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THE PUPPIES OF THREE-KINGDOMS


Directions to Puppy Pound:
From Center of Town: <s, w, 3s, e, s, 2w, s, w, n>
Return to Center of Town: <s, e, n, 2e, n, w, 3n, e, n>

Directions to Puppy Mill (dungeon):
From Chaos: <enter, 2w, n, follow tracks, n, climb gate>
Return to Chaos: <climb gate, s, return, s, 2e, vortex>




About

Puppies are cute and adorable. You can acquire them from the Puppy Mill area and then rescue them to build up 'Pinnacle Pound' Reputation. Once you have enough reputation (at least 20,000), and you find a puppy that is your favorite, you can buy a biscuit or two (sometimes five) from Petunia, <2w, s, w, n> from Newbiebin, and feed it to your puppy. At that point, it will grow into a dog and will be yours forever! Dogs eat corpses to stay healthy and they'll fight with you too - but just be careful in those areas that hit around, your dog can die and lose dog experience points. Don't worry too much though, provided that your reputation is still adequate and you have coins on hand, you can always revisit Petunia and <repet>.


More on puppies

Info file from Juggernaut guild

Dogs are a hidden gem of 3Kingdoms. They are often overlooked because of the upkeep required but are well worth the effort, particularly for juggernauts.

In order to adopt your dog you must first get your reps up to 25,000 with the Pinnacle pound by rescuing the lost puppies found in the instanced dungeon in chaos (enter/w/w/n/follow tracks). There are some pretty tough monsters in the area so you may want to set your scaler low to start. Puppies are also a high valued guild box donate. You can typically find quite a few there if you need more rep or gain guild reputation for donating puppies you don't need.

Once you have acquired the required reps, go to Petunia at the pinnacle pound with a puppy and feed it biscuits. You may need as many as 5 if you have a large breed. You can find the Pinnacle Pound in town (newbie/w/w/s/w/n).

DOG CONTROL AND UPKEEP
Your dog needs to stay fed and happy to work with you. You can 'dog pet' or 'dog play' to keep your dog happy as needed, and can feed it with corpses. I recommend you using your guild program to 'dog pet' every other round of combat (e.g. program transpose 300#dog pet) This will make sure your dog is always happy!

It is a useful to 'dog monitor' so that you see your dog's hp bar every round when making triggers. Here is an example of a dog's HP bar:
Rufus :: HP: 1000/1000 Happy: 99% Hungry: 12% Level: 5/52%

Dogs use corpses less when they are more full. I advise against using 'dog autofeed' because of this. It is suggested to keep the ANSI color of "Hungry" in the hicyan or green range. I suggest that you use your portable morgue to store corpses to feed your dog.

It seems like a good idea to keep a dog as happy as possible, it is theorized it helps with dog advancement.

DOG ADVANCEMENT
Dogs advance through combat with the largest factor on dxp being the number of rounds in combat. Your dog will make more dxp when fighting larger creatures as well as tanking, dodging and regenning. Upon advancing all of a dog's stats go up along with it's max hit points and an added point to hit point regen. Your level affects your dog's hit points and, up to level 90, it's skills to some extent.

BENEFITS
The typical assumed function of a dog is to do damage. They can also tank and pick up your corpse if you die and deliver it to you when you come back to life. Very useful indeed!

DAMAGE
Dogs switch between edged and crushing damage and can pack a wallop at higher levels, particularly with the veterinarian major profession. Some of the items in the pinnacle pound help raise various dog status that increase damage. This is particularly beneficial to the more defensive suits. A gnome with a dog is like a gnome with a mount - albiet one that barks and poops!

TANKING
Another benefit of a dog to a juggernaut is it's tanking ability, as sustained tanking is not a salamander or sylphs forte. A leveled dog can tank very well and allow you more continuous combat.

They tank through a means of dodge, damage reduction ('prot' in 'dog status') and regen. Dog barding, particularly plate barding gives a huge bonus to a dog's tanking ability.

SAFETY
While at first a dog death is not so bad, at higher levels it is extremely costly. Once a dog reaches level 15 or so you should consider buying a dog contract from the pound, despite it's high cost, when taking out your dog or you can lose weeks of combat.

Your defend and cdefend commands now work for your dog. I highly recommend using cdefend 'dog name' if your are tanking or in challenging areas where your dog may die.

OTHER TIPS
Don't forget to 'dog dig'; you can find many sorts of gems, wands and other items and even money!






Pinnacle Pound Shop

Available items to purchase at the Pound for your dog:
#) Item Rep Cost
1)

a doggie biscuit

Reputation Cost: 1,000
Coin Cost: 100

Description:
This is a Pinnacle Doggie Biscuit (tm) made out of only the best ingredients that are healthy for your puppy. You can feed this to your puppy to help him grow up to be a healthy and strong dog! (feed puppy if you're carrying a puppy.)




1,000 rep + 100 coins
Unlocks with 25k reps
2)

spiked dog collar

Reputation Cost: 250
Coin Cost: 50

Description:
This is a spiked dog collar that your pet dog could wear. It looks somewhat dangerous, especially if worn by an attacking dog. Give this to your dog if you want him to wear it.

WMT Note: Once you've earned at least 54,000 Pinnacle Pound reputation points, you can purchase this item.




250 rep + 50 coins
Unlocks with 54k reps
3)

Squirrel Chew Toy

Reputation Cost: 150
Coin Cost: 750

Description:
This is a near life-like replica of a squirrel, made out of nearly indestructible vulcanized rubber. A dog could have a lot of fun chewing on this, until he destroyed it, I mean, nearly indestructible doesn't really apply to dogs. This will keep your dog from getting too unhappy if you leave him somewhere he doesn't like... which is anywhere that you're not. At least until it's completely shredded.

WMT Note: Once you've earned at least 54,000 Pinnacle Pound reputation points, you can purchase this item.




150 rep + 750 coins
Unlocks with 54k reps
4)

studded-leather dog barding

Reputation Cost: 350
Coin Cost: 200

Description:
This is a medium weight, studded-leather armor built for a dog. If you had a pet dog you could outfit him with this and he'd be tougher! Just give it to your pet dog to help him put it on.

WMT Note: Once you've earned at least 54,000 Pinnacle Pound reputation points, you can purchase this item.




350 rep + 200 coins
Unlocks with 54k reps
5)

chain dog barding

Reputation Cost: 500
Coin Cost: 2500

Description:
This is a heavier, chain armor built for a dog. If you had a pet dog you could outfit him with this and he'd be tougher! Just give it to your pet dog to help him put it on. Note: This requires a hearty dog to support the weight of it, at least level 8.

WMT Note: Once you've earned at least 75,000 Pinnacle Pound reputation points, you can purchase this item.




500 rep + 2,500 coins
Unlocks with 75k reps
6)

plate dog barding

Reputation Cost: 1000
Coin Cost: 5000

Description:
This is a very heavy, plate armor built for a dog. If you had a pet dog you could outfit him with this and he'd be tougher! Just give it to your pet dog to help him put it on. Note: This requires a very hearty dog to support the weight of it, at least level 15.

WMT Note: It is unknown if this item unlocks after 75,000 Pinnacle Pound reputation points or if the item is simply not available to 'small' dogs.




1,000 rep + 5,000 coins
7)

Razorsnout

Reputation Cost: 700
Coin Cost: 500

Description:
This is a muzzle-like apparatus that fits over a dog's head and provides a knife-like protrusion just above his snout. It seems this would make an attack dog all the more deadly. If you had a pet dog you could give this to him and help him equip it.

WMT Note: Once you've earned at least 75,000 Pinnacle Pound reputation points, you can purchase this item.




700 rep + 500 coins
Unlocks with 75k reps
8)

Super Grip Footies

Reputation Cost: 700
Coin Cost: 900

Description:
This is a pair of leather, super-grip footies. They fit on a four legged friend and keep him from slipping. This is especially helpful in a high stress situation, such as a fight. This would definitely help a dog avoid getting hit if it needed to, since it wouldn't slip.

WMT Note: Once you've earned at least 75,000 Pinnacle Pound reputation points, you can purchase this item.




700 rep + 900 coins
Unlocks with 75k reps
9)

Irontooth Bite Guards

Reputation Cost: 700
Coin Cost: 900

Description:
This is a set of canine dentures that can be fitted onto your dog's teeth so as to improve his chances of scoring a bite on a bad guy. Note: The Pinnacle Pound does NOT advocate dog fighting in any way, but it is expected that your dog may assist his master in times of danger.

WMT Note: Once you've earned at least 75,000 Pinnacle Pound reputation points, you can purchase this item.




700 rep + 900 coins
Unlocks with 75k reps
10)

Death's 'Fido Contract'

Reputation Cost: 100
Coin Cost: 100000
Requirement: 1 of Any collar

Description:
This long piece of dark parchment appears to be a contract between you and Death himself. Specifically it goes into great detail about how you are willing to sacrifice your own soul in the place of your Dog's... Wow, you are really one selfless owner. Note, it is vital that this contract be carried by YOUR DOG so that Death sees it before he claims the soul, otherwise how is he going to remember? So, make sure you give this to your pup before you go out recklessly endangering his life.

WMT Note: Once you've earned at least 75,000 Pinnacle Pound reputation points, you can purchase this item.




100 rep + 100,000 coins
Unlocks with 75k reps
11)

Dog Whistle

Reputation Cost: 25000
Coin Cost: 250000

Description:
This is a dog whistle. You could 'blow' it if you're unable to find your dog and they should come running back. This presumes, of course, that your dog is still alive somewhere out there in the cold, dark world. Using this also means you're a horrible owner who left their dog out there alone. Tsk tsk. Be aware, if your dog was already 'stay'ing, it will continue to stay once you summon it with the whistle until you tell it not to. It is a very obedient dog, after all.




25,000 rep + 250,000 coins
Unlocks with 100k reps
12)

DGH (banned in 39 countries)

Reputation Cost: 70000
Coin Cost: 900000

Description:
This is a dangerous chemical known as Dog Growth Hormone. It's been banned almost MUD-wide due to the violent transformation it makes on young dogs. Combine it with the blood of an existing dog, you can inject this into a puppy and the result will be a full-grown dog equal in power to the source. It's unethical, abusive, and basically evil. But, if you had no ethics and were into animal abuse, torture, and euthanasia, you could use this on a puppy and it would immediately transform it into a dog equal to the one you just murdered.




70,000 rep + 900,000 coins
Unlocks with 100k reps




Dog Commands


Available 'dog' commands:
Lvl Cmd Description
 1 stfu (toggle) Quiet your dog considerably, this is mean
 1 brief (toggle) Reduce combat spam from your dog
 1 feed Feed your dog a corpse (first on the ground)
 1 pet/play Pet or play with your dog
 1 stats/hp Get some information about your pooch
 1 monitor Keep a closer eye on your dog, during combat
 2 name Name your dog
 5 heel Tell your dog not to attack
 7 autofeed Dog will eat whenever there's a corpse present if he's above 50% hunger
You can set the % at time of autofeed
 9 stay Tell your dog to stay here
 10 dig Have him dig around looking for interesting things
 12 sicem Tell your dog to attack something first
 12 drop Have him drop your corpse
(at level 12 a dog has a chance to grab your corpse if you die)

e.g. dog feed





VETERINARIAN PROFESSION

Item Worn: Veterinarian's Scrubs

These scrubs are covered in a flowery print of yellow and gold petunias. Overall, the effect is very loud and ostentatious. It's almost as if someone had designed clothing to be worn in a pediatrician's office, but went WAY WAY WAY too far. The only thing that could ever appreciate this clothing is something colour blind -- which is where you and your puppy come in.

The vet's scrubs come fully equipped with everything you need to look after your pet dog using the command 'vet'. You can 'heal' at vet level 1, 'incite' at level 10 and 'dodge' at level 35. Your dog will accept 4 commands (maxing out at 12 commands).

See all Professions here.

Vet Commands:

In addition to your normal dog commands, when you choose the Veterinarian profession, you'll also be able to perform:

veterinarian recover,
score,
spammy
Level based profession commands:
Lvl Cmd Description
1 vet heal You heal [dog's name]
10 vet incite You work your dog up into a frenzy!
Note: The incite command will allow your dogs damage to double for ~30 seconds every 12 minutes.
35 vet dodge You ruffle your dog's fur over and over again until he bounces up and down excitedly!


How do I level this profession?


To gain Veterinarian levels, you must use the profession commands. When your dog reaches Level 12, you can use the <dog sicem> command. At this point, you can <vet heal> as needed.

Veterinarian Command Reset


Your commands will reset approximately 1 point every 12 minutes.





Puppy Medals


Name Pts ID

Puppy Pendant

Description:
Congratulations, you've rescued a lost puppy from certain doom and now he's safe and sound at the Pinnacle Pound.

Location:
Mud (anywhere)

Locrian's Category:
Unique

Medal of Puppy Pendant




1.0000000005

5
puppy

Puppy Philanthropist

Description:
You've really dedicated your time to the care and well-being of lost puppies everywhere. You've rescued 500 lost puppies!

Location:
Mud (anywhere)

Locrian's Category:
Unique

Medal of Puppy Philanthropist




1.0000000010

10
puppy2

Puppy Particulars

Description:
You're OCD or something because you've gone out of your way to rescue at least one puppy from every breed of dog recognized by the AKC!

Location:
Mud (anywhere)

Locrian's Category:
Unique

Medal of Puppy Particulars




1.0000000015

15
puppy3
Learn more about medals here.




Puppy VAFS

There are two Voluntary Access Fee's (commonly known as VAF's) which can be purchased for you and your dog.

ID Name Cost

dogjoy

Enhancement : dogjoy
Description : Makes your dog happy for the rest of reboot/login
How to get : 'select dogjoy' in the VAF room (down from Center of Town)
Cost : 3 VAF credits

Until reboot, your dog will remain happy happy happy without the need for any attention from you, cause you are lazy and won't even walk him, seriously. If you quit, the perk goes *poof* even if it's before the end of boot, but it will survive you going linkdead.

WMT NOTE: This VAF is ONLY for happiness and does not include hunger.




Dog Joy

1.0000000003

$3.00

dogjoin

Enhancement : dogjoin
Description : Merge dogs across all your characters into one
Affects : This perk affects all of your characters
How to get : 'select dogjoin' in the VAF room (down from Center of Town)
Cost : 200 VAF credits

This permanent perk allows you (a human) to merge all your dogs from across all your characters into one, which we will lovingly refer to as The One Dog. The dog owned by the character that actually selects this perk will become The One Dog for the human, so make sure you're on as the character who's dog you want to remain. All other dogs will be abandoned and gone forever, with their experience all merged into The One Dog, which will then be waiting patiently for you in the kennel.




Dog Join

1.0000000200

$200.00

Puppies


indicates player submitted photos (which will be re-added when this page is complete). Below you will find dog the Name, Info, and AKC Photo.

Affenpinscher


Temperament:
Confident, Famously Funny, Fearless
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 148 of 197
Height: 9-11.5 inches
Weight: 7-10 pounds
Life Expectancy: 12-15 years
Group: Toy Group
Photo of the Affenpinscher puppy. All black, furry, smushed face with lower buck-teeth.

Afghan Hound


Temperament:
Dignified, Profoundly Loyal, Aristocratic
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 113 of 197
Height: 25-27 inches
Weight: 50-60 pounds
Life Expectancy: 12-15 years
Group: Hound Group
Photo of the Afghan Hound dog. Tall, slender, all white with long, straight fur.

Airedale Terrier


Temperament:
Friendly, Clever, Courageous
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 60 of 197
Height: 23 inches
Weight: 50-70 pounds
Life Expectancy: 11-14 years
Group: Terrier Group
Photo of the Airedale Terrier. Black and golden short-haired dog with a rectangular face and droopy ears.

Akita


Temperament:
Courageous, Dignified, Profoundly Loyal
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 47 of 197
Height: 26-28 inches (male), 24-26 inches (female)
Weight: 100-130 pounds (male), 70-100 pounds (female)
Life Expectancy: 10-13 years
Group: Working Group
Photo of the Akita dog. White and golden brown short-haired dog with a dark brown face. Ears are standing up and the fluffy while tail is folded upwards.

Alaskan Malamute


Temperament:
Affectionate, Loyal, Playful
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 58 of 197
Height: 25 inches (male), 23 inches (female)
Weight: 85 pounds (male), 75 pounds (female)
Life Expectancy: 10-14 years
Group: Working Group
Photo of the Alaskan Malamute. Fluffy white dog with black fur covering its back and ears. The Alaskan Malamute dogs are known for their almond-shaped eyes.

American Eskimo Dog


Temperament:
Playful, Perky, Smart
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 122 of 197
Height: 9-12 inches (toy), 12-15 inches (miniature), 15-19 inches (Standard)
Weight: 6-10 pounds (toy), 10-20 pounds (miniature), 25-35 pounds (standard)
Life Expectancy: 13-15 years
Group: Non-Sporting Group
Photo of the American Eskimo Dog laying down. Pure fluffy white-haired dog with black eyes, and ears are standing at attention.

American Foxhound


Temperament:
Independent, Easy-Going, Sweet-Tempered
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 186 of 197
Height: 22-25 inches (male), 21-24 inches (female)
Weight: 65-70 pounds (male), 60-65 pounds (female)
Life Expectancy: 11-13 years
Group: Hound Group
Photo of the American Foxhound. Short-haired dog with white legs, neck and tail tip. Brown body and head, with a large section of black fur covering the back. Ears are droopy.

American Staffordshire Terrier


Temperament:
Confident, Smart, Good-Natured
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 85 of 197
Height: 18-19 inches (male), 17-18 inches (female)
Weight: 55-70 pounds (male), 40-55 pounds (female)
Life Expectancy: 12-16 years
Group: Terrier Group
Photo of the American Staffordshire Terrier. A muscled looking short-haired black dog with white around its neck, front legs, and a strip of white down its nose.

American Water Spaniel


Temperament:
Eager, Happy, Charming
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 166 of 197
Height: 15-18 inches
Weight: 30-45 pounds (male), 25-40 pounds (female)
Life Expectancy: 10-14 years
Group: Sporting Group
Photo of the American Water Spaniel. A brown and curly haired dog laying down on its paws. Its eyes are golden brown and yellow.

Anatolian Shepherd Dog


Temperament:
Loyal, Independent, Reserved
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 90 of 197
Height: 29 inches (male), 27 inches (female)
Weight: 110-150 pounds (male), 80-120 pounds (female)
Life Expectancy: 11-13 years
Group: Working Group
Photo of the Anatolian Shepherd Dog. A short-haired tan colored dog with black, droopy ears and muzzle. Its tail is fluffy and curled upwards.

Australian Cattle Dog


Temperament:
Alert, Curious, Pleasant
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 55 of 197
Height: 18-20 inches (male), 17-19 inches (female)
Weight: 35-50 pounds
Life Expectancy: 12-16 years
Group: Herding Group
Photo of the Australian Cattle Dog. A short-haired dog with a blend of gray and black hair, tan colored paws, black circle around its left eye, and pointy ears standing up.

Australian Shepherd


Temperament:
Smart, Work-Oriented, Exuberant
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 17 of 197
Height: 20-23 inches (male), 18-21 inches (female)
Weight: 50-65 pounds (male), 40-55 pounds (female)
Life Expectancy: 12-15 years
Group: Herding Group
Photo of the Australian Shepherd. This is a beautiful white long-haired dog with strips of gold, black, and gray fur along its body. The eyes are a bright blue.

Australian Terrier


Temperament:
Affectionate, Courageous, Spirited
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 140 of 197
Height: 10-11 inches
Weight: 15-20 pounds
Life Expectancy: 11-15 years
Group: Terrier Group
Photo of the Australian Terrier. This is a small dog with tall and pointy ears. Its fur is long, except for around its face, making the mane look similar to a lion (or an Amish man with a thick beard).

Basenji


Temperament:
Independent, Smart, Poised
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 87 of 197
Height: 17 inches (male), 16 inches (female)
Weight: 24 pounds (male), 22 pounds (female)
Life Expectancy: 13-14 years
Group: Hound Group
Photo of the Basenji dog. This is a small dog with tall and pointy ears. Its fur is very short, with a white muzzle, neck and underbelly, and black fur on the top of the body and legs. Tan colored fur covers its face with the except of the white streak traveling up its nose and black circles around its eyes.

Basset Hound


Temperament:
Charming, Patient, Low-Key
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 39 of 197
Height: up to 15 inches
Weight: 40-65 pounds
Life Expectancy: 12-13 years
Group: Hound Group
Photo of the Basset Hound. This is a short, long dog with extremely long, droopy ears. Its fur is short, with a tan muzzle and legs, black colored body, and long, straight tail.

Beagle


Temperament:
Friendly, Curious, Merry
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 6 of 197
Height: 13 inches & under, 13-15 inches
Weight: under 20 pounds (13 inches & under), 20-30 pounds (13-15 inches)
Life Expectancy: 10-15 years
Group: Hound Group
Photo of the Beagle. A tan colored dog with a big of black fur on the top and floppy ears. Its tail is somewhat short with white fur at the end, as well as white fur on the paws and underside of the neck.

Bearded Collie


Temperament:
Smart, Bouncy, Charismatic
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 127 of 197
Height: 21-22 inches (male), 20-21 inches (female)
Weight: 45-55 pounds
Life Expectancy: 12-14 years
Group: Herding Group
Photo of the Bearded Collie. It's fur is extremely long with a coloring of mostly gray and a bit of white along the head and tip of the tail. This photo is of a Bearded Collie running through a field.

Beauceron


Temperament:
Gentle, Faithful, Obedient
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 124 of 197
Height: 25.5-27.5 inches (male), 24-26.5 inches (female)
Weight: 70-110 pounds
Life Expectancy: 10-12 years
Group: Herding Group
Photo of the Beauceron; with black fur along its body and brown fur around the paws and mouth. Its face is slightly long and ears are currently standing up while it's running through the grass.

Bedlington Terrier


Temperament:
Loyal, Charming, Frollicking
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 141 of 197
Height: 15-17.5 inches
Weight: 17-23 pounds
Life Expectancy: 11-16 years
Group: Terrier Group
Photo of the Bedlington Terrier, it looks extremely similar to a lamb that has been shaved down for the summer. Its fur is all white and its tail is incredibly skinny and somewhat long.

Belgian Malinois


Temperament:
Confident, Smart, Hardworking
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 43 of 197
Height: 24-26 inches (male), 22-24 inches (female)
Weight: 60-80 pounds (male), 40-60 pounds (female)
Life Expectancy: 14-16 years
Group: Herding Group
Photo of the Belgian Malinois; a golden tan dog with dark colored muzzle and pointy ears.

Belgian Sheepdog


Temperament:
Bright, Watchful, Serious-Minded
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 125 of 197
Height: 24-26 inches (male), 22-24 inches (female)
Weight: 55-75 pounds (male), 45-60 pounds (female)
Life Expectancy: 12-14 years
Group: Herding Group
Photo of the Belgian Sheepdog; a fully black, long haired dog that could possibly be mistaken as a wolf with its long snout and pointy ears.

Belgian Tervuren


Temperament:
Courageous, Alert, Intelligent
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 106 of 197
Height: 24-26 inches (male), 22-24 inches (female)
Weight: 55-75 pounds (male), 45-60 pounds (female)
Life Expectancy: 12-14 years
Group: Herding Group
Photo of the Belgian Tervuren. A very fluffy, golden ombre colored dog with a black muzzle and short, pointy ears.

Bernese Mountain Dog


Temperament:
Good-Natured, Calm, Strong
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 22 of 197
Height: 25-27.5 inches (male), 23-26 inches (female)
Weight: 80-115 pounds (male), 70-95 pounds (female)
Life Expectancy: 7-10 years
Group: Working Group
Bernese Mountain Dog

Bichon Frise


Temperament:
Playful, Curious, Peppy
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 46 of 197
Height: 9.5-11.5 inches
Weight: 12-18 pounds
Life Expectancy: 14-15 years
Group: Non-Sporting Group
Bichon Frise

Black Russian Terrier


Temperament:
Intelligent, Calm, Powerful
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 118 of 197
Height: 27-30 inches (male), 26-29 inches (female)
Weight: 80-130 pounds
Life Expectancy: 10-12 years
Group: Working Group
Black Russian Terrier

Black and Tan Coonhound


Temperament:
Easy-Going, Bright, Brave
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 138 of 197
Height: 25-27 inches (male), 23-25 inches (female)
Weight: 65-110 pounds
Life Expectancy: 10-12 years
Group: Hound Group

Bloodhound


Temperament:
Friendly, Independent, Inquisitive
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 49 of 197
Height: 25-27 inches (male), 23-25 inches (female)
Weight: 90-110 pounds (male), 80-100 pounds (female)
Life Expectancy: 10-12 years
Group: Hound Group

Bluetick Coonhound


Temperament:
Smart, Devoted, Tenacious
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 130 of 197
Height: 22-27 inches (male), 21-25 inches (female)
Weight: 55-80 pounds (male), 45-65 pounds (female)
Life Expectancy: 11-12 years
Group: Hound Group

Border Collie


Temperament:
Affectionate, Smart, Energetic
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 35 of 197
Height: 19-22 inches (male), 18-21 inches (female)
Weight: 30-55 pounds
Life Expectancy: 12-15 years
Group: Herding Group

Border Terrier


Temperament:
Affectionate, Happy, Plucky
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 88 of 197
Height: 12-15 inches
Weight: 13-15.5 pounds (male), 11.5-14 pounds (female)
Life Expectancy: 12-15 years
Group: Terrier Group

Borzoi


Temperament:
Affectionate, Loyal, Regally Dignified
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 103 of 197
Height: 28 inches & up (male), 26 inches & up (female)
Weight: 75-105 pounds (male), 60-85 pounds (female)
Life Expectancy: 9-14 years
Group: Hound Group

Boston Terrier


Temperament:
Friendly, Bright, Amusing
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 21 of 197
Height: 15-17 inches
Weight: 12-25 pounds
Life Expectancy: 11-13 years
Group: Non-Sporting Group

Bouvier des Flandres


Temperament:
Affectionate, Courageous, Strong-Willed
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 84 of 197
Height: 24.5-27.5 inches (male), 23.5-26.5 inches (female)
Weight: 70-110 pounds
Life Expectancy: 10-12 years
Group: Herding Group

Boxer


Temperament:
Bright, Fun-Loving, Active
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 11 of 197
Height: 23-25 inches (male), 21.5-23.5 inches (female)
Weight: 65-80 pounds (male), females are about 15 pounds less than male
Life Expectancy: 10-12 years
Group: Working Group

Boykin Spaniel


Temperament:
Friendly, Eager, Lovable
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 100 of 197
Height: 15.5-18 inches (male), 14-16.5 inches (female)
Weight: 30-40 pounds (male), 25-35 pounds (female)
Life Expectancy: 10-15 years
Group: Sporting Group

Briard


Temperament:
Confident, Smart, Faithful
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 132 of 197
Height: 23-27 inches (male), 22-25.5 inches (female)
Weight: 55-100 pounds
Life Expectancy: 12 years
Group: Herding Group

Brittany


Temperament:
Bright, Fun-Loving, Upbeat
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 26 of 197
Height: 17.5-20.5 inches
Weight: 30-40 pounds
Life Expectancy: 12-14 years
Group: Sporting Group

Brussels Griffon


Temperament:
Loyal, Alert, Curious
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 98 of 197
Height: 7-10 inches
Weight: 8-10 pounds
Life Expectancy: 12-15 years
Group: Toy Group

Bull Terrier


Temperament:
Playful, Charming, Mischievous
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 62 of 197
Height: 21-22 inches
Weight: 50-70 pounds
Life Expectancy: 12-13 years
Group: Terrier Group

Bulldog


Temperament:
Friendly, Courageous, Calm
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 5 of 197
Height: 14-15 inches
Weight: 50 pounds (male), 40 pounds (female)
Life Expectancy: 8-10 years
Group: Non-Sporting Group

Bullmastiff


Temperament:
Affectionate, Loyal, Brave
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 51 of 197
Height: 25-27 inches (male), 24-26 inches (female)
Weight: 110-130 pounds (male), 100-120 pounds (female)
Life Expectancy: 7-9 years
Group: Working Group

Cairn Terrier


Temperament:
Alert, Cheerful, Busy
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 69 of 197
Height: 10 inches (male), 9.5 inches (female)
Weight: 14 pounds (male), 13 pounds (female)
Life Expectancy: 13-15 years
Group: Terrier Group

Canaan Dog


Temperament:
Confident, Alert, Vigilant
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 179 of 197
Height: 20-24 inches (male), 19-23 inches (female)
Weight: 45-55 pounds (male), 35-45 pounds (female)
Life Expectancy: 12-15 years
Group: Herding Group

Cardigan Welsh Corgi


Temperament:
Affectionate, Loyal, Smart
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 68 of 197
Height: 10.5-12.5 inches
Weight: 30-38 pounds (male), 25-34 pounds (female)
Life Expectancy: 12-15 years
Group: Herding Group

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel


Temperament:
Affectionate, Gentle, Graceful
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 18 of 197
Height: 12-13 inches
Weight: 13-18 pounds
Life Expectancy: 12-15 years
Group: Toy Group

Chesapeake Bay Retriever


Temperament:
Affectionate, Bright, Sensitive
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 45 of 197
Height: 23-26 inches (male), 21-24 inches (female)
Weight: 65-80 pounds (male), 55-70 pounds (female)
Life Expectancy: 10-13 years
Group: Sporting Group

Chihuahua


Temperament:
Charming, Graceful, Sassy
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 33 of 197
Height: 5-8 inches
Weight: not exceeding 6 pounds
Life Expectancy: 14-16 years
Group: Toy Group

Chinese Crested


Temperament:
Affectionate, Alert, Lively
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 79 of 197
Height: 11-13 inches
Weight: 8-12 pounds
Life Expectancy: 13-18 years
Group: Toy Group

Chinese Shar-Pei


Temperament:
Loyal, Independent, Calm
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 64 of 197
Height: 18-20 inches
Weight: 45-60 pounds
Life Expectancy: 8-12 years
Group: Non-Sporting Group

Chow Chow


Temperament:
Dignified, Bright, Serious-Minded
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 75 of 197
Height: 17-20 inches
Weight: 45-70 pounds
Life Expectancy: 8-12 years
Group: Non-Sporting Group

Clumber Spaniel


Temperament:
Mellow, Amusing, Gentlemanly
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 143 of 197
Height: 18-20 inches (male), 17-19 inches (female)
Weight: 70-85 pounds (male), 55-70 pounds (female)
Life Expectancy: 10-12 years
Group: Sporting Group

Cocker Spaniel


Temperament:
Gentle, Smart, Happy
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 30 of 197
Height: 14.5-15.5 inches (male), 13.5-14.5 inches (female)
Weight: 25-30 pounds (male), 20-25 pounds (female)
Life Expectancy: 10-14 years
Group: Sporting Group

Collie


Temperament:
Devoted, Graceful, Proud
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 38 of 197
Height: 24-26 inches (male), 22-24 inches (female)
Weight: 60-75 pounds (male), 50-65 pounds (female)
Life Expectancy: 12-14 years
Group: Herding Group

Curly-Coated Retriever


Temperament:
Confident, Proud, Wickedly Smart
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 162 of 197
Height: 25-27 inches (male), 23-25 inches (female)
Weight: 60-95 pounds
Life Expectancy: 10-12 years
Group: Sporting Group

Dachshund


Temperament:
Friendly, Curious, Spunky
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 12 of 197
Height: 8-9 inches (standard), 5-6 inches (miniature)
Weight: 16-32 pounds (standard), 11 pounds & under (miniature)
Life Expectancy: 12-16 years
Group: Hound Group

Dalmatian


Temperament:
Dignified, Smart, Outgoing
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 56 of 197
Height: 19-24 inches
Weight: 45-70 pounds
Life Expectancy: 11-13 years
Group: Non-Sporting Group

Dandie Dinmont Terrier


Temperament:
Independent, Smart, Proud
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 176 of 197
Height: 8-11 inches
Weight: 18-24 pounds
Life Expectancy: 12-15 years
Group: Terrier Group

Doberman Pinscher


Temperament:
Loyal, Fearless, Alert
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 17 of 197
Height: 26-28 inches (male), 24-26 inches (female)
Weight: 75-100 pounds (male), 60-90 pounds (female)
Life Expectancy: 10-12 years
Group: Working Group

Dogue de Bordeaux


Temperament:
Affectionate, Loyal, Courageous
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 67 of 197
Height: 23.27 inches (male), 23-26 inches (female)
Weight: 110 pounds & up (male), 99 pounds & up (female)
Life Expectancy: 5-8 years
Group: Working Group

English Cocker Spaniel


Temperament:
Energetic, Merry, Responsive
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 52 of 197
Height: 16-17 inches (male), 15-16 inches (female)
Weight: 28-34 pounds (male), 26-32 pounds (female)
Life Expectancy: 12-14 years
Group: Sporting Group

English Foxhound


Temperament:
Affectionate, Gentle, Sociable
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 188 of 197
Height: 24 inches
Weight: 60-75 pounds
Life Expectancy: 10-13 years
Group: Hound Group

English Setter


Temperament:
Friendly, Mellow, Merry
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 94 of 197
Height: 25-27 inches (male), 23-25 inches (female)
Weight: 65-80 pounds (male), 45-55 pounds (female)
Life Expectancy: 12 years
Group: Sporting Group

English Springer Spaniel


Temperament:
Friendly, Playful, Obedient
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 27 of 197
Height: 20 inches (male), 19 inches (female)
Weight: 50 pounds (male), 40 pounds (female)
Life Expectancy: 12-14 years
Group: Sporting Group

English Toy Spaniel


Temperament:
Gentle, Playful, Intelligent
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 135 of 197
Height: 9-10 inches
Weight: 8-14 pounds
Life Expectancy: 10-12 years
Group: Toy Group

Field Spaniel


Temperament:
Sweet, Fun-Loving, Sensitive
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 149 of 197
Height: 18 inches (male), 17 inches (female)
Weight: 35-50 pounds
Life Expectancy: 12-13 years
Group: Sporting Group

Finnish Spitz


Temperament:
Friendly, Good-Natured, Lively
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 184 of 197
Height: 17.5-20 inches (male), 15.5-18 inches (female)
Weight: 25-33 pounds (male), 20-28 pounds (female)
Life Expectancy: 13-15 years
Group: Non-Sporting Group

Flat-Coated Retriever


Temperament:
Cheerful, Optimistic, Good-Humored
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 91 of 197
Height: 23-24.5 inches (male), 22-23.5 inches (female)
Weight: 60-70 pounds
Life Expectancy: 8-10 years
Group: Sporting Group

French Bulldog


Temperament:
Adaptable, Playful, Smart
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 4 of 197
Height: 11-13 inches
Weight: under 28 pounds
Life Expectancy: 10-12 years
Group: Non-Sporting Group

German Pinscher


Temperament:
Courageous, Intelligent, Vivacious
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 134 of 197
Height: 17-20 inches
Weight: 25-45 pounds
Life Expectancy: 12-14 years
Group: Working Group

German Shepherd Dog


Temperament:
Confident, Courageous, Smart
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 2 of 197
Height: 24-26 inches (male), 22-24 inches (female)
Weight: 65-90 pounds (male), 50-70 pounds (female)
Life Expectancy: 12-14 years
Group: Herding Group

German Shorthaired Pointer


Temperament:
Friendly, Smart, Willing to Please
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 9 of 197
Height: 23-25 inches (male), 21-23 inches (female)
Weight: 55-70 pounds (male), 45-60 pounds (female)
Life Expectancy: 10-12 years
Group: Sporting Group

German Wirehaired Pointer


Temperament:
Affectionate, Eager, Enthusiastic
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 63 of 197
Height: 24-26 inches (male), minimum 22 inches (female)
Weight: 50-70 pounds
Life Expectancy: 14-16 years
Group: Sporting Group

Giant Schnauzer


Temperament:
Loyal, Alert, Trainable
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 78 of 197
Height: 25.5-27.5 inches (male), 23.5-25.5 inches (female)
Weight: 60-85 pounds (male), 55-75 pounds (female)
Life Expectancy: 12-15 years
Group: Working Group

Glen of Imaal Terrier


Temperament:
Gentle, Spirited, Bold
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 174 of 197
Height: 12.5-14 inches
Weight: 32-40 pounds
Life Expectancy: 10-15 years
Group: Terrier Group

Golden Retriever


Temperament:
Friendly, Intelligent, Devoted
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 3 of 197
Height: 23-24 inches (male), 21.5-22.5 inches (female)
Weight: 65-75 pounds (male), 55-65 pounds (female)
Life Expectancy: 10-12 years
Group: Sporting Group

Gordon Setter


Temperament:
Affectionate, Confident, Bold
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 115 of 197
Height: 24-27 inches (male), 23-26 inches (female)
Weight: 55-80 pounds (male), 45-70 pounds (female)
Life Expectancy: 12-13 years
Group: Sporting Group

Great Dane


Temperament:
Friendly, Patient, Dependable
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 16 of 197
Height: 30-32 inches (male), 28-30 inches (female)
Weight: 140-175 pounds (male), 110-140 pounds (female)
Life Expectancy: 7-10 years
Group: Working Group

Great Pyrenees


Temperament:
Smart, Patient, Calm
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 66 of 197
Height: 27-32 inches (male), 25-29 inches (female)
Weight: 100 pounds & up (male), 85 pounds & up (female)
Life Expectancy: 10-12 years
Group: Working Group

Greater Swiss Mountain Do


Temperament:
Faithful, Family-Oriented, Dependable
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 74 of 197
Height: 25.5-28.5 inches (male), 23.5-27 inches (female)
Weight: 115-140 pounds (male), 85-110 pounds (female)
Life Expectancy: 8-11 years
Group: Working Group

Greyhound


Temperament:
Gentle, Independent, Noble
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 145 of 197
Height: 28-30 inches (male), 27-28 inches (female)
Weight: 65-70 pounds (male), 60-65 pounds (female)
Life Expectancy: 10-13 years
Group: Hound Group

Harrier


Temperament:
Friendly, Outgoing, People-Oriented
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 189 of 197
Height: 19-21 inches
Weight: 45-60 pounds
Life Expectancy: 12-15 years
Group: Hound Group

Havanese


Temperament:
Friendly, Outgoing, People-Oriented
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 189 of 197
Height: 19-21 inches
Weight: 45-60 pounds
Life Expectancy: 12-15 years
Group: Hound Group

Ibizan Hound


Temperament:
Family-Oriented, Even-Tempered, Polite
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 152 of 197
Height: 23.5-27.5 inches (male), 22.5-26 inches (female)
Weight: 50 pounds (male), 45 pounds (female)
Life Expectancy: 11-14 years
Group: Hound Group

Irish Red and White Setter


Temperament:
Courageous, Spirited, Determined
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 146 of 197
Height: 24.5-26 inches (male), 22.5-24 inches (female)
Weight: 60-70 pounds (male), 45-55 pounds (female)
Life Expectancy: 11-15 years
Group: Sporting Group

Irish Setter


Temperament:
Active, Outgoing, Sweet-Natured
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 77 of 197
Height: 27 inches (male), 25 inches (female)
Weight: 70 pounds (male), 60 pounds (female)
Life Expectancy: 12-15 years
Group: Sporting Group

Irish Terrier


Temperament:
Bold, Dashing, Tenderhearted
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 116 of 197
Height: 18 inches
Weight: 27 pounds (male), 25 pounds (female)
Life Expectancy: 13-15 years
Group: Terrier Group

Irish Water Spaniel


Temperament:
Playful, Hardworking, Brave
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 159 of 197
Height: 22-24 inches (male), 21-23 inches (female)
Weight: 55-68 pounds (male), 45-58 pounds (female)
Life Expectancy: 12-13 years
Group: Sporting Group

Irish Wolfhound


Temperament:
Courageous, Dignified, Calm
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 76 of 197
Height: 32 inches minimum (male), 30 inches minimum (female)
Weight: 120 pounds (male), 105 pounds (female)
Life Expectancy: 6-8 years
Group: Hound Group

Italian Greyhound


Temperament:
Playful, Alert, Sensitive
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 73 of 197
Height: 13-15 inches
Weight: 7-14 pounds
Life Expectancy: 14-15 years
Group: Toy Group

Japanese Chin


Temperament:
Charming, Noble, Loving
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 104 of 197
Height: 8-11 inches
Weight: 7-11 pounds
Life Expectancy: 10-12 years
Group: Toy Group

Keeshond


Temperament:
Friendly, Lively, Outgoing
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 95 of 197
Height: 18 inches (male), 17 inches (female)
Weight: 35-45 pounds
Life Expectancy: 12-15 years
Group: Non-Sporting Group

Kerry Blue Terrier


Temperament:
Smart, Alert, People-Oriented
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 129 of 197
Height: 18-19.5 inches (male), 17.5-19 inches (female)
Weight: 33-40 pounds (male), females weigh slightly less than males
Life Expectancy: 12-15 years
Group: Terrier Group

Komondor


Temperament:
Loyal, Dignified, Brave
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 173 of 197
Height: 27.5 minimum inches (male), 25.5 minimum inches (female)
Weight: 100 pounds or more (male), 80 pounds or more (female)
Life Expectancy: 10-12 years
Group: Working Group

Kuvasz


Temperament:
Loyal, Fearless, Courageous
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 163 of 197
Height: 28-30 inches (male), 26-28 inches (female)
Weight: 100-115 pounds (male), 70-90 pounds (female)
Life Expectancy: 10-12 years
Group: Working Group

Labrador Retriever


Temperament:
Friendly, Active, Outgoing
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 1 of 197
Height: 22.5-24.5 inches (male), 21.5-23.5 inches (female)
Weight: 65-80 pounds (male), 55-70 pounds (female)
Life Expectancy: 10-12 years
Group: Sporting Group

Lakeland Terrier


Temperament:
Friendly, Confident, Bold
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 147 of 197
Height: 14-15 inches (male), slightly smaller (female)
Weight: 17 pounds (male), slightly smaller (female)
Life Expectancy: 12-15 years
Group: Terrier Group

Lhasa Apso


Temperament:
Confident, Smart, Comical
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 71 of 197
Height: 10-11 inches (male), slightly smaller (female)
Weight: 12-18 pounds
Life Expectancy: 12-15 years
Group: Non-Sporting Group

Lowchen


Temperament:
Affectionate, Outgoing, Positive
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 168 of 197
Height: 11-13 inches
Weight: 10-15 pounds
Life Expectancy: 15+ years
Group: Non-Sporting Group

Maltese


Temperament:
Affectionate, Outgoing, Positive
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 168 of 197
Height: 11-13 inches
Weight: 10-15 pounds
Life Expectancy: 15+ years
Group: Non-Sporting Group

Manchester Terrier


Temperament:
Spirited, Bright, Keenly Observant
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 133 of 197
Height: 15-16 inches
Weight: 12-22 pounds
Life Expectancy: 15-17 years
Group: Terrier Group

Mastiff


Temperament:
Courageous, Dignified, Good-Natured
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 29 of 197
Height: 30 inches & up (male), 27.5 inches & up (female)
Weight: 160-230 pounds (male), 120-170 pounds (female)
Life Expectancy: 6-10 years
Group: Working Group

Miniature Bull Terrier


Temperament:
Upbeat, Mischievous, Comical
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 110 of 197
Height: 10-14 inches
Weight: 18-28 pounds
Life Expectancy: 11-13 years
Group: Terrier Group

Miniature Pinscher


Temperament:
Fearless, Fun-Loving, Proud
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 70 of 197
Height: 10-12.5 inches
Weight: 8-10 pounds
Life Expectancy: 12-16 years
Group: Toy Group

Miniature Schnauzer


Temperament:
Friendly, Smart, Obedient
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 19 of 197
Height: 12-14 inches
Weight: 11-20 pounds
Life Expectancy: 12-15 years
Group: Terrier Group

Neapolitan Mastiff


Temperament:
Loyal, Dignified, Watchful
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 102 of 197
Height: 26-31 inches (male), 24-29 inches (female)
Weight: 150 pounds (male), 110 pounds (female)
Life Expectancy: 7-9 years
Group: Working Group

Newfoundland


Temperament:
Sweet, Patient, Devoted
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 40 of 197
Height: 28 inches (male), 26 inches (female)
Weight: 130-150 pounds (male), 100-120 pounds (female)
Life Expectancy: 9-10 years
Group: Working Group

Norfolk Terrier


Temperament:
Fearless, Alert, Fun-Loving
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 126 of 197
Height: 9-10 inches
Weight: 11-12 pounds
Life Expectancy: 12-16 years
Group: Terrier Group

Norwegian Buhund


Temperament:
Confident, Smart, Perceptive
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 165 of 197
Height: 17-18.5 inches (male), 16-17.5 inches (female)
Weight: 31-40 pounds (male), 26-35 pounds (female)
Life Expectancy: 12-15 years
Group: Herding Group

Norwegian Elkhound


Temperament:
Friendly, Confident, Dependable
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 97 of 197
Height: 20.5 inches (male), 19.5 inches (female)
Weight: 55 pounds (male), 48 pounds (female)
Life Expectancy: 12-15 years
Group: Hound Group

Norwich Terrier


Temperament:
Affectionate, Alert, Curious
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 108 of 197
Height: 10 inches
Weight: 12 pounds
Life Expectancy: 12-15 years
Group: Terrier Group

Nova Scotia Duck Tolling


Temperament:
Affectionate, Intelligent, Outgoing
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 83 of 197
Height: 18-21 inches (male), 17-20 inches (female)
Weight: 35-50 pounds
Life Expectancy: 12-14 years
Group: Sporting Group

Old English Sheepdog


Temperament:
Adaptable, Gentle, Smart
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 72 of 197
Height: 22 inches & up (male), 21 inches & up (female)
Weight: 60-100 pounds
Life Expectancy: 10-12 years
Group: Herding Group

Otterhound


Temperament:
Even-Tempered, Amiable, Boisterous
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 182 of 197
Height: 27 inches (male), 24 inches (female)
Weight: 115 pounds (male), 80 pounds (female)
Life Expectancy: 10-13 years
Group: Hound Group

Papillon


Temperament:
Friendly, Alert, Happy
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 54 of 197
Height: 8-11 inches
Weight: 5-10 pounds
Life Expectancy: 14-16 years
Group: Toy Group

Parson Russell Terrier


Temperament:
Friendly, Clever, Athletic
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 117 of 197
Height: 14 inches (male), 13 inches (female)
Weight: 13-17 pounds
Life Expectancy: 13-15 years
Group: Terrier Group

Pekingese


Temperament:
Affectionate, Loyal, Regal in Manner
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 92 of 197
Height: 6-9 inches
Weight: up to 14 pounds
Life Expectancy: 12-14 years
Group: Toy Group

Pembroke Welsh Corgi


Temperament:
Affectionate, Smart, Alert
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 13 of 197
Height: 10-12 inches
Weight: up to 30 pounds (male), up to 28 pounds (female)
Life Expectancy: 12-13 years
Group: Herding Group

Petit Basset Griffon Vend


Temperament:
Alert, Happy, Vivacious
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 156 of 197
Height: 13-15 inches
Weight: 25-40 pounds
Life Expectancy: 12-14 years
Group: Hound Group

Pharaoh Hound


Temperament:
Friendly, Smart, Noble
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 172 of 197
Height: 23-25 inches (male), 21-24 inches (female)
Weight: 45-55 pounds
Life Expectancy: 12-14 years
Group: Hound Group

Plott


Temperament:
Loyal, Alert, Intelligent
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 171 of 197
Height: 20-25 inches (male), 20-23 inches (female)
Weight: 50-60 pounds (male), 40-55 pounds (female)
Life Expectancy: 12-14 years
Group: Hound Group

Pointer


Temperament:
Loyal, Hardworking, Even-Tempered
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 114 of 197
Height: 25-28 inches (male), 23-26 inches (female)
Weight: 55-75 pounds (male), 45-65 pounds (female)
Life Expectancy: 12-17 years
Group: Sporting Group

Polish Lowland Sheepdog


Temperament:
Confident, Clever, Lively
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 170 of 197
Height: 18-20 inches (male), 17-19 inches (female)
Weight: 30-50 pounds
Life Expectancy: 12-14 years
Group: Herding Group

Pomeranian


Temperament:
Inquisitive, Bold, Lively
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 23 of 197
Height: 6-7 inches
Weight: 3-7 pounds
Life Expectancy: 12-16 years
Group: Toy Group

Poodle


Temperament:
Active, Proud, Very Smart
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 7 of 197
Height: Over 15 inches (standard)
Weight: 60-70 pounds (male), 40-50 pounds (female)
Life Expectancy: 10-18 years
Group: Non-Sporting Group

Portuguese Water Dog


Temperament:
Affectionate, Adventurous, Athletic
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 50 of 197
Height: 20-23 inches (male), 17-21 inches (female)
Weight: 42-60 pounds (male), 35-50 pounds (female)
Life Expectancy: 11-13 years
Group: Working Group

Pug


Temperament:
Charming, Mischievous, Loving
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 28 of 197
Height: 10-13 inches
Weight: 14-18 pounds
Life Expectancy: 13-15 years
Group: Toy Group

Puli


Temperament:
Loyal, Smart, Home-Loving
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 160 of 197
Height: 17 inches (male), 16 inches (female)
Weight: 25-35 pounds
Life Expectancy: 10-15 years
Group: Herding Group

Pyrenean Shepherd


Temperament:
Affectionate, Active, Enthusiastic
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 181 of 197
Height: 15.5-18.5 inches (male rough-faced), 15-18 inches (female rough-faced), 15.5-21 inches (male smooth-faced), 15.5-20.5 inches (female smooth-faced)
Weight: 15-30 pounds
Life Expectancy: Late teens
Group: Herding Group

Redbone Coonhound


Temperament:
Even-Tempered, Amiable, Eager to Please
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 142 of 197
Height: 22-27 inches (male), 21-26 inches (female)
Weight: 45-70 pounds
Life Expectancy: 12-15 years
Group: Hound Group

Rhodesian Ridgeback


Temperament:
Affectionate, Dignified, Even-Tempered
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 41 of 197
Height: 25-27 inches (male), 24-26 inches (female)
Weight: 85 pounds (male), 70 pounds (female)
Life Expectancy: ~10 years
Group: Hound Group

Rottweiler


Temperament:
Loyal, Loving, Confident Guardian
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 8 of 197
Height: 24-27 inches (male), 22-25 inches (female)
Weight: 95-135 pounds (male), 80-100 pounds (female)
Life Expectancy: 9-10 years
Group: Working Group

Saint Bernard


Temperament:
Playful, Charming, Inquisitive
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 48 of 197
Height: 28-30 inches (males), 26-28 inches (female)
Weight: 140-180 pounds (male), 120-140 pounds (female)
Life Expectancy: 8-10 years
Group: Working Group

Saluki


Temperament:
Gentle, Dignified, Independent-Minded
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 120 of 197
Height: 23-28 inches (male), considerably smaller (female)
Weight: 40-65 pounds
Life Expectancy: 10-17 years
Group: Hound Group

Samoyed


Temperament:
Gentle, Dignified, Independent-Minded
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 120 of 197
Height: 23-28 inches (male), considerably smaller (female)
Weight: 40-65 pounds
Life Expectancy: 10-17 years
Group: Hound Group

Schipperke


Temperament:
Confident, Alert, Curious
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 105 of 197
Height: 11-13 inches (male), 10-12 inches (female)
Weight: 10-16 pounds
Life Expectancy: 12-14 years
Group: Non-Sporting Group

Scottish Deerhound


Temperament:
Gentle, Dignified, Polite
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 158 of 197
Height: 30-32 inches (male), 28 inches & up (female)
Weight: 85-110 pounds (male), 75-95 pounds (female)
Life Expectancy: 8-11 years
Group: Hound Group

Scottish Terrier


Temperament:
Confident, Independent, Spirited
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 57 of 197
Height: 10 inches
Weight: 19-22 pounds (male), 18-21 pounds (female)
Life Expectancy: 12 years
Group: Terrier Group

Sealyham Terrier


Temperament:
Alert, Outgoing, Sense Of Humor
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 164 of 197
Height: 10.5 inches
Weight: 23-24 pounds (male), slightly less (females)
Life Expectancy: 12-14 years
Group: Terrier Group

Shetland Sheepdog


Temperament:
Playful, Energetic, Bright
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 25 of 197
Height: 13-16 inches
Weight: 15-25 pounds
Life Expectancy: 12-14 years
Group: Herding Group

Shiba Inu


Temperament:
Alert, Active, Attentive
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 44 of 197
Height: 14.5-16.5 inches (male), 13.5-15.5 inches (female)
Weight: 23 pounds (male), 17 pounds (female)
Life Expectancy: 13-16 years
Group: Non-Sporting Group

Shih Tzu


Temperament:
Affectionate, Playful, Outgoing
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 20 of 197
Height: 9-10.5 inches
Weight: 9-16 pounds
Life Expectancy: 10-18 years
Group: Toy Group

Shiloh Shepherd


This breed not listed on AKC.

Siberian Husky


Temperament:
Loyal, Mischievous, Outgoing
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 14 of 197
Height: 21-23.5 inches (male), 20-22 inches (female)
Weight: 45-60 pounds (male), 35-50 pounds (female)
Life Expectancy: 12-14 years
Group: Working Group
Siberian Husky

Silky Terrier


Temperament:
Friendly, Quick, Keenly Alert
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 112 of 197
Height: 9-10 inches
Weight: around 10 pounds
Life Expectancy: 13-15 years
Group: Toy Group

Skye Terrier


Temperament:
Courageous, Good-Tempered, Canny
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 178 of 197
Height: 10 inches (male), 9.5 inches (female)
Weight: 35-45 pounds (male), slightly lighter (female)
Life Expectancy: 12-14 years
Group: Terrier Group

Smooth Fox Terrier


Temperament:
Friendly, Independent, Amusing
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 123 of 197
Height: 15½ inches
Weight: 18 pounds (male), 15-17 (female)
Life Expectancy: 12-15 years
Group: Terrier Group

Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier


Temperament:
Friendly, Happy, Deeply Devoted
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 53 of 197
Height: 18-19 inches (male), 17-18 inches (female)
Weight: 35-40 pounds (male), 30-35 pounds (female)
Life Expectancy: 12-14 years
Group: Terrier Group

Spinone Italiano


Temperament:
Sociable, Patient, Docile
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 109 of 197
Height: 23-27 inches (male), 22-25 inches (female)
Life Expectancy: 10-12 years
Group: Sporting Group

Staffordshire Bull Terrier


Temperament:
Clever, Brave, Tenacious
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 80 of 197
Height: 14-16 inches
Weight: 28-38 pounds (male), 24-34 pounds (female)
Life Expectancy: 12-14 years
Group: Terrier Group

Standard Schnauzer


Temperament:
Fearless, Smart, Spirited
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 89 of 197
Height: 18.5-19.5 inches (male), 17.5-18.5 inches (female)
Weight: 35-50 pounds (male), 30-45 pounds (female)
Life Expectancy: 13-16 years
Group: Working Group

Sussex Spaniel


Temperament:
Friendly, Merry, Even-Tempered
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 180 of 197
Height: 13-15 inches
Weight: 35-45 pounds
Life Expectancy: 13-15 years
Group: Sporting Group

Swedish Vallhund


Temperament:
Friendly, Energetic, Watchful
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 169 of 197
Height: 12.5-13.75 inches (male), 11.5-12.75 inches (female)
Weight: 20-35 pounds
Life Expectancy: 12-15 years
Group: Herding Group

Tibetan Mastiff


Temperament:
Independent, Reserved, Intelligent
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 131 of 197
Height: minimum 26 inches (male), minimum 24 inches (female)
Weight: 90-150 pounds (male), 70-120 pounds (female)
Life Expectancy: 10-12 years
Group: Working Group

Tibetan Spaniel


Temperament:
Playful, Bright, Self-Confident
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 119 of 197
Height: 10 inches
Weight: 9-15 pounds
Life Expectancy: 12-15 years
Group: Non-Sporting Group

Tibetan Terrier


Temperament:
Affectionate, Loyal, Sensitive
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 96 of 197
Height: 14-17 inches
Weight: 18-30 pounds (male), slightly smaller (female)
Life Expectancy: 15-16 years
Group: Non-Sporting Group

Toy Fox Terrier


Temperament:
Friendly, Alert, Intelligent
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 111 of 197
Height: 8.5-11.5 inches
Weight: 3.5-7 pounds
Life Expectancy: 13-15 years
Group: Toy Group

Vizsla


Temperament:
Affectionate, Gentle, Energetic
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 31 of 197
Height: 22-24 inches (male), 21-23 inches (female)
Weight: 55-60 pounds (male), 44-55 pounds (female)
Life Expectancy: 12-14 years
Group: Sporting Group

Weimaraner


Temperament:
Friendly, Fearless, Obedient
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 36 of 197
Height: 25-27 inches (male), 23-25 inches (female)
Weight: 70-90 pounds (male), 55-75 pounds (female)
Life Expectancy: 10-13 years
Group: Sporting Group

Welsh Springer Spaniel


Temperament:
Happy, Reserved, Upbeat
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 128 of 197
Height: 18-19 inches (male), 17-18 inches (female)
Weight: 40-55 pounds (male), 35-50 pounds (female)
Life Expectancy: 12-15 years
Group: Sporting Group

Welsh Terrier


Temperament:
Friendly, Spirited, Intelligent
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 107 of 197
Height: 15 inches (male), porportionally smaller (female)
Weight: 20 pounds, porportionally smaller (female)
Life Expectancy: 12-15 years
Group: Terrier Group

West Highland White Terrier


Temperament:
Loyal, Happy, Entertaining
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 42 of 197
Height: 11 inches (male). 10 inches, female
Weight: 15-20 pounds
Life Expectancy: 13-15 years
Group: Terrier Group

Whippet


Temperament:
Affectionate, Playful, Calm
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 61 of 197
Height: 19-22 inches (male), 18-21 inches (female)
Weight: 25-40 pounds
Life Expectancy: 12-15 years
Group: Hound Group

Wire Fox Terrier


Temperament:
Confident, Alert, Gregarious
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 101 of 197
Height: 15½ inches
Weight: 18 pounds (male), 15-17 (female)
Life Expectancy: 12-15 years
Group: Terrier Group

Wirehaired Pointing Griff


Temperament:
Friendly, Devoted, Trainable
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 65 of 197
Height: 22-24 inches (male), 20-22 inches (female)
Weight: 50-70 pounds (male), 35-50 pounds (female)
Life Expectancy: 12-15 years
Group: Sporting Group

Yorkshire Terrier


Temperament:
Affectionate, Sprightly, Tomboyish
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 10 of 197
Height: 7-8 inches
Weight: 7 pounds
Life Expectancy: 11-15 years
Group: Toy Group
Yorkshire Terrier