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Major Dog Breeds

Below is a list of major dog breeds by size.

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Miniature Sized Dogs
Toy and Miniature Dog Breeds

Affenpinscher - Monkey Dog

Boston Terrier - Considered to be a true American dog.

Brussels Griffon or Griffon Bruxellois - Belgium Griffon, Griffon or Griff

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel - Cavalier or Cav

Chihuahua -

Chinese Crested - Crested, Puff

Dachshund - Doxie (US), Dackel or Teckel (GER, FR), wiener dog/hotdog (US), sausage dog (UK/AUS), Teckel (NL), Worshond (S.A.), Jamnik (PL)

Japanese Chin - Japanese Spaniel  or Chin

King Charles Spaniel - English Toy Spaniel

Maltese - Bichoy Maltaise, Couton

Miniature Pinscher - Zwergpinscher, Min Pin, King of the Toys

Papillon - Phalène (drop ear type) - Continental Toy Spaniel, Epagneul Nain Continental, Butterfly Dog or Squirrel Dog (due to tail carriage)

Pekingese - Foo dog or Fu dog, Peking Palasthund, Peke

Pomeranian - Deutscher Zwergspitz, Toy German Spitz, Zwers or Pom

(Toy) Poodle - Pudle or Caniche

(Australian) Silky Terrier

Tibetan Spaniel - Tibbie

Toy Fox Terrier - American Toy Terrier or Amertoy

Yorkshire Terrier - Yorkie


Small Sized Dogs - Small Dog Breeds

Australian Terrier - Aussie

Beagle - English Beagle

Bichon Frise - Bichon à poil frisé, Bichon Tenerife

Border Terrier

Cairn Terrier

Cardigan Welsh Corgi - Cardigan, CWC, Cardi

Cocker Spaniel: American Cocker Spaniel or English Cocker Spaniel

Dandie Dinmont Terrier - Dandie or Hindlee Terrier

Havanese - Havanese Cuban Bichon, Bichon Havanais, Bichon Havanês, Havaneser, Havanezer, Havana Silk Dog or Bichon Habanero

Italian Greyhound - I.G. or Italians and Piccolo Levriero Italiano

Lakeland Terrier

Lhasa Apso - Lhassa Terrier or Lhasa

Löwchen - Petit Chien Lion or Little Lion Dog

Manchester Terrier

Miniature Bull Terrier

Miniature Schnauzer - Zwergschnauzer

Norfolk Terrier

Norwich Terrier

Pug - Chinese Pug, Mops, Puggu, Carli, Dutch Bulldog


Scottish Terrier - Scottie Dog

Sealyham Terrier

Shetland Sheepdog - Miniature Collie, Sheltie, Mini Lassie

Shih Tzu - Chinese (or Tibetan) Lion Dog or Chrysanthemum Dog

Skye Terrier

West Highland White Terrier - Poltalloch Terrier, Roseneath Terrier, White Roseneath Terrier, Westie or Westy

Wire Fox Terrier - Wire Fox Terrier, Wire-Haired Fox Terrier, Fox Terrier or Foxie


Medium Sized Dogs - Medium Dog Breeds

Airedale Terrier - Waterside Terrier, Bingley Terrier or Airedale

American Eskimo Dog - American Spitz, American Deutscher Spitz or Eskie

American Pit Bull Terrier - APBT or Pit Bull

American Staffordshire Terrier - AmStaff or Pit Bull

American Water Spaniel - AWS

Australian Cattle Dog - Australian Heeler, Blue Heeler (Blue dogs only), Red Heeler (Red dogs only), Queensland Heeler, ACD or Cattle Dog

Australian Shepherd - Aussie

Basenji - African Bush Dog, African Barkless Dog, Ango Angari, Avuvi, Congo Dog, Zande Dog, Egyptian Dingo or African Dingo

Basset Hound

Bearded Collie - Highland Collie, Mountain Collie, Hairy Mou ed Collie, Beardie

Bedlington Terrier - Rothbury Terrier or Rodbery Terrier

Belgian Malinois - Belgian Shepherd Dog, Chien de Berger Belge, Mechelaar, Mechelse Herder, Mechelse Scheper, Pastor Belga Malinois

Border Collie

Boston Terrier - Boston Bull, Boston Bull & Terrier, Boxwood

Brittany - American Brittany, Brittany Pointer or Epagneul Breton

Bulldog - British Bulldog

Bull Terrier - English Bull Terrier

Clumber Spaniel -

Dalmatian - Carriage Dog, Dalmatiner, Dalmatinac, Firehouse Dog, Plum Pudding Dog, Spotted Coach Dog, Dal, Dali

English Springer Spaniel -

Field Spaniel - Field

French Bulldog - Bouledogue Français, Frenchie, Frogdog

Glen of Imaal Terrier - Irish Glen of Imaal Terrier, Nicknames Glen


Irish Terrier - Irish Red Terrier

Keeshond - Dutch Barge Dog, smiling Dutchman, Chien Loup, German Spitz, Deutscher Wolfsspitz, Wolfsspitz, Kees

Kerry Blue Terrier - Irish Blue Terrier, Kerry

Norwegian Elkhound - Norsk Elghund, Norsk Elghund Grå, Gray Norwegian Elkhound, Small Grey Elk Dog, Norwegian Moose Dog

Parson Russell Terrier - Jack Russell Terrier - JRT Jack Russell

Pharaoh Hound - Kelb Tal-Fenek, Pharaoh

Pembroke Welsh Corgi - Pembroke, PWC, Pem, Corgi

Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen - PBGV


Portuguese Water Dog - Cão de Água Português, Portie, PWD, Water Dog

Puli - Hungarian Puli, Pulik (plural), Hungarian Water Dog

Samoyed - Bjelkier, Samoiedskaya Sobaka, Nenetskaya Laika, Smiley, Smiling Sammy, Sammy, Sam

Siberian Husky - Chukcha, Chuksha, Keshia, Siberian or Husky

Smooth Fox Terrier - SFT, Foxie

Soft Coated Wheaten - Irish Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier, Irish Softcoated Wheaten Terrier, Wheaten

Staffordshire Bull Terrier - Staffy, Staff, SBT, Stafford, Staffy Bull, Nanny Dog

Standard Schnauzer - Mittelschnauzer, Schnauzer

Sussex Spaniel -

Tibetan Terrier - Tsang Apso

Welsh Springer Spaniel - Welsh Springer, Welshie

Welsh Terrier - Welshie, WT

Whippet -

Wirehaired Pointing Griffon - Griffon d'arrêt à poil dur Korthals, Korthals Pointing Griffon, Korthals Griffon


Large Sized Dogs - Large Dog Breeds

Afghan Hound - Baluchi Hound, Sage Baluchi, Tazi, Ogar Afgan

Akita Inu - Japanese Akita, Akita

Alaskan Malamute - Mal

Bernese Mountain Dog - Berner Sennenhund, Bouvier Bernois, Bovaro Bernese, Dürrbächler, Berner

Black and Tan Coonhound

Bloodhound - Chien de Saint-Hubert, St. Hubert Hound

Borzoi - Barzoï, Russian Wolfhound, Russkaya Psovaya Borzaya, Psovoi

Bouvier des Flandres - Flanders Cattle Dog, Vlaamse Koehond

Boxer - German Boxer, Deutscher Boxer

Briard - Berger de Brie, Berger Briard


Canaan Dog - Kelev K'naani

Chesapeake Bay Retriever - Chessie

Chinese Shar-Pei - Chinese Fighting Dog

Chow Chow - Chow

Collie - Rough Collie and Smooth Collie

Curly-Coated Retriever - Curly, CCR

Doberman Pinscher - Dobermann, Dobe, Dobie

English Foxhound -

English Setter - Lawerack, Laverack, Llewellin (or Llewellyn) Setter

Finnish Spitz - Suomenpystykorva, Finish pets

Flat-Coated Retriever - Flatcoat, Flattie or Flatte

German Pinscher - Deutscher Pinscher

German Shepherd - Deutscher Schäferhund, Schäferhund, Alsatian, Berger Allemand, GSD

German Shorthaired Pointer - Deutscher kurzhaariger Vorstehhund, Deutsch Kurzhaar, Kurzhaar, GSP, DK

German Wirehaired Pointer - Deutsch Drahthaar,
Deutscher Drahthaariger Vorstehhund, Drahthaar

Giant Schnauzer - Riesenschnauzer

Golden Retriever - Golden Yellow Retriever, Goldie

Gordon Setter -

Great Dane - Danish Hound, German Mastiff, Grand Danois, Dogue Allemand, Deutsche Dogge, Dänischer Hund, Dane, Gentle Giant

 Great Pyrenees - Great Pyrenees, Chien des Pyrénées, Chien de Montagne des Pyrénées, Montañés del Pirineo

Greater Swiss Mountain Dog - Großer Schweizer Sennenhund, Large Swiss Mountain Dog, Swissy, GSMD

Greyhound - English Greyhound

Ibizan Hound - Ibizan Podenco, Ibizan Warren Hound, Podenco Ibicenco, Ca Eivissenc

Irish Setter - Red Setter (Modder rhu - Gaelic for red setter), Irish Red Setter

Irish Water Spaniel - Whiptail, Shannon Spaniel, Rat Tail Spaniel, Bog Dog

Irish Wolfhound - Cú Faoil

Komondor - Hungarian Komondor, Hungarian Sheepdog

Kuvasz - Hungarian Kuvasz

Labrador Retriever - Lab, Labrador, Labby

Mastiff - Old English Mastiff

Neapolitan Mastiff - Mastino Napoletano, Mastino, Italian Bulldog, Italian Mastiff, Neo Mastiff, Neo

Newfoundland - Newf, Newfie

Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever - Yarmouth Toller, Little River Duck Dog, Little Red Duck Dog, Toller, Red Tornado

Old English Sheepdog -

Otter Hound -

Polish Lowland Sheepdog - Polski Owczarek Nizinny (Polish), Valee Sheepdog, PON, Nizinny, PLS

Pointer -

Rhodesian Ridgeback - African Lion Dog, African Lion Hound

Rottweiler - Rottie, Rott, Weily

Saint Bernard - St. Bernhardshund, Bernhardiner, Alpine Mastiff

Saluki - Gazelle Hound, Royal Dog of Egypt, Persian Greyhound, Tazi

Scottish Deerhound - Deerhound

Shiba Inu - Japanese Shiba Inu, Japanese Small Size Dog, Shiba Ken, Shiba

Spinone Italiano - Italian Spinone, Italian Griffon, Italian Wire-haired Pointer, Italian Coarsehaired Pointer, Spinone

Vizsla - Hungarian Vizsla, Hungarian Pointer, Magyar Vizsla

Weimaraner - Weimaraner Vorstehhund, Weim, Gray Ghost


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