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Dog Breeds Expert

So Many Dog Breeds, So Many Choices ~ Whats Yours?


Dogs make wonderful companions--they offer companionship,

perhaps keep us warm at night, help us work, protect and warn us of dangers. 

But with over 400 dog breeds, how do you know which one is the right one for you?

Choosing the right breed for you can lead to a happier experience for both you and your new four legged friend.


Dog Breeds By Size

Small dog breedsShort on space, love to cuddle, need a baby? Small dogs are just the thing. Find the perfect small dog from our list.
Medium Size Dog BreedsNot too big, not too small, but just right. This is a very long list, so be patient as you find your perfect new best friend.
Large Dog BreedsPerhaps the best loved of all the dog breeds. Find out why so many of these large dogs are on the world's most popular dog list.
Giant Dog BreedsGentle Giants, the dinosaurs of the dog world. Find one that meets your needs.

Curious About Other Features?

Most Popular Dog BreedsThe most popular dogs in the land. They are on this list for a reason. Find out.
Smart Dog BreedsDogs with high I.Q. Smart dogs are great, but beware what you are asking for.
Hypoallergenic Dog BreedsAttention all allergy sufferers! There is a dog for you. Choose from this list.
Low Shedding Dog BreedsLove Dogs, but hate all that hair? Pick a low shedding dog instead.
Dog Breeds good with ChildrenGot Kids? Maybe you have hopes for a child in the future? Here's a list of the best dogs for families that have children.
Dog Breeds that make great watchdogsDoorbell not working? Put the dog to work. Here's a list of the best watch dogs that also double as great friends.
Best Guard DogsNeed a little extra protection? Pick a great guard dog for your family.
Breeds that are the biggest droolers.Don't mind a little drool? These dogs might be perfect for you.

Maybe Your Curiosity Leads You to...

The most unusual dog breeds.Stand out in a crowd - these are some of the world's most unusual breeds and while they might not be for everyone, they will definitely get you noticed.
All the world's Bull Dog BreedsIt is really hard to resist the charm of a bully baby, but are these the best choices for you? Find one that is right for your family.
Calm Dog BreedsNeed a little serenity in your hectic life style. Pick a breed with very low energy. Only couch potatoes need apply.
Unique Dog BreedsThe dictionary tells us that unique means"Being the only one of a kind: Unlike anything else." You be the judge.

Dogs to Avoid Unless You're an Expert

Fighting Dog BreedsAre breeds that like to fight aggressive naturally, or did we make them like that?
Dangerous Dog BreedsHere are the breeds that always fall into the legal system. Is it the dog or the breed?

These are some of the ways by which people choose the breed they wish to have. Do you see yourself in any of these options?

  • They find it locally either with a breeder or at a shelter/rescue.
  • They accept a dog from a neighbor, friend or family member because it is either free or low cost.
  • They choose the breed of dog they had as a child.
  • They choose the breed of a dog featured in a movie, YouTube video, or television show.
  • They meet a dog at a friend's home or community park and decide they like the breed and must own one.

All of these are legitimate ways that people make that all important decision, but one thing is missing from each: Research

Without knowing a breed inside and out before you obtain that special forever friend, you may find yourself perplexed by strange canine behaviors, unprepared to meet the dog's grooming needs or simply incompatible with his energy requirements?

This happens frequently when people decide to purchase a puppy. 

Puppies, no matter what breed are high-energy, high-maintenance, and require a tremendous amount of time and work. 

When the puppy's natural energy far exceeds yours, then that cute little pup becomes overwhelming.

Research helps you determine if the dog breed of your dreams will fit within your lifestyle.


Don't make the mistake of getting a dog because it is fluffy, cute, free, cheap, big, little, or has some other characteristic that you can't resist. 

Learn what's best for you, your family, and your life circumstance. 

There's more to choosing the perfect breed.  With so many to choose from, where do you start?


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