Dog Breeds Flashcards

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kelpie
Australian kelpie.
elkhound
Norwegian elkhound.
shepherd dog
sheepdog.
corgi
Welsh corgi.
wire fox terrier
wirehair.
Scottish
Group: TerrierCoat type: WireTemperament: Bold, but never aggressive.
dog
a domesticated canid, Canis familiaris, bred in many varieties.
Kerry Blue
Group: TerrierCoat type: Silk Temperament: Disciplined gameness.
watchdog
a dog kept to guard property.
puli
one of a Hungarian breed of medium-sized sheepdogs having long, fine hair that often mats, giving the coat a corded appearance.
bulldog
one of an English breed of medium-sized, short-haired, muscular dogs with prominent, undershot jaws, usually having a white and tan or brindled coat, raised originally for bullbaiting.
foxhound
any of several breeds of medium-sized hounds trained to hunt foxes and having a glossy coat in combinations of black, tan, and white.
spitz
any of several dogs having a stocky body, a thick coat, erect, pointed ears, and a tail curved over the back, as a chow chow, Pomeranian, or Samoyed.
husky
one of a breed of strong, medium-sized dogs having a dense, coarse coat, used in arctic regions for hunting and pulling sleds.
pug
one of a breed of small, short-haired dogs having a tightly curled tail, a deeply wrinkled face, and a smooth coat that is black or silver and fawn with black markings.
pinscher
one of a group of related dogs including the Doberman pinscher, miniature pinscher, and affenpinscher.
pointer
one of a breed of short-haired hunting dogs trained to point game.
gordon setter
one of a Scottish breed of medium-sized setters having a black-and-tan coat.
boxer
one of a German breed of medium-sized, stocky, short-haired, pug-faced dogs having a brindled or tan coat with white markings.
coonhound
a hound of any of several breeds developed esp. for hunting raccoons.
setter
one of any of several breeds of hunting dogs that originally had the habit of crouching when game was scented but that are now trained to stand stiffly and point the muzzle toward the scented game.
english setter
one of a breed of medium-sized, long-haired bird dogs having a flat, usually black-and-white or tan-and-white coat.
greyhound
one of a breed of tall, slender, short-haired dogs, noted for its keen sight and swiftness.
samoyed
one of a Russian breed of medium-sized dogs that have long, dense, white or cream hair and are used by the Samoyed people for herding reindeer and pulling sleds.
dalmatian
one of a breed of short-haired dogs having a white coat marked with black or brown spots.
rottweiler
one of a German breed of large, powerful dogs having a short, coarse, black coat with tan to brown markings.
border collie
one of a breed of herding dogs, developed in the border area between Scotland and England, having a harsh, wavy coat, usually black with white around the neck, chest, face, feet, and the tip of the tail, used for both sheep and cattle herding.
boston terrier
one of an American breed of small, pug-faced, short-haired dogs having erect ears, a short tail, and a brindled or black coat with white markings.
norfolk terrier
one of an English breed of small short-legged hunting terriers having a straight, wiry, red, black and tan, or grizzle coat, and dropped ears that distinguish it from the Norwich terrier.
norwich terrier
one of an English breed of small, short-legged terriers having a straight, wiry, red, gray, or black-and-tan coat, and erect ears that distinguish it from the Norfolk terrier.
manchester terrier
one of a breed of slender terriers having a short, glossy, black-and-tan coat, raised originally in Manchester, England.
lhasa apso
one of a breed of small terriers having a long, heavy coat, raised in Tibet as watchdogs.
smooth collie
a breed of short-haired collie with a smooth, thick coat.
papillon
one of a breed of toy spaniels having a long, silky coat and large, erect ears held so that they resemble the wings of a butterfly.
scottish terrier
one of a Scottish breed of small terriers having short legs and a wiry, steel-gray, brindled, black, sandy, or wheaten coat.
border terrier
one of a British breed of small terriers having a dense, wiry coat ranging in color from red to pale yellow, sometimes being gray and tan, or blue and tan.
borzoi
any of a breed of tall, slender dogs having long, silky hair, raised originally in Russia for hunting wolves.
bearded collie
one of a British breed of medium-sized herding dogs with a medium-length, shaggy coat, black, blue, brown, or fawn in color.
siberian husky
one of a Siberian breed of medium-size dogs having a thick, soft coat, raised originally as sled dogs.
pomeranian
one of a breed of small dogs having long, straight hair, erect ears, and a tail carried over the back.
eskimo dog
one of a breed of strong, medium-sized dogs having a dense, coarse coat, used in arctic regions for hunting and pulling sleds.
chihuahua
one of a Mexican or Aztec breed of very small dogs having either short or long hair of any one of a variety of colors.
beagle
one of a breed of small hounds having long ears, short legs, and a usually black, tan, and white coat.
cairn terrier
one of a Scottish breed of small, short-legged terriers having a rough coat of any of several solid colors except white.
rhodesian ridgeback
one of a South African breed of medium-sized muscular hunting dogs having a short, glossy, red or tan coat, with a characteristic ridge of hair along the spine consisting of parallel crowns of hair growing in the opposite direction of the rest of the coat
weimaraner
one of a German breed of hunting dogs having a smooth silver-gray to dark-gray coat, a cropped tail, and blue-gray or amber eyes.
flat-coated retriever
one of an English breed of large sporting dogs having a flat, dense, shiny black or liver-colored coat, small ears, and long jaws, used for retrieving game from both water and land.
shar pei
one of a Chinese breed of large muscular dogs having a distinctive wrinkly skin covered by a fawn to dark brown smooth coat, originally developed as a guard dog.
komondor
one of a Hungarian breed of large dogs having a long, matted, white coat, used for herding sheep and as a watchdog.
irish setter
one of an Irish breed of setters having a golden-chestnut or mahogany-red coat.
kuvasz
one of a Hungarian breed of large dogs having a short, slightly wavy, white coat, used for herding sheep and as watchdogs.
poodle
one of a breed of very active dogs, probably originating in Germany but regarded as the national dog of France, having long, thick, frizzy or curly hair usually trimmed in standard patterns, occurring in three varieties standard, miniature, and toy diff
st bernard
one of a breed of very large dogs having a massive head and a dense coat, bred in the Swiss Alps as guide dogs and used to rescue lost, snowbound travelers.
japanese chin
one of a Japanese breed of toy dogs having a long, silky, black and white or red and white coat and a tail carried over the back.
st. bernard
one of a breed of very large dogs having a massive head and a dense coat, bred in the Swiss Alps as guide dogs and used to rescue lost, snowbound travelers.
scottish deerhound
one of a Scottish breed of large, tall hunting dogs having a medium-length, wiry, gray or reddish-fawn coat, originally developed for hunting and bringing down deer, and known as the royal dog of Scotland.
afghan hound
one of a breed of swift hunting hounds having a long, narrow head and a long, silky coat.
giant schnauzer
one of a German breed of large working dogs, resembling a larger and more powerful version of the standard schnauzer, having a pepper-and-salt or pure black, wiry coat, bushy eyebrows and beard, and a docked tail set moderately high, originally developed
german shorthaired pointer
one of a German breed of large sporting dogs having a short hard coat, usually liver or liver and white in color, and a docked tail, used as a versatile hunting dog.
shih tzu
one of a Tibetan breed of toy dogs having a long luxurious coat of any color, formerly bred in imperial China as a pet of the nobility.
basset hound
one of a breed of hounds having short legs, long body and ears, and usually a black, tan, and white coat.
kerry blue terrier
one of an Irish breed of terriers having a soft, wavy, bluish-gray coat.
jack russell terrier
any of a breed of small, short-legged terriers having large, erect ears and a short, white coat with brown or black markings.
american staffordshire terrier
one of an American breed of strong, muscular terriers, originally developed in England, with a short, close-lying, stiff coat of any color or combination of colors except solid white.
german shepherd dog
one of a breed of large shepherd dogs having a coat ranging in color from gray to brindled, black-and-tan, or black, used esp. in police work and as a guide for the blind.
bouvier des flandres
one of a Belgian breed of dogs having eyebrows, a mustache and a beard, and a rough, wiry, tousled coat ranging in color from fawn to pepper-and-salt, gray, brindle, or black.
maltese dog
one of a breed of toy dogs having a long, straight, silky white coat.
labrador
Labrador retriever.
deerhound
Scottish deerhound.
Boston
Group: UtilityCoat type: SmoothTemperament: Determined and strong willed
american pit bull terrier
American Staffordshire terrier.
mastiff
one of a breed of large, powerful, short-haired dogs having an apricot, fawn, or brindled coat.
terrier
any of several breeds of usually small dogs, used originally to pursue game and drive it out of its hole or burrow.
bull terrier
one of an English breed of medium-sized, short-haired dogs having a white, brindled, or tan and white coat, produced by crossing the bulldog and the terrier.
clumber spaniel
one of an English breed of short-legged, stocky spaniels having a chiefly white coat, used esp. for retrieving game.
akita
one of a Japanese breed of large, muscular dogs having a broad head with erect ears, a stiff coat of brown, red, black, or brindle color, and a long tail curled over its back, originally bred for hunting, now often used as a guard dog.
american foxhound
one of an American breed of medium-sized dogs having a smooth, glossy coat usually black, tan, and white in color, a square-cut muzzle, hanging ears, and a moderately high-set tail, used for hunting both in packs or individually, tailing the game by scent
waterdog
any of several large salamanders, as a mudpuppy or hellbender.
cockapoo
one of a variety of dogs crossbred from a cocker spaniel and a miniature poodle.
lakeland terrier
one of a breed of small, slender terriers, raised originally in northwestern England for hunting foxes.
dachshund
one of a German breed of dogs having short legs, a long body and ears, and a usually tan or black-and-tan coat.
great dane
one of a breed of large, powerful, shorthaired dogs ranging in color from fawn to brindle, blue, black, or white with black spots.
otterhound
one of an English breed of water dogs having a thick, shaggy, oily coat, trained to hunt otter.
american water spaniel
one of an American breed of medium-sized water spaniels having a thick, curly chocolate-colored or liver-colored coat.
chow chow
one of a Chinese breed of medium-sized dogs having a thick black, blue, red, or cream coat and a blue-black tongue.
australian terrier
one of an Australian breed of small working terriers having a rough coat, either silver black or blue black with tan markings on the head and tail, a topknot, erect ears, and a docked tail, originally bred for herding sheep and guarding mines.
field spaniel
one of a British breed of spaniels having a flat or slightly waved, usually black coat, used for hunting and retrieving game.
bullmastiff
one of an English breed of dogs having a short, fawn or brindled coat, produced by crossing the bulldog and the mastiff.
doberman pinscher
one of a German breed of medium-sized, short-haired dogs having a black, brown, or blue coat with rusty brown markings.
sheep dog
a dog trained to herd and guard sheep.
brittany spaniel
one of a French breed of large spaniels developed as a game pointer, having a reddish-brown and white or orange and white coat.
saluki
one of a breed of black and tan, white, gold, or tricolor dogs resembling the greyhound and having fringes of long hair on the ears, legs, and thighs, raised originally in Egypt and southwestern Asia.
schipperke
one of a Belgian breed of small dogs having erect ears and a thick, black coat, originally used as a watchdog on boats in the Netherlands and Belgium.
sussex spaniel
one of an English breed of shortlegged spaniels having a golden liver-colored coat.
bedlington terrier
one of an English breed of terriers having a topknot and a thick, fleecy, usually bluish coat, groomed to resemble a lamb.
miniature schnauzer
one of a German breed of sturdily built terriers resembling a smaller version of the standard schnauzer, having a wiry, pepper-and-salt, black, or black-and-silver coat, a rectangular head, bushy whiskers, and a docked tail, and originally developed as a
golden retriever
one of an English breed of retrievers having a thick, flat or wavy, golden coat.
bichon frise
one of a French-Belgian breed of small dog having a silky, loosely curled, thick white coat, a topknot, dropped ears with long flowing hair, and a tail curved over its back, originally developed in the Mediterranean area.
cocker spaniel
one of a breed of small spaniels having a flat or slightly waved, soft, dense coat of any of several colors.
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puppy
a young dog, esp. one less than a year old.
miniature pinscher
one of a German breed of toy dogs resembling a smaller version of the Doberman pinscher, having a flat skull, a smooth coat, erect ears, and a docked tail, bred originally as a watchdog.
english springer spaniel
one of an English breed of springer spaniels having a medium-length, usually black-and-white or liver-and-white coat.
tibetan spaniel
one of a breed of small alert dogs originally developed in Tibet, with a double coat of any color, well-feathered, pendent ears, and a plumed tail curled over the back.
chesapeake bay retriever
one of an American breed of retrievers having a short, thick, oily coat ranging in color from brown to a light tan.
briard
one of a French breed of dogs having a long, slightly wavy coat, raised originally for herding sheep.
affenpinscher
one of a breed of toy dogs having a dense, wiry, red or gray coat with tufts of hair around the eyes, nose, and chin, cropped ears, and a docked tail.
sled dog
a dog trained to pull a sled, usually working in a team.
portuguese water dog
one of a breed of medium-sized dogs originally developed to assist Portuguese fishermen and having a profuse black or brown coat with or without white markings and webbed feet.
irish wolfhound
one of an Irish breed of large, tall dogs having a rough, wiry coat ranging in color from white to brindle to black.
west highland white terrier
one of a Scottish breed of small compact terriers having a white coat, erect ears and tail, originally developed as a hunting dog for small game.
soft coated wheaten terrier
one of an Irish breed of medium-sized sporting terriers having an abundant, soft, medium-length coat, any shade of wheat in color, with its head and face profusely covered with coat.
cavalier king charles spaniel
one of a breed of small dogs developed from the English toy spaniel, having a long silky coat, usually white with chestnut markings, with fringes of longer hair on the ears, legs, tail, and feet.
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