Here are the Links to some of the most popular Dog Breeds.

Just, find the dog breed that you want details on, and click the link.

At the bottom of each individual page is a link to a unique list of dog names, that harmonise with the breeds characteristics.

While the American Kennel Club [AKC] is the most popular kennel club in America, there is some form of dog registry in most countries. The Kennel Club is Britain's sole registry. Australian born dogs are registered through the Victorian Canine Association,which is part of Australia's National Kennel Council. And the Canadian Kennel Club [CKC] is Canada's equivalent of the AKC.

This directory is based on the AKC's classification of dogs.

The American Kennel Club [AKC] has divided the dog breeds it recognizes into eight distinct categories. They are: the Sporting Group, Hound Group, Working Group, Non-Sporting Group, Terrier Group, Herding Group,Toy Group, and the Miscellaneous Class.

The Sporting Group: Are active, energetic dogs. They will need plenty of exercise, as they were originally bred to find, flush and retrieve game. Among these are: The Golden Retriever --Labrador Retriever --American Cocker Spaniel.

The Hound Group: Is also involved in the hunt. But this group are more concerned with the chase. Hounds can be slow and methodical, or quick and intense. This is a diverse grouping. Among these are: The Basset Hound--Beagle-- Greyhound--Afghan Hound--Bloodhound--Dachshund

The Working Group: If you want a dog that will protect your home, you will need to consider dogs in the Working Group. These are large and powerful dogs, with strong protective instincts. It is essential that dogs from this group are properly trained. The Doberman Pinscher --Boxer

The Non-Sporting Group: Contains dog breeds that don't quite fit in any of the other groups. Consequently, this is a group with a wide variety of characters, sizes, and general appearance. Among these are: The Boston Terrier -- Bulldog--Chow Chow --Dalmatian --Bichon Frise.

The Terrier Group: Dogs in this group are feisty and active. Terriers love to hunt, with or without you. Aggression towards other dogs is quite a common trait running through this grouping. If your a new dog owner you will need to carefully consider the individual characteristics of each breed before making a choice. The Jack Russell Terrier --Airedale Terrier--Bedlington Terrier --Bull Terrier

The Herding Group: Dogs in this group have a strong herding instinct. They have an abundance of energy and great stamina. If your looking for a dog that will readily respond to obedience training , then this is the group to begin your search in. The Collie --The Border Collie--The Bearded Collie.

The Toy Group: These dogs maybe small in size, but their hearts match those of any other group. There are many charming chracters in this group. If you live in an apartment, a small dog breed is an ideal choice. The Yorkshire Terrier--Miniature Pinscher--Cavalier King Charles Spaniel--Chihuahua

The Miscellaneous Class: Is where the AKC places dog breeds that are still proving themselves. The Swedish Vallhund is a member of this group.

Clearly, the most important thing about any dog is not its pedigree. More important is the bond that will develop and grow between you, and your puppy throughout their lives.

The dog you finally choose is going to be with you for 10-16 years. So choose wisely.

Look for a dog breed that will fit in with your family, and your lifestyle. Be honest with yourself about this. Some breeds are more problematical than others. So, don't bite off more than you can chew just because the puppies look cute.

Finally, a healthy, well-bred dog is a joy to own. It has taken careful work by many dedicated breeders to bring this about. Please don't take any chances. Only buy a puppy from a responsible breeder

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