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Breeds of dog

Afghan

noun

a large dog that has very long hair and a long nose

Alsatian

noun

a large dog with thick brown and black fur, used for helping the police and for guarding buildings

basset

noun

a dog with long ears and short legs, used for hunting

beagle

noun

a dog with short hair and long ears that is kept as a pet or for hunting

bloodhound

noun

a large dog that can smell very well and has long hanging ears, often used for finding out where someone is or has been

boxer

noun

a large dog with a flat face, smooth brown hair, and a very short tail

bulldog

noun

a dog with short hair, a short neck and large head, and short thick legs

bull terrier

noun

a small strong dog with short hair

chihuahua

noun

a very small dog with short smooth hair and pointed ears

chow

noun

a dog with long thick hair and a purple tongue, originally from China

cocker spaniel

noun

a dog with long ears that hang down and long soft hair

collie

noun

a dog with long hair, kept as a pet or used as a sheepdog

corgi

noun

a small dog with short legs and pointed ears

dachshund

noun

a type of small dog with very short legs, a long body, and long ears

Dalmatian

noun

a type of large dog with smooth white hair and black spots

Dobermann

noun

a type of dog kept as a pet, for guarding buildings, or sometimes trained to be a police dog. Dobermanns are large and thin with black or dark brown hair.

fox terrier

noun

a small dog that is white with some dark spots

German shepherd

noun

an alsatian

golden retriever

noun

a dog with fairly long yellow-brown fur

greyhound

noun

a tall thin dog that can run very fast and is used in races

husky

noun

a large dog with long thick hair that people use for pulling vehicles called sledges over the ice and snow, for example in Alaska and Canada

Irish Setter

noun

a large dog with long, dark red hair

Labrador

noun

a large dog with short fur that is very popular as a family pet

mastiff

noun

a large strong dog with short smooth fur

Old English sheepdog

noun

a large dog with long thick hair that is grey and white

Pekinese

noun

a small dog with long hair and a wide flat face

pit bull

noun

a type of small very strong dog, originally trained to fight other dogs

pointer

noun

a dog used in hunting that points its nose at birds and small animals

poodle

noun

a dog with thick curly fur

pug

noun

a small dog with short light brown hair, a wide dark face, and a short flat nose

retriever

noun

a type of large dog originally used for retrieving animals or birds shot by someone who is hunting

rottweiler

noun

a large strong dog with smooth black and brown hair, often used for guarding buildings

sausage dog

noun

a dachshund

Scottie

noun

a scottish terrier

Scottish terrier

noun

a type of small dog with short legs, ears that stand up, and thick hair

setter

noun

a tall thin dog with long hair, often used for hunting

spaniel

noun

a type of small dog with long ears and long shiny hair

St Bernard

noun

a type of large dog used for finding people who have got lost in the mountains

whippet

noun

a small fast dog used for racing

wolfhound

noun

a very large dog

Yorkshire terrier

noun

a small dog with long shiny pale brown hair

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