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Hoping to meet a specific dog breed (or cat breed), or do you just want to meet all 150+ breeds? Find your favorites on our list of breeds so you won’t miss a single wag, whisker, or woof! They’ll all be there to meet you at the January 25-26, 2020 AKC Meet the Breeds event.

Dog Breeds

  • Afghan Hound +

    Afghan Hound standing outdoors in the sunlight.Among the most eye-catching of all dog breeds, the Afghan Hound is an aloof and dignified aristocrat of sublime beauty. Despite his regal appearance, the Afghan can exhibit an endearing streak of silliness and a profound loyalty.

    Learn about the Afghan Hound

  • Airedale Terrier +

    His size, strength, and unflagging spirit have earned the Airedale Terrier the nickname “The King of Terriers.” The Airedale stands among the world’s most versatile dog breeds and has distinguished himself as hunter, athlete, and companion.

    Learn about the Airedale Terrier

  • Akita +

    Akita standing in three-quarter view, head turned forwardAkitas are muscular, double-coated dogs of ancient Japanese lineage famous for their dignity, courage, and loyalty. In their native land, they are venerated as family protectors and symbols of good health, happiness, and long life.

    Learn about the Akita

  • Alaskan Malamute +

    Alaskan Malamute sitting facing forwardAn immensely strong, heavy-duty worker of spitz type, the Alaskan Malamute is an affectionate, loyal, and playful but dignified dog recognizable by his well-furred plumed tail carried over the back, erect ears, and substantial bone.

    Learn about the Alaskan Malamute

  • American Eskimo Dog +

    American Eskimo Dog sitting facing forwardThe American Eskimo Dog combines striking good looks with a quick and clever mind in a total brains-and-beauty package. Neither shy nor aggressive, Eskies are always alert and friendly, though a bit conservative when making new friends.

    Learn about the American Eskimo Dog

  • American Staffordshire Terrier +

    American Staffordshire TerrierThe American Staffordshire Terrier, known to their fans as AmStaffs, are smart, confident, good-natured companions. Their courage is proverbial. A responsibly bred, well-socialized AmStaff is a loyal, trustworthy friend to the end.

    Learn about the American Staffordshire Terrier

  • Australian Shepherd +

    The Australian Shepherd, a lean, tough ranch dog, is one of those “only in America” stories: a European breed perfected in California by way of Australia. Fixtures on the rodeo circuit, they are closely associated with the cowboy life.

    Learn about the Australian Shepherd

  • Australian Terrier +

    Australian Terrier standing in three-quarter view, head facing forwardThe diminutive Australian Terrier is plucky, spirited, and smart—how did they fit so much dog into such a bitty package? Upbeat and lively, the self-assured Aussie approaches life with plenty of the old-time terrier curiosity and grit.

    Learn about the Australian Terrier

  • Barbet +

    Barbet lying in three-quarter view.An archetypic water dog of France, the Barbet is a rustic breed of medium size and balanced proportions who appears in artwork as early as the 16th century. An agile athlete, the Barbet has been used primarily to locate, flush, and retrieve birds. He has a cheerful disposition and is very social and loyal.

    Learn about the Barbet

  • Basenji +

    Basenji standing in three-quarter viewThe Basenji, Africa’s “Barkless Dog,” is a compact, sweet-faced hunter of intelligence and poise. They are unique and beguiling pets, best for owners who can meet their exercise needs and the challenge of training this catlike canine.

    Learn about the Basenji

  • Basset Fauve de Bretagne +

    Basset Fauve de Bretagne standing on a beach.Smart, courageous and determined, the Basset Fauve de Bretagne is a serious hunter, easily adaptable to different types of game and terrain. It is equally an excellent companion dog, being cheerful, intelligent and eager to please.

    Learn about the Basset Fauve de Bretagne

  • Basset Hound +

    Basset Hound lying down facing forward in three-quarter viewAmong the most appealing of the AKC breeds, the endearing and instantly recognizable Basset Hound is a perennial favorite of dog lovers all over the world. This low-slung and low-key hound can be sometimes stubborn, but is always charming.

    Learn about the Basset Hound

  • Beagle +

    Beagle standing facing forward in three-quarter viewNot only is the Beagle an excellent hunting dog and loyal companion, it is also happy-go-lucky, funny, and—thanks to its pleading expression—cute. They were bred to hunt in packs, so they enjoy company and are generally easygoing.

    Learn about the Beagle

  • Bearded Collie +

    Bearded Collie standing facing forward in three-quarter viewA boisterous and charismatic droving dog from Scotland, the shaggy-coated Bearded Collie (“Beardie” to his friends) enjoys outdoor exercise in all weather. Bred to be independent decision-makers, they can be willful but are always friendly.

    Learn about the Bearded Collie

  • Beauceron +

    Beauceron sitting in three-quarter view facing leftThe Beauceron is imposing and powerful, but also remarkably smart, spirited, and a versatile herder—imagine a Border Collie’s brain in a 100-pound body. They are especially beloved by women as a dashing but sensitive companion and protector.

    Learn about the Beauceron

  • Bedlington Terrier +

    Bedlington Terrier sitting, body facing forward, head facing leftGraceful terriers in sheep’s clothing, Bedlington Terriers, named for the English mining shire where they were first bred, are genial housemates, alert watchdogs, versatile athletes, and irresistibly cuddly TV-time companions.

    Learn about the Bedlington Terrier

  • Belgian Malinois +

    Belgian Malinois standing in three-quarter viewThe smart, confident, and versatile Belgian Malinois is a world-class worker who forges an unbreakable bond with his human partner. To deny a Mal activity and the pleasure of your company is to deprive him of his very reasons for being.

    Learn about the Belgian Malinois

  • Belgian Sheepdog +

    Belgian Sheepdog standing in three-quarter viewThe Belgian Sheepdog is a highly trainable herder whose versatility and intelligence is the stuff of canine legend. This is a breed built for hard work, and plenty of it. These sensitive souls crave human companionship and abhor neglect.

    Learn about the Belgian Sheepdog

  • Belgian Tervuren +

    Belgian Tervuren sitting facing forward.The elegant, agile Belgian Tervuren is a bright and self-assured herding dog of medium size, known to be affectionate and possessive with loved ones. Lots of hard work and challenging play is heaven for this tireless, do-it-all dog.

    Learn about the Belgian Tervuren

  • Bergamasco Sheepdog +

    Bergamasco Sheepdog standing sideways facing forwardGenerally happy with kids and other animals, the low-maintenance and robustly healthy Bergamasco is much more than a show-stopping hairdo. Eager to please, smart, and stubbornly devoted to work, Bergamascos are patient but protective.

    Learn about the Bergamasco Sheepdog

  • Berger Picard +

    Two Berger Picards sitting together in a pasture.The Berger Picard is a lanky herding dog of strong bone and sturdy build. Picards spent centuries as take-charge independent problem-solvers, so early socialization and positive training are necessary to cope with their stubborn streak.

    Learn about the Berger Picard

  • Bernese Mountain Dog +

    bernese mountain dog working groupBig, powerful, and built for hard work, the Bernese Mountain Dog is also strikingly beautiful and blessed with a sweet, affectionate nature. Berners are generally placid but are always up for a romp with the owner, whom they live to please..

    Learn about the Bernese Mountain Dog

  • Bichon Frise +

    Bichon Frise lying down in three-quarter view facing fowardThe small but sturdy and resilient Bichon Frise stands among the world’s great “personality dogs.” Since antiquity, these irresistible canine comedians have relied on charm, beauty, and intelligence to weather history’s ups and downs.

    Learn about the Bichon Frise

  • Biewer Terrier +

    Biewer Terrier sitting in a field of dandelions.The Biewer Terrier is an elegant, longhaired, tri-colored toy terrier whose only purpose in life is to love and be loved. They maintain a charming, whimsical attitude well into adulthood. Carrying around a toy or two is not surprising.

    Learn about the Biewer Terrier

  • Bloodhound +

    Bloodhound standing in three-quarter view facing forwardThe world famous “Sleuth Hound” does one thing better than any creature on earth: find people who are lost or hiding. An off-duty Bloodhound is among the canine kingdom’s most docile citizens, but he’s relentless and stubborn on scent.

    Learn about the Bloodhound

  • Border Terrier +

    Border Terrier sitting facing forwardAdmirers of the upbeat and agile Border Terrier cherish their breed’s reputation as a tough, no-frills working terrier. These plucky, happy, and affectionate dogs are popular pets in town and country. The wiry coat is an easy keeper.

    Learn about the Border Terrier

  • Borzoi +

    Borzoi standing sideways facing left in grass with pine trees in backgroundAmong the most impressively beautiful of all dogs, the aristocratic Borzoi is cherished for his calm, agreeable temperament. In full stride, he is a princely package of strength, grace, and glamour flying by at 35 to 40 miles per hour.

    Learn about the Borzoi

  • Boston Terrier +

    Boston TerrierThe Boston Terrier is a lively little companion recognized by his tight tuxedo jacket, sporty but compact body, and the friendly glow in his big, round eyes. His impeccable manners have earned him the nickname “The American Gentleman.”

    Learn about the Boston Terrier

  • Bouvier des Flandres +

    Bouvier des Flandres standing facing forwardThey don’t build ’em like this anymore. Burly and barrel-chested, the tousle-coated dog of Flandres is from a time and place where a dog had to work like … well, a dog. These smart and steady all-purpose workers make excellent watchdogs.

    Learn about the Bouvier des Flandres

  • Boxer +

    Loyalty, affection, intelligence, work ethic, and good looks: Boxers are the whole doggy package. Bright and alert, sometimes silly, but always courageous, the Boxer has been among America’s most popular dog breeds for a very long time.

    Learn about the Boxer

  • Boykin Spaniel +

    Boykin Spaniel head and shoulders facing forward.A medium-sized flushing and retrieving dog known for its rich brown coat, the Boykin Spaniel is avid, eager, merry, and trainable. This mellow housedog and tenacious bird dog was once South Carolina’s best-kept secret.

    Learn about the Boykin Spaniel

  • Briard +

    Briard standing sideways facing leftThe Briard packs so much loyalty, love, and spirit into its ample frame that it’s often described as a “heart wrapped in fur.” The dashing good looks of these muscular Frenchmen radiate a distinct aura of Gallic romance and elegance..

    Learn about the Briard

  • Brittany +

    Brittany standing in body of water surrounded by reedsSportsmen on both sides of the Atlantic cherish the agile, energetic Brittany as a stylish and versatile gundog. Bright and eager at home, and tireless afield, Brittanys require a lot of exercises, preferably with their favorite humans.

    Learn about the Brittany

  • Brussels Griffon +

    Brussels Griffon standing in three-quarter view facing forwardTipping the scales at no more than 12 pounds, this human-like toy of complex character has enough personality for 10 ordinary dogs. A sensitive companion for discerning grownups, the Brussels Griffon is smart, devoted, and comically self-important.

    Learn about the Brussels Griffon

  • Bull Terrier +

    Bull Terrier standing facing forwardAmong the most comical and mischievous citizens of dogdom, the Bull Terrier is playful and endearing, sometimes stubborn, but always devoted. These unique “eggheads” are exuberant, muscular companions who thrive on affection and exercise.

    Learn about the Bull Terrier

  • Bulldog +

    Bulldog standing facing forwardKind but courageous, friendly but dignified, the Bulldog is a thick-set, low-slung, well-muscled bruiser whose “sourmug” face is the universal symbol of courage and tenacity. These docile, loyal companions adapt well to town or country.

    Learn about the Bulldog

  • Canaan Dog +

    Canaan Dog standing sideways facing left, head turned rightOne of the AKC’s oldest breeds, the Canaan Dog is the national dog of Israel. This quick, medium-sized pasture dog is docile with family, aloof with strangers. The ever-alert Canaan is a vocal and persistent guardian of flock and home.

    Learn about the Canaan Dog

  • Cane Corso +

    Cane Corso head and shoulders.Smart, trainable, and of noble bearing, the assertive and confident Cane Corso is a peerless protector. The Corso’s lineage goes back to ancient Roman times, and the breed’s name roughly translates from the Latin as “bodyguard dog.”

    Learn about the Cane Corso

  • Cardigan Welsh Corgi +

    Cardigan Welsh Corgi sitting in three-quarter view looking up.The Cardigan Welsh Corgi is a masterpiece of the breeder’s art: Every aspect of its makeup is perfectly suited to moving cattle, and yet it is so congenial and sweet-faced that it would be a cherished companion even if it never did a day’s work.

    Learn about the Cardigan Welsh Corgi

  • Cesky Terrier +

    Cesky Terrier standing in three-quarter viewThe Cesky Terrier, national dog of the Czech Republic, is a clever and adventurous playmate for kids and an eager walking buddy for the folks. They are tenacious at work, but a little more laid back and tractable than the usual terrier.

    Learn about the Cesky Terrier

  • Chinese Crested +

    Chinese Crested standing in three-quarter viewWith their spotted pink skin, spiky “crested” hairdo, furry socks and feathery tail, you can’t mistake the sweet and slender Chinese Crested for any other breed. This frolicsome, ultra-affectionate companion dog is truly a breed apart.

    Learn about the Chinese Crested

  • Chinese Shar-Pei +

    Chinese Shar-Pei standing in three-quarter viewThis fascinating but challenging breed of ancient pedigree is steadfastly loyal to family, but standoffish with strangers. The Chinese Shar-Pei has physical characteristics that make him a one-of-a-kind companion and guardian dog.

    Learn about the Chinese Shar-Pei

  • Chow Chow +

    Chow Chow standing facing left, head turned forwardThe Chow Chow, an all-purpose dog of ancient China, presents the picture of a muscular, deep-chested aristocrat with an air of inscrutable timelessness. Dignified, serious-minded, and aloof, the Chow Chow is a breed of unique delights.

    Learn about the Chow Chow

  • Cirneco dell'Etna +

    Cirneco dell’Etna standing in grass in three-quarter viewThe sleek and sinewy Cirneco dell’Etna, the ancient coursing hound of Sicily, is an athletic hunter given to quick bursts of speed. As housedogs, Cirnechi are mild, low-maintenance companions cherished for their loyal and gentle nature.

    Learn about the Cirneco dell’Etna

  • Clumber Spaniel +

    Clumber Spaniel lying on a white background.A dignified and mellow hunting companion of kings, the Clumber Spaniel is the largest of the AKC flushing spaniels. For those who can handle some shedding and drooling, the amiable Clumber is an amusing best friend and a gentlemanly housemate.

    Learn about the Clumber Spaniel

  • Cocker Spaniel +

    Two Cocker Spaniels sitting side by side facing forwardThe merry and frolicsome Cocker Spaniel, with his big, dreamy eyes and impish personality, is one of the world’s best-loved breeds. They were developed as hunting dogs, but Cockers gained their wide popularity as all-around companions.

    Learn about the Cocker Spaniel

  • Collie +

    Collie standing in three-quarter view facing forwardThe majestic Collie, thanks to a hundred years as a pop-culture star, is among the world’s most recognizable and beloved dog breeds. The full-coated “rough” Collie is the more familiar variety, but there is also a sleek “smooth” Collie.

    Learn about the Collie

  • Curly-Coated Retriever +

    Curly-Coated Retriever lying in three-quarter view facing forwardThe Curly-Coated Retriever, among the oldest of the retriever breeds, is a famously versatile gundog and peerless swimmer. Poised, proud, and wickedly smart, the Curly is a thinking person’s retriever who will never quit before you do.

    Learn about the Curly Coated Retriever

  • Dalmatian +

    Dalmatian standing in three-quarter view facing forwardThe dignified Dalmatian, dogdom’s citizen of the world, is famed for his spotted coat and unique job description. During their long history, these “coach dogs” have accompanied the horse-drawn rigs of nobles, gypsies, and firefighters.

    Learn about the Dalmatian

  • Dandie Dinmont Terrier +

    Dandie Dinmont Terrier standing in three-quarter viewThe unique-looking Dandie Dinmont Terrier is a tough but dignified little exterminator. Sturdily built for the rigors of farm life, they will agreeably adapt to city living. Dandies are compact companions blessed with a big personality.

    Learn about the Dandie Dinmont Terrier

  • Doberman Pinscher +

    Doberman Pinscher lying in three-quarter view facing forwardSleek and powerful, possessing both a magnificent physique and keen intelligence, the Doberman Pinscher is one of dogkind’s noblemen. This incomparably fearless and vigilant breed stands proudly among the world’s finest protection dogs.

    Learn about the Doberman Pinscher

  • English Cocker Spaniel +

    English Cocker Spaniel sitting in three-quarter viewThe English Cocker Spaniel lovers often use the word “merry” to describe their breed. Upbeat in the field and mellow at home, this compact, silky-coated bird dog is widely admired for his delightful personality and irresistible good looks.

    Learn about the English Cocker Spaniel

  • English Setter +

    English Setter sitting in three-quarter viewThe English Setter is a medium-sized sporting dog of sweet temper and show-stopping good looks. It is one of the AKC’s four British setters created to work on the distinctly different terrains of England, Ireland, and Scotland.

    Learn about the English Setter

  • Field Spaniel +

    Field Spaniel standing in three-quarter viewThe sweet and sensitive Field Spaniel is famously docile, but vigorous and game for anything when at play or in the field. These close cousins to Cocker Spaniels and Springer Spaniels may be small in number, but their charm is enormous.

    Learn about the Field Spaniel

  • Flat-Coated Retriever +

    Flat-Coated Retriever lying in three-quarter view facing forwardThe Peter Pan of the Sporting Group, the forever-young Flat-Coated Retriever is a gundog of relatively recent origin. Happy, self-assured, and willing to please, a good Flat-Coat will retrieve a duck or a show ribbon with equal aplomb.

    Learn about the Flat-Coated Retriever

  • German Shepherd Dog +

    German Shepherd Dog lying in three-quarter view with front paws crossed.Generally considered dogkind’s finest all-purpose worker, the German Shepherd Dog is a large, agile, muscular dog of noble character and high intelligence. Loyal, confident, courageous, and steady, the German Shepherd is truly a dog lover’s delight.

    Learn about the German Shepherd Dog

  • German Shorthaired Pointer +

    German Shorthaired Pointer lying in three-quarter view, head turned rightThe versatile, medium-sized German Shorthaired Pointer is an enthusiastic gundog of all trades who thrives on vigorous exercise, positive training, and a lot of love. GSP people call their aristocratic companions the “perfect pointer.”

    Learn about the German Shorthaired Pointer

  • German Wirehaired Pointer +

    German Wirehaired Pointer lying in three-quarter view facing forwardWith his sporty weatherproof coat and can-do attitude, the noble German Wirehaired Pointer is a versatile, sturdy gundog who thrives on outdoor activity. Around the house, the GWP is an eager, affectionate, and amusing family companion.

    Learn about the German Wirehaired Pointer

  • Giant Schnauzer +

    giant schnauzerThe Giant Schnauzer is a larger and more powerful version of the Standard Schnauzer, and he should, as the breed standard says, be a “bold and valiant figure of a dog.” Great intelligence and loyalty make him a stellar worker and companion.

    Learn about the Giant Schnauzer

  • Glen of Imaal Terrier +

    Glen of Imaal Terrier standing in three-quarter viewGentler, less excitable than most terriers, but still bold and spirited, the double-coated Glen of Imaal Terrier is named for one of Ireland’s most remote locales. The brave but docile Glen is a strong, no-fuss dog built for hard work.

    Learn about the Glen of Imaal Terrier

  • Golden Retriever +

    Older Golden Retriever sitting facing forwardThe Golden Retriever, an exuberant Scottish gundog of great beauty, stands among America’s most popular dog breeds. They are serious workers at hunting and field work, as guides for the blind, and in search-and-rescue, enjoy obedience and other competitive events, and have an endearing love of life when not at work.

    Learn about the Golden Retriever

  • Gordon Setter +

    Gordon Setter standing in three-quarter view.The Gordon Setter, the black avenger of the Highlands, is a substantial bird dog named for a Scottish aristocrat. Athletic and outdoorsy, Gordons are bold, confident, and resolute in the field, and sweetly affectionate by the fireside.

    Learn about the Gordon Setter

  • Great Dane +

    The easygoing Great Dane, the mighty “Apollo of Dogs,” is a total joy to live with—but owning a dog of such imposing size, weight, and strength is a commitment not to be entered into lightly. This breed is indeed great, but not a Dane.

    Learn about the Great Dane

  • Great Pyrenees +

    Great PyreneesThe Great Pyrenees is a large, thickly coated, and immensely powerful working dog bred to deter sheep-stealing wolves and other predators on snowy mountaintops. Pyrs today are mellow companions and vigilant guardians of home and family.

    Learn about the Great Pyrenees

  • Greater Swiss Mountain Dog +

    Greater Swiss Mountain Dog standing in three-quarter view facing forwardThe Greater Swiss Mountain Dog is a large, immensely strong worker famous for a dense coat of striking black, red, and white markings. Dependable and faithful Swissies earned their feed as herders, drafters, and all-around pasture dogs.

    Learn about the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog

  • Havanese +

    Havanese standing in three-quarter view facing forwardHavanese, the only dog breed native to Cuba, are cheerful little dogs with a spring in their step and a gleam in their big, brown eyes. These vivacious and sociable companions are becoming especially popular with American city dwellers.

    Learn about the Havanese

  • Ibizan Hound +

    Ibizan Hound standing in three-quarter view facing forwardThe Ibizan Hound is a lithe and leggy visitor from the dawn of civilization, bred as a rabbit courser on the rocky shores of Spain’s Balearic Islands. World-class sprinters and leapers, Ibizans need ample space to air out their engines.

    Learn about the Ibizan Hound

  • Irish Red and White Setter +

    Irish Red And White SetterThe rollicking Irish Red and White Setter is an athletic medium-sized bird dog bred primarily for hunting. Fun-loving, friendly, and high-spirited, Irish Red and Whites are a bit shorter and stockier than their cousin the Irish Setter.

    Learn about the Irish Red and White Setter

  • Irish Setter +

    Irish Setter standing facing forward.The Irish Setter is a high-spirited gundog known for grace, swiftness, and a flashy red coat. They are famously good family dogs: sweet-tempered companions for the folks, and rollicking playmates and tennis-ball fetchers for the children.

    Learn about the Irish Setter

  • Irish Terrier +

    Irish Terrier lying in three-quarter viewThe Irish Terrier, “Daredevil” of the Emerald Isle, is a bold, dashing, and courageous terrier of medium size. Known for his fiery red coat and a temperament to match, the Irish Terrier is stouthearted at work and tenderhearted at home.

    Learn about the Irish Terrier

  • Italian Greyhound +

    Two Italian Greyhounds, one standing and one laying down.A true Greyhound in miniature, the elegant Italian Greyhound is an alert, playful, and highly affectionate toy companion. IGs make decorative couch dogs, but at heart they are flash-and-dash coursing hounds with an instinct for pursuit.

    Learn about the Italian Greyhound

  • Keeshond +

    Keeshond standing sideways facing leftThe amiable Keeshond is a medium-sized spitz dog of ample coat, famous for the distinctive “spectacles” on his foxy face. Once a fixture on the canal barges of his native Holland, the Kees was, and remains, a symbol of Dutch patriotism.

    Learn about the Keeshond

  • Kerry Blue Terrier +

    Kerry Blue Terrier standing in three-quarter viewAmong the largest of AKC terriers, the Kerry Blue Terrier is famous for his show-stopping blue coat. Named for the Irish county of his birth, this onetime farm dog is today an alert, adaptable, and animated watchdog and family companion.

    Learn about the Kerry Blue Terrier

  • Komondor +

    komondor working groupA powerfully large Hungarian flock guardian covered in profuse white cords from head to tail, the Komondor is among the world’s most recognizable breeds. The independent and protective Kom requires a firm, experienced hand at training.

    Learn about the Komondor

  • Kuvasz +

    Kuvasz standing in three-quarter view facing forwardThe snow-white Kuvasz is Hungary’s majestic guardian of flocks and companion of kings. A working dog of impressive size and strength, the imposing and thickly coated Kuvasz is a beautiful, smart, profoundly loyal, but challenging breed.

    Learn about the Kuvasz

  • Labrador Retriever +

    Labrador Retriever standing in three-quarter viewThe sweet-faced, lovable Labrador Retriever is America’s most popular dog breed. Labs are friendly, outgoing, and high-spirited companions who have more than enough affection to go around for a family looking for a medium-to-large dog.

    Learn about the Labrador Retriever

  • Lagotto Romagnolo +

    Lagotto Romagnolo lying in three-quarter viewThe Lagotto Romagnolo, Italy’s adorable “truffle dog,” sports a curly coat and lavish facial furnishings. Despite their plush-toy looks, Lagotti are durable workers of excellent nose who root out truffles, a dainty and pricey delicacy.

    Learn about the Lagotto Romagnolo

  • Lakeland Terrier +

    Lakeland Terrier standing in three-quarter view, head turned forwardA bold, zesty “big dog in a small package,” the Lakeland Terrier, named for the Lake District of his native England, was once a farmer’s dog bred to work in packs on sheep-stealing foxes. The Lakie’s coat is hard, wiry, and low-shedding.

    Learn about the Lakeland Terrier

  • Leonberger +

    Leonberger standing in a grassy fieldThe Leonberger is a lush-coated giant of German origin. They have a gentle nature and serene patience and they relish the companionship of the whole family.

    Learn about the Leonberger

  • Lhasa Apso +

    Lhasa Apso standing in three-quarter viewThe lavishly coated Lhasa Apso is a thousand-year-old breed who served as sentinels at palaces and monasteries isolated high in the Himalayas. Smart, confident, and complex, Lhasas are family comedians but regally aloof with strangers.

    Learn about the Lhasa Apso

  • Löwchen +

    Lowchen standing sideways facing left.A companion dog whose name is German for “little lion,” the Löwchen has been a popular pet among Continental Europeans for more than 500 years. The portable, non-shedding Löwchen is said to be affectionate, lively, and brave as a lion.

    Learn about the Löwchen

  • Maltese +

    MalteseThe tiny Maltese, “Ye Ancient Dogge of Malta,” has been sitting in the lap of luxury since the Bible was a work in progress. Famous for their show-stopping, floor-length coat, Maltese are playful, charming, and adaptable toy companions.

    Learn about the Maltese

  • Manchester Terrier +

    Toy Manchester Terrier standing in three-quarter viewThe Manchester Terrier is named after the English city where much of the breed’s early development took place. Sleek, racy dogs who possess a terrier’s ratting instinct and the graceful contours of coursing hounds, Manchesters are spirited, bright, and athletic. These racy dogs come in two size varieties: Standard (not exceeding 22 pounds) and Toy (not exceeding 12 pounds).

    Learn about the Manchester Terrier (Toy) | Manchester Terrier (Standard)

  • Mastiff +

    Mastiff lying on its side sideways facing left, head turned forwardThe colossal Mastiff belongs to a canine clan as ancient as civilization itself. A massive, heavy-boned dog of courage and prodigious strength, the Mastiff is docile and dignified but also a formidable protector of those they hold dear..

    Learn about the Mastiff

  • Miniature Bull Terrier +

    Miniature Bull Terrier standing in three-quarter view facing forwardIn most every way the Miniature Bull Terrier is a Bull Terrier, only smaller. These upbeat, mischievous dogs come equipped with terrier fire and fearlessness. If ever a dog could claim the title “Clown Prince of Dogdom” it’s the Mini.

    Learn about the Miniature Bull Terrier

  • Miniature Schnauzer +

    Miniature Schnauzer standing in three-quarter view facing forwardThe Miniature Schnauzer, the smallest of the three Schnauzer breeds, is a generally healthy, long-lived, and low-shedding companion. Add an outgoing personality, a portable size, and sporty good looks, and you’ve got an ideal family dog.

    Learn about the Miniature Schnauzer

  • Mudi +

    The Mudi is an extremely versatile, intelligent, alert, agile, all-purpose Hungarian farm dog. His courage is useful for working the most stubborn livestock. The breed is a loyal protector of property and family members without being overly aggressive.

    Learn about the Mudi

  • Neapolitan Mastiff +

    The Neapolitan Mastiff is a huge, powerful guarder whose astounding appearance has intimidated intruders since the days of ancient Rome. Wary with strangers, the profusely wrinkled Mastino is sweet, placid, and steady among loved ones.

    Learn about the Neapolitan Mastiff

  • Nederlandse Kooikerhondje +

    Nederlandse Kooikerhondje FieldThe Nederlandse Kooikerhondje is lively, agile, self-confident, good-natured and alert. The breed is faithful, easy-going and friendly in the home. Outdoors he is a true sporting dog being keen, swift, tough, attentive and energetic. With sufficient perseverance and stamina, he enjoys working and does so with a cheerful character.

    Learn about the Nederlandse Kooikerhondje

  • Newfoundland +

    Newfoundland sitting in three-quarter view facing forwardThe massive Newfoundland is a strikingly large, powerful working dog of heavy bone and dignified bearing. The sweet-tempered Newfie is a famously good companion and has earned a reputation as patient and watchful over children.

    Learn about the Newfoundland

  • Norfolk Terrier +

    Norfolk Terrier sitting facing forwardNorfolk Terriers are little, cute, and loyal, and they will gladly curl up in your lap, but don’t dare call them lapdogs. Norfolks, despite their toyish qualities, are genuine terriers—feisty, confident, sturdy, and game for adventure.

    Learn about the Norfolk Terrier

  • Norwegian Buhund +

    Norwegian Buhund standing in three-quarter view facing forwardThe densely coated Norwegian Buhund, a Nordic spitz-type closely associated with the Vikings, is a medium-sized cold-weather worker adept at herding and guarding. As family dogs, Buhunds are smart, affectionate, and steadfastly devoted.

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  • Norwich Terrier +

    Norwich Terrier lying in three-quarter viewNorwich Terriers are plucky little earthdogs named for their hometown in England. The old cliché “a big dog in a small package” was coined for breeds like the Norwich, who can be oblivious to the fact that they are just 10 inches tall.

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  • Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever +

    The smallest of the AKC’s retrievers, the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever is intelligent, affectionate, and eager to please. Play fetch with a tireless Toller until your right arm falls off, and he will ask you to throw left-handed.

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  • Old English Sheepdog +

    Old English Sheepdog sitting in three-quarter view facing forwardThe Old English Sheepdog is the archetypical shaggy dog, famous for his profuse coat and peak-a-boo hairdo, a distinctive bear-like gait, and a mellow, agreeable nature. The OES is a big, agile dog who enjoys exploring and a good romp.

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  • Otterhound +

    Otterhound sitting in three-quarter view facing forwardBig, boisterous, and affectionate, the Otterhound was bred in medieval England for the now-outlawed activity of otter hunting. This scarce breed is known for his dense shaggy coat, webbed feet, acute sense of smell, and affinity for swimming.

    Learn about the Otterhound

  • Papillon +

    Papillon standing facing left, head turned forwardThe quick, curious Papillon is a toy dog of singular beauty and upbeat athleticism. Despite his refined appearance, the Pap is truly a “doggy dog” blessed with a hardy constitution. Papillon fanciers describe their breed as happy, alert, and friendly.

    Learn about the Papillon

  • Parson Russell Terrier +

    Parson Russell Terrier standing in three-quarter viewThe Parson Russell Terrier is a bold and clever terrier, swift enough to run with horses and fearless enough to dig in and flush a fox from his lair. Independent problem solvers, PRTs can have their own ideas on how to go about things..

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  • Pembroke Welsh Corgi +

    Pembroke Welsh Corgi standing facing forward.Among the most agreeable of all small housedogs, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a strong, athletic, and lively little herder who is affectionate and companionable without being needy. They are one of the world’s most popular herding breeds.

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  • Peruvian Inca Orchid +

    Two Peruvian Inca Orchids laying side by side facing forward.Agile, smart and swift, the Peruvian Inca Orchid is an elegant sighthound that developed in Peru. The breed can be hairless or coated, and comes in three sizes: small, medium and large. Lively and alert, these dogs can be very good hunters and do well in lure coursing, rally and agility. In the hairless variety, the skin can be of any color. In the coated variety, all colors are accepted including black, brown, gray, pink, tan and white..

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  • Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen +

    Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen lying in three-quarter view facing forwardThe Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen is a vivacious small French hunting hound known for a happy demeanor and durable constitution. Bred to work in a pack, PBGVs enjoy company and do well with other dogs and kids.

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  • Pharaoh Hound +

    Pharaoh Hound sitting in three-quarter view facing forwardThe Pharaoh Hound, ancient “Blushing Dog” of Malta, is an elegant but rugged sprinting hound bred to course small game over punishing terrain. Quick and tenacious on scent, these friendly, affectionate hounds settle down nicely at home.

    Learn about the Pharaoh Hound

  • Polish Lowland Sheepdog +

    Polish Lowland Sheepdog sitting in three-quarter view facing forwardA shaggy-coated herding dog who thrives on exercise and hard work, the Polish Lowland Sheepdog is clever, confident, and a bit stubborn. Compact, alert, and adaptable, they are beloved companions and watchdogs of Polish city dwellers.

    Learn about the Polish Lowland Sheepdog

  • Pomeranian +

    Pomeranian standing in three-quarter view facing forwardThe tiny Pomeranian, long a favorite of royals and commoners alike, has been called the ideal companion. The glorious coat, smiling, foxy face, and vivacious personality have helped make the Pom one of the world’s most popular toy breeds.

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  • Poodle +

    Whether Standard, Miniature, or Toy, the Poodle stands proudly among dogdom’s true aristocrats. Beneath the curly, low-allergen coat is an elegant athlete and companion for all reasons and seasons.

    Learn about the Poodle (Standard) | Poodle (Miniature) | Poodle (Toy)

  • Portuguese Podengo Pequeno +

    Portuguese Podengo Pequeno standing in three-quarter view facing forward.Classified as a hound, the alert and playful little Portuguese Podengo Pequeno is a quick, athletic rabbit hunter of ancient lineage. Pequenos love to run, romp, and chase when outdoors but make charming and well-mannered housemates.

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  • Portuguese Water Dog +

    Portuguese Water Dog sitting in three-quarter viewThe bright and biddable Portuguese Water Dog was bred to be an all-around fisherman’s helper. The robust, medium-sized body is covered by a coat of tight, low-shedding curls. PWDs are eager and athletic companions built for water work.

    Learn about the Portuguese Water Dog

  • Pug +

    Pug standing in three-quarter viewOnce the mischievous companion of Chinese emperors, and later the mascot of Holland’s royal House of Orange, the small but solid Pug is today adored by his millions of fans around the world. Pugs live to love and to be loved in return.

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  • Pumi +

    Pumi standing in three-quarter view facing forwardA compact, nimble-footed herder of Hungarian origin, the Pumi is easily recognized by a corkscrew-curled coat, two-thirds erect ears, and distinctive whimsical expression. The breed is famed for its intelligence, agility, and boldness.

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  • Rhodesian Ridgeback +

    The Rhodesian Ridgeback is an all-purpose “Renaissance hound” whose hallmark is the ridge, or stripe of backward-growing hair, on his back. Though the breed was made famous in its native Africa for its skill at tracking and baying – but never, ever killing – lions, today Ridgebacks are cherished family dogs whose owners must be prepared to deal with their independence and strong prey drive.

    Learn about the Rhodesian Ridgeback

  • Rottweiler +

    Rottweiler sitting in three-quarter view facing forward with tongue outThe Rottweiler is a robust working breed of great strength descended from the mastiffs of the Roman legions. A gentle playmate and protector within the family circle, the Rottie observes the outside world with a self-assured aloofness.

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  • Russian Toy +

    Russian Toy sitting facing forward.The Russian Toy is a small, elegant, lively dog with long legs, fine bones and lean muscles. They are active and cheerful, possessing keen intelligence and a desire to please. This breed loves to snuggle and be close to their human companions, although sometimes slightly aloof to strangers.

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  • Saint Bernard +

    Saint Bernard standing in three-quarter viewThe Saint Bernard does not rank very high in AKC registrations, but the genial giant of the Swiss Alps is nonetheless among the world’s most famous and beloved breeds. Saints are famously watchful, patient, and careful with children.

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  • Samoyed +

    Samoyed standing sideways in grass facing left, head turned forwardPowerful, agile, tireless, impervious to cold—Sammies are drop-dead gorgeous but highly functional. Even their most delightful feature, a perpetual smile, has a practical function: The mouth’s upturned corners keep Sammies from drooling, preventing icicles from forming on the face.

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  • Schipperke +

    SchipperkeThe Schipperke, Belgium’s “little captain,” is the traditional barge dog of the Low Countries. Curious, lively, and intense but mischievous, this little black dog is a robust, long-lived companion for whom there is never a dull moment.

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  • Scottish Deerhound +

    Scottish Deerhound leaping through tall green grassesThe crisply coated Scottish Deerhound, “Royal Dog of Scotland,” is a majestically large coursing hound struck from the ancient Greyhound template. Among the tallest of dog breeds, the Deerhound was bred to stalk the giant wild red deer.

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  • Scottish Terrier +

    Two Scottish Terriers sitting on grass side by side facing forwardA solidly compact dog of vivid personality, the Scottish Terrier is an independent, confident companion of high spirits. Scotties have a dignified, almost-human character. Their terrier persistence has earned the breed the nickname “The Diehard.”

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  • Sealyham Terrier +

    Sealyham Terrier sitting in three-quarter view facing forwardThe Sealyham Terrier is brave and spirited, but not as spiky as smaller terriers. These sturdy, outgoing companions are recognized by their “fall,” the mass of hair covering the forehead. Sealy fans enjoy their dog’s sly sense of humor.

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  • Shetland Sheepdog +

    Shetland Sheepdog standing in three-quarter view facing forwardThe Shetland Sheepdog, also known as the Sheltie, is an extremely intelligent, quick, and obedient herder from Scotland’s remote and rugged Shetland Islands. Shelties bear a strong family resemblance to their bigger cousin, the Collie.

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  • Shih Tzu +

    Shih Tzu standing in three-quarter view facing forwardThat face! Those big dark eyes looking up at you with that sweet expression! It’s no surprise that Shih Tzu owners have been so delighted with this little “Lion Dog” for a thousand years. Where Shih Tzu go, giggles and mischief follow.

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  • Siberian Husky +

    Siberian Husky standing in three-quarter view facing forwardThe Siberian Husky, a thickly coated, compact sled dog of medium size and great endurance, was developed to work in packs, pulling light loads at moderate speeds over vast frozen expanses. This northern breed is friendly, fastidious, and dignified.

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  • Silky Terrier +

    Silky Terrier standing in three-quarter view facing forwardA charming member of the AKC Toy Group, the compact, glossy-coated Silky Terrier is nonetheless a true terrier of energetic high spirits. The Silky, a native of Sydney, Australia, is larger than his close cousin, the Yorkshire Terrier.

    Learn about the Silky Terrier

  • Skye Terrier +

    Skye Terrier standing in three-quarter view facing forward“The heavenly breed with the heart of a lion,” the long, low, and level Skye Terrier is among the AKC’s most distinctive-looking breeds. This elegant but sturdy aristocrat was bred as an exterminator on Scotland’s remote Isle of Skye.

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  • Smooth Fox Terrier +

    Smooth Fox TerrierThe Smooth Fox Terrier, called the “gentleman of the terrier world,” is a lively, gregarious terrier with a devil-may-care attitude, originally developed for Britain’s traditional foxhunts. They are close relatives to Wire Fox Terriers.

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  • Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier +

    Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier sitting in three-quarter viewThe Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier, an exuberant Irish farm dog, is happy, friendly, deeply devoted, and just stubborn enough to remind you he’s a terrier. The unique wheaten coat is low-shedding but needs diligent care to avoid matting.

    Learn about the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

  • Spanish Water Dog +

    Spanish Water Dog standing in three-quarter view.The inexhaustible Spanish Water Dog is a dual-purpose breed whose hallmark is a coat of wooly curls. Used as both a herder and waterfowl retriever in his homeland, this rustic charmer is a lively family companion and vigilant watchdog.

    Learn about the Spanish Water Dog

  • Spinone Italiano +

    Spinone Italiano sitting in three-quarter viewThe Spinone Italiano, a densely-coated hunting dog, is sociable, docile, and patient, sometimes stubborn but always endearing. Of ancient Italian lineage, the Spinone is among the field dogs of Continental Europe famed for versatility.

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  • Staffordshire Bull Terrier +

    Staffordshire Bull Terrier lying in three-quarter view facing forwardFrom his brawling past, the muscular but agile Staffordshire Bull Terrier retains the traits of courage and tenacity. Happily, good breeding transformed this former gladiator into a mild, playful companion with a special feel for kids.

    Learn about the Staffordshire Bull Terrier

  • Standard Schnauzer +

    standard schnauzer working groupThe bold, bewhiskered Standard Schnauzer is a high-spirited farm dog from Germany. They are the sometimes-willful but ever reliable medium-sized members of the Schnauzer family of breeds. The Standard’s sporty look is a canine classic.

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  • Sussex Spaniel +

    Sussex Spaniel standing in three-quarter view“Placid, affectionate, even-tempered, true-blue, loyal” — all are words used to describe the Sussex Spaniel, a slow-but-steady hunter and congenial housedog. His frowning expression is delightfully at odds with a typically cheerful nature.

    Learn about the Sussex Spaniel

  • Tibetan Spaniel +

    Tibetan SpanielThe frisky and curious Tibetan Spaniel was bred ages ago for sentinel work on the walls of Tibetan monasteries. Known for a flat, silky coat and “lion’s mane” around the neck, the Tibbie forms a tight, worshipful bond with their humans.

    Learn about the Tibetan Spaniel

  • Tibetan Terrier +

    Tibetan Terrier standing in three-quarter view facing forward

    The Tibetan Terrier, “Holy Dog of Tibet,” is an ancient watchdog and companion long associated with Buddhist monasteries. A profusely coated, small-to-medium-sized dog with “snowshoe” feet, the TT is affectionate, sensitive, and clever.

    Learn about the Tibetan Terrier

  • Vizsla +

    Vizsla standing in three-quarter viewThe Vizsla is a versatile, red-coated gundog built for long days in the field. For centuries, these rugged but elegant athletes have been the pride of Hungarian sportsmen and their popularity in America increases with each passing year.

    Learn about the Vizsla

  • Welsh Springer Spaniel +

    Welsh Springer Spaniel sitting facing forwardThe Welsh Springer Spaniel is a vigorous, medium-sized bird dog of happy disposition, known for versatility in the field, companionability at home, and dashing good looks anywhere. The Welshie is among Britain’s oldest sporting breeds.

    Learn about the Welsh Springer Spaniel

  • Welsh Terrier +

    Welsh Terrier sitting facing forward, head turned slightly leftThe Welsh Terrier is as alert and spirited as any self-respecting terrier, but a bit calmer than most— “game, not quarrelsome,” as breed fanciers say. The Welshman was bred to do battle with badgers, otters, and other dangerous opponents.

    Learn about the Welsh Terrier

  • West Highland White Terrier +

    West Highland White Terrier standing facing forward.Smart, confident, and always entertaining at play, the adorable West Highland White Terrier (Westie, for short) has charmed owners for over 300 years. This diminutive but sturdy earthdog is among the most popular of the small terriers.

    Learn about the West Highland White Terrier

  • Whippet +

    Whippet lying in three-quarter viewThe sleek, sweet-faced Whippet, the “Poor Man’s Racehorse,” is lightning quick. He is an amiable, dignified, and gentle soul, but give him something to chase and he’s all business. The name Whippet is synonymous with streamlined grace.

    Learn about the Whippet

  • Wire Fox Terrier +

    The Wire Fox Terrier breed standard says they should be “on the tip-toe of expectation at the slightest provocation.” Once a mainstay of traditional British foxhunts, today’s Wire is a handsome and amusing companion and master show dog.

    Learn about the Wire Fox Terrier

  • Yorkshire Terrier +

    Yorkshire Terrier lying in three-quarter view facing forwardBeneath the dainty, glossy, floor-length coat of a Yorkshire Terrier beats the heart of a feisty, old-time terrier. Yorkies earned their living as ratters in mines and mills long before they became the beribboned lapdogs of Victorian ladies.

    Learn about the Yorkshire Terrier

Cat Breeds

  • Abyssinian +

    AbyssinianAbyssinians look like a small mountain lion or cougar with almond eyes set in a dramatically marked expressive face. Abyssinians and Somalis are loyal, affectionate, highly intelligent and very interactive with their owners and their environment. No place ever goes unexplored and yet seldom do they knock anything off of a shelf or countertop.

    Learn about the Abyssinian

  • American Curl +

    Curls are curious, exuberant and loving companions that greet each day with joy as they look for new challenges and adventures. They are exceedingly people-oriented and pat you to get your attention. These even-tempered intelligent companions are devoted to their owners.

    Learn about the American Curl | American Curl Longhair

  • Balinese +


    The graceful, majestic Balinese is a Siamese with a long coat. Balinese have extremely loving temperaments and bond closely with their families. They will be your best friend and want to be involved in everything you do.

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  • Bengal +

    Loved by those who appreciate its inquisitive and loving nature, the Bengal is a medium to large cat renowned for its richly colored, highly contrasted coat of vivid spots or distinctive marbling. You can train a Bengal to have “good manners”, they are an active, inquisitive cat that loves to be up high. Bengals are busy by nature.

    Learn about the Bengal | Bengal Longhair

  • British Shorthair +

    These genial British cats are friendly and affectionate, enjoying attention in an undemanding manner. These intelligent cats are quiet and unobtrusive, not liking to be carried by to keep their feet on the ground.

    Learn about the British Shorthair

  • Burmese +

    Burmese are extremely sweet-natured, people-oriented cats.easily tolerating being dressed up in doll’s clothes and carried around like a living doll. They are very social cats that thrive on company.

    Learn about the Burmese

  • Cornish Rex +

    They are extremely intelligent, very acrobatic & clownish, and retain their kitten-like personalities throughout their adult life. They are a very lively, energetic breed that loves to play and will entertain themselves for hours.

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  • Devon Rex +

    Devon Rex are intelligent, mischievous and highly active. They are very playful and want to be involved in everything – and they are powerful jumpers no spot goes unexplored! These busy little pixies work well in active household they thrive on company but should not be left alone for long periods as they can become destructive if they get bored.

    Learn about the Devon Rex

  • Donskoy +

    The Donskoy from Russia, is a very intriguing, elegant, unique, inquisitive, soft-hearted and social cat. They are very active, extremely friendly, highly intelligent very loving and amiable.

    Learn about the Donskoy

  • Egyptian Mau +

    The Egyptian Mau has often been thought of as aloof and shy. To a certain extent, the breed can be, but the breed has a special affinity with its people. It is a close bond that is so different than with other breeds.The Mau has an extraordinary power of scent, hearing, and sight. They are a shy sensitive cat that is easily upset by sudden loud, unpleasant noises.

    Learn about the Egyptian Mau

  • Exotic Shorthair +

    Sometimes called ‘the lazy man’s Persian’, the Exotic Shorthair is bred to be just like the Persian-except with a short, dense coat instead of a long flowing one. The easy-going Exotic Shorthair is an affectionate, gentle cat with the quiet manners of the Persian.

    Learn about the Exotic Shorthair

  • Havana +

    The Havana is a striking cat with a rich mahogany coat showcasing brilliantly green eyes. The Havana is a curious, playful, people-oriented breed. They want lots of attention and return it with great affection. This inquisitive, intelligent cat adapts to most situations and will come running to investigate a knock at the door or a crash in the kitchen.

    Learn about the Havana

  • LaPerm +

    It is a lean muscular cat with no exaggerated features befitting its farm background as a working cat. The distinctive curly coat with its mohair texture.The LaPerm is a clever inquisitive cat These mischievous clown-like cats with their curls and ringlets and innocent eyes make you laugh at their engaging antics.

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  • Minuet +

    An endearing baby-doll face set upon a low-slung body ensures that the Minuet will quickly capture your heart. A man-made breed, still in the early stages of development.The Minuet is a charming, extremely affectionate, and people-oriented cat. They have the gentleness of the Persian and the energy and curiosity of the Munchkin.

    Learn about the Minuet | Minuet Longhair

  • Munchkin +

    The Munchkin is not a new mutation. Short-legged cats have been recorded throughout the years and around the globe.The breeding data showed that the short legs in the cat followed a dominant pattern of inheritance like that in the Corgi and the Dachshund. These sociable cats are extremely playful and love to run, chase and play with toys.

    Learn about the Munchkin | Munchkin Longhair

  • Oriental +

    The Oriental is a member of the Siamese breed group and comes in two coat lengths: the Oriental Shorthair and the Oriental Longhair. Like all of the group members (Siamese, Balinese, Oriental Shorthairs and Oriental Longhairs), Orientals are long, slender, stylized cats. They are lively, talkative and intelligent and are very attached to their people.Oriental Shorthair have elegant long body, legs and tail. They come in over 750 colors and patterns.

    Learn about the Oriental | Oriental Longhair

  • Persian +

    The glamorous Persian cat is one of our oldest breeds and evokes images of distant historical Persia and Turkey. Its long, luxuriant, flowing coat comes in a myriad of colors reminiscent and its pansy-like face with big round eyes is open and sweet.They are creatures of habit and prefer a calm atmosphere and gentle handling.

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  • Ragdoll +

    The Ragdoll is a large affectionate, semi-longhaired cat with captivating blue eyes. One of the largest breeds in the cat fancy, the Ragdoll gets along well with children and other pets, including dogs, often living up to its name as it gets carried around the house in a child’s arms. These sturdy cats have no extreme features and blend easily in to the busy modern household.

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  • Russian Blue +

    Russian BlueThe aristocratic Russian Blue is the gem of the feline world. Their short, dense silver-tipped blue fur glistens and shimmers in the light as they move with glowing emerald green eyes.They are rumored to have been the pets of the Russian Czars and a favorite of Queen Victoria. They are a great choice for the modern family because they are content with their own company while you are out and about but delighted to spend time playing or curled in your lap when you get home.

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  • Savannah +

    The Savannah is a tall lean graceful cat with striking dark spots and other bold markings. It is a domestic breed which closely resembles its ancestral source, the African Serval, but is smaller in stature. The Savannah is its remarkable personality. It is a very curious, assertive cat that seeks out adventure at every opportunity. It is a very active cat, that needs a great deal of interaction on a daily basis.

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  • Siamese +

    The Siamese cat is a continual study in symmetry, grace, and elegance.Siamese are graceful, lively, long, slender, strong, muscular, demanding, talkative, and very intelligent. They are very social and people oriented. They must have people around to thrive.Siamese is the perfect pet for someone who wants lots of interaction and activity. They are wonderful with children and other pets. They are very loving, loyal, intuitive, demanding and social.

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  • Siberian +

    But for all their powerful strength, these are gentle cats that enjoy playing and clowning around with their families. They have a wonderful depth to their purr and talk to you with a chirping sound, particularly when they are coming to greet you when you have been out.

    Learn about the Siberian

  • Sphynx +

    The intriguing Sphynx cat never fails to draw a reaction from people – some people love the bald, wrinkled look, some are fascinated by the cat. The Sphynx is an inquisitive, intelligent, and extremely friendly cat. Warm and soft to the touch, Sphynx frequently sleep with their owners under the covers.

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  • Thai +

    The Thai is the breed dedicated to preserving the native pointed cat of Thailand in as close to its original form as possible. To some the Thai is synonymous with “applehead Siamese,”. The Thai is the natural pointed cat that you find in Thailand today and closely resembles late 19th and early 20th century Siamese. The Thai has the personality made famous the world over by the early Siamese. They are highly intelligent, people-loving, active, curious, and endowed with a great sense of humor.

    Learn about the Thai

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