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Dog Breed Descriptions:A-B, C-H, I-P, R-Y
Rat Terrier An AKC recognized breed. A few are tiny. Many of this breed are miniature-sized. The coat may have any or all of these characteristics: silky, straight, short in length. Very unlikely to drool. An excellent watch dog that will warn you of intruders and visitors alike. Very comfortable in small homes and apartments. Happy to spend time on a warm lap. A very long lifespan, averaging about 19 years.
All statements are generalizations based on expert opinions and studies. Individual dogs may vary.
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Redbone Coonhound An AKC recognized breed. Large-sized, Short Medium length Little or no grooming required. Sheds somewhat more than average. Very high activity level. A breed developed to accompany animal hunters. Somewhat more intelligent than average. Somewhat more trainable than average. A breed that is more tolerant of other pets. Very tolerant of strangers. Does quite well with kids 4 and over Not the most, but one of the more social breeds. Less independent than average. Rather vocal. 2/10 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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Rhodesian Ridgeback An AKC recognized breed. Large-sized, straight, short in length. Little or no grooming required. Sheds somewhat more than average. A slightly lower than average activity level. A breed developed to accompany animal hunters. An excellent running partner. Somewhat less intelligent than average. Somewhat better than average in its ability to tolerate other pets. Not very tolerant of strangers. 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 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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Rottweiler An AKC recognized breed. Very Large-sized, Enormous straight, short in length. Little or no grooming required. Sheds somewhat more than average. Very high activity level. Enjoys swimming. A dog breed that testing and study has shown to be highly intelligent. Not very tolerant of other pets. Does quite well with kids 4 and over 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. A dog with a protective nature suitable as a guard dog. 10/10 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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Rough Collie An AKC recognized breed. Large-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. Very high activity level. A breed known to have minimal doggy odor. A dog breed that testing and study has shown to be highly intelligent. A rather difficult dog to train. Somewhat less than average tendency to tolerate other pets. Very tolerant of strangers. Does quite well with kids 4 and over Very sociable. Less 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. 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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Saint Bernard An AKC recognized breed. Enormous silky, straight, short in length, double-coated, Little or no grooming required. Quite likely to drool. Sheds somewhat more than average. Low Activity level. Somewhat more trainable than average. Somewhat better than average in its ability to tolerate other pets. Very tolerant of strangers. Very tolerant of cold weather 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. 8/10 on the popularity scale. Mostly happy in small dwellings. This breed has a very short lifespan of about 7 to 8 years.
All statements are generalizations based on expert opinions and studies. Individual dogs may vary.
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Saluki An AKC recognized breed. Medium-sized, -Large-sized. The coat may have any or all of these characteristics: soft, straight, Medium length Little or no grooming required. Very unlikely to drool. Sheds somewhat more than average. Very high activity level. A breed developed to accompany animal hunters. Somewhat more intelligent than average. Somewhat harder than average to train. Not very tolerant of other pets. Somewhat better than average in its ability to tolerate strangers. Very sociable. Less independent than average. One of the more quiet breeds. 4/10 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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Samoyed An AKC recognized breed. Medium-sized, -Large-sized, straight, Medium length, double-coated, Difficult to groom. Sheds somewhat more than average. A slightly lower than average activity level. A breed known to have minimal doggy odor. Somewhat more 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 tolerant of cold weather Very sociable. Less 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. Slightly better than average in adapting to apartment living. 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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Schipperke An AKC recognized breed. Tiny-sized, Miniature-sized. straight, short in length. Little or no grooming required. Very unlikely to drool. 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 harder than average to train. Somewhat better than average in its ability to tolerate other pets. Not very tolerant of strangers. Does well with kids of all ages. 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. 4/10 on the popularity scale. Not a good choice for a small space environment. 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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Schnoodle A designer mix, not an AKC recognized breed. It is a cross between a Schnauzer and a Poodle. Sizes range from miniature to large. soft, wavy, medium length. Harder than average to groom. Sheds somewhat less than average. Somewhat tolerable for allergy suffers. Very high activity level. A dog breed that testing and study has shown to be highly intelligent. Somewhat more trainable than average. A friendly breed and very tolerant of other pets. Very tolerant of strangers. Does well with kids of all ages. An appropriate breed for elderly people. An excellent watch dog that will warn you of intruders and visitors alike. Very comfortable in small homes and apartments. 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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Scottish Deerhound An AKC recognized breed. Large-sized. Very Large-sized, Enormous wavy, double-coated, 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. Not very tolerant of strangers. Does quite well with kids 4 and over Very sociable. Somewhat more independent than average. Somewhat more vocal than average. This breed has a very short lifespan of about 7 to 8 years.
All statements are generalizations based on expert opinions and studies. Individual dogs may vary.
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Scottish Terrier An AKC recognized breed. Miniature-sized. silky, wavy, wiry, Medium length, double-coated, Little or no grooming required. Sheds somewhat more than average. A slightly lower than average activity level. Lower on the intelligence scale. 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. Somewhat more sociable than average. Somewhat more independent than average. Somewhat more vocal than average. 2/10 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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Sealyham Terrier An AKC recognized breed. Miniature-sized. The coat may have any or all of these characteristics: silky, wavy, wiry, medium length, double-coated. Little or no grooming required. Sheds. An Mostly happy in small dwellings. This breed has a lifespan of about 13 to 14 years. An excellent choice for homes with kids 4 years-old and older. Somewhat more sociable than average. Somewhat more independent than average. Somewhat more vocal than average. 2/10 on the popularity scale. somewhat more than average. A slightly lower than average activity level. Lower on the intelligence scale. 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.
All statements are generalizations based on expert opinions and studies. Individual dogs may vary.
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Shetland Sheepdog 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. Very high activity level. A dog breed that testing and study has shown to be highly intelligent. Responds well to training. 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. Less independent than average. Rather vocal. 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 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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Shiba Inu An AKC recognized breed. Miniature-sized. Small-sized. The coat may have any or all of these characteristics: soft, straight, short in length. Medium length, double-coated, Little or no grooming required. Very unlikely to drool. Sheds somewhat more than average. A slightly lower than average activity level. Lower on the intelligence scale. Somewhat harder than average to train. Not very tolerant of strangers. Slightly less social than average. An independent breed that handles being alone well. One of the more quiet breeds. An excellent watch dog that will warn you of intruders and visitors alike. 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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Shih Tzu An AKC recognized breed. Tiny-sized, Miniature-sized. The coat may have any or all of these characteristics: soft, straight, double-coated, long-length. Difficult to groom. Very unlikely to drool. Sheds somewhat more than average. A slightly lower than average activity level. Somewhat harder than average to train. Somewhat better than average in its ability to tolerate other pets. Not very tolerant of strangers. An appropriate breed for elderly people. Very sociable. Somewhat more independent than average. Slightly quieter 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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Siberian Husky An AKC recognized breed. Medium-sized, silky, straight, Medium length, double-coated, Difficult to groom. Very unlikely to drool. Sheds somewhat more than average. A slightly lower than average activity level. An excellent running partner. A breed known to have minimal doggy odor. Somewhat less intelligent than average. Somewhat more trainable than average. Very tolerant of strangers. An excellent choice for homes with kids 4 years-old and older. Very tolerant of cold weather Very sociable. Less independent than average. Rather vocal. 10/10 on the popularity scale. Slightly better than average in adapting to apartment living. 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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Silky Terrier An AKC recognized breed. Tiny-sized. The coat may have any or all of these characteristics: straight, long-length. Little or no grooming required. Non-shedding Low Activity level. Somewhat more intelligent than average. Somewhat harder than average to train. Somewhat better than average in its ability to tolerate strangers. 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. 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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Skye Terrier An AKC recognized breed. Miniature-sized. The coat may have any or all of these characteristics: soft, straight, double-coated, long-length. Difficult to groom. Sheds somewhat more than average. Low Activity level. Lower on the intelligence scale. 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. 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. Very comfortable in small homes and apartments. 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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Sloughi Currently in the AKC’s interim stage of recognition. Medium-sized. The coat may have any or all of these characteristics: straight, short in length. Little or no grooming required. Very unlikely to drool. Very high activity level. An excellent running partner. Not the most, but one of the more intelligent breeds. Somewhat more trainable than average. Very tolerant of strangers. An excellent watch dog that will warn you of intruders and visitors alike. 60Guard 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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Smooth Collie 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 very little. Very high activity level. A dog breed that testing and study has shown to be highly intelligent. A rather difficult dog to train. Somewhat less than average tendency to tolerate other pets. Very tolerant of strangers. Does quite well with kids 4 and over Very sociable. Less 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. 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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Smooth Fox Terrier An AKC recognized breed. Tiny-sized, straight, short in length. Medium length Little or no grooming required. Sheds somewhat more than average. Low Activity level. Enjoys running. Somewhat more intelligent than average. Somewhat more trainable than average. Very tolerant of strangers. Does very well with kids three 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. Somewhat more vocal than average. An excellent watch dog that will warn you of intruders and visitors alike. 4/10 on the popularity scale. Very comfortable in small homes and apartments. 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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Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier An AKC recognized breed. Small-sized. The coat may have any or all of these characteristics: soft, Medium length Little or no grooming required. Sheds somewhat more than average. 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. Somewhat more intelligent than average. 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. Somewhat more vocal than average. An excellent watch dog that will warn you of intruders and visitors alike. 8/10 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.
All statements are generalizations based on expert opinions and studies. Individual dogs may vary.
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Spanish Water Dog An AKC recognized breed. Many of this breed are small-sized. The coat may have any or all of these characteristics: curly, medium length Very high activity level. Enjoys swimming. Very tolerant of cold weather Very tolerant of hot weather Very comfortable in small homes and apartments. 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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Spinone Italiano An AKC recognized breed. Large-sized. The coat may have any or all of these characteristics: soft, straight, double-coated, long-length. Little or no grooming required. Quite likely to drool. Sheds somewhat more than average. A mostly high activity level. Enjoys swimming. An appropriate breed for bird hunting. Lower on the intelligence scale. 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. Not the most, but one of the more social breeds. Quite independent. 4/10 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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Staffordshire Bull Terrier An AKC recognized breed. Small-sized, straight, short in length. Little or no grooming required. Sheds somewhat more than average. Very high activity level. Somewhat less intelligent than average. Does quite well with kids 4 and over Very sociable. Less independent than average. One of the more quiet breeds. 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. 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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Standard Poodle An AKC recognized breed. Large-sized. The coat may have any or all of these characteristics: soft, curly, short. 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 mostly high activity level. Enjoys swimming. An excellent running partner. A breed known to have minimal doggy odor. A dog breed that testing and study has shown to be highly intelligent. Responds well to training. Somewhat better than average in its ability to tolerate other pets. Very tolerant of strangers. Does quite well with kids 4 and over An appropriate breed for elderly people. Very sociable. Note very independent. Somewhat more vocal than average. An excellent watch dog that will warn you of intruders and visitors alike. 10/10 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 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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Standard Schnauzer An AKC recognized breed. Small-sized. Medium-sized, silky, wavy, wiry, Medium length, double-coated, Difficult to groom. Non-shedding A slightly lower than average 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. An appropriate breed for elderly people. Rather tolerant of hot weather 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. 6/10 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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Sussex Spaniel An AKC recognized breed. Small-sized. Medium-sized, silky, straight, long-length. Little or no grooming required. Quite likely to drool. 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. 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 tolerant of cold weather Very sociable. An independent breed that handles being alone well. Rather vocal. An excellent watch dog that will warn you of intruders and visitors alike. Slightly better than average in adapting to apartment living. 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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Swedish Vallhund An AKC recognized breed. Small-sized, Medium length, double-coated, Little or no grooming required. Very unlikely to drool. A slightly higher than average activity level. Not the most, but one of the more intelligent breeds. A rather difficult dog to train. Somewhat better than average in its ability to tolerate other pets. Not very tolerant of strangers. Very tolerant of cold weather Very sociable. Less independent than average. 2/10 on the popularity scale. Less average possibility of being appropriate in a small space. 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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Tibetan Mastiff An AKC recognized breed. Very Large-sized, Enormous Medium length, double-coated, long-length. Little or no grooming required. A slightly lower than average activity level. A dog breed that testing and study has shown to be highly intelligent. A rather difficult dog to train. Not very tolerant of other pets. Tolerates strangers reasonably well. Very tolerant of cold weather Very sociable. Quite independent. Somewhat more vocal than average. A dog with a protective nature suitable as a guard dog. 2/10 on the popularity scale. Slightly better than average in adapting to apartment living. 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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Tibetan Spaniel An AKC recognized breed. Tiny-sized, Miniature-sized. silky, straight, double-coated, long-length. Little or no grooming required. Sheds somewhat more than average. Low Activity level. Somewhat less intelligent than average. Somewhat more trainable than average. A breed that is more tolerant of other pets. Not very tolerant of strangers. Does quite well with kids 4 and over Very sociable. Note very independent. Slightly quieter than average. An excellent watch dog that will warn you of intruders and visitors alike. 4/10 on the popularity scale. Very comfortable in small homes and apartments. 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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Tibetan Terrier An AKC recognized breed. Miniature-sized. Small-sized, silky, straight, wavy, double-coated, long-length. Little or no grooming required. Sheds somewhat more than average. A slightly lower than average activity level. Lower on the intelligence scale. Somewhat harder than average to train. A friendly breed and very tolerant of other pets. Very tolerant of strangers. Very sociable. Somewhat more independent than average. Somewhat more vocal than average. 4/10 on the popularity scale. Slightly better than average in adapting to apartment living. 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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Toy Fox Terrier An AKC recognized breed. Tiny-sized. The coat may have any or all of these characteristics: soft, straight, Medium length Little or no grooming required. Sheds somewhat more than average. Low Activity level. Somewhat more intelligent than average. Somewhat more trainable than average. Not very tolerant of other pets. Tolerates strangers reasonably well. Not the most, but one of the more social breeds. Note very independent. Rather vocal. 4/10 on the popularity scale. Very comfortable in small homes and apartments. 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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Toy Poodle An AKC recognized breed. Tiny-sized. The coat may have any or all of these characteristics: soft, curly, Short 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. Low Activity level. A breed known to have minimal doggy odor. A dog breed that testing and study has shown to be highly intelligent. Responds well to training. Somewhat better than average in its ability to tolerate other pets. Very tolerant of 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. Very sociable. Note very independent. Somewhat more vocal than average. 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 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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Treeing Walker Coonhound 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. Somewhat more intelligent than average. Somewhat harder than average to train. A breed that is more tolerant of other pets. Very tolerant of strangers. Does quite well with kids 4 and over Not the most, but one of the more social breeds. Less independent than average. Rather vocal. 4/10 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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Vizsla An AKC recognized breed. Medium-sized, silky, straight, wavy Short 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 more trainable than average. Somewhat better than average in its ability to tolerate other pets. Tolerates strangers reasonably well. Does quite well with kids 4 and over Very tolerant of hot weather Very sociable. 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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Weimaraner 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. Not very tolerant of other pets. Not very tolerant of strangers. Does quite well with kids 4 and over Very tolerant of hot 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. 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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Welsh Corgi (Cardigan) Size: Small. Coat: Bristly. silky. Straight. Coat length: Short. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Very unlikely to drool. Moderate shedding. Slightly lower than average activity level. Highly intelligent. Comparatively, easier to train. Tolerates other pets fairly well. Tolerates strangers very well. Very affectionate. Moderately independent. Vocal. Good watchdog potential. Somewhat longer than average estimated lifespan. Slightly above average popularity in the US. Good choice for apartment living.
All statements are generalizations based on expert opinions and studies. Individual dogs may vary.
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Welsh Corgi (Pembroke) Size: Small. Coat: Bristly. Straight. Coat length: Medium. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. Very unlikely to drool. Moderate shedding. Slightly lower than average activity level. Very high intelligence. Comparatively, among the easier to train. Tolerates other pets fairly well. Tolerates strangers very well. Good with kids four and up. Very affectionate. Moderately independent. Vocal. Good watchdog potential. Somewhat longer than average estimated lifespan. In America, a rare breed. Good choice for apartment living.
All statements are generalizations based on expert opinions and studies. Individual dogs may vary.
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Welsh Springer Spaniel An AKC recognized breed. Medium-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. 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. Does well with kids of all ages. 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. 4/10 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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Welsh Terrier Size: Miniature. Coat: Bristly. Straight. Coat length: Medium. Grooming: Easy, low-maintenance. May drool. Moderate shedding. Very high activity level. Likes to swim. Low intelligence. Somewhat easier than average to train. Very wary of other pets. Tolerates strangers very well. Good with kids of all ages.. Rather affectionate. Moderately independent. Fairly vocal. Good watchdog potential. Somewhat shorter than average estimated lifespan. Slightly below average popularity in the US. Not well suited for apartment living.
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West Highland White Terrier An AKC recognized breed. Miniature-sized. The coat may have any or all of these characteristics: soft, wavy, Medium length, double-coated, Little or no grooming required. Sheds somewhat more than average. Low Activity level. Somewhat less intelligent than average. Somewhat more trainable than average. Somewhat better than average in its ability to tolerate other pets. Somewhat better than average in its ability to tolerate 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. Very comfortable in small homes and apartments. Happy to spend time on a warm lap. This breed has a lifespan of about 13 to 14 years.
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Whippet An AKC recognized breed. Miniature-sized. Small-sized, 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 known to have minimal doggy odor. 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 tolerant of hot weather Very sociable. Less independent than average. Slightly quieter than average. 8/10 on the popularity scale. Slightly better than average in adapting to apartment living. 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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Wire Fox Terrier An AKC recognized breed. Tiny-sized, wavy, Medium length Little or no grooming required. Non-shedding Low Activity level. Enjoys running. Somewhat less intelligent than average. Somewhat more trainable than average. Very tolerant of strangers. Does very well with kids three 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. Somewhat more vocal than average. 4/10 on the popularity scale. Very comfortable in small homes and apartments. This breed has a long lifespan of about 15 to 16 years.
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Wirehaired Pointing Griffon An AKC recognized breed. Medium-sized, Straight, wavy curly, Medium length, double-coated, 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 more trainable than average. Somewhat better than average in its ability to tolerate other pets. Somewhat less than average tendency to tolerate strangers. Does very well with kids three 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. 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.
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Wirehaired Vizsla An AKC recognized breed. Medium-sized, wiry, short in length. Medium length, double-coated, Relatively easy to groom. Very high activity level. Enjoys swimming. An appropriate breed for bird hunting. A breed developed to accompany animal hunters. An excellent running partner. Quite trainable. Very sociable. Slightly quieter than average. 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.
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Xoloitzcuintli An AKC recognized breed. Tiny-sized, Miniature-sized. The coat may have any or all of these characteristics: soft, 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. Very high activity level. Somewhat more intelligent than average. Somewhat harder than average to train. Not very tolerant of other pets. Not very tolerant of strangers. Very sociable. Note very independent. 2/10 on the popularity scale. This breed has a lifespan of about 13 to 14 years.
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Yorkshire Terrier An AKC recognized breed. Tiny-sized, silky, straight, long-length. Difficult to groom. Non-shedding Low Activity level. Not the most, but one of the more intelligent breeds. Responds well to training. Somewhat better than average in its ability to tolerate other pets. Somewhat better than average in its ability to tolerate strangers. An appropriate breed for elderly people. Very sociable. Note very independent. Rather vocal. 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. Happy to spend time on a warm lap. A good dog for first-time dog owners. This breed has a long lifespan of about 15 to 16 years
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