I spend a lot of my time researching dogs, dog owners and dog health so I often find myself on forums of dog owners. Every time I think I’ve heard of every type of dog I read a post from an owner of some breed I’ve never heard of before.

So I decided I’d do some research and find out just how many breeds there actually are..

How many do you think I found?


How many dog breeds do you think there are?






I came up with a list of 1096 breeds, most of which I have never heard of before… but apparently they do exist.

Have a look through the list for yourself and be dazzled by some of the strange and exotic names, in the next post I’ll list breeds from I-Z:

Abruzzenhund Cavapoo
Afador Cava-Tzu
Afaird Central Asian Ovtcharka
Affen Spaniel Central Asian Shepherd Dog
Affen Terrier Cesky Fousek
Affen Tzu Cesky Terrier
Affengriffon Chacy Ranior
Affenhuahua Chart Polski
Affenpinscher Cheeks
Affenpoo Cherokee Monarch
Afghan Collie Chesapeake Bay Retriever
Afghan Hound Chi-Chon
Afghan Retriever Chien D’ Artois
Afghan Sheepdog Chien d’Artois
Afghan Spaniel Chien De L’ Atlas
Afollie Chiens Francaises
African Wild Dog Chihuahua
Africanis Chin
Aidi Chinese Chongqing Dog
Ainu Dog Chinese Crested
Airedale Terrier Chinese Crested Dog
Akbash Dog Chinese Crestepoo
Akita Chinese Crestepoo-
Akita Inu Chinese Crestese
Akita Shepherd Chinese Foo Dog
Alangu Mastiff Chinese Frise
Alano Español Chinese Imperial Dog
Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog Chinese Shar-pei
Alaskan Husky Chinook
Alaskan Klee Kai Chin-wa
Alaskan Malamute Chion
Alopekis Chipin
Alpine Dachsbracke Chi-Poo
American Bandogge Mastiff Chippiparai
American Blue Gascon Hound Chiweenie
American Bulldog Chonzer
American Bullnese Chorkie
American Cocker Spaniel Chortaj
American Crested Sand Terrier Chow Chow
American Dingo Chug
American Eagle Dog Cirneco Dell ‘Etna
American English Coonhound Clumber Spaniel
American Eskimo Cock-A-Chon
American Eskimo Dog Cockalier
American Foxhound Cock-A-Mo
American Hairless Terrier Cockapin
American Indian Dog Cockapoo
American Lo-Sze Pugg Cocker Spaniel
American Mastiff Cocker Westie
American Pit Bull Terrier Cockeranian
American Rat Pinscher CockerShnauz
American Staffordshire Terrier Cocker-Tese
American Staghound Cockinese
American Toy Terrier Collie
American Tundra Shepherd Dog Colonial Cocker Spaniel
American Water Spaniel Combai
American White Shepherd Comfort Retriever
Amertoy Continental Toy Spaniel
Anatolian Shepherd Dog Copica
Anglo-Français de Petite Vénerie Copica-
Anglos-Francai Grand Corded Poodle
Anglos-Francais de Moyenne Venerie Corgi
Anglos-Francaises Corgidor
Anglos-Francaises de Petite Venerie Corkie
Appenzell Mountain Dog Coton de Tulear
Appenzeller Sennenhund Cotralian
Argentine Dogo Coydog
Ariège Pointer Crested Malt
Ariege Pointing Dog Crested Tzu
Ariegeois Cretan Hound
Ariègeois Croatian Sheepdog
Armant Curly-Coated Retriever
Arubian Cunucu Dog Cypro Kukur
Aryan Molossus Czech Wolfdog
Atlas Terrier Czechoslovakian Wolfdog
Aussie Bulldog Czesky Terrier
Aussiedoodle Dachshund
Aussiedor Daisy Dog
Australian Bandog Dakotah Shepherd
Australian Bulldog Dalmatian
Australian Cattle Dog Dameranian
Australian Kelpie Dandie Dinmont Terrier
Australian Koolie Danish Broholmer
Australian Shepherd Danish-Swedish Farmdog
Australian Silky Terrier Daug
Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog Deutsche Bracke
Australian Terrier Deutscher Wachtelhund
Austrian Black and Tan Hound Dingo
Austrian Brandlbracke Doberman
Austrian Shorthaired Pinscher Doberman Pinscher
Auvergne Pointing Dog Dobermann
Azawakh Dogo Argentino
Azores Cattle Dog Dogue Brasileiro
Bagle Hound Dogue de Bordeaux
Bakharwal Dog Doodleman Pinscher
Banjara Greyhound Dorgi
Banter Bulldogge Dorkie
Barbet Dorset Olde Tyme Bulldogge
Basenji Doxie-Chon
Ba-Shar Doxiepoo
Basque Shepherder Doxle
Basschshund Drentse Patrijshond
Basselier Drever
Basset Artesien Normand Dunker
Basset Artésien Normand Dutch Partridge Dog
Basset Bleu de Gascogne Dutch Shepherd Dog
Basset Fauve de Bretagne Dutch Smoushond
Basset Hound East Russian Coursing Hounds
Bassetoodle East Siberian Laika
Basston East-European Shepherd
Bassugg Elkhound
Bavarian Mountain Hound EngAm Bulldog
Beagle EngAm Bulldog / Olde Bulldog
Beagle Harrier English Boodle
Beagleman English Boston-Bulldog
Beaglier English Bulldog
Beago English Bullen Bordeaux Terrier
Be-Apso English Cocker Spaniel
Bearded Collie English Coonhound
Bea-Tzu English Foxhound
Beauceron English Mastiff
Bedlington Terrier English Pointer
Bedouin Shepherd Dog English Setter
Belgian Griffon English Shepherd
Belgian Griffons English Springer Spaniel
Belgian Malinois English Toy Spaniel
Belgian Mastiff English Toy Terrier
Belgian Sheepdog Entelbuch Mountain Dog
Belgian Shepherd Dogs Entlebucher Sennenhund
Belgian Shepherd Groenendael Epagneul Francais
Belgian Shepherd Laekenois Epagneuls Picardies
Belgian Shepherd Malinois Eskapoo
Belgian Shepherd Tervuren Eskifon
Belgian Shorthaired Pointer Eskimo Dog
Belgian Tervuren Eskland
Belgrade Terrier Estonian Hound
Bench-legged Feist Estrela Mountain Dog
Bergamasco Eurasier
Berger des Picard Euskal Artzain Txakurra
Berger des Pyrénées Farm Collie
Berger Du Languedoc Fauves De Bretagne
Bernese Mountain Dog Faux Frenchbo Bulldog
Bichomo Feist
Bichon Field Spaniel
Bichon Frise Fila
Bichon Frisé Fila Brasileiro
Bichon Havanais Finnish Hound
Bichon Yorkie Finnish Lapphund
Bichon/Yorkie Finnish Spitz
Bichon-A-Ranian Flat-Coated Retriever
Bich-poo Foodle
Biewer Fo-Tzu
Billy Fourche Terrier
Billy dog Fox Paulistinha
Bisben Fox Terrier
Black and Tan Coonhound Foxhoodle
Black Forest Hound Foxhound
Black Mouth Cur Foxton
Black Russian Terrier Foxy Rat Terrier
Bleus de Gascogne Français Blanc et Noir
Bloodhound Français Blanc et Orange
Blue heeler Français Tricolore
Blue Lacy French Brittany Spaniel
Blue Picardy Spaniel French Bulldog
Bluetick Coonhound French Gascony Pointer
Bobtail Sheepdog French Mastiff
Bocker French Pointing Dog
Boerboel French Pyrenean Pointer
Bogle French Spaniel
Boglen Terrier French Tricolour Hound
Bohemian Shepherd French White and Black Hound
Bohemian Terrier French White and Orange Hound
Bolognese Frenchie Pug
Borador Frengle
Bordel Gaddi Kutta
Border Collie Galgo Español
Border Terrier Gammel Dansk Hoensehund
Bordernese Gascons-Saintongeois
Borzoi German Hound
Bosanski Ostrodlaki Gonic Barak German Hunt Terrier
BoShih German Longhaired Pointer
BoShih- German Pinscher
Bospin German Rough-haired Pointing Dog
Bostillon German Sheeppoodle
Bostinese German Shepherd
Boston Terrier German Shepherd Dog
Bourbonnais Pointer German Shorthaired Pointer
Bouvier de Ardennes German Spaniel
Bouvier des Ardennes German Spitz
Bouvier des Flanders German Wirehaired Pointer
Bouvier des Flandres German Wolfspitz
Boxador Giant Schnauzer
Boxer Glechon
Boxerdoodle Glen of Imaal Terrier
Boxweiler Golden Boxer
Boykin Spaniel Golden Irish
Bracco Italiano Golden Labrador
Braque Du Bourbonnais Golden Mountain Dog
Braque Dupuy Golden Pyrenees
Braque St. Germain Golden Retriever
Brat Golden Sheltie
Brazilian Mastiff Goldendoodle
Brazilian Molosser Goldmaraner
Brazilian Terrier Goldmation
Briard Gollie
Briquet Gonczy Polski
Briquet dog Gordon Setter
Briquet Griffon Vendeen Gran Mastin de Borinquen
Briquet Griffon Vendéen Grand anglo-francais
Brissel Chiffon Grand Anglo-Français
Brittany Spaniel Grand anglo-français blanc et noir
Broholmer Grand anglo-français blanc et orange
Broodle Griffon Grand anglo-français tricolore
Brug Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen
Brussels Griffon Grand Basset Griffon Vendéen
Buggs Grand Bleu de Gascogne
Bukovina Sheepdog Grand gascon saintongeois
Buldogue Campeiro Grand Gascon-Saintongeois
Bull Boxer Grand Griffon Vendeen
Bull Terrier Grand Griffon Vendéen
Bullboxer Great Dane
Bulldog Great Pyrenees
Bullmastiff Greater Swiss Mountain Dog
Bullmatian Greek Hound
Bully Kutta Greek Sheepdog
Burmese Mountain Dog Greenland Dog
Cadoodle Greyhound
Cairland Terrier Griffon bleu de Gascogne
Cairmal Griffon Fauve de Bretagne
Cairn Terrier Griffon Nivernais
Cairnoodle Groenendael
Cajun Squirrel Dog Grosser Münsterländer Vorstehhund
California-Carolina Dog Guatemalan Bull Terrier
Canaan Dog Gujjar
Canadian Eskimo Dog Gull Dong
Canadian Inuit Dog Hairless Chihuahua
Canarian Warren Hound Hairless Khala
Canary Dog Hairless Terrier
Cane Corso Halden Hound
Cane Corso Italiano Hamilton Hound
Canis Panther Hamiltonstövare
Canoe Dog Hanoverian Hound
Cantel Hanoverian Scenthound
Cão da Serra da Estrela Harlequin Pinscher
Cão da Serra de Aires Harrier
Cão de Castro Laboreiro Havachon
Cao de Fila Havamalt
Cão de Fila de São Miguel Havanese
Caravan Hound Havashu
Cardigan Welsh Corgi Hawaiian Poi Dog
Care-Tzu Hellenikos Ichnilatis
Carlin Pinscher Hellenikos Poimenikos
Carolina Dog Hertha Pointer
Carpathian Sheepdog Highland Maltie
Catahoula Bulldog Highland Maltie / Maltese mix”>kg
Catahoula Leopard Dog Himalayan Mastiff
Catalan Sheepdog Himalayan Sheepdog
Cattle dog Hokkaido
Caucasian Mountain Dog Hokkaido Dog
Caucasian Ovtcharka Hovawart
Cava-Chin Hungarian Greyhound
Cavachon Hungarian Kuvasz
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Hungarian Puli
Cava-lon Hungarian Wire-haired Pointing Dog
Cav-A-Mo Hush Basset
Cavanese Husky
Cavapom Hygenhund
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