Welcome to Dog Breeds A to Z. Thinking of adding a new dog or puppy to your family? This website offers a wealth of dog breed information to assist you in choosing the right breed of dog for your family. Our A Z dog breed information guide includes AKC dog breeds and rare dog breeds, including a dog breed profile, dog breed pictures, featured dog breeders, dog breed clubs, rescues, dog breed books, informational links and more.
Before making that important decision on which breed of dog is best suited for your family, lifestyle and home, be sure take some time to learn about all the different dog breeds. There are so many breeds to choose from, so choose wisely!
There are so many things to consider. Are your children old enough to accept a new puppy? Which dog breeds are best with small children. Do you have the time required to care for a dog? Can you afford to feed and take care of the veterinary costs involved with dog ownership? Are you ready to make a life long commitment to a new dog or puppy?
Dogs Central offers thorough information on each type and breed of dog to help you decide on which breed of dog is right for you. Additionally our information will help you decide if you are ready to take on the responsibilities of dog ownership. We hope that you find your visit to be both educational and enjoyable.
Best Kids Dog Breeds
Find Unique Ideas for Naming Your Dog or PuppyWhat you name your dog or puppy is important. Run of the mill dog names such as Fido and Pal are so yesterday! Modern dog owners put lots of thought into coming up with unique puppy names, and the Dog Pages is here to help. We've put together a growing collection of truly unique pet names for deserving dogs of all sexes, shapes, sizes and breeds. And we invite our visitors to contribute their suggestions too!
Dog Breeds For Allergy SufferersHave you been looking for hypo-allergenic (Allergy Free) Dog Breeds? Well don't get your dander up, because there are dog breeds of all sizes for dog lovers with allergies! Dog lovers with allergies are always looking for that special breed of dog that will not cause an allergic reaction. Unfortunately, there are NO completely non-allergic dogs. All dogs can cause an allergic reaction; it has little to do with how much hair they have and more to do with their diet and how often they are groomed. However, there are some breeds (in general, the female of the breed is better), which are hypoallergenic - breeds that are hairless, breeds that naturally don’t shed hair, and breeds that shed very little hair. But, since cats are responsible for about two-thirds of allergens, your chances are better with a dog.
The Connection between Dander and Allergies:Allergies are not a direct result of too much hair, and even dogs with fur like human hair can cause allergies. The sebaceous glands are the culprit. Dogs, like other animals and humans, secrete an oily lubricant (sebum) through their sebaceous glands, which keeps their skin supple and their coat (hair) shiny. The allergen in the secretion causes the allergic reaction and is present in dog’s saliva and dander. As a dog ages and the skin dries, more sebum is produced and the scaly bits of dried skin are released, resulting in dander (or dandruff in humans). It’s important to be careful when buying a puppy because you might not have an immediate allergic reaction. Puppy’s skin is supple and sebum isn’t released so they have no dander, but, you might eventually get an allergic reaction as the puppy ages and dander forms.
Hypo-Allergenic Dog Breeds By Size
Teacup Hypoallergenic Dog BreedsLabradoodles Labradoodle dog, Labradoodle puppyThis hybrid dog breed was created just for allergy sufferers - combining the hypoallergenic trait of the Poodle dog breed with the easygoing charm and intelligence of the Labrador Retriever dog. The result is a gorgeous family companion that can be an excellent choice for allergy sufferers. Goldendoodle DogsGoldendoodle Dogs Ditto to the Labradoodle dog breed, but substitute the golden good looks and sunny disposition of the Golden Retriever Dog. basenji dogBasenji Dogs Shed little or no hair, have no doggy smell and they groom themselves like cats; however, they do not do well with non-canine pets. They are energetic and easily trainable. Bichon Frise DogsBichon Frise Dogs Shed little or no hair but must be groomed once a month. They are affectionate, intelligent and independent. They love people and children and are easily trainable. poodle dogsPoodle Dogs Shed little or no hair and are intelligent and easily trainable. They have a good temperament, but if untrained, they tend to bark a lot. Also, be careful with the mixed breeds. Chinese Crested DogsChinese Crested Dogs Shed little or no hair, have no doggy odor and are not prone to ticks or fleas. They are affectionate, lovable, energetic and easily trainable. They are not barkers. schnauzer dogs, schnauzer puppiesSchnauzer Dogs Shed little or no hair, are great house pets and love children. They will bark and make good watchdogs and mouse catchers. Shih Tzu dogsShih Tzu Dogs Shed little or no hair and is alert and spunky. They make good watchdogs even though they are small. yorkshire terrier dogs, yorkie dogsYorkshire Terrier Dogs (Yorkie Dogs) Shed little or no hair, but their temperament is that of the Terrier breed. They are good watchdogs but tend to be snappish if teased or surprised. They are easy to train, but a little stubborn. Cost for the Referenced Breeds: It is difficult to find a price range for any of the above dog breeds without going to each breeder’s site and requesting information, but, suffice it to say that pure-bred and designer dogs will cost you several hundred to several thousand dollars, depending on the breed. You can, however, check with the Humane Society and other dog adoption shelters because it is estimated that about forty percent of all dogs in those shelters are pure-bred dogs. If you love dogs, please don’t refrain from getting one because of allergies. There are so many dog breeds to choose from and so many allergy medications on the market that will help ease your suffering
Labrador Retriever Breeders - Labrador Retriever Dogs & Puppies For Sale
Yellow Labrador Retriever Breeders - Black Labrador Retriever Breeders - Chocolate Labrador Retriever Dog BreedersIf you are looking for a healthy, home raised Labrador Retriever puppy from a responsible Labrador Retriever breeder, you have come to the right web site. The Dog Page's Labrador Retriever Breeders Directory showcases reputable breeders of Labrador Retriever dogs and puppies. We are gravely concerned about the growing number of puppy mills in the US, Canada, the UK and internationally. Our mandate is to provide advertising ONLY to breeders who meet our guidelines for responsible dog breeders, which can be viewed here. Each Labrador Retriever breeder showcased below has provided us with details of their breeding practices, and references attesting to their being a caring, responsible breeder and dog lover. While we have pre-screened the Labrador Retriever breeders listed below, we have not physically inspected their premises. Be sure to read our disclaimer before making contact. Our informative article "How to Recognize a Caring, Responsible Dog Breeder" can help you in your quest to find the perfect Labrador Retriever puppy from a breeder you can trust. If you want to learn more about Labrador Retrievers before you begin the process of locating a breeder, please read our in-depth Labrador Retriever Dog Breed Information section with lots of pictures of Labrador Retriever dogs and puppies.
Labrador Retriever Dog Breeders List
Small Dog FactsSmall dogs fit well into smaller spaces. A great choice for apartment living. Small dogs tend to be more hypo-allergenic than larger breeds. This is a mathematical certainty - there is less dog per square inch - thus less area on which dust and pollen can settle. Small dogs tend to live longer than larger breeds. A small breed puppy, acquired from a reputable breeder and properly cared for will generally live between 12 and 16 years.
Small Dogs A to Z
All About Terrier Dog BreedsIf you have been thinking about adding a terrier dog or puppy to your family, you're probably wondering about which breed of terrier is best suited to your lifestyle. With so many different types, sizes and breeds of terrier out there, it's important to make an educated decision. And making that choice can be a daunting task! The Dog Pages is here to help. We offer a ton of info about terrier dog breeds listed from A to Z. You'll find in-depth dog breed information profiles with plenty of pictures, videos and links to other quality online resources. We'll help you feel confident in your choice of terrier, and also help you to find where to adopt or purchase a terrier dog or puppy near you.
A to Z List of Terrier Dog Breeds With Pictures
Affenpinscher Airedale Terrier American Pit Bull Terrier Australian Terrier Bedlington Terrier Border Terrier Boston Terrier Bull Terrier Cairn Terrier Cesky Terrier Dandie Dinmont Terrier Giant Schnauzer Jack Russell Terrier Manchester Terrier Miniature Schnauzer Norfolk Terrier Norwich Terrier Parson Russell Terrier Patterdale Terrier Rat Terrier Scottish Terrier Sealyham Terrier Silky Terrier Skye Terrier Smooth Fox Terrier Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Staffordshire Bull Terrier Toy Manchester Terrier Welsh Terrier West Highland White Terrier Wire Fox Terrier Yorkshire Terrier