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This section contains in depth information on all AKC recognized dog breeds. In addition to the more serious information about dog breed characteristics, care, and history, we have also included pictures and reader-submitted stories so you can have some fun while you do your research. Do you have a dog? Help us build the biggest collection of dog and puppy pictures on the internet by sharing your pictures.




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Spinone Italiano Spinone Italiano
Spinoni Italiani are gundogs with a thick and muscular profile. They have a square frame with their height and length being relatively equal. The chest is broad and well rounded. The head is long and oval shaped at the top,... Read more
Staffordshire Bull Terrier (Pit Bull) Staffordshire Bull Terrier
The Staffordshire Bull Terrier, or 'Staffie' as it is sometimes affectionately called, is an English breed that should not be mistaken for its larger American relative, the American Staffordshire Terrier, though both breeds are often referred to as Pitt Bulls... Read more
Standard Schnauzer Standard Schnauzer
The Standard Schnauzer is a robust and heavy set dog of square proportion. The head is long and rectangular, and narrows very slightly at the nose and ears, which are small, v-shaped and high set, either cropped or uncropped. Dark... Read more
Sussex Spaniel Sussex Spaniel
Of all the spaniels, the Sussex Spaniel is the shortest of leg and heaviest of bone, and is built to penetrate dense groundcover. The skull is long and wide, featuring a full stop and indentation in the middle, and is... Read more
Tibetan Mastiff Tibetan Mastiff
The Tibetan Mastiff is a large, heavily built dog whose bearing should convey seriousness, strength and power. The head is heavy and broad with some wrinkling, a strong stop, and high set v-shaped ears. The eyes are almond shaped, brown,... Read more
Tibetan Spaniel Tibetan Spaniel
The Tibetan Spaniel, or Tibby as it is affectionately called, is a small and alert breed, slightly longer than tall. The head is proportionally small, with a dome skull, pendant ears, and oval shaped brown eyes that are set well... Read more
Tibetan Terrier Tibetan Terrier
Square and well covered by its coat, the Tibetan Terrier is a powerful, medium sized dog. The skull is neither broad nor fine, and narrows toward the front. The eyes are large, dark and set far apart. Heavily feathered, v-shaped... Read more
Toy Fox Terrier Toy Fox Terrier
The Toy Fox Terrier is an athletic toy dog with a smooth, well proportioned outline. They have square yet graceful looking streamlined bodies that are relatively equal in height and length. The head is elegant and slightly rounded. Other distinctive... Read more
Vizsla Vizsla
The Vizsla is a medium sized hunting dog most commonly recognized for its golden rust coat. The head is wide between the ears, with a moderate stop and a muzzle that is deep and square. The eyes and nose should... Read more
Weimaraner Weimaraner
The Weimaraner is a sleek, well-built, medium-sized gray dog. The body is slender, with long, muscular legs. Although not particularly robust, the Weimaraner gives an impression of strength, grace, and athleticism. The coat is short, fine, and smooth, found in... Read more
Welsh Springer Spaniel Welsh Springer Spaniel
Compact and muscular, the Welsh Springer Spaniel is built to work. The length of its body is slightly longer than its height, keeping a balanced build. The skull is slightly domed with a defined stop; dark, oval eyes give the... Read more
Welsh Terrier Welsh Terrier
A rugged, solid, and compact dog, the Welsh Terrier is medium in size and evenly proportioned. Its square body and long legs allow it to move gracefully and effortlessly. The dog's tail is docked so that when held upright, it... Read more
West Highland White Terrier West Highland White Terrier
Although small in size, the West Highland White Terrier is big in confidence and sturdiness. Strong and muscular, it is well balanced with the length of its body slightly shorter than its height. Its dark almond-shaped eyes are set wide... Read more
Whippet Whippet
The Whippet, a member of the Hound group, is a slender, medium-sized sighthound. Similar in appearance to the greyhound (on a smaller scale), the Whippet is graceful, well-balanced, and strong. The coat is short, smooth, and dense, and can be... Read more
Wire Fox Terrier Wire Fox Terrier
The Wire Fox Terrier is an athletic dog that is sturdy of bone yet quick and athletic. The skull is long, moderately flat and narrow, with forward folding v-shaped ears perched on top. Eyes are dark and circular, with a... Read more
Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Wirehaired Pointing Griffon
Bred to cover a wide variety of terrain, the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is a dog of medium size, slightly longer than it is tall. The head and muzzle are square, with the top of the head rounded; occiput and stop... Read more
Yorkshire Terrier Yorkshire Terrier
One of the most popular breeds in the US today, the Yorkshire Terrier - or Yorkie, as it is affectionately called - belongs to the Toy Group. Yorkies are very small, usually between 5 and 7 pounds, with a tight,... Read more
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