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Dog Breeds List T-U

Here on this Dog Breeds List T-U are all the world's dog breeds that begin with the letters T and U.   Please feel free to let me know if I've forgotten a breed or two. 

This continues to be a work in progress because new breeds are being developed every day. If there is another dog breed that should be included on this Dog Breeds List T-U, please contact me. and I will add it promptly.

Breeders worldwide work hard to either preserve nearly extinct breeds or develop new ones with special abilities, looks or characteristics.



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Taiwan Dog

A small brown Taiwan dog standing on a tan carpet, indoorsTaiwan Dog

Origins: Taiwan
Size: Medium
Grooming: Easy
Training: Time Consuming
Recognition:  FCI: Group 5:  Spitz & Primitive


Tatra Mountain Sheepdog

A white Tatra Mountain Sheepdog lying down on a beach with blue sea in the backgroundTatra Mountain Sheepdog Owczarek Tatranski

Also Called Owczarek Tatranski or Polish Mountain Dog

Origins: Poland
Size: Giant
Grooming: Extensive
Training: Time Consuming
Recognition:  FCI: Group 1,  UKC: Guardian


Teddy Roosevelt Terrier

A black and white Teddy Roosevelt Terrier standing on grass in a backyardTeddy Roosevelt Terrier

Origins: The United States
Size: Medium
Grooming: Easy
Training: Average
Recognition:  UKC: Terriers


Tenterfield Terrier

A Tenterfield Terrier standing on a pavement, sideways to the camera, looking up to the leftTenterfield Terrier

Origins:  Australia
Size: Medium
Grooming: Easy
Training: Average
Recognition:  ANKC:  Terriers,  NZKC:  Terrier

Tervueren

A Belgian Tervueren dog standing on a path with green countryside in the backgroundTervueren

Also Called Belgian Shepherd Tervueren

Origins: Poland
Size: Giant
Grooming: Extensive
Training: Time Consuming
Recognition:  FCI: Group 1,  UKC: Guardian


Thai Ridgeback

A Thai Ridgback dog running across a green field directly at the cameraThai Ridgeback

Origins: Thailand
Size: Medium to Large
Grooming: Easy
Training: Time Consuming
Recognition:  FCI: Group 5,  AKC:  FSS,  UKC: Sighthounds & Pariahs


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Tibetan Mastiff

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


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Tibetan Spaniel

A Tibetan Spaniel standing on grass outdoors, being held on a leadTibetan Spaniel

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


Tibetan Terrier

A light brown Tibetan Terrier standing on snow, with some blue sky visible in the backgroundTibetan Terrier

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


Tyroler Bracke

A brown Tyroler Bracke dog standing on green grass, looking leftTiroler Bracke

Also called Tiroler Bracke, Tyrolean Hound

Origins: Austria
Size: Medium
Grooming: Easy
Training: Average
Recognition:  FCI: Group 6


Tornjak

A black and white Tornjak dog lying down among green foliageTornjak

Also Called Bosnian & Herzegovinian - Croatian Shepherd Dog

Origins: Bosnia, Herzegovina, Croatia
Size: Large to Giant
Grooming: Average to Time Consuming
Training: Average
Recognition:  FCI: Group 2


Tosa Inu

Also called Tosa Ken, Tosa Tōken, Japanese Fighting Dog. Japanese Mastiff, Tosa Fighting Dog, Japanese Tosa

Origins:  Japan
Size: Giant
Grooming: Average
Training: Time Consuming
Recognition:  FCI:  Group,  AKC:  FSS,  UKC:  Guardian

A well socialized and mentally healthy Tosa-Inu ("Inu" means "dog" in Japanese - see also "Akita-Inu") should be good with children, gentle and loving with his family, reserved but readily accepting of strangers and should under no circumstances be allowed to believe that he is the Alpha Male or Pack Leader.

This is not a dog for first time owners or the elderly/infirm and not recommended for apartment dwellings or multiple dog households.

Due to his Japanese dog fighting history, the Japanese Tosa is banned in Australia, Cyprus, Denmark, Iceland, Malaysia, Malta, New Zealand, Norway and Turkey.

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Toy Fox Terrier

A Toy Fox Terrier sitting on a pink cushion with white curtains behindToy Fox Terrier

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


Toy Manchester Terrier

Origins: England
Size: Small
Grooming: Easy
Training: Average
Recognition:  AKC: Toy,  CKC: Toy,  UKC:Terrier

The Toy Manchester Terrier (MT) was once an excellent ratter, ridding the Manchester part of England of all its vermin. Nowadays, this breed has all but retired from that role and now enjoys the life of a real canine companion. 

He is alert and often wary of strangers — two traits that make them excellent watchdogs. 

Being a terrier, these dogs are likely to be diggers, talkers, chasers and possessive of their belongings.  Most terrier breeds have these inborn characteristics -  “hunting tendencies” to one extent or another.

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Toy Poodle

A white Toy Poodle sitting down on grass, looking up at the cameraToy Poodle

Origins: France
Size: Small
Grooming: Time Consuming
Training: Easy
Recognition:  FCI: Group 9,  AKC: Toy,  ANKC: Toy,  CKC: Toy,  KC: Toy,  NZKC: Toy,  UKC: Companion


Transylvanian Hound

Transylvanian Hound standing on straw, looking leftTransylvanian Hound Hungarian Hound Erdelyi Kopo

Also Called Hungarian Hound, Erdelyi Kopo

Origins: Hungary
Size: Medium to Large
Grooming: Minimal
Training: Time Consuming
Recognition:  FCI (Group 6),  UKC (Scenthound)


Treeing Walker Coonhound

A brown and white Teeing Walker Coonhound standing on grassTreeing Walker Coonhound

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


Tuareg Sloughi (Azawakh)

Close up of the head of an Azawakh dog against a blue backgroundTuareg Sloughi or Azawakh

Also Called Azawakh

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


The Azawakh is sometimes mistaken for the Sloughi or even a Greyhound, but this is a separate breed from the Southern Sahara/West Africa region. They are rare outside of their home country, although they DO exist in many countries of the world.

They have a slim, rangy build, with clearly visible muscles and bones. Some owners have been accused of underfeeding their dogs!

Compared to its close relative the Sloughi, the Azawakh tends to be more of a pack animal. They prefer to be in a group or a family. They can be distrustful of strangers and people they do not know.

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Dog Breeds List T-U:  Breeds Beginning with U

In the English speaking world, I could only find one breed that began with the letter U

 Uruguayan Cimarron

A Uruguayan Cimarron dog standing facing the camera, against a white backgroundCimarrón Uruguayo (Uruguayan Cimarron)

Also Called Cimarrón Uruguayo

Origins:  Uruguay
Size: Large to Giant
Grooming:  Easy
Training: Time Consuming
Recognition:  UKC (Guardian)


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