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Dog Breeds List S

Your dog breeds 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

Dog breeds list SSaarloos Wolfhound

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

Dog breeds list S

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

Dog Breeds List S - Saluki

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

Dog breeds list S

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

Dog breeds list SSarplaninac (Or Yugoslavian Shepherd Dog , Macedonian Sheepdog, Illyrian Shepherd, Illyrian Sheepdog)

Schapendoes

Also called Dutch Sheepdog

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

Dog breeds list SSchapendoes or Dutch Sheepdog

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Dog Breeds List S

Schillerstövare

Also Called Schiller Hound

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

Dog breeds list SSchillerstövare 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

Dog breeds list SSchipperke

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

Dog breeds list S

Schweizer Laufhund

Also Called Swiss Hound

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

Dog breeds list SSchweizer 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

Dog breeds list S

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

Dog breeds list SScottish 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

Dog breeds list SSealyham 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

Dog breeds list S

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

Dog breeds list SShetland 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

Dog breeds list S

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

Dog breeds list S

Shikoku

Also Called Japanese Wolfdog

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

Dog breeds list SShikoku or Japanese Wolfdog

Dog Breeds List S

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

Dog breeds list S

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

Dog breeds list SSilky 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

Dog breeds list SSkye 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

Dog breeds list SSloughi 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

Dog breeds list SSlovac 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

Dog breeds list SSlovakian 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

Spanish Greyhound

Also Called Galgo Español

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

Dog breeds list SSpanish Greyhound or Galgo Español

Spanish Mastiff

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

  • FCI: Group 2
Dog breeds list SSpanish Mastiff

Dog Breeds List S

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

Dog breeds list SSpanish 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

Dog breeds list SSpinone 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

Dog breeds list S

Dog Breeds List S

Stabyhoun

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

Dog breeds list SStabyhoun

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

Dog breeds list SStaffordshire 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

Dog breeds list S

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

Dog breeds list S

Swedish Lapphund

Also Called Swedish Spitz

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

Dog breeds list SSwedish 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

Dog breeds list SSwedish Valhund

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