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Breeds of Dogs in India A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
 
Here is a directory on breeds of dogs. This list gives you details on characteristics and physical attributes of available breeds of dogs in India. We hope that this list will help you understand which breed of dog you'd like to keep and help you identify the best breeds of dogs suitable for you.

While choosing a breed of a dog, there are several things that need to be considered. The breed size and weight of the dog is one of the very important things. Then, different dog breeds have different energy levels.

Even the exercise requirements vary for different breeds of dogs. Some dog breeds need tough activities such as playing football while other dog breeds can be kept fit by just a walk in the park. And then, there are a few dog breeds that need almost no exercise-roaming about the house is enough!

Other things to look for when you select a dog breed maybe whether they are friendly or not. Whether the dog breed likes/ tolerates other animals or barks them away. Whether the dog breed is expressive of their love or are loners. Then there are some breeds of dogs that require a lot of attention and grooming while there are other dog breeds that can thrive with little or no attention. The length of the fur of the breed of dog also needs to be kept in mind.

Australian Cattle Dog
The Australian Cattle Dog, also known as the Australian Heeler, Hall's Heeler, Queensland Heeler and the Blue Heeler, is a sturdy, compact working dog, well-muscled, powerful, yet very agile. The body is a bit longer than high with a slightly curved tail reaching approximately to the hock. The front legs should be perfectly straight when viewed from the front. The head is broad and slightly rounded between the widely set, moderately pointed pricked ears. The oval eyes are dark brown... 
Affenpinscher
The Affenpinscher is a small dog with a harsh, shaggy coat, and longer hair all over the face. It is a smaller version of a working terrier and therefore is not a delicate dog. It has a square-body, with a deep chest and round head with a pronounced stop. The lower jaw is undershot, protruding below the dog's short nose. The black eyes are prominent and rounded. The neck is short and arched and the limbs are straight and well boned. The tail is carried high and docked to two-thirds ... 
Afghan Hound
The Afghan Hound is a sighthound with an aristocratic bearing. Tall and slender with a long, narrow, refined head, silky topknot and powerful jaws. The occiput is quite prominent. The muzzle is slightly convex ("Roman nose") with a black nose. There is little or no stop. The teeth should meet in a level or scissors bite. The dark eyes are almond shaped. The ears lie flat to the head. The neck is long and strong. The height at the withers should be almost level and the abdomen well t... 
Airedale Terrier
The Airedale Terrier is not an old breed, it is thought to have originated about a hundred years ago in the country of York in the UK from a breed known as The Ancient Working Terrier. The breed is also known as the “The King of Terriers,” the Airedale was named after the Valley of the Aire in England, where lots of small game flourished back then. It was originally known as the Waterside Terrier and used as a vermin hunter. However the breed was later crossed with the Otterhou... 
Akita
The largest of the Japanese Spitz-type breeds, the Akita, pronounced a-KEE-ta, is a powerful, solid, well-proportioned and distinctive looking dog. Strong and muscular with a flat, heavy head and strong, short muzzle. The Akita is slightly longer than he is tall with a broad, deep chest and level back. The head is broad and shaped like a blunt triangle. The stop is well-defined and there is a shallow groove going up the center of the forehead. The small, erect ears are carried forwa... 
Alaskan Malamute
The Alaskan Malamute is a large, strong Arctic dog with a thick, coarse double coat and a plumed tail held over the back. It is a ponderous dog, well built, with a solid body, wide head, and a proud expression. An Alaskan Malamute is commonly known as an Arctic sled dog and is the oldest sled dog breed in the world. The dog is very powerful and has a strong build, which are qualities that make it ideal for pulling a sled through the snow. A Malamute has a strong, deep chest and a bo... 
American Eskimo
The American Eskimo Dog is descended from a breed of European Spitzes. These dogs were great performers and often travelled in circus troupes across the United States entertaining audiences with tricks. It was because they were naturally intelligent and easily trained that they were used in ciruses.The American Eskimo is a beautiful, snowy white Spitz-type dog. It looks like a miniature Samoyed. There are three varieties: the toy, miniature, and standard. That means there is an Eski... 
American Foxhound
While similar to its English cousin, the American Foxhound has been developed by its breeders to be lighter and taller, to have a keener sense of smell, and to be even faster in the chase. A large, handsome hound, its front legs are long and very straight-boned. American Foxhound is best for people with experience, as it can prove to be perplexing to educate. The breed is comparatively less sensorial compared to many other breeds. The American Foxhound is one of the breeds with the ... 
American Staffordshire
The American Staffordshire is a very muscular, stocky, yet agile dog, and is extremely strong for his size. He has a broad, powerful head, short muzzle, and very strong jaws. The ears are generally cropped, though this is optional. The eyes are round and black. The teeth should form a scissors bite. Its coat is made up of thick, short, shiny hair. All colors are admissible, but dogs must not be more than 80% white. The tail tapers to a point. The ears are erect and docked slightly. ... 
American Water Spaniel
The American Water Spaniel is an active, muscular and hardy dog. It has a crisp-textured, tightly curled or wavy outer coat lined with a protective undercoat. Coat colors include liver or chocolate - sometimes with a small white spot on the chest. The skull is broad with a moderate stop. The American Water Spaniel is a very energetic and intelligent dog that has been used for hunting and retrieving throughout the Midwestern areas of the United States. It is an excellent swimmer that... 
Anatolian Shepherd
The Anatolian Shepherd Dog is a large, noble and powerful livestock guardian. He is very similar to the Great Pyrenees and the Kuvasz, but is more slender and agile. Capable of great speed and endurance. The head is large, but in good proportion with the rest of the body. The rectangular muzzle should be a bit shorter than the skull, with a blunt profile and is often black. The skull is wide and slightly rounded, with a slight stop. The lips are edged in black and hang down slightly... 
Australian Shepherd
The Aussie, as it is known, is a medium-sized, robust, well-balanced, rustic dog. The ears are set on high at the side of the head, triangular and slightly rounded at the tip. The coat is of medium texture, straight to slightly wavy, weather resistant, of moderate length with an undercoat. The quantity of undercoat varies with climate. Hair is short and smooth on the head, outside of ears, front of forelegs and below the hocks. Backs of forelegs are moderately feathered; breeches ar... 
Australian Terrier
one of the most sensible and least demanding of the terriers, the Australian is nonetheless as hardy and spunky as the rest. The Aussie, as it is known, is a medium-sized, robust, well-balanced, rustic dog. The ears are set on high at the side of the head, triangular and slightly rounded at the tip. The coat is of medium texture, straight to slightly wavy, weather resistant, of moderate length with an undercoat. The quantity of undercoat varies with climate. Hair is short and smooth...