Breeds

There are 340 dog breeds in the world to date. Given the stringent criteria of the AKC, they only validate 192 of those as pure breeds. Most of us just want a friendly, lovable, cute dog to call our own, whether it's a small dog breed, big dog breed or even hypoallergenic breed. BarkWiki is developing a list each month and adding the most popular dog breeds you can find in the USA. Then, we're listing specific health conditions as it relates to each breed. An educated dog lover is a happy one, so come back each week and sign up for our newsletter to find out about the best breeds you might want to adopt and rescue!

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American Pit Bull Terrier

American Pit Bull Terrier Temperament The American Pit Bull Terrier is a member of the Terrier Group and goes by several different names, such as Pitbull or Pittie. However, its…

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Australian Shepherd

Australian Shepherd Personality Traits If there was ever an animal that loved work more than play, one should look no further than the Australian Shepherd. As a member of the…

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Bernese Mountain Dog

Bernese Mountain Dog History The Bernese Mountain dog (affectionately nicknamed the Berner) is a large canine breed that originated in the Swiss Alps. In German, the breed is called Berner…

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Bichon Frise

Origin of the Bichon One breed that has truly stood the test of time is none other than the Bichon Frise. This puffy, merry little dog that has been stealing…

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Chihuahua

Personality and Temperament One thing can be said about the Chihuahua breed that is undeniable: for being the smallest dog breed in the world, it might as well have the…

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Dachshund

Wiener Dog What is a Dachshund? The Dachshund breed, with its roots deep in German culture and history, has remained a cherished dog breed worldwide for over 3 centuries. Due…

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Doberman

Personality Type The Doberman (also known as the Doberman Pinscher) is a dog breed that exudes power and majesty. Once bred to be an intimidating guard dog, improved training methods…

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English Bulldog

English Bulldog Temperament The English Bulldog (sometimes referred to as a British Bulldog or simply as Bulldog) is a medium-sized muscular dog with a distinctive wrinkled face and a snub…

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French Bulldog

French Bulldog Characteristics The French Bulldog, also known as the Frenchie, is a beloved breed that has stood the test of time in terms of being a well-liked and increasingly…

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German Shepherd

German Shepherd Facts The breed that is just as much of a worker and a guardian as it is a playmate and a friend is none other than the German…

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German Shorthaired Pointer

German Shorthaired Pointer History The German Shorthaired Pointer dog (GSP) is a medium to large athletic canine breed that traces its origins to the 17th century. The breed was established…

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Golden Retriever

Best Dog for Cats, Kids, and Seniors The Golden Retriever is truly one of a kind. Its personality, appearance, and popularity throughout the years remain unmatched. First developed in the…

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