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Dog Breeds A-Z !The Complete Guide

Dogs are furry buddies who are best human companions. Humanity is associated with dog’s lifestyle. Many pet parents love their pet’s the most than their child. Doggies may be told as five-sensed animals, but as a pet parent, I don’t think so! Keep Reading Dog Breeds A-Z.
Often, my Tintu is the best psychiatrist who consoles me from mood upsets. He never made me cry like my friends, society or family. Tintu is my close friend, and he shares my whole day. I never mind whether my Tintu understands my feelings or not. I would share all the life story to him.

 

 

From my experience, if you are under great stress, then I would recommend you to adopt a dog. Doggies are better entertainers, stress-relievers, pet babies, loves you more than you do. Moreover, recent strategies from pet world reveal the fact that pet owners have lower chance to suffer from cardiac diseases than normal people. Doggies relieve your stress and physical pains with their cute smile. Still, there are some people who worry about pet allergies.

 

 

Some people complaint that dogs shed hairs, which makes their kids and family members allergic to pets. Many dog breeds which are smart and don’t shed hairs are present in the world. If you are one among the crew, then I would recommend you to adopt a dog which does not shed hairs. Dog are smart, and you would love them as you adopt.

 

 

I would share all the facts about dog breeds, and you will sure fell in love with dogs by knowing the amazing facts. Love a dog and adopt to save their life!

 

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Dogs and their life cycle

 

Dogs are domestic species which belong to genus Canis, a wolf-like animal. A life span of dog has distinct cycles and phases. A complete span of dog’s life is separated into various phases. Here are the complete scientific facts of dog!

 

Scientific name: Canis lupus familiaris

Life Span: 10-13 years

Gestation Period: 58-68 days

Height: 6.3-110 cm (At Shoulder)

Required Routine Sleep: 12-14 years

Much more dog breed facts are awaiting for you pet lovers. You can admire the beauty, smartness of dogs and adopt a cute doggy!

Dogs are often referred as modern wolves which are the first domesticated species. Dogs are not wolves but dogs which look like wolves exist.

Many amazing dog facts can melt your heart and hence here are the dog facts about every breed from A-Z!

AFFENPINSCHER

 

 

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AFFENPINSCHER is one of the fearless small dog breeds which can be loyal to your love. Of course, dogs have the loyalty nature right from their genes. The particular dog breed is funny and curious. If you are looking for a family dog for your kids, then sure, AFFENPINSCHER must be considered.

 

Here are the AFFENPINSCHER facts about their life span!

Also Known as Monkey Terrier

Life Span: 12-13 years

Weight: 2.9-6 Kg

Height: 23-30 cm

Hypoallergic and can are categorized into small dog breeds!

 

AFGHAN HOUND

 

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Afghan Hounds are charming, loyal and cute breeds with long hair. They have silky smooth, fine hair and they are unique breeds which are found in colder parts of Afghanistan. Afghan Hound possesses curly tails, and it adds spice to their unique beauty. If you are girl seeking for the professional grooming job, then Afghan Hound can help you out in practice sessions!

Lifespan: 12-14 years

Height: 68-74cm(Male); 60-69cm(Female)

Weight: 26-34kg (Male); 26-34kg(Female)

Afghan Hound is Hypoallergic dog and can shed hairs. They belong to large dog breeds.

 

AIREDALE TERRIER

 

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Airedale Terrier is one of the smartest dog breeds which is courageous too. They are one of the confident and loyal dog breeds which can safeguard your home and family. Airedale looks like a doll, and your kids can play with them. They originated from river Aire and hence got the breed name. Airedale is a social breed, and hence you need to take them out for a walk in routine life.

Lifespan: 10-12 years

Height: 58-61cm(Male); 56-59cm(Female)

Weight: 23-29kg(Male); 18-20kg(Female)

Airedale terriers are hypoallergenic and they belong to large dog breeds.

AKITA

 

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Akita is great dog breed which can make you comfortable, friendly. They can be loyal and responsive to you. You can spend your leisure as well as lonely time with Akita! They originated from northern regions of Japan and are one of the cute large dog breeds. They are alert and hence can safeguard your home as a polis!

Lifespan: 10-15years

Height: 64-70cm(Male); 58-64cm(Female)

Weight: 34-54kg(Male); 34-50kg(Female)

Akita is one of the smartest dog breeds which do not shed hairs and do not cause hypoallergenic issues.

ALASKAN MALAMUTE

 

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Alaskan Malamute is one of the affectionate dog breeds which can be your best furry buddy. They are loyal and playful dog breeds. Hence you can spend your time with them to relieve stress.  They belong to larger dog breeds, and hence you need not worry about threats to your home. Alaskan is devoted dog breed and can be playful. If you adopt Alaskan, then personally you are spending time with a personal fitness trainer. Alaskan originated from the United States of America. Stay fit with your playful Alaskan!

Lifespan: 10-12years

Height: 61-66cm(Male); 56-61cm(Female)

Weight: 36-43kg(Male); 32-38kg(Female)

Alaskan is not hypo allergenic and they don’t shed too much of hairs.

AMERICAN ENGLISH COONHOUND

 

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American English Coonhound is sweet and social dogs breed which can be one of your heavy pet. Coonhound is an energetic, active, intelligent dog breed which can make you hilarious every day. You must go for a walk with them at least once in a day to vanish their boredom. They belong to large dog breeds, and they don’t shed hairs, which mean they are not hypoallergenic. American English Coonhound is a dog breed which originated from the USA, which can be identified with its name.

Lifespan: 11-12years

Height: 56-69cm(Male); 53-64cm(Female)

Weight:18-30kg(Male); 18-30kg(Female)

AMERICAN ESKIMO DOG

 

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Eskimo is one of the smartest and tricky dog breeds. They are loyal, energetic and active dog breeds which can afford the playful time to you. Eskimo is a perky dog breed and can shed hairs on your home here and there. Eskimo dog looks like Pomeranian and hence if you look for active dogs breeds, then adopt Eskimo. They are equally smart and tricky. Eskimo originates from Germany and does not cause any hypoallergenic issues to the family members.

Lifespan: 13-15 years

Height:38-51 cm

Weight: 8.2-16 kg

AMERICAN FOXHOUND

 

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American Foxhound is an easy-going, sweet-tempered dog which can be independent in their crate. They are stubborn and kind which can be affectionate to your love. American Foxhound is an intelligent dog breed and can perform great agility training sessions. They originated from the USA and is known as the cousin of English Foxhound.

Lifespan: 10-12years

Height: 56-64cm (Male); 53-61cm (Female)

Weight: 29-34kg (Male); 20-29kg (Female)

American Foxhound belongs to large dog breeds and they don’t shed hairs.

AMERICAN HAIRLESS TERRIER

 

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American Hairless Terrier is a unique dog breed derived from rat terrier, and they don’t shed hairs. They are friendly, lovable, fearless dog breed which can make the best family dog. Terrier is inquisitive and alert dog breed which can be a security guard to your home. They originated from Louisiana, and now it has spread over the world for adoption.

Lifespan: 14-16years

Height: 18-46cm

Weight: 2.5-12kg

Families with hypoallergenic issues can adopt American Hairless Terrier breeds as they don’t shed hairs.

 

AMERICAN LEOPARD HOUND

 

 

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American Leopard Hound is a social dog breed which loves to mingle with their community.  They are sweet and kind to family members. They originated from the United States and can be great for heavy petting. They belong to large dog breeds and can safeguard your home.

Lifespan: 10-14years

Height: 56-71cm (Male); 56-69cm (Female)

Weight: 20-48kg (Male); 18-45kg (Female)

They don’t shed hairs and can be adopted if you have pet allergies.

AMERICAN STAFFORDSHIRE TERRIER

 

 

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American Staffordshire Terrier is a medium-sized, short-coated dog breed which can be loyal and courageous enough to safeguard your home. They are commonly known as pit bulls. Staffordshire is one of the smartest dog breeds and is confident enough to be family pets. They are friendly, devoted and attentive pets. American Staffordshire Terrier is the dog breed which originated from the United States of America. Staffordshire is not hypoallergenic, and they don’t shed hairs. Hence daringly adopt them and save their life!

American Staffordshire Terrier is known as a good companion for humans.

Lifespan: 10-12years

Height: 46-48cm (Male); 43-46cm (Female)

Weight: 28-40kg (Male); 28-40kg (Female)

 

AMERICAN WATER SPANIEL

 

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American Water Spaniel is one of the charming and active pets. They are happy, eager and stubborn dog breeds. Water Spaniel are aloof with strangers and can be protective dog breeds. You can sleep safely with no worries on your home and properties. They have a unique look and are free from hypo allergic issues. The breed originates from the United States of America and belongs to small dog breeds.

Lifespan: 13-15years

Height: 38-46cm (Male); 38-46cm (Female)

Weight: 14-20kg (Male); 11-18kg (Female)

 

ANATOLIAN SHEPHERD DOG

 

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Anatolian Shepherd is a dog breed which is calm and smart. This Anatolian Shepherd is a protective and intellectual breed which can be a bodyguard to your sweet home. Anatolian Shepherd breed belongs to large and smartest dog breeds. Anatolian are smart, tricky, good hearing and site dog breeds which can protect your livestock. They originated from central parts of Turkey. Anatolian Shepherd dogs are intelligent, bold and steady dogs which can be adopted as a family dog and they don’t shed too much of hairs.

Lifespan: 13-15years

Height: 74-81cn (Male); 71-79cm (Female)

Weight: 50-65kg (Male); 40-55kg (Female)

 

APPENZELLER SENNENHUNDE

 

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Appenzeller Sennenhunde is one of the medium-sized lively dog breeds which can be better companions for our life. These breeds are reliable, active and energetic. Appenzeller is confident and courageous dog breed. They originated from Swiss Alps region. It’s believed to be one of the honest dog breeds. They require an adequate amount of agility and behavioral training sessions. Adopt an Appenzeller and stay brilliant with their training sessions!

Lifespan:12-14 years

Height: 52-56cm (Male); 50-54cm (Female)

Weight: 22-32kg (Male); 22-32kg (Female)

 

AUSTRALIAN CATTLE DOG

 

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Australian Cattle dog is a pleasant breed to pet with family. They ar

e active, curious, and alert dog breeds. You can easily train these cattle dogs as they are obedient, energetic and smart dogs. They can be loyal and protective to your livestock. Australian Cattle dogs originated from Australia and were used for driving cattle’s on the rough terrain. They belong to medium-sized dog breeds.

Lifespan: 13-15years

Height: 46-51cm (Male); 43-48cm (Female)

Weight: 15-16kg (Male); 14-16kg (Female)

 

AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD

 

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Australian Shepherd breeds are smart, active and energetic pets which can be great for families. They have mixed colors in fur which can be great combo treat. Australian Shepherd dogs are affectionate, intelligent and protective breeds. They can protect your livestock with smart, intelligent tricks. Start your agility and behavior training sessions with Australian Shepherd. They originated from the United States of America, and as they have thick fur, coat, they shed hairs.

Lifespan: 13-15years

Height: 51-58cm (Male); 46-54cm (Female)

Weight: 25-32kg (Male); 16-25kg (Female)

 

AUSTRALIAN TERRIER

 

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Australian Terrier dogs are smart and intelligent. They are short-tempered and can even be possessive for getting your love. Australian Terriers are alert and courageous enough to protect the home and livestock. Australian Terrier’s are spirited and have been originated from Australia. Australian Terrier belongs to small dog breeds list!

Lifespan: 12-15years

Height: 23-28cm (Male); 23-28cm (Female)

Weight: 6.4-7.3kg (Male); 5.4-6.4kg (Female)

Australian Terrier has lengthy hairs, and they shed hairs. Hence they are hypoallergenic dog breeds.

 

AZAWAKH

 

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Azawakh is known as livestock guardian breed which belongs to large dog breeds. They are hunting dogs and has firm limbs and legs. Azawakh is a fierce, rugged yet affectionate pets. Hence you can adopt Azawakh as family dogs too. Azawakh dogs are attentive and courageous. They originated from Mali, West Africa. The pet parents with pet allergies can adopt Azawakh as they don’t shed hairs. Azawakh is one of the fastest running dog breeds, and they move in 64km/hr speed. Sure, if you run for 10-15 minutes with Azawakh, you no need to seek for fitness centers nearby.

Lifespan: 10-12years

Height: 64-74cm (Male); 60-70cm (Female)

Weight: 20-25kg (Male); 15-20kg (Female)

 

BARBET

 

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Barbet is a medium-sized dog breed which has a unique look and appearance. They are known for their companionable, friendly, affectionate, active nature. The unique nature of Barbet is, they have hairs, not fur. Hence they don’t shed. But, you will find some traces of hair on the carpet. You should groom their hair daily with a comb and if not possible once in two days. Barbet loves fun and have great fun with them!

Lifespan: 13-15years

Height: 57-66cm (Male); 52-62cm (Female)

Weight: 17-28kg (Male); 17-28kg (Female)

 

BASENJI

 

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Basenji is one of the smartest dog breeds which is playful as well as alert. Basenji is curious, acti

ve and energetic. They are aloof with strangers and cautious about safeguarding their owner’s livestock. Basenji belongs to Hound family and has originated from Congo. They belong to medium-sized dog breed and can be a better companion to your family members.

Lifespan: 12-16years

Height: 41-43cm (Male); 38-41cm (Female)

Weight: 11-12kg (Male); 9.5-10.5kg (Female)

 

BASSET FAUVE DE BRETAGNE

 

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Basset Fauve De Bretagne is one of the hunting dog breeds which has short legs. They scent like a hound and originated from Brittany France. The Basset dog breeds are sociable, affectionate, stubborn and courageous enough to be adopted as a family pet. They shed hair moderately, and you must groom them often.

Lifespan: 11-14years

Height: 32-38cm

Weight: 16-18kg

BASSET HOUND

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Basset Hound is known as family pets and is gentle, sweet-tempered, friendly to pet with. Basset hound originates from France, Great Britain which can be devoted to their pet parents. Basset Hound shed hairs, and they could cover your carpet. If you adopt Basset, then you should clean or have turns in the carpet in your home. They are easygoing and a bit lazy breeds, which can be a better option for apartment owners.

Lifespan: 10-12years

Height: 30-38cm (Male); 28-36cm (Female)

Weight: 23-29kg (Male); 20-27kg (Female)

 

BEAGLE

 

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Beagle is a small dog breed which belongs to hound family. They are hunting dog breeds which are gentle, determined, intelligent. Beagle is one of the dog breeds which belongs to scent hound. They are small-sized and can be better family pets.

Lifespan: 12-15years

Height: 36-41cm (Male); 33-38cm (Female)

Weight: 10-11kg (Male); 9-10kg (Female)

 

BEARDED COLLIE

 

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Bearded Collie is the charismatic, friendly dog breed which is also stubborn and independent. These dog breeds possess lengthy hair and do shed hairs on your carpet. Bearded Collie is smart, intelligent and alert which can protect your livestock even though they are medium-sized dog breed. They are not hypoallergenic.

Lifespan: 14-15years.

Height: 53-56cm (Male); 51-53cm (Female)

Weight: 18-27kg (Male); 18-27kg (Female)

BEAUCERON

 

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Beauceron is a breed which can be protective, friendly, calm and intelligent. They are gentle and a bit reserved with your guests. Beauceron is smart, obedient and intelligent dog breed which can protect your livestock. They originated from northern parts of France. Beauceron is known as a guard dog and belongs to medium-sized dog breed.

Lifespan: 10-12years

Height: 66-71cm (Male); 64-66cm (Female)

Weight: 32-45kg (Male); 30-39kg (Female)

BEDLINGTON TERRIER

 

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Bedlington Terrier has a unique look and is similar to goat. These dog breeds are charming and fun loving pets which can have a great time with your family members. This dog breed emerged from north east England. Bedlington will be a loyal companion for the pet parents, and you can have a great entertaining, lovely leisure time.

Lifespan: 12-14years

Height: 41-44cm (Male); 38-42cm (Female)

Weight: 7.7-10kg (Male); 7.7-10kg (Female)

BELGIAN LAEKENOIS

 

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Belgian Laekenois is a lively, alert, active and energetic dog breed. Laekenois shed hair to a moderate extent, and they are not hypoallergenic. This dog breeds are cautious and intelligent to protect their pet parents livestock. Laekenois emerged from Belgium and has been segregated in medium-sized dog breeds.

Lifespan: 12-14years

Height: 60-66cm (Male); 56-62cm (Female)

Weight: 25-30kg (Male); 20-25kg (Female)

BELGIAN MALINOIS

 

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Belgian Malinois is one of the smart dog breeds which is confident, hardworking, and friendly. You can easily make these Malinois friends with your family. Malinois is friendly and active to spend your leisure time with them. As the name reveals, the Malinois originated from Belgium. Malinois shed in and around your home.

Lifespan: 12-14years

Height: 61-66cm (Male); 56-61cm (Female)

Weight: 29-34kg (Male); 25-30kg (Female)

 

BELGIAN SHEEPDOG

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Belgian Sheepdog is a dog breed ranging from medium to large sized dog breed. Sheepdog is a serious-minded, easily trainable and alert dog breed. They originated from Belgium and are most probably available in black color. You can train them for agility training and ramp walk too!

Lifespan: 10-14years

Height: 61-66cm (Male); 56-61cm (Female)

Weight: 25-30kg (Male); 20-25kg (Female)

 

BELGIAN TERVUREN

 

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Tervuren is a smart, loyal, affectionate dog breed. They are easy to train for agility as well as behavioral sessions. Tervuren dogs are possessive with their pet parents and hence be affectionate with these Belgian dogs. The dog breeds originated from Belgium and can be protective dogs for your livestock.

Lifespan: 12-14years

Height: 60-66cm (Male); 56-62cm (Female)

Weight: 25-30kg (Male); 20-25kg (Female) 

 

BERGAMASCO

 

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Bergamasco dog breeds are smart and intelligent to perform great tricks. These dog breeds are patient and can be attentive on training sessions. Bergamasco dogs originated from Bergamo, Italy. This dog breed is hypoallergenic and will shed. Families with pet allergies can adopt some other doggies. Bergamasco dogs have a unique appearance, and pet parents seeking distinct pets can adopt them.

Lifespan: 13-15years

Height: 58-62cm (Male); 54-58cm (Female)

Weight: 32-38kg (Male); 26-32kg (Female)

 

BERGER PICARD

 

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Berger Picard is the energetic, stubborn, intelligent dog breed. Picard’s are lively dogs and can enjoy your day with them. Due to the catchy breed name, most of the pet owners call them simple Picards without any nickname. These dog breeds originated from France and have lengthy hairs. Picards shed on your carpet, hence if your family members have pet allergies go for another dog breeds.

Lifespan: 12-13years

Height: 60-65cm (Male); 55-60cm (Female)

Weight: 23-32kg (Male); 23-32kg (Female)

 

BERNESE MOUNTAIN DOG

 

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Bernese Mountain dogs are larger dog breeds which originated from Switzerland. These dogs are good-natured, calm, affectionate and loyal breeds. They possess lengthy hairs but are not hypoallergenic. In generic, their coat is tri-coloured. You can pick them as one of your family members.

Lifespan: 6-8years

Height: 64-70cm (Male); 58-66cm (Female)

Weight: 39-50kg (Male); 36-48kg (Female)

 

BICHON FRISE

 

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Bichon Frise belongs to small-dog breeds list and is cheerful, active, energetic dogs. These dog breeds are playful but affectionate and sensitive for seeking your love. They look similar to dolls and are hypoallergenic. You can spend your leisure time with these cheerful Bichons.

Lifespan: 12-15years

Height: 23-30cm (Male); 23-28cm (Female)

Weight: 3-5kg (Male); 3-5kg (Female)

BIEWER TERRIER

 

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Biewer Terrier is the smart dog breed which is adventurous, clever and energetic. Biewer’s are also affectionate with their pet parents and are loyal to their family members. They are brave and smart enough to protect the owner’s livestock. People who love hairy dog breeds can adopt Biewer. Biewer Terrier dog breed originated from Germany and United States of America.

Lifespan: 12-15 years

Height: 22-26 cm

Weight: 3.1-5 kg

 

BLACK AND TAN COONHOUND

 

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Coonhound is the dog breed which is gentle, lovable, affectionate and loyal to their pet parents. They are brave and can be bright to protect your livestock. Coonhound breeds are easygoing pets and can be adaptable even by apartment owners. These dog breeds originated from the United States of America. Black and Tan Coonhound is not hypoallergenic, and hence pet parents with allergies can adopt these dog breeds.

Lifespan: 10-12years

Height: 64-69cm (Male); 58-64cm (Female)

Weight: 30-34kg (Male); 25-32kg (Female)

BLACK RUSSIAN TERRIER

 

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Black Russian Terrier is a lively, energetic, stable and brave dog breeds. They can be hardy, confident and smart to protect your livestock with smartness and confidence. Russian Terrier’s are also known as Tchiorny Terrier belongs to smart dog breeds. The BRT breeds originated from Russia and are not hypoallergenic.

Lifespan: 10-11years

Height: 66-72cm (Male); 64-70cm (Female)

Weight: 45-68kg (Male); 36-59kg (Female)

 

BLOODHOUND

 

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Bloodhound is a dog breed which was commonly adopted for tracking people. They are gentle, affectionate, tempered and stubborn behavioral dogs. If you have the kids on family, then you can easily track them without any GPS systems. They are larger scent hound and has emerged from France, Belgium, Scotland, England. Bloodhound is hypoallergenic, and they shed seasonally.

Lifespan: 10-12years

Height: 64-69cm (Male); 58-64cm (Female)

Weight: 41-50kg (Male); 36-45kg (Female)

 

BLUETICK COONHOUND

 

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Bluetick Coonhound is smart dog breeds which are devoted, charming, fearless and affectionate. They are energetic and active dog breeds which can be mischevious in your home. These dog breeds are named after their color and texture of the coat. Bluetick Coonhound has emerged from the United States of America and is not hypoallergenic. They shed, but the regular washing of Bluetick Coonhound can keep your carpet clean and tidy.

Lifespan: 11-12years

Height: 56-69cm (Male); 53-64cm (Female)

Weight: 25-36kg (Male); 20-29kg (Female)

 

BOERBOEL

 

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Boerboel belongs to larger dog breeds and is also known as South African Mastiff. The Boerboel dog breeds are obedient, intelligent, confident and dominant. They originated from South Africa and are the breed for working as farm dogs.

Lifespan: 10-12 years

Height: 64-70cm (Male); 59-65cm (Female)

Weight: 70-90kg (Male); 70-90kg (Female)

 

BOLOGNESE

 

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Bolognese is the small dog breed which is a bit reserved, but loyal to the pet parents. They are serious and alert about their environment. Bolognese belongs to toy dog groups and can be better companions for pet parents. They originated from the Central Italian city of Bologna and shed hairs.

Lifespan: 12-14 years

Height: 27-30cm (Male); 25-28cm (Female)

Weight: 2.5-4kg (Male); 2.5-4kg (Female)

 

BORDER COLLIE

 

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Border Collie is remarkably smart working dog breeds which are alert, energetic, responsive and intelligent. The dog breed belonged to herding breed and was developed to protect the livestock of pet parents. Border Collie belongs to medium-sized dog breed and can be loyal to the family members. These dog breeds have originated from various parts of the world and is believed to have emerged from Scotland, Wales, Ireland, England and the United Kingdom. Border Collie shed hairs throughout the year, and hence you need to clean the house once in a week.

Lifespan: 10-17 years

Height: 48-56cm (Male); 46-53cm (Female)

Weight: 14-20kg (Male); 12-19kg (Female)

 

BORDER TERRIER

 

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Border Terrier belongs to small dog breed list and is alert, obedient dogs. They are intelligent and affectionate tricky dogs who can make their pet parents engaged with them. Border Terrier has a rough coat, and they shed to a minimum. They are hypoallergenic dog breeds and if your family members suffer from pet allergies, then go for another dog breed for adoption.

Lifespan: 12-15years

Height: 33-40cm (Male); 28-36cm (Female)

Weight: 5.9-7.1kg (Male); 5.1-6.4kg (Female)

BORZOI

 

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Borzoi is a loyal, affectionate, charming dog breed and has emerged from Russia. They are larger dog breeds and look similar to goats. They look similar to sight hound and are similar in shape to gray hound. Borzoi dogs are athletes, and you can train them for agility sessions. These dog breeds are loyal and respectful for the pet parents. Borzoi has long coat, and they shed on your carpets.

Lifespan: 7-10years

Height:76cm (Male); 66cm (Female)

Weight: 34-47kg (Male); 25-40kg (Female)

BOSTON TERRIER

 

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Boston Terrier is also known as “American Gentleman” and does not belong to sports dog breed. They are small dog breeds and are not hypoallergenic. Hence you need not clean your home often due to the shedding of hairs. Boston is friendly and intelligent pets who can accompany you on travel trips too!

Lifespan: 13-15 years

Height: 38-43 cm

Weight: 4.5-11 kg

BOUVIER DES FLANDRES

 

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Bouvier is a dog breed which originated from Flanders. These dog breeds are protective, gentle and loyal to their parents. This dog breeds easily acceptable for a family environment, and hence you can adopt them for excess fun. Bouvier is hypoallergenic, and they shed hairs. They were originally developed for farm works and had a unique coat.

Lifespan: 10-12 years

Height: 62-68cm (Male); 59-65cm (Female)

Weight: 35-40kg (Male); 27-35kg (Female)

 

BOXER

 

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Boxer belongs to medium-sized dog breed list, and they do not shed due to their short-hairs. Boxer dogs are playful, active, intelligent, loyal and charming breeds which can be fearless and protective for the pet parents. They originated from Germany, and they shed a quite, but you can manage with pet allergies.

Lifespan: 10-12 years

Height: 57-63cm (Male); 53-60cm (Female)

Weight: 27-32kg (Male); 25-29kg (Female)

BOYKIN SPANIEL

 

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Boykin Spaniel is a medium-sized breed which is used for hunting ducks and wild Turkeys. Boykin dogs are easily trainable and are energetic, active and friendly dog breeds which can accompany you a lot in leisure time. Boykin Spaniel originated from South Carolina, United States of America. Boykin is not hypoallergenic, and you can adopt him with no queries.

Lifespan:14-16 years

Height: 39-46cm (Male); 36-42cm (Female)

Weight: 14-18kg (Male); 11-16kg (Female)

 

BRACCO ITALIANO

 

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Bracco Italiano was developed as a gun dog and are playful, loyal, affectionate breeds. They are easy to train for behavioral and agility training sessions. They originated from Italy, and they do not shed most. Bracco Italiano has been known as Italian Pointer, is the Italy’s native hunting dog breed.

Lifespan: 12-13 years

Height: 58-67cm (Male); 55-62cm (Female)

Weight: 25-40kg (Male); 25-40kg (Female)

BRAQUE DU BOURBONNAIS

 

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Braque Du Bourbonnais is a dog breed which has a rustic appearance. They are born with a short trail and have a ticked coat. Bourbonnais dogs are calm, affectionate, kind and agreeable pets. They originated from France and do not shed regularly. Hence you must wash them once in two weeks.

Lifespan: 13-15 years

Height: 50-58cm (Male); 47-56cm (Female)

Weight: 18-25kg (Male); 16-22kg (Female)

 

BRAQUE FRANCAIS PYRENEAN

 

 

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Braque Francais Pyrenean belongs to hunting dog breeds which are one of the old gun dogs. These dog breeds are gentle, affectionate, friendly, sociable and loyal for pet parents. Pyrenean dogs have a thick coat, and they shed a quite minimum. They belong to hound type breeds.

Lifespan: 12-15 years

Height: 58-69cm (Male); 56-68cm (Female)

Weight: 11-25 kg

BRIARD

 

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Briard is a smart dog breed which is intelligent, confident, faithful and loyal to pet parents. These Briards are not hypoallergenic, and pet allergies would not restrict you from spending time with wonderful pets. Briard dogs originated from France and had long hairs.

 

Lifespan: 10-12 years

Height: 58-69cm (Male); 56-65cm (Female)

Weight: 27-41kg (Male); 23-34kg (Female)

 

BRITTANY

 

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Brittany is a tireless, active, energetic, fun-loving, agile dog breed which can be easily adopted to the family environments. They are often referred as Spaniel and are used for hunting birds. Brittany originated from France and do not shed.

 

Lifespan: 14-15 years

Height: 47-52cm (Male); 46-51cm (Female)

Weight: 14-18kg (Male); 14-18kg (Female)

 

BROHOLMER

 

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Broholmer is a larger dog breed which belongs to Molosser type. They originated from Denmark and are known as Danish Mastiff. Broholmer is a protective, alert, fearless dog breed and is used to protect the livestock of pet owners. They are easy to train for behavioral and agility sessions. You can maintain your fitness as well with the Broholmer dogs.

Lifespan: 7-12 years

Height: 75cm (Male); 70cm (Female)

Weight: 50-68kg (Male); 41-59kg (Female)

BRUSSELS GRIFFON

 

 

Brussels Griffon also known as Griffon Bruxellois belongs to toy-breed dogs. They are named after their origin city, Brussels, Belgium. They are hypoallergenic and do shed hairs on your clean carpets. Brussels are sensitive, alert and inquisitive pets which can be a better furry companion for years.

Lifespan: 10-15 years

Height: 17-20 cm

Weight: 3-6 kg

 

BULL TERRIER

 

 

Bull Terrier dog breeds are active, protective, keen and alert. Bull Terrier’s shed much more, and they are not hypoallergenic breeds. You can adopt them and can shake hands with them. Bull Terrier originated from England and was utilized for guard purposes.

Lifespan: 11-14 years

Height: 45-55cm (Male); 46-56cm (Female)

Weight: 22-38kg (Male); 20-25kg (Female)

BULLDOG

 

 

Bull dog belongs to medium-sized breeds and is often referred as English or British Bulldogs. These dog breeds originated from England, United Kingdom. Bulldogs shed, but not too much like other dog breeds. Bulldogs are not hypoallergenic and can be adopted by every pet parents.

Lifespan: 8-10 years

Height: 31-40cm (Male); 31-40cm (Female)

Weight: 23-25kg (Male); 18-23kg (Female)

BULL MASTIFF

 

 

Bull Mastiff is a larger dog breed and can be protective dogs which can protect your livestock. They have the characteristics and behavior similar to Molasser dogs. Bull Mastiff is calm, lively, friendly, energetic, active and alert pets which are protective dogs. Bull- Mastiff originated from the United Kingdom and are not hypoallergenic.

Lifespan: 8-10 years

Height: 64-68cm (Male); 61-66cm (Female)

Weight: 50-59kg (Male); 45-54kg (Female)

CAIRN TERRIER

 

 

Cairn Terrier breeds are fearless, active and energetic dogs which can be better furry companions. They are working dogs and can be easily adopted for family environments. You can spend your leisure and exercise time with Cairn dogs as they could be your fitness trainers. They are a bit mischievous, and you must trot with them in playful sessions. Cairn Terrier dogs originated from Scottish Highlands can do shed hairs.

Lifespan: 12-15 years

Height: 25-33cm (Male); 23-30cm (Female)

Weight: 6-8kg (Male); 6-8kg (Female)

CANNAN DOG

 

 

Cannan dogs are alert, vigilant, intelligent breeds which can protect your livestock. These dog breeds emerge from Israel and are not hypoallergenic. Pet owners with allergies can adopt these Cannan dogs to shower their love. Cannan dogs are about 2000-3000 varieties and are found in distinct parts of the world.

Lifespan: 12-15 years

Height: 51-61cm (Male); 48-58cm (Female)

Weight: 20-25kg (Male); 16-20kg (Female)

 

CANE CORSO

 

 

Cane Corso, also known as Italian Mastiff belongs to larger dog breeds. Cane Corso is classified under smart dog breeds and is easily trainable, noble, confident, and calm dogs. They are guard dogs and are loyal pets. Cane dogs are not hypoallergenic and can shed hairs to a minimum.

Lifespan: 10-12 years

Height: 62-70cm (Male); 58-66cm (Female)

Weight: 45-50kg (Male); 40-45kg (Female)

 

CARDIGAN WELSH CORGI

 

 

Cardigan Welsh Corgi is the loyal, affectionate, smart dog breed which can accompany you on leisure time. They are active and intelligent enough to play some tricky agility games. Cardigan breeds are devoted, alert and cautious dogs. These dog breeds originated from Wales, United Kingdom. Cardigan Welsh Corgi breeds shed heavily and are not hypoallergenic. You need not worry about pet allergies with Cardigan.

Lifespan: 12-15 years

Height: 25-33cm (Male); 25-33cm (Female)

Weight: 14-17kg (Male); 11-15kg (Female)

CATAHOULA LEOPARD

 

 

Catahoula Leopard dogs are energetic, active, gentle and intelligent breeds. Catahoula Leopard dogs are state dogs of Louisiana and have originated from the state. They shed slightly and are not hypoallergenic dog breeds. Catahoula’s are inquisitive and independent dogs which can be calm in their crates.

Lifespan: 10-14 years

Height: 56-58cm (Male); 51-61cm (Female)

Weight: 16-37kg (Male); 16-37kg (Female)

CAUCASIAN OVCHARKA

 

 

Caucasian Ovcharka is a larger dog breed which is alert, calm and intelligent. They have great presence of mind and can be great as guard dogs for your home. These dog breeds are predominant in Russia, Turkey, Armenia, Georgia, North Caucasus. They shed hairs but are not hypoallergenic.

Lifespan: 10-11 years

Height: 68-75cm (Male); 67-70cm (Female)

Weight: 50-90 kg

 

CAVALIER KING CHARLES SPANIEL

 

 

Cavalier is small toy dog breed which is active, playful and energetic pets. They are affectionate and easy to socialize with your neighbors. They originated from the United Kingdom and can be easy for training sessions.         Cavalier dogs shed hairs but are not hypoallergenic pets. Hence you can adopt them even if you have pet allergies.

Lifespan: 9-14 years

Height: 30-33cm (Male); 30-33cm (Female)

Weight: 5.9-8.2kg (Male); 5.9-8.2kg (Female)

 

CENTRAL ASIAN SHEPHERD

 

 

Central Asian Shepherd dogs are strong, bold, energetic which can be better companions to your family members. They originated from Russia, Soviet Union. These dogs shed a little and are not hypoallergenic breeds. Hence you can start adopting the Central Asian Shepherd to pet with.

Lifespan: 12-15 years

Height: 65-78cm (Male); 60-69cm (Female)

Weight: 55-79kg (Male); 40-65kg (Female)

 

CESKY TERRIER

 

 

Cesky Terrier dogs are smaller dog breeds which can be friendly, calm and easy to train. They are cheerful as well as quiet pets which are a better option for apartment owners. Cesky Terrier dogs are hypoallergenic, and pet owners with allergies can adopt any other breeds. They originated from the Czech Republic.

Lifespan: 12-15 years

Height: 29cm (Male); 27cm (Female)

Weight: 5.9-10 kg

 

CHESAPEAKE BAY RETRIEVER

 

 

Chesapeake Retriever dogs are intelligent and affectionate pets which are easily sociable to the family environment. They are cheerful and protective pets which can be guard dogs. They emerged from the United States of America. These dog breeds shed heavily and are not hypoallergenic breeds. You must clean your home and carpets often.

Lifespan: 10-12 years

Height: 58-66cm (Male); 53-61cm (Female)

Weight: 30-36kg (Male); 25-32kg (Female)

 

CHIHUAHUA

 

 

Chihuahua belongs to small dog breed and has been named after the origin. These breeds were originated from Chihuahua, Mexico. Chihuahua’s are light weight dogs and can be alert, active and energetic pets. They shed fur and are not hypoallergenic dog breeds.

Lifespan: 10-18 years

Height: 15-23 cm

Weight: 1.5-3 kg

 

CHINESE CRESTED

 

 

Chinese Crested dogs are lively, playful, alert and cheerful temperament dogs. They can be affectionate and happy to their pet parents. They have hair and hairless breeds. They belong to hypoallergenic dog breeds. Chinese Crested dog breeds originated from Africa, Chinese, Mexico regions.

Lifespan: 13-15 years

Height: 28-33cm (Male); 23-30cm (Female)

Weight: 2.3-5.4kg (Male); 2.3-5.4kg (Female)

 

CHINESE SHAR-PEI

 

 

Chinese Shar Pei is dog breed which has deep wrinkles with blue-black tongue. They are not hypoallergenic dog breeds. By the name, the breed originated from China. These dog breeds are loving, affectionate, devoted, independent dogs. The deep wrinkles make them look like toys.

Lifespan: 9-11 years

Height: 46-51cm (Male); 46-51cm (Female)

Weight: 25-30kg (Male); 18-25kg (Female)

 

CHINOOK

 

 

Chinook dog breed is the new Hampshire’s official state dog which can be easily adaptable to a family environment. They are alert, calm and dignified pets which can be intelligent too. They originated from the United States of America and shed a little bit. They are not hypoallergenic and can be adopted in all families.

Lifespan: 13-15 years

Height: 58-69cm (Male); 53-64cm (Female)

Weight: 25-41kg (Male); 25-41kg (Female)

 

CHOW CHOW

 

 

Chow Chow is the dog breed originated from China and is known as Songshi Quan in the area. Chow Chow dogs are loyal, quiet, independent, aloof breeds which can be friendly with your family members. They are “puffy-lion dogs” by its Chinese name.  They shed a little, but are not hypoallergenic dogs.

Lifespan: 9-15 years

Height: 48-56cm (Male); 46-51cm (Female)

Weight: 25-32kg (Male); 20-27kg (Female)

 

CIRNECO DELL’ ETNA

 

 

Cirneco Dell’Etna is smaller dog breed which belongs to hound type. They are gentle, affectionate and can be loyal pets for their owners. They are used to hunt rabbits in older days. Cirneco dog breeds originated from Italy and are not hypoallergenic dogs. They shed a little, but are not that much allergic.

Lifespan: 12-15 years

Height: 46-52cm (Male); 42-50cm (Female)

Weight: 10-12kg (Male); 8-10kg (Female)

CLUMBER SPANIEL

 

 

Clumber Spaniel belongs to Spaniel breeds and has emerged from England. They are gentle, loyal, affectionate and calm dogs. Clumber’s are known as great-hearted dogs. Clumber Spaniel shed a lot and are non-hypoallergenic dogs. They belong to medium-sized dog breeds.

Lifespan: 10-12 years

Height: 46-51cm (Male); 43-48cm (Female)

Weight: 32-39kg (Male); 25-32kg (Female)

 

COCKER SPANIEL

 

 

Cocker Spaniel breeds are commonly known as English Cocker Spaniel dogs and have emerged from England. Cocker Spaniel is an active, energetic, good-natured, sporting dog. They are playful, friendly, quiet, affectionate dogs which can be adopted even by apartment owners. There is a variety of Cocker’s which can be used for field, works, shows. They shed and are not hypoallergenic dog breeds.

Lifespan: 12-15 years

Height: 38-43cm (Male); 36-41cm (Female)

Weight: 13-16kg (Male); 12-15kg (Female)

COLLIE

 

 

Collie dogs are graceful, gentle, loyal, obedient dog breeds which can be easily trained for behavioral and agility training sessions. Collie is active and energetic dogs which can relieve all your stress. They originated from Scotland, United Kingdom. They are long-coated dog breeds and shed a lot. Collie dogs are not hypoallergenic, and you can adopt them without any hassle.

Lifespan: 14-16 years

Height: 56-61cm (Male); 56-61cm (Female)

Weight: 20-29kg (Male); 18-25kg (Female)

COTTON DE TULEAR

Cotton De Tulear is a dog breed which is lively, playful, affectionate, and intelligent dogs. They originated from Tulear city of Madagascar and had soft, cotton-like coat. These dog breeds are obedient and easily trainable for agility, behavioral sessions. The dog breed sheds and is hypoallergenic breeds.

Lifespan: 14-16 years

Height: 25-30cm (Male); 22-27cm (Female)

Weight: 4-6kg (Male); 3.5-5kg (Female)

 

CURLY COATED RETRIEVER

 

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Curly-Coated Retriever dogs are lively, clever and intelligent dogs. They are sensitive dog breeds which can be possessive for your love. They originated from England and can be easily trainable pets. They shed a little and are not hypoallergenic dogs. Their coat is distinct and has curls over their coat. These breeds have been trained for upland bird and waterfowl hunting. They belong to smart dog breeds.

Lifespan: 9-14 years

Height: 64-69cm (Male); 58-64cm (Female)

Weight: 32-41kg (Male); 23-32kg (Female)

 

CZECHOSLOVAKIAN  VLCAK

 

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Czechoslovakian Vlcak, also known as Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs is a fearless, active, sociable, lively, courageous dog breed. By the name, they emerged from the Czechoslovakian city. They have lengthy tails and hairs. They shed hairs on your carpet but are not hypoallergenic dogs.

Lifespan: 13-16 years

Height: 65cm (Male); 60cm (Female)

Weight: 26kg (Male); 20kg (Female )

 

DACHSHUND

The Dachshund is a hound dog breed that is short in stature, with a long body. Dachshunds are known for their incredible sense of smell and this makes them particularly useful when tracking small game animals, such as badgers and foxes. In addition, they make great pets and show dogs, thanks to their sense of loyalty and mild temperament. The smooth coat of the Dachshund comes in an array of colors, such as brown, black, cream, and blue.

Lifespan: 12 to 15 years

Height: 8 – 9 inches (standard), 5 – 6 inches (miniature)

Weight: 16 – 32 lbs. (standard), 11 lbs. and under (miniature)

The Dachshund is an active breed with a high intelligence level.

 

DALMATIAN

Easily distinguished by its white hair and black spots, the Dalmatian is one of the most recognizable dogs in the world. Dalmatians are moderately fast dogs with a very high energy level, and this makes them capable of significant endurance. In the past, Dalmatians were used as firehouse dogs, as well as circus performers, however, these days they are primarily bred as family pets.

Lifespan: 10 to 13 years

Height: 22 – 23 inches (male), 23 – 24 inches (female)

Weight: 35 – 53 lbs. (male), 33 – 71 lbs. (female)

The Dalmatian is an alert dog with an outgoing and friendly personality.

 

DANDIE DINMONT TERRIER

Noted as being one of the calmest Terrier breeds, the Dandie Dinmont Terrier has fervent eyes and a topknot of hair on its head. Even though the Dandie only stands about 1 foot tall when full grown, it has the confidence of a large dog. The Dandie is distinguishable by its pepper colored coat of fluffy hair and its sword-shaped tail.

Lifespan: 12 to 15 years

Height: 8 – 11 inches

Weight: 18 – 24 lbs.

The Dandie Dinmont Terrier is an intelligent and trainable companion.

 

DOBERMAN PINSCHER

The Doberman Pinscher is a medium-sized breed that was developed in the late 19th century by Karl Friedrich Louis Dobermann – a German tax collector. The Pinscher is renowned for being a well-tempered and highly trainable dog. In fact, it has been employed as a war dog, along with being used by numerous police battalions. The Doberman is characterized by its pointed ears and its short black, blue, and brown hair.

Lifespan: 10 to 13 years

Height: 26 – 28 inches (male), 24 – 26 inches (female)

Weight: 75 – 100 lbs. (male), 60 – 90 lbs. (female)

The Doberman Pinscher is a muscular dog that makes a for the perfect guardian.

 

DOGUE DE BORDEAUX

Also known as a French Mastiff or Bordeaux Mastiff, the Dogue de Bordeaux is one of the oldest French dog breeds on record. The breed was made popular by the movie Turner and Hooch, in which a Dogue de Bordeaux had a starring role alongside Tom Hanks. And while the breed is noted for its strong, muscular body and short yellowish-brown hair, the French Mastiff enjoys a low-activity lifestyle.

Lifespan: 5 to 8 years

Height: 24 inches (male), 23 – 26 inches (female)

Weight: 110 lbs. and up (male), 99 lbs.and up (female)

The Dogue de Bordeaux is a protective dog that maintains a non-aggressive demeanor.

 

ENGLISH COCKER SPANIEL

The English Cocker Spaniel is well known for its exceptional abilities as a gun dog and this bodes well for hunters. In addition to its capabilities in the field, the Spaniel’s level of trainability makes it one of the top show dog breeds. The Spaniel is a moderately active breed that is happy flushing birds from thick cover or lounging around the house. Its hair color can vary considerably, ranging from solid colors to spots.

Lifespan: 12 to 14 years

Height: 28 – 36 inches (male), 26 – 33 inches (female)

Weight: 29 – 36 lbs. (male), 26 – 33 lbs. (female)

The English Cocker Spaniel is a high-spirited dog breed that strives for affection.

 

ENGLISH FOXHOUND

The English Foxhound is a breed of dog that belongs to the Hound family. To this day, the aptly named English Foxhound is bred for fox tracking, for which it is perfectly suited thanks to its strong sense of smell and its ability to alert hunters by barking when game is located. Many consider the English Foxhound to be a nearly flawless breed, due to its combination of strength, poise, and intelligence. The Foxhound has short hair that typically contains shades of brown, black, and white.

Lifespan: 10 to 12 years

Height: 22 – 26 inches (male), 20-24 inches (female)

Weight: 60 – 75 lbs. (male), 55 – 70 lbs. (female)

Training the English Foxhound takes patience, but the rewards are worth the effort.

 

ENGLISH SETTER

Belonging to the Setter family, the English Setter shares similar characteristics to that of its distant family members – the Gordon Setter, Irish Setter, and White Setter. It is known as a gundog, but unlike other gundog breeds, the English Setter makes for an excellent family pet. The English Setter has the ability to endure hard work in the field, while also being calm enough to lay at your feet. Its moderately shaggy hair is usually “ticked” with blue, orange, and Belton – a color that is specific to the English Setter.

Lifespan: 10 to 12 years

Height: 24 – 26 inches (male), 23-25 inches (female)

Weight: 60 – 80 lbs. (male), 45 – 55 lbs. (female)

The English Setter is a well-behaved dog with an affectionate side.

 

ENGLISH SPRINGER SPANIEL

Like most breeds in the Spaniel group, the English Springer Spaniel is branded as a gundog that is particularly good at flushing and recovering game. Although the Springer Spaniel is a medium-sized dog, its stamina and excitable temperament make it a very active breed. This high activity level needs to be met with regular exercise and play to ensure that the Springer remains healthy. The breed has long, flowing ears and soft brown and white hair.

Lifespan: 12 to 14 years

Height: 19 – 20 inches (male), 18 – 19 inches (female)

Weight: 45 – 50 lbs. (male), 35 – 40 lbs. (female)

The English Springer Spaniel is an obedient companion with a lively spirit.

 

ENGLISH TOY SPANIEL

The English Toy Spaniel differentiates itself from other Spaniels in that it is not bred as a gundog and this is due in part to its small stature. In fact, when fully grown, the Toy Spaniel stands less than a foot tall and under 15 pounds, thus giving it the designation of “Toy”. However, its personality has all the trademarks of the Spaniel family – playful, affectionate, and attentive. The Toy Spaniel comes in four very different color patterns and each is with a specific name: Blenheim, King Charles, Prince Charles, and Ruby.

Lifespan: 10 to 13 years

Height: 9 – 11 inches.

Weight: 8 – 13 lbs.

The English Toy Spaniel is an adorable breed with traits that make it the perfect house dog.

 

ENTLEBUCHER MOUNTAIN DOG

Known as one of the four breeds of mountain dogs developed by the Swiss, the Entlebucher Mountain Dog is a high-spirited and very capable herding dog. While it has the smallest stature of any of the Swiss Mountain Dog breeds, its lengthy body, and stout legs bode well for its untiring work ethic. The Entlebucher has a welcoming face with brown eyes and a tri-colored coat of short hair.

Lifespan: 10 to 15 years

Height: 17 – 20 inches.

Weight: 45 – 65 lbs.

The Entlebucher Mountain Dog is an intelligent and devoted work companion.

 

FIELD SPANIEL

A member of the Spaniel family, the Field Spaniel is noted for being slightly larger than a Cocker Spaniel. The Field Spaniel was originally bred as a show dog, as it was not very adept in the field. However, in the 1950’s the Field Spaniel was redeveloped with longer legs, making it far more suitable for fieldwork. They are noted for their lengthy ear and lustrous coat, which can be black or liver-colored, or a combination of the two colors. The Field Spaniel stands between 17 – 18 inches tall, making for a well-proportioned dog with a graceful gait.

Lifespan: 10 to 12 years

Height: 17 – 18 inches.

Weight: 35 – 45 lbs.

The Field Spaniel works hard in the field while remaining calm and playful around the house.

 

FINNISH LAPPHUND

Commonly used for reindeer herding, the Finnish Lapphund is a Nordic dog of the Spritz type that is able to withstand the extremely cold temperatures of the Arctic Circle. Although the Lapphund only grows to 20” in height, it is exceptionally powerful, with a muscular build and strong bones. The Finnish Lapphund has an elongated nose and waterproof double coat that comes in a variety of colors and patterns. And while the Lapphund is a popular breed in the region of its origin – Finland, it remains relatively unknown throughout the rest of the world.

Lifespan: 12 to 14 years

Height: 18 – 20 inches (male), 16 – 19 inches (female)

Weight: 33 – 55 lbs.

The Finnish Lapphund is a courageous dog that is both friendly and energetic.

 

FINNISH SPITZ

As the name suggests, the Finnish Spitz is a dog breed that was developed in Finland for hunting game, such as squirrels, rodents, and even bears. With its thick double coat of golden-red fur, the Finnish Spitz has a fox-like appearance, with black eyes and a curved tail. Even though the Spitz is efficient as a hunter, it is also very affectionate with a steady temperament, which makes it great around children. In fact, the Finnish Spitz is so well loved that since 1979 it has been the national dog of Finland.

Lifespan: 12 to 14 years

Height: 17 – 20 inches (male), 15 – 18 inches (female)

Weight: 26 – 29 lbs. (male), 16 – 22 lbs. (female)

The Finnish Spitz is a very active breed that remains loyal and eager to please.

 

FLAT-COATED RETRIEVER

The Flat-Coated Retriever was developed in the United Kingdom as a gundog breed for both water and land use. It is noted as being a very capable bird dog; full of energy and obedient. The Flat-Coated Retriever gets its name from its glossy, flat-lying coat which is typically black or liver-colored. And while the Flat-Coated Retriever shares many similarities with the Labrador Retriever, it has a slimmer body and a more refined look.

Lifespan: 10 to 12 years

Height: 22 – 24 inches.

Weight: 50 – 70 lbs.

The Flat-Coated Retriever has an optimistic attitude and unfading devotion.

 

FRENCH BULLDOG

The French Bulldog, often called Frenchie, is a Bulldog breed that is small in stature. The Frenchie is one of the most popular breeds in the world, ranking in the top 10 in the United Kingdom, the United States, and Australia. And while it has a muscular body and heavy bone structure, its short, wrinkled nose and bat-like ears make it particularly adorable. The coat of the French Bulldog is smooth and comes in an array of different colors, such as brindle, fawn, and tan.

Lifespan: 10 to 12 years

Height: 11 -12 inches.

Weight: 15 – 28 lbs.

Frenchies have an easygoing, playful attitude and this makes them perfect for those with children.

 

GERMAN PINSCHER

Originally developed in Germany, the German Pinscher is of the Pinscher type, which also includes the Dobermann and the Miniature Pinscher. This medium-sized breed has a formidable muscle structure and pointed ears that are accented by its smooth, black and blue coat. The German Pinscher is known for being a playful friend with a seemingly endless amount of energy and this contributes to its fast gait.

Lifespan: 11 to 14 years

Height: 16 -20 inches.

Weight: 28 – 45 lbs.

The German Pinscher is a dog-lovers dream in that it is confident and highly trainable.

 

GERMAN SHEPHERD DOG

The Alsatian, more commonly known as the German Shepherd Dog, is a large-sized breed that is renowned for its exceptional intelligence and trainability. The Shepherd, being both muscular and fast, is often employed by police agencies to aid officers in the line of duty. And while the Alsatian is perfectly suited as a guard dog, it is also great with children. The color of the German Shepherds coat ranges from all black to black and tan, with notes of red and silver.

Lifespan: 9 to 14 years

Height: 24 – 26 inches (male), 22 – 24 inches (female)

Weight: 65 – 90 lbs. (male), 50 – 70 lbs. (female)

The German Shepherd is a courageous breed that can act as both a protector and a loyal friend.

 

GERMAN SHORTHAIRED POINTER

Standing 2 feet tall, the German Shorthaired Pointer is a medium to large-sized breed that is renowned for its abilities in the field. As the name suggests, the Pointer will stand motionless in a pointing position when game is located. The Shorthaired Pointer is characterized by its liver and white patterned coat and soft facial features. Along with its abilities in the field, it is known for its speed and exceptional endurance.

Lifespan: 12 to 14 years

Height: 23 – 25 inches (male), 20 – 23 inches (female)

Weight: 50 – 70 lbs. (male), 45 – 60 lbs. (female)

The German Shorthaired Pointer is smart and cooperative, and it takes well to training.

 

GERMAN WIREHAIRED POINTER

The German Wirehaired Pointer shares many characteristics with its relative, the Shorthaired Pointer, although it is slightly larger in build. The Pointer gets its name from its wire-like coat, which comes in liver, roan, and liver and white. And unlike the Shorthaired Pointer, the Wirehaired Pointer has a bushy beard and eyebrows. These features help to protect it when it is tracking game through the underbrush.

Lifespan: 12 to 14 years

Height: 24 – 28 inches (male), 22 – 26 inches (female)

Weight: 60 – 70 lbs.

The German Wirehaired Pointer is one of the foremost pointing breeds in the world.

 

GIANT SCHNAUZER

As denoted by its name, the Giant Schnauzer is a super-sized version of the Standard Schnauzer. The Giant Schnauzer is quite tall, standing 28”, and weighing nearly 100 pounds. During the World Wars of the 20th century, the Schnauzer was used as a military dog, and it has elsewhere been employed as a guard dog. It has a rugged double coat of black or salt and pepper hair that helps protect it against harsh weather.

Lifespan: 13 to 15 years

Height: 25 – 28 inches (male), 24 – 26 inches (female)

Weight: 65 – 80 lbs. (male), 60 – 75 lbs. (female)

The Giant Schnauzer is a powerful breed with a steady temperament and unwavering loyalty.

 

GLEN OF IMAAL TERRIER

The Glen of Imaal Terrier is an adorable breed of Irish Terrier that is small in size, ranging between 12” and 14” tall. Unlike other Terrier breeds which are very excitable, the Imaal Terrier has a relatively calm demeanor. In the past, the Imaal was used as a herding dog and for the eradication of pests, such as rats, mice, and other small vermin. The Glen of Imaal has droopy ears and a wiry coat that comes in two color variations – wheaten and blue brindle.

Lifespan: 13 to 15 years

Height: 12 – 14 inches.

Weight: 30 – 40 lbs.

The Glen of Imaal Terrier is a playful breed that is becoming increasingly rare.

 

GOLDEN RETRIEVER

The Golden Retriever was developed as a gun dog and, of course, a retriever, however, it is also used as a guide dog for the handicap. It is one of the most popular dog breeds in the world, especially in the United States. The Golden Retriever has an irresistibly friendly attitude which makes it perfect around children. As the name suggests, the Golden Retriever has a golden colored coat with shade variations ranging from light to dark.

Lifespan: 10 to 12 years

Height: 22 – 24 inches (male), 20 – 22 inches (female)

Weight: 65 – 75 lbs. (male), 55 – 70 lbs. (female)

The Golden Retriever is an intelligent and playful breed, making it a nearly flawless.

 

GOLDENDOODLE

A cross-breed between a Golden Retriever and a Poodle, the Goldendoodle is a medium-sized breed that was developed in 1969. With a trainability level like that of the Golden Retriever, the Goldendoodle was originally intended to be a guide dog for individuals with allergies, as it is hypoallergenic. The coat of the “Doodle” comes in three very different types – straight, wavy, and curly, with colors such as golden, cream, black, and white.

Lifespan: 10 to 14 years

Height: 24 – 26 inches (male), 18 – 22 inches (female)

Weight: 50 – 90 lbs.

The Goldendoodle is an energetic breed with a friendly demeanor.

 

GORDON SETTER

The Gordon Setter is known for being the largest of any of the Setter breeds, often reaching over 26” at the shoulders. The Gordon was developed in the United Kingdom as a bird dog for grouse, pheasant, and partridge hunting. It has a shimmery dark-black coat with brown markings on its face and paws, from which the nickname “black and tan” is derived. The Gordon’s heavy coat makes it well-suited for field work in inclement weather.

Lifespan: 12 to 14 years

Height: 24 – 28 inches (male), 23 – 26 inches (female)

Weight: 55 – 80 lbs. (male), 50 – 70 lbs. (female)

The Gordon Setter is a moderately active breed that is also comfortable laying at your feet.