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Dog Breeds List Q-R

Dog Breeds List Q-R include all the world's dog breeds that begin with the Letter Q or R. 

To clarify, I was only able to find one single breed that began with the letter Q.  Please correct me if I'm wrong.  Contact me and I'll do some more research.  Remember, for the most part, all the breed names listed at Dog Breeds Expert are either in English or name is widely used in the English Speaking World.

Dog Breeds List Q-R

Queensland Heeler or Blue Heeler (Australian Cattle Dog)

Dog breeds list Q R

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

The Queensland Heeler (also Blue Heeler or Australian Cattle Dog) would be the ideal breed for people who want their pets to keep them young. These guys are very active and energetic. Bred to contain large herds of cattle en route to market, they bring wayward cattle back into line by nipping their heels, which is how they got their name.

dog breeds list Q R

Rafeiro de Alentejo
Portuguese Watch Dog

Dog breeds list Q RRafeiro de Alentejo or Portuguese Watch Dog

Origins: Portugal
Size: Large to Giant
Grooming: Average
Training: Time Consuming
Recognition:  FCI: Group 2,  AKC: FSS,  UKC: Guardian


Rat Terrier

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

A breed developed in America originally for controlling rodent infestation on farms in the 1920s to 1940s. Their usefulness declined after the 1950s, but a core of breed enthusiasts made sure this Terrier had a future. Now popular as a companion dog, the Rat Terrier is friendly, playful  and affectionate.

Redbone Coonhound

Origins: United States
Size: Large
Grooming: Easy
Training: Average
Recognition:  AKC: Hound,  UKC:  Scenthound

Bred originally in the Southern states of the USA, the Redbone Coonhound was developed to hunt Racccoon, but has also been used to track and hunt wild boar, cougars and bears. This is a calm, amiable breed that is at home in a family situation, but is probably better suited to living in the country rather than the city.

Dog breeds list Q - R

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Rhodesian Ridgeback or
African Lion Dog

Origins: Zimbabwe
Size: Large
Grooming: Easy
Training: Time Consuming
Recognition:  FCI: Group 6,  AKC: Hounds,  ANKC: Hounds,  CKC: Hounds,  KC: Hounds,  NZKC: Hounds,  UKC: Sighthounds & Pariahs

The Rhodesian Ridgeback is a large, powerful and athletic hound, originally from Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) in Africa. These dogs were originally bred to protect the early white settlers in Africa, and to act as hunting dogs, particularly for hunting lions. They are also known as The African Lion Hound, for this reason.

Dog breeds list Q R

Rottweiler

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

The Rottweiler is an intelligent, compassionate animal, despite their sometime generalization in pop culture suggesting that they are mean attack dogs. Known especially for their loyalty, Rotties are devoted to their owners, and will defend them with their lives.

Dog breeds list Q R

Dog Breeds List Q-R

Russian Toy Dog
Russkiy Toy Dog

Origins: Russia
Size: Tiny
Grooming: Easy
Training: Average
Recognition:  FCI: Group 9,  UKC: Companion

Loyal, cheerful and always ready to play, this little Toy is one of the smallest dog breeds in the world with some standing at a teeny tiny 8 inches tall. Due to his size, this tiny dog is suitable for life in an apartment or flat. However, he does still need exercising and daily walks along with his favorite past-time...playing!

Dog breeds list Q R

Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka

Dog breeds list Q RRussian Tsvetnaya Bolonka

Origins: Russia
Size: Small
Grooming: Time Consuming
Training: Average
Recognition:


Russian Wolfhound or
Borzoi

Origins: Russia
Size: Large to Giant
Grooming: Average
Training: Average
Recognition:  FCI: Group 10AKC:  Hoound,  ANKC: Hound,  CKC: Hound,  KC: Hound,  NZKC:Hound,  UKC:  Sighthound & Pariahs

The Borzoi dog breed originates in Russia, and is a tall elegant dog of the sight hound group. Also once known as the Russian Wolfhound, the Borzoi was bred to be fast enough to catch a wolf, and then tough enough to bring it down.

Dog breeds list Q - R

Russo European Laika

Dog breeds list Q RRusso European Laika

Origins: Russia
Size: Medium
Grooming: Easy
Training: Average
Recognition:  FCI: Group 5

Did I Miss a Breed?

With so many dog breeds in this world, there is a good chance I may have omitted one. First of all, I will apologize for that omission, especially if your dog was the one I forgot. Secondly, won't you take the time to send me a quick note, letting me know what dog breed should be on this page? 

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