NPPE Breed Library Info Page

Welcome to the Purina Dog Breed Selector.

Whether you know the breeds you like already, or you need a helping hand, our dog breed selector tool is here to help you to find your perfect four-legged friend.

Already know which breed you want? Find it in our Breed Library

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Finding the right breed for you

At Purina, we believe in that magical bond between people and their pets, and that together we can live richer, happier lives. Our pets are more than just pets, they're our best friends, closest confidants and family members. Owning a dog is hugely rewarding, but it's also a big responsibility. You may be wondering which dog breed you should get, which is why we're here to help you find a breed that suits your unique lifestyle to ensure that you can both share happy adventures together.

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Matching your lifestyle with their needs

All dogs have their own unique personality, but some instincts and behaviours they're born with. If a dog's breed is likely to be an avid noise maker, don't let it put you off! They can learn to be quieter, it'll just require time and kindness on your part to educate them, as being quiet may go against their nature. Our dog breed selector can help match the natural predispositions of a dog to your lifestyle, which will ensure that you both can live a happy and fulfilling life together.

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Less questions, more accuracy

At Purina, we’ve brought together experts in pet nutrition, health and behavior, ensuring we ask the right questions, to help you find the right dog for you.

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Cross-breeds and Mixed breeds

When thinking about which dog breed you should get, don't discount mixed breeds! These unique breeds combine the appearance and personality of different pure breeds, however it's more difficult to figure out which breed will take the lead when it comes to their looks and personality. Mixed breeds, also known as mongrels, cross-breeds or 'purebred mutts', come from a largely non-pedigree background, with an advantage of a wider genetic pool often making them healthier. Pet shelters and rescue organisations are a great source of pure breeds and mixed breeds looking for loving homes, and the shelter's caring staff will help find the right dog for you to match your individual needs.

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More choice and flexibility

We understand that the bond between people and their dogs differs from one household to another, that's why we'll show you which breeds seem most suited to your preferences, as well as those which might not be. Our dog breed selector tool can help steer you in the right direction, leading you closer to your perfect match.

Already know which breed you want? Find it in our Breed Library