Guide to Pet Dog Breeds
A guide to choosing the best pet dog or puppy for you and your family.
Choosing the right pet dog breed for families with children

Dog Breeds for your Lifestyle needs (little or lots of exercise, little grooming, elderly owners, easily trained, suitable in flats etc.)

Directory og Dog Groomers
Directory of Dog Trainers

Directory of Dog Walking Services

Directory of Dog Therapists

Dog Kennels
Size Guide to different Dog Breeds
Guide to Dog Breed Groups
Equipment and Accesories for Dogs and Puppies
A selection of Interesting and Informative Dog Books and Guides
History of Dogs
Articles with a Doggy Theme
Advertise your Dog related business in our Directories
Contact Us
Links to other sites of interest

All Pedigree Dogs are grouped in breed types.

Hounds

Gundogs

Terriers

Utility
Group

Working Group

Pastoral Group

Toys

 

 


Dog Size Directory.
Most pedigree dog breeds are grouped into three general categories:- Small, Medium. Large.
There is often an overlap, some bigger "small" dogs can sometimes be defined as medium and likewise some smaller "large" dogs may be classified as medium.
Some other groupings are sometimes seen, Toy dogs, Teacup dogs (both very small dogs) and Giant dogs




For many people, the average adult size of a dog breed can be a very important factor when choosing a dog.
The size of a breed can often provide a useful guide, certain characteristics are often shared by dog size groups.
Many big dog breeds will usually eat more, need more exercise and can be prone to certain health problems.
Medium size dogs will often be bred from working breeds.
Small sized dogs can be bundles of energy often with barking tendencies.

The generally accepted groupings for dog sizes are:-

These size ranges are only general classifications because dog sizes can vary a great deal, even within the breed classification system. Often bigger "small" dogs will overlap into the medium size range and larger "medium" size dogs could enter the large dog range







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