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Dog Breeds A to Z

Dog Breeds A to Z is the first in a series of pages that include dog breed names, photographs and links to individual breed pages. 

When you have dog breeds in alphabetical order, it is so much easier to find the breed you are looking for.

This page includes all those breeds that begin with the letter A.

Did I forget some dog breeds that begin with the letter A? 

Please let me know.  If you know of any, please use the contact form at the bottom of the page to provide the name of the breed. 

If it happens to be the breed of your dog, please accept my apologies in advance. 

In no way am I trying to slight any very special dogs!


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Dog Breeds A to Z Listing

Affenpinscher

Origins:  Germany and France
Size:  Small
Grooming:  Moderate
Training: Easy
Recognition:  FCI:  Group 2, AKC:  Toy, ANKC:  Toy, CKC:  Toy, KC:  Toy, NZKC:  Toy, UKC:  Companion

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Afghan Hound

Origins:  Afghanistan 
Size:  Large
Grooming:  Time Consuming
Training:  Time Consuming
Recognition: FCI:  Group 10, AKC:  Hounds, ANKC:  Hounds, CKC:  Hounds, KC:  Hounds, NZKC:  Hounds, UKC:  Sighthounds,Pariahs

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Aidi
(aka Atlas Mountain Dog)

Dog Breeds A to ZAidi or Atlas Mountain Dog

Origins:  Morocco
Size:  Large
Grooming:  Moderate
Training: Average
Recognition:
     FCI:  Group 2, 
     UKC:  Guardian

Airedale Terrier

Origins: England
Size:  Medium
Grooming:  Moderate
Training: Average
Recognition: FCI:  Group 3, AKC:  Terriers, ANKC:  Terriers, CKC:  Terriers, KC:  Terriers, NZKC:  Terriers, UKC:  Terriers

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Akbash Dog

Origins:  Turkey
Size:  Giant
Grooming:  Average
Training:  Easy
Recognition: UKC:  Guardian, FCI

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Akita
(a.k.a. American Akita)

Origins:  Japan & United States
Size:  Large
Grooming:  Time Consuming
Training:  Time Consuming
Recognition: FCI:  5, AKC:  Working, ANKC:  Utility, CKC:  Working, KC:  Utility, NZKC:  Utility, UKC:  Northern Breed


Dog Breeds A to Z

Dog Breeds A to Z

Akita Inu (a.k.a.Japanese Inu)

Origins:  Japan
Size:  Large
Grooming:  Time Consuming
Training:  Time Consuming
Recognition: FCI:  5, AKC:  Working, ANKC:  Utility, CKC:  Working, KC:  Utility, NZKC:  Utility, UKC:  Northern Breed

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Alaskan Klee Kai

Dog Breeds A to ZAlaskan Klee Kai

Origins:  The United States
Size:  Small, Medium, or Large
Grooming:  Average
Training:  Average
Recognition: UKC:  Northern Breeds

Alaskan Malamute

Origins:  The United States
Size:  Giant
Grooming:  Time Consuming
Training:  Average
Recognition: FCI:  Group 5, AKC:  Working, ANKC:  Utility, CKC:  Working, KC: Working, NZKC:  Utility, UKC:  Northern Breeds

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Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog

Origins:  The United States
Size:Large
Grooming: Minimal
Training: Easy
Recognition:  None

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Alentejo Mastiff
(a.k.a. Portuguese Mastiff, Mutt of Alentejo)

Dog Breeds A to ZAlentejo Mastiff (a.k.a. Portuguese Mastiff, Mutt of Alentejo)

Origins:  Portugal
Size: Giant
Grooming: Easy
Training: Challenging
Recognition: FCI:  Group 2, UKC:  Guardian

Alpine Drachsbracke

Dog Breeds A to ZAlpine Drachsbracke

Origin:  Austria
Size: Medium
Grooming: Minimal
Training: Average
Recognition:
      FCI:  Group 6,
      UKC:  Scenthound

American Bulldog

Origins:  The United States
Size: Large to Giant
Grooming: Easy
Training:  Average
Recognition: UKC:  Guardian

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Dog Breeds A to Z

American Black & Tan Coonhound  (a.k.a. Black & Tan Coonhound)

Dog Breeds A to ZAmerican Black and Tan Coonhound

Origins:  The United States
Size: Large
Grooming: Easy
Training: Time Consuming
Recognition: FCI:  Group 6, AKC:  Hounds, CKC:  Hounds, NZKC:  Hounds, UKC:  Scenthounds

American Cocker Spaniel
(a.k.a. Cocker Spaniel)

Origins:  The United States
Size: Small to Medium
Grooming:  Time Consuming
Training:  Easy
Recognition: FCI:  Group 8, AKC:  Sporting, ANKC: Gundog, CKC:  Sporting, KC:  Gundog, NZKC:  Gundog, UKC:  Gundog

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American Eskimo Dog

Origins:  Germany
Size: Small to Medium
Grooming:  Time Consuming
Training: Easy
Recognition: AKC:  Non-sporting, CKC:  Non-sporting, UKC:  Northern Breeds

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American Foxhound

Dog Breeds A to ZAmerican Foxhound

Origins:  The United States
Size:Medium to Large
Grooming: Easy
Training: Average
Recognition: FCI:  Group 6, AKC:  Hounds, CKC:  Hounds, UKC:  Scenthounds

American Hairless Terrier

Dog Breeds A to ZAmerican Hairless Terrier

Origins:  The United States
Size: Small
Grooming: Easy
Training: Average
Recognition: AKC:  FSS,  UKC:  Terrier

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American Pit Bull Terrier

Origins:  United States
Size: Varies
Grooming: Minimal
Training: Average
Recognition: UKC:  Terriers

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American Leopard Hound
(a.k.a. Catahoula leopard dog,  Catahoula hog dog,
Catahoula Cur,  Catahoula hound,  Leopard Dogs,  Leopard Cur)

Dog Breeds A to ZAmerican Leopard Hound (a.k.a. Catahoula leopard dog)

Origins:  United States
Size: Large
Grooming: Minimal
Training: average
Recognition:
      AKC:  FSS,
      UKC:  Herding

American Staffordshire Terrier

Origins:  United States
Size: Medium
Grooming: Minimal
Training: Average
Recognition: FCI:  Group 3, AKC:  Terriers, ANKC:  Terriers, CKC:  Terriers, NZKC:  Terriers

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American Water Spaniel

Dog Breeds A to ZAmerican Water Spaniel

Origins:  The United States
Size: Medium
Grooming: Time-consuming
Training:  Easy
Recognition: FCI:  Group 3, AKC:  Sporting, CKC:  Sporting, UKC:  Gundog

Anatolian Shepherd
(a.k.a. Anatolian Blackhead Anadolulu Karabaş, Kangal)

Dog Breeds A to ZAnatolian Shepherd

Origins:  Turkey
Size:Large to Giant
Grooming: Average
Training: Demanding
Recognition: FCI:  Group 2, AKC:  Working, ANKC:  Utility, CKC:  Working, KC:  Pastoral, NZKC:  Working, UKC:  Guardian


Anglo-Franḉais de Petite Venerie

Dog Breeds A to ZAnglo-Franḉais de Petite Venerie

Origins: France
Size: Medium
Grooming: Minimal
Training: Easy
Recognition: FCI:  Group 6, UKC:  Scenthounds

Appenzeller
(a.k.a. Appenzell Cattle Dog,  Appenzeller Mountain Dog)

Dog Breeds A to ZAppenzeller Cattle Dog

Origins:  Switzerland
Size: Large
Grooming: Minimal
Training: Average
Recognition: FCI:  Group 2, AKC:  FSS, UKC:  Guardian

Ariégeois

Dog Breeds A to ZAriégeois

Origins:  France
Size: Large
Grooming: Minimal
Training: Easy
Recognition: FCI:  Group 6, UKC:  Scenthound

Australian Cattle Dog
(a.k.a. Blue Heeler, Red Heeler, Queensland Heeler)

Dog Breeds A to ZAustralian Cattle Dog

Origins:  Australia
Size: Medium
Grooming: Minimal
Training:  Average
Recognition: FCI:  Group 1, AKC:  Herding, ANKC:  Working, CKC:  Herding, KC:  Pastoral, NZKC:  Working, UKC:  Herding

Australian Kelpie

Dog Breeds A to ZAustralian Kelpie

Origins:  Australia
Size:  Medium
Grooming:  Minimal
Training:  Average
Recognition: FCI:  Group 1, ANKC:  Working, CKC:  Herding, NZKC:  Working, UKC:  Herding

Australian Shepherd

Origins:  United States
Size: Medium to Large
Grooming: Average
Training:  Easy
Recognition: FCI:  Group 1, AKC:  Herding, ANKC:  Working, CKC:  Herding, KC:  Pastoral, NZKC:  Working, UKC:  Herding

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Australian Silky Terrier
(a.k.a. Silky Terrier)

Dog Breeds A to ZAustralian Silky Terrier (a.k.a. Silky Terrier)

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

Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog  (a.k.a. Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog)

Dog Breeds A to ZAustralian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog (a.k.a. Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog)

Origins:  Australia
Size:
Grooming:
Training:
Recognition: FCI:  Group 1, ANKC:  Working, CKC:  Herding, NZKC:  Working, UKC:  Herding

Australian Terrier

Dog Breeds A to ZAustralian Terrier

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

Austrian Black & Tan Hound

Dog Breeds A to ZAustrian Black & Tan Hound

Origins: Austria
Size:Medium
Grooming:  Minimal
Training: Average
Recognition: FCI:  Group 6, UKC:  Scenthound

Photo by Steffen Heinz via Wikimedia Commons

Austrian Pinscher

Dog Breeds A to ZAustrian Pinscher

Origins:  Austria
Size: Medium
Grooming: Minimal
Training: Average
Recognition: FCI:  Group 2, UKC:  Terrier

Azawakh

Dog Breeds A to ZAzawakh

Origins:  Mali & Egypt
Size:  Large
Grooming:  Minimal
Training:  Average
Recognition: FCI:  Group 10, AKC:  FSS, ANKC:  Hounds, KC:  Hounds, NZKC:  Hounds, UKC: Sighthounds. Pariahs

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