The Breeds of Dogs

Everyone knows that dogs are a man’s best friend. Most modern breeds have been around for thousands of years and have been an essential part of human history.

There are about 400 different purebred dog breeds out there globally, so we’re going to give you the most common ones. Our collection will be one of the largest, but indeed not even close to all.

A breed of dogs is a group of dogs with very similar or almost identical characteristics or behaviors (generally both). These breeds are traced back more than a thousand years (some tens of thousands!). They were mostly bred to get specific characteristics (like hunting ability or, in other cases, a particular look).

Quick facts for examples; the Japanese Akita dog’s ancestors can be traced back to 8000 BC and the popular Alaskan Malamute to 1000 BC!

Their genealogy needs to be traced back at least three generations before a dog can officially be considered part of a particular breed. This concept has caused some controversy because of the difficulty in regulating it and the fact that it can result in inbreeding in areas of limited population of a particular breed.

 

A

AFFENPINSCHER
AKBASH
ALPINE DACHSBRACKE
AMERICAN BULLDOG
AMERICAN BLACK AND TAN COONHOUND
ARIEGEOIS DOG
AFGHAN HOUND
AKITA DOG
ALSATIAN SHEPALUTE
AMERICAN FOXHOUND
AMERICAN WATER SPANIEL
AUSTRIAN SHORTHAIRED PINSCHER
AIREDALE TERRIER
ALANGU MASTIFF
ALAUNT
AMERICAN PIT BULL
ANATOLIAN SHEPHERD DOG
AUSTRALIAN TERRIER

B

BARBET DOG
BEAGEL
BEDLINGTON TERRIER
BERNESE MOUNTAIN DOG
BLACK MOUTH CUR
BLUETICK COONHOUND
BOSTON TERRIER
BRAQUES FRANCAISES
BRIARD
BULLMASTIFF
BASSET ARTESIEN
BEAGLE HARRIER
BERGAMASCO
BICHON FRISE
BLACK RUSSIAN TERRIER
BOLOGNESE DOG
BOUVIER DE ARDENNES
BOYSKIN SPANIEL
BRITTANY DOGS
BULL TERRIER
BASSET HOUND
BEARDED COLLIE
BERGERS DE PYRENEES
BERGERS DE PYRENEES
BLUE LACY
BORDER COLLIE
BOXER DOG
BRAQUE D’AUVERGNE
BULLDOG

C

CAIRN TERRIER
CAVALIER KING CHARLES SPANIEL
CHIEN D’ARTOIS
CHOW CHOW
COTON DE TULEAR
CAIRN TERRIER
CESKY FOUSEK
CHIHUAHUA
CIRNECO DELL ETNA
CZESKY TERRIER
CATAHOULA LEOPARD
CHESAPEAKE BAY RETRIEVER
CHINOOK
CLUMBER SPANIEL

D

DACHSHUNDS
DOGO ARGENTINO
DUNKER
DANISH BROHOLMER
DRENTSE PATRIJSHOND
DEUTSCHE BRACKE
DREVER

E

EAST EUROPEAN SHEPHERD
ENGLISH SHEPHERD
EPAGNEUL FRANCAIS
ESTRELA MOUNTAIN
EAST RUSSIAN COURSING HOUNDS
ENGLISH SPRINGER SPANIEL
EPAGNEUL PONT-AUDEMER
EURASIAN
ENGLISH COONHOUND
ENTELBUCHER_MOUNTAIN DOG
ESKIMO DOG

F

FAUVES DE BRETAGNE
FORMOSAN MOUNTAIN DOG
FLORENTINE SPITZ
FOX TERRIER
FILA BRASILEIRO
FRENCH BULLDOG

G

GALGO ESPANOL
GERMAN PINSCHER
GERMAN SHORTHAIRED POINTER
GLEN OF IMAAL TERRIER
GREENLAND DOG
GRIFFON NIVERNAIS
GERMAN HUNT TERRIER
GERMAN HUNT TERRIER
GERMAN SPITZ
GOLDEN RETRIEVER
GREYHOUND
GERMAN LONGHAIRED POINTER
GERMAN SHEPHERD
GIANT SCHNAUZER
GREAT PYRENEES
GREAT DANE

H

HALDENSTOVARE
HAVANESE
HAMILTONSTOVARE
HAWAIIAN POI DOG
HARRIER
HOVAWART

I

IRISH RED AND WHITE SETTER
IRISH TERRIER
IRISH WOLFHOUND

J

JAMTHUND
JACK RUSSELL TERRIER
JAPANESE TERRIER
JAPANESE SPITZ

K

KARELIAN BEAR LAIKAS
KARELIAN BEAR LAIKAS
KARELO-FINNISH LAIKA
KROMFOHRLANDER
KYI LEO
KEESHOND
KUVASZ

L

LABRADOR RETRIEVER
LEONBERGER
LITHUANIAN HOUND
LAKELAND TERRIER
LEOPARD CUR
LUNDEHUND
LAPINPOROKOIRA
LHASA APSO

M

MAGYAR AGAR
MAREMMA SHEEPDOG
MAJESTIC TREE HOUND
MASTIFF
MOUNTAIN CUR
MANCHESTER TERRIER
MANCHESTER TERRIER

N

NEWFOUNDLAND
NORTHEASTERLY HAULING LAIKA
NEW GUINEA SINGING DOG
NORWEGIAN BUHUND
NOVA SCOTIA DUCK TOLLING RETRIEVER
NORBOTTENSPETS
NORWICH TERRIER

O

OLD DANISH BIRD DOG
OTTER HOUND
OWCZAREK PODHALANSKI

P

PEKINGESE
PERUVIAN INCA ORCHID
POITEVIN
PORCELAINE
PERRO DE PRESA CANARIO
PLOTT HOUND
POMERANIAN
PORTUGUESE WATER DOG
PERRO DE PRESA MALLORQUIN
PODENGOS PORTUGUESOS
POODLES
PUDELPOINTER

R

REDBONE COONHOUND
RUSSIAN HARLEQUIN HOUND
RETRIEVER (MURRAY RIVER CURLY COATED)
RUSSIAN HOUND
ROTTWEILER
RUSSIAN SPANIEL

S

SAARLOOSWOLF HOND
SCHIPPERKE
SEGUGIOS ITALIANOS
SEGUGIOS ITALIANOS
SABUESOS ESPANOLES
SCOTTISH DEERHOUND
SHIKA INUS
STICHELHAAR
SAMOYED
SCOTTISH TERRIER
SILKY TERRIER

T

TAHLTAN BEAR DOG
TIBETAN SPANIEL
TELOMIAN
TOSA INU
TIBETAN MASTIFF
TOY FOX TERRIER

V

VIZSLA

W

WESTPHALIAN DACHSBRACKE
WHIPPET

X

XOLOITZCUINTLIS

Y

YORKSHIRE TERRIER
YUGOSLAVIAN HOUNDS