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Somewhere out there is a dog breed that matches your personality.



"Dog breeds explained - do you know what type of dog you are!"

Dear Fellow Dog Lover,

Nothing beats the companionship of a pet of your own. And no other animal deserves that coveted title of "Man's Best Friend," more than the dog.

Dog breeds explained offers you the chance to learn more about all the different types of dog, because one thing is for sure, somewhere out there is the perfect pet for you.



Popular Types of Dog Breeds



Dogs throughout current history have made us laugh. How about Pluto, Goofy and Scooby Doo? And some have made us cry.

. . .Lassie saves Timmy and how about Rin Tin Tin?

"Dogs make excellent pets but their loyalty and devotion are unparalleled by any other animal".



Dog breeds as a Companion

We have all heard stories of dogs that have performed seemingly impossible heroic acts of bravery to save their owner from harm.

We can't promise your choice of dog breed will be another Lassie or even a Scooby Doo!

But whether you already own a dog and are looking for answers to some of your questions, or someone who is looking at becoming a first time dog owner makes little difference.

"All the information you need is here, at dog breeds explained!"



Dog Breeds for Fun and Laughter

The best love you can offer your dog is knowledge. The more you know about the dog breed the better time you will share.



Dog Breeds in Their Groups

  • Guard dogs - All guard dogs are classed as working dogs. The classification covers many breeds across a wide range of different types. These dogs are easily trained and respond well to commands.
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The most popular Guard dogs include:

Doberman Pinscher- Rottweiler - German shepherd - Pit Bull - Bullmastiff - Australian cattle dog - Boxer dog - Chow Chow - Rhodesian Ridgeback - Saint Bernard



  • Gun dogs - Gun dogs are divided into three primary classes: Retrievers, flushing spaniels, and pointing breeds. There are several types of gundogs, each type consisting of multiple breeds.
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The most popular Gun dogs include:

Golden Retriever - Labrador Retriever - Irish Setter - English Cocker Spaniel - English Springer Spaniel - German Shorthaired Pointer - Kooikerhondje.



  • Herding dog breeds - The term herding dog is used to describe livestock guardian dogs. The main function of this type of dog breed is to guard live stock and other animals from predators and theft. Herding dogs do not guard flocks but move them.
  •    Herding dog breed explained. Bearded collie picture


The most popular Herding dogs include:

Australian Cattle Dog - Bearded Collie - Belgian Shepherd Dog - Border Collie - Welsh Corgi - German Shepherd Dog - Old English Sheepdog.



  • Scent hounds - This dog breed is regarded as having some of the most sensitive noses among canines. In more modern times, selective breeding has resulted in some of the gentlest and most laid back personalities of the canine world.
  •    Scent hounds dog breed explained. Beagle dog picture

The most popular Scent hounds incude:

American Foxhound - Basset Hound - Beagle - Bloodhound - Alpine Dachsbracke - Austrian black and tan hound.



  • Sighthounds - Sighthounds have existed for at least 5,000 years. Today, the majority of sighthounds are mainly kept as pets. However, this dog breed has been bred for thousands of years to detect movement.
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The most popular Sighthounds include:

Afghan Hound - American Staghound - Greyhound - Irish Wolfhound - Hungarian Greyhound - Scottish Deerhound - Whippet.



  • Spitz dog or Artic dog - Many Spitz-type breeds retain wolf-like characteristics. Independence, suspiciousness, and aggression towards unfamiliar humans or other animals is well documentated. They may require good quality dog training before they become manageable.
  •    German Spitz dog breed picture


The most popular Spitz dog include:

Alaskan Malamute - American Eskimo Dog - Finnish Spitz - German Spitz - Jamthund - Keeshond - Papillon - Seppala Siberian Sleddog - Siberian Husky - Swedish Vallhunda



  • Terrier dog breed - Most of this breed were developed in the British Isles. They were used to control rats, rabbits, and foxes both over and under the ground. Some larger terriers were also used to hunt badgers. In fact, the word terrier comes from the Middle French terrier and before that the Latin terra, meaning earth.
  •    Terrier dog breeds explained. American staffordshire terrier picture


The most popular terrier breeds include:

American Pit Bull Terrier - American Staffordshire Terrier - Airedale Terrier - Bull Terrier - Fox Terrier - Jack Russell Terrier - Pit Bull Terrier - Staffordshire Bull Terrier - Welsh Terrier - West Highland White Terrier.



Dog Breeds Explained

Remember, a dog will know when he is loved - and he will understand he is part of your family. You will always have a companion to the very last.

Please take the time required to get to know your dog better. The love he, or she, will offer cannot be equaled.

Somewhere out there is the perfect pet for you.

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