Dog Breeds

Barbara J. Feldman

Whether you are trying to find the right dog breed for your family, or just want to learn more about dogs, you’ll surely find these sites both educational and entertaining.

  • American Kennel Club: Breeds4 stars

    The American Kennel Club has an excellent collection of breed descriptions, but the reason I included their site was their Kids/Juniors section. Highlights include printable activity sheets (such as Responsible Dog Ownership Crossword, and Which Breed Doesn't Belong?), lesson plans for teachers and homeschoolers, and the 2008 Kids' Corner Drawing Contest. Deadline to submit a drawing of your favorite AKC breed is September 30, 2008.

  • Animal Planet: Dog Breed Selector5 stars

    "What level of energy would you like your dog to have? Most people think they want an energetic dog. Think twice before you choose a high-energy breed, however, because a dog in constant motion may be unnerving or annoying to you." Answer ten easy questions to get suggestions about which breeds are a match for your needs. Results include thumbnail photos, and links to breed summaries. My profile yielded eighty-four large dogs, ranked from 98% to 87% compatible.

  • Dog Luvers: Dog Breeds Selector5 stars

    Start your pet search by selecting a dog trait that is important to you, such as Watchdog Abilities or Sociability. Then drill down with sub-categories, until your results are displayed in alphabetic order. To explore related dogs, you can follow tags such as groups (Working Dogs or Pastoral Dogs), dog size, or temperament ( loyal, obedient, or friendly). Dog Luvers also organizes their dog breed summaries in an alphabetic, encyclopedia format.

  • Dogster: Dog Breed Information5 stars

    Dogster is social networking site for dogs. Not for humans who have dogs, but rather for dogs themselves! With your help, your dog can get a free account, post pictures, and make new doggie friends. The Dogster dog breed pages include a Dog Breed Finder (describe your ideal dog by checking a few boxes) and links to all Dogster member pages sorted by breed. What struck me most about their breed info pages is the Dynamics box, which describes the breed on five sliding-scale characteristics, based on what Dogster owners have said about their dogs. For example, based on 20841 profiles, the Chihuahua is more energetic than sleepy, more genius than silly, and more affectionate than aggressive.

  • The Poop: Pict of the Litter5 stars

    "What does that dog breed look like? Paw your way through thousands of our member's photos!

  • Honorable Mentions

    The following links are either new discoveries or sites that didn't make it into my newspaper column because of space constraints. Enjoy!

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  • Feldman, Barbara. "Dog Breeds." Surfnetkids. Feldman Publishing. 24 Jun. 2008. Web. 4 Dec. 2014. < >.

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  • By . Originally published June 24, 2008. Last modified March 11, 2014.

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