Dog Breeds

Dog Breeds

Caring for each and every dog type

Different Types of Dog Breeds

Types of Service Dogs and Their Jobs

Dogs are forever loyal to their people and always willing to help us in times of need. This fierce loyalty and love to please means they make great assistance dogs for those with disabilities, impairments or mental health disorders. Read our guide to find out more about the different types of service dogs and the incredible jobs they do.
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5 Hairless Dog Breeds

You may be more used to seeing dogs with fur, but did you know there’s a wealth of dogs without the fluff too? Hairless dogs are adorable in their own right and offer perfect cuddles thanks to their soft skin and warm bodies. Find out more about hairless dog breeds, here.
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Military and Police Dogs

Military and police dogs are amazing in all sense of the word. These pups with super-powered noses assist in a huge range of duties for law enforcement including everything from drugs detection to general protection work. Learn all you need to know about the types of police dogs and the duties they carry out with Purina.
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9 Black and Tan Dog Breeds

Black and tan dogs are truly stunning and their unique colouring has made them popular as show dogs and companions. At Purina, we think black and tan dog breeds are simply wonderful, that’s why we’ve created this list of our top 9 favourites.
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9 Wire-Haired Dog Breeds

Boasting cute, shaggy appearances that warm the hearts of people all around the globe, wire-haired dogs are nothing short of special. If you’re looking for a bristly companion to bring into your life, take a look at our list of the best wire-haired dog breeds.
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Utility Dog Breeds: Everything You Need to Know

Utility dog breeds are a somewhat miscellaneous category, created to group together dogs that don’t fit into other dog groups. Here is why they don’t belong to a particular group and how to discover the personality traits of a utility dog.
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Terrier Dog Breeds: Everything You Need to Know

Despite their rather small demeanour, terriers will fill up the house with their energy and love of life. There is plenty of fun to be had with a terrier by your side, but before committing to a life together, here is what you should know about these beloved dog breeds.
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Working Dogs: Everything You Need to Know

Working dog breeds are canines on a mission. They love nothing more than a job to do and will work tirelessly to get it done. Here is what you can expect if you decide to bring a working dog home.
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Toy Dogs: Everything You Need to Know

Toy dog breeds are the ultimate companions in the canine world. But there is more to them than their tiny demeanour. If you’re considering adding a toy dog to the family, here is what you need to know.
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Pastoral Dogs: Everything You Need to Know

Pastoral dog breeds come in many shapes and sizes, but they all love nothing more than having a job to do. Here is what you need to know about these hard-working canines, from grooming requirements to the type of exercise they like best.
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Gundogs: Everything You Need to Know

Gundog breeds are some of the most loving dogs you can wish for. They like to keep busy and are extremely friendly with all the family members, cats included. Here is what it’s like having them as companions.
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Medium-sized dog breeds

If you’re not sure what dog is right for you, a few breeds are notoriously popular for being just right for households. Somewhere between the tiny pups and the gentle giants of the canine world sit the most beloved medium-sized dogs. Discover them here.
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Hound Dogs: Everything You Need to Know

Take a deep dive into the hound dog breeds world and discover the behaviour and personality that makes them such beloved family members. From giants to dainty dogs, this group has got them all.
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11 Chinese Dog Breeds

China is a country enveloped in legend and magic, so it’s hardly surprising that Chinese dog breeds encompass all of these characteristics and more. Keep reading to discover which breeds hail from the mythical land, some of which may surprise you!
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8 Big Fluffy Dog Breeds

Big fluffy dog breeds are made for cuddling. There’s nothing more comforting than wrapping your arms around them and burying your fingers in their impressive coats, but these coats present an additional challenge – lots and lots of grooming!
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Low-Maintenance Dog Breeds

Some dog breeds are happy with only moderate amounts of grooming and exercise, but don’t think they’ll show you less affection for it. Discover some of the most charming low-maintenance dogs.
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9 Small Dog Breeds You’ll Fall in Love With

The perfect companion might be a small fluffy joy of a dog that can’t wait for you to come home so you can cuddle together for the rest of the evening. If you’re eager to welcome a small pup into the family, we’ve rounded up some of the most popular small dog breeds.
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7 of the Best Dog Breeds for Families and Kids

Making the decision to grow your household by four paws is extremely exciting for all involved, but if you have children it can be difficult to find a suitable breed. We’ve created this guide to tell you all about the best dog breeds for families to help you to choose which best suits you.
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9 Low Shedding Dog Breeds

If you have a dog in your home, you’re certain to get some dog hair on your furniture. Their tendency to shed can be off-putting for neat freaks and those with allergies, but did you know there are a number of low shedding dog breeds?
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Tiny Dog Breeds That Stay Small

If you love dogs that stay small their whole life, this article is for you. From Chihuahuas to Toy Poodles, here are the top tiny dog breeds you need to know about.
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10 Giant Dog Breeds

Where some may find them overwhelming due to their large size, giant dog breeds actually make perfect family pets. Discover 10 of our favourite big dog breeds.
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The Best Hunting Dog Breeds

Discover some of the most amazing hunting dog breeds and the traits that make them so special in the canine world.
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9 German Dog Breeds

Germany is responsible for producing over 50 of the worlds most popular dog breeds. But do you know what these breeds are beyond the well-loved German Shepherd?
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These Stunning Dogs Look Just Like Wolves

Intelligent, strong but obedient these gorgeous wolf-dog breeds will be happy to become part of the family. Find out more about their personalities and what it takes to be their owner.
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11 English and British Dog Breeds

There's over 30 dog breeds that come from the United Kingdom, including some extremely famous breeds that may surprise you! Find out our top 11 British Dog Breeds including everything from Terriers to Spaniels.
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Calm and Lazy Dog Breeds

If you don't have much time to spend hours each day walking your dog, then a laid-back dog breed could be for you. Keep reading to find out which breeds are more than happy to curl up and snooze on the sofa.
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Top 5 Smartest Dog Breeds

Dogs are super intelligent animals, they can learn a huge amount of human language and can even understand your moods! But did you know that some dog breeds are smarter than others? Keep reading to find out what the top 5 smartest dog breeds are.
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5 Hypoallergenic Dog Breeds

If you or a loved one suffers from dog allergies it can be really frustrating. But did you know that there are hypoallergenic dog breeds that might not provoke your allergies? Keep reading to find out more.
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Keeping Your Spitz Dog Happy

Spitz dogs come in all shapes and sizes, but they can be characterised by a fluffy coat, confident nature and a love of lots of cuddles.
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An Introduction To Dog Types

Just as feeding your dog the right diet is vital to helping them to stay healthy and energetic, giving them the emotional nourishment they need is vital to helping them to stay happy!
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