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.

Shar Tzu

The easy-going Shar Tzu brings together the quiet, willful Chinese Shar-Pei and the fun, spunky Shih Tzu for a great companion dog.

Foodle

The spirited little Foodle brings the smarts of the fun-loving Miniature Poodle together with the alert and feisty nature of the Toy Fox Terrier.

Canadian Eskimo Dog

Like many sled dog breeds, the Canadian Eskimo Dog has a powerful build and a thick coat. This is a highly active dog, so he needs more than a daily walk.

Bolognese

A companion dog in every sense of the word, this small breed will be stuck at your side. Forever curious, the Bolognese want to always be with you.

Golden Akita

The loyal, protective Golden Akita brings the easy-going nature of the Golden Retriever together with the territorial traits of the Akita.

Cavamalt

A mix between Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and the Maltese, the Cavamalt is friendly, low-maintenance dog. This designer breed is also known as Maltalier.

Sco-Shi

The scruffy little Sco-Shi brings together the feisty personality of the Shih Tzu and the tenacious nature of the Scottish Terrier for a loyal family pooch.

Beaglier

The Beaglier is a mix of Beagle and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. These adorable pooches crave human attention and will be stuck to your side.

Eskland

The Eskland is a cross between an American Eskimo and Shetland Sheepdog. They are energetic pooches who always look like they have a smile on their face.

Cock A Tzu

The sweet-natured Cock A Tzu is a fun-loving combination of the outgoing Cocker Spaniel and the playful yet stubborn little Shih Tzu.

Sapsali

The Sapsali (known as the Sapsaree), is native Korean dog. This shaggy dog's name means "One that roots out evil spirits," believed to keep away ghosts.

Doxie Chon

The Doxie Chon is an intelligent and lively designer dog, developed by crossing the fluffy Bichon Frise and the short-legged Dachshund.

Taco Terrier

The Taco Terrier is a unique combination of the Toy Fox Terrier and a Chihuahua – two lively, fun, and affectionate toy dog breeds.

Havashu

The spirited Havashu brings together the people-loving personality of the Havanese and the feisty nature of the Shih Tzu.

German Shorthaired Pointer

Loyal and athletic, the German Shorthaired Pointer is best when it's active. That's because the breed were bred for hunting.

Australian Labradoodle

The Australian Labradoodle is a cross with Poodle, Labrador Retriever, American and English Cocker Spaniels, Irish Water Spaniel and Curly Coated Retriever.

Norwegian Lundehund

The Norwegian Lundehund is an interesting breed. One of the coolest things about this dog is that it has six toes - not dew claws - on each foot.

Xoloitzcuintli

The Xoloitzcuintli (pronounced "show-low-eats-queen-tlee") or Xolo, turns heads with his unusual looks and earns fans with his attentive personality.

Lhasalier

The Lhasalier is a mix between Cavalier King Charles Spanial and the Lhasa Apso. This designer dog is an ideal family pet.

Bocker

Despite being sweet and easy going, training a Bocker (a mix of Beagle and Cocker Spaniel) may be a challenge as they like to do things their own way.

Doxiemo

The Doxiemo was was created by crossing the fluffy American Eskimo Dog with the charming Dachshund. Read on to learn more about this adorable designer dog!

Springerdoodle

The Springerdoodle is a cross between a purebred English Springer Spaniel and Poodle. It's such a beloved breed because it has an outstanding personality.

Double Doodle

The Double Doodle is a hybrid of three great breeds; the ever-popular Labrador retriever, Goldendoodle and the Labradoodle.

Cockeranian

Cockeranian as a designer dog breed hasn't been around for too long, but it has already conquered many hearts of dog owners- and with good reason.

Neapolitan Mastiff

Although not aggressive by nature, the Neapolitan Mastiff has the look that will scare off any intruder. This breed is truly a gentle giant and gentleman.

Dameranian

The lovely Dameranian will charm you from the get-go! They are a good choice for seniors and families with older children, as well as apartment dwellers.

Schillerstovare

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

Basenji

A small breed boasting a regal look, the Basenji is known as the barkless dog. It belongs in the hound group, but exhibits many terrier-like behaviors.

Chipit Dog

The Chipit dog is a mix of sassy Chihuahua and brawny American Pit Bull terrier. Chipits lively nature and sturdy physique make them ideal for families.

Cockapoo

The oldest of the designer dogs, the Cockapoo is a sweet and loving companion. He is accepting of strangers as well as other new animals, and loves people.

Borador

Playful and energetic, the Borador makes an excellent family dog. Described as naturally happy, they are incredibly sweet and are great with children.

Collie

Devoted and gentle, Collies make wonderful companions. Your Collie will be an excellent watch and guard dog, and its eager to please and very intelligent.

Hortaya Borzaya

The Hortaya Borzaya has a familiar look similar to that of a Greyhound. With long legs and lithe body, these dogs are built for speed.

Glechon

The Glechon is a cross between a purebred Beagle and Bichon Frise. These dogs are known for being easygoing, friendly, playful, affectionate, and smart.

Ori-Pei

The Ori-Pei is a laid-back pooch who can be quite the trickster with their favorite humans. Also known as the Pugpei, Sharpug or Pug-a-Pei.

Boxachi

The Boxachi combines the feisty nature of the Chihuahua and the playful personality of the Boxer. A fun-loving, medium-sized family dog.

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.

Lurcher

Technically, the Lurcher is a cross between a sighthound and any non-sighthound breed. These dogs are intelligent and hardy, ideal for hunting purposes.

Boykin Spaniel

A medium sized dog, the Boykin Spaniel has made its way from a waterfowl retrieving breed to a faithful companion that fits into a number of households.

Polish Tatra Sheepdog

The Polish Tatra Sheepdog was developed as a mountain herding breed which means that it has a independent nature and a strong will.

Mauxie

The gorgeous Mauxie leaves no one indifferent. This popular designer dog breed was created by crossing the short-legged Dachshund with the fluffy Maltese.

Yorkshire Terrier

Originating in England as rat and small vermin hunters, the cuddly Yorkshire Terrier has become a go-to lap dog. A feisty breed, the Yorkie loves attention.

Newfypoo

The Newfypoo is a mix between a Poodle and a Newfoundland. Newfypoos are highly intelligent, so you can teach your dog to do a lot of fun tricks.

Siberpoo

The Siberpoo - also known as the Poosky, Huskydoodle, or Huskypoo - is a designer breed created by mixing a Siberian Husky with a Poodle.

Bullmasador

The Bullmasador designer dog blends the gentle nature of the Labrador Retriever with the strength and size of a Bullmastiff.

Miniature Husky

The Miniature Husky is loving and energetic, eager to spend time with his family - especially if it involves a game. An entertaining and engaging dog.

Boxerdoodle

The Boxerdoodle is a cross between a purebred Boxer and Poodle. Boxerdoodles are smart canines that will generally be easier to train than other breeds.

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.

Bossi-Poo

The Bossi-Poo is a fun, well-behaved family dog that brings together the personalities of the Poodle and the Boston Terrier.

Mastador

A mix of Labrador Retriever and Bullmastiff, the Mastador is a great family dog with a tremendously friendly yet protective nature.

Tibetan Mastiff

The Tibetan Mastiff truly is a gentle giant. A wonderful watch and guard dog, the Tibetan Mastiff loves his people, making him a fantastic family dog.

Plott

The Plott is a brave and courageous hunter as well as a loyal family companion. He is a high-energy dog and needs an active family to keep him happy.

Brazilian Terrier

The Brazilian Terrier is a fairly rare breed and one of only two that were developed in Brazil. This breed is similar in appearance to other small terriers.

Poochin

The Poochin is a cross between a purebred Japanese Chin and Poodle. Poochins are loyal and obedient little dogs that make wonderful family pets.

Norwegian Elkhound

The Norwegian Elkhound is a friendly soul but he is also independent and dignified by nature. A fierce hunter, he is also a kind, gentle and loving soul.

Bloodhound

The Bloodhound has a personality that is among the best in the world of dogs and makes for a loyal house pet, a friendly companion, and a great friend.

Hanover Hound

Also known as the Hanoverian Hound, the Hanover Hound is a hunting and tracking breed descended from medieval bloodhounds.

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.

Bosnian Coarse-Haired Hound

Also known as the Bosanski Ostrodlaki Gonic or the Barak, the Bosnian Coarse-Haired Hound is a hunting breed developed in Bosnia.

Magyar Agar

The Magyar Agar is more commonly known as the Hungarian Agar or the Hungarian Greyhound. This breed is affectionate and docile in the home.