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.
Labradors are one of the most popular dogs in the world, known for their friendly behaviour and gentle temperament.
The “nanny dogs” make wonderful family pets with a gentle demeanor, despite their misunderstood reputation.
Gun dogs with lots of energy, Cocker Spaniels are loved for their gentle and easy-going nature.
Cavalier King Charles spaniels are smaller dogs, their sweet and affectionate nature making them perfect for families.
The Jack Russell is a clever, independent, lively breed with lots of energy. Charming and adorable, they need lots of exercise.
These large, intelligent, active herding dogs from Alsace are instantly recognisable their work as forces & rescue dogs.
The Springer is the tallest spaniel, known for their lively and bouncy demeanour. Lovely family pets needing plenty of exercise.
Excellent family pets, Shih Tzus are happy little dogs that are instantly recognisable from their long distinctive coats.
One of the UK’s most popular breeds, French Bulldogs make amazing family pets due to their affectionate nature.
With a reputation for being energetic and bouncy, Boxers are a medium-large breed needing plenty of exercise and play.
Bred in Scotland, Westies are small, intelligent, loyal dogs with big personalities making them fabulous companions.
Collies are highly intelligent working dogs, needing plenty of exercise and training and are more suited to active households.
Known for their friendly disposition and gentle nature, Golden Retrievers are great with children and are popular family dogs.
Friendly and gentle, the distinctive Bulldog is known for its flattened nose, wrinkly face and stocky, bow-legged appearance.
Pugs are recognisable with wrinkly, flattened faces and curly tails. Energetic and fun-loving, they make fabulous family pets.
The smallest breed of dog, Chihuahuas develop a strong bond with their owners making them great companions.
The cross between a Cocker Spaniel and a Poodle, Cockapoos are energetic, fun-loving, and friendly making great family pets.
Affectionate and playful, Bichon Frises are small, fluffy dog with snow-white coats with happy temperaments.
The lively Yorkshire Terrier is one of the smallest terrier breeds. Intelligent and devoted, they are popular companion dogs.
Best known from racing tracks, Greyhounds make fantastic family pets with their quiet, gentle nature and intelligence.
Dachshunds are bold and adventurous little dogs who are very loyal and often form a close bond with one family member.
This small terrier breed is intelligent, with a fearless, affectionate personality! Border terriers have lots of energy and love to play.
Cuddly, small dogs well known for their luxurious coats. Devoted, lively and affectionate, they can make great family pets.
The cross between a Labrador Retriever and a Poodle, their intelligence and playfulness make them great family pets.
A Greyhound cross-breed, Lurchers are very energetic and need plenty of exercise but can make wonderful family pets.
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