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: WorkingCountry of Origin: BelgiumAverage Size: 55-65 cm (at the withers)Average Weight: 25-35 kgAverage Life Span: 12-14 yearsGrooming Requirements: MediumExercise Requirements: High History The Belgian Shepherd is a large breed of dog originating in Belgium. There are four types of Belgian Shepherds, one of which is the Malinois. The Malinois was the first to
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: 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: 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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 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 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.
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 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.
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.
Argentine Dogo-Another of the banned dog breeds in Australia, this dog was originally used to hunt big game.ntine Dogo
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
These are independent, proud, and noble dogs that are calm indoors but very active and quick as lightning out of doors.
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.
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.
Wetterhoun, which means “water dog” in Dutch, and is pronounced Vetterhoun, is an excellent swimmer and was first developed, over 400 years ago to hunt waterfowl and other small animals such as otters. Today this breed is rare, but they make excellent hunters and can be loving pets for experienced dog owners.
Breed Type: RetrieverCountry of Origin: United StatesPopular Names: Chesapeake, Chessie, CBRSize: LargeHeight: (At the withers) Males 58 - 66 cm, Females 53 - 61 cmWeight: Males 34 to 45 kg, Females 32 - 41 kg Best suited as: Pet or show dog with an active owner or family. May be used as a hunting companion.Lifespan:
Breed Type: Molosser Country of Origin: Germany Size: Large Also known as: Doberman, the Dobe, the Dobie Males: Height: 66-71 cm Weight: 31-40 kg Females: Height: 61-66 cm Weight: 27-36 kg Exercise Requirements: Vigorous Care Requirements: Low Lifespan: 10-12 Years Best Suited as: Working & Security Dogs and also Family Pets Overview: Doberman Pinchers are
Breed Type: Spaniel Country of Origin: England Size: Medium Also known as: Springer Spaniel, the Springer, the Wood Spaniel, the Gamekeeper’s Dog, The Springing Spaniel, the Norfolk Spaniel Males: Height: 46-51 cm Weight: 22-24 kg Females: Height: 43-48 cm Weight: 19-22 kg Exercise Requirements: Vigorous Care Requirements: Moderate Lifespan: 12-14 Years Best Suited as: Active Family
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.
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: Non-Sporting Country of Origin: England Average Size: 30-40 cm (at the withers) Average Weight: 21-26 kg Average Life Span: 9-11 years Grooming Requirements: Low Exercise Requirements: Low History This breed's name is derived from its use in baiting bulls in England. The English Bulldog was known to enter an arena with other dogs
Breed Type: Terrier Country of Origin: Scotland Size: Small Also known as: Charlie's Hope, Otter, Mustard & Pepper, Hindlee, and Dandie Terrier Males & Females: Height: 20-23 cm Weight: 8-11 kg Exercise Requirements: Low to Moderate Care Requirements: Moderate Lifespan: 12-15 Years Best Suited as: Watch Dog & Household Companion Overview: The Dandie Dinmont Terriers are
Breed Category: Utility Country of Origin: France Average Size: 58-70 cm (at the withers) Average Weight: 45-55 kg Average Life Span: 6-8 years Grooming Requirements: Low Exercise Requirements: High History The Dogue de Bordeaux is an enormous breed of dog native to France. This type of dog originally had a variety of utilitarian purposes, including
Breed Type: Dutch Shepherd Country of Origin: Holland Size: Medium Also known as: Hollandse, Holland Shepherd, Herdershond Males: Height: 27-62 cm Weight: 28 kg Females: Height: 22-24 cm Weight: 23 kg Exercise Requirements: Active & Vigorous Care Requirements: Low Lifespan: 12-14 Years Best Suited as: Family Companion, Police Dog, Guard/Watch Dog, Medical Assistance Companion, Farm
Male Height (typical): 48-61 cm. (19-24 inches)Female Height (typical): 46-53 cm. (18-21 inches) Size: Small - MediumMale Weight (typical): 21-28 kg. (45-60 pounds) Female Weight (typical): 18-23 kg. (40-50 pounds)Country of Origin: United StatesExercise Required: Backyard Play, Daily walks.Expected Life Span: 12 - 16 YearsBest suited as: Working Dog, Family PetOther names: Old Farm Collie,
Male Height (typical): 65-72 cm. (25.5-28.5 inches)Female Height (typical): 62-68 cm. (24.5-27 inches) Size: Medium - LargeMale Weight (typical): 40-50 kg. (88-110 pounds) Female Weight (typical): 30-40 kg. (66-88 pounds)Country of Origin: PortugalExercise Required: Daily long walks.Expected Life Span: 9 - 13 YearsBest suited as: Guard Dog, Family PetOther names: Portuguese Shepherd, Cao da Serra
Breed Type: Spaniel Country of Origin: England Size: Medium Also known as: Field Male Height: 43-46 cm Weight: 18-25 kg Female Height: 43-46 cm Weight: 18-25 kg Exercise Requirements: Medium Care Requirements: Medium Lifespan: 10-12 Years Best Suited as: Family Pet The Field Spaniel is a rare, medium-sized spaniel that makes a wonderful pet for
Male Height (typical): 40.5-48 cm. (16-19 inches)Female Height (typical): 37-43 cm. (14.5-17 inches)Size: SmallMale Weight (typical): 12-15 kg. (27-33 pounds) Female Weight (typical): 9-12 kg. (20-27 pounds)Country of Origin: FinlandExercise Required: Daily long walks.Expected Life Span: 12 - 15 Years Best suited as: Working Dog, Family PetOther names: Loulou Finnoi, Finsk Spets, Suomenpystykorva Description -
Country of Origin: North America, Australia Size: small to large Weight: 23kg (50 lbs) standard Height: 0.5m (20 inches) standard Grooming Requirements: Frequent Exercise Requirements: Moderate Popularity in Australia: Moderate Dog Type: Hybrid / Cross retrievers Most suited As: companion, sports hunting and retrieving Also known As: Doodles Expected Life Span: varies with size of
Male Height (typical): 48-53 cm. (19-21 inches) Female Height (typical): 48-53 cm. (19-21 inches) Size: Small - Small - Medium Male Weight (typical): 18-27 kg. (40-60 pounds) Female Weight (typical): 18-27 kg. (40-60 pounds) Country of Origin: United States Exercise Required: Daily long walks. Expected Life Span: 12 - 14 Years Best suited as: Hunting
Male Height (typical): 77-86 cm. (30-32 inches)Female Height (typical): 72-77 cm. (28-30 inches) Size: LargeMale Weight (typical): 50-66 kg. (110-145 pounds) Female Weight (typical): 41-54 kg. (90-120 pounds)Country of Origin: TurkeyExercise Required: Daily long walks, intellectual stimulationExpected Life Span: 12 - 15 Years Best suited as: Working Dog, Guard DogOther names: Turkish Kangal Dog, Karabash
Breed Category: Hound Country of Origin: England Average Size: 62-68 cm (at the withers) Average Weight: 35-45 kg Average Life Span: 10-12 years Grooming Requirements: Low Exercise Requirements: High History The Otterhound is a type of dog bred for its ability to seek out animals with its unbelievably strong nose. The history of this breed
Male Height (typical): 56-69 cm. (22-27 inches)Female Height (typical): 53-66 cm. (21-26 inches) Size: Medium - LargeMale Weight (typical): 22-32 kg. (50-70 pounds) Female Weight (typical): 22-32 kg. (50-70 pounds)Country of Origin: United StatesExercise Required: Daily long walks.Expected Life Span: 10 - 13 Years Best suited as: Hunting Dog, Family PetOther names: Reds Description -
Male Height (typical): 55-71 cm. (22-28 inches) Female Height (typical): 55-71 cm. (22-28 inches) Size: Medium - Large Male Weight (typical): 27-32 kg. (60-70 pounds) Female Weight (typical): 27-32 kg. (60-70 pounds) Country of Origin: England Exercise Required: Moderate - High Expected Life Span: 12-14 Years Best suited as: Hunting, Companion Other names: Norfolk Lurcher
Breed Type: Herding or companionCountry of Origin: PortugalSize: MediumAlso known as: Portuguese Sheepdog Males: Height: 41 – 56 cm Weight: 12 – 18 kgFemales: Height: 41 – 56 cm Weight: 12 – 18 kgExercise Requirements: ExtremeCare Requirements: AverageLifespan: 12 - 13 YearsBest Suited as: Herder, Companion Overview:The Cao Da Serra De Aires, or also known
Breed Type: Molosser Country of Origin: Former USSR, Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan Popular Names: CO, Caucasian, Bombor, Caucasian Shepherd Dog, Circassian Sheep Dog, Caucasian Ovcharka Size: Giant Height: (At the withers) Males 72 - 75 cm, Females 67 - 70 cm Weight: Males 50 kg and up, Females 45 kg and up Best suited as: Pet
Breed Type: MolosserCountry of Origin: CanadaPopular Names: Landseer European Continental Type (ECT)Size: GiantHeight: (At the withers) Males 72 - 80 cm, Females 67 - 72 cmWeight: Males 65 - 80 kg, Females 50 - 70 kg Best suited as: Pet or show dog with an active owner or familyLifespan: 10 years Intro Some consider Landseers