Dog Breeds

There are so many different dog breeds – which one do you choose? Do you go with perennial favorites such as the Labrador Retriever, Beagle, Boxer or Poodle? Or do you want to stand out at the dog park with an exotic breed such as the Xoloitzcuintli, Schipperke, Great Pyrenees or Tibetan Mastiff. Perhaps a lap dog is more your style – then you’d better check out the Shih Tzu, Affenpinscher, Maltese and Pug. If you like to keep moving, then you’ll need a dog that keeps up with your fast lifestyle – the Husky, Australian Cattle Dog, Collie and English Springer Spaniel are just a few examples of dog breeds that can’t get enough exercise!

PetGuide.com has researched hundreds of dog breeds, breaking down the pros and cons of each breed so you have all the information you need to make the right decision. How much does the dog shed, is it good with children, can it live comfortably in an apartment? Find out more and discover the perfect dog breed for your lifestyle.

Schillerstovare

A Swedish breed, the Schillerstovare were developed to exhibit a lively temperament, strong scenting ability, and versatility in the field.

Kerry Blue Terrier

Known for its intelligence, versatility and loyalty to its owners, the Kerry Blue Terrier loves to spend his time hunting, chasing and exploring.

Jack Tzu

A small, spunky pooch with a heart of gold- Jack Tzu is a mix between a Shih Tzu and a Jack Russell Terrier. Read on to find out more about these cute dogs!

Basset Artesien Normand

It's easy to tell that the Basset Artesien Normand is a relative of the Basset Hound. Known for his obedience and gentle temperament.

Bohemian Wirehaired Pointing Griffon

Known in its homeland as the Cesky Fousek, the Bohemian Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is a versatile gundog with a thick wiry coat.

Affenpinscher

Shaggy but neat, the Affenpinscher has an endearing facial expression on its flat face, as well as a prominent chin, bushy eyebrows, a mustache and a beard.

Pomsky

A Pomsky puppy is without a doubt one of the most dangerous sights a dog lover could ever lay eyes upon. Simply because of the fact they are so darn cute.

Froston

The Froston is a cross between a purebred Boston Terrier and French Bulldog. These dogs are playful, but they are also calm and laid-back.

Maltipom

The Maltipom is a designer dog breed from crossing two purebred dogs, a Maltese and a Pomeranian. A small, cute pooch, the Maltipom is ideal for apartments.

Beagi

The Beagi is the delightful result of breeding a Beagle with a Corgi. In addition to good looks, these dogs have a wonderful personality.

Mini Golden Retriever

The Mini Golden Retriever incorporates the Golden Retriever, Cocker Spaniel and Miniature Poodle. A great family dog that is friendly and loveable.

Welsh Springer Spaniel

The Welsh Springer Spaniel is an athlete that can be happy flushing birds in the fields or playing Frisbee in the yard. This dog will keep you active.

Maltichon

The lovely Maltichon was developed by crossing the Maltese and Bichon Frise, two well-loved toy breeds. Find out what makes this designer dog so popular!

Finnish Hound

The Finnish Hound is an excellent hunting breed known for their skills in tracking down fox and hare. This breed can develop a stubborn streak.

English Toy Terrier

The English Toy Terrier is a wonderful dog breed - it is smart and energetic while being loyal and affectionate with its owners.

Pug

Some people think that the Pug is related to the Bulldog, and given the physical similarities between the two, it's hard to debate that.

Anatolian Shepherd Dog

The easygoing Anatolian Shepherd Dog loves kids and will spend hours playing with them. It needs a large home with lots of space, and loves to be outside.

German Spitz Klein

Known as both the Miniature Spitz and the German Spitz Klein, this breed is bright and friendly by nature. It is a friendly and active little breed.

Bernedoodle

If you're looking for a fluffy dog that will be a companion for life, look no further than the Bernedoodle. A hybrid of the Bernese Mountain Dog and Poodle.

Thai Ridgeback

Few people in the U.S. have heard of the Thai Ridgeback, let alone seen one. It is a favored companion of those needing a loyal companion and watchdog.

Miniature Bull Terrier

The Miniature Bull Terrier is an exact version of the traditional Bull Terrier, except it is downsized. A fun-loving clown is as playful as he is tough.

Gerberian Shepsky

The Gerberian Shepsky (a hybrid breed) is often employed as a service/police dog, thanks to his alert nature, high intelligence and working dog background

Basset Bleu De Gascogne

Also known as the Blue Gascony Basset, the Basset Bleu de Gascogne is a hound-type breed known for its short legs and spotted body.

Petite Goldendoodle

The Petite Goldendoodle is an adorable mash-up of Golden Retriever, Cocker Spaniel, Miniature Poodle and Toy Poodle. A wonderful family dog.

Polish Greyhound

The Polish Greyhound is a member of the sighthound group; it's easy to see from his long legs and lithe body. Also known as Polish Sighthound.

Pooghan

The Pooghan brings the intelligent Poodle together with the independent Afghan Hound. A gentle, friendly dog who loves to be part of all family activities.

Poo-Shi

The Poo-Shi brings the low-shed qualities of a Miniature Poodle together with the spirit of the Shiba Inu. Thrives on human companionship and bonds quickly.

Rotterman

The Rotterman is a cross between a purebred Rottweiler and Doberman Pinscher. These dogs can be trained to work with police and with the military.

Aussiedoodle

The Aussiedoodle is a medium sized and almost indecently cute breed of designer dog created by crossing an Australian Shepherd and a Standard Poodle.

Mountain Mastiff

The Mountain Mastiff is a cross between a purebred Bernese Mountain Dog and Mastiff. It's a popular breed because they are sensitive, docile, and kind.

Ratshi Terrier

Curious to see if the Ratshi Terrier is the dog for you? Read on to learn more about the Shih Tzu and Rat Terrier mix before deciding!

Japanese Chin

Like the Pug, another Asian-originated breed, the Japanese Chin has a history that predates many of the breeds we'd consider to be classic today.

Chimo

The Chimo is a mix of American Eskimo Dog and Chihuahua. He is a companion dog that has loads of energy, and is highly devoted to his family.

Canaan Dog

The Canaan Dog is one of the oldest known breeds in existence today. They belong to the Spitz family and have the appearance of most primitive dog breeds.

Cava Tzu

The super-friendly little Cava Tzu brings together the sweet-natured Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and the headstrong little Shih Tzu.

Shetland Sheepdog

Thought to be quick learners, willing to please, and obedient, the Shetland Sheepdog can also be somewhat timid and sensitive. Is this dog a fit for you?

Shiloh Shepherd

The Shiloh Shepherd is a cross between a purebred German Shepherd and Alaskan Malamute. These dogs are protective, loyal, and loving.

Whippet

Known as sweet and friendly, the athletic Whippet is recognized for having an expression that actually closely resembles a smile.

Hovawart

The Hovawart is a stoic member of the German canine elite. Originating from the Black Forest in Germany, the Hovawart's name means "a guardian of estates."

Chizer

With the affectionate and loyal traits of the Miniature Schnauzer, and the goofy, temperamental aspects of the Chihuahua, a truly unique cross-breed emerged – Chizer.

Patterdale Terrier

The Patterdale Terrier looks like a mini Labrador Retreiver. They are a compact, working breed that was originally bred to hunt foxes and other vermin.

Dunker

The Dunker is also known as the Norwegian Hound because that is its country of origin. It's a hunting breed, naturally inclined to take well to training.

Pont-Audemer Spaniel

The Pont-Audemer Spaniel is an excellent hunting breed. This is a hardy and hard-working breed which makes him an excellent working dog.

Czechoslovakian Wolfdog

The Czechoslovakian Wolfdog was bred for he Czechoslovak Special Forces as an attack dog but has come to be used for search and rescue.

Maltese

Admirable, gentle, playful, energetic, bold, and feisty, the Maltese loves to run, play and even stand up to bigger dogs.

Pugapoo

A Pugapoo - a mix of Pug and Poodle - is friendly and fun-loving dog. This hybrid breed responds well to training and get along well with children.

Doxle

A mix of Beagle and Dachshund breeds, the Doxle is a sweet, funny, and well-mannered companion that makes a wonderful family pet.

Bukovina Sheepdog

The Bukovina Sheepdog is known for his gentle temperament and fearless nature. These dogs are naturally calm and balanced in terms of temperament.

Cavachon

If you can't make up your mind between the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and the Bichon Frise, the Cavachon may be just the dog you are looking for.

English Boodle

The English Boodle brings together the gentle English Bulldog with the playful Poodle. This sweet-natured dog loves to be part of all family activities.

Glen of Imaal Terrier

The Glen of Imaal Terrier is small and spirited, though not as excitable as other terrier breeds. Often described by owners as a big dog on short legs.

Pomanauze

The charming Pomanauze or Schnauzeranian was created by crossing the spirited Pomeranian with friendly and fun Miniature Schnauzer.

Bullmastiff

These large dogs boast great endurance, strength, and a solid body. The Bullmastiff is protective and fearless when protecting its master and family.

Polish Lowland Sheepdog

The shaggy Polish Lowland Sheepdog (or PON as it's known in the United States) is native to Poland and was bred as a specialist sheep herder.

Jack Chi

The Jack Chi is a cross between a purebred Chihuahua and Jack Russell Terrier. This designer breed is a fun-loving dog with a sweet personality.

Chigi

The Chigi brings the loving personality of the Cardigan Welsh Corgi together with the sassy nature of the Chihuahua to make a wonderful family dog.

Scolden Terrier

The bold little Scolden Terrier brings the gentle nature of the Golden Retriever together with the willful personality of the Scottish Terrier

Foxhoodle

The energetic Foxhoodle brings together the outgoing English Foxhound and the playful Poodle. He loves to be front and center in all family activities.

Posavac Hound

With large, floppy ears, a short flat coat, and red-and-white coloration, the Posavac Hound is the spitting image of the hound type.

Shar-Poo

The fun-loving Shar-Poo brings together the smarts of the Poodle with the devoted nature of the Chinese Shar-Pei for a great family dog.