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An Amazing List of Different Types of Dogs With Pictures

List of Different Types of Dogs with Pictures
There are over 157 different types of dogs recognized by the American Kennel Club. The following article offers a list of dogs with pictures that will help you in identifying the next breed that you come across.
DogAppy Staff
Last Updated: Mar 30, 2018
While there are approximately more than 400 types of dogs currently, not all are pure breeds. Some are mixes of 2 or more breeds, making them mix-breeds. Depending on the work that a dog was bred for, characteristics from two or more dogs were chosen and combined to form a new, specialized breed. Then this breed had to be selectively bred and developed for many generations before it would formally be recognized as a PURE breed. Confirming to this, many breeds have been developed since selective breeding started centuries ago. These breeds were then classified into categories depending on their work, and thus came into existence the 7 main categories into which these breeds were classified-
  • Herding Group
  • Hound Group
  • Sporting Group
  • Working Group
  • Terrier Group
  • Toy Group
  • Non-sporting Group
Dogs which did not fit into any of these specific groups, or those which could not be classified, were placed into two other categories -
  • Miscellaneous Class
  • Foundation Stock Service Breeds
This article introduces these 7 groups to you, as well as a few of the FSS breeds.
Dog Breeds with Pictures
Herding Group
Earlier part of the working group, these herders were very recently appointed a group of their own. They are very intelligent breeds with an innate instinct for herding and protecting, making them excellent as guard dogs and cattle herders. Eager to learn and please, they are a delight to train, and are very loving companions. They make excellent pets and can also be used as therapy dogs, police dogs and guide dogs (prime example being the German Shepherd). These breeds are brimming with energy and require daily exercise, which is why they do not do very well in small spaces. But they are wonderful pets for committed and experienced owners.
Australian Cattle Dog
Australian Cattle Dog
Height
Male - 18-20 in
Female - 17-19 in

Weight
44-62 lbs

Lifespan
10-16 years

Country of Origin
Australia
Australian Shepherd
Australian Shepherd
Height
Male - 20-23 in
Female - 18-21 in

Weight
Male - 50-65 lbs
Female - 30-45 lbs

Lifespan
10-14 years

Country of Origin
United States
Bearded Collie
Bearded Collie
Height
Male - 21-22 in
Female - 20-22 in

Weight
40-60 lbs

Lifespan
12-14 years

Country of Origin
Scotland
Beauceron
Beauceron
Height
Male - 26-28 in
Female - 25-26 in

Weight
Male - 70-100 lbs
Female - 66-85 lbs

Lifespan
10-14 years

Country of Origin
France
Belgian Malinois
Belgian Malinois Staying In Winter
Height
Male - 24-26 in
Female - 22-24 in

Weight
Male - 64-75 lbs
Female - 55-66 lbs

Lifespan
12-14 years

Country of Origin
Belgium
Belgian Sheepdog
Belgian Sheepdog
Height
Male - 23.6-26 in
Female - 22-24.4 in

Weight
Male - 55-66 lbs
Female - 44-55 lbs

Lifespan
10-14 years

Country of Origin
Belgium
Belgian Tervuren
Belgian Tervuren
Height
Male - 26-28 in
Female - 25-26 in

Weight
Male - 70-100 lbs
Female - 66-85 lbs

Lifespan
10-14 years

Country of Origin
France
Border Collie
Border Collie
Height
Male - 24-26 in
Female - 22-24 in

Weight
Male - 64-75 lbs
Female - 55-66 lbs

Lifespan
12-14 years

Country of Origin
Belgium
Bouvier des Flandres
Bouvier des Flandres
Height
Male - 23-28 in
Female - 22-27 in

Weight
Male - 80-120 lbs
Female - 60-80 lbs

Lifespan
10-14 years

Country of Origin
Belgium
Briard
Briard
Height
Male - 24-27 in
Female - 23-26 in

Weight
Male - 66-88 lbs
Female - 55-77 lbs

Lifespan
10-12 years

Country of Origin
France
Cardigan Welsh Corgi
Cardigan Welsh Corgi
Height
Male - 10-14 in
Female - 10-13 in

Weight
Male - 30-38 lbs
Female - 25-34 lbs

Lifespan
12-16 years

Country of Origin
Wales
Collie
Collie
Height
Male - 22-26 in
Female - 21-26 in

Weight
Male - 45-75 lbs
Female - 35-65 lbs

Lifespan
12-16 years

Country of Origin
Scotland
Entlebucher Mountain Dog
Entlebucher Mountain Dog
Height
Male - 19-21 in
Female - 18-20 in

Weight
45-65 lbs

Lifespan
11-16 years

Country of Origin
Switzerland
Finnish Lapphund
Finnish Lapphund
Height
Male - 18-20 in
Female - 16-19 in

Weight
Male - 37-42 lbs
Female - 33 lbs

Lifespan
12-16 years

Country of Origin
Finland
German Shepherd Dog
German Shepherd Dog
Height
Male - 24-26 in
Female - 22-24 in

Weight
Male - 66-88 lbs
Female - 49-71 lbs

Lifespan
9-13 years

Country of Origin
Germany
Old English Sheepdog
Old English Sheepdog
Height
Male - 24-26 in
Female - 22-24 in

Weight
80-100 lbs

Lifespan
8-12 years

Country of Origin
England
Pembroke Welsh Corgi
Pembroke Welsh Corgi
Height
Male - 10-12 in
Female - 10-11 in

Weight
Male - 25-30 lbs
Female - 23-28 lbs

Lifespan
12-15 years

Country of Origin
Wales
Polish Lowland Sheepdog
Polish Lowland Sheepdog
Height
Male - 18-20 in
Female - 17-19 in

Weight
Male - 40-50 lbs
Female - 30-40 lbs

Lifespan
10-12 years

Country of Origin
Poland
Puli
Puli
Height
Male - 17 in
Female - 16-16.5 in

Weight
Male - 25-28 lbs
Female - 23-25 lbs

Lifespan
12-16 years

Country of Origin
Hungary
Pyrenean Shepherd
Pyrenean Shepherd
Height
Male - 15.5-21 in
Female - 15.5-21.5 in

Weight
15-32 lbs

Lifespan
15-18 years

Country of Origin
France/Spain
Shetland Sheepdog
Shetland Sheepdog
Height
Male - 13-16 in
Female - 12-16 in

Weight
16-20 lbs

Lifespan
12-14 years

Country of Origin
Scotland
Swedish Vallhund
Swedish Vallhund
Height
Male - 12.5-13 in
Female - 12-12.5 in

Weight
19.8-30.8 lbs

Lifespan
12-14 years

Country of Origin
Sweden
The other dogs included in this group are listed below:
  • Canaan Dog
  • Icelandic Sheepdog
  • Norwegian Buhund
Hound Group
The hound group has been developed over hundreds of years to assist man in hunting for food and sport. Few of the members of this group have an extremely sharp and developed vision and are known as 'sight hounds' or 'gaze hounds'. Others have a very acute sense of smell, and they can follow even the mildest of scents for miles. They are often called 'scent hounds'. All hounds have incredible stamina, can tirelessly run for long distances and are some of the fastest dogs. Swift and agile, these beautiful dogs display a single-mindedness when it comes to hunting or running, and are gentle, considerate and wonderful companions to humans.
Afghan Hound
Afghan Hound
Height
Male - 24-29 in
Female - 24-29 in

Weight
Male - 45-60 lbs
Female - 45-60 lbs

Lifespan
11-13 years

Country of Origin
Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan
American English Coonhound
American English Coonhound
Height
Male - 22-27 in
Female - 21-25 in

Weight
Male - 40.1-65 lbs
Female - 40.1-65 lbs

Lifespan
11-12 years

Country of Origin
United States
American Foxhound
American Foxhound
Height
Male - 22-25 in
Female - 21-24 in

Weight
Male - 63.9-75 lbs
Female - 44.1-63.9 lbs

Lifespan
10-12 years

Country of Origin
United States
Basenji
Cute Basenji Having Resting On Sofa
Height
Male - 16-17 in
Female - 15-16 in

Weight
Male - 22-26.5 lbs
Female - 19.8-24.3 lbs

Lifespan
12-16 years

Country of Origin
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Basset Hound
Basset Hound
Height
Male - 12-15 in
Female - 11-14 in

Weight
Male - 55-75 lbs
Female - 45-65 lbs

Lifespan
10-12 years

Country of Origin
Great Britain, France
Beagle
Beagle
Height
Male - 14-16 in
Female - 13-15 in

Weight
Male - 22-25 lbs
Female - 20-23 lbs

Lifespan
12-15 years

Country of Origin
Great Britain
Bloodhound
Bloodhound
Height
Male - 25-27 in
Female - 23-25 in

Weight
Male - 89.9-110 lbs
Female - 80-100.1 lbs

Lifespan
10-12 years

Country of Origin
Belgium, England, France, Scotland
Borzoi
Borzoi
Height
Male - 30 in
Female - 26 in

Weight
Male - 75-103.6 lbs
Female - 55.1-88.2 lbs

Lifespan
7-10 years

Country of Origin
Belarus, Russia
Dachshund
Dachshund
Height
Male - 8-9 in
Female - 7-9 in

Weight
16-32 lbs

Lifespan
14-17 years

Country of Origin
Germany
English Foxhound
Foxhound
Height
Male - 22-25 in
Female - 21-24 in

Weight
Male - 60-75 lbs
Female - 54.9-70.1 lbs

Lifespan
10-13 years

Country of Origin
Great Britain
Greyhound
Greyhound
Height
Male - 28-30 in
Female - 27-28 in

Weight
Male - 60-88 lbs
Female - 60-75 lbs

Lifespan
10-12 years

Country of Origin
England
Ibizan Hound
Ibizan Hound
Height
Male - 26-28 in
Female - 24-26 in

Weight
Male - 45-65 lbs
Female - 45-65 lbs

Lifespan
10-12 years

Country of Origin
Spain
Irish Wolfhound
Irish Wolfhound
Height
Male - 30-35 in
Female - 30-34 in

Weight
Male - 90-150 lbs
Female - 90-140 lbs

Lifespan
6-10 years

Country of Origin
Ireland
Norwegian Elkhound
Norwegian Elkhound
Height
Male - 19-21 in
Female - 18-20 in

Weight
50-60 lbs

Lifespan
12-15 years

Country of Origin
Norway
Basset Griffon Vendéen
Basset Griffon Vendeen
Height
Male - 13-15 in
Female - 132-14 in

Weight
24-42 lbs

Lifespan
12-14 years

Country of Origin
France
Pharaoh Hound
Pharaoh Hound Dog Walking On Leash
Height
Male - 22-25 in
Female - 21-24 in

Weight
Male - 39.7-59.5 lbs
Female - 39.7-59.5 lbs

Lifespan
11-14 years

Country of Origin
Malta
Rhodesian Ridgeback
Rhodesian Ridgeback
Height
Male - 25-27 in
Female - 24-26 in

Weight
Male - 79.4-90.4 lbs
Female - 63.9-75 lbs

Lifespan
10-12 years

Country of Origin
Rhodesia
Saluki
Saluki
Height
Male - 23-28 in
Female - 22-26 in

Weight
40-60 lbs

Lifespan
12-14 years

Country of Origin
Egypt
Scottish Deerhound
Scottish Deerhound
Height
Male - 30-32 in
Female - 28-30 in

Weight
Male - 85-110 lbs
Female - 75-95 lbs

Lifespan
8-10 years

Country of Origin
Scotland
Whippet
Whippet
Height
Male - 19-22 in
Female - 18-21 in

Weight
15-30 lbs

Lifespan
12-14 years

Country of Origin
England
The other dogs included in this group are listed below:
  • Black and Tan Coonhound
  • Bluetick Coonhound
  • Harrier
  • Otterhound
  • Plott
  • Redbone Coonhound
  • Treeing Walker Coonhound
Sporting Group
Sporting dogs make excellent companions for people who have active lifestyles. The breeds in this group are full of energy and enthusiasm and need a considerable amount of exercise on a daily basis. All the pointers, retrievers, setters and spaniels are included in this group. Alert, lovable and brimming with energy, these breeds make wonderful companions for life.
American Water Spaniel
American Water Spaniel
Height
Male - 15-18 in
Female - 15-18 in

Weight
Male - 24.9-39.9 lbs
Female - 30-45 lbs

Lifespan
13-15 years

Country of Origin
United States
Boykin Spaniel
Boykin Spaniel
Height
Male - 16-18 in
Female - 14-16 in

Weight
Male - 30-39.9 lbs
Female - 24.9-35.1 lbs

Lifespan
14-16 years

Country of Origin
United States
Brittany Spaniel
Brittany Spaniel In The Spring Garden
Height
Male - 19-20 in
Female - 18-20 in

Weight
Male - 30-40.1 lbs
Female - 30-40.1 lbs

Lifespan
14-15 years

Country of Origin
France
Chesapeake Bay Retriever
Chesapeake Bay Retriever
Height
Male - 23-26 in
Female - 21-24 in

Weight
Male - 65-80.5 lbs
Female - 55.1-70.5 lbs

Lifespan
10-12 years

Country of Origin
United States
Cocker Spaniel
Cocker Spaniel
Height
Male - 14-16 in
Female - 14-15 in

Weight
Male - 15.4-30.9 lbs
Female - 15.4-30.9 lbs

Lifespan
12-15 years

Country of Origin
United States
Curly Coated Retriever
Curly Coated Retriever Dog Lying Down
Height
Male - 25-27 in
Female - 23-25 in

Weight
Male - 70.1-90.2 lbs
Female - 50-70.1 lbs

Lifespan
9-14 years

Country of Origin
England
English Cocker Spaniel
English Cocker Spaniel
Height
Male - 15-16 in
Female - 14-15 in

Weight
Male - 28.7-33.1 lbs
Female - 26.5-33.1 lbs

Lifespan
12-15 years

Country of Origin
England
English Setter
English Setter
Height
Male - 24-27 in
Female - 23-26 in

Weight
Male - 55.1-79.4 lbs
Female - 44.1-70.5 lbs

Lifespan
10-12 years

Country of Origin
England
English Springer Spaniel
English Springer Spaniel
Height
Male - 19-22 in
Female - 18-20 in

Weight
Male - 45-55.1 lbs
Female - 39.9-50 lbs

Lifespan
12-14 years

Country of Origin
England
Field Spaniel
Field Spaniel
Height
Male - 17-18 in
Female - 16-17 in

Weight
40-55 lbs

Lifespan
10-12 years

Country of Origin
England
Flat-coated Retriever
Flat coated Retriever
Height
Male - 23-24 in
Female - 22-23 in

Weight
Male - 59.5-79.4 lbs
Female - 55.1-70.5 lbs

Lifespan
8-10 years

Country of Origin
United Kingdom
German Shorthaired Pointer
German Shorthaired Pointer
Height
Male - 24-26 in
Female - 23-25 in

Weight
Male - 54.9-70.1 lbs
Female - 45-60 lbs

Lifespan
12-14 years

Country of Origin
Germany
German Wirehaired Pointer
German Wirehaired Pointer
Height
Male - 24-27 in
Female - 22-25 in

Weight
Male - 59.5-70.5 lbs
Female - 59.5-70.5 lbs

Lifespan
12-14 years

Country of Origin
Germany
Golden Retriever
Golden Retriever
Height
Male - 23-24 in
Female - 21-23 in

Weight
Male - 65-75 lbs
Female - 54.9-65 lbs

Lifespan
10-12 years

Country of Origin
Scotland
Gordon Setter
Gordon Setter
Height
Male - 24-27 in
Female - 23-26 in

Weight
Male - 55.1-80.2 lbs
Female - 45.2-70.1 lbs

Lifespan
10-12 years

Country of Origin
Scotland
Irish Red and White Setter
Irish Red and White Setter
Height
Male - 24-26 in
Female - 22-24 in

Weight
Male - 55.1-75 lbs
Female - 55.1-75 lbs

Lifespan
10-13 years

Country of Origin
Ireland
Irish Setter
Irish Setter
Height
Male - 23-26 in
Female - 22-24 in

Weight
Male - 59.5-70.5 lbs
Female - 52.9-63.9 lbs

Lifespan
12-15 years

Country of Origin
Ireland
Labrador Retriever
Labrador Retriever
Height
Male - 22-25 in
Female - 21-24 in

Weight
Male - 59.5-88.2 lbs
Female - 59.5-77.2 lbs

Lifespan
12-14 years

Country of Origin
Canada
Duck Tolling Retriever
Duck Tolling Retriever
Height
Male - 18-21 in
Female - 17-20 in

Weight
Male - 44.1-50.7 lbs
Female - 37.5-44.1 lbs

Lifespan
12-14 years

Country of Origin
Canada
English Pointer
English Pointer
Height
Male - 22-28 in
Female - 21-26 in

Weight
Male - 39.7-75 lbs
Female -35.3-66.1 lbs

Lifespan
12-14 years

Country of Origin
England
Spinone Italiano
Spinone Italiano
Height
Male - 24-28 in
Female - 23-26 in

Weight
Male - 75-86 lbs
Female - 63.9-75 lbs

Lifespan
12-14 years

Country of Origin
Italy
Vizsla
Vizsla
Height
Male - 22-25 in
Female - 21-24 in

Weight
Male - 44.1-63.9 lbs
Female - 39.7-55.1 lbs

Lifespan
12-15 years

Country of Origin
Hungary
Weimaraner
Weimaraner
Height
Male - 24-26 in
Female - 23-25 in

Weight
Male - 66.1-88.2 lbs
Female - 55.1-77.2 lbs

Lifespan
10-12 years

Country of Origin
Germany
Welsh Springer Spaniel
Welsh Springer Spaniel
Height
Male - 18-19 in
Female - 17-18 in

Weight
Male - 39.7-44.1 lbs
Female - 35.3-44.1 lbs

Lifespan
12-15 years

Country of Origin
Wales
Wirehaired Pointing Griffon
Griffon
Height
Male - 22-24 in
Female - 20-22 in

Weight
Male - 50.7-59.5 lbs
Female - 50.7-59.5 lbs

Lifespan
10-12 years

Country of Origin
Germany
The other dogs included in this group are listed below:
  • Clumber Spaniel
  • Irish Water Spaniel
  • Sussex Spaniel
Working Group
Working dogs were selectively bred to assist man in jobs like rescues, guarding and pulling carts, carriages and sleds. In keeping with this profile, all working dogs are of formidable size and stature, and can be difficult to handle for first time dog owners, if they are not properly trained. These dogs are best suited for working rather than for being family pets, as not having work/purpose in life can lead to unhappiness and behavioral issues. But if they are given work and exercise, they are extremely loyal and dependable companions. All the breeds in this category are intelligent and hence easy to train, making them a pleasure to work with.
Akita
Akita
Height
Male - 26-28 in
Female - 24-26 in

Weight
Male - 99.2-130.1 lbs
Female - 70.5-99.2 lbs

Lifespan
12-15 years

Country of Origin
Japan
Alaskan Malamute
Alaskan Malamute
Height
Male - 24-26 in
Female - 22-24 in

Weight
Male - 79.4-94.8 lbs
Female - 70.5-83.8 lbs

Lifespan
13-16 years

Country of Origin
United States
Anatolian Shepherd Dog
Anatolian Shepherd Dog
Height
Male - 29-32 in
Female - 28-31 in

Weight
Male - 110.2-143.3 lbs
Female - 88.2-121.3 lbs

Lifespan
13-15 years

Country of Origin
Turkey
Bernese Mountain Dog
Bernese Mountain Dog
Height
Male - 25-28 in
Female - 23-26 in

Weight
Male - 86-110.2 lbs
Female - 79.4-105.8 lbs

Lifespan
7-8 years

Country of Origin
Switzerland
Black Russian Terrier
Black Russian Terrier
Height
Male - 26-28 in
Female - 25-28 in

Weight
Male - 100.1-149.9 lbs
Female - 80-130.1 lbs

Lifespan
10-12 years

Country of Origin
Russia
Boxer
German Boxer
Height
Male - 22-25 in
Female - 21-24 in

Weight
Male - 66.1-70.5 lbs
Female - 55.1-59.5 lbs

Lifespan
10-12 years

Country of Origin
Germany
Bullmastiff
Bullmastiff
Height
Male - 25-27 in
Female - 24-26 in

Weight
Male - 110.2-130.1 lbs
Female - 99.2-119 lbs

Lifespan
8-10 years

Country of Origin
England
Cane Corso
Cane Corso
Height
Male - 24-28 in
Female - 23-26 in

Weight
Male - 99.2-110.2 lbs
Female - 88.2-99.2 lbs

Lifespan
10-12 years

Country of Origin
Italy
Doberman Pinscher
Doberman Pinscher In Training
Height
Male - 26-28 in
Female - 24-27 in

Weight
Male - 75-90.4 lbs
Female - 59.5-79.4 lbs

Lifespan
10-12 years

Country of Origin
Germany
Dogue de Bordeaux
Dogue de Bordeaux
Height
Male - 24-26 in
Female - 23-26 in

Weight
Male - 119.9-143.7 lbs
Female - 119.9-143.7 lbs

Lifespan
10-12 years

Country of Origin
France
German Pinscher
German Pinscher
Height
Male - 17-20 in
Female - 16-20 in

Weight
25-45 lbs

Lifespan
12-14 years

Country of Origin
Germany
Giant Schnauzer
Giant Schnauzer
Height
Male - 26-28 in
Female - 23-26 in

Weight
Male - 59.5-79.4 lbs
Female - 55.1-75 lbs

Lifespan
12-15 years

Country of Origin
Germany
Great Dane
Great Dane
Height
Male - 30-34 in
Female - 28-32 in

Weight
Male - 119-198.4 lbs
Female - 99.2-130.1 lbs

Lifespan
6-8 years

Country of Origin
Germany
Great Pyrenees
Great Pyrenees
Height
Male - 28-32 in
Female - 26-29 in

Weight
Male - 110-119.9 lbs
Female - 80-89.9 lbs

Lifespan
10-12 years

Country of Origin
France, Spain
Greater Swiss Mountain Dog
Greater Swiss Mountain Dog
Height
Male - 26-28 in
Female - 24-27 in

Weight
Male - 132.3-154.3 lbs
Female - 110.2-132.3 lbs

Lifespan
10-12 years

Country of Origin
Switzerland
Komondor
Komondor
Height
Male - 28-30 in
Female - 25-27 in

Weight
Male - 80 lbs
Female - 70 lbs

Lifespan
10-12 years

Country of Origin
Hungary
Leonberger
Leonberger
Height
Male - 28-31 in
Female - 26-30 in

Weight
Male - 104.9-164.9 lbs
Female - 89.9-130.1 lbs

Lifespan
8-10 years

Country of Origin
Germany
Mastiff
Mastiff
Height
Male - 28-36 in
Female - 28-36 in

Weight
Male - 160.1-229.9 lbs
Female - 119.9-170 lbs

Lifespan
10-12 years

Country of Origin
England
Neapolitan Mastiff
Neapolitan Mastiff
Height
Male - 25-30 in
Female - 23-28 in

Weight
Male - 132.3-154.3 lbs
Female - 110.2-132.3 lbs

Lifespan
8-10 years

Country of Origin
Italy
Newfoundland
Newfoundland
Height
Male - 27-29 in
Female - 25-27 in

Weight
Male - 132.3-154.3 lbs
Female - 99.2-121.3 lbs

Lifespan
8-10 years

Country of Origin
Canada, England
Portuguese Water Dog
Portuguese Water Dog
Height
Male - 20-22 in
Female - 17-20 in

Weight
Male - 42.1-60.2 lbs
Female - 35.1-50 lbs

Lifespan
12-16 years

Country of Origin
Portugal
Rottweiler
Rottweiler
Height
Male - 24-27 in
Female - 22-25 in

Weight
Male - 110.2-132.3 lbs
Female - 77.2-105.8 lbs

Lifespan
9-11 years

Country of Origin
Germany
Saint Bernard
Saint Bernard
Height
Male - 28-35 in
Female - 26-31 in

Weight
140-265 lbs

Lifespan
8-10 years

Country of Origin
Italy, Switzerland
Samoyed
Samoyed
Height
Male - 21-24 in
Female - 20-22 in

Weight
Male - 44.1-71.7 lbs
Female - 37.5-55.1 lbs

Lifespan
12-14 years

Country of Origin
Russia, Siberia
Siberian Husky
Siberian Husky
Height
Male - 21-24 in
Female - 20-22 in

Weight
Male - 45.2-61.7 lbs
Female - 34.2-50.7 lbs

Lifespan
12-16 years

Country of Origin
Russia
Standard Schnauzer
Standard Schnauzer
Height
Male - 19-20 in
Female - 18-19 in

Weight
Male - 30.9-44.1 lbs
Female - 30.9-44.1 lbs

Lifespan
12-14 years

Country of Origin
Germany
Tibetan Mastiff
Tibetan Mastiff
Height
Male - 26-30 in
Female - 24-28 in

Weight
Male - 100.1-160.1 lbs
Female - 75-119.9 lbs

Lifespan
10-12 years

Country of Origin
Tibet
The other dog included in this group is:
  • Chinook
Terrier Group
'Feisty' is the word that would best describe any terrier. 'Terrier' is derived from the Latin word meaning 'Earth', and these breeds are expert diggers. They were originally bred to hunt vermin and while they are no longer used for the same work, they still find it tedious to tolerate creatures other than themselves. They require a considerable amount of grooming to look their best. These spunky and energetic breeds are full of enthusiasm, and can charm even the most seasoned dog handlers. Spirited as they are, they need owners who can be stern when required and can match their zest and spunk.
Airedale Terrier
Airedale Terrier
Height
Male - 23-24 in
Female - 22-23 in

Weight
Male - 50.7-63.9 lbs
Female - 39.7-44.1 lbs

Lifespan
10-12 years

Country of Origin
United Kingdom
American Staffordshire
American Staffordshire
Height
Male - 18-19 in
Female - 17-18 in

Weight
Male - 61.7-88.2 lbs
Female - 61.7-88.2 lbs

Lifespan
10-12 years

Country of Origin
United Kingdom, United States
Australian Terrier
Australian Terrier
Height
Male - 9-11 in
Female - 9-11 in

Weight
Male - 14.1-16.1 lbs
Female - 14.1-16.1 lbs

Lifespan
12-15 years

Country of Origin
Australia
Bedlington Terrier
Bedlington Terrier
Height
Male - 16-18 in
Female - 15-17 in

Weight
Male - 17-23.1 lbs
Female - 17-23.1 lbs

Lifespan
12-14 years

Country of Origin
England
Border Terrier
Border Terrier
Height
Male - 13-16 in
Female - 11-14 in

Weight
Male - 13-15.7 lbs
Female - 11.2-14.1 lbs

Lifespan
12-15 years

Country of Origin
England, Scotland, United Kingdom
Standard Bull Terrier
Standard Bull Terrier
Height
Male - 18-24 in
Female - 20-22 in

Weight
Male - 50-85 lbs
Female - 45-80 lbs

Lifespan
9-12 years

Country of Origin
England
Cairn Terrier
Cairn Terrier
Height
Male - 10-13 in
Female - 9-12 in

Weight
Male - 13.2-17.6 lbs
Female - 13.2-17.6 lbs

Lifespan
12-15 years

Country of Origin
Scotland
Cesky Terrier
Cesky Terrier
Height
Male - 11-12 in
Female - 10-11 in

Weight
12-24 lbs

Lifespan
10-15 years

Country of Origin
Czech Republic
Dandie Dinmont Terrier
Dandie Dinmont Terrier
Height
Male - 8-11 in
Female - 8-11 in

Weight
18-24 lbs

Lifespan
11-14 years

Country of Origin
Scotland
Glen of Imaal Terrier
Irish Glen Of Imaal Terrier
Height
Male - 12-14 in
Female - 10-13 in

Weight
Male - 34-36 lbs
Female - 32-34 lbs

Lifespan
14-16 years

Country of Origin
Ireland
Irish Terrier
Irish Terrier
Height
Male - 18-20 in
Female - 18-20 in

Weight
Male - 25-27 lbs
Female - 24-26 lbs

Lifespan
12-16 years

Country of Origin
Ireland
Kerry Blue Terrier
Kerry Blue Terrier
Height
Male - 18-20 in
Female - 17-19 in

Weight
Male - 33.1-39.7 lbs
Female - 33.1-39.7 lbs

Lifespan
13-15 years

Country of Origin
Ireland
Manchester Terrier
Manchester Terrier
Height
Male - 15-16 in
Female - 15-16 in

Weight
12-22 lbs

Lifespan
14-16 years

Country of Origin
England
Manchester Terrier
Manchester Terrier
Height
Male - 15-16 in
Female - 15-16 in

Weight
12-22 lbs

Lifespan
14-16 years

Country of Origin
England
Miniature Schnauzer
Miniature Schnauzer
Height
Male - 12-14 in
Female - 12-14 in

Weight
Male - 11.9-20.1 lbs
Female - 11.9-18.1 lbs

Lifespan
12-15 years

Country of Origin
Germany
Norfolk Terrier
Norfolk Terrier
Height
Male - 9-11 in
Female - 9-10 in

Weight
10-12 lbs

Lifespan
12-16 years

Country of Origin
Great Britain
Norwich Terrier
Norwich Terrier
Height
Male - 9-10 in
Female - 8-10 in

Weight
Male - 11-12 lbs
Female - 10-12 lbs

Lifespan
12-16 years

Country of Origin
United Kingdom
Parson Russell Terrier
Parson Russell Terrier
Height
Male - 13-15 in
Female - 2-14 in

Weight
Male - 13-17 lbs
Female - 12-17 lbs

Lifespan
12-15 years

Country of Origin
England
Scottish Terrier
Scottish Terrier
Height
Male - 9.5-10 in
Female - 9-10 in

Weight
Male - 19-22 lbs
Female - 18-21 lbs

Lifespan
10-13 years

Country of Origin
Scotland
Sealyham Terrier
Sealyham Terrier
Height
Male - 12-13 in
Female - 11-12 in

Weight
Male - 20-21 lbs
Female - 19-20 lbs

Lifespan
12-14 years

Country of Origin
Wales
Skye Terrier
Skye Terrier
Height
Male - 9-10 in
Female - 8-9 in

Weight
Male - 35.3-39.7 lbs
Female - 25.4-30.9 lbs

Lifespan
12-15 years

Country of Origin
Scotland
Smooth Fox Terrier
Smooth Fox Terrier
Height
Male - 14-16 in
Female - 13-15 in

Weight
Male - 15.4-19.8 lbs
Female - 13.2-17.6 lbs

Lifespan
12-15 years

Country of Origin
England
Soft-coated Wheaten Terrier
Soft-coated Wheaten Terrier
Height
Male - 18-19 in
Female - 17-18 in

Weight
Male - 17-18 in
Female - 30-35.1 lbs

Lifespan
12-15 years

Country of Origin
Ireland
Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Height
Male - 14-16 in
Female - 13-15 in

Weight
Male - 24.3-37.5 lbs
Female - 22-35.3 lbs

Lifespan
12-14 years

Country of Origin
England
Welsh Terrier
Welsh Terrier
Height
Male - 15-16 in
Female - 14-16 in

Weight
20-22 lbs

Lifespan
12-15 years

Country of Origin
Wales
West Highland White Terrier
West Highland White Terrier
Height
Male - 10-12 in
Female - 9-11 in

Weight
Male - 15.4-22 lbs
Female - 13.2-15.4 lbs

Lifespan
12-16 years

Country of Origin
Scotland
Wire Fox Terrier
Wire Fox Terrier
Height
Male - 14-16 in
Female - 13-15 in

Weight
Male - 15.4-19.8 lbs
Female - 13.2-17.6 lbs

Lifespan
13-14 years

Country of Origin
England
The other dog included in this group is:
  • Miniature Bull Terrier
Toy Group
The breeds in this group are best described as petite, but that is in contrast with their big personalities. These breeds make wonderful lapdogs and delightful companions. These breeds adapt well to apartment life, and are content with lounging on your lap at the end of the day, are happy with minimum exercise, and hence are ideal pets for people living in apartments. They also make some of the best therapy dogs since they are very cuddly and loving. If you want a dog but are apprehensive about getting a big breed that requires a lot of exercise and maintenance, and want a dog that you can snuggle with at the end of a long day, then these toy breeds are tailor-made for your requirements.
Affenpinscher
Affenpinscher Dog
Height
Male - 9-12 in
Female - 8-11 in

Weight
Male - 6.5-13.2 lbs
Female - 6-13 lbs

Lifespan
11-14 years

Country of Origin
Germany
Brussels Griffon
Brussels Griffon
Height
Male - 8-11 in
Female - 7-10 in

Weight
8-12 lbs

Lifespan
10-16 years

Country of Origin
Belgium
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Height
Male - 12-13 in
Female - 12-13 in

Weight
13-18 lbs

Lifespan
9-14 years

Country of Origin
United Kingdom
Chihuahua
Chihuahua
Height
Male - 6-10 in
Female - 5-9 in

Weight
4-10 lbs

Lifespan
15-20 years

Country of Origin
Mexico
Chinese Crested Dog
Chinese Crested Dog
Height
Male - 11-13 in
Female - 9-12 in

Weight
8-13 lbs

Lifespan
13-15 years

Country of Origin
Africa, China, Mexico
Havanese
Havanese
Height
Male - 8-12 in
Female - 8-11.5 in

Weight
7-14 lbs

Lifespan
13-15 years

Country of Origin
Believed to be Cuba
Italian Greyhound
Italian Greyhound
Height
Male - 13-15 in
Female - 12-15 in

Weight
8-20 lbs

Lifespan
12-15 years

Country of Origin
Italy
Japanese Chin
Japanese Chin
Height
Male - 8-11 in
Female - 8-10 in

Weight
3-25 lbs

Lifespan
8-12 years

Country of Origin
China, Japan
Maltese
Maltese
Height
Male - 8-10 in
Female - 8-9 in

Weight
Male - 3-8 lbs
Female - 2-7 lbs

Lifespan
12-16 years

Country of Origin
Maalta
Miniature Pinscher
Miniature Pinscher
Height
Male - 10-12 in
Female - 10-11 in

Weight
Male - 8.8-11 lbs
Female - 7.7-8.8 lbs

Lifespan
14-16 years

Country of Origin
Germany
Papillon
Papillon
Height
Male - 8-11 in
Female - 8-10 in

Weight
Male - 8-10 lbs
Female - 7-9 lbs

Lifespan
16-18 years

Country of Origin
France
Pekingese
Pekingese
Height
Male - 7-9 in
Female - 6-8 in

Weight
7-14 lbs

Lifespan
12-15 years

Country of Origin
Cina
Pomeranian
Pomeranian
Height
Male - 7-12 in
Female - 7-11 in

Weight
3-8 lbs

Lifespan
12-16 years

Country of Origin
Germany
Toy Poodle
Toy Poodle
Height
Male - 8-10 in
Female - 8-9 in

Weight
Male - 6-10 lbs
Female - 6-9 lbs

Lifespan
12-15 years

Country of Origin
Germany, France
Pug
Pug
Height
Male - 12-14 in
Female - 10-12 in

Weight
Male - 13-20 lbs
Female - 12-18 lbs

Lifespan
12-16 years

Country of Origin
China
Shih Tzu
Shih Tzu
Height
Male - 7.9-11 in
Female - 7.5-10.5 in

Weight
8.8-16.0 lbs

Lifespan
10-16 years

Country of Origin
China
Silky Terrier
Silky Terrier
Height
Male - 9-10 in
Female - 8-10 in

Weight
Male - 10-12 lbs
Female - 8-12 lbs

Lifespan
12-16 years

Country of Origin
Australia
Toy Fox Terrier
Toy Fox Terrier
Height
Male - 8.5-11.5 in
Female - 8-11 in

Weight
3-9 lbs

Lifespan
13-15 years

Country of Origin
United States
Yorkshire Terrier
Yorkshire Terrier
Height
Male - 6-7 in
Female - 5-7 in

Weight
Male - 6-8 lbs
Female - 5.5-8 lbs

Lifespan
12-16 years

Country of Origin
England
The other dogs included in this group are listed below:
  • English Toy Spaniel/King Charles Spaniel
  • Miniature Manchester Terrier
Non-sporting Group
This is a motley group. Some of the breeds included in this group are as different as chalk and cheese. There are no specifications regarding size, appearance, personality traits, exercise requirements, etc. Some of the breeds are uncommon while others are more common and popular. The breeds included vary in size as well as personality, but regardless of this, all are excellent as companions.
American Eskimo Dog
American Eskimo Dog
Height
Male - 15-20 in
Female - 15-20 in

Weight
18-35 lbs

Lifespan
14-16 years

Country of Origin
Germany
Bichon Frise
Bichon Frise
Height
Male - 9-12 in
Female - 9-11 in

Weight
Male - 6.6-11 lbs
Female - 6.6-11 lbs

Lifespan
12-16 years

Country of Origin
Belgium, France, Spain
Boston Terrier
Boston Terrier
Height
Male - 15-17 in
Female - 15-16 in

Weight
10-25 lbs

Lifespan
12-15 years

Country of Origin
United States
Chinese Shar-Pei
Chinese Shar Pei
Height
Male - 18-22 in
Female - 18-20 in

Weight
Male - 55-65 lbs
Female - 40-55 lbs

Lifespan
9-11 years

Country of Origin
China
Chow Chow
Chow Chow Dog On Winter Mountain
Height
Male - 19-22 in
Female - 18-20 in

Weight
Male - 55.1-70.5 lbs
Female - 44.1-59.5 lbs

Lifespan
9-15 years

Country of Origin
China
Dalmatian
Young Dalmatian Puppy Lying On Pillow
Height
Male - 21-26 in
Female - 18-25 in

Weight
Male - 33.1-70.5 lbs
Female - 35.3-52.9 lbs

Lifespan
10-13 years

Country of Origin
Croatia
English Bulldog
English Bulldog
Height
Male - 12-16 in
Female - 12-15 in

Weight
Male - 52.9-55.1 lbs
Female - 48.5-50.7 lbs

Lifespan
8-12 years

Country of Origin
England
Finnish Spitz
Finnish Spitz
Height
Male - 17-20 in
Female - 15-18 in

Weight
Male - 26.5-28.7 lbs
Female - 15.4-22 lbs

Lifespan
12-14 years

Country of Origin
Finland
French Bulldog
French Bulldog
Height
Male - 11-13 in
Female - 10-12 in

Weight
18-28 lbs

Lifespan
8-10 years

Country of Origin
England
Keeshond
Keeshond
Height
Male - 17-19 in
Female - 17-18 in

Weight
30-40 lbs

Lifespan
11-15 years

Country of Origin
Netherlands
Lhasa Apso
Lhasa Apso
Height
Male - 10-11 in
Female - 10-11 in

Weight
Male - 13.2-17.6 lbs
Female - 11-15.4 lbs

Lifespan
12-14 years

Country of Origin
Tibet
Lowchen
Norwegian Lundehund
Height
Male - 12-14 in
Female - 11-13 in

Weight
Male - 12-18 lbs
Female - 10-15 lbs

Lifespan
12-14 years

Country of Origin
France, Germany
Norwegian Lundehund
Norwegian Lundehund
Height
Male - 13-15 in
Female - 12-14 in

Weight
13.2-19.8 lbs

Lifespan
12-14 years

Country of Origin
Norway
Standard Poodle
Standard Poodle
Height
Male - 15-21 in
Female - 15-20 in

Weight
45-70 lbs

Lifespan
11-12 years

Country of Origin
France, Germany
Schipperke
Schipperke
Height
Male - 11-13 in
Female - 10-12 in

Weight
6.6-19.8 lbs

Lifespan
13-15 years

Country of Origin
Belgium
Shiba Inu
Shiba Inu
Height
Male - 14.5-16.5 in
Female - 13.5-16 in

Weight
Male - 24-25 lbs
Female - 19-20 lbs

Lifespan
12-15 years

Country of Origin
Japan
Tibetan Spaniel
Tibetan Spaniel
Height
Male - 10-12 in
Female - 9-11 in

Weight
8-16 lbs

Lifespan
12-16 years

Country of Origin
Tibet
Tibetan Terrier
Tibetan Terrier
Height
Male - 14-16 in
Female - 14-15 in

Weight
18-30 lbs

Lifespan
12-14 years

Country of Origin
Tibet
Xoloitzcuintli
Xoloitzcuintli
Height
Male - 18-24 in
Female - 18-23 in

Weight
10-50 lbs

Lifespan
12-15 years

Country of Origin
Mexico
Foundation Stock Service Breeds
The breeds included in this group are not categorized into the other 7 groups by the AKC. But their records and breeding developments are maintained by the AKC. They are also allowed to compete in dog shows with the rest of the breeds of the 7 groups. But these breeds are not considered eligible for recognition by the AKC.
American Hairless Terrier
American Hairless Terrier
Height
Male - 7-18 in
Female - 7-16 in

Weight
5-25 lbs

Lifespan
14-16 years

Country of Origin
United States
Catahoula Leopard Dog
Catahoula Leopard Dog
Height
Male - 22-23 in
Female - 20-24 in

Weight
35.3-81.6 lbs

Lifespan
10-14 years

Country of Origin
United States
Bergamasco
Bergamasco
Height
Male - 23-24 in
Female - 21-23 in

Weight
Male - 70.5-83.8 lbs
Female - 57.3-70.5 lbs

Lifespan
13-15 years

Country of Origin
Italy
Boerboel
Boerboel
Height
Male - 25-28 in
Female - 23-26 in

Weight
Male - 154.3-198.4 lbs
Female - 154.3-198.4 lbs

Lifespan
10-12 years

Country of Origin
South Africa
Bolognese
Bolognese
Height
Male - 11-12 in
Female - 10-11 in

Weight
Male - 5.5-8.8 lbs
Female - 5.5-8.8 lbs

Lifespan
12-14 years

Country of Origin
Italy
Cirneco dell'Etna
Sicilian Hound Puppy
Height
Male - 18-20 in
Female - 17-20 in

Weight
Male - 22-26.5 lbs
Female - 17.6-22 lbs

Lifespan
8-10 years

Country of Origin
Italy
Coton de Tuléar
Coton de Tulear
Height
Male - 10-12 in
Female - 9-11 in

Weight
Male - 8.8-13.2 lbs
Female - 7.7-11 lbs

Lifespan
14-16 years

Country of Origin
France
Dogo Argentino
Dogo Argentino
Height
Male - 23.6-30 in
Female - 23.6-27 in

Weight
79.4-99.2 lbs

Lifespan
9-20 years

Country of Origin
Argentina
Eurasier
Eurasier
Height
Male - 20-24 in
Female - 19-22 in

Weight
Male - 50.7-70.5 lbs
Female - 39.7-57.3 lbs

Lifespan
12-14 years

Country of Origin
Germany
Hovawart
Hovawart
Height
Male - 25-29 in
Female - 23-26 in

Weight
66-110 lbs

Lifespan
10-14 years

Country of Origin
Germany
Korean Jindo
Korean Jindo
Height
Male - 20-22 in
Female - 18-20 in

Weight
Male - 39.7-50.7 lbs
Female - 33.1-41.9 lbs

Lifespan
12-15 years

Country of Origin
Korea
Mudi
Mudi
Height
Male - 16-19 in
Female - 15-17 in

Weight
Male - 24.3-28.7 lbs
Female - 17.6-24.3 lbs

Lifespan
13-15 years

Country of Origin
Hungary
Portuguese Podengo
Portuguese Podengo
Height
Male - 22-28 in
Female - 22-27 in

Weight
44-66 lbs

Lifespan
15-17 years

Country of Origin
Portugal
Spanish Mastiff
Spanish Mastiff
Height
Male - 30-35 in
Female - 28-35 in

Weight
Male - 198.4-220.5 lbs
Female - 114.6-169.8 lbs

Lifespan
10-12 years

Country of Origin
Spain
The other breeds which are included in Foundation Stock Service are listed below:
  • Appenzeller Sennenhund
  • Azawakh
  • Barbet
  • Belgian Laekenois
  • Berger Picard
  • Bracco Italiano
  • Braque du Bourbonnais
  • Caucasian Ovcharka
  • Central Asian Shepherd Dog
  • Czechoslovakian Vlcak
  • Danish-Swedish Farmdog
  • Deutscher Wachtelhund
  • Drentsche Patrijshond
  • Dutch Shepherd
  • Estrela Mountain Dog
  • French Spaniel
  • German Longhaired Pointer
  • German Spitz
  • Grand Basset Griffon Vendéen
  • Hamiltonstovare
  • Kai Ken
  • Karelian Bear Dog
  • Kishu Ken
  • Kooikerhondje
  • Kromfohrlander
  • Lagotto Romagnolo
  • Lancashire Heeler
  • Miniature American Shepherd
  • Norrbottenspets
  • Perro de Presa Canario
  • Peruvian Inca Orchid
  • Portuguese Pointer
  • Portuguese Sheepdog
  • Pumi
  • Rafeiro do Alentejo
  • Rat Terrier
  • Russian Toy
  • Schapendoes
  • Sloughi
  • Slovensky Cuvac
  • Small Munsterlander Pointer
  • Spanish Water Dog
  • Stabyhoun
  • Swedish Lapphund
  • Thai Ridgeback
  • Tornjak
  • Tosa
  • Treeing Tennessee Brindle
  • Wirehaired Vizsla
Dogs have been man's companions since time immemorial. Whether it was just sitting on his lap providing companionship, helping shepherds with herding their animals, assisting hunters in retrieving their game, pulling sleds or other heavy items for man or guarding his property and life, dogs have been present by man's side faithfully. There are innumerable mix-breeds which do not fit into the above categories, but that does not, and should not, take away from what they have to offer - which is the same as any recognized breed can - unconditional love and companionship.
Three Little Chow Chow Puppies Portrait
French Shepherd Dog In Black Beret
Cute Saint Bernard Puppy In Basket
Happy Dog Portrait
Chihuahua Puppies And Adults
Black Eurasier Dog
Cocker Spaniel
Two Alaskan Malamute In The Park
Jack Russel Terrier Sitting On Floor
German Boxer Dog Playing Outdoors
Beagle Puppy Play On Wood Chair
Saint Bernard Dog With Toy
Group of Various Size Dogs