Dog Breed Guides

The BarxBuddy Dog Breed Guide might be our favorite section in our website (other than our online pet supply shop, of course). Don’t get us wrong: It’s not that we’re partial to “pure” breeds over mixed breeds or crossbreeds. We just love looking at dog pictures. Whether you have an AKC-recognized breed or a mutt with a colorful history, you’ll learn a lot about the history of dogs by studying breeds’ histories. The guides in this section explain how pedigree influences how much a dog barks and whether the dog might be easy to train. You’ll also learn fun facts about dog breeds and what their grooming needs are. If there is one thing we’ve learned by creating this dog breed guide, it’s that no breed is better than another. It’s all about preference!

Dog Breed Guides

The ‘Monkey Dog’ Affenpinscher Dog Breed

Also known as the monkey terrier, monkey dog, and “the dog that looks like Ewoks” from Star Wars, these playful breeds are known for being excellent companions to adults. The affenpinscher breed originated in 17th century Germany, where they were used to hunt rats and other small pests. Today, they are loving companions for adults

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Dog Breed Guides

Meet the Fireball of Terriers: Wire Fox Terrier Breed

Meet the Fireball of Terriers: Wire Fox Terrier Breed Wire fox terriers, “foxy” for short, and their cousins, the Scottish smooth fox terrier and the toy fox terrier, resemble each other enough that wire fox terriers are often mistaken for a Scottish terrier. As a pet parent to a wire fox terrier, you’ll learn in

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afghan hound with chunky collar
Dog Breed Guides

The Elegant Afghan Hound Dog

Afghan Hound Dog Breed Guide As the embodiment of elegance in the dog world, the Afghan hound has an appearance unequaled by any other breed. While this ancient dog gets plenty of double-takes, spend any time with an Afghan hound, and you’ll quickly realize there’s much more to them than meets the eye. Do Afghan

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rhodesian ridgeback at the beach
Dog Breed Guides

The Lion Hunter: Rhodesian Ridgeback Dog Breed

Rhodesian Ridgeback Breed Info What would you say about a dog that was literally bred to hunt lions? The thought alone might make the Rhodesian ridgeback seem like an intimidating dog, but the truth is much different. This impressive breed is certainly strong and athletic, but also playful, affectionate and adventurous. They are considered a

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soft coated wheaten terrier
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Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Breed — Active and Full of Spirit

Active, high-spirited soft coated wheaten terriers can love like no other and wow you on the competition floor. Although the SCWT shares a common ancestry and a striking resemblance to the Irish terrier, their distinguishable coat colors can help you tell them apart. Irish is the only terrier with a red coat, whereas wheaten terrier

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cairn terrier closeup
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Cairn Terrier Dog Breed — Anything But Boring

Named after a pile of rocks used as memorials or road markers, cairn terriers are anything but boring. The most famous cairn was Toto from The Wizard of Oz. And, in case you’re wondering, Toto was a female dog named Terry in real life. Do Cairn Terriers Bark a Lot? Yep, like other fellow terriers,

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Dog Breed Guides

Protective, Friendly, Devoted — The English Setter Dog Breed

English Setter Dog Breed With a mane most humans would die for, the English setter catches your eyes with its long, flowing locks and steals your heart with his unending devotion. Protective, yet friendly, this breed will fill your days with playtime and companionship. Do English Setters Bark a Lot? While English setters aren’t known

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The ‘Mighty Protector’ Boerboel Dog Breed 

Boerboel Dogs Breed Info This mighty protector is both intelligent and calm, always keeping a watchful eye on those that it loves. Recognizable for its substantial size and weight, the Boerboel has built up a reputation as a fierce but smart breed that has a particular soft spot for children. Does this hefty breed live

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The Lovey-Dovey Whippet Breed

Whippet Dog Breed Information That lightning-fast, sleek dog is no greyhound … it’s a Whippet. Smaller than its recognizable racing cousin, the Whippet is a friendly and sensitive breed that can run circles around you one moment and relax at home the next. But what is training a whippet like? Do whippets bark a lot?

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The Chinese Crested ‘Hairless’ Dog Breed 

One of the most distinct and sweet toy dogs, the Chinese crested is known for its hairless body and big, wavy hairdo. But you may not know that this stylish breed is also known for its both affectionate and playful personality. But what is caring for a Chinese Crested dog like? Do they bark a

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Happy-Go-Lucky Irish Setter Dog Breed

The happy-go-lucky Irish setter is known as a happy-go-lucky breed that’s fun to play with while still having a very sweet temperance. Recognizable for its beautiful chestnut coat, the Irish setter was originally bred in the 1800s for hunting game birds with its acute sense of smell. Working with a hunter, the setter earned its

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‘Big Dog of the Mountain’: Great Pyrenees Breed Info 

Don’t be fooled by this mellow giant. While the Great Pyrenees dog breed is quite content to relax indoors or out, the breed can be intimidating when provoked. If you’re looking for a canine companion that is affectionate and protective but low on the neediness scale, this could be the perfect pet for you and

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