Dog Breeds That Start With A

With over 400 pure dog breeds in the world finding a dog breed can take time. That's why Pettium has made it easy to find the dog breed you're looking for by letter. Below is a list of 42 dog breeds start with the letter A. The list includes dog breeds that are pure breeds, cross-breeds, mixed breeds and natural breeds all starting with the letter A. Be sure to view all dog breeds so you don't miss out!

Affenpinscher Dog Breed Information and Photos

Affenpinscher

The Affenpinscher, is also known as the Monkey Terrier. The Affenpinscher is a terrier-like toy breed of dog.

Afghan Hound Dog Breed Information and Photos

Afghan Hound

The Afghan Hound is a dog that is distinguished by its thick, fine, silky coat and its tail with a ring curl at the end. The breed was selectively bred for its unique features in the cold mountains...

Africanis Dog Breed Information and Photos

Africanis

The Africanis is a landrace of Southern African dogs. It is believed to be of ancient origin, directly descended from hounds and pariah dogs of ancient Africa, introduced into the Nile Valley from...

African Wild Dog Dog Breed Information and Photos

African Wild Dog

The African wild dog, African hunting dog, African painted dog, Cape hunting dog or painted wolfis a canid native to Sub-Saharan Africa. It is the largest of its family in Africa, and the only...

Aidi Dog Breed Information and Photos

Aidi

The Aidi is a Moroccan dog breed used as a livestock guardian, protecting herds of sheep and goats. It also possesses hunting capabilities and good scenting ability. In its native Morocco it is...

Airedale Terrier Dog Breed Information and Photos

Airedale Terrier

The Airedale Terrier, also called Bingley Terrier and Waterside Terrier, is a dog breed of the terrier type that originated in the valleyof the River Aire, in the West Riding of Yorkshire, England....

Akbash Dog Dog Breed Information and Photos

Akbash Dog

The Akbash Dogis native to western Turkey and it is primarily used as a livestock guardian dog or shepherd dog. It is officially recognized by the KIF, a.k.a. the Turkish Kennel Club. This dog is...

Akita Shepherd Dog Breed Information and Photos

Akita Shepherd

The Akitais a large breed of dog originating from the mountainous northern regions of Japan. There are two separate varieties of Akita: a Japanese strain, commonly called "Akita Ken" in Japan,...

Alano Español Dog Breed Information and Photos

Alano Español

Alano Español, sometimes called the Spanish Bulldog in English, is a large breed of dog of the molosser dog type, originating in Spain. The breed is best known for its former use during Spanish...

Alaskan Husky Dog Breed Information and Photos

Alaskan Husky

The Alaskan husky is not considered a pure breed. It is defined only by its purpose, which is that of a highly efficient sled dog. The husky is a blend of various Northern breeds, chosen...

Alaskan Klee Kai Dog Breed Information and Photos

Alaskan Klee Kai

The Alaskan Klee Kai is a spitz type breed of dog, developed in the 1970s to create a companion sized dog resembling the Alaskan Husky. It is an energetic, intelligent, dog with an appearance that...

Alaskan Malamute Dog Breed Information and Photos

Alaskan Malamute

The Alaskan Malamute is a large breed of domestic dog originally bred for hauling heavy freight because of their strength and endurance, and later a sled dog. They are similar to other arctic...

Alopekis Dog Breed Information and Photos

Alopekis

Alopekis is an ancient Greek breed of dog. The name Alopekis means “small fox” or “fox-like” in the Greek language. The breed is mentioned by several ancient Greek & classical writersand is...

Alpine Dachsbracke Dog Breed Information and Photos

Alpine Dachsbracke

The Alpine Dachsbrackeis a small breed of dog of the scent hound type originating in Austria. The Alpine Dachsbracke was bred to track wounded deer as well as boar, hare, and fox. It is highly...

American Bulldog Dog Breed Information and Photos

American Bulldog

The American Bulldog is a breed of utility dog. There are two specific types of American Bulldog, Standard and Classic; additionally, there are also hybrids of the two types.

American Bully Dog Breed Information and Photos

American Bully

The American Bully is a recently formed companion dog breed, originally recognized by the American Bully Kennel Club. It has been recognized by the United Kennel Clubsince July 15, 2013. It is a...

American Cocker Spaniel Dog Breed Information and Photos

American Cocker Spaniel

The American Cocker Spaniel is a breed of sporting dog. It is a spaniel type dog that is closely related to the English Cocker Spaniel; the two breeds diverged during the 20th century due to...

American English Coonhound Dog Breed Information and Photos

American English Coonhound

The American English Coonhound, is a breed of dog. It is a type of coonhound that is typically bred in the Southern United States. It is descended from hunting hounds brought to America by settlers...

American Eskimo Dog Dog Breed Information and Photos

American Eskimo Dog

The American Eskimo Dog is a breed of companion dog originating in Germany. The American Eskimo is a member of the Spitz family. The breed's progenitors were German Spitz, but due to anti-German...

American Foxhound Dog Breed Information and Photos

American Foxhound

The American Foxhound is a breed of dog that is a cousin of the English Foxhound. They are scent hounds, bred to hunt foxes by scent.

American Hairless Terrier Dog Breed Information and Photos

American Hairless Terrier

The American Hairless Terrier is a rare breed of dog that was derived as a variant of Rat Terrier. As of January 1, 2004, the United Kennel Club deemed the AHT a separate terrier breed, granting it...

American Leopard Hound Dog Breed Information and Photos

American Leopard Hound

The Catahoula Cur is an American dog breed named after Catahoula Parish, Louisiana, United States. After becoming the state dog of Louisiana in 1979, its name was officially changed to Louisiana...

American Pit Bull Terrier Dog Breed Information and Photos

American Pit Bull Terrier

The American Pit Bull Terrieris a dog breed. It is a medium-sized, solidly-built, short-haired dog whose early ancestors came from the British Isles. When compared with the English Staffordshire...

American Staffordshire Terrier Dog Breed Information and Photos

American Staffordshire Terrier

The American Staffordshire Terrier, also known as Amstaffor simply Stafford, is a medium-sized, short-coated American dog breed. It is one of several breeds commonly known as pit bulls. In the...

American Water Spaniel Dog Breed Information and Photos

American Water Spaniel

The American Water Spaniel,, is a breed of spaniel which is one of a small number of breeds originating in the United States. Developed in the state of Wisconsin during the 19th century from a...

American White Shepherd Dog Breed Information and Photos

American White Shepherd

The White Shepherd emerged from white-coat lines of the German Shepherd dog in Canada and the United States and from European imports. The German Shepherd and the white German Shepherd are the same...

Anatolian Shepherd Dog Dog Breed Information and Photos

Anatolian Shepherd Dog

The Anatolian Shepherd Dogis a breed of dog which originated in the Anatolia region of central Turkey. It is rugged, large and very strong, with good sight and hearing that allow it to protect...

Appenzell Mountain Dog Dog Breed Information and Photos

Appenzell Mountain Dog

The Appenzeller Sennenhund is a medium-size breed of dog, one of the four regional breeds of Sennenhund-type dogs from the Swiss Alps. The name Sennenhund refers to people called Senn, herders in...

Argentine Dogo Dog Breed Information and Photos

Argentine Dogo

The Dogo Argentino, also known as the Argentine Mastiff, is a large, white, muscular dog that was developed in Argentina primarily for the purpose of big-game hunting, including wild boar; the...

Ariegeois Dog Breed Information and Photos

Ariegeois

The Ariegeois is a breed of dog from the département of Ariège in the Midi-Pyrenées region of southern France. It is a medium-sized pack-hunting scenthound deriving from crossing of Grand Bleu de...

Ariege Pointing Dog Dog Breed Information and Photos

Ariege Pointing Dog

The Ariege Pointing Dog is a French hunting dog of pointing gun dog type. The breed is kept primarily as a hunting dog, not as a family, toy or show dog. The Braque de l’Ariège is recognised under...

Atlas Terrier Dog Breed Information and Photos

Atlas Terrier

The Atlas Terrier dog breed is an offshoot of the Jack Russell Terrier. The major difference between the Atlas Terrier and the Jack Russell Terrier is that the Atlas breed can have a solid-colored...

Aussiedoodle Dog Breed Information and Photos

Aussiedoodle

The Aussiedoodle is a cross between an Australian Shepherd and a Poodle. The Poodle parent can be either a Standard or Miniature Poodle. Given the Aussiedoodle's parents are both very intelligent...

Australian Cattle Dog Dog Breed Information and Photos

Australian Cattle Dog

The Australian Cattle Dog, or simply Cattle Dog, is a breed of herding dog originally developed in Australia for droving cattle over long distances across rough terrain. The Australian Cattle Dog...

Australian Kelpie Dog Breed Information and Photos

Australian Kelpie

The Australian Kelpie, or simply Kelpie, is an Australian sheep dog successful at mustering and droving with little or no guidance. It is a medium-sized dog and comes in a variety of colours. The...

Australian Koolie Dog Breed Information and Photos

Australian Koolie

The Australian Koolie is an Australian dog breed. The Koolie is a working or herding dog which has existed in Australia since the early 19th century when it was bred from imported British working...

Australian Shepherd Dog Breed Information and Photos

Australian Shepherd

The Australian Shepherd, often known simply as the "Aussie", is a medium-sized breed of dog that was, despite its name, developed on ranches in the Western United States, during the 19th...

Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog Dog Breed Information and Photos

Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog

The Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog is a naturally bobtailed or tailless, medium-sized breed of dog and a variation of the Australian Cattle Dog. The Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog was...

Australian Terrier Dog Breed Information and Photos

Australian Terrier

The Australian Terrier is a small breed of dog of the terrier dog type. The breed was developed in Australia, although the ancestral types of dogs from which the breed descends were from Great...

Austrian Black and Tan Hound Dog Breed Information and Photos

Austrian Black and Tan Hound

The Austrian Black and Tan Hound is a breed of dog originating in Austria.

Austrian Shorthaired Pinscher Dog Breed Information and Photos

Austrian Shorthaired Pinscher

The Austrian Pinscheris a medium-sized breed of pinscher-type dog from Austria, where dogs of the type were originally farm dogs, keeping barns free of rats and acting as home guards, livestock...

Azawakh Dog Breed Information and Photos

Azawakh

The Azawakh is a sighthound livestock guardian breed of dog from West Africa. It is also used as a hunting dog, though relegated to a secondary function due to the lack of game in the region. With...