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Recommended Breeds for Families
- ranking breeds good with kids, and a list of breeds good with children and those less good with kids

Selecting a Breed - Answer 11 questions, set accuracy level and click for a listing of breeds for you, from the Canadian Kennel Club

Select Smart Breed Assessment
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Top Dog Breeds for Families
- top 20 breeds from Golden Retriver and Corgi through Pug and Whippet
Urbanhound's Breed Finder
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When You're Considering a Breed
- here are steps for getting to know that breed to be sure it's right, and then finding your purebred pup

All Breed Sites

All-Breed Gallery at The Dog Place
All-Breed Links
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All-Breed Listings
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American Kennel Club Breeds
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Breeds of Dogs
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Canadian Kennel Club Breeds
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Continental Kennel Club Breeds
- 423 breeds in 10 categories
Der Hund - The Dog - Le Chien
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Dog Breeds
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Dog Breeds
- by breed categories, from Purina
Dog Breeds - breeds from A to Z or in show groups, from Digital Dog
Dog Breeds
- from Open Directory Project
Dog Breeds Directory

Dog Breeds by Intelligence Ranking
Dog Breed Links
- from Electronic Zoo/NetVet
Dog Marks
- a big breed list from A to Z, and more

FAQs for Dogs & Breeds
Glossary of Dog Breeds and Terms
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UK Dogs
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Selected Breeds [ Top ]

50 Most Popular Dog Breeds in USA - illustrated, year 2000
AKC Breed Registration Statistics
- number of dogs registered in the most recent years available
Bird Dog Breeds - 18 breeds, Airedales to Weimaraners

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Breeds of the Working Group
- with links,from dogbiz.com
Collection of 100 Breeds
- from PetNet in Australia
Discover Dogs - gundog group, hound group, utility group, pastoral group, working group and more, from The Kennel Club
s UK
Dog Breeds - Colored Sketches
- with coloring book printouts
Great Dog Breed Pages
- Akitas to Whippets
Livestock Guardian Dogs
- with a breed gallery plus a history of guardian dog breeds written by Catherine de la Cruz
Molosser Breeds - Akbash, Turkish shepherd dog, to Xochaso, farm dog of Madeira, and many other rare breeds
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Rare Breeds - listed by the American Rare Breed Association
Rare Breeds - dozens of little known breeds, working dogs

Rare Breeds - includes working dogs, from Dog Owner's Guide
Spitz Breeds - rich collection of sites on 40+ spitz-type dogs
Versatile Hunting Breeds
- they point, retrieve, track
Working Dogs & Their Senses - learn about breeds by their senses and the work they do

Sampling of Working Breeds  [ Top ]

American Breeds of Dogs - such as the Alaskan Malamute and the Boston Terrier, and more on each of the 11 American breeds
Australian Breeds
- including Australian cattle dog and Australian kelpie, from Dogs Downunder
Bearded Collies  
- in Germany
Chinook
- sled dog breed created in New England USA
Finnish Spitz
- in America, with origins and characteristics
Gordon Setter
- and more on Gordons, Scotland's only national bird-dog
Iceland Sheedog
- another spitz dog, here in Denmark, and another look at the Iceland Sheepdog that originated in Scandinavia
Irish Water Spaniel
- in Denmark
Japanese Native Dog Breeds
- Hokkaido, Kai Ken, more 
Karelian Bear Laikas - Finnish hunting dog, description & origins and their work in bear control programs and more on bear dog work
Laika Breeds - Russian hunting dogs
Livestock Guardian Dogs - pictures of Anatolian Shepherd Dog, Akbash and Kangal Dog, many more
Nederlandse Schapendoes
- a little Dutch shepherd dog
Norwegian Buhund
- history and character as a herding dog
Portuguese Water Dog - known in its native land as Cao de Agua
or "dog of the water" or as Portuguese Fishing Dog or the Diving Dog
Scandinavian Dog Web Sites - click "racer" for "breeds"

Spanish Dog Breeds
- more than a dozen recognized breeds
Swiss Dog Breeds
- seven breeds including the Swiss Hounds such as the Lucerne Hound and and the Bernese Mountain Dog

Ancestral Dogs, Dog Origins  [ Top ]

Dog Origins from Asian Wolves and the first peoples in the Americas brought their dogs from Eurasia and the research article in Science
Canaan Dog & Dingo & Pariah Dog: explore role of these and other semi-tamed dogs in the origin of domestic dog breeds
Researchers Find "Genetic Fingerprints" for 85 Breeds and also find 14 ancient breeds and three other groups: guarding,herding and hunting
Ancient Breeds -
FIVESITE - a guide to the 14 ancient breeds determined by genetic research, including Afghan Hound, Akita, Alaskan Malamute, Basenji, Chow Chow, Lhasa Apso, Pekingese, Saluki, Samoyed, Shar-pei, Shiba Inu, Shih Tzu, Siberian Husky and Tibetan Terrier

Researchers on Dog Origins - brief bios of many individuals from Julia Clutton Brock to Robert Coppinger to Robert Wayne whose research and writing helps us understand our canine companions

Alaskan Malamute - ancient dog of the Arctic
Basenji
- the ancient African hunting dog
Broadmouthed Dogs of Briton
- and the history of bulldogs
Canaan Dogs
- ancient Middle East dogs, related to the pariah dogs
Carolina Dogs
FIVESITE so-called dingoes of North America, perhaps the companions of the first Americans, and another look at this possibly ancient dog, plus a genetic research project, a profile in Dog Fancy and an article from Smithsonian Magazine including the basic mtDNA results, the "great arc of the red dog" and role of thyroxine in domestication
Dingo
- the ancient dog of Asia and Australia, arrived "Down Under" more recently than once thought, 5,000 years ago, and their lack of genetic diversity suggests few dingoes, maybe one pregnant female, made the trip from Asia. Dingo distribution in southeast Asia. Is it wild or feral? And a dingo photo & profile and more on the dingo
Dog Breed Evolution
- researchers find "progenitor breeds" for 10 dog types: working/guard, herding, northern, sight hounds, scent hounds, flushing spaniels, water spaniel/retrievers, pointers, terriers, and toys; more on 10 types and on the role of greyhounds & mastiffs and elkhounds and Maltese & Canaan Dog type in breed creation
Dog Breed Origins & Evolution
- including comparisons of skulls, from the Albert Heim Foundation for Canine Research, Switzerland
Dog Origins
- from Digital Dog
Dog Origins - Stalking the Ancient Dog
- from Science News
Dog Origins from Wolves
- including behavior traits, for kids
Dog Origins from Wolves
- influential article from Science
The Dog Within Us - article on domestication of the wolf,
by Sapir Weiss, from Digital Dog
Earliest Dogs - two skulls found in western Russia, 14,000 years old
Egypt's Ancient Dogs - spotted dog from the Tombs at Beni-Hassan,
dating about 2200-2000 B.C.

Molosser Breeds - origins of rare working breeds
Palestine's Ancient Dog
- the Canaan dog, a breed redomesticated
from the pariah dog, and more
breed history

Pariah Dogs of Asia
- with links to the dingo, Thai Ridgeback, and evidence the Thai Ridgeback type is at least 3,000 years old
Pharoh Hound
- considered by some the most ancient dog
Primitive & Aboriginal Dog Breeds
- worldwide listing 
Siberian Husky, ancient Asian breed
Spitz Breeds of Asia & Europe and Nordic Spitz Breeds
- a widespread dog family including original German Spitz, Samoyed in northwest Siberia, the Laika Breeds of Russia, and Siberian Husky of northeast Siberia
Thai Bangkaew Dog - said to be 100 years old, but of ancient spitz type; and Bangkaew pictures, larger photo, dogs & puppies [Thai text] and a group of 20 stray Bangkaews train as forest guard dogs
Turkey's Ancient Dogs
- including Akbash dog, pariah dog
Wolfdogs & Wolf-like Dog Breeds
- Czechoslovakian wolfdog, Saarloos wolfhond, Kugsha Dog and more
Wolves
- very close relative and source of all dogs, a scientific view based on molecular genetics held by UCLA Professor Robert Wayne and more on his views on dog origins and more on canid genetics showing why wolves and dogs are now considered the same species
Wolves & Dogs - Robert Wayne's paper "Molecular evolution of the dog family" and wolf origin of dogs - paper by Wayne et. al. "Multiple and ancient origins of the domestic dog" and
summary of research

Wolves & Wolfdogs - discussion, links from The Wolfdogs Resource
Xoloitzcuintli Dog
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hairless Mexican dog, and
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Beagles and Labrador Retrievers, German Shepherds, Golden Retrievers, Shelties and Pembroke Welsh Corgis are among service dog breeds  
Bouvier - this stock dog is now used as assistance, therapy dogs
Dalmatians
- carriage adn fire house dog, more on the Dalmatian including breed qualities, need for exercise, plus a look at Dalmatian qualities
discussing: Can Real Dalmatians Survive The Movie?
German Shepherds - in action as an assistance dog, more
Golden Retrievers - assistance, therapy and service dogs
Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers and Standard Poodles are often chosen as assistance dogs, while Shetland Sheepdogs, Schipperkes, Miniature Poodles, Smooth Fox Terriers are picked for hearing dogs
Leader Dogs - German Shepherds, Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers typically trained as Leader Dogs

Spinone Italiano - temperament good for therapy dog work, more

Service Dogs - various breeds, resources
Therapy Dogs - typical breeds include Retrievers, Newfoundlands, Greyhounds, and Collies

Guarding & Watch Dogs  [ Top ]

American Bulldog - its origins in the Southeast United States, and more on the development of modern version of this breed
Chow Chow
- origins in China as a guarding and hunting dog
Doberman Pinscher
- origins as a police dog, guard dog
German Spitz
- various German spitz dogs, often watch dogs for home and farm, and relatives, plus white German spitz now known in the United States as the American Eskimo Dog
Jindo - origins in Korea as a guarding and hunting dog

Keeshond  
- barge watchdog and family companion and breed history and a discussion of breed history including varied coat colors
Olde English Bulldogge
- restoring an old working breed
Newfoundlands - lifeguards and therapy dogs, more

Rottweiler - powerful guarding dog
St. Bernard
- a rescue and life-saving dog, its origins and history
Standard Schnauzer
- farm guard dog, as well as an introduction
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Tibetan Mastiff
- origins as guard dog, war dog, and Tibetan Mastiff - by nature a guardian dog
Tosa Inu
- guard dog of Japan, and breed history including pictures of this unique breed in ceremonial garb  


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Afghan Hound - standard, characteristics,history
Airedale Terrier
- a hunting dog
Akita - origins of this Japanese hunting dog
Basenji - Dogs of the Pharaohs, and more thoughts on this
African breed, and
new African imports

Basset Hound
- and early breed history
Bloodhound Dogs
- origins, uses, photos, more 
Borzoi
- the Russian hunting and coursing dog, including breed characteristics, and a Borzoi historical time line
Brittany Spaniel Dogs
- and a look at its fascinating history
Catahoula Leopard Dogs - stockdog and tree-minded hunting dog
Chesapeake Bay Retriever
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Coonhound Breeds including the Black & Tan, Bluetick, English Coonhound, Plott Hound, Redbone Coonhound, and Treeing Walker Coonhound
Deutsch-Drahthaar
- a versatile hunting dog
Drever
- small hunting dog also called dachsbrachen
Earthdogs
- dachshunds and smaller terriers, and how they are tested
German Shorthair
- by Jim McCue
Golden Retrievers - An Introduction and Golden Retriever
in Cyberspace, rescuing this popular breed
Great Blue of Gascoigne
- hound of southern France
Greyhound
- with pictures, history, links
Harrier
- scent hound bred for hunting hares, foxes in large packs
Irish Water Spaniel - lots of breed resources
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Norwegian Elkhound - Norsk elghund ["Norwegian moose-dog"], ancient hunter of moose and bear; more on the breed plus elkhound history
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever
- a Canadian breed
Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen
- French rabbit hunting hound
Pharoh Hound
- activities, care, history, more
Rhodesian Ridgeback
- characteristics, standard and history
Saluki
- ancient hunting dog known by Arabs as El Hor, Noble One
Scottish Terrier
- breed resources at CyberScots
Shikoku Dog
- ancient Japanese spitz-type hunting dog
Small Munsterlander Pointer - a bird-hunting pointer
Thai Ridgeback
- a natural hunting dog, its history
Weimeraner
- versatile hunting dog, and breed origins
West Siberian Laika
- a spitz hunting breed, and breed origins
Whippet
- origins of the breed born to run!
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Herding Breeds - dogs bred to herd sheep, cattle, other livestock and more on herding dogs and the herding dog tradition, one of the oldest professions of canines
Livestock Guardian Dog Breeds
- plus links organized by country and breed
Livestock Guard Dogs for Predatory Control 

Akbash Dog - a livestock protection dog, and breed origins
Anatolian Shepherd Dog  
- the shepherd's guardian
Appenzell Cattle Dog and Entlebuch Cattle Dog - two Swiss breeds
Australian Cattle Dog
, breed origins and more on this breed
Australian Kelpie
Australian Shepherd and breed history
Bearded Collie or "Beardie"
Belgian Shepherd Dogs
- Belgian Groenendael, Tervueren, Malinois,
Laekenois - and more on
Belgian Malinois

Border Collie - working sheep dog
Bouvier des Flandres - originally a cattle and carting dog
Canaan Dog
- including breed history and other look at breed origins and more breed information
Catahoula Leopard Stock Dog - including breed origins
Caucasian Sheepdog
- ancient livestock guardian also called
Caucasian Ovcharka, Kavkazskaya Ovcharka

Collie
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Dutch Shepherd Dog
- Hollandse Herder
English Shepherd - an American breed
Entlebucher Sennenhund
- a Swiss cattle dog
Fila Brasileiro
- large Brazilian dog used for cattle guarding, hunting, tracking and protection
German Shepherd Dog
- plus German Shepherd history & breed varieties
and GSD Illustrated Standard
Great Pyrenees
- with history, from Holland plus Pyrnet with breed resources, and breed history & pictures
Greek Sheepdog - all-white dogs used by Greek shepherds 
Hungarian Shepherd Dog or Komondor
& related breeds such as Kuvasz
Icelandic Sheepdog - a sheep dog that came with the Vikings
Kangal Dog - livestock guard and Turkey's national dog,
and breed
origins

Malinois
- the prototype shepherd breed and Belgian Malinois
Maremma and Abruzzo Sheepdog
- Italian sheepdog
Polski Owczarek Nizinny
- Polish Lowland Sheepdog ["PONs"]
in America

Schipperke - and its origins as the smallest Belgian shepherd
Shetland Sheepdog
and Sheltie history by Sue Ann Bowling
Welsh Corgi
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White Shepherd
- and the history of the white German Shepherd

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Greyhound - an introduction
Italian Greyhounds in lure coursing
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sport for them, and more on
Italian Greyhounds
Salukis
- in the US, this hunting breed is active
in lure coursing

Sighthounds - including Borzoi, Greyhound, Italian Greyhound, Ibizan Hound, Pharoh Hound, Saluki, Scottish Deerhound, Whippet
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Alaskan Husky - non-registered working or racing sled dogs - and
another look at
Alaskan Huskies and sled dog racing
Alaskan Malamute
and the working Alaskan Malamute plus a
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Arctic or Northern Spitz Dogs - with breeds by working type, herding dogs, hunting dogs, sled dogs, and Nordic Spitz Breeds including Alaskan Malamute, Inuit or Eskimo Dog, and Siberian Husky
Canadian Eskimo Dog - the history of these working dogs, plus breed characteristics and illustrated standard
Canadian Inuit Dog
 
- the Sherman tank of sled dogs
Chinook Dogs
- new sled dog breed created,in New England
Eurasier
- new sled dog breed created by merging European
and Asian spitz dogs

Inuit Sled Dog
Samoyed
- a multifaceted working dog plus more about Samoyeds and more about the original Samoyed and varied colors
Seppala Siberians - Arctic-type working dog with at least 93% of its background stemming from these 10 dogs, many also Siberian Husky foundation stock: Kree Vanka, Tserko, Harry, Smoky, Togo, Kolyma, Nome, Pearl, Dushka and Sonia. 

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Siberian Husky FAQ and
a brief breed history in North America
Siberian Husky Colors - 600 photos of some 250 Siberians showing the breed's diversity of colors, markings & Siberian Husky FAQ

Siberian Husky History - and comparison with Alaskan Malamute
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All the Presidents' Dogs - American's "First Dogs"
Balto
- one of the sled dog heroes of the famous Nome Serum Run, now a famous cartoon movie star, and Balto's statue in Central Park
Celebrity Canines - famous canine movie stars & cartoons
Dogs in the Arts - many resources
Eddy the Eco-Dog
- with eco-activities for kids!
Fala
- FDR's famous dog in the White House
Famous Dogs
- Rin Tin Tin, Laika, Greyfriars Bobby
Famous Dogs & Their Presidents
- feature story with pictures including Kennedy's Welsh Terrier Charlie, Lyndon Johnson's hound Yuki
Famous Dogs Index
- in history and in fiction
Famous Dogs Links - at Open Directory
Hunting dogs, antique
- Bibliotheque nationale de France
Lad and Lassie
- famous collies
Laika
- Russian dog famous as the first living creature in space, and two more Russian canines - Belka & Stelka
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