Dog Breed Guide

Get information about your favorite dog breeds from BarxBuddy, the experts in training, grooming, and raising happy and healthy dogs.

That 'Handsome Devil,' The Bloodhound Dog Breed

Oh, that handsome devil, the bloodhound. Known for their keen senses of smell and laid-back personalities, the bloodhound dog breed is among the AKC's top dogs. They're also popular sleuths for police, and they are often used in search-and-rescue missions.  Do bloodhounds make good pets?...Read More

The 'Gifted' Boxer Dog Breed — Facts About Grooming, Raising and Caring for Boxers

The boxer dog breed — cute, affectionate, energetic, protective and incredibly intelligent — it is one of the most popular types of dog in the United States. Some might even say the boxer is "gifted" because of the breed's many talents.  Originally bred as a...Read More

Basenji Dog Breed Info About the 'Barkless' Dog

Why is the basenji known as the barkless dog? The basenji has a long and fascinating history and quirky personality traits (yodeling barks, cat-like self-grooming, and human-like expressions). Here you will find basenji dog breed info and the history of one of the world's oldest...Read More

The 'Apollo' of Dogs -- The Great Dane Dog Breed

The Great Dane — known as the Apollo of dogs — is one of the tallest in the world. Is a dog that size easy to train? What kind of grooming needs do they have? This guide to the Great Dane breed will answer questions...Read More

The 'American Gentleman' -- The Boston Terrier Dog Breed

The Boston terrier is a lively, spirited and wonderful family dog. They earned the nickname "The American Gentleman" because their black-and-white patterns look like tuxedos. (Which, we have to say, is a bit unfair to Boston terrier females!) They also hold a special place in...Read More

The Sweet (and Often Misunderstood) Pitbull Dog Breed

If there is any dog that has a bum reputation, it's the pitbull dog breed. Although the AKC doesn't recognize the pitbull as a breed, it does recognize the American Staffordshire terrier, which is the breed that is often referred to as a pitbull (which...Read More

The Athletic Siberian Husky Dog Breed

Originally bred as sled dogs, Siberian Huskies make great pets as long as you train them from a young age and make sure they get lots of exercise every day. They get along great with humans, and they do well in packs, but they are...Read More

The Powerful Doberman Pinscher Dog Breed

Although the Doberman pinscher wasn't bred to be a companion dog, it can make a wonderful, loyal and protective pet if it is socialized early and trained well. Dobermans often serve with distinction alongside the military, police, first responders and health care professionals as therapy...Read More

The Laid-Back Basset Hound Dog Breed

There is so much to love about the basset hound breed! They are among the most laid-back dog breeds, and their keen senses of smell are second only to the bloodhound. Bassets make wonderful pets because of their easy-going nature and loyalty. Do Basset Hounds...Read More

The King of All Terriers: The Airedale Terrier Breed

Terriers are among the most popular — and largest — groups of dog breeds, and the Airedale stands as the tallest and largest breed of all terriers. The Airedale terrier breed has a reputation for being uber-intelligent, very protective and wonderful family dogs. Their lineage...Read More

The Tenacious Bulldog and American Bulldog Breeds

What is the most popular breed of dogs among college mascots? None other than the bulldog breed, thanks to its scrappy history and tenacious reputation (which is why some people earn the nickname "bulldog"). The history behind bulldogs dates back to the 1200s when bullfighters...Read More

The Playful Cocker Spaniel Breeds (American and English)

Originally bred as a hunting and retrieving dog, the cocker spaniel has become a favorite pet for families all over the world. The cocker spaniel's temperament is often described as "merry" because they're eager to please and they love their human companions. Enjoy many rounds of...Read More

Big Dog in a Small Package: The Perky Pomeranian Breed

You might think you're the boss at home, but the always-smiling Pomeranian knows who's really in charge. Some people describe Poms as having big-dog temperaments in a small-dog body. But who can argue with this always-smiling dog breed!? Are you interested in adopting a Pomeranian...Read More

'Smarty Pants' Pups: The Standard, Miniature and Toy Poodle Breeds

Poodles get a bad rap. They're often referred to as "yappy" dogs that are high strung, but it's not their fault. The poodle by nature prefers humans to canines, so forgive him if he just wants to get in on your conversation. Despite being energetic...Read More

America's Top Dog: The Labrador Retriever Breed

Who's a good dog? According to the AKC's list of most popular dogs, the Labrador Retriever breed holds the No. 1 spot for Americans, and it's easy to see why: gentle demeanor, eager to please, easy to train ... and who can resist those sweet...Read More

Meet the New 'Boss': Yorkshire Terrier Breed Information

Ah, the bossy Yorkie. She's one of the most popular dog breeds in the U.S., and it's no surprise why. They're cute, smart and when they move in, they quickly take over your home and heart. Are you curious as to whether the Yorkshire terrier...Read More

The Cowboy's Dog: Australian Shepherd Breed Info

Are you thinking about getting an Australian shepherd and you want to learn more about this breed? Do they make a good family pet? Are Australian shepherds easy to train? How much grooming do they require? Do Australian shepherds bark a lot? Learn more about...Read More

The Family Dog: Meet the Beloved Golden Retriever Breed

Curious about how much golden retrievers shed? Do they make good companion dogs for families with children? Do golden retrievers bark much? The golden retriever breed is one of the most popular dogs because of its loyalty, trainability, devotion to their families and energy. Learn...Read More

The 'Dashing' Canine Companion: Schnauzer Dog Breed Information

Looking for a new family dog and you're curious as to whether a schnauzer would fit right in? What are their grooming needs? Do schnauzers bark a lot? Are they easy to train? Get information about the schnauzer dog breed and why they're so popular....Read More

The 'Lion Dog': The Shih-Tzu Dog Breed

You've seen them on TV, you've seen them in the arms of celebrities, but what are shih-tzu, or "lion dogs"? Wondering how much grooming goes into a shih-tzu look? Do they shed a lot? Do shih-tzu make good pets? Are they incessant barkers? Are shih-tzu...Read More

Meet the 'Aristocrat': Maltese Dog Breed Info

Interested in getting a Maltese? You most likely have plenty of questions about this breed, like how much work does it take to maintain their coats? Do they make a good family pet? Are Malteses easy to train? Are Maltese barkers? Get Maltese dog breed...Read More

The 'Busy' Border Collie: Breed Info and Facts About Border Collies

Do you already own a border collie and want to learn more about this breed? Maybe you're interested in adopting a border collie into your family and want to find out if they are good around children, whether they are easy to train and if...Read More

The Loyal Protector: Rottweiler Dog Breed Info

If you're a new rottweiler owner or looking to adopt a rottweiler, you may have a few questions about the breed. Do they bark a lot? Are rottweilers easy to train? Do they make a good family pet? What kind of grooming needs do rottweilers...Read More

The 'Charmer': Pug Dog Breed Info

New to the wonderful world of pugs? Curious as to whether a pug would make a great family pet? What kind of grooming do pugs require? Do they bark a lot? Are they easy to train? Here is pug dog breed info to answer those...Read More

The 'Courageous' German Shepherd Dog

Ever wonder if German shepherds make great family pets? How easy are they to train? Do German shepherds bark a lot? What kind of grooming do they require? What about German shepherd mixes? Read on to get German shepherd dog breed info, which will answer...Read More

The Lovable French Bulldog Dog Breed

To say the French bulldog has a colorful past is an understatement. These little guys (and gals) descend from the bulldog, which bullfighters used back in medieval times as "bait dogs" ... a practice that, you will be glad to know, England banned in the...Read More

The 'Protector': Chihuahua Dog Breed Info

Thinking about adding a Chihuahua to your family and want to learn more about the breed? You probably have plenty of questions like do Chihuahuas do well with kids? Do they require a lot of grooming attention? Are they easy to train? Do Chihuahuas bark...Read More

The 'BFF' Beagle Dog Breed

How easy are beagles to train? Can you teach a beagle to stop barking or to bark on command? Do beagles shed a lot? This guide to beagle dogs answers questions about beagles and their barking, trainability, grooming and more. Do Beagles Bark a Lot?...Read More

The 'Wiener Dog' Dachshund Dog Breed

Looking to learn a bit about dachshunds? Curious as to whether they make a great pet? Do dachshunds bark a lot? Are they easy to train? What are the grooming needs of a dachshund? This guide to dachshund will answer these questions and many more....Read More