From large and quiet to small and rambunctious, dogs come in every shape, size, and temperament. So get ready to make the process of finding a new four-legged friend a little easier by using our dog breed selector tool.

Note that not all dog breeds will be available or common in all countries.

Fill out the below fields and find your new best friend:

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VERY SMALL
10 inches and under 15 lbs and under
SMALL
9-15 inches and under 15-35 lbs.
MEDIUM
12-14 inches 30-55 lbs.
LARGE
22-27 inches 50-115 lbs.
VERY LARGE
25 inches and up 110 lbs. and up
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Short:
Dalmatian, Beagle, Doberman Pinscher
Curly:
Poodle, Curly-Coated Retriever
Wiry:
Airedale Terrier, Wirehaired Pointing Griffon
Medium:
German Shepherd, Pembroke Welsh Corgi
Feathered:
Golden Retriever, English Springer Spaniel
Fluffy:
Chow Chow, Samoyed, Keeshond, American Eskimo Dog
Medium-long:
Borzoi, Old English Sheepdog, Newfoundland
Long:
Collie, Afghan Hound, Lhasa Apso, Maltese
Hairless:
Chinese Crested, Xoloitzcuintli
SHORT
CURLY/WIRY
MEDIUM LENGTH
FEATHERED
FLUFFY
LONG
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Mastiff, Bulldog
Bulldog, Boxer, Mastiff, Great Dane
Spitz, Nordic
Siberian Husky, Alaskan Malamute
Terrier
Airedale Terrier, Fox Terrier, Cairn Terrier
Scent Hound
Beagle, Basset Hound, Bloodhound
Setter, Retriever, Pointer
Irish Setter, Golden Retriever, Pointer
Toy, Miniature
Chihuahua, Pug, Japanese Chin
Spaniel
Cocker Spaniel, Springer Spaniel
Herding dog
German Shepherd, Collie
Sighthound
Afghan Hound, Borzoi, Saluki
Mountain Dog, Stock Guard
Great Pyrenees, St. Bernard
Poodle, Bichon
Poodle, Bichon Frise
MASTIFF OR BULLDOG
SPITZ OR NORDIC
TERRIER
SCENT HOUND
SETTER OR RETRIEVER
TOY OR MINIATURE
SPANIEL
HERDING DOG
SIGHTHOUND
MOUNTAIN DOG
POODLE OR BICHON
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Very wary of strangers
Friendly with the family, but confrontational with strangers.
Reserved with strangers
Friendly with the family, but cautious with strangers.
Friendly with strangers
Likes most people (but may still be a good watchdog).
Refers to how the dog will respond to strangers who come into the dog's territory.
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Some dogs are very people-oriented. If left by themselves too long, they can become bored, lonely and sometimes destructive. Other dogs are very self-sufficient. They can get along just fine on their own for quite a while.
On average, how much time do you think your dog will have to be alone?
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A dominant person is someone who is firm, commanding, in charge.

A less dominant person will be more easy going, gentle, mellow; someone who "goes with the flow".
The easiest way to make sure that you and your new best friend are compatible is to let us know who's really in charge. All you need to do is rank yourself on a scale of 1 (very easygoing) to 10 (very commanding).
How much training would you like to give your dog?
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Manners only
Well-behaved around the house.
Basic obedience
Sit, down, come, stand, stay, heel, and house manners.
Advanced obedience
Formal obedience training including heeling off leash, retrieving, jumping, and other off-leash work.
Have you ever trained a dog to be well behaved?
How much time each day do you want to spend exercising your dog?
How much time each week do you want to spend grooming your dog?
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Grooming includes brushing the coat, clipping the nails, brushing the teeth, and cleaning the ears.

Shorthaired breeds require much less coat grooming than longhaired breeds.
Would you be willing to provide professional grooming for your dog?
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Cost for professional grooming may range anywhere from about $18 to $100 depending on how much work your dogs coat needs.

Some groomers include 2 shampoos and a creme rinse, nail trimming, ear cleaning, and anal sac expression in their grooming package.
Outdoor Space
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Extra-large yard
1 or more acres
Large yard
approx. 5,000 sq ft - 1 acre
Average-sized yard
approx. 1,000 - 5,000 sq ft
Small outdoor yard
approx. 200 to 1,000 sq ft
No outdoor yard
Might have a patio.
Climate
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Moderate (Neither hot or cold)
Rarely snows. Temperate year-round. Ex. San Francisco, CA.
Usually warm to very hot
Warm year-round. Ex. Miami, FL.
Usually cool to very cold
Cool to cold most of the year. Ex. most of Alaska.
Seasonal
Snows regularly in the winter, very warm in the summers. Ex. New York City.
The dog will be living with, or will have as regular visitors: (Check all that apply)
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Some breeds are too rambunctious to be around small children (8 or younger) or elderly persons.
Other pets in the household: (Check all that apply)
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Some breeds get along well with cats, but may treat small rodents and birds as prey.
Some breeds do better in a household without cats, and some do better without other dogs.
Jogging
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Constant running for 20 or more minutes.
Performing Tricks
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"Shake hands", "speak", balancing a ball on the nose, playing basketball, etc.
Hunting
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Hunting any kind of animal.
Sighting
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Some breeds, like Salukis and Afghans, hunt by sight.
Tracking
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Following a scent trail.
Pointing
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Indicating the location of game by freezing into a "pointing" position.
Retrieving
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Bringing sticks, balls, downed birds or other things back to the owner.
Agility Competition
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Dogs negotiate a series of obstacles and jumps.
Competitive Obedience
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Programs with specific obedience skill requirements.
Lure Coursing
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Sight hounds chase plastic lures pulled through a field.
Schutzhund
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A dog sport that includes tracking, obedience and protection.
Weight Pulling
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A competitive sport where the dog pulls increasing amounts of weight. Carting is also fun—this is where the dog pulls passengers riding in a cart.
Herding
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Moving livestock.
Snow Sled Pulling
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For racing or just for fun.
Companion Dog
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Good with people.
Assistance/Guide for blind
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Leading blind people safely in public places.
Watchdog
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Barking to indicate the presence of an intruder.
Guarding
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Protecting family and property.
Search & Rescue
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Seeking survivors at disaster sites; finding lost people.
Water rescue
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Rescuing people from water.
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