Canine Breeds


Do Not Buy or Adopt Sight Unseen
(See Below)

For links to Canine Services and Products make sure to visit our Canine Links page.


This page contains a listing of purebred dog breeds and their profiles.  These profiles contain brief profiles of the breed and links to other web sites,

A note of caution concerning these profiles.


The profiles are “general” to the breed.  Factors that effect variations will be its breeding, training and socialization.  Comments about the breeds acceptability with children assume that such an interaction is supervised, and that the children will not mistreat the dog.  Know your dog well, learn its temperament and reactions to the various situations it will encounter, provide consistent training and handling.  Any dog is capable of biting when faced with an out of the ordinary circumstance.

We STRONGLY recommend that you get your dog from a respectable breeder or rescue organization.  For a Breeder Questionaire to use to evaluate a breeder please go to Evaluating the Breeder.


Do Not Buy from a Pet Store.  Pet store puppies usually get their dogs from Puppy Mills that normally breed only for profit, not quality or concern for the puppy or its eventual owner.

We also caution about buying a puppy online. This especially includes generic “puppy” ads that may appear on the Internet.  It is STRONGLY recommended that you thoroughly investigate these sites prior to buying especially if they cannot be linked back to a legitimate breeder.  Below are more discussions of puppy mills:

Humane Society Guidance
No Pet Store Puppies
Puppy Mills: Facts, Outlawing, What to Do

If you would like help locating a breeder or rescue agency near you please E-Mail PGAA and let us know your city/state/zip and the type of dog you are looking for.


Browse the entire list or hot link to a specific area.

To find out the costs to buy and own a particular breed visit Dog Breed Costs


Purebred Dog Listing


Breeds A thru B


Breeds T thru Z




The Kennel Clubs


AKC Home Page

The United Kennel Club

Kennel Club of Great Britain

The Canadian Kennel Club

The Australian National Kennel Council

The National Kennel Club

The New Zealand Kennel Club

The Continental Kennel Club

Written by Ron Lueth, Pet Guardian Angels of America  This work may be shared through the Creative Common License only if attributed to Pet Guardian Angels of America.