With over 175 dog breeds recognized by the American Kennel Club, finding the right dog can seem daunting. But as you sift through the varieties of dog breeds, trying to decide which one will work best for you and your family, here are a few things to ask yourself.

What kind of temperament am I looking for in a dog? Specific dog breeds tend to have a very sweet temperament while others are more easily agitated. So depending on your living situation, you'll need to look at the temperament and overall personality of the specific dog breeds. For example, if you have a family with little kids, you may want to choose a dog whose breed is known to have an easy-going personality and good temperament.

How much exercise will the dog get each day? Different dog breeds need various amounts of exercise, so if you don't have time to walk your dog you should check out the dog breeds who don't have high requirements for exercise. However, if you enjoy jogging, hiking or other outdoor activities, be sure to check out dog breeds with who will enjoy high amounts of exercise.

How much time do I have for a dog? From grooming to training, some dog breeds need a lot of attention. So, if you don't have time to vacuum a lot, you might want a dog that doesn't shed too much. And if you cant spend hours training your dog, you may want to look into getting a breed of that is smart and can learn commands fast.

Whatever type of dog you are looking for, you can bet you'll get all the information you need right here at BuddyBreeds.com.



Hounds

Herding

Non-Sporting

Sporting

Afghan Hound
Basenji
Basset Hound
Beagle
Black and Tan Coonhound
Bloodhound
Borzoi
Dachshund
Greyhound
Ibizan Hound
Irish Wolfhound
Otterhound
Petite Basset Griffon Vendeen
Pharaoh Hound
Rhodesian Ridgeback
Saluki
Scottish Deerhound
Treeing Walker Coonhound
Whippet
Australian Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler
Australian Shepherd
Bearded Collie
Belgian Malinois
Belgian Sheepdog
Belgian Tervuren
Border Collie
Bouvier Des Flandres
Briard
Canaan Dog
Collie
German Shepherd
Olde English Sheepdog
Puli
Shetland Sheepdog - Sheltie
Shiloh Shepherd
Swedish Vallhund
Welsh Corgi, Cardigan
Welsh Corgi, Pembroke
American Eskimo Dog
Bichon Frise
Boston Terrier
Bulldog
Chinese Shar-Pei
Chow Chow
Dalmatian
English Bulldog
Finnish Spitz
French Bulldog
Keeshond
Lhasa Apso
Lowchen
Poodle, Standard
Schipperke
Shiba Inu
Tibetan Spaniel
Tibetan Terrier
American Water Spaniel
Brittany Spaniel
Chesapeake Bay Retriever
Clumber Spaniel
Cocker Spaniel
English Cocker Spaniel
English Setter
English Springer Spaniel
Field Spaniel
Flat Coated Retriever
German Shorthaired Pointer
German Wirehaired Pointer
Golden Retriever
Gordon Setter
Irish Setter
Irish Water Spaniel
Labrador Retriever
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever
Pointer
Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Sussex Spaniel
Vizsla
Weimaraner
Welsh Springer Spaniel
Wirehaired Pointing Griffon
       

Terrier

Toy

Working

Other Breeds

Airedale Terrier
American Staffordshire Terrier
Australian Terrier
Bedlington Terrier
Border Terrier
Bull Terrier
Cairn Terrier
Dandi Dinmont Terrier
Fox Terrier, Smooth
Fox Terrier, Wire
Irish Terrier
Jack Russell Terrier
Kerry Blue Terrier
Lakeland Terrier
Manchester Terrier
Miniature Bull Terrier
Norfolk Terrier
Norwich Terrier
Rat Terrier
Schnauzer, Miniature
Scottish Terrier
Sealyham Terrier
Skye Terrier
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
Welsh Terrier
West Highland White Terrier - Westie
Affenpinscher
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Chihuahua
Chinese Crested
Fox Terrier, Toy
Italian Greyhound
Japanese Chin
Maltese
Miniature Pinscher
Papillon
Pekingese
Pomeranian
Pug
Shih Tzu
Silky Terrier
Yorkshire Terrier - Yorkie
Akita
Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog
Alaskan Malamute
Anatolian Shepherd
Bernese Mountain Dog
Black Russian Terrier
Boxer
Bullmastiff
Doberman Pinscher
German Pinscher
Great Dane
Great Pyrenees
Greater Swiss Mountain Dog
Komondor
Kuvasz
Mastiff
Neapolitan Mastiff
Newfoundland
Portuguese Water Dog
Rottweiler
Saint Bernard - St. Bernard
Samoyed
Schnauzer, Giant
Schnauzer, Standard
Siberian Husky
American Pit Bull Terrier
Goldendoodle
Labradoodle
Dogue De Bordeaux
Thai Ridgeback
Tibetan Mastiff
Tosa Inu