Breed Profiles

Chinese Crested

This loving, doting little dog comes in the powderpuff and hairless variety, the latter often winning the coveted title of World’s Ugliest Dog! Find out more about Chinese Cresteds here.


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Chow Chow

Chow Chows are known for their lion-like looks and dark tongues. They are fiercely loyal and independent, fairly quiet and have average exercise needs.


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Cocker Spaniel

One thing all Cocker Spaniels have in common are their big, expressive eyes. Here’s the 4 (paws)-1-1 on this cheerful, energetic breed.


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Collie

Just like Lassie, Collies are elegant, loyal and very responsive to humans (which proved to be very helpful when Timmy fell in the well).


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Coton de Tulear

Hailing from Madagascar, the Coton de Tulear may have arrived on the island aboard a crashed ship, according to local tales.


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Curly-Coated Retriever

Extremely devoted to their owners, Curlies will often form a strong bond with one person in the household. Not known to be couch potatoes, this breed loves nothing more than swimming after tennis balls. Learn about their grooming and exercise requirements here.


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Dachshund

Sometimes called a wiener dog or sausage dog due to its elongated shape, the Dachshund is the sixth most popular breed in the U.S. Find out more about them here.


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Dalmatian

Instantly recognizable by their spotted bodies, Dalmatians are fun and energetic dogs who fit in well with active families.


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Dandie Dinmont Terrier

Named after a character in a 19th century novel, the Dandie Dinmont is a true terrier, and can be recognized by its long, low body. With either a pepper or mustard coat, Dandies are a solid little breed. Learn more here.


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Doberman Pinscher

Often seen as guard dogs or police dogs, the Doberman is also a popular and loyal pet. Dobes are often recognized with their black and tan coats, cropped ears and docked tail. Read more about them here.


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