August 20, 2017

AKC and UKC classify breeds into "groups" by their original purpose.
Northern or Spitz types may eventually be sub-divided.
Explore the Group descriptions below, or choose from the
menu bar above to decide which breed best fits your
lifestyle and interests. If you already know just which breed you prefer, use the drop-down
list of all breeds!

Sporting Breeds

Bird dogs hunt and retrieve by scent and sight

Spaniel or Pointer,
Flusher or Setter,
Sporting dogs are
the hunter's go-getter!


Scent and Sight hounds hunt feather or fur

By day or by night,
to tree or to ground,
there's nothing so sweet
as the voice of a hound.

Working Dogs

Service work, police, draft, and protection dogs

Watchman at night,
companion by day,
he does your bidding
at work or at play


Courageous hunters and faithful friends

No fear, no pain,
no game's too rough,
a working terrier
is dog enough!

Toy Breeds

Diminutive, delightful and utterly devoted

A Toy is a toy, a
companion and more,
a treasure, a joy,
and a dog to adore


Utility dogs are multi-purpose, companions

No look-alikes here,
but tricks they can do.
Your very best friend
is rugged and true.

Herding Dogs

Pastoral breeds protect and control stock

They move, gather
and faithfully guard
cattle and sheep and
the kids in the yard.

Miscellaneous/Rare Breeds

Often foreign or newly developed

Shower me not
with gems so rare,
give me instead,
a diamond with hair


They are types or species more than "breeds"

Old as the dingo,
wild as the wind,
wise as coyote,
Man's very best friend

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Bulldog Dog & Puppy Breed Information
The Bulldog averages 45 pounds of wide, low-slung good humor. His short brindle, white, red, or piebald coat is easy to groom, with attention to wrinkles. The trademark screwed-on tail won’t knock over furniture and his smushed Bulldog face is a delight to children and adults.

Bulldog Puppy & Breed Information

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The Bulldog evolved in the British Isles and although used for bull-baiting, that part of his history is long past and dormant. Bulldogs can be as stoic and determined as their ancestors but are above all, a gentle, loving companion. The Bulldog’s voice is strong but he’s not a barker. He’s surprisingly playful and comedic, and Bulldog puppies are incredibly huggable!

Bulldog Coat, Color, Care: The coat is smooth and glossy. His skin is loose at neck and shoulders, and that famous face is heavily wrinkled. Attention to the wrinkles will keep the bulldog’s skin healthy and sweet-smelling.

Bulldog Personality: The breed can be surprisingly silly with owners but is otherwise dignified, good with children, small animals, and other dogs. Breeders have molded the bulldog’s once-ferocious courage into a kind, placid/humorous acceptance of life, with patience to spare.

Exercise Requirements: Bulldogs should be muscular, not fat! Don’t let that shuffle and roll fool you into thinking he won’t thrive on regular outdoor exercise. Bulldogs love a good-weather romp with the kids and need a long morning or evening walk every day.

Health Concerns: The bulldog’s brachycephalic head (pushed-back nose and unnaturally short muzzle) can lead to shortness of breath and gagging. He does not tolerate high heat and humidity well and heavy panting can cause a sticky froth that makes breathing even more difficult. Bulldogs can have an elongated soft palate and when combined with a small trachea, it causes breathing problems. The wrinkled skin is prone to dermatitis if not cared for. Bulldogs can have eye lid anomalies, heart problems and/or hip dysplasia; the latter two can be from being overweight instead of genetics. Some owners report chewing of feet or body but a natural, chemical-free diet and freedom from unneeded medication will usually prevent food allergies and dermatitis.

More Bulldog photos, puppy pictures, and the Official Bulldog Breed Standard

Bulldog AKC Standard
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