Breed Considerations

It is good to understand the tendencies of your breed of dog.  Also, it is good to understand why there is such variety in our dogs' tendencies.  After watching the video, for your convenience, we have provided links to the Wiki pages of most breeds for you to research at the bottom of the page.  Mixed breeds will usually show characteristics from their heritage in different combinations.  Sometimes, when you do not know what is the heritage of your dog - their behavior will offer clues just as much as their physical appearance.  With this base of knowledge you can start to dive into specific behavior problems here: Click for Behavior Problems

This is a giant list of dog breeds.  You can click on a letter below to jump down the list.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

A
*   Arctic Husky - see Siberian Husky
*   Armant - see also Armanti and Egypt Shepherd - Softhorse
*   Azawakh
B
 
*   Balkan Hound - see Serbian Hound
*   Bandog
*   Barbet
*   Basenji
*   Beagle
*   Bearded Tibetan Mastiff - see Tibetan Kyi Apso
*   Griffon Bruxellois
*   Griffon Belge
*   Petit Brabançon
*   Belgian Shepherd Dog, often divided into:
*   Berger des Pyrénées - see Pyrenean Shepherd
*   Bernese Mountain Dog (Berner Sennenhund)
*   Bhotia - see Himalayan Sheepdog
*   Biewer
*   Billy
*   Bisben
*   Blue Heeler - see Australian Cattle Dog
*   Bohemian Shepherd - see Chodsky pes
*   Bolonka see Maltese
*   Borzoi
*   Bosnian Mountain Dog - see Tornjak
*   Bouvier Bernois - see Bernese Mountain Dog
*   Boxer
*   Brazilian Mastiff - see Fila Brasileiro
*   Briard
*   Bulldog
C
*   Ca de Bou - see Perro de Presa Mallorquin
*   Canadian Eskimo Dog (Canadian Inuit Dog, Qimmiq)
*   Canary Islands Hound - see Podenco Canario
*   Cão da Serra da Estrela - see Estrela Mountain Dog
*   Cão de Água Português - see Portuguese Water Dog
*   Caravan Hound - see Mudhol Hound
*   Catahoula Leopard Dog (Catahoula Cur or Catahoula Hog Dog)
*   Chinese Shar-Peire: see Shar-Pei
*   Chindo - see Korea Jindo Dog
*   Chinook
*   Combai (Indian Bear Hound)
*   Croatian Mountain Dog - see Tornjak
*   Czechoslovakian Wolfdog (ÄŒeskoslovenský vlčák)
D
*   Deutsch Drahthaar - see German Wirehaired Pointer
*   Dhoki apso - see Tibetan Terrier
*   Dingo
*   Do-Khyi - see Tibetan Mastiff
*   Dobermann - see Doberman Pinscher
*   Dogo Guatemalteco - see Guatemalan Bull Terrier
*   Dogue de Majorque - see Perro de Presa Mallorquin
*   Drentse Patrijshond (Dutch Partridge Dog)
*   Drever
*   Drótszörü Magyar Vizsla - see Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla
*   Dunker
*   Dutch Shepherd Dog - see Hollandse Herder
E
*   Elo
*   English Toy Spaniel - see King Charles Spaniel
*   Entlebucher Mountain Dog/Sennenhund/Cattle Dog
*   Epagneul Picard - see Picardy Spaniel
*   Epagneul Pont-Audemer - see Pont-Audemer Spaniel
*   Eskimo Dog (Esquimaux) - see Canadian Eskimo Dog
F
*   Formosan - also Taiwan Dog
*   French Wirehaired Pointing Griffon see Wirehaired Pointing Griffon
G
*   Gawii
*   German Spaniel - see Deutscher Wachtelhund
*   German Spitz - divided into:
*   Goldendoodle (Mixed Breed between Golden Retriever and Poodle)
*   Gonczy Polski - see Polish Scenthound
*   Gos d'atura - see Catalan Sheepdog
*   Great Pyrenees (Also known as Pyrenean Mountain Dog)
*   Greenland Dog (Greenland Husky)
*   Groenendael - see Belgian Shepherd Dog (Groenendael)
*   Guatemalan Bull Terrier (Dogo Guatemalteco)
H
*   Husky
*   Harrier
*   Himalayan Sheepdog (Bhotia)
*   Hollandse Herder (Dutch Shepherd dog)
*   Hungarian Greyhound - see Magyar Agar
*   Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla - see Hungarian Vizsla
*   Hungarian Smooth Haired Vizsla
I
*   Italian Spinone - see Spinone Italiano
J
*   Japanese Mastiff, see Tosa
*   Jindo - see Korea Jindo Dog
*   Jonangi
K
*   Kaikadi
*   Kai
*   Kanni
*   Karafuto Ken - see Sakhalin Husky
*   Kelpie - see Australian Kelpie
*   Kelb-tal Fenek - see Pharaoh Hound
*   Kishu
*   Kombai
*   Koolie
*   Korthals Griffon - see Wirehaired Pointing Griffon
*   Krasky Ovcar - see Istrian Sheepdog
*   Kuchi
*   Kuvasz
*   Kyi Leo
L
*   Labradoodle (Mixed breed between of Labrador Retriever and Poodle)
*   Lapponian herder (Lapinporokoira)
*   Llewellyn Setter - see English Setter
*   Longdog
*   Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Dog - see Catahoula Leopard Dog
*   Lurcher
M
*   Mal-Shi
*   Maltese
*   McNab
*   Middle Asian Owtcharka - see Central Asia Shepherd Dog
*   Miniature Bull Terrier - see Bull Terrier (Miniature)
*   Moscow Watchdog (Moscovskaya Storozhevaya Sobaka)
*   Mongrel (Mixed breed)
*   Mudi
*   Mutt (Mixed breed)
N
*   Nebolish Mastiff
*   Northeasterly Hauling Laika (Northeastern Sleigh Dog)
O
P
*   Panja, see American Mastiff
*   Pashmi - see Mudhol Hound
*   Peruvian Hairless Dog (Perro Peruano sin Pelo)
*   Petit Berger - see Pyrenean Shepherd
*   Phalène (drop eared variety of the Papillon)
*   Picardy Shepherd - see Berger Picard
*   Podenco Ibicenco - see Ibizan Hound
*   Pointer - see English Pointer
*   Polish Scenthound (Gonczy Polski)
*   Polish Greyhound - see Chart Polski
*   Polish Sighthound - see Chart Polski
*   Polish Hound (Polish Ogar)
*   Polish Lowland Sheepdog (Polski Owczarek Nizinny or PON)
*   Polish Tatra Sheepdog - see Owczarek Podhalanski
*   Poodle
*   Portuguese Podengo (Portuguese Podengo)
*   Portuguese Shepherd Dog - see Cao da Serra de Aires
*   Prague Ratter - see Pražský KrysaÅ™ík
*   Pug
*   Puggle (Pug-Beagle cross)
*   Puli
*   Pumi
*   Pungsan (Poongsan)
*   Pyrenean Shepherd (Pyrenees Sheepdog)
Q
*   Queensland Heeler - see Australian Cattle Dog
*   Qimmiq - see Canadian Eskimo Dog
R
*   Russian Black Terrier - see Black Russian Terrier
*   Russian Harlequin Hound (Russkaja Pegaja)
*   Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka - see Tsvetnaya Bolonka
S
*   Saluki
*   Samoyed
*   Sanshu
*   Sapsali
*   Scottish Deerhound - see Deerhound
*   Shetland Sheepdog (Sheltie)
*   Shi-lah
*   Shikoku
*   Silky Terrier - see Australian Silky Terrier
*   Sloughi
*   Small Greek Domestic Dog - see Meliteo Kinidio
*   Smooth Fox Terrier - see Fox Terrier (Smooth)
*   Spanish Alano - see Alano Español
*   Spanish Greyhound - see Galgo Espanol
*   Spitz - see Spitz for a list of Spitz-type breeds
*   Springer Spaniel - see English Springer Spaniel or Welsh Springer Spaniel
*   Stephens Stock (Stephens Cur)
*   Sulimov dog (dog-jackal hybrid)
*   Swedish Elkhound - see Jämthund
 
T
*   Taigan
*   Taíno Dog - also perro mudo ("Mute Dog"); Extinct at least as a pure breed.
*   Taiwan Dog - also Formosan
*   Tasy
*   Tatra Shepherd Dog - see Owczarek Podhalanski
*   Tibetan Lhasa Apso - see Lhasa Apso
*   Tornjak
*   Tosa
*   Toureg Sloughi - See Azawakh
*   Treeing Tennessee Brindle
 
U
 
V
 Vizsla - see Hungarian Vizsla
 
W
 West Siberian Laika (Zapadno-Sibirskaia Laika)
 Wire Fox Terrier - see Fox Terrier (Wire)
 
X
 Xoloitzcuintle - see Mexican Hairless Dog
 
Y
 Yorkillon - Half yorkshire terrier, half Papillon
 Yorkshire Terrier
 Yugoslavian Mountain Hound - see Serbian Mountain Hound
 Yugoslavian Tricolour Hound - see Serbian Tricolour Hound
Z
 Zapadno-Sibirskaia Laika - see West Siberian Laika
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3 Comments

  1. Great article. Should be required study.
    An addenum on my favorite breed, BMC, although it says “they make a great family dog, are easy to train because they are so intelligent and eager to please:”
    There is a caveat, and a contradiction, because in general they are a dominant, hard, and stubborn breed, so long as there is someone in the family who assumes the leadership role which the dogs will look to before acting, they will be eager to please and easy to train, otherwise forget it.
    As too few articles on them state, “not recommended for a first time dog owner.”

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