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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

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Dog Breeds List S

Saarloos Wolfhound,
Saarloos Wolfdog

Dog breeds list SSaarloos Wolfhound

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

Unlike the Irish Wolfhound, for example, the Saarloos Wolfhound (or Wolfdog) was never used for hunting wolves. Instead, the breed is the result of crossing a German Shepherd with a Eurasian Grey Wolf.

The resulting dogs were bred with German Shepherds again, but the final breed has not been useful as a working dog, as it retains too much independence from it's Wolf heritage. It is rarely seen outside the Netherlands, and is really only suited rural situations where it has room to move; In this setting it is an excellent companion dog.


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

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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

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Sarplaninac

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

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


Schapendoes

Also called Dutch Sheepdog

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


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Schillerstövare

Dog breeds list SSchillerstövare Schiller Hound

Also Called Schiller Hound

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


Schipperke

Dog breeds list SSchipperke

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


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

Dog breeds list SSchweizer Laufhund or Swiss Hound

Also Called Swiss Hound

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

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


Scottish Deerhound

Dog breeds list SScottish 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

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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

Sealyham Terrier

Dog breeds list SSealyham 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


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

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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

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

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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

Dog breeds list SShikoku or Japanese Wolfdog

Also Called Japanese Wolfdog

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


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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

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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

Skye Terrier

Dog breeds list SSkye 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


Sloughi

Dog breeds list SSloughi or Berber Greyhound

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


Slovac Cuvac

Dog breeds list SSlovac Cuvac or Slovensky Tchouvatch

Also Called Slovensky Tchouvatch

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


Slovakian Wire-haired Pointing Dog

Dog breeds list SSlovakian Wire-haired Pointing Dog

Also Called Bohemian Wire-haired Pointing Griffon

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


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

Dog breeds list SSpanish Greyhound or Galgo Español

Also Called Galgo Español

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


Spanish Mastiff

Dog breeds list SSpanish Mastiff

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

  • FCI: Group 2

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Spanish Water Dog

Dog breeds list SSpanish 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


Spinone Italino

Dog breeds list SSpinone 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


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

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Dog Breeds List S

Stabyhoun

Dog breeds list SStabyhoun

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


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

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

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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

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Swedish Lapphund

Dog breeds list SSwedish Lapphund or Swedish Spitz

Also Called Swedish Spitz

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


Swedish  Valhund

Dog breeds list SSwedish Valhund

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


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