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Dog Breed Descriptions:A-B, C-H, I-P, R-Y
Cairn Terrier An AKC recognized breed. Miniature-sized. The coat may have any or all of these characteristics: harsh, wavy, Medium length, double-coated, Difficult to groom. Sheds somewhat more than average. 40Very high activity level. Somewhat more intelligent than average. Somewhat harder than average to train. Not very tolerant of strangers. Does quite well with kids 4 and over Very tolerant of hot weather Somewhat more sociable than average. Somewhat more independent than average. Rather vocal. 8/10 on the popularity scale. Mostly happy in small dwellings. Happy to spend time on a warm lap. This breed has a lifespan of about 13 to 14 years.
All statements are generalizations based on expert opinions and studies. Individual dogs may vary.
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Canaan Dog An AKC recognized breed. Medium-sized. The coat may have any or all of these characteristics: harsh, silky, straight, short in length, double-coated, Little or no grooming required. Very unlikely to drool. Sheds somewhat more than average. Very high activity level. Not the most, but one of the more intelligent breeds. Somewhat more trainable than average. Not very tolerant of other pets. Not very tolerant of strangers. Very tolerant of hot weather Not the most, but one of the more social breeds. Somewhat more independent than average. Slightly quieter than average. Canaan Dog Not a good choice for a small space environment. This breed has a slightly shorter than average lifespan of about 11 to 12 years.
All statements are generalizations based on expert opinions and studies. Individual dogs may vary.
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Cane Corso Size: Very large. Enormous. Coat: Bristly. Straight. Coat length: Short. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Very likely to drool. Very heavy shedding. Slightly higher than average activity level. Highly intelligent. Comparatively, easier to train. Tolerates other pets well. Very wary of strangers. Very affectionate. Very dependent. Very vocal. Good as a guard dog. Long estimated lifespan. In America, a very rare breed. Below average choice for apartment living.
All statements are generalizations based on expert opinions and studies. Individual dogs may vary.
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Cardigan Welsh Corgi An AKC recognized breed. Small-sized. The coat may have any or all of these characteristics: harsh, silky, straight, short in length, double-coated, Little or no grooming required. Very unlikely to drool. Sheds somewhat more than average. A slightly lower than average activity level. Not the most, but one of the more intelligent breeds. Quite trainable. Somewhat better than average in its ability to tolerate other pets. Very tolerant of strangers. Does quite well with kids 4 and over Very sociable. Somewhat more independent than average. Rather vocal. An excellent watch dog that will warn you of intruders and visitors alike. Cardigan Welsh Corgi 6/10 on the popularity scale. Mostly happy in small dwellings. This breed has a lifespan of about 13 to 14 years.
All statements are generalizations based on expert opinions and studies. Individual dogs may vary.
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Cavachon A designer mix, not an AKC recognized breed. Many of this breed are miniature-sized. The coat may have any or all of these characteristics: soft, harsh, straight, wavy Medium length Difficult to groom. Sheds very little. Happy to spend time on a warm lap. This breed has a long lifespan of about 17 to 18 years.
All statements are generalizations based on expert opinions and studies. Individual dogs may vary.
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Cavalier King Charles Spaniel An AKC recognized breed. Miniature-sized. The coat may have any or all of these characteristics: soft, harsh, straight, long-length. Little or no grooming required. Very unlikely to drool. Sheds somewhat more than average. Low Activity level. Somewhat less intelligent than average. Somewhat more trainable than average. Very tolerant of strangers. An appropriate breed for elderly people. Very sociable. Note very independent. Slightly quieter than average. 10/10 on the popularity scale. Very comfortable in small homes and apartments. Happy to spend time on a warm lap. A good dog for first-time dog owners. This breed has a slightly shorter than average lifespan of about 11 to 12 years.
All statements are generalizations based on expert opinions and studies. Individual dogs may vary.
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Cesky Terrier An AKC recognized breed. Miniature-sized. The coat may have any or all of these characteristics: harsh, silky, wavy, Medium length Difficult to groom. Very unlikely to drool. Very high activity level. Somewhat more intelligent than average. Responds well to training.
All statements are generalizations based on expert opinions and studies. Individual dogs may vary.
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Chesapeake Bay Retriever An AKC recognized breed. Large-sized. The coat may have any or all of these characteristics: soft, harsh, straight, wavy, medium length, double-coated, Little or no grooming required. Sheds somewhat more than average. Very high activity level. Enjoys swimming. An appropriate breed for bird hunting. Not the most, but one of the more intelligent breeds. Somewhat harder than average to train. Not very tolerant of other pets. Not very tolerant of strangers. An excellent choice for homes with kids 4 years-old and older. Not the most, but one of the more social breeds. Somewhat more independent than average. Slightly quieter than average. An excellent watch dog that will warn you of intruders and visitors alike. 8/10 on the popularity scale. Not a good choice for a small space environment. This breed has a slightly shorter than average lifespan of about 11 to 12 years.
All statements are generalizations based on expert opinions and studies. Individual dogs may vary.
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Chihuahua An AKC recognized breed. 100Pocket soft, harsh, straight, short in length. Little or no grooming required. Very unlikely to drool. Sheds somewhat more than average. Low Activity level. Somewhat harder than average to train. Not very tolerant of other pets. Tolerates strangers reasonably well. An appropriate breed for elderly people. Very tolerant of hot weather Very sociable. Note very independent. Rather vocal. 10/10 on the popularity scale. Very comfortable in small homes and apartments. Happy to spend time on a warm lap. This breed has a long lifespan of about 15 to 16 years.
All statements are generalizations based on expert opinions and studies. Individual dogs may vary.
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Chinese Crested An AKC recognized breed. Tiny-sized. The coat may have any or all of these characteristics: harsh, straight, short in length. Little or no grooming required. Very unlikely to drool. Non-shedding No breeds are genuinely hypoallergenic, but this breed is considered to be more easily tolerated by allergy sufferers. A slightly lower than average activity level. A breed known to have minimal doggy odor. Lower on the intelligence scale. A breed that is more tolerant of other pets. Somewhat better than average in its ability to tolerate strangers. Not the most, but one of the more social breeds. Note very independent. Slightly quieter than average. 6/10 on the popularity scale. Mostly happy in small dwellings. Happy to spend time on a warm lap. A good dog for first-time dog owners. This breed has a lifespan of about 13 to 14 years.
All statements are generalizations based on expert opinions and studies. Individual dogs may vary.
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Chinese Shar-Pei An AKC recognized breed. Medium-sized. The coat may have any or all of these characteristics: soft, harsh, straight, short in length. Little or no grooming required. Very unlikely to drool. Sheds somewhat more than average. Very high activity level. Somewhat less intelligent than average. Somewhat harder than average to train. Slightly less social than average. Quite independent. A dog known to be quiet. 8/10 on the popularity scale. Not a good choice for a small space environment. This breed has a short lifespan of about 9 to 10 years.
All statements are generalizations based on expert opinions and studies. Individual dogs may vary.
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Chinook An AKC recognized breed. Many are medium-sized Large-sized. The coat may have any or all of these characteristics: harsh, straight, Medium length, double-coated, Little or no grooming required. Very unlikely to drool. Low Activity level. Enjoys running. A somewhat better than average choice for homes with children. A dog known to be quiet. 2/10 on the popularity scale. This breed has a lifespan of about 13 to 14 years.
All statements are generalizations based on expert opinions and studies. Individual dogs may vary.
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Chiweenie A designer mix, not an AKC recognized breed. Probably will be tiny Coats are variable and can be harsh, silky, straight, wavy, curly, wiry, short, medium and/or long. Easier than average to groom. A dog breed that testing and study has shown to be highly intelligent. An appropriate breed for elderly people. Very sociable. This breed has a long lifespan of about 17 to 18 years.
All statements are generalizations based on expert opinions and studies. Individual dogs may vary.
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Chorkie A designer mix, not an AKC recognized breed. Probably will be Tiny soft, harsh, straight, Medium length Long-length Very high activity level. A dog breed that testing and study has shown to be highly intelligent. Responds well to training. Does quite well with kids 4 and over An appropriate breed for elderly people. An excellent watch dog that will warn you of intruders and visitors alike. This breed has a slightly shorter than average lifespan of about 11 to 12 years.
All statements are generalizations based on expert opinions and studies. Individual dogs may vary.
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Chow Chow An AKC recognized breed. Medium-sized. The coat may have any or all of these characteristics: harsh, silky, straight, Medium length, double-coated, Little or no grooming required. Sheds somewhat more than average. A slightly lower than average activity level. A breed known to have minimal doggy odor. Very tolerant of cold weather Slightly less social than average. An independent breed that handles being alone well. A dog known to be quiet. An excellent watch dog that will warn you of intruders and visitors alike. A dog with a protective nature suitable as a guard dog. 6/10 on the popularity scale. This breed has a short lifespan of about 9 to 10 years.
All statements are generalizations based on expert opinions and studies. Individual dogs may vary.
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Cirneco dell Etna An AKC recognized breed. Many of this breed are miniature-sized. The coat may have any or all of these characteristics: harsh, silky, straight, short in length. Relatively easy to groom. Sheds somewhat less than average. A breed developed to accompany animal hunters. This breed has a lifespan of about 13 to 14 years.
All statements are generalizations based on expert opinions and studies. Individual dogs may vary.
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Clumber Spaniel An AKC recognized breed. Large-sized. The coat may have any or all of these characteristics: harsh, silky, straight, double-coated, long-length. Little or no grooming required. Sheds somewhat more than average. Low Activity level. Enjoys swimming. An appropriate breed for bird hunting. Somewhat more intelligent than average. Somewhat harder than average to train. Somewhat less than average tendency to tolerate other pets. Not very tolerant of strangers. Does well with kids 3 and under. An excellent choice for homes with kids 4 years-old and older. Not the most, but one of the more social breeds. Somewhat more independent than average. Slightly quieter than average. Clumber Spaniel 2/10 on the popularity scale. This breed has a slightly shorter than average lifespan of about 11 to 12 years.
All statements are generalizations based on expert opinions and studies. Individual dogs may vary.
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Cockapoo A designer mix, not an AKC recognized breed. Many of this breed are miniature-sized. The coat may have any or all of these characteristics: harsh, silky, straight, wavy Long-length Difficult to groom. Non-shedding A dog breed that testing and study has shown to be highly intelligent. Quite trainable. An appropriate breed for elderly people. Very sociable. 10/10 on the popularity scale. Happy to spend time on a warm lap. A good dog for first-time dog owners. This breed has a lifespan of about 13 to 14 years.
All statements are generalizations based on expert opinions and studies. Individual dogs may vary.
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Cocker Spaniel An AKC recognized breed. Miniature-sized. Small-sized. The coat may have any or all of these characteristics: soft, harsh, straight, wavy, double-coated, long-length. Little or no grooming required. Sheds somewhat more than average. A slightly lower than average activity level. Enjoys swimming. An appropriate breed for bird hunting. Not the most, but one of the more intelligent breeds. Somewhat harder than average to train. Not very tolerant of other pets. Very tolerant of strangers. An excellent choice for homes with kids 4 years-old and older. An appropriate breed for elderly people. Not the most, but one of the more social breeds. Somewhat more independent than average. Somewhat more vocal than average. 10/10 on the popularity scale. Mostly happy in small dwellings. Happy to spend time on a warm lap. A good dog for first-time dog owners. This breed has a lifespan of about 13 to 14 years.
All statements are generalizations based on expert opinions and studies. Individual dogs may vary.
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Collie Size: Large. Coat: Soft. Straight. Long/Double coated. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Unlikely to drool. Moderate shedding. Very high activity level. Very high intelligence. 1 Somewhat wary of other pets. Tolerates strangers very well. Good with kids four and up. Very affectionate. Quite dependent. Fairly quiet. Good watchdog potential. Long estimated lifespan. A popular breed in the US, according to AKC records. Not well suited for apartment living.
All statements are generalizations based on expert opinions and studies. Individual dogs may vary.
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Coton de Tulear An AKC recognized breed. Many of this breed are miniature-sized. The coat may have any or all of these characteristics: soft, straight, Some coats will be wavy, medium to long-length. Difficult to groom. Very unlikely to drool. Non-shedding No breeds are genuinely hypoallergenic, but this breed is considered to be more easily tolerated by allergy sufferers. A dog breed that testing and study has shown to be highly intelligent. A somewhat better than average choice for homes with children. Very sociable. 10/10 on the popularity scale. Very comfortable in small homes and apartments. A good dog for first-time dog owners. This breed has a long lifespan of about 15 to 16 years.
All statements are generalizations based on expert opinions and studies. Individual dogs may vary.
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Curly-Coated Retriever An AKC recognized breed. Large-sized. Very Large-sized, silky, curly, Medium length Little or no grooming required. Sheds somewhat more than average. Very high activity level. Enjoys swimming. An appropriate breed for bird hunting. Somewhat more intelligent than average. Somewhat more trainable than average. Somewhat better than average in its ability to tolerate other pets. Very tolerant of strangers. An excellent choice for homes with kids 4 years-old and older. Very sociable. Somewhat more independent than average. Slightly quieter than average. An excellent watch dog that will warn you of intruders and visitors alike. Not a good choice for a small space environment. This breed has a short lifespan of about 9 to 10 years.
All statements are generalizations based on expert opinions and studies. Individual dogs may vary.
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Dachshund An AKC recognized breed. Miniature-sized. Small-sized, straight, short in length, double-coated, long-length. Little or no grooming required. Very unlikely to drool. Sheds somewhat more than average. A slightly lower than average activity level. A breed developed to accompany animal hunters. Somewhat less intelligent than average. Somewhat harder than average to train. Somewhat better than average in its ability to tolerate other pets. Not very tolerant of strangers. Does very well with kids three and under. An excellent choice for homes with kids 4 years-old and older. An appropriate breed for elderly people. Not the most, but one of the more social breeds. Somewhat more independent than average. Rather vocal. An excellent watch dog that will warn you of intruders and visitors alike. 10/10 on the popularity scale. Mostly happy in small dwellings. Happy to spend time on a warm lap. This breed has a lifespan of about 13 to 14 years.
All statements are generalizations based on expert opinions and studies. Individual dogs may vary.
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Dachshund, Mini An AKC recognized breed. Miniature-sized. The coat may have any or all of these characteristics: soft, short in length, double-coated, long-length. Little or no grooming required. Very unlikely to drool. Sheds somewhat more than average. A slightly lower than average activity level. Somewhat less intelligent than average. Somewhat harder than average to train. Somewhat better than average in its ability to tolerate other pets. Somewhat better than average in its ability to tolerate strangers. Does well with kids 3 and under. An excellent choice for homes with kids 4 years-old and older. An appropriate breed for elderly people. Not the most, but one of the more social breeds. Somewhat more independent than average. Rather vocal. An excellent watch dog that will warn you of intruders and visitors alike. 10/10 on the popularity scale. Mostly happy in small dwellings. Happy to spend time on a warm lap. This breed has a slightly shorter than average lifespan of about 11 to 12 years.
All statements are generalizations based on expert opinions and studies. Individual dogs may vary.
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Dachshund, Toy AKC recognized breed. Tiny-sized. The coat may have any or all of these characteristics: soft, short in length, double-coated, long-length. Little or no grooming required. Very unlikely to drool. Sheds somewhat more than average. A slightly lower than average activity level. Somewhat less intelligent than average. Somewhat harder than average to train. Somewhat better than average in its ability to tolerate other pets. Somewhat better than average in its ability to tolerate strangers. An excellent choice for homes with kids 4 years-old and older. An appropriate breed for elderly people. Not the most, but one of the more social breeds. Somewhat more independent than average. Rather vocal. An excellent watch dog that will warn you of intruders and visitors alike. 10/10 on the popularity scale. Mostly happy in small dwellings. Happy to spend time on a warm lap. This breed has a slightly shorter than average lifespan of about 11 to 12 years.
All statements are generalizations based on expert opinions and studies. Individual dogs may vary.
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Dalmatian An AKC recognized breed. Large-sized. The coat may have any or all of these characteristics: soft, straight, short in length. Little or no grooming required. Sheds somewhat more than average. Very high activity level. An excellent running partner. A breed known to have minimal doggy odor. Somewhat more intelligent than average. Somewhat more trainable than average. Somewhat better than average in its ability to tolerate other pets. Not very tolerant of strangers. Not the most, but one of the more social breeds. Somewhat more independent than average. Somewhat more vocal than average. 8/10 on the popularity scale. Not a good choice for a small space environment. This breed has a lifespan of about 13 to 14 years.
All statements are generalizations based on expert opinions and studies. Individual dogs may vary.
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Dandie Dinmont Terrier An AKC recognized breed. Miniature-sized. The coat may have any or all of these characteristics: soft, straight, double-coated, long-length. Little or no grooming required. Sheds somewhat more than average. Low Activity level. Lower on the intelligence scale. Somewhat more trainable than average. Not very tolerant of other pets. Somewhat better than average in its ability to tolerate strangers. Very sociable. Somewhat more independent than average. Somewhat more vocal than average. Very comfortable in small homes and apartments. Happy to spend time on a warm lap. This breed has a slightly shorter than average lifespan of about 11 to 12 years.
All statements are generalizations based on expert opinions and studies. Individual dogs may vary.
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Doberman Pinscher An AKC recognized breed. Large-sized, silky, straight, short in length. Little or no grooming required. Sheds somewhat more than average. Very high activity level. An excellent running partner. A dog breed that testing and study has shown to be highly intelligent. Not very tolerant of strangers. Very tolerant of hot weather Very sociable. Less independent than average. Rather vocal. An excellent watch dog that will warn you of intruders and visitors alike. 10/10 on the popularity scale. Less average possibility of being appropriate in a small space. This breed has a slightly shorter than average lifespan of about 11 to 12 years.
All statements are generalizations based on expert opinions and studies. Individual dogs may vary.
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Dogo Argentino Currently in the AKC’s interim stage of recognition. Very large-sized. The coat may have any or all of these characteristics: straight, short in length. Little or no grooming required. A mostly high activity level. A breed developed to accompany animal hunters. Somewhat more intelligent than average. Somewhat harder than average to train. An excellent watch dog that will warn you of intruders and visitors alike. A dog with a protective nature suitable as a guard dog. This breed has a slightly shorter than average lifespan of about 11 to 12 years.
All statements are generalizations based on expert opinions and studies. Individual dogs may vary.
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Dogue de Bordeaux An AKC recognized breed. Large-sized. The coat may have any or all of these characteristics: soft, short in length, double-coated, Little or no grooming required. Quite likely to drool. Sheds somewhat more than average. Very high activity level. Somewhat more intelligent than average. Somewhat more sociable than average. Somewhat more independent than average. One of the more quiet breeds. A dog with a protective nature suitable as a guard dog. 6/10 on the popularity scale. Not a good choice for a small space environment. This breed has a lifespan of about 13 to 14 years.
All statements are generalizations based on expert opinions and studies. Individual dogs may vary.
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English Cocker Spaniel An AKC recognized breed. Small-sized, silky, straight, double-coated, long-length. Little or no grooming required. Sheds somewhat more than average. A slightly lower than average activity level. Enjoys swimming. An appropriate breed for bird hunting. Not the most, but one of the more intelligent breeds. Somewhat harder than average to train. Somewhat better than average in its ability to tolerate other pets. Very tolerant of strangers. Does well with kids of all ages. Very sociable. Somewhat more independent than average. Slightly quieter than average. 8/10 on the popularity scale. Slightly better than average in adapting to apartment living. This breed has a lifespan of about 13 to 14 years.
All statements are generalizations based on expert opinions and studies. Individual dogs may vary.
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English Foxhound An AKC recognized breed. Large-sized. The coat may have any or all of these characteristics: soft, straight, short in length. Little or no grooming required. Sheds somewhat more than average. Very high activity level. A breed developed to accompany animal hunters. Somewhat less intelligent than average. Somewhat harder than average to train. A breed that is more tolerant of other pets. Tolerates strangers reasonably well. Does quite well with kids 4 and over Not the most, but one of the more social breeds. Quite independent. Slightly quieter than average. Not a good choice for a small space environment. This breed has a slightly shorter than average lifespan of about 11 to 12 years.
All statements are generalizations based on expert opinions and studies. Individual dogs may vary.
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English Setter An AKC recognized breed. Medium-sized, -Large-sized, silky, straight, long-length. Little or no grooming required. Sheds somewhat more than average. Very high activity level. Enjoys swimming. An appropriate breed for bird hunting. An excellent running partner. Somewhat more intelligent than average. Somewhat harder than average to train. A breed that is more tolerant of other pets. Somewhat better than average in its ability to tolerate strangers. An excellent choice for homes with kids 4 years-old and older. Very sociable. Somewhat more independent than average. Slightly quieter than average. 6/10 on the popularity scale. Not a good choice for a small space environment. This breed has a slightly shorter than average lifespan of about 11 to 12 years.
All statements are generalizations based on expert opinions and studies. Individual dogs may vary.
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English Springer Spaniel An AKC recognized breed. Medium-sized, silky, straight, Medium length, double-coated, Little or no grooming required. Sheds somewhat more than average. Very high activity level. Enjoys swimming. An appropriate breed for bird hunting. A dog breed that testing and study has shown to be highly intelligent. Somewhat more trainable than average. Somewhat better than average in its ability to tolerate other pets. Not very tolerant of strangers. Very sociable. Less independent than average. Somewhat more vocal than average. 10/10 on the popularity scale. Not a good choice for a small space environment. A good dog for first-time dog owners. This breed has a slightly shorter than average lifespan of about 11 to 12 years.
All statements are generalizations based on expert opinions and studies. Individual dogs may vary.
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English Toy Spaniel An AKC recognized breed. Tiny-sized, silky, straight, wavy Long-length Little or no grooming required. Very unlikely to drool. Sheds somewhat more than average. Low Activity level. Somewhat less intelligent than average. Somewhat harder than average to train. A breed that is more tolerant of other pets. Very tolerant of strangers. Very sociable. Note very independent. Somewhat more vocal than average. 2/10 on the popularity scale. Very comfortable in small homes and apartments. Happy to spend time on a warm lap. This breed has a short lifespan of about 9 to 10 years.
All statements are generalizations based on expert opinions and studies. Individual dogs may vary.
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Entlebucher Mountain Dog An AKC recognized breed. Medium-sized, -Large-sized, Short, double-coated, Little or no grooming required. Sheds somewhat more than average. A slightly higher than average activity level. Not the most, but one of the more intelligent breeds. Somewhat harder than average to train. Somewhat better than average in its ability to tolerate other pets. Tolerates strangers reasonably well. An excellent choice for homes with kids 4 years-old and older. Not the most, but one of the more social breeds. Somewhat more independent than average. Somewhat more vocal than average. 2/10 on the popularity scale. Less average possibility of being appropriate in a small space. This breed has a slightly shorter than average lifespan of about 11 to 12 years.
All statements are generalizations based on expert opinions and studies. Individual dogs may vary.
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Field Spaniel An AKC recognized breed. Medium-sized. The coat may have any or all of these characteristics: soft, straight, short in length. Little or no grooming required. Sheds somewhat more than average. Very high activity level. Enjoys swimming. An appropriate breed for bird hunting. Somewhat more intelligent than average. Quite trainable. Somewhat better than average in its ability to tolerate other pets. Not very tolerant of strangers. Does very well with kids three and under. An excellent choice for homes with kids 4 years-old and older. Very sociable. Somewhat more independent than average. Somewhat more vocal than average. An excellent watch dog that will warn you of intruders and visitors alike. 2/10 on the popularity scale. Not a good choice for a small space environment. This breed has a lifespan of about 13 to 14 years.
All statements are generalizations based on expert opinions and studies. Individual dogs may vary.
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Finnish Lapphund An AKC recognized breed. Most dogs will be of medium or large in size. The coat can is usually, straight, medium in length and double-coated. Little or no grooming required. Very unlikely to drool. Enjoys running. A dog breed that testing and study has shown to be highly intelligent. Responds well to training. Does very well with kids three and under. An excellent choice for homes with kids 4 years-old and older. Very tolerant of cold weather An excellent watch dog that will warn you of intruders and visitors alike. This breed has a lifespan of about 13 to 14 years.
All statements are generalizations based on expert opinions and studies. Individual dogs may vary.
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Finnish Spitz An AKC recognized breed. Small-sized. The coat may have any or all of these characteristics: soft, straight, Medium length, double-coated, Little or no grooming required. Very unlikely to drool. Sheds somewhat more than average. Very high activity level. Somewhat more intelligent than average. Somewhat harder than average to train. Not very tolerant of strangers. Does quite well with kids 4 and over Very tolerant of cold weather Very sociable. Less independent than average. Rather vocal. Not a good choice for a small space environment. This breed has a lifespan of about 13 to 14 years.
All statements are generalizations based on expert opinions and studies. Individual dogs may vary.
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Flat-Coated Retriever An AKC recognized breed. Large-sized, straight, Medium length Little or no grooming required. Sheds somewhat more than average. Very high activity level. Enjoys swimming. An appropriate breed for bird hunting. Not the most, but one of the more intelligent breeds. Somewhat harder than average to train. Somewhat better than average in its ability to tolerate other pets. Very tolerant of strangers. An excellent choice for homes with kids 4 years-old and older. Very sociable. Somewhat more independent than average. Somewhat more vocal than average. 6/10 on the popularity scale. Not a good choice for a small space environment. This breed has a slightly shorter than average lifespan of about 11 to 12 years.
All statements are generalizations based on expert opinions and studies. Individual dogs may vary.
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French Bulldog An AKC recognized breed. Miniature-sized. Small-sized. The coat may have any or all of these characteristics: soft, straight, short in length. Little or no grooming required. Sheds somewhat more than average. Low Activity level. Somewhat less intelligent than average. Somewhat harder than average to train. A friendly breed and very tolerant of other pets. Somewhat better than average in its ability to tolerate strangers. Does quite well with kids 4 and over Very sociable. Note very independent. One of the more quiet breeds. An excellent watch dog that will warn you of intruders and visitors alike. 10/10 on the popularity scale. Very comfortable in small homes and apartments. A good dog for first-time dog owners. This breed has a short lifespan of about 9 to 10 years.
All statements are generalizations based on expert opinions and studies. Individual dogs may vary.
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German Pinscher An AKC recognized breed. Small-sized. Medium-sized, silky, straight, short in length. Little or no grooming required. Very unlikely to drool. Sheds somewhat more than average. Very high activity level. Lower on the intelligence scale. Somewhat more trainable than average. A friendly breed and very tolerant of other pets. Very tolerant of strangers. Not the most, but one of the more social breeds. Somewhat more independent than average. Slightly quieter than average. 2/10 on the popularity scale. Not a good choice for a small space environment. This breed has a lifespan of about 13 to 14 years.
All statements are generalizations based on expert opinions and studies. Individual dogs may vary.
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German Shepherd Dog An AKC recognized breed. Large-sized, Straight, wavy Medium length, double-coated, Little or no grooming required. Very high activity level. Enjoys swimming. An excellent running partner. A dog breed that testing and study has shown to be highly intelligent. Responds well to training. Not very tolerant of strangers. Very sociable. Somewhat more independent than average. Rather vocal. An excellent watch dog that will warn you of intruders and visitors alike. 10/10 on the popularity scale. Not a good choice for a small space environment. This breed has a slightly shorter than average lifespan of about 11 to 12 years.
All statements are generalizations based on expert opinions and studies. Individual dogs may vary.
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German Shorthaired Pointer An AKC recognized breed. Medium-sized, -Large-sized, straight, short in length. Little or no grooming required. Sheds somewhat more than average. Very high activity level. Enjoys swimming. An appropriate breed for bird hunting. An excellent running partner. Not the most, but one of the more intelligent breeds. Somewhat harder than average to train. Somewhat less than average tendency to tolerate other pets. Somewhat better than average in its ability to tolerate strangers. Does quite well with kids 4 and over Very sociable. Somewhat more independent than average. Slightly quieter than average. 10/10 on the popularity scale. Not a good choice for a small space environment. This breed has a lifespan of about 13 to 14 years.
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German Wirehaired Pointer An AKC recognized breed. Large-sized, wavy, Medium length Little or no grooming required. Non-shedding Very high activity level. Enjoys swimming. An appropriate breed for bird hunting. An excellent running partner. Somewhat less intelligent than average. Somewhat harder than average to train. Somewhat better than average in its ability to tolerate other pets. Not very tolerant of strangers. Does quite well with kids 4 and over Very sociable. Somewhat more independent than average. Slightly quieter than average. An excellent watch dog that will warn you of intruders and visitors alike. 6/10 on the popularity scale. Not a good choice for a small space environment. This breed has a lifespan of about 13 to 14 years.
All statements are generalizations based on expert opinions and studies. Individual dogs may vary.
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Giant Schnauzer An AKC recognized breed. Large-sized, silky, wavy, Medium length, double-coated, Little or no grooming required. Non-shedding Very high activity level. Not the most, but one of the more intelligent breeds. Somewhat more trainable than average. Not very tolerant of strangers. An excellent choice for homes with kids 4 years-old and older. Not the most, but one of the more social breeds. Somewhat more independent than average. Somewhat more vocal than average. An excellent watch dog that will warn you of intruders and visitors alike. 6/10 on the popularity scale. Not a good choice for a small space environment. This breed has a slightly shorter than average lifespan of about 11 to 12 years.
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Glen of Imaal Terrier An AKC recognized breed. Small-sized, Medium length Little or no grooming required. Non-shedding Low Activity level. Not the most, but one of the more intelligent breeds. Somewhat harder than average to train. Somewhat better than average in its ability to tolerate other pets. Very tolerant of strangers. Not the most, but one of the more social breeds. Somewhat more independent than average. Somewhat more vocal than average. This breed has a slightly shorter than average lifespan of about 11 to 12 years.
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Golden Retriever An AKC recognized breed. Large-sized. The coat may have any or all of these characteristics: soft, silky, straight, Medium length, double-coated, Little or no grooming required. Sheds somewhat more than average. Very high activity level. Enjoys swimming. An appropriate breed for bird hunting. An excellent running partner. A dog breed that testing and study has shown to be highly intelligent. A rather difficult dog to train. A friendly breed and very tolerant of other pets. Very tolerant of strangers. An excellent choice for homes with kids 4 years-old and older. Very sociable. Somewhat more independent than average. Somewhat more vocal than average. 10/10 on the popularity scale. Not a good choice for a small space environment. A good dog for first-time dog owners. This breed has a slightly shorter than average lifespan of about 11 to 12 years.
All statements are generalizations based on expert opinions and studies. Individual dogs may vary.
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Goldendoodle A designer mix, not an AKC recognized breed. Many of this breed are miniature-sized. Many of this breed are small to medium-sized. There fair chance of this dog being large. The coat may have any or all of these characteristics: soft, straight, wavy curly, medium length. Sheds somewhat more than average. Generally tolerable by allergy suffers. An excellent running partner. A dog breed that testing and study has shown to be highly intelligent. Somewhat more trainable than average. Very tolerant of cold weather This breed has a slightly shorter than average lifespan of about 11 to 12 years.
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Gordon Setter An AKC recognized breed. Medium-sized, -Large-sized. The coat may have any or all of these characteristics: soft, straight, long-length. Little or no grooming required. Sheds somewhat more than average. Very high activity level. Enjoys swimming. An appropriate breed for bird hunting. Somewhat more intelligent than average. Somewhat harder than average to train. Not very tolerant of other pets. Not very tolerant of strangers. Does quite well with kids 4 and over Very sociable. Somewhat more independent than average. Slightly quieter than average. 4/10 on the popularity scale. Not a good choice for a small space environment. This breed has a slightly shorter than average lifespan of about 11 to 12 years.
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Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen Currently in the AKC’s interim stage of recognition. Many of this breed are small-sized. The coat may have any or all of these characteristics: wavy, double-coated, long-length. An excellent watch dog that will warn you of intruders and visitors alike. Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen - INTERIM This breed has a slightly shorter than average lifespan of about 11 to 12 years.
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Great Dane An AKC recognized breed. Enormous soft, straight, short in length. Little or no grooming required. Sheds somewhat more than average. Very high activity level. Somewhat less intelligent than average. Somewhat harder than average to train. Not very tolerant of strangers. Does quite well with kids 4 and over Very sociable. Somewhat more independent than average. One of the more quiet breeds. An excellent watch dog that will warn you of intruders and visitors alike. 10/10 on the popularity scale. This breed has a very short lifespan of about 7 to 8 years.
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Great Pyrenees An AKC recognized breed. Very Large-sized. The coat may have any or all of these characteristics: soft, straight, Medium length, double-coated, Little or no grooming required. Very high activity level. Enjoys swimming. Somewhat more trainable than average. Not very tolerant of strangers. Does quite well with kids 4 and over Very tolerant of cold weather Very sociable. Somewhat more independent than average. Somewhat more vocal than average. An excellent watch dog that will warn you of intruders and visitors alike. 6/10 on the popularity scale. Not a good choice for a small space environment. This breed has a slightly shorter than average lifespan of about 11 to 12 years.
All statements are generalizations based on expert opinions and studies. Individual dogs may vary.
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Greater Swiss Mountain Dog An AKC recognized breed. Enormous soft, straight, short in length. Little or no grooming required. Sheds somewhat more than average. A slightly lower than average activity level. Somewhat less intelligent than average. Somewhat more trainable than average. Not very tolerant of strangers. Does quite well with kids 4 and over Not the most, but one of the more social breeds. Somewhat more independent than average. Slightly quieter than average. A dog with a protective nature suitable as a guard dog. 6/10 on the popularity scale. Slightly better than average in adapting to apartment living. This breed has a short lifespan of about 9 to 10 years.
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Greyhound An AKC recognized breed. Large-sized, silky, straight, short in length. Little or no grooming required. Very unlikely to drool. Sheds somewhat more than average. A slightly lower than average activity level. A breed developed to accompany animal hunters. An excellent running partner. A breed known to have minimal doggy odor. Somewhat less intelligent than average. Somewhat more trainable than average. Not very tolerant of other pets. Not very tolerant of strangers. An appropriate breed for elderly people. Very tolerant of hot weather Very sociable. Less independent than average. One of the more quiet breeds. 2/10 on the popularity scale. Slightly better than average in adapting to apartment living. A good dog for first-time dog owners. This breed has a slightly shorter than average lifespan of about 11 to 12 years.
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Harrier Medium-sized. The coat may have any or all of these characteristics: soft, straight, short in length. Little or no grooming required. Sheds somewhat more than average. Very high activity level. A breed developed to accompany animal hunters. Somewhat less intelligent than average. Somewhat more trainable than average. A friendly breed and very tolerant of other pets. Very tolerant of strangers. An excellent choice for homes with kids 4 years-old and older. Not the most, but one of the more social breeds. Quite independent. Rather vocal. Not a good choice for a small space environment. This breed has a lifespan of about 13 to 14 years.
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Havanese An AKC recognized breed. Tiny-sized, straight, curly, double-coated, long-length. Little or no grooming required. Very unlikely to drool. Non-shedding A slightly lower than average activity level. Somewhat less intelligent than average. Somewhat more trainable than average. Somewhat better than average in its ability to tolerate other pets. Very tolerant of strangers. Does well with kids of all ages. Very sociable. Note very independent. Somewhat more vocal than average. 10/10 on the popularity scale. Mostly happy in small dwellings. Happy to spend time on a warm lap. A good dog for first-time dog owners. This breed has a lifespan of about 13 to 14 years.
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