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Dog Breeds List V - W

Here is our dog breeds list v-w that includes all the world's breeds we could find that begin with the letters v and w. 

You might be wondering why we list the same breed on more than one page. 

That's easy to answer. 

Not everyone, even in the English Speaking world, refers to dog breeds by the same name. For example, take the Italian Volpino. 

This breed is listed on our dog breeds list v-w because some countries refer to the breed as Volpino Italiano.  Others may simply call them Volpino. 

Did we miss a breed?  Chances are good that we did and you can help by giving us a "heads up."  Contact Dog Breeds Expert to let let us know about that special breed that we omitted. 

Oh, and by the way, we do apologize if we missed your favorite breed. We want our list to be the most comprehensive on the internet. Contact Dog Breeds Expert.

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Dog Breeds List V -W

Valley Bulldog

Currently, a hybrid between a Boxer & English Bulldog

Origins: Canada
Size: Large
Grooming:  Easy
Training:  Average
Recognition: None at this Time

The Valley Bulldog is a loyal, intelligent, affectionate dog with a good sense of humor and an excellent, stable temperament.This breed is basically a cross between a Boxer and an English Bulldog. For some reason, the best traits from both breeds shine through.

They are get on with other dogs, are non-aggressive and are natural guardians and protectors of children although they can be a little boisterous at times so a close eye is needed when small children are around.

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Vizsla

Origins: Hungary
Size: Large
Grooming:  Easy
Training: Easy
Recognition: FCC:  Group 7,  AKC:  Sporting, ANKC:  Gundog, CKC:  Sporting, KC:  Gundog, NZKC:  Guindog, UKC:  Gundog

Two varieties:  Smooth & Wirehair

The Hungarian Vizsla dog breed is playful with enough energy to exercise all day. Their want to play can be a bit demanding, however, so it's suggested that an allotted play time be laid out for a Vizsla.

Otherwise, you will find their need to be entertained knows no bounds.

These dogs are pretty appreciative of attention, especially being petted or touched in general by people. Their need for attention can become a bit of a nuisance, so they’re only good dogs for families comfortable with their dogs hanging around them all the time.

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Volpino Italiano

A white Volpino Italiano dog lying down on a brown rug indoorsVolpino Italiano

Other Names:  Italian Volpino

Origins: Italy
Size: Small
Grooming: Average
Training: Average
Recognition:  FCI: Group 5

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Weimaraner

Origins: Germany
Size: Large
Grooming: Easy
Training: Average
Recognition:  FCC:  Group 7, AKC:  Sporting, ANKC:  Gundog, CKC: Sporting, KC:  Gundog, NZKC:  Gundog, UKC:  Gundog

The Weimaraner is a bold, cheerful, and energetic breed that is also fiercely loyal and often protective of his owner. 

For centuries, the breed was developed to be a great hunting dog, and that is what they excel at even today.  They are good at both tracking and scenting and were designed to hunt fowl and mammals.

They are known for being easy to train and can excel in obedience work. "Weims", as they are sometimes called, love children and do well around other dogs. Small pets such as cats, birds, and pocket pets may be a problem since he was developed to be a hunter.

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Welsh Collie

A grey Welsh Collie trotting alon the side of a road, with grass and green foliage in the backgroundWelsh Collie via Flickr, courtesy Ian Thomas

A cross between a Welsh Shepherd and a Border Collie.

Origins: Wales (United Kingdom)
Size: Medium
Grooming: Average
Training: Easy to moderate
Recognition:  None,  as mixed breed.


Welsh Corgi - Cardigan

Origins: Wales (United Kingdom)
Size: Small to Medium
Grooming: Average
Training: Easy
Recognition:  FCI: Group 1, AKC:  Herding, ANKC:  Working, CKC:  Herding,  KC:  Pastoral, NZKC:  Working, UKC:  Herding

The Cardigan Welsh Corgi is a popular, compact dog breed. It is one of the two Corgi breeds and is known for its intelligent and silly personality.

These dogs are popular all around the world for their capabilities as a loving lap dog. These little fluffy dogs hold the spot as the 76th most popular breed.

The Cardigan Welsh Corgi is famously a social dog. They love hanging around their owners family and their guests.  They function best when they are allowed to participate with their family as it makes them feel involved.

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Welsh Corgi - Pembroke

Origins: Wales (United Kingdom)
Size: Small to Medium
Grooming: Average
Training: Easy
Recognition:  FCI: Group 1, AKC:  Herding, ANKC:  Working, CKC:  Herding,  KC:  Pastoral, NZKC:  Working, UKC:  Herding

Despite their size, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi need a decent amount of regular exercise to maintain their health, because they are fairly prone to weight gain. It’s important to stay wary of your Corgi while walking it, however, as they can easily become overheated.

The downside to Corgis’ great coats is how much they shed. They constantly shed, and twice a year will shed very heavily. This hefty, biannual shedding is most commonly referred to as “blowing”.

You have to get used to having the vacuum on hand to deal with the constant mess of shed hair!

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Welsh Shepherd

A brown and white Welsh Shepherd sitting down looking at the cameraWelsh Shepherd - Image courtesy BBC, "My Welsh Sheepdogs Tale" by Kate Humble.

Origins: Wales (United Kingdom)
Size: Medium
Grooming: Average
Training: Easy to moderate
Recognition:  None.


Welsh Springer Spaniel

Origins: Wales (United Kingdom)
Size: Medium
Grooming: Average
Training: Average
Recognition:  FCI: Group 8,  AKC: Sporting,  ANKC: Gundog,  CKC: Sporting,  KC: Gundog,  NZKC: Gundog,  UKC: Gundog

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Welsh Terrier

Origins:  Wales (United Kingdom)
Size: Small
Grooming: Time Consuming
Training: Easy to Average
Recognition:  FCC:  Group 8, AKC:  Terriers,  ANKC:  Terriers,  CKC:  Terriers,  KC:  Terriers,  NZKC:  Terriers,  UKC:  Terriers

Although the Welsh Terrier may look similar to the Airedale Terrier in physical appearance, do not let that fool you into thinking that they have similar personalities. In fact, "Welshies", as they are fondly called, have their own personality, which is unique to their breed.

It may be a difficult breed for a first-time dog owner to take on, especially because they are a little higher maintenance than your average dog, but for dog owner veterans, it can be a fun challenge to take on this breed as a new member of your family.

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West Highland White Terrier

Origins: Scotland
Size: Small
Grooming: Time Consuming
Training: Average
Recognition: FCC:  Group 8, AKC:  Terriers,  ANKC:  Terriers,  CKC:  Terriers,  KC:  Terriers,  NZKC:  Terriers,  UKC:  Terriers

The West Highland White Terrier is best described as alert, active, independent and friendly.

They are quick to win your heart with their energetic persona and their bright white coat that just accents their button eyes, making them an initial hit among anyone who loves a people oriented canine.

As far as getting along well with children, this breed is well suited to older, respectful children who have been taught to care and understand a young puppy.  

They do not do well with small toddlers and may get too excited if expected to live in a home full of rambunctious children. 

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Westphalian Dachsbracke

A small Westphalian Dachsbracke standing sideways to the camera, on a brown path with green fields in the backgroundWestphalian Dachsbracke

Origins: Germany
Size: Medium
Grooming: Easy
Training: Average
Recognition:  FCI: Group 6,  UKC: Scenthound

West Siberian Laika

A white West Siberian Laika standing alert in a grassy fieldWest Siberian Laika

Origins: Russia
Size: Medium to Large
Grooming: Average
Training: Time Consuming
Recognition:  FCI: Group 5

Wetterhoun

A black and white Wetterhoun dog standing on a tiled floor indoorsWetterhoun

Other Names:  Frisian Water Dog,  Dutch Spaniel, Otterhoun

Origins: Netherlands
Size: Medium
Grooming: Time Consuming
Training: Average
Recognition:  FCI: Group 8,  UKC: Gundog

Whippet

Origins: United Kingdom
Size: Medium
Grooming: Easy
Training: Average
Recognition:  FCI: Group 10,  AKC: Hound,  ANKC: Hound,  CKC: Hound,  KC: Hound,  NZKC: Hound,   UKC: Sighthound & Pariah

You have probably seen or heard of the Whippet dog breed. They are like half-sized Greyhounds, but not as edgy, more relaxed, and ready to head somewhere comfy to curl up into a small ball and doze the afternoon away!

While this breed is extremely fast on the one hand, on the other hand they just love curling up under a blanket on in the corner of a sofa, and sleeping for hours. They have a very relaxed and laid-back attitude to life. They seem to expect a comfy spot to doze, and keeping them off the sofa, couch or bed may be a problem.

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White Swiss Shepherd Dog

Origins: Switzerland
Size: Large
Grooming: Average
Training: Average
Recognition:  NZKC: Working,  UKC:  Herding

The White Swiss Shepherd Dog, known as the Berger Blanc Suisse in Switzerland, is famous for sharing a nature that is nearly identical to that of the German Shepherd.

These dogs are alert and loyal pets with lots of energy to go around. They love a challenge and need the exercise in doing so. Regular exercise is essential to maintaining their energy as well, as otherwise they may take it out on your house or your front yard.

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Wire Fox Terrier

A Wire Fox Terrier standing sideways to the camera, on a timber floor indoorsWire Fox Terrier

Origins: Great Britain
Size: Small
Grooming: Average
Training: Time Consuming
Recognition:  FCI: Group 3,  AKC: Terrier,  ANKC: Terrier,  CKC: Terrier,  KC: Terrier,  NZKC: Terrier,  UKC:  Terrier

Wirehaired Pointing Griffon

A Wirehaired Pointing Griffon standing on a brown path in a wood, with green trees behindWirehaired Pointing Griffon

Other Names:  Korthals Griffon

Origins: The Netherlands
Size: Large
Grooming: Average
Training: Easy
Recognition:  FCI: Group 7,  AKC: Sporting,  CKC: Sporting,  KC: Gundog,  UKC: Gundog

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