Types of Dog Breeds

Dog Breeds with Medium Shedding

If you don’t need a low-shedding dog due to allergies but don’t mind having a reason to vacuum occasionally, a medium-shedding dog might be a good fit for you. Explore our list of dog breeds with medium shedding below to find to find your new canine friend.

Giant Dog Breeds

Although many people find their size intimidating, most giant dog breeds are gentle and affectionate. Some breeds are the perfect gentle giants for families with children while other giant breeds will take on the role of protector and watch dog. Whether you’re looking for a giant, fluffy dog breed or a gentle but massive dog breed, you can explore all the options here.

Hound Dog Breeds

Whether you want a small dog who doesn’t need a ton of exercise or an energetic and athletic dog to accompany you on long walks or runs, hound dog breeds have something for everyone. From little Dachshunds to large Irish Wolfhounds, you’ll find breeds with short, medium and long coats in varying sizes and heights. To find the perfect hound dog for you, browse the complete list below.

Long-Haired Dogs Breeds

Long-haired dog breeds range from sheepdogs to Irish Setters to terriers. Some long-haired dogs may even be considered hypoallergenic. Although their long, luscious locks require regular grooming to keep them looking their best, you can take pride in the beauty and silkiness of their coats. Whether you’re interested in long-haired small dog breeds or you prefer large breeds, you’ll find them all right here. Explore our list below to learn more about these long-haired dogs and how to care for them.

Low-Energy Dog Breeds

Active and energetic dogs are great, but they aren’t suited for all environments. If you live in an upstairs apartment in a cold-weather city, for example, you may prefer a mellow dog breed who prefers snoozing on his dog bed to chasing after a ball in a park. Additionally, if you aren’t an overly active person, you may not want an energetic dog who needs lots of playtime and exercise. Explore all the mellow, low-energy dog breeds below to find the right one for you.

Medium-Sized Dog Breeds

A medium-sized dog can fit into almost any lifestyle. The various breeds range from low energy to active and athletic, so you can find the perfect mid-sized dog breed for your lifestyle. Explore all medium dog breeds below to learn more about their specific characteristics, estimated size and more.

Rare Dog Breeds

These rare dogs aren’t easily found in Canada, but that’s what makes them so special. Whether you’re interested in finding a rare small dog breed or larger varieties, you can find all the information you need to know here. It is also common for rare breeds to be more expensive, so it is important to consider this when choosing the best companion for your lifestyle and budget.

Short-Haired Dog Breeds

Many short-haired dog breeds are a great choice for busy families, as they may not require professional grooming on a regular basis like long-haired breeds. Gently brushing their coat once or twice a week is usually sufficient to remove loose hair and minimize shedding. Some short-haired dogs are even hypoallergenic, making them a great choice for people with allergies. Browse our list of short-haired dog breeds below to find the perfect match for your lifestyle.

Working Dog Breeds

For centuries, working dog breeds have been used for a wide variety of jobs, including driving, herding and guarding livestock, pulling sleds, hunting small and large game and more. They’re primarily large breeds and love having a task to do, even if it’s not what they were bred for. Explore our working dog breeds list to find the right fit for you.