maintenance dogs in terms of care and grooming with their coat only needing brushing and a once or twice a year stripping but no trimming.
This dog's name describes it perfectly: Petit means “small,” Basset “low to the ground,” Griffon means “rough or wire-coated,” and Vendeen refers to the region in France where the breed originated.
These are long, low dogs with short wrinkled legs. Their short legs are caused by a form of dwarfism called Achondroplasia. They have large heads with very loose skin that hangs in folds around the face. They have dewlaps and droopy eyes.
Also known, as the English Beagle, one of the smallest of the British hounds. The Beagle is considered has one of the well developed sense of smell. They have a great sense of smell and tracking which they are commonly used as detection dogs.
Breed Type: Herding Dog Country of Origin: Scotland Size: Medium sized dog Also known as: Beardie, Highland Collie, Mountain Collie, Hairy Mou'ed Collie and Argle Bargle Males: Height: 53-56 cm cm Weight: 18-27 kg kg Females: Height: 51-56 cm cm Weight: 18-27 kg kg Exercise Requirements: Bearded Collie’s has a high level of energy and
Breed Type: Herding Country of Origin: France Size: Large Also known as: Berger de Beauce Males: Height: 65-70 cm Weight: 32-45 kg Females: Height: 61-68 cm Weight: 30-39 kg Exercise Requirements: Vigorous & Frequent Care Requirements: Low Lifespan: 10-13 yrs. Best Suited as: Guard/Work/Active Companion Overview: The Beauceron is a breed of large dogs originating
Breed Type: TerrierCountry of Origin: EnglandPopular Names: Rodbery Terrier, Rothbury Terrier, Gypsy Dog, Bedlington, North Counties Terrier, Northumberland Fox TerrierSize: MediumHeight: (At the withers) Males 41- 43 cm, Females 38-41 cmWeight: Males 8 - 10 kg, Females 8 - 10 kg Best suited as: Pet or show dog with an active owner or family Lifespan:
Breed Type: Belgian Malinois Country of Origin: Beligium Size: Large Also known as: Chien de Berger Belge, Belgian Shepherd, Pastor Belga Malinois Males: Height: 61- 66 cm Weight: 23-29 kg Females: Height: 55- 61 cm Weight: 20-27 kg Exercise Requirements: Vigorous Care Requirements: Moderate Lifespan: 10-14 years Best Suited as: Sheep-Herder, Service Dog, Military/Security/Police/Guard
Breed Category: Herding Country of Origin: Belgium Average Size: 55-65 cm (at the withers) Average Weight: 25-35 kg Average Life Span: 12-14 years Grooming Requirements: Medium Exercise Requirements: High History The Belgian Shepherd is a large breed of dog originating in Belgium. The primary purpose in developing this breed was to create a dog that
Breed Category: WorkingCountry of Origin: BelgiumAverage Size: 55-65 cm Average Weight: 27-35 kgAverage Life Span: 11-14 yearsGrooming Requirements: MediumExercise Requirements: High History The Tervueren is a herding dog that is native to Belgium. It is widely considered to be the most popular of all Belgian Shepherds, of which there are four. These include the Malinois,
Breed Category: WorkingCountry of Origin: ItalyAverage Size: 55-60 cm (at the withers)Average Weight: 27-35 kgAverage Life Span: 12-14 yearsGrooming Requirements: LowExercise Requirements: High History The Bergamasco is a mountain sheepdog that is native to the northern Italian area of Bergamo. This is a skilled and tenacious herding dog that is known to work in difficult
Breed Type: Working dogCountry of Origin: SwitzerlandPopular Names: Berner SennenhundSize: Extra-LargeHeight: (At the withers) Males 61 - 71 cm, Females 58 - 69 cmWeight: Males 38 - 50 kg, Females 36 - 48 kg Best suited as: Pet or show dog with a single owner or family. May be used as a working dogLifespan: 6
Breed Type: Bichon Frisé Country of Origin: France Size: Medium Also known as: Bichon Tenerife Males: Height: 9.5 - 11.5 inches Weight: 11 - 16 pounds Females: Height: 9.5 - 11.5 inches Weight: 10 - 15 pounds Exercise Requirements: Vigorous Care Requirements: High Lifespan: 12-15 Years Best Suited as: Performer, Companion Overview: The Bichon Frisé
Heart disease is more common in dogs than in any other domestic species. The most common form damages the heart's valves; this occurs primarily in small dogs, from middle age onwards. Congenital heart defects and heart attacks are less common. A wide variety of medications, developed to treat human heart conditions, are used to successfully
Country of Origin: Belgium Size: Large Weight: 36-50kg (80-110 lbs.) Height: 58-69cm (23-27 in.) at the withers Grooming Requirements: Minimal Exercise Requirements: Moderate Popularity in Australia: Dog Type: Hound Most suited As: Hunter, tracker, companion Also known As: St Hubert Hound, Sleuth Hound Expected Life Span: 6-8 years Origin Legend states that these dogs
Breed Type: Working DogCountry of Origin: Scotland/England borderPopular Names: Sheepdog, Scotch Sheep DogSize: MediumHeight: (At the withers) Males 48 - 56 cm, Females 46 - 53 cmWeight: Males 14 - 20 kg, Females 12 - 19 kg Best suited as: Pet, working, or show dog with a very active owner or familyLifespan: 12-15 yearsPopularity: This
Breed Type: Terrier Country of Origin: Scotland/England Popular Names: Coquetdale Terrier, Ullswater Terrier, Reedwater Terrier Size: Small Height: (At the withers) 33 - 41 cm Weight: Males 6 - 7 kg, Females 5.5 - 7 kg Best suited as: Pet or show dog with an active owner or family. May be used as a hunting
Breed Type: BorzoiCountry of Origin: Russia / BelarusSize: LargeAlso known as: Russian Wolfhound Males: Height: 71 cm Weight: 34 – 48 kgFemales: Height: 66 cm Weight: 27 – 41 kgExercise Requirements: LargeCare Requirements: ModerateLifespan: 10 - 12 YearsBest Suited as: Hunting Dog Overview:The breed Borzoi is famous for their speed, quickness, and agility. The breed
The Boston Terrier is a breed native to the United States and was developed in the mid 1800s by crossing several types of terriers and bulldogs. The original purpose of this breed was that of a fighting dog and it used to be noticeably larger in size.
Breed Type: Working dogCountry of Origin: France or BelgiumPopular Names: Belgian Cattle Dog, Flanders Cattle Dog, Vuilbaard (“dirty beard”), Pic (“cattle drover”), Toucher de Boeuf (cattle driver”), Koehond (“cow dog”), BouvierSize: Extra-LargeHeight: (At the withers) Males 58 - 71 cm, Females 56 - 69 cmWeight: Males 34 - 41 kg, Females 27 - 36 kg
The Boxer is a strong, medium sized dog with short hair and a compact frame. They are square-jawed with a very powerful bite. The breed was originally mostly white in colour and over the years has drifted to a wide range of other colours including brown, black, rust and white.
Boykin's were bred In the southern US as gun-dogs for hunting and retrieving turkey and waterfowl in the swamps of South Carolina, USA. They had to be appropriately sized to ride in the small swamp boats the locals used.
In Italy, from where the breed originated, the Bracco Italiano dogs were primarily hunting dogs. Some people found the novelty from these dogs’ appearance which led these dogs in becoming one of the most beloved family companions.
Breed Category: WorkingCountry of Origin: FranceAverage Size: 57-65 cm (at the withers)Average Weight: 33-37 kgAverage Life Span: 11-13 yearsGrooming Requirements: HighExercise Requirements: High History The Briard is a large multi-purpose dog that has been seen in its native France for close to 1,000 years. It has ties to famous French leaders such as Napoleon and
Male Height (typical): 43-53 cm. (17-21 inches)Female Height (typical): 46-51 cm. (18-20 inches) Size: Small - MediumMale Weight (typical): 16-18 kg. (35-40 pounds) Female Weight (typical): 13.5-18 kg. (30-40 pounds)Country of Origin: FranceExercise Required: Daily walks, Backyard playExpected Life Span: 10 - 12 Years Best suited as: Working Dog, Family PetOther names: American Brittany, Epagneul Breton
Breed Type: Molosser Country of Origin: EnglandSize: LargeAlso known as: Gamekeeper's Night Dog Males: Height: 63 - 69 cm Weight: 50 – 60 kgFemales: Height: 61 - 66 cm Weight: 45 – 54 kgExercise Requirements: AverageCare Requirements: LightLifespan: Under 10 YearsBest Suited as: Family Companion, Guard Dog Overview:The Bull Mastiff breed is not only powerful
Bull Terrier dogs are considered to be powerful but friendly. This breed is always longing for attention and is also always ready to play. Similar to other types of terriers, people consider the Bulls as dogs filled with tenacity and a bit of stubbornness.
Breed Type: TerrierCountry of Origin: ScotlandPopular Names: Highland Terrier, Scotch Terrier, Skye Otter Terrier, Tod-hunter, Short-haired Skye TerrierSize: Toy/SmallHeight: (At the withers) Males 25 - 33 cm, Females 23 - 30 cmWeight: Males 6.5 - 8 kg, Females 5 - 7.5 kg Best suited as: Pet or show dog with an active owner or family Lifespan: