Synonyms of 'Breeds of dog'
affenpinschera small wire-haired breed of dog of European origin, having tufts of hair on the muzzle Afghan houndAiredale terrierAkitaany of a breed of large, powerful dog with a thick coat, erect ears, and a bushy, curled tail Alaskan malamuteany of a breed of large, strong dog with a thick coat of gray or black-and-white and a bushy tail: it was developed as a sled dog by the Alaskan Eskimo Alpine spanielAlsatian or German shepherda large wolflike breed of dog often used as a guard or guide dog and by the police Australian cattle dog, blue cattle dog, or (Queensland) blue heeler (Australian)a compact strongly-built dog of a breed with pricked ears and a smooth bluish-grey coat, often used for controlling and moving cattle Australian terriera small wire-haired breed of terrier similar to the cairn Australian silky terrier or Sydney silkya small compact variety of terrier with pricked ears and a long straight silky coat barb (Australian)a black kelpie basenjia small smooth-haired breed of dog of African origin having a tightly curled tail and an inability to bark basset houndbeaglebearded colliea medium-sized breed of dog having a profuse long straight coat, usually grey or fawn and often with white on the head, legs, and chest, a long tail, and a distinctive beard Bedlington terriera lithe, graceful breed of terrier having a long tapering head with no stop and a thick fleecy coat Belvoir houndBichon FriseBlenheim spaniela variety of toy spaniel that is white with reddish-brown spots bloodhound, sleuthhound, or sleutha dog trained to track people, esp a bloodhound blue Gascon houndBorder colliea medium-sized breed of collie with a silky usually black-and-white coat: used mainly as sheepdogs Border terriera small rough-coated breed of terrier that originated in the Borders borzoi or Russian wolfhounda tall graceful fast-moving breed of dog with a long silky coat, originally used in Russia for hunting wolves Boston terrier or bull terriera short stocky smooth-haired breed of terrier with a short nose, originally developed by crossing the French and English bulldogs with the English bull terrier bouviera large powerful dog of a Belgian breed, having a rough shaggy coat: used esp for cattle herding and guarding boxera medium-sized smooth-haired breed of dog with a short nose and a docked tail briarda medium-sized dog of an ancient French sheep-herding breed having a long rough coat of a single colour Bruxelloisbulldoga sturdy thickset breed of dog with an undershot jaw, short nose, broad head, and a muscular body bull mastiffa large powerful breed of dog with a short usually fawn or brindle coat, developed by crossing the bulldog with the mastiff bull terriera breed of terrier having a muscular body and thick neck, with a short smooth often white coat: developed by crossing the bulldog with various terriers cairn terrier or cairna small rough-haired breed of terrier originally from Scotland chihuahuachow-chow or chowa thick-coated breed of the spitz type of dog with a curled tail and a characteristic blue-black tongue; it came originally from China clumber spaniela type of thickset spaniel having a broad heavy head cocker spaniela small compact breed of spaniel having sleek silky fur, a domed head, and long fringed ears collieany of several silky-coated breeds of dog developed for herding sheep and cattle corgi or Welsh corgieither of two long-bodied short-legged sturdy breeds of dog, the Cardigan and the Pembroke Cuban bloodhounddachshunda long-bodied short-legged breed of dog Dalmatian or (formerly) carriage dog or coach doga large breed of dog having a short smooth white coat with black or (in liver-spotted dalmatians) brown spots Dandie Dinmont (terrier)deerhounda very large rough-coated breed of dog of the greyhound type Doberman pinscher or Dobermana fairly large slender but muscular breed of dog, originally from Germany, with a glossy black-and-tan coat, a short tail, and erect ears Egyptian bassetelkhound or Norwegian elkhounda powerful breed of dog of the spitz type with a thick grey coat and tightly curled tail English settera breed of setter having a white coat speckled with liver, brown, or yellowish markings Eskimo doga large powerful breed of sled dog with a long thick coat and curled tail field spaniela robust, low-slung breed of spaniel developed by crossing the cocker spaniel with the Sussex spaniel foxhoundeither of two breeds (the English and the American) of dog having a short smooth coat and pendent ears. Though not large (height about 60 cm or 23 in.) they have great stamina and are usually kept for hunting foxes fox terriereither of two breeds of small terrier, the wire-haired and the smooth, having a white coat with markings of black or tan or both French bulldoga small stocky breed of dog with a sleek coat, usually brindled or pied, a large square head, and large erect rounded ears golden retrievera compact large breed of dog having a silky coat of flat or wavy hair of a gold or dark-cream colour, well-feathered on the legs and tail Gordon settera breed of large setter originating in Scotland, with a black-and-tan coat Great Daneone of a very large powerful yet graceful breed of dog with a short smooth coat greyhounda tall slender fast-moving dog of an ancient breed originally used for coursing griffonany of various small wire-haired breeds of dog, originally from Belgium harrierHighland terrierhuskya breed of Arctic sled dog with a thick dense coat, pricked ears, and a curled tail Irish setter or red settera breed of setter developed in Ireland, having a flat soft brownish-red coat Irish terriera breed of terrier with a wiry wheaten or reddish coat Irish water spaniela breed of dog used to hunt duck and having a dense coat of a purplish-liver colour that falls in tight ringlets covering the whole body except for the face and tail Irish wolfhoundItalian greyhounda breed of dog like a miniature greyhound Jack Russell (terrier)Japanese spanielJapanese tosakeeshonda breed of dog of the spitz type with a shaggy greyish coat and tightly curled tail, originating in Holland kelpiean Australian breed of sheepdog, originally developed from Scottish collies, having a smooth coat of various colours and erect ears Kerry blue terrieran Irish breed of terrier with a soft silky wavy coat of a silvery-grey or smoky blue colour King Charles spaniela toy breed of spaniel with a short turned-up nose and a domed skull komondora large powerful dog of an ancient Hungarian breed, originally used for sheep herding. It has a very long white coat that hangs in woolly or matted locks labradoodlea type of dog that is a cross between a Labrador retriever and a poodle Labrador retriever, Labrador, or laba powerfully-built variety of retriever with a short dense usually black or golden-brown coat Lakeland terriera wire-haired breed of terrier, originally from the Lake District and used for hunting Lhasa apsoa small dog of a Tibetan breed having a long straight dense coat, often gold or greyish, and a well-feathered tail carried curled over its back malamute or malemutean Alaskan sled dog of the spitz type, having a dense usually greyish coat Maltesea breed of toy dog having a very long straight silky white coat Manchester terrier or black-and-tan terriera small breed of terrier with a glossy black-and-tan coat mastiffan old breed of large powerful short-haired dog, usually fawn or brindle with a dark mask Mexican hairlessa breed of small hairless dog with mottled skin, originating from Mexico Newfoundlanda very large heavy breed of dog similar to a Saint Bernard with a flat coarse usually black coat Norfolk springer spanielNorfolk terriera small wiry-coated breed of terrier having a short tail and pendent ears Norwich terriera small wiry-coated breed of terrier having either erect or pendent ears Old English sheepdogotterhoundpapillona breed of toy spaniel with large ears Pekingesea small breed of pet dog with a profuse straight coat, curled plumed tail, and short wrinkled muzzle pit bull terrier or American pit bull terriera dog resembling the Staffordshire bull terrier but somewhat larger: developed for dog-fighting; it is not recognized by kennel clubs and is regarded as dangerous. It is not allowed in some countries, including the UK pointerone of a breed of large swift smooth-coated dogs, usually white with black, liver, or lemon markings: when on shooting expeditions it points to the bird with its nose, body, and tail in a straight line Pomeraniana breed of toy dog of the spitz type with a long thick straight coat poodlea breed of dog, with varieties of different sizes, having curly hair, which is often clipped from ribs to tail for showing: originally bred to hunt waterfowl puga small compact breed of dog with a smooth coat, lightly curled tail, and a short wrinkled nose puliPyrenean mountain doga large heavily built dog of an ancient breed originally used to protect sheep from wild animals: it has a long thick white coat with a dense ruff raccoon dog or coonhoundan American breed of dog having a short smooth black coat with tan markings, bred to hunt raccoons retrieverone of a breed of large gun dogs that can be trained to retrieve game Rhodesian ridgebacka large short-haired breed of dog characterized by a ridge of hair growing along the back in the opposite direction to the rest of the coat. It was originally a hunting dog from South Africa Rottweilera breed of large robustly built dog with a smooth coat of black with dark tan markings on the face, chest, and legs. It was previously a docked breed rough colliea large long-haired collie having a distinctive ruff and a long narrow head without a pronounced stop Saint Bernard or St. Bernarda large breed of dog with a dense red-and-white coat, formerly used as a rescue dog in mountainous areas Saluki or Persian greyhoundSamoyeda Siberian breed of dog of the spitz type, having a dense white or cream coat with a distinct ruff, and a tightly curled tail schipperkea small Dutch breed of tailless dog with a foxy head, pricked ears, and usually a black coat schnauzera wire-haired breed of dog of the terrier type, originally from Germany, having a greyish coat and distinctive beard, moustache, and eyebrows Scottish, Scotch, or (formerly) Aberdeen terrier or ScottieSealyham terriera short-legged wire-haired breed of terrier with a medium-length white coat setterany of various breeds of large gun dog, having silky coats and plumed tails Shetland sheepdog or sheltiea small dog similar in appearance to a rough collie shih-tzua small dog of a breed derived from crossing the Pekingese and the Tibetan apso. It has a long straight dense coat and carries its tail curled over its back Skye terriera short-legged long-bodied breed of terrier with long wiry hair and erect ears spanieleither of two toy breeds of spaniel spitzany of various breeds of dog characterized by very dense hair, a stocky build, a pointed muzzle, erect ears, and a tightly curled tail springer spanieleither of two breeds of large quick-moving spaniels bred to spring game, having a slightly domed head and ears of medium length. The English springer spaniel is the larger and can be of various colours; the Welsh springer spaniel is always a rich red and white Staffordshire bull terriera breed of smooth-coated terrier with a stocky frame and generally a pied or brindled coat staghounda breed of hound similar in appearance to the foxhound but larger. It is bred for stag hunting Sussex spaniela short-legged breed of spaniel with a golden-liver coloured coat talbotterrierany of several usually small, active, and short-bodied breeds of dog, originally trained to hunt animals living underground vizslaa breed of Hungarian hunting dog with a smooth rusty-gold coat water spanieleither of two large curly-coated breeds of spaniel (the Irish and the American), which are used for hunting waterfowl Weimaranera breed of hunting dog, having a very short sleek grey coat and short tail Welsh terriera wire-haired breed of terrier with a black-and-tan coat West Highland white terriera small pure white terrier having a hard straight coat and erect ears and tail whippeta small slender breed of dog similar to a greyhound in appearance wire-haired terriera breed of terrier having a rough wiry coat wolfhoundthe largest breed of dog, used formerly to hunt wolves Yorkshire terriera very small breed of terrier with a long straight glossy coat of steel-blue and tan ▷ See dog
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Word List of Breeds of dog from the Collins English Word Lists