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.

Pug-A-Mo

The curious Pug-A-Mo brings together the affectionate Pug and the keen-to-please American Eskimo Dog for a busy little companion dog that loves to play.

Mauzer

The Mauzer is a cross between a purebred Miniature Schnauzer and Maltese. This dog is energetic, funny, and feisty, as well as joyful and playful.

Cheagle

Imagine a small dog with the floppy ears and markings of a Beagle but the body of a Chihuahua and you have the Cheagle, a new companion designer dog.

Lakeland Terrier

The Lakeland Terrier is a lively, feisty little dog that are affectionate, friendly, and confident.This breed fits well into a variety of living situations.

Shiloh Shepherd

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

Shih Apso

A designer dog, the loving Shih Apso brings together the feisty Shih Tzu and the aloof little Lhasa Apso for a fun companion dog.

Jarkie

The Jarkie is a sweet, sassy pooch with a lot of energy. This designer dog is a cross between a Yorkshire Terrier and a Japanese Chin.

Smålandsstövare

Also known as the Smaland Hound, the Smlandsstvare is a Swedish scenthound and hunting dog, and the smallest of the Swedish hounds.

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.

Pom-A-Pug

Pom-A-Pug or Pugaranian is the mix between a Pomeranian and a Pug. Read more to find out what they look and behave like and how to care for them.

Alaskan Klee Klai

The Alaskan Klee Klai has the looks and temperament of an Alaskan Husky but is smaller. The breed comes in 3 different sizes - toy, miniature and standard.

French Pomerbull

Small, sweet, and sassy, the French Pomberbull really takes the prize as being one of the most adorable hybrid breeds around.

Pocket Pitbull

The Pocket Pitbull is an intelligent and active breed that maintains a small but stocky stature. This breed is loyal and affectionate with family and kids.

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.

Picardy Spaniel

The Picardy Spaniel is actually one of the oldest continental spaniel breeds. They are talented gun dogs but also make for friendly and docile family pets.

Affenpoo

The Affenpoo is a cross between a purebred Affenpinscher and Poodle. They are social dogs that do not like being alone for long periods of time.

Scorkie

As a hybrid breed, the cute and scruffy Scorkie comes from two purebred parents- the Yorkshire Terrier and the Scottish Terrier.

Beabull

The Beabull is a breed of designer dog created by crossing a English Bulldog with a Beagle. The result is a loving dog with a strong, independent streak.

Tosa

A rare dog, the Tosa is the largest of all Japanese breeds. The Tosa was originally bred for fighting, but now is used as a family protector and companion.

Scoodle

The Scoodle is a cross between a purebred Poodle and Scottish Terrier. This is a breed that is known for its energy and playfulness,

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.

Greenland Dog

The Greenland Dog is a hard-working sled dog that also does well in a family environment. This Spitz-type breed has a thick double coat for cold weather.

Sarplaninac

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

Keeshdoodle

The loving Keeshdoodle is a mix of the playful Poodle and the please-pleasing Keeshond. This breed is a wonderful family dog who loves kids.

Austrian Black and Tan Hound

Known for his keen sense of smell, strong work ethic and his agreeable temperament, the Austrian Black and Tan Hound is a hunter's dream.

Bichpoo

Also known as a Poochon or Bichon Poodle, the Bichpoo is a mix of a Bichon Frise and a Toy (or Miniature) poodle. He has a small but sturdy stature.

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.

Jagdterrier

The Jagdterrier is known for its black-and-tan coloration as well as its work ethic and hunting skills, as well as its courage, energy, and intelligence.

Pyrenean Shepherd

An old breed that was meant to herd sheep, the Pyrenean Shepherd is active and energetic. Reliable and watchful, the Pyrenean Shepherd loves kids.

Braque Francais

Originally bred for hunting, the Braque Francais has easily made the transition to the ideal family pet. This pooch is one of the least dominant dog breeds.

Poogle

The Poogle is a hybrid breed that is increasing in popularity. These little dogs are known for their loving temperaments and affectionate personalities.

Yorkie Ton

A rare and relatively recent designer dog breed, the Yorkie Ton is developed by crossing two purebred dogs- Yorkshire Terrier and Coton de Tulear.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a unique breed of toy dog that has already been popular in such dog-loving countries as the United Kingdom.

Petite Goldendoodle

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

Slovak Cuvac

Also known as the Slovensky Cuvac, the Slovak Cuvac is a large Slovakian breed known for its plush white coat and its livestock guarding abilities.

Kooikerhondje

Playful and affectionate, the Kooikerhondje is safe and reliable with children. His love for the water and playing makes him a great companion for kids.

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."

Shorgi

The sturdy little Shorgi is full of personality; bringing together the feisty character of the Shih Tzu and the people-pleasing Pembroke Welsh Corgi.

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.

Jackaranian

Jackaranian designer dog is a mix of Pomeranian and Jack Russell Terrier. You might also know these dogs as Jack-A-Ranian, Pom Jack, Pom-a-Jack or Jack Pom.

Basque Shepherd Dog

If you are looking for a family-friendly breed that is unlike any other dog you've ever seen, consider the Basque Shepherd Dog.

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.

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!

Frug

The Frug is a cross between a purebred French Bulldog and Pug. They like spending as much time around their human family as possible.

Silky Terrier

The Silky Terrier is an energetic, entertaining and confident companion dog. Dependable and loyal, you'll find it to be a wonderful watchdog, and friend.

English Springer Spaniel

As a classic hunting and retrieval dog, the English Springer Spaniel is friendly around the home and obedient enough to make a great outdoor dog.

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.

Pom-Shi

Pom-Shi or a Shipom is an unsual designer dog: these canines are a cross between the fluffy Pomeranian and the independent Shiba Inu.

Giant Schnoodle

The Giant Schnoodle is a hybrid of a Standard Poodle and a Giant Schnauzer. He's a wonderfully loyal and fun family dog who loves to cuddle.

Wee-Chon

The Wee-Chon is a cross between a purebred Bichon Frise and West Highland White Terrier. An energetic, affectionate, and playful little dog.

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.

Italian Greyhuahua

The Italian Greyhuahua blends the spunky Chihuahua with the Italian Greyhound for a fun family dog. They are curious, playful yet timid family dogs.

Tamaskan

The Tamaskan may look like a wolf, but this breed is all dog. This pooch was selectively bred by dog breeders in order to create this type of appearance

Bernese Mountain Dog

When you think of a dog with a classic, tri-colored coat appearance, there's a good chance you've met a the Bernese Mountain Dog.

Black and Tan Coonhound

A great pet for families and outdoors lovers, the Black and Tan Coonhound may be the perfect fit for your household. This dog is calm, relaxed and loving.

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.

Golden Boxer

The loving Golden Boxer is a wonderful family pet that brings together the gentle Golden Retriever and the clown-like personality of the Boxer.

Morkie

Tiny and adorable, the Morkie is an affectionate crossbreed who loves people and pets. He attaches to his family, which can be a problem when left alone.

Papitese

The Papitese combines the friendly Papillon with the bold little Maltese. He is known to train fairly easily because of his keen-to-please personality.

Beagle

The Beagle's unique identity is thanks to its easy-going and easy-to-get-along-with nature.For many people, a Beagle is a perfect addition to the home.