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Quick Visual Guide to the Major Dog Breeds

This table lists ~200 breeds, with their size, coat type, and links to one or more photos.

  • Images were chosen that show the dominant features of that breed. Wherever possible, links connect to annotated images in our gallery, or reusable images in Wikimedia Commons.
  • Click the icon in table headers to sort entries alphabetically, by size, or by coat type.
  • Contact us if you have photos of additional breeds you would like to share with users.


Features of the Major Dog Breeds


Coat Types
  • Short
  • Wiry
  • Long
  • Curly and long
  • Long and furnishings
  • Wavy
 
Size Classes
  • Sm. <18 in.
  • Md 18-24 in.
  • Lg. >24 in.
How to estimate a dog's size


Breed Link to Photo Coat Type Size Class
Affenpinscher See a photo(external link) Wire hair Sm. <18 in.
Afghan hound See a photo(external link) Long hair Lg >24 in.
Airedale terrier See a photo(external link) Wire hair Md 18-24 in.
Akita See a photo(external link) Long hair Lg >24 in.
Alaskan malamute See a photo(external link) Long hair Lg >24 in.
Am. & Engl. Foxhounds See a photo(external link) Short hair Md 18-24 in.
Australian cattle dog See a photo(external link) Short hair Sm. <18 in.
Australian shepherd See a photo(external link) Long hair Md 18-24 in.
Australian terrier See a photo(external link) Wire hair Sm. <18 in.
Barbet See a photo(external link) Curly long coat Md 18-24 in.
Basenji See a photo(external link) Short hair Sm. <18 in.
Bassett hound See a photo(external link) Short hair Sm. <18 in.
Beagle See a photo(external link) Short hair Sm. <18 in.
Bearded collie See a photo(external link) Long hair + furnishings Md 18-24 in.
Belgian malinois See a photo(external link) Short hair Lg >24 in.
Belgian tervuren See a photo(external link) Long hair Lg >24 in.
Bergamasco (dreadlocks) See a photo(external link) Curly long coat Md 18-24 in.
Bernese mountain dog See a photo(external link) Long hair Lg >24 in.
Bichon frise See a photo(external link) Curly long coat Sm. <18 in.
Bloodhound See a photo(external link) Short hair Lg >24 in.
Border collie See a photo(external link) Long hair Md 18-24 in.
Border terrier See a photo(external link) Wire hair Sm. <18 in.
Borzoi See a photo(external link) Long hair Lg >24 in.
Boston terrier See a photo(external link) Short hair Sm. <18 in.
Bouvier des Flandres See a photo(external link) Wire hair Lg >24 in.
Boxer See a photo(external link) Short hair Md 18-24 in.
Briard See a photo(external link) Long hair Md 18-24 in.
Briquet Griffon Vendeen See a photo(external link) Wire hair Md 18-24 in.
Brittany See a photo(external link) Long hair Md 18-24 in.
Brussels Griffon See a photo(external link)
See a photo(external link)
Wire hair Sm. <18 in.
Bull mastiff See a photo(external link) Short hair Lg >24 in.
Bulldog See a photo(external link) Short hair Sm. <18 in.
Bull terrier See a photo(external link) Short hair Sm. <18 in.
Cairn terrier See a photo(external link) Wire hair Sm. <18 in.
Canaan dog See a photo(external link) Short hair Md 18-24 in.
Chesapeake Bay retriever See a photo(external link) Need to check Md 18-24 in.
Chihuahua, long coat See a photo(external link) Long hair Sm. <18 in.
Chihuahua, flat coat See a photo(external link)
See a photo(external link)
Short hair Sm. <18 in.
Chinese crested (hairless) See a photo(external link) Hairless Sm. <18 in.
Chinese crested (fully haired) See a photo(external link) Long hair Sm. <18 in.
Chow chow See a photo(external link) Long hair Md 18-24 in.
Cocker spaniel See a photo(external link) Long hair Sm. <18 in.
Curly coated retriever See a photo(external link) Curly long coat Lg >24 in.
Dachshund (Long-haired) See a photo(external link)
See a photo(external link)
Long hair Sm. <18 in.
Dachshund (standard) See a photo(external link)
See a photo
Short hair Sm. <18 in.
Dachshund (wire-coat) See a photo(external link)
See a photo(external link)
Wire hair Sm. <18 in.
Dalmatian See a photo(external link) Short hair Md 18-24 in.
Dandie Dinmont terrier See a photo(external link) Wire hair Sm. <18 in.
Deerhound See a photo(external link) Wire hair Lg >24 in.
Doberman See a photo(external link) Short hair Lg >24 in.
Dogo Argentino See a photo(external link) Short hair Lg >24 in.
Dogue de Bordeaux See a photo(external link) Short hair Md 18-24 in.
Dutch shepherd (flat coat) See a photo(external link) Short hair Lg >24 in.
Dutch shepherd (long haired) See a photo(external link)
See a photo(external link)
Long hair Lg >24 in.
Dutch shepherd (rough coat) See a photo(external link)
See a photo(external link)
Wire hair Lg >24 in.
English setter See a photo(external link) Long hair Lg >24 in.
English springer spaniel See a photo(external link) Long hair Md 18-24 in.
Field spaniel (Basset-rare) See a photo(external link) Long hair Md 18-24 in.
Field spaniel (Regular) See a photo(external link) Long hair Md 18-24 in.
Fox terrier, rough coat See a photo(external link) Wire hair Sm. <18 in.
Fox terrier, smooth coat See a photo(external link) Short hair Sm. <18 in.
Flat-coated retriever See a photo(external link) Long hair Md 18-24 in.
French bulldog See a photo(external link) Short hair Sm. <18 in.
French pointer See a photo(external link) Short hair Lg >24 in.
German shepherd See a photo(external link) Short hair Lg >24 in.
German spaniel See a photo(external link) Wavy coat Md 18-24 in.
German spitz (Keeshond) See a photo(external link) Long hair Sm. <18 in.
German spitz (Kleinspitz) See a photo(external link) Long hair Sm. <18 in.
German spitz (Mittelspitz) See a photo(external link) Long hair Sm. <18 in.
German wirehair pointer See a photo(external link) Wire hair Lg >24 in.
Golden retriever See a photo(external link) Long hair Md 18-24 in.
Gordon setter See a photo(external link) Wavy coat Lg >24 in.
Great Dane See a photo(external link) Short hair Lg >24 in.
Great Pyrenees See a photo(external link) Long hair Lg >24 in.
Greenland dog See a photo(external link) Long hair Md 18-24 in.
Greyhound See a photo(external link) Short hair Lg >24 in.
Harrier See a photo(external link) Short hair Md 18-24 in.
Havanese See a photo(external link) Long hair Sm. <18 in.
Hovawart See a photo(external link) Short hair Lg >24 in.
Hungarian vizsla See a photo(external link) Short hair Md 18-24 in.
Irish setter (red) See a photo(external link) Long hair Lg >24 in.
Irish setter (Gordon) See a photo(external link) Long hair Lg >24 in.
Irish water spaniel See a photo(external link) Curly long coat Md 18-24 in.
Irish wolfhound See a photo(external link) Wire hair Lg >24 in.
Italian greyhound See a photo(external link) Short hair Sm. <18 in.
Italian spinone See a photo(external link) Wire hair Lg >24 in.
Jack Russell terrier (rough coat) See a photo(external link) Short hair Sm. <18 in.
Jack Russell terrier (smooth coat) See a photo(external link) Short hair Sm. <18 in.
Japanese chin See a photo(external link) Long hair Sm. <18 in.
Japanese spitz See a photo(external link) Long hair Sm. <18 in.
Japanese terrier See a photo(external link) Short hair Sm. <18 in.
Karelian bear dog See a photo(external link) Long hair Md 18-24 in.
King Charles spaniel See a photo(external link) Long hair Sm. <18 in.
Komondor See a photo(external link) Curly long coat Lg >24 in.
Kooiker dog See a photo(external link) Long hair Sm. <18 in.
Labrador retriever See a photo(external link) Short hair Md 18-24 in.
Laekenois See a photo(external link) Wire hair Md 18-24 in.
Lakeland terrier See a photo(external link) Wire hair Sm. <18 in.
Landseer See a photo(external link) Long hair Lg >24 in.
Leonburger See a photo(external link) Long hair Lg >24 in.
Lhasa apso See a photo(external link)
See a photo(external link)
Long hair + furnishings Sm. <18 in.
Lowchen See a photo(external link) Long hair + furnishings Sm. <18 in.
Lurcher See a photo(external link) Wire hair Lg >24 in.
Maltese See a photo(external link)
See a photo(external link)
Long hair + furnishings Sm. <18 in.
Mexican hairless (Xoloitzcuintli) See a photo(external link) Hairless Sm. <18 in.
Munsterlander (large) See a photo(external link) Long hair Lg >24 in.
Munsterlander (small) See a photo(external link) Long hair Md 18-24 in.
Neapolitan mastiff See a photo(external link) Short hair Lg >24 in.
Newfoundland See a photo(external link)
See a photo(external link)
See a photo(external link)
Long hair Lg >24 in.
Norfolk terrier See a photo(external link) Wire hair Sm. <18 in.
Norwegian elkhound See a photo(external link) Long hair Sm. <18 in.
Norwich terrier See a photo(external link) Wire hair Sm. <18 in.
Norwich terrier See a photo(external link) Wire hair Sm. <18 in.
Nova Scotia tolling duck retriever See a photo(external link) Long hair Md 18-24 in.
Old English sheepdog See a photo(external link) Long hair + furnishings Md 18-24 in.
Otterhound See a photo(external link) Wire hair Lg >24 in.
Papillon See a photo(external link) Long hair Sm. <18 in.
Pekingese See a photo(external link) Long hair Sm. <18 in.
Pharaoh hound See a photo(external link) Short hair Md 18-24 in.
Plott hound See a photo(external link) Short hair Md 18-24 in.
Pointer See a photo(external link)
See a photo(external link)
Short hair Lg >24 in.
Pomeranian See a photo(external link) Long hair Sm. <18 in.
Poodle, miniature See a photo(external link) Long hair Sm. <18 in.
Poodle, standard See a photo(external link)
See a photo(external link)
Curly long coat Md 18-24 in.
Portuguese sheepdog Wavy coat Md 18-24 in.
Portuguese water dog See a photo(external link)
See a photo(external link)
Wavy coat Md 18-24 in.
Pug See a photo(external link) Short hair Sm. <18 in.
Puli See a photo(external link) Curly long coat Md 18-24 in.
Rhodesian ridgeback See a photo(external link)
See a photo(external link)
Short hair Lg >24 in.
Rottweiler See a photo(external link) Short hair Lg >24 in.
Rough collie See a photo(external link) Long hair Md 18-24 in.
Saarloos wolfhound See a photo(external link) Short hair Md 18-24 in.
Saint Bernard (rough) See a photo(external link)
See a photo(external link)
Long hair Lg >24 in.
Saint Bernard (flat coat) See a photo(external link) Long hair Lg >24 in.
Saluki (smooth coat) See a photo(external link) Short coat Lg >24 in.
Saluki (mid-length) See a photo(external link) Long coat Lg >24 in.
Saluki (long coat) See a photo(external link) Long hair Lg >24 in.
Samoyed See a photo(external link)
See a photo(external link)
Long hair Md 18-24 in.
Schnauzer, miniature See a photo(external link) Wire hair Sm. <18 in.
Schnauzer, standard See a photo(external link) Wire hair Lg >24 in.
Scottish terrier See a photo(external link)
See a photo(external link)
Wire hair Sm. <18 in.
Shar pei See a photo(external link) Short hair Md 18-24 in.
Shetland sheepdog See a photo(external link)
See a photo(external link)
See a photo(external link)
Long hair Sm. <18 in.
Shiba Inu See a photo(external link)
See a photo(external link)
Long hair Sm. <18 in.
Shih tzu See a photo(external link)
See a photo(external link)
See a photo(external link)
Long hair + furnishings Sm. <18 in.
Schipperke See a photo(external link) Long hair Sm. <18 in.
Siberian Husky See a photo(external link) Long hair Md 18-24 in.
Smooth collie See a photo(external link) Short hair Md 18-24 in.
Staffordshire terrier See a photo(external link) Short hair Sm. <18 in.
Sussex spaniel See a photo(external link) Long hair Sm. <18 in.
Swedish elkhound See a photo(external link) Long hair Lg >24 in.
Tibetan mastiff See a photo(external link)
See a photo(external link)
See a photo(external link)
See a photo(external link)
Long hair Lg >24 in.
Tibetan spaniel See a photo(external link) Long hair Sm. <18 in.
Tibetan terrier See a photo(external link) Long hair + furnishings Sm. <18 in.
Coonhounds See a photo(external link)
See a photo(external link)
See a photo(external link)
See a photo(external link)
Short hair Md 18-24 in.
Weimaraner See a photo(external link) Short hair Md 18-24 in.
Welsh corgi See a photo(external link)
See a photo(external link)
Short hair Sm. <18 in.
Welsh terrier See a photo(external link)
See a photo(external link)
Wire hair Sm. <18 in.
Wetterhoun See a photo(external link)
See a photo(external link)
Curly long coat Md 18-24 in.
Wheaten terrier See a photo(external link) Long hair Md 18-24 in.
Whippet See a photo Short hair Md 18-24 in.
Wire-haired pointing griffon See a photo(external link) Wire hair Md 18-24 in.
Wire-haired vizsla See a photo(external link) Wire hair Md 18-24 in.
Yorkshire terrier See a photo(external link)
See a photo(external link)
Long hair + furnishings Sm. <18 in.





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