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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Great Dane

Great Dane Personality Although a behemoth in size, the Great Dane is one of the most loving and gentle breeds in spirit. These canines are often likened to a child.…

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Hypoallergenic Dogs

What Does Hypoallergenic Mean? When a breed is labeled being “hypoallergenic dogs,” this essentially means that it is only slightly allergenic. Therefore, hypoallergenic dogs are more unlikely to produce allergies…

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What Is a Labradoodle? The Labradoodle is a popular crossbreed dog that is created by mixing a Labrador Retriever with a Poodle. Successive generations are either bred with other Labradoodles,…

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Maltese Temperament Once a prized possession in ancient Greek and Roman societies, the Maltese breed has stood the test of time. This breed, with its illustrious roots among the upper…

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Pitbull Mix Breeds

Favorite Pitbull Mixes The American Pitbull Terrier is a well-loved breed that has sometimes courted a degree of controversy. Despite the breed’s reputation for aggression, Pitbulls are loving and affectionate…

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Temperament and Personality One of the more popular dog breeds among celebrities, monarchs, and everyday people is the Pomeranian. Belonging to the Toy Group, this tiny dog may be small…

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Breed Characteristics and Facts As one of the oldest dog breeds in existence, the Pug continues to captivate the attention and hearts of people around the globe. Pugs are believed…

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Rottweiler Characteristics Overview of the Rottweiler Breed Hailing from Germany, the Rottweiler breed emanates power, strength, and prestige. At their origin, these bulky dogs played integral roles as part of…

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Standard Poodle

Standard Poodle Facts Characteristics Although the origin of the Standard Poodle is widely disputed, with some saying they are from France and others insist they come from Germany, there is…

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