Canine Breed Index Information

"Dogs are every time more in fashion. But in choosing a dog for the family you shouldn't only look on the outer appearance but you must have in mind the needs of the family as well as the dogs". Choosing the appropriate breed: Someone in your family decides to purchase a dog, then the whole family should be in agreement with this. Without a doubt it must be a pure bred dog, for they have inherited the same aspects and determined characteristics as their fore fathers. The purity of the breed is observed and strictly kept in order of sequence by the pedigree, a document that shows the type of breed and of its forefathers. Now to decide: what type of breed? First of all, it must be a breed that'll please it's future owner, and the owner should be aware of all the different characteristics of the dog. You must think about if your "dream dog" is indeed suitable for you, your way of living and habits. The dog shouldn't be a "size larger" or heavier than the weight of its owner. For there may be complications when the first will not be able help the other. For example, if the owner is sick and at the same time, have to take the dog to the veterinarian. Presently, there are more then 400 types of breeds in any catalogue about dogs. The most common ones are the German Sheppard, the Yorkshire Terrier, the Rottweiler, the Coker Spaniel, the Husky, the Boxer, the Miniature Schnauzer, the English Setter, the Golden Retriever, the West Highland White Terrier, the Alaskan Malamute and the Samoyed (according to the statistics of the RSCE).

Nevertheless, the purchasing of a dog is more complicated than that of a car. There exists the possibility of getting rid of a car if it turns out being too big or too small , too fast or excessively expensive. But a dog that is attached to its owner (feels considerably submitted to him/her and respects it as a chief and considers it to be at a higher rank) will suffer immensely if it has to be separated and does not easily attach to a new owner. Before purchasing a uncommon breed it's important to get as much information about it. Because the not so common ones can turn out to be precarious and uncertain. Positive results depend on the different kinds of dogs, of which you should be well informed of, as well as the possible sicknesses and typical defects of the breed. It's inevitable to council with its respective breeder. Go over the correspondent bibliography, as well. The elaborate standard, given by the respective clubs, recognized by the FCI, and therefore internationally authorized, describes the outward aspect and all the characteristics of the various breeds. The record of the different breeds is based on the standards.

List of Dog Breeds

Airedale Terrier


Alaskan Malamute

Basset Hound



Bouviers Des Flandres


German Shorthaired Pointer

Bull Terrier

English Bulldog




American Cocker

Cocker Spaniel

Rough Collie



German Dogo

Argentinean Dogo

Canary Dogo

German Wirehaired Pointer

Epagneul Breton

Fox Terrier

Afghan Hound

Spanish Greyhound

Golden Retriever

Siberian Husky

Labrador Retriever

Lhasa Apso

Bichon Maltese

Pyrenean Mastiff

Spanish Mastiff

Neapolitan Mastiff

Pyrenean Mountain Dog

German Shepherd

Catalan Shepherd

Briard Shepherd

Spanish Water Dog

Ibiza Hound





Saint Bernard

Standard Schnauzer

Giant Schnauzer

Miniature Schnauzer

Scottish Terrier

English Setter

Irish Setter

Shar Pei

Shih Tzu

American Staffordshire Terrier

Staffordshire Terrier


Belgian Shepherd Dog

West Highland White Terrier

Yorkshire Terrier

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