The Affenpinscher is a lively, small dog with a distinctive shaggy coat. It originates from Germany and was originally bred to hunt vermin.
The elegant and dignified Afghan Hound is without doubt one of the most stunning dogs in existence. This ancient sight hound originates from Afghanistan and forms part of the popular hound..
The stunning Airedale Terrier is the largest dog in the terrier group, and is also known as the King of Terriers.
The Alaskan Malamute is a large Nordic-type dog originally bred to pull sleds in its native Alaska. It forms part of the working group.
The American Cocker Spaniel is an energetic, friendly and medium-sized dog that forms part of the popular gundog group.
The Anatolian Shepherd Dog is a large mastiff type dog that originates from Turkey, where it was used as a guard for livestock.
The Australian Cattle Dog is a well-muscled medium sized dog, with a short coat. It is renowned for its work capacity herding cattle in challenging conditions
The Australian Silky Terrier is a small, fairly low-set dog with a fine, silky flat coat. It’s a friendly, yet slightly aloof breed of dog with a good level of intelligence. The..
The Australian Terrier is a small, short-legged dog with a cheerful and lively temperament and forms part of the popular terrier group of dogs.
The Azawakh is a delicately-framed sight hound that originates from Mali in Africa. This graceful, long-legged breed of dog has a very sensitive nature and requires gentle handling.
The Basenji is a medium-sized short haired dog from Africa that curiously does not bark and is virtually odourless. It belongs to the popular hound group category.
The Basset Fauve de Bretagne is a medium sized short-legged dog with a harsh, wiry reddish/fawn coat. The Basset Fauvre is a scent hound that was developed in Brittany in France.
The Basset Hound is a large scent hound with a long body, short legs and dangling long ears and trademark wrinkled brow.
The Bavarian Mountain Hound is a medium sized, deep-chested scent hound that originates from Bavaria in Germany.
The Beagle is an energetic, affectionate, medium sized dog, with a well deserved reputation for being a fantastic family dog.
The Beauceron is a large dog that originates from France, where it was used to herd and guard livestock.
The Bedlington Terrier is a delicately framed dog that looks similar to a small lamb.
The Bergamasco is a unique looking dog with a distinctive corded coat that falls to the floor. It forms part of the Pastoral group of dogs.
The Bernese Mountain Dog originates from Switzerland and was used as a draft dog. It was also used for herding cattle and sheep. The Bernese Mountain Dog forms part of the working group.
The Bichon Frise is a small, alert and affectionate dog with a white curly non-shedding coat. The Bichon Frise forms part of the toy group of dogs.
This large dog, famous for its sad wrinkled expression and long ears has an impressive sense of smell. The Bloodhound forms part of the hound group.
The Bolognese is a small, white non-shedding dog that originates from the north of Italy. The Bolognese belongs to the toy group of dogs.
The Border Collie is considered to be the most intelligent breed of dog in the world, coupled with its huge appetite for work, makes it one of most popular working dogs today, as well as..
The Border Terrier is a small lively dog with a thick, harsh coat and distinctive facial hair covering the muzzle.
The Borzoi is a tall, lean and graceful dog with a slightly arched back.
The Boston Terrier is a characterful dog with a short muzzle and erect ears. The Boston Terrier is actually a member of the utility group, not the terrier group as its name suggests.
The Bouvier Des Flandres is a large, muscular dog with a thick, wavy coat and distinctive facial hair that forms part of the working group of dogs.
The Boxer is a large, well-muscled, athletic compact dog with a distinctive charismatic mournful expression.
The imposing, athletic Bracco Italiano is one of the rarely seen Pointers in the gundog group here in the UK.
The Braque D'Auvergne is a French hunt/point/retrieve dog that takes it name from the mountains of Cantal in France. It is a large, lean and athletic dog with a short black speckled coat and..
The Briard is a large working dog with a long, protective coat. The Briard forms part of the pastoral group of dogs.
The Brittany or Brittany Spaniel is a lively, energetic medium-sized gundog originating from France, that thrives on hard work and an active lifestyle.
The Bull Terrier is a stocky, well-muscled dog with a distinctive egg-shaped head and forms part of the terrier group. The Bull Terrier was were originally bred for dog-fighting and bull..
The Bulldog is a medium-sized stocky, muscular dog with a distinctive wide head with loose folds of skin on the muzzle.
The Bullmastiff is a powerful, athletic dog with a distinctive wrinkled expression.The breed is thought to be 60% English Mastiff and 40% Bulldog.
The Cairn Terrier is a popular family dog with a medium length harsh coat. It belongs to the terrier group.
The Canaan dog is a medium-sized dog with a wedge shaped head and short coat. It is thought to be a type of Pariah (feral) dog and may have been descended from the Dingo. The Canaan Dog is..
The Canadian Eskimo Dog is a Spitz dog, similar in appearance to the Husky. It forms part of the working group.
Also known as the Gos D’Atura, the Catalan Sheepdog forms part of the hard working and intelligent pastoral group of dogs.
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a small, family friendly dog that forms part of the toy group.
The Cesky Terrier is a relatively modern breed coming from the Czech Republic, where it is the national dog in May 1989.
The Chesapeake Bay Retriever is a large stocky dog with a distinctive thick, waterproof coat. The Chesapeake Bay Retriever belongs to the popular gundog group of dogs.
The Chinese Crested dog comes in two variations, either hairless, or with hair, which is known as the powder puff. This unique and striking dog belongs to the toy group.
Also known as the Lion Dog, the magnificent Chow Chow has a teddy bear like appearance, with a thick plush coat and a distinctive blue-black tongue.
The Cirneco Dell’Etna is a striking medium sized dog that comes from Sicily and forms part of the hound group.
The Clumber Spaniel originates from France and is a handsome, stocky dog that forms part of the gundog group
The Coton de Tulear is a small, friendly dog with a non-shedding coat. The Coton De Tulear originates from Madagascar and forms part of the toy group.
The Curly Coated Retriever is a large gundog with a waterproof coat made up of distinctive tight curls.
The Dalmatian is a large, athletic and well-muscled dog with a distinctive short white coat covered in either brown or black spots.
The unusually titled Dandie Dinmont is a rarely seen dog in the UK and belongs to the terrier group.
The Deerhound is a large, harsh coated dog that comes from Scotland. Sadly it’s a rarely seen dog breed and is currently one of the breeds on the the vulnerable native breed list. The..
The Dobermann is a large, well-muscled, sleek dog with a short shiny coat. The Dobermann belongs to the working group.
The Dogue de Bordeaux is a large, muscular Mastiff type breed that originates from France, where it was used for fighting and to hunt large game. Despite its intimidating appearance, the..
The English Cocker Spaniel is a medium sized energetic and friendly dog that forms part of the gundog group
The English Setter is a large graceful and placid dog that forms part of the gundog group.
A definitive guide to the English Springer Spaniel, one of the most popular dogs in the gundog group.
The Entlebucher Mountain Dog originates from Switzerland and is the smallest of the 4 breeds of Swiss Mountain Dogs.
The Eurasier is a medium sized spitz type dog that originates from Germany. It is a fairly new breed, and is believed to have been created from the Russian Laika. The Eurasier forms part of..
The Field Spaniel is a seldom seen, handsome Spaniel that belongs to the gundog group.
The Finnish Lapphund is a Spitz type dog originally bred to herd reindeer in its native Lapland. This hardy thick coated dog belongs to the pastoral group.
The Finnish Spitz has a striking red coat and is the national dog of Finland. The fox-like Finnish Spitz is part of the hound group.
The Flat Coated Retriever is a large, exuberant, friendly dog with a striking glossy black or liver coat and forms part of the gundog group.
The Foxhound is a large, powerful, deep-chested hound specifically bred and used for the hunting of foxes, until the recent ban. It’s not regarded as a traditional household dog, and is..
The French Bulldog is smaller than both the American Bulldog and the English Bulldog. It's a lively, playful dog around the home and forms part of the utility group.
The German Longhaired Pointer is the largest of the three German Pointers in the gundog group.
The German Shorthaired Pointer is a large, deep-chested and well-muscled dog with a short coat. It is the most commonly seen variety of the three different types of German Pointers in the..
The German Wirehaired Pointer is instantly distinguishable from the other two types of German Pointers in the gundog group with its coarse wiry coat and distinctive facial furnishings..
The Glen Of Imaal Terrier is a small robust dog with a distinctive harsh coat. It originates from County Wicklow in Ireland. Sadly, numbers have dwindled over the years making it a Native..
The Golden Retriever is widely recognised as the ideal family friendly dog, and is one of most popular dog breeds in the gundog group. It's a large dog with a soft, silky coat in either..
The dignified and graceful Gordon Setter is the largest of the Setters in the gundog group.
The imposing Great Dane is one of the biggest breeds of dogs in the world as well as being one of the most placid and gentle.
The Greater Swiss Mountain Dog is a large working dog that was originally used to herd cattle and pull milk carts in its native country of Switzerland.
The Greenland Dog is a large Spitz-type dog, similar in looks to a Husky and forms part of the working group.
The Griffon Bruxellois is a small dog with an almost monkey-like expression and exuberant, playful character. The Griffon Bruxellois is available in both a smooth and rough coat and forms..
The Havanese is a small dog with a silky coat and dark expressive eyes. The Havanese is the national dog of Cuba and belongs to the toy group.
The Hovawart is a very old breed of dog that can be traced back to the 1200s. It was primarily bred to guard large estates and land in its native Germany. Sadly the Hovawart is quite a rare..
The rarely seen Hungarian Kuvasz was originally used to protect flocks of sheep in its native Hungary and forms part of the pastoral group.
The Hungarian Puli is an instantly recognisable dog with its trademark long corded coat. Originally bred as a herder, the corded coat provided protection against the elements. The Puli is..
The Hungarian Vizsla is a medium to large dog with a striking short russet-gold coat. It is a gundog that is becoming increasingly more popular with dog owners in the UK.
The Hungarian Wire Haired Vizsla is a strong and athletic gundog with a distinctive copper-coloured wiry coat and facial hair on the muzzle.
The Ibizan Hound is a graceful, well defined, lithe athletic dog with large broad erect ears and forms part of the popular hound group.
Unlike its popular cousin the Irish Setter, the striking Irish Red & White Setter is sadly seldom seen in the UK.
Also known simply as the Red Setter, this striking chesnut coloured dog is one of the most popular dog breeds in the gundog group.
The Irish Terrier is a graceful, long-legged dog with a stunning reddish harsh and wiry coat. It is sometimes called the Irish Red Terrier.
The Irish Wolfhound is the tallest breed of dog, with a kind and gentle temperament. It is a sighthound, originally bred for as its name suggests hunting wolves.
Also known as the Italian Pointer, the Italian Spinone is a large, stocky gundog with a harsh wiry coat and distinctive facial hair on the muzzle. The Italian Spinone forms part of the..
The Japanese Chin is small dog in the toy group that is almost cat-like in its behaviour.
The Keeshond is a typical spitz-type dog with a plush protective thick coat, prick ears and curly tail. It is also known as the Dutch barge dog and forms part of the utility group.
The Kerry Blue Terrier is a distinctive medium-sized dog with a non-shedding blue wavy coat and an abundance of facial hair on the muzzle.
The Komondor is a large, striking dog with a distinctive long corded coat that originates from Hungary. The Komondor forms part of the Pastoral group.
The Kooikerhondje is a medium-sized compact dog with a striking white and orange-red coat and originates from Holland.
The Korthals Griffon is a medium sized wire-coated dog in the gundog group that is seldom seen in the UK.
The Labrador Retriever is widely recognised as a wonderful family dog with a gentle and affectionate temperament, and is currently the most popular dog breed in the UK.
The Lagotto Romagnolo is a medium sized dog with a non-shedding curly coat. It is a working dog that originates from Italy. It’s one of the most recent dog breeds to be recognised and..
The Large Munsterlander is a large and elegant working dog from Germany. It forms part of the gundog group. This stunning looking dog is renowned for its distinctive white coat with black..
The Leonberger originates from Germany and was developed from crossing the Newfoundland and the St. Bernard. The Leonberger is a large dog with a lion-like mane and a thick double coat,..
The Long Haired Dachshund is a small dog with short legs and distinctive long body. The Dachshund is also known as the badger hound, and of course the sausage dog!
The Maltese is a striking dog with a white silky coat that falls to the floor, dark expressive eyes and a black nose. The Maltese forms part of the popular toy group of dogs.
The Miniature Long Haired Dachshund is a small short-legged dog with an elongated body. The Miniature Long Haired Dachshund originates from Germany and forms part of the popular hound group..
The Miniature Pinscher is fairly new breed developed from the larger Pinscher and forms part of the toy group.
The Miniature Smooth Haired Dachshund is a small, compact dog. It is a short-legged dog, set low to the ground with an elongated body. The Miniature Smooth Haired Dachshund is the most..
The Miniature Wire Haired Dachshund is a small low-set dog with an elongated body. It has a harsh, wiry coat and trademark facial hair including eyebrows and a beard. It is one of the 6..
The Newfoundland is a large dog with a thick, plush double coat and webbed feet. The Newfoundland was developed in Northeast Canada and belongs to the working group.
The Norwegian Elkhound is a large, squarish-shaped dog with prick ears and a curly tail. The Norwegian Elkhound belongs to the hound group.
The Norwich Terrier is a small, short legged, low set dog with a coarse and wiry coat.It is also one of the smallest dogs in the terrier group.
The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever is the smallest of the retriever dog breeds that form part of the sporty gundog group
The Otterhound is a large, rugged scent hound with a thick double coat that forms part of the hound group
Also known as the butterfly dog, the papillon is a small dog with alert, upright ears and a long silky coat.
The Pharaoh Hound is a large sighthound and also the national dog of Malta. It forms part of the popular hound group.
The English Pointer is a large, graceful and lean well-muscled dog that forms part of the gundog group.
The Polish Lowland Sheepdog is similar to the Bearded Collie in appearance, and sadly is a rare sight in the UK. The Polish Lowland Sheepdog forms part of the pastoral group of dogs.
The Pomeranian is a small Spitz type dog that takes its name from the Pomerania region in Central Europe. It is fox-like in appearance and is renowned for its friendly and extrovert..
The Toy Poodle is the smallest of the 3 sizes of the Poodle breed. It has a soft curly coat that does not shed. The Toy Poodle belongs to the utility group of dogs.
The increasingly popular Portuguese Podengo is the national dog of Portugal and forms part of the hound group.
The Portuguese Pointer is one of the smaller dogs to feature in the gundog group and is quite a rare breed here in the UK. It is a medium sized, athletic dog with a short coat that sits..
The Pug is a small dog with a flat, wrinkled face and a distinctive tail that curls over its body. The Pug belongs to the Toy group.
The Rhodesian Ridgeback is a large, powerful dog with a distinctive line of hair that runs along its spine. It originates from South Africa and forms part of the popular hound dog category.
The Rottweiler is a large, stocky well-muscled dog with a short, shiny black & tan coat. It is an excellent guard dog and forms part of the working group.
The Rough Collie is a striking dog, with a long, plush, heavy coat. It was originally bred for herding livestock and belongs to the pastoral group of dogs.
The Russian Black Terrier was developed by the Russian army after the Second World War. The breed was created from the Giant Schnauzer, Rottweiler and Airedale Terrier. It was created to..
The Saluki is a striking sighthound that originates from Egypt. It is a tall, lithe long-limbed dog with a short, glossy coat with longer silky featherings on the ears and tail. The elegant..
The Samoyed is a large dog that was originally used to pull sleds for nomadic reindeer herders in Siberia. Its plush thick white coat, cheerful temperament and ‘smiling face’ makes this..
The Scottish Terrier is a feisty, medium-sized low-set dog with short legs that originates from the Highlands of Scotland. It has a long harsh, wiry protective outer-coat with prolific..
The Sealyham Terrier is a medium-sized dog, that is long in the body, short-legged and set low-to-the-ground. The rarely seen Sealyham Terrier originates from Wales, and was developed by..
The Segugio Italiano is a large, sleek scenthound from Italy, with either a wire or smooth coat. It forms part of the hound group.
The Shar Pei is a medium-sized dog with a short bristly coat and distinctive wrinkled skin. It is one of the oldest dog breeds in the world. The Shar Pei forms part of the utility group of..
The Shetland Sheepdog is a lively, alert and intelligent dog with a thick double coat. It resembles the Rough Collie in looks, although smaller in stature. It forms part of the pastoral..
The Shih Tzu is a small, lively dog with a luxurious long straight coat that can grow down to the floor. The Shih Tzu is thought to have originated from Tibet, and then developed in China...
The Siberian Husky is a large thick coated dog that was traditionally used as a sled puller in its native home of Eastern Siberia.
The Skye Terrier takes its name from the Scottish Hebridean Island it originates from. It was originally used for tracking otters, badgers and weasels.
The Sloughi is a large short-coated sighthound from North Africa. It is a tall and lean dog that weighs less than many dog breeds of a similar height. The Sloughi belongs to the hound..
The Slovakian Rough Haired Pointer is a relatively new breed of working dog to be recognised in the UK, and forms part of the popular gundog group.
The Smooth Collie is the short haired variety of its popular cousin, the Rough Coated Collie. It also belongs to the pastoral group, but is sadly rarely seen and is currently on the kennel..
The Smooth Fox Terrier is a lively, alert medium sized dog that is sadly rarely seen in the UK, unlike its more popular cousin, the Wire Haired Fox Terrier.
The Smooth Haired Dachshund originates from Germany and is one of 6 varieties of Dachshunds available. It forms part of the popular hound group category.
The St. Bernard originates from the Italian and Swiss Alps and is famous for its mountain rescue work. The St. Bernard forms part of the working group.
The Sussex Spaniel is a short, stocky dog with a golden liver coat and forms part of the popular gundog group of dogs.
The Tibetan Spaniel is a small dog with a dome-shaped head and a long, thick glossy coat. It was only introduced to the UK from Tibet in 1900 and its popularity has grown significantly over..
The Tibetan Terrier was originally used as a herder and a guard dog. It is a medium-sized dog with a striking long, flowing coat that can grow down to the ground.
The Turkish Kangal Dog is a large working breed, originally bred to guard flocks of sheep. It is rarely seen in the UK and belongs to the pastoral group of dogs.
The Weimaraner is a large, athletic and imposing dog with a distinctive short, steely grey silver coat. The Weimaraner originates from Germany where it was used to hunt, point and retrieve..
The Welsh Cardigan Corgi is a medium-sized dog, that is long in the body, with short legs, and set low to ground. The Welsh Cardigan Corgi is sadly rarely seen, compared to its more popular..
The Welsh Pembroke Corgi is a medium-sized, low-set dog with fox-like features. The Welsh Pembroke Corgi belongs to the pastoral group.
The Welsh Springer Spaniel is a striking dog with a rich red and white coat and forms part of the gundog group.
The Welsh Terrier is a medium-sized, compact, square-shaped dog with a thick, harsh and wiry outer coat. The Welsh Terrier has a prolific covering of facial hair that forms a rectangular..
The West Highland White Terrier or ‘Westie’ is one of the most popular dogs in the terrier group. The Westie is an alert, lively and feisty little dog with a kind and loving temperament.
The Wire Fox Terrier is a bold, lively and friendly medium-sized dog that belongs to the terrier group.
The Wire Haired Dachshund is small, short-legged dog with a distinctive long body. It originates from Germany and is one of the six varieties of the Dachshund breed available.
The Yorkshire Terrier is a small dog with a long, fine silky coat. Although it is called the Yorkshire Terrier, this feisty, confident dog actually belongs to the toy group.