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.