Dog Breed Selector

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Afghan Hound
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The Afghan Hound is a long haired relative of the greyhound that is distinguished by its thick, fine, silky coat. The breed was selectively bred for its unique features in the cold mountains of Afghanistan. Like all sighthounds, it was bred for lure coursing and so may not be best around cats or rabbits.

Temperament: Happy, Clownish, Aloof, Dignified, Independent

Colours: Black, Cream, Red

Origin: Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran

Height: 68–74 cm

Weight: 27kg

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Airedale Terrier
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The Airedale Terrier is the largest of the terriers and originated in the valley of the River Aire, in Yorkshire. It has a medium length wiry coat which many owners happily manage without hand-stripping. Airedales share the same determination and vigour as their smaller terrier cousins. 

Temperament: Outgoing, Intelligent, Courageous, Friendly, Alert, Confident

Height: 58–61 cm

Weight: 21 kg

Colour: Black or Grizzle and Tan

Origin: United Kingdom, England

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Akita
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The Akita Inu originates from the mountainous northern regions of Japan. In Australia there are two breeds: the Akita, which derives from dogs brought back to the USA after World War 2, and the Akita (Japanese). Both dogs have a thick coat, large size, regal bearing and strong personality.

Origin: Japan

Temperament: Docile, Courageous, Responsive, Faithful, Friendly, Receptive, Alert, Dignified, Composed

Height: Jap: 64–70 cm, US: 66–71 cm

Weight: Jap: 34–54 kg, US: 45–59 kg

Colours: Brindle, White, Fawn, Red Fawn, Red, Sesame, Pinto

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Alaskan Malamute
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The Alaskan Malamute was originally bred for hauling heavy freight, and later as a sled dog in the Arctic. Like other Northern breeds such as the smaller Siberian Husky, it has a very thick double coat which can be clipped off for summer. Malamutes are very affectionate with people but may not be best around cats or rabbits.

Origin: United States of America

Temperament: Playful, Affectionate, Devoted, Loyal, Friendly, Dignified

Height: 61–66 cm

Weight: 36–43 kg

Colours: Sable & White, Black & White, Brown & White, Red & White, Seal & White, Grey & White

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American Bulldog
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The American Bulldog is larger and more athletic breed than the English Bulldog, and in fact the two breeds are completely different. Both breeds are happy and playful but the American Bulldog is much stronger and more boisterous. Its longer nose may also reduce the incidence of airway and heat stress problems.

Origin: United States of America

Temperament: Loyal, Assertive, Gentle, Friendly, Energetic, Confident, Dominant

Height: 50–71 cm

Weight: 30–58 kg

Colours: White, Brindle, Fawn, Red, Brown

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American Cocker Spaniel
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The American Cocker Spaniel and the English Cocker Spaniel breeds diverged during the 20th century due to differing breed standards in America and the UK. They are usually smaller and have a shorter muzzle than the English Cockers whose head is more setter-like. American Cockers are active, social dogs who depend on human company.

Origin: United States of America

Temperament: Outgoing, Trusting, Even Tempered, Sociable, Merry, Joyful

Height: 37–39 cm

Weight: 10–14 kg

Colours: Black, Tri-colour, Red, Silver, Tan, Brown, White & Buff

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Afghan Hound Image
Afghan Hound
The Afghan Hound is a long haired relative of the greyhound that is distinguished by its thick, fine, silky coat. The breed was selectively bred for its unique features in the cold mountains of Afghanistan. Like all sighthounds, it was bred... Read More
Airedale Terrier Image
Airedale Terrier
The Airedale Terrier is the largest of the terriers and originated in the valley of the River Aire, in Yorkshire. It has a medium length wiry coat which many owners happily manage without hand-stripping. Aired... Read More
Akita Image
Akita
The Akita Inu originates from the mountainous northern regions of Japan. In Australia there are two breeds: the Akita, which derives from dogs brought back to the USA after World War 2, and the Akita (Japanese... Read More
Alaskan Malamute Image
Alaskan Malamute
The Alaskan Malamute was originally bred for hauling heavy freight, and later as a sled dog in the Arctic. Like other Northern breeds such as the smaller Siberian Husky, it has a very thick double coat which ... Read More
American Bulldog Image
American Bulldog
The American Bulldog is larger and more athletic breed than the English Bulldog, and in fact the two breeds are completely different. Both breeds are happy and playful but the American Bulldog is much stronger... Read More
American Cocker Spaniel Image
American Cocker Spaniel
The American Cocker Spaniel and the English Cocker Spaniel breeds diverged during the 20th century due to differing breed standards in America and the UK. They are usually smaller and have a shorter muzzle tha... Read More
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