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Quick Breed Selection Guide

Breed

Size

Grooming

Exercise

Feeding

Temperament

 

1. Good Loyal Companions

AFFENPINSCHER

small,

24-28cm's (9½-11in), 3-4kg

(6½-9 lb)

medium

medium

undemanding

lively and self confident

BORDER TERRIER

small,

 dog: 30.5 cm (12in) 6-7kg (13-15½ lb), bitch: 28cm (11in) 5-6.5kg (11-14 lb)

undemanding

medium

small

game, friendly

ROUGH COLLIE

medium-large,

dog: 56-61cm (22-24½in) 20.5-29.5kg (45-65 lb)

 

demanding

medium

medium

friendly

IRISH WOLFHOUND

giant,

dog: minimum 79cm (31in) 54.5kg (120 lb), bitch: minimum 71cm (28in) 40.9kg (90 lb)

 

regular

regular

very considerable

gently dignified

SMOOTH FOX TERRIER

small-medium,

39.5cm (15½in) dog: 7.5-8kg (16½-17½ lb), bitch: 6.5-7.5kg (14-16½ lb)

undemanding

medium

medium

friendly and fearless

PUG

small-medium,

25-28cm (10-11in), 6.3-8kg

 (14-17½ lb)

undemanding

medium

medium

lively and cheerful

DACHSHUNDS

small-medium,

standard: 9-12kg (20-26½ lb)

miniature: maximum 4.5kg (10 lb)

varies with variety

reasonable

undemanding

independent

KING CHARLES SPANIELS

small,

3.6-6.3kg

 (8-14 lb),

dog: 25.5cm (10in)

bitch: 20.5cm (8in)

medium

undemanding

medium

gentle and affectionate

YORKSHIRE TERRIER

very small,

maximum 3.1kg

 (7 lb)

dog: 20.5cm (8in)

bitch: 18cm (7in)

demanding

medium

undemanding

alert and intelligent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Good With Children

BASENJI

small-medium,

dog: 43cm (17in) 11kg (24 lb)

bitch: 40cm (16in) 9.5kg (21 lb)

minimal

reasonable

undemanding

intelligent and affectionate

AUSTRALIAN SILKY TERRIER

small,

23cm (9in)

 4kg (9 lb)

medium

medium

undemanding

alert and friendly

LABRADOR RETRIEVER

large,

dog:56-57cm

 (22-22½in) 30.5kg (67 lb)

bitch: 54-56cm (21-22in) 28.5kg (63 lb)

easy

demanding

reasonable

friendly and intelligent

ENGLISH SETTER

large,

dog: 65-68cm (25½-27in) 28.5kg (63 lb)

bitch: 61-63cm (24-25½in) 27kg (59½ lb)

demanding

demanding

reasonable

a friendly enthusiast

POODLES

three sizes,

standard: over 38cm (15in) 30-34kg (66-75 lb)

miniature: 28-38cm (11-15in) 4.5kg

 (10 lb)

demanding

medium

straightforward

sparky and cheerful

SIBERIAN HUSKY

medium-large,

dog: 60cm (23½in) 23.5kg (52 lb)

bitch: 53.5cm (21in) 19.5kg

 (43 lb)

medium

very demanding

demanding

friendly but reserved

POMERANIAN

very small,

22-28cm

(8½-11in)

1.8-2kg (4-4½ lb)

demanding

undemanding

undemanding

intelligent and extrovert

DALMATIAN

large,

dog: 58.5-61cm (23-24in) 27kg

(60 lb)

bitch: 56-58.5cm (22-23in) 25kg (55 lb)

easy

demanding

medium

outgoing and friendly

CHIHUAHUA

very small,

15-23cm (6-9in) 1-3kg (2-6½ lb)

medium

undemanding

undemanding

spirited and intelligent

 

 

 

 

 

 

Breed

Size

Grooming

Exercise

Feeding

Temperament

 

3. Good Guards

BOUVIER DES FLANDRES

large,

dog: 62-68cm (24½-27½ in) 35-40kg (77-88 lb)

bitch: 59-65cm (23½-25½ in) 27-35kg (60-77 lb)

fairly demanding

medium

medium

calm and sensible

BULLMASTIFF

large to giant,

dog: 63.5-69cm (25-27in) 50-59kg (110-130 lb)

bitch: 61-66cm (24-26in) 41-50kg (90-110 lb)

easy

medium

demanding

reserved, faithful

DOBERMAN

large,

dog: 69cm

(27½ in) 37.5kg (83 lb)

bitch: 65cm

 (25½ in) 33kg (73 lb)

simple

demanding

medium-demanding

alert and biddable

GERMAN SHEPHERD (ALSATIAN)

large,

dog: 60-66cm (24-26in) 36.5kg (80½ lb)

bitch: 55-60cm (22-24in) 29.5kg (65 lb)

medium

demanding

medium

steady, highly trianable

GREAT DANE

giant,

dog: minimum 76cm (30in) 54kg (119 lb)

bitch: minimum 71cm (28in) 46kg (101½ lb)

 

simple

medium

demanding

kindly but dignified

STAFFORDSHIRE BULL TERRIER

small-medium,

dog:35.5-41cm (14-16in) 12.5-17kg

 (27½-37½ lb)

bitch: 35.5cm (14in) 11-15.5kg (24-34 lb)

easy

medium

medium

fearless, dependable

ROTTWEILER

large,

dog: 63-69cm

(25-27½ in) 50kg (110 lb)

bitch: 58-63.5cm (23-25in) 38.5kg (85 lb)

 

simple

medium-demanding

demanding

courageous, trianable

WELSH CORGI (CARDIGAN)

small,

30cm (12in)

dog: 11kg (24 lb)

bitch: 10kg

(22 lb)

medium

medium

undemanding

alert and steady

BOXER

medium,

dog: 57-63cm (22½-25in) 30-32kg (66-70½ lb)

bitch: 57-59cm (21-23½ in)  25-27kg (55-59½ lb)

easy

demanding

medium

biddable and fearless

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Good For Training

AUSTRALIAN CATTLE DOG

small-medium,

16-20kg

(35-44 lb)

dog: 46-51cm (18-20in)

bitch: 43-48cm (17-19in)

 

easy

medium

medium

alert and trustworthy

NOVA SCOTIA DUCK TOLLING RETRIEVER

small,

43-55cm

(17-21½ in)

17-23kg

(37½-50½ lb)

medium

medium

simple

playful and trainable

GOLDEN RETRIEVER

medium,

dog: 56-61cm (22-24in) 34kg (75 lb)

bitch: 51-56cm (20-22in) 29.5kg (65 lb0

fairly demanding

demanding

demanding

intelligent and biddable

HUNGARIAN KUVASZ

large,

66-75cm

(26-29½ in)

30-52kg

(66-115 lb)

medium

medium

demanding

trainable, wary

GERMAN SHORT HAIRED POINTER

medium,

dog: 58-64cm (23-25in) 28.5kg (63 lb)

bitch: 53-59cm (21-23in) 24kg (53 lb)

easy

essential

medium

highly trainable and friendly

WEIMARANER

medium-large,

dog: 61-69cm (24-27in) 27kg (59½ lb)

bitch: 55-64cm (22-25in) 22.5kg (49½ lb)

easy

demanding

medium

fearless and friendly

SCHIPPERKE

small,

22-36cm (9-14in) 5.5-7.5kg

(12-16½ lb)

easy

medium

medium

intelligent and amiable

OLD ENGLISH SHEEP DOG

large,

dog: minimum 61cm (24in) 36.5kg (80½ lb)

bitch: minimum 56cm (22in) 29.5kg (65 lb)

very demanding

medium

medium

friendly and outgoing

GIANT SCHNAUZER

large,

dog: 65-70cm (25½-27½ in) 45.5kg (100 lb)

bitch: 60-65cm (23½-25½ in) 41kg (90 lb)

medium

medium

medium

bold and good natured

 
 

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