Breed FAQ Homepage

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REC.PETS.DOGS.* (the Usenet groups) offer a variety of FAQ's (frequently asked questions) about individual breeds. There is an ongoing effort to add more breeds; if you have a favorite breed but don't see it here, you may want to write one up yourself! For help and advice on writing one up, please read this and then contact me at

All the breeds listed below are posted as FAQ's to (or are in the middle of the approval process). There are other breeds represented by information in other web sites that are NOT listed below. If you do not find your breed listed in here, try the search box on the homepage. If that doesn't come up with anything, then I don't know of further information about that breed. In this case, try checking with one of the popular search engines such as Infoseek or Alta Vista.

Because writing the FAQ's is a volunteer project, not all breeds are yet covered.

If the entry is prefixed with a %, it is possible to find pictures of the breed with links on the first page. If it is prefixed with a +, there are pictures in the faq itself. An @ means the actual page is offsite.

Afghan Hounds
Airedale Terriers
Akita Inus
% Alaskan Malamutes
@ American Pit Bull Terriers
+ American Water Spaniels
Australian Cattle Dogs
+ Australian Shepherds
+ Australian Terriers
+ Basset Hounds
@ Basenjis
+ Beagles
% Bearded Collies
% Bernese Mountain Dogs
% Bloodhounds
@+ Bichon Frise
Border Collies
+ Boston Terriers
@+ Bulldogs
% Bullmastiffs
Cairn Terriers
% Cardigan Welsh Corgis
+ Caucasian Mountain Dogs
+ Cavalier King Charles Spaniels
+ Chesapeake Bay Retrievers
+ Chihuahuas
Chow Chows
% Collies
Curly Coated Retrievers
@ Dachshunds
% Dalmatians
@ Dobermans
+ English Cocker Spaniels
@+ English Springer Spaniels
+ Field Spaniels
+ French Bulldogs
+ Flat-Coated Retrievers
@ German Shepherd Dogs
+ Glen of Imaal Terriers
+ Golden Retrievers
Great Danes
+ Greyhounds
+ Harriers
% Irish Setters
Italian Greyhounds
Jack Russell Terriers
%+ Keeshonden
Kerry Blue Terriers
+ Klee Kai
% Komondors
% Kuvaszok
% Labrador Retrievers
% Leonbergers
@+ Lhasa Apsos
@ Malinois
@ Mastiffs
@ Neapolitan Mastiffs
+ Newfoundlands
+ Norfolk and Norwich Terriers
+ Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers
Old English Sheepdogs
@ Otterhounds
Pembroke Welsh Corgis
@+ Pharaoh Hounds
Polish Owczarek Nizinny Sheepdog
Pug Dogs
@ Rhodesian Ridgebacks
@ Rottweilers
% Saint Bernards
% Samoyeds
Scottish Terriers
+ Shar-Peis
% Shetland Sheepdogs
+ Shiba Inus
+ Shih Tzus
% Siberian Huskies
+ Sloughis
% Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers
Staffordshire Bull Terriers
Thai Ridgebacks
Tibetan Terriers
% Vizslas
% Wetterhounen
@ Whippets
+ Yorkshire Terriers

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