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Wire Fox Terrier

An active, smart-looking breed with a hard and wiry coat, Wire Fox Terriers are loaded with pep and personality. Like the Smooth Fox Terrier, the Wire Hair Fox Terrier was a hunt terrier whose job it was to go to ground and rout out the fox.The breed is a good watchdog, fond of children and always ready for a game... READ MORE 

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Trying to choose the best dog breed for your family? Want to learn more about your favorite furry friend? Search over 240 dog breeds to find in-depth information and photos on popular and rare dog breeds. Ever wonder why your dog loves to rounds-up the neighborhood kids? Learn about dog breed origin and history and find out about the unique traits that are specific to each dog breed. Browse dog breeds by letter, see the most popular dog breeds, search by group, find dog breeds that don't shed, or learn which dog breeds shed the most. Use our dog breed selector to find the perfect dog for you. Browse all dog breeds>>

American Pit Bull Terrier

MEDIUM DOG BREED

American Pit Bull Terrier

This canine product of the American melting pot is a true success story, a bulldog-terrier cross that made its way out of the fighting pits and into the hearts of dog lovers.

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Chihuahua

SMALL DOG BREED

Chihuahua

What can fit in a coffee cup but take over a whole room? A Chihuahua puppy, of course. This mighty mini has a super-sized attitude and a sense of privilege. How can you say "no” to that apple-domed, big-eyed, proud little face? Chihuahua dogs are perfect for doting adults but not great with kids because of fragility and a tendency to hog the spotlight. The Chihuahua will ride in your purse or sit on your shoulder but will not, under any circumstances, play second fiddle.

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Labrador Retriever

MEDIUM DOG BREED

Labrador Retriever

Just call the Labrador Retriever "Mr. Popularity.” This water-loving, retrieving-obsessed social butterfly deserves the title, although some people aren’t prepared for the Labrador’s high energy and strength. Great for families, easy to groom and quick to train, Labrador Retriever dogs fit perfectly into most active households.

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Beagle

MEDIUM DOG BREED

Beagle

Did you say food? The nosy and scent-obsessed Beagle with the velvety ears and freckled muzzle won’t hear a thing you say if it catches a whiff of a tantalizing scent. Chewers and diggers known for baying and barking, Beagle dogs make delightful and clownish family companions but must be protected from their own curiosity with sturdy fences and firmly held leashes.

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Dachshund

SMALL DOG BREED

Dachshund

Short-legged dogs of the Dachshund type were once used in Europe to hunt badger and fox, as well as larger game. The dogs worked in packs and are reported to have been tenacious and keen-nosed in pursuit of their quarry.

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Bulldog

MEDIUM DOG BREED

Bulldog

The modern Bulldog is gentle, intelligent, affectionate, strong and determined. Young Bulldogs are moderately active, enjoying short daily walks and playtime, and they take well to training.

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Shih Tzu

SMALL DOG BREED

Shih Tzu

If you don’t want to be worshipped, don’t bring home a Shih Tzu dog. This Chinese darling with the luxurious long coat dotes on its family and demands only your total adoration, and a thorough daily combing, in return. Mellow house dogs and loving lap sitters, these portable dogs are among the most adept dog breeds at constant, cuddly companionship.

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Boxer Dog

MEDIUM DOG BREED

Boxer

When 75 pounds of snuffling, well-muscled, square-muzzled, tough-guy dog climbs unabashedly into your lap, you’ll get the message that the Boxer wants to be friends. Affectionate and self-confident, Boxer dogs look like fighters but act like lovers. Great for active families with kids, Boxer dogs want nothing more than to be in the center of the action. Prepare to be licked.

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Golden Retriever Dog

MEDIUM DOG BREED

Golden Retriever

Throw it again! Throw it again! The Golden Retriever joyful enthusiasm keeps it go-go-going all day long. Family friendly, outgoing, super energetic and passionately obedient, this feathery golden beauty with the big smile excels at sports and service work, but specializes in active and devoted companionship.

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German Shepherd Dog

LARGE DOG BREED

German Shepherd Dog

That eagle eye, dignified posture and formidable intelligence make the German Shepherd Dog among the world’s most trainable and reliable police, military, search-and-rescue and service breeds. Loyal and intuitive, German Shepherd dogs make excellent personal guardians, companions and helpmates, but they aren’t for most beginning dog owners. German Shepherd dogs want respect, and you’ll have to earn theirs.

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Pug

SMALL DOG BREED

Pug

That pushed-in nose, those expressive forehead wrinkles and that wide smile contribute to the Pug dog's unique charm, curiously human demeanor and unbeatable sense of humor. Friendly and affectionate, curious and playful, Pug dogs may keep you vacuuming up their fur daily but is among the sturdiest and most kid-friendly of the toy breeds.

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Experts have estimated that 25 percent of dogs in shelters are in fact purebred, so there are adoption opportunities for those seeking a specific breed or purebred dogs. Popular breeds such as German Shepherds, Golden Retrievers, Boxers, Chihuahuas and many other purebred dogs can end up in shelters or with rescue groups for a variety reasons. While not always a guarantee, selecting a purebred dog can allow you a better guess at size, temperament and personality traits that are characteristic to one breed or another. If you are seeking a purebred dog and are willing to open your heart to an adopted dog, you can check your local shelter, adoption groups, and breed rescue groups.

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