Dog Breeds List

Which dog breed is right for me? After giving it lots of thought with your family, you have decided that you can give a dog a loving home. Now you have to decide what type of dog is best for you...don't panic! Here at Preloved we know it can be daunting to know where to start, so welcome to our list Dog Breed Guides with pictures!

Over the next few months we will be gathering information on the many breeds available in the UK, starting with the most popular dog breeds and moving onto the less well known dog breeds. Including a variety ranging from  small dog breeds like the infamous Chihuahua to large dog breed guides like the Rottweiler, you bound to decide exactly what you are looking for with Preloved!

Dog Breed Guides by Preloved

Dog Breed Guide | Boxer Dog

The Boxer is a dog with German origins, given the name of “Boxer” due to their tendency to “box” with their front legs in play, and not, as is often assumed, because their squished-up faces make them look as if someone boxed them on the nose!

Keep reading to find out more about the Boxer Dog!

Dog Breed Guide | Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or “Cavvie” is a toy dog breed from the spaniel grouping, and one of the most popular toy dogs or lap dogs within the UK today. They are friendly, good-natured, and enjoy spending plenty of time around people.

Keep reading to find out more about the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel!

Dog Breed Guide | Chihuahua

The petite Chihuahua is the world’s smallest breed of dog, and one of the most popular lapdog breeds within the UK. They are also one of the most photographed dogs too, being popular with many celebrities, who often like to tote them around in specially designed doggy handbags!

Keep reading to find out more about the Chihuahua!

Dog Breed Guide | English Cocker Spaniel

The English Cocker Spaniel is a native British dog breed, renowned for its kind nature and working prowess. Attractive looking, personable and friendly, the Cocker Spaniel has a long and distinguished history as a working dog within the UK, but today, is also extremely popular as a family pet.

Keep reading to find out more about the English Cocker Spaniel!

Dog Breed Guide | English Springer Spaniel

The English Springer Spaniel is a traditional working gun dog breed, but today, they are more commonly kept as family pets. Outgoing, loving, friendly and incredibly loyal, the English Springer Spaniel makes an excellent pet for young and old alike.

Keep reading to find out more about the English Springer Spaniel!

Dog Breed Guide | Border Collie

The Border Collie can fairly be described as the ultimate working dog, and while they are also incredibly popular as pets today, they can still be seen in rural areas working alongside of farmers, aiding with livestock herding and management.

Keep reading to find out more about the Border Collie!

Dog Breed Guide | Rottweiler

The large, sturdy Rottweiler or “Rottie” is the dog most likely to be seen on TV and in film as a formidable guard dog or vicious predator, but in reality, they are among the kindest natured and calmest of dogs, and are definitely worthy of consideration as a family pet.

Keep reading to find out more about the Rottweiler!

Dog Breed Guide | Labrador Retriever

The Labrador Retriever or “Lab” is right up there as one of the most popular dog breeds within the UK, and is one of the most common purebred dogs that you are likely to be able to spot when out and about. The Labrador is the comedian of the canine world, with a playful, friendly personality and incredibly kind nature.

Keep reading to find out more about the Labrador Retriever!

Dog Breed Guide | Jack Russell Terrier

The Jack Russell is petite canine powerhouse, with a small stature but huge personality! Plucky, personable and brave, these little dogs have big hearts, a playful nature, and a lively, alert manner.

Keep reading to find out more about the Jack Russell Terrier!

Dog Breed Guide | Golden Retriever

The beautiful Golden Retriever or “Goldie” is a popular family pet within the UK, and is also commonly used in various working roles as well. Outgoing, trustworthy, loyal and calm-natured, the Golden Retriever is a true ambassador for the canine world!

Keep reading to find out more about the Golden Retriever!

Dog Breed Guide | Dachshund

The Dachshund or 'Sausage Dog' is small dog breed with German origins. A breed well known for having shorter legs and a longer body, this playful pooch is also renowned for having a bold personality!

Keep reading to find out more about the Dachshund!

Dog Breed Guide | Bloodhound

The Bloodhound is a large hound breed that hunts by scent and its sheer size and hunting characteristics mean its not suitable for many people's lifestyles. Overall the breed is an affectionate and loving one, but their instinct to track every scent they find must be taken into consideration along with their enormous food bills.

Keep reading to learn more about the Bloodhound!

Dog Breed Guide | German Shepherd

German Shepherd Dogs are a large guarding breed that are highly intelligent and will show undying devotion to their master, but they are dogs that need company and stimulation to be at their best.

Keep reading to find out more about the German Shepherd!

Dog Breed Guide | Akita

Akita's are handsome, loyal and strong-willed dogs that originate from the Japanese island of Honshu.

Read on to find out more about the Akita!

Dog Breed Guide | Keeshond

The Keeshond is a medium sized dog, and was used as a watch dog on the barges, travelling the Rhine between Germany and Holland. It is a member of the Spitz group of dogs which include Pomeranians, Chow Chows and Alaskan Malamutes. Think this could be the breed for you? Keep reading to learn more!

Dog Breed Guide | Poodle

The Poodle is a highly intelligent breed of dog, with a fun-loving nature and a high-maintenance coat which can be shaped into a myriad of different styles.

Keep reading to find out more about the Poodle!

Dog Breed Guide | Beagle

The Beagle is a medium-sized agile dog, that doesn't like to be left alone for long periods of time. They will take as much exercise as you are prepared to give them, and are known to follow any scent! 

Keep reading to find out more about the Beagle!

Dog Breed Guide | Irish Water Spaniel

The Irish Water Spaniel is an extremely loyal, intelligent dog and they're known to make great family pets or companions.

Keep reading to find out more about the Irish Water Spaniel!

Dog Breed Guide | Australian Shepherd

The Australian Shepherd is a highly versatile dog, with a cheeky and fun-loving nature. They love being around people and have high-maintenance coats which tend to moult a great deal.

Keep reading to find out more about the Australian Shepherd!

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Giving any pet a home is a big responsibility, and dogs are no exception. Whether you are looking to rehome a dog or puppy, making sure you pick the right breed for you and your family is essential as every dog deserves a forever home.

Browse our breed guides to gain insight into which breed you would like to bring into your family. Be sure to drop by our dog welfare page for more useful information and advice when looking for your perfect pooch.

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