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The Ultimate Dogs Breed List from A to Z

(or from Affenpinscher to Zuchon)

With over 200 dog breeds worldwide and growing, there is so much choice for consumers when it comes to choosing a dog that is right for you. We’ve compiled a comprehensive list of dog breeds from a to z, with useful information that may help you get to know your breed or a breed that you are interested in.

What is a Dog Breed?

Traditionally a dog breed is a particular strain or dog type that was purposefully bred by humans to perform specific tasks, such as, hunting, herding or guarding. Today many dog breeds have been bred to look a certain way or in some circumstances bred in a way that removes imperfections.

Below you will find our long list of
dog breeds sorted alphabetically:

Affenpinscher Afghan Hound Airedale Terrier Akita
Alaskan Malamute American Hairless Terrier American Staffordshire Terrier Anatolian Shepherd Dog
Australian Cattle Dog Australian Kelpie Australian Silky Terrier Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog
Australian Terrier Azawakh Basenji Basset Fauve de Bretagne
Basset Hound Beagle Bearded Collie Bedlington Terrier
Belgian Shepherd Dog Groenendael Belgian Shepherd Dog Laekenois Belgian Shepherd Dog Malinois Belgian Shepherd Dog Tervuren
Bergamasco Shepherd Dog Bernese Mountain Dog Bichon Frise Black and Tan Coonhound
Bloodhound Bluetick Coonhound Border Collie Border Terrier
Borzoi Boston Terrier Bouvier des Flandres Boxer
Bracco Italiano Briard British Bulldog Brittany
Bull Terrier Bullmastiff Cairn Terrier Canaan Dog
Canadian Eskimo Dog Cane Corso Caucasian Shepherd Dog Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Cavoodle Central Asian Shepherd Dog Cesky Chesapeake Bay Retriever
Chihuahua Chinese Crested Dog Chow Chow Clumber Spaniel
Cocker spaniel Collie Coton De Tulear Curly Coated Retriever
Dachschund Dalmatian Dandie Dinmont Terrier Deerhound
Doberman Dogue de Bordeaux Dutch Shepherd Dog English Setter
English Springer Spaniel English Toy Terrier Estrela Mountain Dog Eurasier
Field Spaniel Finnish Lapphund Finnish Spitz Flat Coated Retriever
Fox Terrier Foxhound French Bulldog German Hunting Terrier
German Pinscher German Shepherd German Shorthaired Pointer German Spitz
German Wirehaired Pointer Giant Schnauzer Glen of Imaal Terrier Golden Retriever
Gordon Setter Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen Great Dane Greyhound
Griffon Bruxellois Groodle Hamiltonstovare Harrier
Havanese Hungarian Vizsla Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla Ibizan Hound
Icelandic Sheepdog Irish Red and White Setter Irish Setter Irish Terrier
Irish Water Spaniel Irish Wolfhound Italian Greyhound Italian Spinone
Jack Russell Terrier Japanese Chin Japanese Spitz Kangal Shepherd Dog
Keeshond Kerry Blue Terrier King Charles Spaniel Komondor
Kuvasz Labradoodle Labrador Retriever Lagotto Romagnolo
Lakeland Terrier Landseer (European Continental Type) Large Munsterlander Leonberger
Lhasa Apso Lowchen Maltese Maltipoo
Manchester Terrier Maremma Sheepdog Mastiff Miniature Bull Terrier
Miniature Pinscher Miniature Poodle Miniature Schnauzer Neapolitan Mastiff
Newfoundland Norfolk Terrier Norwegian Buhund Norwegian Elkhound
Norwich Terrier Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Old English Sheepdog Otterhound
Papillon Parson Russell Terrier Pekingese Peruvian Hairless Dog
Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen Pharaoh Hound Pointer Polish Lowland Sheepdog
Pomeranian Portuguese Podengo Portuguese Water Dog Pug
Puli Pumi Pyrenean Mastiff Pyrenean Mountain Dog
Rhodesian Ridgeback Rottweiler Russian Black Terrier Russian Toy
Saint Bernard Saluki Samoyed Schipperke
Schnoodle Scottish Terrier Sealyham Terrier Shar Pei
Shetland Sheepdog Shiba Inu Shih-poo Shih Tzu
Siberian Husky Skye Terrier Sloughi Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
Spanish Mastiff Spanish Water Dog Spoodle Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Standard Poodle Standard Schnauzer Sussex Spaniel Swedish Lapphund
Swedish Vallhund Tatra Shepherd Dog Tenterfield Terrier Tibetan Mastiff
Tibetan Spaniel Tibetan Terrier Toy Poodle Weimaraner
Welsh Corgi Cardigan Welsh Corgi Pembroke Welsh Springer Spaniel Welsh Terrier
West Highland White Terrier Whippet White Swiss Shepherd Dog Wirehaired Slovakian Pointer
Xoloitzcuintli Yorkshire terrier
Affenpinscher Chihuahua Icelandic Sheepdog Poodle (Standard)
Afghan Hound Chinese Crested Dog Irish Red and White Setter Poodle (Toy)
Airedale Terrier Chow Chow Irish Setter Portuguese Podengo
Akita Clumber Spaniel Irish Terrier Portuguese Water Dog
Alaskan Malamute Cockapoo Zuchon Pug
American Hairless Terrier Cocker Spaniel Iriszh Water Spaniel Puli
American Staffordshire Terrier Coton De Tulear Irish Wolfhound Pumi
Anatolian Shepherd Dog Curly Coated Retriever Italian Greyhound Pyrenean Mastiff
Australian Cattle Dog Dachshund Italian Spinone Pyrenean Mountain Dog
Australian Heeler Cross Dachshund (Miniature Smooth Haired) Jack Russell Terrier Rhodesian Ridgeback
Australian Kelpie Dachshund (Long-Haired) Japanese Chin Rottweiler
Australian Silky Terrier Dachshund (Miniature Long Haired) Japanese Spitz Russian Black Terrier
Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog Dachshund (Miniature Wire Haired) Kangal Shepherd Dog Russian Toy (Long Haired, Smooth haired)
Australian Terrier Dachshund (Smooth Haired) Keeshond Saluki
Azawakh Dachshund (Wire Haired) Kerry Blue Terrier Samoyed
Basenji Dalmatian King Charles Spaniel Schipperke
Basset Fauve de Bretagne Dandie Dinmont Terrier Komondor Schnoodle
Basset Hound Deerhound Kuvasz Scottish Terrier
Beagle Dobermann Labradoodle Sealyham Terrier
Bearded Collie Dogue de Bordeaux Labrador Shar Pei
Bedlington Terrier Dutch Shepherd Dog Labrador Retriever Shetland Sheepdog
Belgian Shepherd Dog English Setter Lagotto Romagnolo Shiba Inu
Belgian Shepherd Dog (Groenendael) English Springer Spaniel Lakeland Terrier Shih Tzu
Belgian Shepherd Dog (Laekenois) English Toy Terrier (Black and Tan) Landseer (European Continental Type) Shih-Poo
Belgian Shepherd Dog (Malinois) Estrela Mountain Do Large Munsterlander Siberian Huskyr
Belgian Shepherd Dog (Tervueren) Eurasier Leonberger Skye Terrier
Bergamasco Shepherd Dog Field Spaniel Lhasa Apso Sloughi
Bernese Mountain Dog Finnish Lapphund Lowchen Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
Bichon Frise Finnish Spitz Maltese Spanish Mastiff
Black and Tan Coonhound Flat Coated Retriever Maltipoo Spanish Water Dog
Bloodhound Fox Terrier Manchester Terrier Spoodle
Bluetick Coonhound Fox Terrier (Smooth) Fox Terrier (Wire) Maremma Sheepdog St Bernard
Border Collie Foxhound Mastiff Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Border Terrier French Bulldog Miniature Schnauzer Standard Schnauzer
Borzoi German Hunting Terrier Moodle Sussex Spaniel
Boston Terrier German Pinscher Neapolitan Mastiff Swedish Lapphund
Bouvier des Flandres German Shepherd Dog Newfoundland Swedish Vallhund
Boxer German Shorthaired Pointer Norfolk Terrier Tatra Shepherd Dog
Bracco Italiano German Spitz Norwegian Buhund Tenterfield Terrier
Briard German Spitz (Klein) Norwegian Elkhound Tibetan Mastiff
British Bulldog German Spitz (Mittel) Norwich Terrier Tibetan Spaniel
Brittany German Wirehaired Pointer Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Tibetan Terrier
Bull Terrier Glen of Imaal Terrier Old English Sheepdog Weimaraner
Bull Terrier (Miniature) Golden Retriever Otterhound Weimaraner (Long-Haired)
Bullmastiff Gordon Setter Papillon Welsh Corgi
Cairn Terrier Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen Parson Russell Terrier Welsh Corgi (Cardigan)
Canaan Dog Great Dane Pekingese Welsh Corgi (Pembroke)
Canadian Eskimo Dog Greyhound Peruvian Hairless Dog Welsh Springer Spaniel
Cane Corso Griffon Bruxellois Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen Welsh Terrier
Caucasian Shepherd Dog Groodle Pharaoh Hound West Highland White Terrier
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Hamiltonstovare Pinscher (Miniature) Whippet
Cavoodle Harrier Pointer White Swiss Shepherd Dog
Central Asian Shepherd Dog Havanese Polish Lowland Sheepdog Wirehaired Slovakian Pointer
Cesky Terrier Hungarian Vizsla Pomeranian Xoloitzcuintle (intermediate, standard, miniature)
Chesapeake Bay Retriever Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla Poodle (Miniature) Yorkshire Terrier
Affenpinscher Icelandic Sheepdog
Afghan Hound Irish Red and White Setter
Airedale Terrier Irish Setter
Akita Irish Terrier
Alaskan Malamute Zuchon
American Hairless Terrier Iriszh Water Spaniel
American Staffordshire Terrier Irish Wolfhound
Anatolian Shepherd Dog Italian Greyhound
Australian Cattle Dog Italian Spinone
Australian Heeler Cross Jack Russell Terrier
Australian Kelpie Japanese Chin
Australian Silky Terrier Japanese Spitz
Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog Kangal Shepherd Dog
Australian Terrier Keeshond
Azawakh Kerry Blue Terrier
Basenji King Charles Spaniel
Basset Fauve de Bretagne Komondor
Basset Hound Kuvasz
Beagle Labradoodle
Bearded Collie Labrador
Bedlington Terrier Labrador Retriever
Belgian Shepherd Dog Lagotto Romagnolo
Belgian Shepherd Dog (Groenendael) Lakeland Terrier
Belgian Shepherd Dog (Laekenois) Landseer (European Continental Type)
Belgian Shepherd Dog (Malinois) Large Munsterlander
Belgian Shepherd Dog (Tervueren) Leonberger
Bergamasco Shepherd Dog Lhasa Apso
Bernese Mountain Dog Lowchen
Bichon Frise Maltese
Black and Tan Coonhound Maltipoo
Bloodhound Manchester Terrier
Bluetick Coonhound Maremma Sheepdog
Border Collie Mastiff
Border Terrier Miniature Schnauzer
Borzoi Moodle
Boston Terrier Neapolitan Mastiff
Bouvier des Flandres Newfoundland
Boxer Norfolk Terrier
Bracco Italiano Norwegian Buhund
Briard Norwegian Elkhound
British Bulldog Norwich Terrier
Brittany Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever
Bull Terrier Old English Sheepdog
Bull Terrier (Miniature) Otterhound
Bullmastiff Papillon
Cairn Terrier Parson Russell Terrier
Canaan Dog Pekingese
Canadian Eskimo Dog Peruvian Hairless Dog
Cane Corso Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen
Caucasian Shepherd Dog Pharaoh Hound
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Pinscher (Miniature)
Cavoodle Pointer
Central Asian Shepherd Dog Polish Lowland Sheepdog
Cesky Terrier Pomeranian
Chesapeake Bay Retriever Poodle (Miniature)
Chihuahua Poodle (Standard)
Chinese Crested Dog Poodle (Toy)
Chow Chow Portuguese Podengo
Clumber Spaniel Portuguese Water Dog
Cockapoo Pug
Cocker Spaniel Puli
Coton De Tulear Pumi
Curly Coated Retriever Pyrenean Mastiff
Dachshund Pyrenean Mountain Dog
Dachshund (Miniature Smooth Haired) Rhodesian Ridgeback
Dachshund (Long-Haired) Rottweiler
Dachshund (Miniature Long Haired) Russian Black Terrier
Dachshund (Miniature Wire Haired) Russian Toy (Long Haired, Smooth haired)
Dachshund (Smooth Haired) Saluki
Dachshund (Wire Haired) Samoyed
Dalmatian Schipperke
Dandie Dinmont Terrier Schnoodle
Deerhound Scottish Terrier
Dobermann Sealyham Terrier
Dogue de Bordeaux Shar Pei
Dutch Shepherd Dog Shetland Sheepdog
English Setter Shiba Inu
English Springer Spaniel Shih Tzu
English Toy Terrier (Black and Tan) Shih-Poo
Estrela Mountain Dog Siberian Husky
Eurasier Skye Terrier
Field Spaniel Sloughi
Finnish Lapphund Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
Finnish Spitz Spanish Mastiff
Flat Coated Retriever Spanish Water Dog
Fox Terrier Spoodle
Fox Terrier (Smooth) Fox Terrier (Wire) St Bernard
Foxhound Staffordshire Bull Terrier
French Bulldog Standard Schnauzer
German Hunting Terrier Sussex Spaniel
German Pinscher Swedish Lapphund
German Shepherd Dog Swedish Vallhund
German Shorthaired Pointer Tatra Shepherd Dog
German Spitz Tenterfield Terrier
German Spitz (Klein) Tibetan Mastiff
German Spitz (Mittel) Tibetan Spaniel
German Wirehaired Pointer Tibetan Terrier
Glen of Imaal Terrier Weimaraner
Golden Retriever Weimaraner (Long-Haired)
Gordon Setter Welsh Corgi
Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen Welsh Corgi (Cardigan)
Great Dane Welsh Corgi (Pembroke)
Greyhound Welsh Springer Spaniel
Griffon Bruxellois Welsh Terrier
Groodle West Highland White Terrier
Hamiltonstovare Whippet
Harrier White Swiss Shepherd Dog
Havanese Wirehaired Slovakian Pointer
Hungarian Vizsla Xoloitzcuintle (intermediate, standard, miniature)
Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla Yorkshire Terrier

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Italian Greyhound

Shar Pei

Sussex Spaniel

Shiba Inu

Frequently asked questions

A dog breed is a group of animals that have similar characteristics and are controlled by breed clubs or registries. These groups are in charge of promoting the health, welfare, and breeding of dogs of that specific breed. There are many dog breeds out there, each one with its own unique look and temperament. Some common dog breeds include golden retrievers, poodles, huskies, and dachshunds.

Purebred dogs are dogs that belong to a specific breed based on heredity. Purebred dogs are bred with the intention of maintaining specific breed characteristics, often for a particular purpose like hunting, guarding, or herding. Purebred dogs are often registered with breed registries like the Australian National Kennel Club (ANKC) or Canadian Kennel Club (CKC). The Australian National Kennel Council is the country’s leading organisation for breeding, exhibition, trialling, obedience, and other canine-related pursuits, as well as for the ownership of temperamentally and physically sound purebred dogs.Purebreds are genetically similar to their parents or other purebred dogs of the same breed. A word to the wise: Not all purebred dogs come from reputable breeders. In fact, most purebreds are purchased from puppy mills – large commercial breeding facilities with poor conditions. These are often the same breeders who sell mixed-breed dogs. Bottom line: If you choose to get a purebred dog, make sure it comes from a responsible breeder – not a puppy mill!

Mixed breed dogs are dogs that have been bred from two purebred dogs. Although mixed breed dogs are often referred to as “mutts”, this term is considered derogatory and demeaning. The proper term for a mixed-breed dog is a “mixed-breed dog”. The term “mutt” is the name for a dog whose breed is unknown or whose breed has been mixed with other breeds. Mixed-breed dogs are the result of breeding two purebreds that are closely related. In many cases, purebred dogs are bred with their relatives (cousins or siblings) because they are the easiest dogs to find in humane societies and shelters. When two purebred dogs are bred together, their offspring will have a mix of both parents’ genes.

There are a lot of dog breeds out there. Each breed has its own unique characteristics and personality. Choosing the right dog breed for you can be a challenge. Before you buy a dog, it’s important to do your research. Read up on different dog breeds and their personalities.This will help you figure out what kind of dog fits your lifestyle best.

There are a few things to consider when choosing a dog breed. First, make sure the breed is suited to your lifestyle. Look for breeds that are good with children or other dogs. And don’t forget about likes and dislikes! Dogs come in all shapes and sizes, so be sure to pick one that matches your body size and shape. Another thing to keep in mind is health issues. Some breeds have higher health risks than others, so do your research before making a purchase.

A group is a collection of entities that contain common characteristics and can be managed together. A dog group is a collection of dogs that share similar characteristics and can therefore be managed as a single entity.


A dog group is useful for reporting and analysis purposes, and it helps collect data about the health and well-being of multiple dogs, regardless of the individual animal’s age, breed, or health history. Additionally, groups can help you easily manage your dogs’ health records, contact information, medication, immunisation records, and other details.

Animals, plants, and microorganisms can cross-breed with their own kind. Domestic animals are typically classified according to ‘breed,’ while ‘species’ refers to animals, plants, and microorganisms. ‘Breed’ describes a population of domestic animals that has been selectively bred to preserve certain characteristics, whereas ‘species’ refers to the largest category that can produce fertile offspring. Because of this, species are larger than breeds. Several breeds may be found in a single species, such as the Rottweiler and German Shepherd breeds of Canis lupus (dog).

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