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Dog Breed Profiles

Learn about numerous dog breeds including their characteristics, temperament and history. Find out which breed of dog is best for you and your lifestyle.

Note: This list is a work in process. Please check back often for new dog breed profiles.

A to Z Dog Breeds
Quickly find the dog breed information you need with this alphabetical listing of dog breeds.

Affenpinscher
The Affenpinscher is a compact and sturdy dog with a somewhat feisty nature. From personality to appearance, learn all about the lively and unique Affenpinscher dog breed.

Airedale Terrier
The Airedale Terrier is an energetic, happy dog breed that makes an excellent protector. Find out more about this lively Airedale's appearance, history and other traits.

Akita
The Akita is a courageous, loyal working dog breed of Japanese descent. Find out about the Akita's history, personality, appearance and more.

Alaskan Malamute
The Alaskan Malamute is a friendly, strong and hard-working dog breed with great endurance and strength. Discover more about the beautiful and diligent Alaskan Malamute dog breed, including history, appearance and personality.

Australian Cattle Dog
The Australian Cattle Dog is an agile, clever and energetic dog breed with a strong desire to work. Find out if the Australian Cattle Dog breed is right for you. Read about the personality, physical appearance, history and other traits of the Australian Cattle Dog.

Australian Shepherd
The Australian Shepherd is an agile, clever and energetic dog breed with a strong desire to work. Find out if the Australian Shepherd bread is right for you. Read about the personality, physical appearance, history and other traits of the Australian Shepherd.

Basenji
The Basenji is among the most unique of all dog breeds. This small, elegant dog is probably best known for its lack of barking. However, the breed will sometimes whine and make noises that resemble yodeling. The Basenji is a muscular dog, but is also very lean and agile. This breed is quite intelligent, with a fine character and curious nature.

Basset Hound
The Basset Hound is a unique dog breed that is widely known for its droopy, puppy-dog face and eyes, long floppy ears, short crooked legs and long body. Learn more about the history, appearance and personality of this sleuth of a dog breed, the Basset Hound

Beagle
The Beagle is one of the most popular dog breeds in North America. Learn about the profile of the Beagle dog breed, including appearance, personality traits, history and health problems.

Bearded Collie
The Bearded Collie is a medium-sized dog breed. Especially known for its long beard and shaggy coat, the Bearded Collie is intelligent, friendly and loyal. Find out more about the amazing Bearded Collie dog breed.

Belgian Malinois
Learn about the noble and diligent Belgian Malinois dog breed and find out why it is such a popular breed. Read a profile of the Belgian Malinois dog breed, including appearance, personality traits, history and health problems.

Bernese Mountain Dog
The Bernese Mountain Dog is a large and lovable dog breed that thrives upon the companionship of people. Learn all about the Bernese Mountain Dog breed and find out if it's right for you.

Bichon Frise
The Bichon Frise dog breed is a fluffy little white dog with a lively, happy personality. This hypoallergenic dog breed is also among the most popular dog breeds to day. Learn more about the appearance, personality and history of the Bichon Frise.

American Foxhound
The American Foxhound is a

Bloodhound
The Bloodhound is a unique dog breed that is widely known for its droopy, puppy-dog face and eyes, long floppy ears, short crooked legs and long body. Learn more about the history, appearance and personality of this sleuth of a dog breed, the Basset Hound

Bluetick Coonhound
The Bluetick Coonhound is a beautiful hound and a versatile working dog. Read a profile of the Bluetick Coonhound dog breed, including appearance, personality traits, history and health problems.

Border Collie
The Border Collie is a hard-working, energetic herding dog that makes a great companion to the right owner. Learn all about this amazing dog breed, including temperament, appearance and history.

Border Terrier
The Border Terrier is a cute and energetic terrier breed. Both loyal and fearless, the breed makes an excellent companion. Find out more about the adorable Border Terrier.

Boston Terrier
Learn all about the Boston Terrier - a bright, active dog breed that makes a wonderful companion. Read about the personality, physical appearance, health problems and other traits associated with the Boston Terrier.

Boxer
A popular dog breed, the Boxer is a athletic, intelligent, affectionate dog breed.

Boykin Spaniel
The Boykin Spaniel is a friendly, energetic and versatile sporting dog breed. Learn more about the Boykin Spaniel dog breed, including personality traits, health problems and history.

Brittany
The Brittany dog breed is a very energetic and active sporting dog. Find out more about the lively Brittany's temperament, appearance and history.

Brussels Griffon
The Brussels Griffon is a compact and sturdy, dog that is often considered to possess a human-like facial expression. From personality to appearance, learn all about the lively and friendly Brussels Griffon dog breed.

Bull Terrier
Learn all about the Bull Terrier - a bright, playful dog breed that makes a wonderful companion. Read about the personality, physical appearance, health problems and other traits associated with the lovable Bull Terrier.

Bulldog (English)
Learn all about the English Bulldog dog breed - including personality, physical appearance and health problems, Find out why the English Bulldog is such a popular dog breed!

Bullmastiff
The Bullmastiff is an extremely large and sturdy working dog that makes an excellent companion and ideal protector. Get information about the Bullmastiff, including history, personality, appearance and more.

Cairn Terrier
The Cairn Terrier is an adorable little terrier that is perhaps best known as the dog in the Wizard of Oz.

Cane Corso
The Cane Corso, is one of the largest dog breeds around. Learn more about the powerful Cane Corso's appearance, personality and other traits.

Cardigan Welsh Corgi
The Cardigan Welsh Corgi is a short-legged herding dog with a sturdy build. This dog is small yet powerful. Find out all about the Cardigan Welsh Corgi's appearance, personality, history and more.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is an intelligent, high-spirited and outgoing dog with an affectionate disposition. Learn all about the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel's personality, appearance and other traits.

Chesapeake Bay Retriever
The Chesapeake Bay Retriever is a hard working and loyal dog breed known for it's love of water. Find out more about the Chessie, including history, health and appearance.

Chihuahua
The chihuahua dog breed is one of the smallest dog breeds but has one of the biggest personalities among all dog breeds. Learn all about the appearance, temperament and other traits of the popular Chihuahua dog breed.

Chinese Crested
The Chinese Crested is a quite unique toy breed of dog that is seen in hairless or powderpuff. Learn all about the Chinese Crested's history, appearance and temperament.

Chinese Shar-Pei
The Chinese Shar-Pei is perhaps the most exotic of all dog breeds. Learn all about the appearance, personality and history of the unique Chinese Shar-Pei.

Chow Chow
The Chow Chow is an ancient Chinese dog breed known for its lion or bear-like appearance. Get Chow Chow dog breed information, from personality to history.

Cocker Spaniel (American)
The American Cocker Spaniel is a repectable, diligent dog of relatively high popularity. Learn all about the American Cocker Spaniel, including personality, appearance and history.

Collie
The Collie is a gentle, agile, intelligent, loyal and hard-working dog breed. Learn about the personality, physical appearance and other traits of the Collie dog breed.

Dachshund
Learn all about the Dachshund dog breed, the increasingly popular little "hot dogs." Find out all about the Dachshund's personality, size, color and potential health problems.

Dalmatian
The Dalmatian is a high-energy, affectionate dog breed know especially for it's distinct spots. Learn all about the dalmatian's history, appearance and temperament here.

Doberman Pinscher
Doberman Pinschers are incredibly noble, intelligent, loyal and athletic dogs. Find out more about the beautiful Doberman Pinscher dog breed, including history, personality and other features.

Dogue de Bordeaux
The Dogue de Bordeaux is a very large, sturdy and loyal dog that makes a wonderful companion and guard dog. Learn more about the various traits for the Dogue de Bordeaux, including size, color, history and temperament.

English Cocker Spaniel
The English Cocker Spaniel is a noble, hard-working dog. Learn all about the English Cocker Spaniel, including personality, appearance and history.

English Setter
The English Setter is a graceful and athletic dog breed that excels at hunting and other dog sports. Find out more about this gentle and affectionate dog breed, including temperament, history and potential health problems.

English Springer Spaniel
The English Springer Spaniel is a skilled hunter and field dog that is also a worthy companion. Learn all about this breed's history, appearance and temperament here.

French Bulldog
The French Bulldog is a short, squat little bundle of joy. Learn more about this adorable and unique dog breed, including personality, history and appearance.

German Shepherd Dog
Read about the noble and diligent German Shepherd Dog.

German Wirehaired Pointer
The German Wirehaired Pointer is an athletic and intelligent sporting dog. Learn all about the history, personality and other traits of this loyal dog breed.

German Shorthaired Pointer
The German Shorthaired Pointer is an agile, streamlined, intelligent and active sporting dog breed. Learn all about the history, personality and other traits of this loyal dog breed.

Giant Schnauzer
The Giant Schnauzer is a bold and powerful dog with distinctive features and a square, sturdy build. Learn all about the history, personality and appearance of the Giant Schnauzer.

Golden Retriever
Learn about the history and traits of Golden Retrievers. Find out why the Golden Retriever is one of the most popular dog breeds in the world.

Great Dane
The Great Dane is one of the largest dog breeds, yet one of the most gentle. Learn more about this gentle giant - including appearance, personality and other traits.

Great Pyrenees
The Great Pyrenees is a large white dog with an affinity for hard work. Find out more about the beautiful Great Pyrenees, including temperament, appearance and history.

Greater Swiss Mountain Dog
The Greater Swiss Mountain Dog is the largest of the four Sennenhund dog breeds of Switzerland. Learn all about this friendly and lovable dog breed, including history, appearance, health issues and temperament.

Greyhound
The Greyhound is the fastest dog breed in the world. Learn all about the lovely Greyhound dog breed in this profile.

Havanese
The Havanese is the National Dog of Cuba. Learn more about the Havanese dog breed, including tremperament, history and appearance.

Icelandic Sheepdog
The Icelandic Sheepdog is a friendly, hard-working dog with great endurance and strength. Discover more about the beautiful and diligent Icelandic Sheepdog dog breed, including history, appearance and personality.

Irish Setter
The Irish Setter is a graceful and athletic dog breed that excels at hunting and other dog sports. Find out more about this gentle and affectionate dog breed, including temperament, history and potential health problems.

Japanese Chin
The Japanese Chin is a petite yet hardy toy dog that is full of life. Learn more about the lovely little Japanese Chin, including history, appearance and personality traits.

Keeshond
The Keeshond is a medium-sized dog breed with a long, thick coat. Learn all about this affectionate, energetic companion dog. Read about the Keeshond's personality, physical appearance and other traits.

Labrador Retriever
Discover why the friendly Labrador Retriever is such a popular breed.

Leonberger
The Leonberger is a giant dog breed with a big heart and worker's spirit. Learn more about this beautiful and massive dog breed, such as appearance, personality and health concerns.

Lhasa Apso
Learn all about the unique and independent Lhasa Apso, a favorite of the show ring. Read about the Lhasa Apso's traits, personality, health problems and more.

Maltese
The Maltese dog breed is a soft little white dog with a lively, courageous disposition. Learn more about the appearance, personality and history of the Maltese.

Mastiff (English)
The Mastiff, also known as the English Mastiff, is one of the largest dog breeds around. Learn more about this powerful yet gentle companion's appearance, personality and other traits.

Miniature Pinscher
The Miniature Pinscher is a small, vibrant dog breed with a quite dynamic personality. Learn all about the adorable Min Pin, from history and temperament to appearance and health.

Miniature Schnauzer
The Miniature Schnauzer is a sturdy Terrier with an active personality. Find out more about the popular Miniature Schnauzer dog breed, including appearance, history, personality and potential health problems.

Mixed-Breed Dogs
Find out all about the wonder of mutts! Mixed-breed dogs make amazing companions. Here are some reasons why.

Newfoundland
The Newfoundland, or Newfie is a giant dog breed with a big heart and worker's spirit. Learn more about this beautiful and massive dog breed, such as appearance, personality and health concerns.

Norfolk Terrier
Learn all about the Norfolk Terrier, a small terrier that makes a wonderful companion. Could the Norfolk Terrier e right for you?

Norwich Terrier
The Norwich Terrier is one of the smaller terrier breeds. This fearless and loyal dog makes a wonderful companion. Learn all about the lovable Norwich Terrier.

Old English Sheepdog
The Old English Sheepdog is a big, much-loved dog breed. Especially known for its thick mop-like coat and bob tail, the Old English Sheepdogs are intelligent, friendly and loyal. Find out more about the amazing Old English Sheepdog dog breed.

Papillon
The Papillon is a petite yet hardy toy dog that is full of life. Learn more about this lovely little dog breed, including history, appearance and personality traits.

Pekingese
The Pekingese is a bold and hardy toy dog with an independent spirit. Find out if this is the right dog breed for you by learning all about the Peke's temperament, appearance and history.

Pembroke Welsh Corgi
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a herding dog of short stature and sturdy build that also makes a wonderful companion. Learn more about the Pembroke Welsh Corgi's appearance, temperament and history and decide if the breed is right for you.

Pomeranian
The Pomeranian dog breed is small yet feisty, Learn all about this little dog with a bushy coat. Read about the Pomeranian's personality, physical appearance and other traits.

Poodle
Get to know the Poodle dog breed! Poodles are more than just pampered pooches. These highly intelligent canines are wonderful companions for most lifestyles. They even come in three sizes.

Portuguese Water Dog
The Portuguese Water Dog is a medium-sized, energetic and athletic dog breed. Find out all about this lesser-know dog breed, including appearance, personality and history.

Pug
The Pug is a lovable, high-spirited, outgoing dog that has grown in popularity over the years. Learn all about the Pug's personality, appearance and other traits.

Puli
The Puli is one of the most unique of all dog breeds. Especially known for its hair that resembles dreadlocks, Pulik are intelligent, friendly and loyal. Find out more about the amazing Puli dog breed.

Redbone Coonhound
The Redbone Coonhound is a beautiful red hound and a versatile working dog. Read a profile of the Redbone Coonhound dog breed, including appearance, personality traits, history and health problems.

Rhodesian Ridgeback
Find out if the Rhodesian Ridgeback is the dog for you. Learn about the personality, appearance and history of the Rhodesian Ridgeback.

Rottweiler
Read about the muscular, hard-working Rottweiler dog breed. Learn the history, personality, appearance and other traits of the Rottweiler dog breed.

Saint Bernard
The Saint Bernard is a giant dog breed with a big heart. Learn more about this beautiful and massive dog breed, such as appearance, personality and health concerns.

Samoyed
The Samoyed is a friendly, hard-working dog with great endurance and strength. Discover more about the beautiful and diligent Samoyed dog breed, including history, appearance and personality.

Schipperke
The Schipperke is small and unique dog breed. Learn all about this fox-like dog with a signature black coat. Read about the Schipperke's personality, physical appearance and other traits.

Scottish Deerhound
The Scottish Deerhound is an athletic, courageous and loyal dog breed of relatively large size. Learn more about Scottish Deerhound history, appearance, temperament and more. Find out if a Scottish Deerhound is the breed for you.

Scottish Terrier
The Scottish Terrier dog breed, also known as the Scottie, is a bold, active little dog with distinctive features. Learn more about the Scottish terrier, including temperament, appearance and history.

Shetland Sheepdog
The Shetland Sheepdog is a graceful, agile, intelligent, loyal and hard-working dog breed. Learn about the personality, physical appearance and other traits of the Sheltie dog breed.

Shiba Inu
The Shiba Inu is one of only a handful of dogs native to Japan. Learn all about the beautiful Shiba Inu, including history, personality and appearance.

Shih Tzu
Learn all about the Shih Tzu, one of the noblest and most ancient of all dog breeds. Read about the Shih Tzu's traits, personality, health problems and more. This little dog is one tough cookie!

Siberian Husky
The Siberian Husky is a friendly, hard-working dog with great endurance and strength. Discover more about this beautiful and diligent dog breed, including history, appearance and personality.

Silky Terrier
The Silky Terrier is a small dog breed and member of the Toy group. Learn all about the temperament, appearance and history of the Silky Terrier.

Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is medium in size, energetic and quite affectionate and Learn all about this good-natured and versatile dog breed. read about the appearance, personality, temperament, history and care of the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier.

Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Learn all about the Staffordshire Bull Terrier - a bright, active dog breed that makes a wonderful companion. Read about the personality, physical appearance, health problems and other traits associated with the Boston Terrier.

Sussex Spaniel
The Sussex Spaniel is a friendly, affectionate dog despite is serios, stoic appearance. Lear more about this sturdy sporting dog, including personality traits, health problems and history.

Tibetan Mastiff
The Tibetan Mastiff is an immense and quite unique dog breed and a member or the working group. Find out more about the Tibetan Mastiff, including appearance, temperament, history and breed standard.

Tibetan Terrier
The Tibetan Terrier is a small-medium sized dog breed with a shaggy coat. Find out more about the outgoing, versatile Tibetan Terrier dog breed. Could this be the right canine companion for you?

Vizsla
The Vizsla is an elegantly streamlined dog breed and a member of the Sporting Group. Learn all about this hard-working, agile, energetic and extremely friendly dog breed - including history, temperament and appearance.

Weimaraner
The Weimaraner is a classic sporting dog that is highly energetic, alert and playful. Learn more about the delightful Weimaraner, including appearance, personality and history.

West Highland White Terrier
The West Highland White Terrier is a lively and loyal little dog. Learn all about the Westie's appearance, personality, history and more.

Whippet
The Whippet is a medium-sized dog that is much like a smaller version of the Greyhound. It's also the fastest dog breed of its size. Learn all about the adorable Whippet dog breed in this profile.

Yorkshire Terrier
Learn all about Yorkshire Terriers, the tiny dogs with big personalities.

American Pit Bull Terrier
The American Pit Bull Terrier is a strong and brave athlete that also makes an excellent companion. Learn all about the appearance, temperament and history of the American Pit Bull Terrier.

American Staffordshire Terrier
The American Staffordshire Terrier is an athletic, strong and brave dog breed that makes an excellent companion. Find out all about the appearance, temperament and history of the American Staffordshire Terrier.

Xoloitzcuintli Dog Breed Profile
Learn all about the Xoloitzcuintli, a hairless dog that originated in Mexico. Find out about the appearance, temperament, history and health of the Xoloitzcuintli dog breed.

Giant Schnauzer
The Bouvier des Flandres is a rugged, agile large dog breed. Discover the personality, appearance, history and more about the Bouvier des Flandres.

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