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The Ultimate Dog Breed Guide

Looking for your new best friend? Curious about your pup's quirks? Simply just love dogs? Whatever your reason may be, this guide offers everything you need to know about the top dog breeds from their unique personalities to their fully grown size. So what are you waiting for? Let's dive into The Ultimate Dog Breed Guide!

Yorkshire Terrier

Yorkshire Terrier

Avg. Size:
Height: 8 - 9 inches
Weight: Less than 7 lbs.

Unique Fact: Yorkies are easily adaptable to all surroundings, travel well and make suitable pets for many homes.

Toy Poodle

Toy Poodle

Avg. Size:
Height: Less than 10 inches
Weight: 4 - 8 lbs.

Unique Fact: These elegant dogs have Einstein-like smarts and they make excellent family dogs.

Shih Tzu

Shih Tzu

Avg. Size:
Height: 8 - 11 inches
Weight: 6 - 16 lbs.

Unique Fact: Should are lively, alert, friendly and trusting towards all which makes them a great household pets.

Chihuahua

Chihuahua

Avg. Size:
Height: 6 - 9 inches
Weight: Less than 6 lbs.

Unique Fact: Chihuahuas are alert dogs with terrier-like qualities.

Pug

Pug

Avg. Size:
Height: 10 - 11 inches
Weight: 14 - 18 lbs.

Unique Fact:
The Pug's love is near people and to please them, and their sturdiness makes them a family favorite.

Pomeranian

Pomeranian

Avg. Size:
Height: 8 - 11 inches
Weight: 3 - 7 lbs.

Unique Fact: Pomeranians are very intelligent dogs.

Miniature Pinscher

Miniature Pinscher

Avg. Size:
Height: 10 - 12.5 inches
Weight: 8 - 10 lbs.

Unique Fact: Miniature Pinschers are quick and active, with a lively curiosity.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Avg. Size:
Height: 12 - 13 inches
Weight: 13 - 18 lbs.

Unique Fact: Friendly and easy to train and thrives as part of a family.

Papillion

Papillion

Avg. Size:
Height: 8 - 11 inches
Weight: 4 - 9 lbs.

Unique Fact: Papillons are a happy breed whether living in the city or countryside.

Silky Terrier

Silky Terrier

Avg. Size:
Height: 9 - 10 inches
Weight: 8 - 11 lbs.

Unique Fact: This portable pooch can adapt well to any living situation. Make sure you spend a lot of time with them as they do not like to be ignored.

Maltese

Maltese

Avg. Size:
Height: 8 - 10 inches
Weight: 3 - 8 lbs.

Unique Fact: One of the most gentle mannered dogs with a lot of energy and very playful, making them great family dogs.

Bichon Frise

Bichon Frise

Avg. Size:
Height: 9 - 12 inches
Weight: 7 - 11 lbs.

Unique Fact: These elegant dogs have Einstein-like smarts and they make excellent family dogs.

Beagle

Beagle

Avg. Size:
Height: 14 - 16 inches
Weight: 22 - 24 lbs.

Unique Fact: Should are lively, alert, friendly and trusting towards all which makes them a great household pets.

Boston Terrier

Boston Terrier

Avg. Size:
Height: 15 - 17 inches
Weight: 10 - 25 lbs.

Unique Fact: The breed is easy to train and they are easy keepers, preferring to remain by their owner's sides.

Jack Russell Terrier

Miniature Schnauzer

Avg. Size:
Height: 12 - 14 inches
Weight: 11 - 20 lbs.

Unique Fact: Miniature Schnauzers are smart, trainable, and consistently cheerful.

Jack Russell Terrier

Jack Russell Terrier

Avg. Size:
Height: 13 - 15 inches
Weight: 13 - 17 lbs.

Unique Fact: The breed is filled with energy. They are outgoing and friendly.

Schipperke

Schipperke

Avg. Size:
Height: 10 - 13 inches
Weight: 6 - 19 lbs.

Unique Fact: The Schipperke is extremely active and loves to be involved in any activity. They also have watchdog ability.

Lakeland Terrier

Lakeland Terrier

Avg. Size:
Height: 14.5 inches
Weight: 17 lbs.

Unique Fact: This is an active breed that needs daily entertainment.

French Bulldog

French Bulldog

Avg. Size:
Height: 12 inches
Weight: 16 - 25 lbs.

Unique Fact: Easy-care companion who is playful, alert, and affectionate.

Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Avg. Size:
Height: 10 - 12 inches
Weight: 25 - 30 lbs.

Unique Fact: Highly intelligent, loyal, and willing to please its owner.

Labrador Retriever

Labrador Retriever

Avg. Size:
Height: 21 - 25 inches
Weight: 59 - 88 lbs.

Unique Fact: An ideal sporting and family dog.

English Bulldog

English Bulldog

Avg. Size:
Height: 12 - 16 inches
Weight: 48 - 55 lbs.

Unique Fact: Bulldogs are recognized as excellent family pets because of their tendency to form strong bonds with children.

Boxer

Boxer

Avg. Size:
Height: 21 - 25 inches
Weight: 66 - 70 lbs.

Unique Fact: They are patient and spirited with children, but also protective, making them a popular choice for families.

Border Collie

Border Collie

Avg. Size:
Height: 18 - 22 inches
Weight: 26 - 45 lbs.

Unique Fact: This high-drive breed is extremely energetic and requires a lot of attention.

Chow Chow

Chow Chow

Avg. Size:
Height: 18 - 22 inches
Weight: 44 - 70 lbs.

Unique Fact: Chow Chows are very affectionate and devoted to family.

Shetland Sheepdog

Shetland Sheepdog

Avg. Size:
Height: 13 - 16 inches
Weight: 14 - 27 lbs.

Unique Fact: Shelties love their families, but may be reserved at first with strangers.

Basset Hound

Basset Hound

Avg. Size:
Height: 11 - 15 inches
Weight: 44 - 63 lbs.

Unique Fact: The Basset's sweet, gentle disposition makes him a great companion.

English Shepherd

English Shepherd

Avg. Size:
Height: 18 - 23 inches
Weight: 39 - 61 lbs.

Unique Fact: English Shepherd is very energetic and intelligent breed.

Cocker Spaniel

Cocker Spaniel

Avg. Size:
Height: 13 - 16 inches
Weight: 15 - 30 lbs.

Unique Fact: Cocker Spaniel is still an active Sporting breed that needs daily exercise.

Brittany

Brittany

Avg. Size:
Height: 18 - 20 inches
Weight: 30 - 40 lbs.

Unique Fact: The Brittany is strong, quick and agile breed.

German Shepherd

German Shepherd

Avg. Size:
Height: 22 - 26 inches
Weight: 55 - 95 lbs.

Unique Fact: Energetic and fun-loving, the breed is very fond of children once a relationship is established.

Golden Retriever

Golden Retriever

Avg. Size:
Height: 21 - 24 inches
Weight: 55 - 75 lbs.

Unique Fact: Loveable, friendly dog whose affectionate nature and fondness of children make it perfectly matched for families.

Doberman Pinscher

Doberman Pinscher

Avg. Size:
Height: 24 - 28 inches
Weight: 59 - 90 lbs.

Unique Fact: The Doberman Pinscher is known to be energetic, watchful, fearless and obedient.

Saint Bernard

Saint Bernard

Avg. Size:
Height: 26 - 35 inches
Weight: 110 - 200 lbs.

Unique Fact: This breed makes wonderful family companions with obedience training.

Collie

Collie

Avg. Size:
Height: 18 - 22 inches
Weight: 27 - 45 lbs.

Unique Fact: The Collie is a devoted family dog, especially with children.

Mastiff

Mastiff

Avg. Size:
Height: 27 - 30 inches
Weight: 150 - 160 lbs.

Unique Fact: The Mastiff is a powerful yet gentle and loyal companion.

Rotweiler

Rottweiler

Avg. Size:
Height: 22 - 27 inches
Weight: 77 - 132 lbs.

Unique Fact: Protective of their territory and do not welcome strangers until properly introduced.

Great Dane

Great Dane

Avg. Size:
Height: 28 - 34 inches
Weight: 99 - 198 lbs.

Unique Fact: Great Danes have gentle and loving dispositions, making them excellent family companions.

Bernese Mountain Dog

Bernese Mountain Dog

Avg. Size:
Height: 23 - 28 inches
Weight: 79 - 110 lbs.

Unique Fact: Their gentle, easygoing manner and the need to be close to their people makes them a good fit for families.

Standard Poodle

Standard Poodle

Avg. Size:
Height: 15 - 21 inches
Weight: 45 - 70 lbs.

Unique Fact: The Poodle is an active breed and requires daily exercise.

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