A Comprehensive Guide to Dog Breeds

There are over 300 Dog Breeds recognized worldwide, with most breeds falling into one of 7 breed groups. Learn about the characteristics and behaviors of your dog's breed and group.
Yellow labrador retriever laying next to baby
The 10 Best Large Dog Breeds for Families
Toy poodle laying on yellow chair next to gray dog while wearing bandanas
The Best Dog Breeds With Long Lifespans
Person playing with dog outdoors
20 Popular Medium-Size Dog Breeds
Golden retriever with red-tinted coat sitting outside closeup
16 Red Dog Breeds That Turn Heads
Curly-haired white and tan colored poodles on colorful leaches standing outside
13 Cute Dog Breeds With Curly Hair
Two Pembroke Welsh corgis
Best Dog Breeds for Cuddling
types of dog breeds
The 7 Types of Dog Breeds
Cream-colored pug laying on grass with tongue out
12 Chinese Dog Breeds With Some Fascinating Backgrounds
Gray American hairless terrier standing on grass in profile
10 Best Hairless Dog Breeds
Brown-gray and white brindle dog sitting on couch
10 Best Brindle Dog Breeds
Yellow labrador retriever laying on white bed
10 Worst Dog Breeds for People With Allergies
Yorkshire Terrier being groomed with brush, looking at camera
10 Best Dog Breeds That Don't Shed Much
Basset Hound puppy with long ears sitting in grass.
9 Dogs with Long Ears
Black labrador retriever dog with red collar looking up
10 Best Dog Breeds for Obedience
Dog and cat lying together
10 Best Dog Breeds That Get Along With Cats
Belgian Laekenois, Belgian Malinois, Belgian Sheepdog, Belgian Tervuren
Meet Belgium's Native Dog Breeds
Boerboel African dog laying on grass
12 Unique African Dog Breeds You Might Not Know
a Yorkshire Terrier sitting on the grass
12 Dog Breeds That Thrive in Hot Weather
Brown and white corgi dog running with ball in mouth
10 Top Dog Breeds That Like to Play
Great Pyrenees dog laying on grass near sheep
10 Best Dog Breeds for Farms
a mixed-breed dog headshot outdoors
10 of the Healthiest Dog Breeds
Black and white dog with light blue eyes and pointy ears
10 Dog Breeds With Blue Eyes
Australian cattle dog
9 Australian Dog Breeds for Aficionados
golden retriever on a sofa
15 Friendliest Dog Breeds That Love People
Large black and white Newfoundland dog with head slightly turned
10 Giant Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets
Standard Poodles
Find Out Which Big Dog Breeds Don't Shed (Some Are Hypoallergenic!)
A German Pointer on a mountainside hike
15 Best Dogs for Hiking and Climbing
Spanish mastiff standing in rocky terrain
Learn About the Massive and Rare Spanish Mastiff
Bolognese
Meet the Charming and Cuddly Bolognese Dog
akita dog
10 Dog Breeds That Look the Most Like Foxes
dog sitting in living room
15 Best Dogs Breeds for Apartments or Condos
Smartest Dog Breeds — Miniature Schnauzer
6 Dogs With Beards
Czechoslovakian wolf dog attached to a chain
Do Wolf Dogs Make Good Pets?
Yorkshire terrier running on lawn
25 Cutest Dog Breeds to Keep as Pets
Belgian Sheepdog Groenendael
10 Popular Dog Breeds That Have Black Coats
English bulldog with blue eyes wearing a leash outside
10 Popular English Dog Breeds
Neapolitan mastiff lying on porch steps
10 of the Best Italian Dog Breeds
Norwegian Elkhound profile shot with forest in background
6 Norwegian Dog Breeds
chow chow close up
10 Dog Breeds That Look Like Bears
basset hound lying on grass
10 Adorable Dog Breeds With Wrinkles
Otterhound looking over fence
10 Best Rare and Unique Dog Breeds
Running havanese
17 Long Hair Dog Breeds With Gorgeous Locks
Blue Neapolitan Mastiff
15 Bold and Beautiful Blue Dog Breeds
Labrador retriever in water
10 Best Dog Breeds for Swimming and Water Activities
Three Norrbottenspets on leashes outside
Learn About the Norrbottenspets (Nordic Spitz)
Hairless Peruvian Inca Orchid dog standing in grass.
Meet the Hairless Peruvian Inca Orchid Dog
German shepherd lying on a dock
10 Best Dog Breeds From Germany
four dogs running in a row
10 Best Energetic Dog Breeds for Active People
Adult Siberian Husky looking at camera.
12 Worst Dog Breeds for Kids
Finnish Spitz standing on a log in the forest
10 Scandinavian Dog Breeds
Border collie standing on hill
14 Best Scottish Dog Breeds
Border Collie lying on the grass
10 High-Maintenance Dog Breeds
Brown miniature dachshund standing on a tree stump in a forest
15 Popular Brown Dog Breeds
five smart dog breeds on a teal background
10 of the Smartest Dog Breeds
drooling black dog
10 Dog Breeds That Drool the Most
Spanish Galgo at the beacj
13 Top Dog Breeds From Spain
A Pointer puppy resting on a pillow
10 Best Dog Breeds for Runners
Rottweiler smiling with its tongue out
14 Best Black-and-Tan Dog Breeds
Japanese Chin
11 Japanese Dog Breeds
Pumi dog running on beach
9 Hungarian Dog Breeds