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Dog Breeds

In the Dog Breed Center you will find a comprehensive list of dog breeds with specific breed information on hundreds of dog breeds. From the largest working dog breeds to the smallest toy dog breeds, this is the center for you. You can learn about all the important dog breed characteristics including physical description, personality and trainability, potential health issues, historical information, and much more. Check back frequently to see our updated “Featured Dog Breeds” section.

Featured Dog Breeds

Labrador Retriever

The Labrador Retriever, also known as the Labrador and the Lab, is a breed of dog in the Sporting Group. This energetic and loving breed is a popular family pet, but they are also the most frequently used breed of dog selected for work as search and rescue dogs, guide dogs, service dogs, and therapy dogs. The Labrador Retriever was recognized by the AKC in 1917 and AKC approved in 1994.The average Labrador Retriever stands...

German Shepherd

The German Shepherd Dog, (also known as the Alsatian, the Berger Allemand, the Deutscher Schäferhund, and the police dog), is a breed in the Herding Group. This is one of the most widely recognized breeds, and they are famous for their loyalty and bravery as characterized by the TV series “Rin Tin Tin.” The German Shepherd was recognized by the AKC in 1908 and AKC approved in 1978.The average German Shepherd stands on average between...


The Boxer, also known as the Deutscher Boxer and the German Boxer, is a breed of dog in the Working Group. They are one of the most popular house pets in the United States, and in Germany they were the first breed to be selected for training as police dogs. The Boxer was approved by the AKC in the year 1904.The average Boxer stands 21 to 25 inches high at the withers, and they weigh...

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