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The DogVacay Dog Breed Central

At DogVacay, our sitters have watched all kind of breeds — from Afghans to Yorkies. If you’re looking to learn more about a particular breed, you’ve come to the right place.
This big breed is native to Japan and was later brought to Europe and the U.S.
This working dog is loyal, good with families and ready for exercise outdoors.
This smart dog, with a striking coat and eyes, originally herded livestock.
With 220 million scent receptors, the Beagle has a keen sense of smell.
With its egg-shaped head and large ears, this dog is a high-energy companion.
The name comes from the Italian word for dog and the Latin for protector.
This breed traces its roots to Mexico, where drawings of the dog date to 1530 A.D.
With a lion-like coat and blue-black tongue, this breed has a 2,000-year-old pedigree.
The first Cocker Spaniel reportedly came to America on the Mayflower in 1620.
These low riders are an import from Wales, with a strong herding instinct.
Bred as badger hunters, the breed is the ideal shape for fitting into burrows.
With bat-like ears and a small muscular frame, this durable breed is good with kids.
True to its name, this breed loves a good game of fetch with its human family.
First raised to hunt wild boar, the breed is a big and big-hearted family dog.
Long and slender, these sprinters can reach speeds of up to 45 miles per hour.
This cross between a Poodle and a Labrador Retriever was first bred in the 1980s.
The most popular dog in the U.S. is available in: chocolate, black or yellow.
Originally from Germany, this dog is a cross between several other larger breeds.
Named after a region along the Baltic Sea, this small breed descended from sled dogs.


Once a favorite among European royalty, Pugs arrived stateside after the Civil War.
These guard dogs trace their origins to an ancient Roman outpost in Germany.
In Japanese, Shiba means “small,” and these compact dogs are fastidiously clean.
Nicknamed “little lion,” the Shih Tzu was once the royal pet of the Ming Dynasty.
Bred as a working sled dog, the Husky has a double coat and love for its family.
Originally bred in England, this dog is known by some as the “Nanny Dog.”
This canine can weigh as much as 160 pounds, making them intimidating guard dogs.
Named for the German city of it's origin, this breed belongs to the sporting group.
This small breed once worked in the clothing mills of Yorkshire catching rodents.
Remember, adopting is always an option, even if you’re looking for a particular breed (or a classic mutt). If you can rescue a pup and give him a loving home, why not? There are breed-specific rescues all around the country. Search for rescues near you here.
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