If you’re not sure which dog breed to adopt, you’re in luck! We’ve put together this complete list of 180 amazing dog breeds. From Affenhuahua to Yorkshire Terrier, get ready to learn about the huge range of dogs in the world:
Dog Breeds That Start With A:
1. Affenhuahua (Affenpinscher x Chihuahua)
The Affenhuahua, combining the Chihuahua with the Affenpinscher, offers a lot of personality in a small package, with an affectionate, energetic, and stubborn temperament.
Sometimes called the “mustached little devil,” the Affenpinscher is a mischievous and courageous small dog originally bred to be a ratter.
3. Afghan Hound
Regal and high-maintenance, the Afghan Hound is one of the world’s oldest dog breeds, originally bred as a hunting dog in Afghanistan.
4. Airedale Terrier
Airedale Terriers are active, tenacious dogs with distinctive wooly coats. This breed is alert, outgoing, and playful.
Traditionally used as a livestock guardian, the Akbash is a protective working dog hailing from Turkey.
6. Akita Inu
Loyal, intelligent, and strong, the Japanese Akita is a well-loved dog breed. Helen Keller is one of this dog’s most famous owners!
7. Akita Shepherd (Akita Inu x German Shepherd)
The Akita Shepherd is an independent, loyal mixed breed combining the German Shepherd with the Akita Inu. These are working dogs that need an athletic lifestyle.
8. Alaskan Husky
Alaskan Huskies aren’t as famous as Siberian Huskies, but they are also strong sled dogs well-equipped for cold weather. This active hybrid of several breeds isn’t a registered breed and can vary in appearance.
9. Alaskan Malamute
The powerful Alaskan Malamute was originally bred for dog sledding and has a thick, fluffy coat perfect for intensely cold weather. This working breed is affectionate and loyal but needs plenty of exercise.
10. American Bulldog
American Bulldogs are gentle, affectionate dogs that do best with active families. These large dogs need plenty of early socialization but can be great with kids.
11. American Dingo (Carolina Dog)
Often called the Carolina dog, the American Dingo is the American continent’s only wild dog. These dogs are typically very independent and reserved with humans because they weren’t bred to live with people.
12. American English Coonhound
The American English Coonhound is a medium to large-sized breed valued as a hunting and companion dog. This dog is the fastest Coonhound and was once owned by George Washington!
13. American Eskimo Dog
American Eskimo dogs are intensely intelligent, protective dogs with beautiful white or biscuit-colored coats. These medium-sized dogs descend from German Spitz dogs but were renamed after World War I.
14. American Foxhound
American Foxhounds are smart, good-natured hunting dogs that can be great family pets.
15. American Hairless Terrier
The American Hairless Terrier is exactly what it sounds like: a goofy, intelligent dog that doesn’t have hair. This unusual breed is great for apartment dwellers and has a curious, feisty personality.
16. American Leopard Hound
The American Leopard Hound is a tireless, brave hunting dog named for its unusual coloring. This breed is a devoted family dog with boundless energy.
17. American Pit Bull Terrier
The American Pit Bull Terrier is a strong, short-haired dog breed that originated in the British Isles. These dogs can be surprisingly gentle with children and are sometimes called “nanny dogs.”
18. American Staffordshire Terrier
Intelligent and easy to train, the American Staffordshire Terrier is often mistakenly called a pit bull. These affectionate, intense dogs need consistent training and plenty of exercise.
19. American Water Spaniel
American Water Spaniels may not be well-known, but they’re charming gundogs well-suited to swimming in cold lakes. This breed combines traits from retrievers and spaniels and has a thick waterproof coat.
20. Anatolian Shepherd Dog
This huge breed has been around for thousands of years and can weigh up to 150 pounds. The Anatolian Shepherd is an intelligent, independent dog.
22. Appenzeller Sennenhunde
The Appenzeller Sennenhund is a lively, hard-working herding dog from the Swiss Mountain dog family. The smallest of those breeds, the Appenzeller is an intelligent, protective companion.
23. Aussiedoodle (Australian Shepherd x Poodle)
Though less famous than other Doodle mixes like the Goldendoodle and the Labradoodle, the Aussiedoodle is also a fluffy, hypoallergenic dog. This breed is loving, energetic, and easy to train.
24. Australian Cattle Dog
Australian Cattle Dogs were originally bred from breeds as varied as Dalmatians, Collies, and Dingos — and you can see that varied heritage in their unusual bodies! Playful and intelligent, these dogs do well with lots of activity.
25. Australian Kelpie
The Australian Kelpie is a rugged herding dog designed to work in the harsh Australian outback. These dogs have incredible stamina and endless energy.
26. Australian Shepherd
Australian Shepherds are fun-loving, loyal herding dogs known for their athleticism and ability to compete in dog agility competitions. Highly intelligent and trainable, these playful dogs are also territorial and protective.
27. Australian Terrier
Spunky, energetic, and bossy, Australian Terriers offer a lot in a small package. These entertaining dogs are apartment-friendly and full of personality.
Lean and muscular Azawakh dogs are a rare type of Greyhound that hails from Africa. These gazelle hunters can reach speeds of up to 40 mph and are protective, loyal, and independent.
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The Barbet is one of the world’s newest recognized breeds. This playful, goofy dog is a French water dog likely related to both Poodle and Briard breeds.
The Basenji is an ancient African breed famous for being cat-like and non-barking. This small hound is energetic, stubborn, and poised.
31. Bassador (Labrador Retriever x Basset Hound)
Bassadors may look comical, but they’re also loyal and affectionate family dogs. This mixture of Labrador Retriever and Basset Hound is a friendly hybrid.
32. Basset Fauve de Bretagne
Adaptable, companionable, and courageous, the Basset Fauve de Bretagne is a French hunting dog. This breed is very social but can be stubborn.
33. Basset Hound
The Basset Hound is a loyal, affectionate family dog originally bred for hunting. This dog is very friendly but has a tendency to become overweight.
34. Basset Retriever (Basset Hound x Golden Retriever)
Intelligent, playful, and eager to please, the Basset Retriever combines great traits from Golden Retrievers and Basset Hounds.
35. Bavarian Mountain Scent Hound
The Bavarian Mountain Scent Hound is a hunter and tracker from Germany. Athletic, calm, and loyal, this dog is a great companion — especially if you’re a hunter or game warden!
36. Beabull (Beagle x English Bulldog)
The Beabull is an adorable hybrid of the Beagle and the English Bulldog. This friendly, playful dog does well with other pets.
Gentle and loving with a lazy streak, Beagles are some of the most recognizable and popular dogs out there. These adaptable dogs are great with children and can weigh up to 30 pounds.
38. Beaglier (Beagle x Cavalier King Charles Spaniel)
The Beaglier is an energetic, loving combination of Beagles and Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. This breed is affectionate and even-tempered.
39. Bearded Collie
Bearded Collies are Scottish herding dogs with distinctive long hair. This breed is very energetic, alert, and intelligent.
40. Bedlington Terrier
The Bedlington Terrier looks surprisingly like a lamb, but don’t be fooled! These headstrong, sensitive dogs are loyal and energetic pets.
41. Belgian Laekenois
The Belgian Laekenois, also called the Belgian Shepherd, is an affectionate, strong-willed breed with a wiry coat.
42. Belgian Malinois
Outgoing, hardworking, and intelligent, the Belgian Malinois is a strong, obedient herding dog that needs plenty of activity.
43. Belgian Sheepdog
The Groenendael Belgian Sheepdog has a distinctive black coat and pointed ears. These dogs are energetic, loyal, and watchful.
44. Bergamasco Sheepdog
One of the world’s most distinctive dogs, the Bergamasco Sheepdog is a dreadlocked herding dog that can weigh up to 85 pounds. This large dog is patient and gentle, making for a good family pet.
45. Berger Picard
The Berger Picard may be rare, but this dog is an independent, athletic hunting dog that is both engaging and stubborn.
46. Bernedoodle (Bernese Mountain Dog x Poodle)
Crossing the Bernese Mountain Dog with the Poodle will get you a Bernedoodle, a playful, child-friendly large breed. This dog is hypoallergenic, intelligent, and highly trainable.
47. Bernese Mountain Dog
Bernese Mountain Dogs can weigh up to 125 pounds, but they’re also goofy, easygoing dogs with affectionate personalities.
48. Bichon Frise
If you’re looking for a smart, low-shedding small dog with a big personality, you might love a Bichon Frise. These little dogs are playful, curious, and charming.
49. Black and Tan Coonhound
The Black and Tan Coonhound is a powerful hunting dog with serious stamina. These dogs are intelligent, active, and loyal.
50. Black Mouth Cur
Gentle, friendly, and devoted, the Black Mouth Cur is an active family dog. This breed needs lots of activity and prefers to have a large yard.
51. Black Russian Terrier
Black Russian Terriers are large, shaggy dogs originally bred as military dogs. These athletic dogs are confident, intelligent, and powerful.
Bloodhounds are famous for their skill as scenting dogs, but they’re also sweet-tempered friendly family pets.
53. Blue Lacy
The Blue Lacy is the official Texas state dog. This active, intelligent breed is a livestock herder and watchdog.
54. Bluetick Coonhound
A relentless and smart hunting dog, the Bluetick Coonhound is also an affectionate family dog.
55. Bo-Chi (Boston Terrier x Chihuahua)
The Bo-Chi is a mixture of the Boston Terrier and the Chihuahua. This small hybrid is playful and intelligent.
56. Bo-Dach (Boston Terrier x Dachshund)
The Bo-Dach, a combination of Boston Terrier and Dachshund, is an intelligent, playful hybrid breed.
The Boerboel is a South African mastiff originally bred to protect homesteads from predators. Strong, muscular, and protective, this is a very large breed.
58. Bohemian Shepherd
The Bohemian Shepherd is a loyal, friendly dog with a shaggy coat and triangular ears.
Bred as companion dogs for Italian nobility, the Bolognese is an affectionate, demanding breed that hates to be left alone.
60. Borador (Border Collie x Lab)
Combining Border Collie with Labrador Retriever, the Borador is an athletic, lovable dog that can work as a gun dog, retriever, or herding dog.
61. Border Collie
Border Collies are British herding dogs with intense, alert personalities. These smart dogs need a lot of activity and do well in dog competitions.
62. Border Terrier
Border Terriers have distinctive otter-shaped heads and weatherproof wiry coats. These dogs are hard workers with affectionate, even-tempered personalities.
63. Bordoodle (Border Collie x Poodle)
Bordoodles are a mixture of Poodle and Border Collie. Social, intelligent, and playful, these hypoallergenic dogs need plenty of exercise.
Gentle, affectionate, and laid-back, the elegant Borzoi was originally bred to hunt wolves in Russia. These sleek dogs can run up to 40 miles per hour!
65. BoShih (Boston Terrier x Shih Tzu)
The BoShih, a combination of Boston Terrier and Shih Tzu, is a curious, lovable small dog.
66. Boston Bull Terrier (American Pitbull Terrier x Boston Terrier)
The Boston Bull Terrier is part American Pitbull Terrier and part Boston Terrier. This smart, stubborn dog is great with kids and makes a good watchdog.
67. Boston Terrier
Boston Terriers are attentive, friendly, and well-mannered. These adventurous dogs are sometimes mischievous.
68. Bouvier des Flandres
Energetic, willful, and brave, the Bouvier des Flandres is a cheerful family dog that is both active and even-tempered.
69. Boxador (Boxer x Labrador Retriever)
The Boxador is a friendly, active family pet that enjoys running and fetching. This hybrid breed combines the Boxer with the Labrador Retriever.
Boxers are playful, affectionate, and alert dogs. This breed dates all the way back to 2000 BC!
71. Boykin Spaniel
Boykin Spaniels were originally bred in South Carolina for bird hunting. These sporting dogs are sometimes called “swamp poodles” — and they’re loyal, loving pets.
72. Bracco Italiano
You may have seen the Bracco Italiano in classical paintings. This agile hunting dog dates back to the 4th century and has an intelligent, eager-to-please temperament.
Named after Brie cheese, the Briard originated in the French countryside. These dogs are fearless, obedient, and protective.
Also called the Brittany Spaniel, Brittany dogs are intelligent, sensitive, and playful dogs with beautiful coats and no tails.
The Broholmer is a Danish guard dog that can weigh up to 130 pounds. This strong, large dog is friendly and loving.
76. Brussels Griffon
Adorable, stubborn, and playful, the Brussels Griffon is a great option for apartment-dwellers, singles, and seniors. This spunky breed loves to be glued to your side!
77. Bullpei (Bulldog x Shar-Pei)
The Bullpei is a loyal family dog that can handle a small yard and does well with kids. Loyal, curious, and intelligent, this breed is easy to train.
78. Bull Terrier
Bull Terriers may have long, strange faces, but they’re also tough, sweet companions. Stubborn, active, and sweet-natured, these dogs were once used in bullfighting and other blood sports.
79. Bullador (Lab x English Bulldog)
Friendly, playful, and energetic, the Bullador combines the Labrador Retriever with the English Bulldog. This fun-loving dog generally does well with kids and other pets.
Bulldogs are some of the most recognizable dogs in the world. They’re friendly, calm, and confident, making for great family pets.
The Bullmastiff is a large dog with a wrinkled forehead and a square jaw. This breed is loyal, brave, and easy-going, with a guard dog temperament.
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82. Cairn Terrier
The Cairn Terrier is a curious, loyal little dog that originated in Scotland. You probably recognize this famous breed from “The Wizard of Oz”!
83. Canaan Dog
Canaan dogs are a national symbol of Israel. Only recently domesticated, these intelligent, protective dogs have worked as sentries, herding dogs, and messengers.
84. Cane Corso
The Cane Corso dog is a gentle giant that can weigh over 100 pounds. With the right socializing, this breed can be an even-tempered, loyal family dog.
85. Cardigan Welsh Corgi
Cardigan Welsh Corgis have long, low bodies, short legs, and long tails. They’re intelligent, loyal, and active dogs.
86. Catahoula Leopard Dog
Catahoula Leopard Dogs are intelligent, active hunting dogs with beautiful markings. This dog is very responsive and needs plenty of activity.
87. Caucasian Mountain Dog
The Caucasian Shepherd Dog, also known as the Caucasian Mountain Dog, is a huge breed that originally guarded livestock in the high mountains. Fiercely protective and loyal almost to a fault, you’ll need a lot of room to keep this dog happy.
88. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Beautiful, gentle, and friendly, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a popular family dog. This people-oriented breed prefers not to be left alone.
89. Cavapoo (Cavalier King Charles Spaniel x Poodle)
Part Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and part Poodle, the Cavapoo is a friendly, playful dog. Great for active families, this breed is an excellent watchdog.
90. Central Asian Shepherd Dog
The Central Asian Shepherd Dog has been working with humans for over 5,000 years. These large dogs do well in cold climates and are confident, quiet, and territorial.
91. Cesky Terrier
Curious, intelligent, and family-oriented, the Cesky Terrier is great with children and can handle apartment living.
92. Cheagle (Chihuahua x Beagle)
The Cheagle is an adorable Chihuahua Beagle mix with a happy, friendly personality. You can expect a lot of personality and energy!
93. Chesapeake Bay Retriever
The Chesapeake Bay Retriever is a loving, loyal, and athletic dog bred to be a good swimmer. This breed has a waterproof coat, tons of energy, and strong swimming skills.
Chihuahuas are famous for packing strong personalities into tiny bodies. These popular Mexican dogs typically weigh three to six pounds and are loving and funny.
95. Chinese Crested
The Chinese Crested is a loyal, loving dog with a very unusual look. These dogs don’t do well with small kids, but they can be good companion dogs.
96. Chi-Poo (Chihuahua x Poodle)
Crossing Chihuahuas and Poodles gives you the Chi-Poo, a devoted, energetic little dog that can be very friendly.
97. Chinese Shar-Pei
The medium-sized Chinese Shar-Pei was originally a farmer’s hunting dog and fighter. The distinctive loose skin made it easier for this distinctive dog to evade injury by predators and other dogs.
The Chinook is an intelligent, highly trainable dog bred to pull heavy loads. These dogs are rare but offer intelligent, laidback temperaments.
99. Chow Chow
Chow Chows are large Chinese dogs often compared to lions. These distinctive dogs are aloof but loyal.
100. Cocker Spaniel
Collies are large, intelligent dogs that excel in agility and tracking. There are two types, Rough and Smooth Collies, distinguished by their coats.
102. Coton de Tulear
Coton de Tulear dogs are sweet, lovable small dogs from Morocco. These dogs can be hard to find.
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Dachshunds are some of the most beloved dogs in the world, with distinctively short legs and long bodies. They were originally bred to help hunt burrowing animals.
Dalmatians are famous for their unique black and white coats. They were once used to protect carriages and firetrucks.
105. Doberman Pinscher
Powerful and smart, the Doberman Pinscher is an imposing guard dog. With the right training, these dogs can also be good family pets.
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106. English Setter
The English Setter may have started out as a pointer for fowl, but this breed is now an intelligent and active family dog.
107. English Springer Spaniel
Loyal, friendly, and easy to train, English Springer Spaniels are fun additions to any active family.
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108. Finnish Lapphund
The Finnish Lapphund is one of Finland’s most popular breeds, but it’s far less common in the rest of the world. This medium-sized dog is hardy and laid-back.
109. French Bulldog
French Bulldogs are adorable, popular dogs with distinctive bat-like ears. These dogs are easygoing, gentle, and playful.
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110. German Shepherd Dog
Affectionately called the GSD, the German Shepherd Dog is a versatile family pet and working dog. This breed is alert, obedient, and loyal.
111. Golden Retriever
Intelligent, kind, and patient, Golden Retrievers are one of the most popular breeds for families with kids. These sweet dogs are loyal and hardworking.
112. Goldendoodle (Golden Retriever x Poodle)
Goldendoodles are part Golden Retriever and part Poodle, making for a hypoallergenic dog with a great personality.
113. Great Dane
Great Danes were originally bred to hunt wild boar. But don’t be fooled: this huge dog is a gentle giant!
114. Great Pyrenees
Great Pyrenees are large mountain dogs bred to guard livestock and pull heavy loads.
Chances are good that you’ve heard of the Greyhound, an incredibly fast hunting and racing dog.
Dog Breeds That Start With H:
The Cuban Havanese is a classic “velcro dog,” meaning that it likes to stay close to its owner.
Dog Breeds That Start With I:
117. Ibizan Hound
Agile and deer-like, the Ibizan Hound is a gentle, alert companion dog.
118. Irish Setter
Irish Setters are beautiful gundogs that excel in obedience, pointing, agility, and retrieving.
119. Irish Wolfhound
Irish Wolfhounds may look imposing, but they’re gentle, sweet family dogs.
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120. Jack Russell Terrier
Jack Russell Terriers were bred as rodent and fox hunters, but also do well in dog competitions like agility and tracking.
121. Japanese Chin
The Japanese Chin has been a lap dog for thousands of years. Elegant, gentle, and affectionate, this is a beautiful little dog.
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122. Kerry Blue Terrier
The Kerry Blue Terrier is an Irish dog originally bred to hunt small animals.
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123. Labradoodle (Labrador x Poodle)
Part Labrador and part Poodle, the Labradoodle is spirited, trainable dog that is very popular with families.
124. Labrador Retriever
Labrador Retrievers are popular all over the world as working dogs and companions. These dogs love water and are loyal and devoted.
125. Lhasa Apso
The Lhasa Apso is a small dog that originally guarded Tibetan monasteries. These bold, independent dogs can also be loving and playful.
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The Maltese is a surprisingly athletic small dog with a gentle, happy personality.
127. Mountain Cur
Originally a hunter and guard dog, the Mountain Cur is active and intelligent.
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128. Neapolitan Mastiff
Neapolitan Mastiffs are giant guard dogs with steady, calm temperaments.
Newfoundlands are famously good with kids — just ask “Peter Pan”! This hardworking family dog is giant, sweet, and gentle.
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130. Old English Sheepdog
The Old English Sheepdog is a large sheep and cattle drover that makes a good family pet.
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Papillons get their name from their distinctive butterfly-shaped ears. These active little dogs are great companions.
The Pekingese is a toy companion breed from China. Bold, smart, and independent, this dog is truly a little lion.
133. Pembroke Welsh Corgi
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is famously the Queen of England’s favorite breed. This intelligent little dog is one of the world’s oldest herding dogs.
134. Pharaoh Hound
Pharaoh Hounds are highly distinctive hunting dogs from Malta.
Pomeranians are little dogs with big personalities. These are great lap dogs but don’t do well with small children.
Poodles are one of the smartest dog breeds. They’re also hypoallergenic and athletic.
137. Portuguese Water Dog
The Portuguese Water Dog traditionally worked with fishermen, but it’s a great family companion as well.
Pugs are funny, popular dogs that can have breathing problems due to breeding.
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139. Redbone Coonhound
The Redbone Coonhound is a swift, agile hunter with a pretty red coat.
140. Rhodesian Ridgeback
Rhodesian Ridgebacks were bred in Africa as hunting and guard dogs.
Rottweilers have been around since Roman times as brave, fearless watchdogs.
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142. Saint Bernard
Saint Bernards are Swiss rescue and guard dogs. These huge dogs can make good family pets or working dogs.
143. Scottish Deerhound
The Scottish Deerhound may be shaggy, but it’s a skilled sighthound and deer courser.
144. Shetland Sheepdog
Shetland Sheepdogs are small Scottish herding dogs. These lively, intelligent dogs have a double coat that protects them from harsh Northern weather.
145. Shiba Inu
Shiba Inus are spirited Japanese dogs originally bred for hunting. These strong-willed but good-natured dogs are protective and a little mischievous.
146. Shih Tzu
The Shih Tzu is one of the world’s most popular small dog breeds. This small, stubborn dog is highly affectionate and doesn’t need a lot of exercise.
147. Shollie (Border Collie x German Shepherd)
Part Border Collie and part German Shepherd, the Shollie is an energetic, intelligent watchdog.
148. Shorkie Tzu (Shih Tzu x Yorkshire Terrier)
A cross between the Yorkshire Terrier and the Shih Tzu, the Shorkie Tzu is a loyal, affectionate dog that is typically very dedicated to family members.
149. Siberian Husky
Siberian Huskies are powerful working dogs with incredible stamina. They’re not for the faint of heart, as these dogs can be difficult to train and need a lot of activity.
150. Silky Terrier
Silky Terriers are tiny dogs with big personalities. These energetic, friendly dogs are great for active families.
151. Skye Terrier
Skye Terriers are working dogs from the Isle of Skye in Scotland. These medium-sized purebred dogs traditionally hunt otters, badgers, and foxes.
The Sloughi is a sighthound commonly found in Morocco. Bred to hunt foxes, gazelles, and jackals, this breed is an active watchdog, guard dog, and companion.
153. Small Munsterlander Pointer
The Small Munsterlander Pointer is a German hunting dog bred for both land and water.
154. Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
The Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier is a sturdy, playful dog that can be great for families.
155. Spanish Mastiff
Spanish Mastiffs are imposing dogs bred to guard livestock against wolves and other predators. This noble, calm breed is thousands of years old.
156. Spinone Italiano
The Spinone Italiano is a brave and alert watchdog that can be very vocal. This ancient Italian breed is smart and fairly easy to train.
157. Springador (Labrador Retriever x English Springer Spaniel)
Playful, active, and loving, the Springador is a fun mix of Labrador Retriever and English Springer Spaniel.
158. Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Staffordshire Bull Terriers are hardy dogs that were originally bred to fight. This breed is good with children, smart, and loyal.
159. Standard Schnauzer
The Standard Schnauzer is an intelligent, alert dog that does well in everything from hunting and retrieving to search and rescue and agility courses.
160. Sussex Spaniel
Originally a field hunting dog bred to flush out birds, the Sussex Spaniel can be a friendly, calm family dog in the right setting. This affectionate dog is the only baying Spaniel.
161. Swedish Vallhund
The Swedish Vallhund dates back to Viking times and was bred as a cow herding dog. In modern times, this breed does well at canine competitions and hiking.
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162. Terri-Poo (Australian Terrier x Poodle)
Part Australian Terrier, part Poodle, the Terri-Poo is an intelligent, loyal dog with a mischievous side.
163. Texas Heeler (Australian Shepherd x Australian Cattle Dog)
A combination of the Australian Shepherd and the Australian Cattle Dog, the Texas Heeler does well at dog sports and can be both hardworking and stubborn.
164. Tibetan Mastiff
This huge dog comes from the Himalayan Mountains, where it was bred as a guard dog and watchdog. Aloof, independent, and strong-willed, the Tibetan Mastiff can weigh up to 170 pounds.
165. Tibetan Spaniel
The Tibetan Spaniel originated as a companion and watchdog for Tibetan Buddhist monks. This alert dog is small, intelligent, and charming.
166. Tibetan Terrier
As you’d expect from a climate as harsh as Tibet’s, the Tibetan Terrier is a hardy breed that excels in tracking, obedience, and agility.
167. Toy Fox Terrier
It’s all in the name: Toy Fox Terriers are tiny toy-sized dogs bred to hunt foxes. These adaptable dogs are good companions and working dogs but also frequent barkers.
168. Transylvanian Hound
Transylvanian Hounds look similar to Rottweilers but are ancient hunting dogs from Hungary. These black and tan dogs are intelligent, loyal, and hard-working.
169. Treeing Walker Coonhound
The Treeing Walker Coonhound is a large hunting dog that needs significant amounts of activity. This dog has a loud bark when hunting but is otherwise very well-mannered.
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Vizsla dogs are loyal, protective dogs from Hungary. These smart dogs are often used in hunting, pointing, and tracking.
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The Weimaraner is a popular, distinctive dog breed that can weigh up to 80 pounds. This dog excels in hunting, tracking, agility, and search and rescue.
172. Welsh Springer Spaniel
A versatile hunting dog, the Welsh Springer Spaniel is also an affectionate, loyal companion.
173. Welsh Terrier
Originally bred to hunt animals like badgers and foxes, the Welsh Terrier now often works as a therapy dog or in search and rescue. Fierce, bold, and energetic, this breed is more well-mannered than many terriers.
174. West Highland White Terrier
The West Highland White Terrier is a charming small to medium-sized dog that is particularly popular in the UK. This Scottish dog is energetic and friendly.
175. Westiepoo (West Highland White Terrier x Poodle)
Hypoallergenic, outgoing, and sweet, the Westiepoo combines some of the best traits of West Highland White Terriers and Poodles.
Long and lean Whippets are descended from Greyhounds, which means they’re great at racing, hunting, and canine games like flyball.
177. Wirehaired Pointing Griffon
The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is a large dog with a dense, wiry coat. This independent, active dog does well in cold weather but isn’t a fan of heat.
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The Xoloitzcuintle, often called the Mexican Hairless Dog, is an ancient Aztec dog that was originally a guard dog and watchdog.
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179. Yorkie-Poo (Yorkshire Terrier x Poodle)
Yorkie-Poos are hybrids of Yorkshire Terriers and Poodles. These small dogs are hypoallergenic, confident, and smart.
180. Yorkshire Terrier
The Yorkshire Terrier is a lovable lap dog with long, silky hair. This popular, smart dog is very trainable and was originally bred to catch rats in coal mines.
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Nicole is the proud mom of Baby, a Burmese cat and Rosa, a New Zealand Huntaway. A Canadian expat, Nicole now lives on a lush forest property with her Kiwi husband in New Zealand. She has a strong love for all animals of all shapes and sizes (and particularly loves a good interspecies friendship) and wants to share her animal knowledge and other experts’ knowledge with pet lovers across the globe.