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Dog Breeds List S

Your dog breed list S includes all the dog breeds in the world beginning with the letter S. 

Scroll down to see photos and descriptions. As pages are completed, will be able to read more about the breed or browse an interview by a  breed owner.

If I forgot an important breed, please let us know.

Dog Breeds List S

Saarloos Wolfhound

Origins: Netherlands & Germany
Size: Large
Grooming: Average
Training: Time Consuming
Recognition:  FCI: Group 1,  UKC: Herding

Saarloos WolfhoundSaarloos Wolfhound

Photo Courtesy Elżbieta Wojtko, via Creative Commons


Saint Bernard

Origins: Switzerland
Size: Giant
Grooming: Average
Training: Time Consuming
Recognition:  FCI: Group 2,  AKC: Working,  ANKC: Utility,  CKC: Working,  KC: Working,  NZKC: Utility,  UKC:Guardian


Saluki

Origins: Middle East
Size: Medium to Large
Grooming: Easy
Training: Average
Recognition:  FCI: Group 10,  AKC: Hound,  ANKC: Hound,  CKC: Hound,  KC: Hound,  NZKC: Hound,  UKC:  Sighthound and Pariah

SalukiSaluki

Samoyed

Origins: Russian
Size: Large
Grooming: Time Consuming
Training: Easy
Recognition:  FCI: Group 5,  AKC: Working,  ANKC: Utility,  CKC: Working,  KC: Pastoral,  NZKC: Utility,  UKC: Northern Breeds


Sarplaninac

Also Called, Yugoslavian Shepherd Dog -
Macedonian Sheepdog, Illyrian Shepherd Dog,  Illyrian Sheepdog)

Origins: Macedonia/Serbia/Kosovo
Size: Large
Grooming: Average
Training: Time Consuming
Recognition:  FCI: Group 2,  CKC: Miscellaneous,  UKC: Guardian

Sarplaninac (Or Yugoslavian Shepherd Dog - Macedonian Sheepdog Illyrian Shepherd Dog Illyrian Sheepdog)Sarplaninac (Or Yugoslavian Shepherd Dog , Macedonian Sheepdog, Illyrian Shepherd, Illyrian Sheepdog)

Photo Courtesy Novica Nakov via Flickr


Schapendoes

Also called Dutch Sheepdog

Origins: The Netherlands
Size: Medium
Grooming: Average
Training: Time Consuming
Recognition: FCI: Group 1,  CKC: Herding,  UKC: Hearding

Schapendoes Dutch SheepdogSchapendoes or Dutch Sheepdog

Schillerstövare

Also Called Schiller Hound

Origins: Sweden
Size: Small
Grooming: Easy
Training: Average
Recognition:  FCI: Group 1,  UKC:  Scenthound

Schillerstövare Schiller HoundSchillerstövare Schiller Hound

Schipperke

Origins: Belgium
Size: Small
Grooming: Easy
Training: Average
Recognition:  FCI: Group 1,  AKC: Non-sporting,  ANKC: Non-sporting,  CKC: Non-sporting,  KC: Utility,  NZKC: Non-sporting,  UKC: Companion

SchipperkeSchipperke

Schnauzer

Origins: Germany
Size:   3 Sizes:
      Miniature, Standard, Giant
Grooming: Time Consuming
Training: Average

Recognition:  Miniature:  FCI: Group 2;  AKC: Terrier;  ANKC:  Utility  CKC:  Terriers  KC (UK): Utility;  NZKC:  Utility  UKC:  Terrier

Recognition:  Standard & Giant:  FCI: Group 2;   AKC:  Working;   ANKC: Utility; CKC: Working Dogs;   KC (UK): Utility;  NZKC:  Utility;  UKC: Herding (Standard); Guarding:  Giant


Schweizer Laufhund

Also Called Swiss Hound

Origins: Switzerland
Size: Medium
Grooming: Easy
Training: Time Consuming
Recognition:   FCI: Group 6

Schweizer Laufhund Swiss HoundSchweizer Laufhund or Swiss Hound

There are four types of Swiss Hounds:  Schwyz Hound (pictured above), Bernese Hound, Lucerne Hound and Jura Hound.


Scottish Deerhound

Origins: Scotland
Size: Giant
Grooming: Time Consuming
Training: Time Consuming
Recognition:  FCI: Group 10,  AKC: Hound,  ANKC: Hounds,  CKC: Hounds,  KC: Hounds,  NZKC: Hounds,  UKC: Sighthound & Pariah

Scottish DeerhoundScottish Deerhound

Scottish Terrier

Origins: Scotland
Size: Small
Grooming: Time Consuming
Training: Time Consuming
Recognition:,  FCI: Group 3,  AKC: Terriers,  ANKC: Terriers,  CKC: Terriers,  KC: Terriers,  NZKC:Terriers,  UKC:  Terriers

Scottish TerrierScottish Terrier

Sealyham Terrier

Origins: Wales
Size: Small
Grooming: Time Consuming
Training: Time Consuming
Recognition:,  FCI: Group 3,  AKC: Terriers,  ANKC: Terriers,  CKC: Terriers,  KC:Terriers,  NZKC: Terriers,  UKC:  Terriers

Sealyham TerrierSealyham Terrier

Shar Pei

Origins: China
Size: Medium to Large
Grooming: Average
Training:Time Consuming
Recognition:,  FCI: Group 2,  AKC: Non-Sporting,  ANKC: Non-Sporting,  CKC: Non-Sporting,  KC: Utility,  NZKC: Non-Sporting,  UKC: Northern Breeds

Shar PeiShar Pei

Shetland Sheepdog

Origins: Scotland
Size: Small
Grooming: Time Consuming
Training: Easy
Recognition:  FCI: Group 1,  AKC: Herding,  ANKC: Working,  CKC: Herding,  KC: Pastoral,  NZKC: Working,  UKC:  Herding

Shetland SheepdogShetland Sheepdog

Shiba Inu

Origins: Japan
Size: Small
Grooming: Average
Training: Time Consuming
Recognition:  FCI: Group 5,  AKC: Non-sporting,  ANKC: Utility,  CKC: Non-sporting,  KC: Utility,  NZKC: Utility,  UKC:  Northern Breeds


Shih Tzu

Origins: China
Size: Small
Grooming: Time Consuming
Training: Average
Recognition:  FCI: Group 9,  AKC: Toys,  ANKC: Non-Sporting,  CKC: Non-Sporting,  KC: Utility,  NZKC: Non-Sporting,  UKC: Companion


Shikoku

Also Called Japanese Wolfdog

Origins: Japan
Size: Medium
Grooming: Average
Training: Time Consuming
Recognition:  FCI: Group 5,  UKC:  Northern Breeds

Shikoku  or Japanese WolfdogShikoku or Japanese Wolfdog

Siberian Husky

Origins: Russia
Size: Medium, to Large
Grooming: Average
Training: Average to Time Consuming
Recognition:  FCI: Group 5,  AKC: Working,  ANKC: Utility,  CKC: Working,  KC: Working,  NZKC: Utility,  UKC: Northern Breeds


Silky Terrier

Also Called Australian Silky Terrier

Origins: Australia
Size: Small
Grooming:  Time Consuming
Training: Average
Recognition: FCI: Group 3,  AKC: Toys, ANKC: Toys,  CKC: Toys,  KC: Toys,  NZKC: Toys,  UKC: Terriers

Silky Terrier or Australian Silky TerrierSilky Terrier or Australian Silky Terrier

Skye Terrier

Origins: Scotland
Size: Small
Grooming:  Time Consuming
Training: Time Consuming
Recognition:  FCI: Group 3,  AKC: Terrier,  ANKC: Terrier,  CKC: Terrier,  KC:Terrier,  NZKC: Terrier,  UKC:  Terrier

Skye TerrierSkye Terrier

Sloughi

Also Called Berber Greyhound

Origins: Morocco
Size: Large
Grooming: Minimal
Training: Average
Recognition:  FCI: Group 10,  AKC: FSS Hounds,  ANKC: Hounds,  KC: Hounds,  NZKC: Hounds,  UKC:  Sighthound & Pariah

Sloughi or Berber GreyhoundSloughi or Berber Greyhound

Slovac Cuvac

Also Called Slovensky Tchouvatch

Origins: Slovakia
Size: Large to Giant
Grooming: Time Consuming
Training: Average
Recognition:  FCI: Group 1,  AKC:  FSS,  UKC: Guardians

Slovac Cuvac or Slovensky TchouvatchSlovac Cuvac or Slovensky Tchouvatch

Slovakian Wire-haired Pointing Dog

Also Called Bohemian Wire-haired Pointing Griffon

Origins: Slovakia
Size: Large
Grooming: Time Consuming
Training: Average
Recognition:  FCI: Group 7

Slovakian Wire-haired Pointing DogSlovakian Wire-haired Pointing Dog

Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

Origins: Ireland
Size: Medium
Grooming: Time Consuming
Training: Average
Recognition:  FCI: Group 3,  AKC: Terriers,  ANKC: Terriers,  CKC: Terriers,  KC: Terriers,  NZKC: Terriers,  UKC: Terriers

Soft Coated Wheaten TerrierSoft Coated Wheaten Terrier

Spanish Greyhound

Also Called Galgo Español

Origins: Spain
Size: Large
Grooming: Easy
Training: Average
Recognition:  FCI: Group 1:  UKC: Sighthounds & Pariahs

Spanish Greyhound  or Galgo EspañolSpanish Greyhound or Galgo Español

Photo Courtesy Brindis via Creative Commons


Spanish Mastiff

Origins: Spain
Size: Giant
Grooming: Average
Training: Time Consuming
Recognition:

  • FCI: Group 2
Spanish MastiffSpanish Mastiff

Spanish Water Dog

Origins: Spain
Size: Medium
Grooming: Time Consuming
Training: Time Consuming
Recognition:  FCI: Group 8,  AKC: Herding,  KC: Herding,  NZKC: Gun Dogs,  UKC: Gun Dogs

Spanish Water DogSpanish Water Dog

Spinone Italino

Origins: Italy
Size: Large
Grooming: Time Consuming
Training: Easy
Recognition:  FCI: Group 7,  AKC: Sporting,  ANKC: Gun Dogs,  CKC: Sporting,  KC: Gun Dogs,  NZKC: Gun Dogs,  UKC: Gun Dogs

Spinone ItalinoSpinone Italino

Springer Spaniel

Also called English Springer Spaniel

Origins: England
Size: Medium to Large
Grooming: Average
Training: Average
Recognition:  FCI: Group 8,  AKC: Sporting,  ANKC: Gundog,  CKC: Sporting,  KC: Gundog,  NZKC: Gundog, UKC: Gundog


Stabyhoun

Origins: The Netherlands
Size: Medium
Grooming: Average
Training: Average
Recognition:  FCI:  Group 7,  AKC:  FSS

StabyhounStabyhoun

Photo Courtesy Eduard Witteveen via Wikipedia


Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Origins:  England
Size: Medium
Grooming: Easy
Training: Time Consuming
Recognition:  FCI:  Group 3,  AKC: Terrier,  ANKC: Terrier,  CKC: Terrier,  KC: Terrier,  NZKC: Terrier,  UKC: Terrier

Staffordshire Bull TerrierStaffordshire Bull Terrier

Standard Poodle

Origins:  Germany / France
Size: Large
Grooming: Extensive
Training: Easy
Recognition:  FCI:  Group 9,  AKC: Non-sporting,  ANKC: Non-sporting,  CKC: Sporting,  KC: Utility,  NZKC: Non-sporting,  UKC: Gundog


Sussex Spaniel

Origins: England
Size: Medium
Grooming: Average
Training: Time Consuming
Recognition: FCI: Group 8,  AKC: Sporting,  ANKC: Gundog,  CKC: Sporting,  KC: Gundog,  NZKC: Gundog,  UKC:Gundog

Photo Courtesy of Pleple2000 via
Wikipedia Commons


Swedish Lapphund

Also Called Swedish Spitz

Origins: Finland
Size: Medium
Grooming: Time Consuming
Training: Time Consuming
Recognition:  FCI: Group 5

Swedish Lapphund or Swedish SpitzSwedish Lapphund or Swedish Spitz

Swedish  Valhund

Origins: Sweden
Size: Small to Medium
Grooming: Average
Training: Average
Recognition:  FCI: Group 5,  AKC: Herding,  KC: Pastoral,  NZKC: Working,  UKC:Herding

Swedish  ValhundSwedish Valhund

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