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Dog Breeds Beginning with the Letter A

APPENZELLER SENNENHUND

The Appenzeller Sennenhund is a breed of dog that originated in the Appenzell region of Switzerland. They are a medium-sized breed with a distinctive tricolor coat of black, white, and rust. They have a strong, muscular body and a distinctive, square-shaped head. They are an active and lively breed that requires regular exercise and mental stimulation. They are known for their versatility and have been traditionally used for herding, cart pulling, and as watchdogs. They are also known for their intelligence and trainability, making them well-suited for a variety of tasks such as obedience and agility competitions. They are known to be loyal and affectionate companions when given proper training and socialization. They are considered as a rare breed.

  • female height | 18 to 20 inches
  • male height | 22 to 23 inches
  • female weight | 48.9 to 70.1 pounds
  • male weight | 48.9 to 70.1 pounds
  • life span | 12 to 13 years
  • litter size | 4 to 8
  • origin | Switzerland

ARIEGE POINTING DOG

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The Ariège Pointing Dog, also known as the Braque de l’Ariège, is a breed of hunting dog that originated in the Ariège region of France. They are known for their strong hunting instincts, endurance and ability to work in tough terrain. They are a medium-sized breed with a short, dense coat that comes in a pale orange fawn or sometimes brown and can be flecked with fawn or brown ticked white marks. They may also be white with brown or fawn ticks. They have a great sense of smell and endurance, making them well-suited for hunting, pointing and retrieving tasks. They have a natural tendency to point game and have a great nose, making them valuable in hunting game birds. They are considered as a rare breed, and not well-known internationally.

  • female height | 22 to 25 inches
  • male height | 24 to 26 inches
  • female weight | 55 to 65 pounds
  • male weight | 55 to 65 pounds
  • life span | 12-15 years
  • size | medium | large
  • litter size | 3 to 5
  • origin : France

ARIEGEOIS HOUND

The Ariégeois Hound is a breed of hunting dog that originated in the Ariège region of France. They are known for their strong hunting instincts, endurance and ability to work in tough terrain. They are a medium-sized breed with a short, dense coat that comes in white with well defined dark black markings and fawn on the head. They are an active, athletic and lively breed that requires regular exercise and mental stimulation. They have a great sense of smell and endurance, making them well-suited for hunting, trailing and pointing tasks. They are known to be affectionate and loyal companions when given proper training and socialization. They are considered as a rare breed, and not well-known internationally, but it’s a versatile breed that can be a great companion, hunting dog and also excel in various activities such as agility, obedience and tracking.

  • female height | 19.5 to 22 inches
  • male height | 20.5 to 23 inches
  • female weight | 54.9 to 60.1 pounds
  • male weight | 54.9 to 60.1 pounds
  • origin | France

ARTOIS HOUND

The Artois Hound, also known as the Chien d’Artois, is a breed of hunting dog that originated in the Artois region of France. They are known for their strong hunting instincts and their ability to work in a variety of terrain and environments. They are a medium-sized breed with a short, dense coat that comes in dark fawn tricolour. They are known for their great sense of smell, endurance and courage, making them well-suited for hunting and trailing tasks. They are considered as a rare breed, and not well-known internationally.

  • female height | 21 to 23 inches
  • male height | 21 to 23 inches
  • female weight | 55 to 65 pounds
  • male weight | 55 to 65 pounds
  • life span | 12-15 years
  • size | medium | large
  • litter size | 3 to 8
  • origin : France

AUSTRALIAN CATTLE DOG

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  • female height | 17 to 19 inches
  • male height | 18 to 20 inches
  • female weight | 25 to 50.1 pounds
  • male weight | 34.9 to 50.1 pounds
  • size | medium | large
  • life span | 12 to 15 years
  • litter size | 1 to 7
  • hair length | medium
  • shedding | moderate
  • origin | Australia

AUSTRALIAN KELPIE

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  • female height | 17 to 20 inches
  • male height | 17 to 20 inches
  • female weight | 25 to 45.1 pounds
  • male weight | 25 to 45.1 pounds
  • size | large
  • life span | 10 to 14 years
  • litter size | 4 to 7
  • hair length | short
  • shedding | moderate
  • origin | Australia

AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD

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  • female height | 18 to 21 inches
  • male height | 20 to 23 inches
  • female weight | 39.9 to 55.1 pounds
  • male weight | 49.9 to 65.1 pounds
  • size | large
  • life span | 12 to 15 years
  • litter size | 6 to 9
  • hair length | medium
  • shedding | moderate
  • origin | United States

AUSTRALIAN SILKY TERRIER

The Australian Silky Terrier is a small breed known for its lively and energetic temperament. They are highly intelligent and trainable, making them well-suited for a variety of activities such as obedience training and agility competitions. They are affectionate and loyal to their owners and make great companion pets. They are known to be alert and vigilant, making them good watchdogs. They have a playful and curious nature and can make great companions for children. They have a long, silky coat that comes in blue and tan, or blue and silver color.

  • female height | 8 to 11 inches
  • male height | 8 to 11 inches
  • female weight | 8 to 11 pounds
  • male weight | 8 to 11 pounds
  • life span | 14-16 years
  • litter size | 3 to 5
  • origin : Australia

AUSTRALIAN STUMPY TAIL CATTLE DOG

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The Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog, also known as the Stumpy Tail or simply Stumpy, is a breed of herding dog that originated in Australia. They are known for their strong work ethic and their ability to control and move cattle with precision. They are a medium-sized breed with a distinctive “stumpy” tail and a short, smooth coat that comes in blue, red speckle, blue & black. They are highly intelligent and trainable dogs, making them well-suited for a variety of tasks such as herding, agility, and obedience competitions.

  • female height | 17 to 19 inches
  • male height | 18 to 20 inches
  • female weight | 30 to 36 pounds
  • male weight | 38 to 45 pounds
  • life span | 12-15 years
  • litter size | 2 to 5
  • origin : Australia

AUSTRALIAN TERRIER

The Australian Terrier is a small to medium-sized breed that is known for its lively and energetic temperament. They are highly intelligent and trainable, making them well-suited for a variety of activities such as obedience training and agility competitions. They are independent and strong-willed, but also affectionate and loyal to their owners. They are known to be alert and vigilant, making them good watchdogs. They are also known for their playful and curious nature, which can make them good companions for children. They are a terrier breed and as such, they have a strong prey drive and may be inclined to chase small animals. They can be suspicious of strangers and may be inclined to bark excessively if not properly trained and socialized. They are generally good with other pets, but early socialization is important to prevent any potential aggression. Overall, the Australian Terrier is a lively and energetic breed that can make a great companion for an active family that can provide them with regular exercise and mental stimulation.

  • female height | 10 to 11 inches
  • male height | 10 to 11 inches
  • female weight | 8.98 to 14 pounds
  • male weight | 8.98 to 14 pounds
  • size | toy | small
  • life span | 11 to 14 years
  • litter size | 3 to 5
  • hair length | medium
  • shedding | light
  • origin | Australia

AUSTRIAN BLACK AND TAN HOUND

The Austrian Black and Tan Hound is a medium-sized breed of scenthound that originated in Austria. They are known for their elegant and athletic build, as well as their short, smooth coat that comes in a black and tan color pattern. They are highly skilled at tracking scents and were traditionally used for hunting game such as deer, wild boar, and hare. They are highly active and energetic dogs that require regular exercise and mental stimulation. They are independent and can be reserved with strangers, but they are affectionate and loyal with their family. They are known to be highly trainable, but they can be stubborn at times. They are a relatively rare breed.

  • female height | 19 to 21 inches
  • male height | 20 to 22 inches
  • female weight | 32.9 to 49.1 pounds
  • male weight | 32.9 to 49.1 pounds
  • life span | 12 to 14 years
  • origin | Austria

AUSTRIAN PINSCHER

The Austrian Pinscher is a small to medium-sized breed of dog that originated in Austria. They are a versatile and lively breed that is known for their intelligence, trainability, and protective nature. They have a short, smooth coat that comes in russet gold, brownish yellow, stag-red or black with tan-colored markings, and they have a distinctive, square-shaped head and a muscular body. They are an active breed that requires regular exercise and mental stimulation. They are also known to be protective of their family and make a good watchdog. The breed is not common and is considered as a rare breed.

  • female height | (14 to 20) inches
  • male height | (14 to 20) inches
  • female weight | (26 to 40.1) lb (pounds)
  • male weight | (26 to 40.1) lb (pounds)
  • life span | (12 to 14) years
  • origin | Austria

AUVERGNE POINTER / Braque d’Auvergne

The Braque d’Auvergne is a breed of hunting dog that originated in the Auvergne region of France. They are known for their strong hunting instincts and their ability to work in a variety of terrain and environments. They are a medium-sized breed with a short, dense coat that comes in white with black spots. They have a distinctive, square-shaped head and a muscular body. They are intelligent, trainable and have a great sense of smell, making them well-suited for hunting and pointing tasks. They are considered as a rare breed, and not well-known internationally.

  • female height | 20.9 to 23.2 inches
  • male height | 22.5 to 24.8 inches
  • female weight | 48 to 62 pounds
  • male weight | 48 to 62 pounds
  • life span | 12-15 years
  • litter size | 4 to 10
  • origin : France

AZAWAKH

The Azawakh is a rare and ancient breed of sighthound from the Sahel region of West Africa. They are known for their elegant and slender build, as well as their short, smooth coat. The AKC breed standard describes their coat color as “immaterial” while the FCI specifically states “fawn, with or without brindles, with white patching limited to the extremities“. They are highly athletic and have a great stamina, making them well-suited for endurance activities such as lure coursing and racing. They are also known for their independent and reserved nature, which can make them a bit more challenging to train and socialize. They are highly protective of their family, making them good guard dogs. They have a strong loyalty towards their masters and they are known to be very affectionate and devoted to their owners. They are a rare breed and not well known internationally, but they make excellent companions for people who are looking for a unique and independent dog.

  • female height | 23 to 29 inches
  • male height | 23 to 29 inches
  • female weight | 36.9 to 55.1 pounds
  • male weight | 36.9 to 55.1 pounds
  • life span | 12 years
  • litter size | 4 to 6
  • origin : Africa

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