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Affenpinscher

Appearance Weighing 7 to 9 pounds (3-4 kg) and not exceeding 11 inches (24-30 cm) in height at the withers, the affenpinscher has harsh rough coat and a monkey-like expression (Affe means monkey in German). Its coat is shaggier over the head and shoulders forming a mane, with shorter coat...

Afghan Hound

The Afghan Hound is one of the oldest, if not the first, sighthound dog breed. Distinguished by its thick, fine, silky coat and its tail with a ring curl at the end, the breed acquired its unique features in the cold mountains of Afghanistan, where it was originally used to hunt hares and...

Aidi

The Aidi or Chien de l'Atlas is a Moroccan dog breed used as a flock guard, protecting herds of sheep and goats. It also possesses hunting capabilities and good scenting ability. In its native Morocco it is often paired in hunting with the Sloughi, which chases down prey that the Aidi has...

Airedale Terrier

The Airedale Terrier (often shortened to "Airedale") is a breed of the terrier type that originated in Airedale, a geographic area in Yorkshire, England. It is traditionally called the "King of Terriers" because it is the largest of the terrier breeds ....

Akbash dog

The Akbash dog (from Turkish: AkbaÅŸ, literally "white head") is native to western Turkey in the region known as the AkbaÅŸ, and it is primarily used as a livestock guardian dog....

Akita Inu

The Akita Inu is a Japanese breed of large dog. Named for Akita Prefecture, where it is thought to have originated, it is sometimes called the Akita-ken based on the Sino-Japanese reading of the same kanji. In most countries (with the exception of the American and Canadian Kennel Clubs), it is...

Alaskan Malamute

The Alaskan Malamute is a generally large, wolf-like breed of domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris) originally bred for use as an Alaskan sled dog. It is sometimes mistaken for a Siberian Husky, but in fact is quite different in many ways....

Alpine Dachsbracke

The Alpine Dachsbracke (ger. Alpenl�ndische Dachsbracke) is a small breed of dog of the scent hound type originating in Austria. The Alpine Dachsbracke was bred to track wounded deer as well as boar, hare, and fox. It is highly efficient at following a trail even after it has gone...

American Akita

The American Akita , often called simply Akita , is a dog breed from the mountainous northern regions of Japan. The American Akita is considered a separate breed from the Akita Inu (Japanese Akita) in many countries around the world, with the notable exceptions of the United States and...

American Bulldog

The American bulldog is a breed of domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris). Though larger in size, they are the closest surviving relative of the Old English bulldog , because American breeders did not change their appearance as much as their European breeders. There are generally considered...

American Cocker Spaniel

The American Cocker Spaniel is a medium size breed of dog. It's one of the Spaniel type breeds, similar to the English Cocker Spaniel , and was originally bred as a gun dog. In the United States, the breed is usually referred to as the Cocker Spaniel , while in Canada and elsewhere in the...

American Eskimo Dog

The American Eskimo is a small to medium-size Nordic-type dog. The breed is a well-balanced model of the working type Spitz dog, ranging in size from 11 to 19 inches from foot to wither. Two sizes are recognized by the UKC: Miniature & Standard, with the miniature versions usually weighing...

American Foxhound

The American Foxhound is a breed of dog that is cousin to the English Foxhound . They are scent hounds, bred to hunt foxes by scent....

American Mastiff

The American Mastiff is a molosser-type dog that was created over 20 years ago by Fredericka Wagner of Flying W Farms by crossing an English Mastiff and an Anatolian Mastiff ....

American Pit Bull Terrier

The American Pit Bull Terrier (APBT) is a descendent of the original English bull-baiting Bulldog and has historically been bred with working/performance goals in mind. The challenge of describing the American Pit Bull Terrier inevitably invites a long sequence of superlatives. The APBT is a...

American Staffordshire Terrier

The American Staffordshire Terrier is a breed of medium-sized, short-coated dog whose early ancestors came from England. In the early part of the twentieth century, the...

American Water Spaniel

The American Water Spaniel is a gundog little known outside North America. This breed is known for its superior sense of smell and friendly disposition. The AWS is equally adept at retrieving waterfowl, flushing game, and being a companion animal....

Anatolian Shepherd Dog

The Anatolian Shepherd Dog also known as Karabash (Turkish literal meaning: blackhead) is a breed of dog which originated in Anatolia (central Turkey)....

Anglo-Francais de Petite Venerie

The Anglo-Fran�ais de Petite V�nerie is a medium-sized breed of dog used in hunting as a scenthound, usually in packs. It is one of the Anglo-French hound breeds which were created by crossing French scenthounds with English (Anglo) foxhounds . The name Petite V�nerie does...

Appenzeller Sennenhund

The Appenzeller Sennenhund is a medium-size breed of dog , one of the four regional breeds of Sennenhund-type dogs from the Swiss Alps. The name Sennenhund refers to people called Senn, herders in the Swiss Alps. Appenzell is an alpine region in the northeast of Switzerland....

Ariege Pointer

The Braque de l�Ari�ge , translated into English as the Ariege Pointing Dog or Ariege Pointer , is a breed of dog , a French hunting dog of pointing gun dog type. The breed is kept primarily as a hunting dog , not as a pet or showdog....

Ariegeois

The Ariegeois is a breed of dog, specifically a French pack-hunting scenthound developed late in the last century. It is distinguished by its friendly nature with other hounds and affection for human companions....

Armant

Armant (also known as Egyptian Sheepdog ) is a medium-sized breed of herding dog. A typical dog is 21 and 23 inches (53 and 58 cm) at the withers and weighs between 50 and 65 pounds (23 and 29 kg). It has a large head, small eyes and a deep, broad chest. The ears differ in each dog and there...

Artois Hound

The Artois Hound is a rare breed of dog, and a descendant of the Bloodhound . A scent hound 22-23 inches high at the withers, weighing anything between 55 and 65 pounds, it is a well constructed dog with a slow graceful gait. It has a large, strong head, a medium-length back and a pointed...

Australian Cattle Dog

The Australian Cattle Dog (ACD) is a breed of herding dog originally developed in Australia for droving cattle over long distances across rough terrain. Today it is a versatile breed : a courageous and tireless worker, an intelligent and athletic companion and a loving and playful family...

Australian Kelpie

The Kelpie is an Australian sheep dog successful at mustering and droving with little or no command guidance. They are medium-sized dogs and come in a variety of colours. Kelpies have been exported throughout the world and are used to muster livestock, primarily sheep, cattle, goats and...

Australian Shepherd

The Australian shepherd is a breed of herding dog that was developed on ranches in the Western United States. Despite its name, the breed, commonly known as an Aussie, did not originate in Australia. They acquired their name because of association with Basque sheepherders who came to the United...

Australian Silky Terrier

The Australian Silky Terrier is a small breed of dog of the terrier dog type. The breed was developed in Australia, although the ancestral types and breeds were from Great Britain. It is closely related to the Australian Terrier and the Yorkshire Terrier. The breed is called the Silky Terrier in...

Australian Terrier

The Australian Terrier is a small sized breed of dog of the terrier dog type. The breed was developed in Australia, although the ancestral types of dogs from which the breed descends were from Great Britain....

Austrian Black and Tan Hound

The Austrian Black and Tan Hound is a breed of dog originating in Austria. It is thought to be the true descendant of the original Celtic Hound, although there is no known history of the Austrian Black and Tan Hound until after the middle of the 19th century. This large sized hound was used for...

Austrian Pinscher

The Austrian Pinscher (�sterreichischer Pinscher, FCI No. 64) is a medium large breed of pinscher-type dog from Austria, where dogs of the type were originally farm dogs, keeping barns free of rats and acting as home guards, livestock guardians, and drovers....

Azawakh

Appearance Morphology is very similar to that of the Middle Eastern and North African sight hounds, all swift, high-bred coursing hounds, although there are several obvious differences. For example, a short, flat back combined with long legs place the hips higher than the withers. The...
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