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Dog breeds starting with the letter C (with images).

Our list of dog breeds beginning with the letter “C” and their pictures. We have a growing database of pictures and would love to have EVERY breed represented! Upload an image and use the dogs breed (without spaces) as the hashtag.

For example the tag for a CAIRN TERRIER would be #cairnterrier.


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CAIRN TERRIER

  • female height | 9.4 to 12.5 inches
  • male height | 10 to 13 inches
  • female weight | 13 to 17 pounds
  • male weight | 14 to 18 pounds
  • life span | 12 to 15 years
  • litter size | 4 to 10
  • shedding | light
  • origin | Scotland

CANAAN DOG

The Canaan Dog is an ancient breed of dog originally bred for herding and guarding livestock in the deserts of Israel. They are intelligent, independent, and loyal dogs that form strong bonds with their owners. They are also known for their unique appearance, with a short, smooth coat, upright ears, and a muscular, athletic build. Their coat colors can be red, white , black or spotted with or without a mask. Despite their history, Canaan Dogs are still relatively unknown outside of Israel and are a rare breed globally.

  • female height | 19 to 24 inches
  • male height | 20 to 25 inches
  • female weight | 34.9 to 45.1 pounds
  • male weight | 44.9 to 55.1 pounds
  • life span | 12 to 16 years
  • litter size | 4 to 6
  • shedding | moderate
  • origin | Israel

CANADIAN ESKIMO DOG

The Canadian Eskimo Dog, also known as the Inuit Sled Dog, is a rare and ancient breed of sled dog that has played a crucial role in the survival of the Inuit people for thousands of years. They are hardy and adaptable dogs, able to endure the harsh conditions of the Arctic tundra, and have been used for transportation, hunting, and guarding. With their strong work ethic, loyalty, and intelligence, Canadian Eskimo Dogs make excellent sled dogs and are still used for sledding and dog sledding races in the North. However, due to the introduction of snowmobiles and other modern technologies, the breed has seen a decline in numbers, and they are now considered one of the rarest dog breeds in the world. Despite their decline, the Canadian Eskimo Dog remains an important part of Canadian and Inuit cultural heritage and a symbol of their way of life.

  • female height | 19.5 to 23.5 inches
  • male height | 23 to 27.5 inches
  • female weight | 39.9 to 66.1 pounds
  • male weight | 65.9 to 88.1 pounds
  • life span | 12 to 14 years
  • shedding | moderate to heavy
  • litter | 3 to 8
  • origin | Canada

CANARIAN WARREN HOUND aka PODENCO CANARIO

The Canarian Warren Hound is an ancient breed of dog that originated in the Canary Islands, Spain. This breed was used by the indigenous people of the Canary Islands for hunting rabbit, a crucial source of food. With their excellent scenting ability and high endurance, Canarian Warren Hounds were essential for survival on the rugged terrain of the islands. They are also known for their strong prey drive, loyalty, and trainability. Despite their rich history, Canarian Warren Hounds are not well-known outside of the Canary Islands, and are considered a rare breed globally. They make great pets for experienced dog owners who are looking for an active and intelligent companion with a strong hunting instinct.

  • female height | 21 to 23.5 inches
  • male height | 21.5 to 25 inches
  • female weight | 54.9 to 55.1 pounds
  • male weight | 54.9 to 55.1 pounds
  • life span | 11 to 13 years
  • shedding | moderate
  • litter | 6 to 12
  • origin | Spain – Canary Islands

CANE CORSO ITALIANO aka ITALIAN MASTIFF

  • female height | 23 to 25 inches
  • male height | 24 to 27 inches
  • female weight | 87.9 to 99.1 pounds
  • male weight | 98.9 to 110 pounds
  • life span | 10 to 11 years
  • litter size | 4 to 6
  • origin | Italy
  • shedding | moderate

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CARPATHIAN SHEPHERD DOG aka CARPATHIAN SHEPHERD

The Carpathian Shepherd Dog, also known as the Carpatin or the Romanian Shepherd Dog, is an ancient breed of dog originating in the Carpathian Mountains of Romania. They were bred for herding and guarding livestock, and are known for their powerful build, agility, and bravery. Carpathian Shepherd Dogs are highly intelligent, independent, and protective, making them excellent guard dogs. Despite their history and impressive abilities, they are not well-known outside of Romania and are considered a rare breed globally. With proper training and socialization, Carpathian Shepherd Dogs can make great pets for experienced dog owners who are looking for a strong, protective companion. However, due to their protective nature and high energy, they may not be suitable for first-time dog owners or those with young children.

  • female height | 23 to 26.5 inches
  • male height | 25.5 to 29 inches
  • female weight | 69.9 to 100 pounds
  • male weight | 69.9 to 100 pounds
  • life span | 12 to 14 years
  • litter | 5 to 10
  • shedding | moderate to heavy
  • origin | Romania

CASTRO LABOREIRO DOG

Image Credit: Schiowa

The Castro Laboreiro Dog is an ancient breed of dog originating from the Castro Laboreiro region in Portugal. This breed was originally used for herding and guarding livestock, and is known for its strength, courage, and independence. Castro Laboreiro Dogs have a distinctive appearance, with a thick, shaggy coat, strong jaw, and piercing eyes. Their most distinctive color is called “mountain wolf” and is a combination of different shades of gray with a black overlay or brindling. They are also highly intelligent, energetic, and protective, making them excellent guard dogs. Despite their impressive abilities and rich history, Castro Laboreiro Dogs are still relatively unknown outside of Portugal and are considered a rare breed globally.

  • female height |20 to 22 inches
  • male height | 20 to 24 inches
  • female weight | 45 to 70 pounds
  • male weight | 50 to 75 pounds
  • life span | 11 to 12 years
  • litter | 5 to 10
  • shedding | moderate
  • origin | Portugal

CATAHOULA LEOPARD DOG

  • female height | 20 to 26 inches
  • male height | 20 to 26 inches
  • female weight | 49.9 to 110 pounds
  • male weight | 49.9 to 110 pounds
  • life span | 11 to 13 years
  • litter size | 8 to 12
  • shedding | moderate
  • origin | United States

CATALAN SHEEPDOG

The Catalan Sheepdog, also known as the Gos d’Atura CatalĂ , is a breed of dog originating from Catalonia, Spain. This breed was originally used for herding and guarding livestock, and is known for its agility, intelligence, and strong work ethic. Catalan Sheepdogs have a unique appearance, with a shaggy, long coat, and an athletic build. The base colors of their coat are fawn, sable or grey but they are mixed with hair of many different shades, giving them a unique look. They are highly trainable, loyal, and protective, making them excellent herding and guard dogs. Despite their rich history and impressive abilities, Catalan Sheepdogs are still relatively unknown outside of Spain and are considered a rare breed globally.

  • female height | 17.5 to 20.5 inches
  • male height | 18.5 to 21.5 inches
  • female weight | 44.9 to 60.1 pounds
  • male weight | 44.9 to 60.1 pounds
  • life span | 12 to 14 years
  • litter size | 3 to 6
  • shedding | moderate to heavy
  • origin | Spain

CAUCASIAN OVCHARKA aka CAUCASIAN SHEPHERD

The Caucasian Ovcharka, also known as the Caucasian Shepherd, is a giant sized dog breed that originates from the Caucasus Mountains in Russia. Its history dates back centuries, where it was primarily used as a livestock guardian and protector of families. The breed is known for its strength, courage, and loyalty, making it highly valued by those who live and work in the harsh, rugged terrain of its native region. The Caucasian Ovcharka has a thick, dense coat that comes in any solid color, spotted or piebald except solid black, diluted black, blue or liver. Despite its impressive size and powerful build, the breed is known for its gentle and protective nature, making it a trustworthy and loyal companion. Although the Caucasian Ovcharka is still highly valued and used as a livestock guardian and protector in its native region, it is considered to be a rare breed outside of Russia. Due to its large size, strength, and courage, the Caucasian Ovcharka is best suited for experienced dog owners who can provide adequate exercise and training.

  • female height | 25 to 28 inches
  • male height | 25 to 28 inches
  • female weight | 98.9 to 154 pounds
  • male weight | 98.9 to 154 pounds
  • life span | 10 to 11 years
  • litter size | 5 to 12
  • shedding | moderate to heavy
  • origin | Russia