Dog Breed Profiles

Here we are building a list of dog breed profiles. Our profiles aim to be jargon-free and down to earth, giving an honest overview of the breed from the point of view of someone who has experience of owning or working with these dogs. Hence, it may take us some time to build it up.

If you cannot see your breed below, and would like to complete a breed profile for us or supply pictures for one of the dog breed profiles, please get in touch.

Affenpinscher Breed Profile

Spirited and smart, the Affenpinscher is the embodiment of a “big dog in a small dog’s body”, consistently demonstrating a courageous attitude quite disproportionate to

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Akita Breed Profile

Extremely loyal and affectionate, it is easy to understand why the Akita is often dubbed one of the “gentle giants” of dog breeds. Exceptionally people-oriented

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American Bulldog Breed Profile

Loving, loyal and affectionate, the American Bulldog’s popularity as a beloved family pet is justly deserved. Its playfulness and high energy levels mean it thrives

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Beagle Breed Profile

Originally bred as a scent hound, the Beagle is a small to medium sized dog which is mainly kept today as a companion. Similar to

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Bichon Frise Breed Profile

The cheerful Bichon Frise is a charming companion for virtually all ages. Enjoying attention and lots of affection, they like nothing better than to curl

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Border Collie Breed Profile

The Border Collie is an intelligent, agile and energetic breed that loves nothing more than running outdoors. Best known for its job herding sheep, Border

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Border Terrier Breed Profile

The Border Terrier is a fearless, intelligent and loving breed with the typical terrier attribute of high activity levels, which keep them alert throughout the

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Boston Terrier Breed Profile

The loveable “American Gentleman”, a moniker given to the Boston Terrier on account of their distinctive markings, is a cheery little breed with a big

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Boxer Breed Profile

The Boxer is a medium-large Germanic dog with an affable personality. A loyal and lively companion, the Boxer is considered to be one of the

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Bullmastiff Breed Profile

Calm, loyal and affectionate by nature, the Bullmastiff’s top priority is its inclusion in and protection of its human family. Originally bred as guard dogs,

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Cane Corso Breed Profile

The Cane Corso – which is pronounced “Kah-Nay Kor-So” – is an old Italian breed. They are large, muscular working dogs that can make excellent

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Cavapoo Breed Profile

The Cavapoo is the crossbreed offspring of a Cavalier King Charles spaniel and a Miniature Poodle. They were originally bred to offer a hypoallergenic dog

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Chihuahua Breed Profile

The Chihuahua’s tiny stature and huge, expressive eyes combine to result in what many people find to be irresistible cuteness. Looks can be deceiving, however,

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Chinese Crested Breed Profile

The Chinese Crested is a relatively small dog that occurs naturally in two varieties: The Hairless and the Powderpuff. Despite their very different appearances, both

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Chow Chow Breed Profile

The Chow Chow is a very unique and distinct-looking dog breed that is native to Northern China. Its large head, deep set eyes, curly tail

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Cocker Spaniel Breed Profile

There are two breeds of dog known as Cocker Spaniels: the English Cocker Spaniel and the American Cocker Spaniel. Their name derives from ‘cocker’ meaning

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Dalmatian Breed Profile

Instantly recognisable owing to its spotted coat, the Dalmatian is a sleek, muscular breed of medium size, with a massive amount of stamina. Intelligent and

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Doberman Breed Profile

Largely due to their origins as highly effective guard dogs, Dobermans are a breed that has developed a reputation for savagery and aggression, which is

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Great Dane Breed Profile

The Great Dane is widely recognised for its size and strength, being one of the largest dog breeds to date. Nevertheless, they are sweet-natured, affectionate

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Jack Russell Breed Profile

Relatively small in size yet brim-full of energy and attitude, it’s easy to understand why Jack Russells have been dubbed “big dogs in little dogs’

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Labradoodle Breed Profile

Exceptionally smart, exceedingly frolicsome and with a never-ending supply of love and affection to give, the Labradoodle ticks most of the boxes when it comes

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Labrador Dog Breed Profile

The Labrador Retriever is possibly the world’s most popular breed of dog – and no wonder. The Labrador is devoted, affectionate and lovable, making him

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Lhasa Apso Breed Profile

Devoted and affectionate, with a dignity that is impossible to overlook, the Lhasa Apso is renowned as a lovable character with an undeniable charm. Spirited

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Maltese Breed Profile

The Maltese dog breed (pronounced Mall-teez) is a lively, intelligent and playful breed.  It is not as common in the UK as other long haired

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Maltipoo Breed Profile

The Maltipoo is a hybrid breed of a Maltese and a Miniature or Toy Poodle. Maltipoos are extremely affectionate little dogs, making them great companion

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Papillon Breed Profile

Alert, affectionate and incredibly intelligent, the Papillon makes an excellent addition to a household. The name “Papillon”, meaning “butterfly” in French, very accurately describes this

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Pomeranian Breed Profile

Pomeranians are the smallest members of the Spitz breed family, but these small dogs often think they’re much bigger than they really are, making their

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Poodle Breed Profile

Poodles have a long history, dating back many centuries. The Poodle is the only breed of dog divided into three official sizes, known as Toy,

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Pug Breed Profile

Also known as a mops hund or Chinese pug dog, the Pug strongly resembles a miniature mastiff with the black mask on its wrinkled face

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Pyrenean Mountain Dog Breed Profile

Loving, sweet-natured and protective, the Pyrenean Mountain Dog truly epitomises the “gentle giant” of dog breeds. These huge dogs are incredibly people-oriented and love nothing

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Shar Pei Breed Profile

The Chinese Shar Pei is a medium-large dog known for its distinctive wrinkles. Although the original form of the breed was a less wrinkled type

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St Bernard Breed Profile

The St Bernard is instantly recognisable by most people as a noble giant struggling through blizzards to rescue stranded, frostbitten travellers, reviving them with brandy

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Weimaraner Breed Profile

The Weimaraner (pronounced VYE-ma-rah-ner) is an athletic, working breed that was originally bred for hunting deer, boar and bears in the early 19th century. Being

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Whippet Breed Profile

Whippets are a friendly and gentle breed. They are well-loved as loyal companions, owing to their calm, quiet nature and strong bonding instinct. These dogs

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