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Dog Breed guides

Whether you are looking for the perfect canine companion for your family, or just looking for more information on your favourite dog breed, we’ve put together breed guides for some of the nation’s most popular dog breeds listed in order of breed popularity

Different dog breeds vary greatly in temperament, size, training and ownership requirements, so these handy guides contain information on their physical attributes and appearance, temperaments and breed history, plus things to watch out for including special care or considerations that different breeds might need over their lifetime.

Please click or tap on any of the dogs below to discover all about the breed.

Dog Breeds - Labrador


Labradors are one of the most popular dogs in the world, known for their friendly behaviour and gentle temperament.

Dog Breeds - Staffie

Staffordshire bull terrier

The “nanny dogs” make wonderful family pets with a gentle demeanor, despite their misunderstood reputation.

Dog Breeds - Cocker Spaniel

Cocker Spaniel

Gun dogs with lots of energy, Cocker Spaniels are loved for their gentle and easy-going nature.

Dog Breeds - King Charles Spaniel

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Cavalier King Charles spaniels are smaller dogs, their sweet and affectionate nature making them perfect for families.

Dog Breeds - Jack Russel

Jack Russell Terrier

The Jack Russell is a clever, independent, lively breed with lots of energy. Charming and adorable, they need lots of exercise.

Dog Breeds - German Shepherd

German Shepherd

These large, intelligent, active herding dogs from Alsace are instantly recognisable their work as forces & rescue dogs.

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Springer Spaniel

The Springer is the tallest spaniel, known for their lively and bouncy demeanour. Lovely family pets needing plenty of exercise.

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Shih Tzu

Excellent family pets, Shih Tzus are happy little dogs that are instantly recognisable from their long distinctive coats.

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French Bulldog

One of the UK’s most popular breeds, French Bulldogs make amazing family pets due to their affectionate nature.

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With a reputation for being energetic and bouncy, Boxers are a medium-large breed needing plenty of exercise and play.

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West Highland Terrier

Bred in Scotland, Westies are small, intelligent, loyal dogs with big personalities making them fabulous companions.

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Border Collie

Collies are highly intelligent working dogs, needing plenty of exercise and training and are more suited to active households.

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Golden Retriever

Known for their friendly disposition and gentle nature, Golden Retrievers are great with children and are popular family dogs.

Dog Breed Guide - Bulldog


Friendly and gentle, the distinctive Bulldog is known for its flattened nose, wrinkly face and stocky, bow-legged appearance.

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Pugs are recognisable with wrinkly, flattened faces and curly tails. Energetic and fun-loving, they make fabulous family pets.

Dog Breed Guide - Chi


The smallest breed of dog, Chihuahuas develop a strong bond with their owners making them great companions.

Dog Breed Guide - Cockapoo


The cross between a Cocker Spaniel and a Poodle, Cockapoos are energetic, fun-loving, and friendly making great family pets.

Dog Breed Guide Bichon Frise

Bichon Frise

Affectionate and playful, Bichon Frises are small, fluffy dog with snow-white coats with happy temperaments.

Dog Breed Guide Yorkshire Terrier

Yorkshire Terrier

The lively Yorkshire Terrier is one of the smallest terrier breeds. Intelligent and devoted, they are popular companion dogs.

Dog Breed Guide - Greyhound


Best known from racing tracks, Greyhounds make fantastic family pets with their quiet, gentle nature and intelligence.

Dog Breed Guide Dachshund


Dachshunds are bold and adventurous little dogs who are very loyal and often form a close bond with one family member.

Dog Breed Guide Border Terrier

Border Terrier

This small terrier breed is intelligent, with a fearless, affectionate personality! Border terriers have lots of energy and love to play.

Dog Breed Guide Lhasa Apso

Lhasa Apso

Cuddly, small dogs well known for their luxurious coats. Devoted, lively and affectionate, they can make great family pets.

Dog Breed Guide Labradoodle


The cross between a Labrador Retriever and a Poodle, their intelligence and playfulness make them great family pets.

Dog Breed Guide Lurcher1


A Greyhound cross-breed, Lurchers are very energetic and need plenty of exercise but can make wonderful family pets.



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