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.

Peekapoo

Whether he's on your lap or chasing squirrels, the affectionate Peekapoo is a delightful designer dog that's suitable for a wide range of households.

Kishu

The Kishu is a Japanese dog breed developed thousands of years ago. These dogs are very loyal to family and tend to get along best with one person.

Golden Labmaraner

The Golden Labmaraner is a mix of the sweet-natured Golden Retriever, the loyal, easy-going Labrador Retriever and the energetic yet devoted Weimaraner.

Chin-wa

What a cutie! The clever Chin-wa brings the sassy personality of the Chihuahua together with the friendly nature of the Japanese Chin.

Sarplaninac

Sporting a fluffy coat, the Sarplaninac is a livestock-guarding breed that was developed in the mountainous regions of Macedonia, Albania and Kosovo.

Formosan Mountain Dog

More commonly known as the Taiwan Dog, the Formosan Mountain Dog is a small landrace indigenous to Taiwan and needs an experienced owner.

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.

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.

Silkyhuahua

A mix between a Chihuahua and a Silky Terrier is popularly called the Silkyhuahua or Silky Chi and is a quirky, affectionate, fun, and adorable dog.

Carkie

The Carkie is a designer dog breed developed by crossing a Cairn Terrier with a Yorkshire Terrier. This mix has a lot of spunk, spirit and a huge heart.

Spanish Water Dog

The Spanish Water Dog is an intelligent breed that does best when given a job to do but, at the end of the day, they love to spend time with family.

Goberian

The Goberian is a cross between a purebred Golden Retriever and Siberian Husky. These dogs are smart, and they can learn quickly.

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.

Native American Indian Dog

The Native American Indian Dog is an attractive breed with a wild appearance very similar to their ancestors. These dogs can grow to be fairly large.

Cairnoodle

The Cairnoodle is a cross between a purebred Cairn Terrier and Poodle. This breed is easy to train, as it is willing to please, and loves to amuse people.

Lhasapoo

Small and cuddly, the Lhasapoo makes a wonderful companion for singles, couples, seniors and families alike. This designer dog breed is gentle in nature.

American Leopard Hound

The American Leopard Hound is an old breed of dog originating from Northern America. It's used as a tree dog and an all-purpose hunting dog in America.

Chimation

The Chimation brings the sassy personality of the Chihuahua together with the energy of the Dalmatian. This dog thrives on human companionship.

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.

Westphalian Dachsbracke

The Westphalian Dachsbracke comes from a long line of hunting dogs. This short-legged German breed is alert, active, and energetic.

Chorgi

From their distinct short-legged body and fluffy coat to their territoriality and independence, Chorgis are quite distinct in the world of hybrid dog breeds – and will need experienced owners.

American Mastiff

The American Mastiff is a calm and steady breed you're sure to love. A cross between the English Mastiff and the Anatolian Mastiff.

Parson Russell Terrier

It may be similar to the Jack Russell Terrier, but the Parson Russell Terrier is a breed all its own.It was distinguished as its own breed in 2003.

Mudi

A medium-sized dog bred for herding, the Mudi is an exceptional and intelligent companion. This dog is a rare breed, as less than a few thousand exist today

Sharmatian

The Sharmatian is a cross between a purebred Chinese Shar-Pei and Dalmatian. This dog is is playful, affectionate, energetic, and friendly.

Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever is favored by hunters and energetic families. Known for its intelligence, energy, trainability and adaptability.

Cirneco Dell’Etna

The Cirneco dellEtna is a small, slender dog, an ancient breed native to the island of Sicily valued for its intelligence and natural hunting ability.

Sheepadoodle

The beautiful Sheepadoodle is a fun-loving cross between a Standard Poodle and Old English Sheepdog that brings the best traits of both dogs to the mix.

Whoodle

A medium-sized dog with a soft, curly coat, the Whoodle is a cross between the Poodle and the Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier. Hypoallergenic coat, 3 sizes.

Blue Picardy Spaniel

The Blue Picardy Spaniel has the long legs of a setter and the responsiveness of a spaniel, making it the ultimate hunting companion.

Shepherd Pit

The Shepherd Pit is a unique crossbreed –a German Shepherd Pitbull mix that combines two really different breeds. It is a match you’d never think was possible, but the Shepherd Pit is clear proof that some unexpected combos really work!

Russian Toy

The Russian Toy is one of the smallest dog breeds in the world. This petite breed is known for his large, triangular ears and his long, curved tail.

Beacol

The Beacol is a cross between a purebred Beagle and Bearded Collie. They make wonderful family pets, and are affectionate and playful.

Lhasa Apso

Calm and subdued, the Lhasa Apso is a wonderful house pet as it doesn't require a lot of exercise. This breed is curious about everything around them.

Black Mouth Cur

If you are looking for a rugged, strongly muscled working dog then look no further than the Black Mouth Cur. These dogs can be trained for a variety of uses

Basset Hound

The Basset Hound is a smooth, short-coated dog, with a long, heavy body and wrinkly, short legs. It is easy-going and gets along with children and pets.

Shiffon

The Shiffon is a cross between a purebred Shih Tzu and Brussels Griffon. They have a rambunctious, curious, playful, and cheerful personality.

Stichelhaar

With his brown coloring, his wiry coat, and facial furnishings, the German Stichelhaar is similar in appearance to other pointers.

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.

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.

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.

Peagle

The Peagle is a cross between a purebred Beagle and Pekingese. These dogs are affectionate and smart dogs that enjoy playing and learning new commands.

Chihuahua

Sporting a large head, expressive eyes and a friendly disposition, the Chihuahua fits into many types of households. This breed makes an excellent watch dog

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.

Affenpug

The bold, fun-loving little Affenpug dog brings together the charm of the Pug and the willful nature of the Affenpinscher.

Borkie

The Borkie is a cross between the Yorkshire Terrier (Yorkie) and the Beagle. Borkies are a lot of fun, and are sure to bring a smile to your face.

Moscow Water Dog

Developed from familiar breeds like the Newfoundland and the Caucasian Shepherd Dog, the Moscow Water Dog is a rare breed.

Labradoodle

The Labradoodle has been gaining popularity with dog lovers for a variety of reasons. This hybrid dog has become a favorite in households around the world.

Puggle

Lively and full of the spunk, the Puggle is a fun-loving little clown. He'll run around and play like he was a puppy, even after he is well grownup!

Coton Tzu

The Coton Tzu is a mix between Coton de Tulear and the Shih Tzu. Read on to find out more about their looks, temperament and care requirements.

Pineranian

The friendly, intelligent, and sweet Pineranian combines the best traits of its parental breeds, the fierce Miniature Pinscher and the cute Pomeranian.

Belgian Laekenois

Bred to herd and protect, the Belgian Laekenois still has these instincts. This dog is not a suitable choice for families with young children or other pets.

Doxie Chon

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

Wirehaired Pointing Griffon

A happy and loving companion, the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is also an all-purpose hunting dog, so he needs lots of activity.

Aki-Poo

The Aki-Poo brings together the eager-to-please the Poodle and the protective the Akita. A protective dog that is known to be playful and affectionate.

Muggin

A mix of Pug and Miniature Pinscher, the Muggin is an adorable little furball with an enthusiastic outlook on life and playful nature.

Doxie Cairn

If you like little dogs with a lot of spunk, you'll love the Doxie Cairn! This designer dog was developed by crossing a Dachshund with the Cairn Terrier.

Deutsche Bracke

The Deutsche Bracke is a scenthound that is known for its exceptional obedience. It's an ancient hound-type dog known for its narrow head and long ears.

Saarloos Wolfhound

The Saarloos Wolfhound is unique in that it exhibits more natural wolf-like behaviors, as it was developed from crossing a German Shepherd with a wolf.

Poshie

The fun-loving Poshie brings the outgoing personality of the Pomeranian together with the playful nature of the Shetland Sheepdog.