You’ve decided to bring a dog into your family, but now it’s time to choose a breed. This can be a difficult process with lots of factors to consider. To help make your search easier, we have put together a listing of the most popular dog breeds in Australia.
You’ll be able to find pictures, learn about breed history, temperament, common breed diseases and conditions and lots of other interesting facts to help guide you through the process of choosing the right dog!
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The Airedale Terrier is the largest of all terrier breeds. The breed is tall and sturdy with a muscular body and covered in a thick, course coat of fur.
The Akita is distinctive large and powerful dog with an aloof attitude. The Akita can be territorial and the dog is not usually welcoming of strangers.
Suited for hands-on, energetic and experienced owners, the Alaskan Husky has high needs for exercise and food. He is an excellent companion for people with active lifestyles and a love of the outdoors.
The Alaskan Malamute is a large and muscular domesticated dog with a heavy fur coat and bounds of energy.
American Bulldogs are are strong, stocky dogs that look tough but have have a gentle and sensitive nature. They are friendly, affectionate and make great watch dogs.
American Eskimo Dog
Developed in England as a working dog to hunt hare, Harriers have all the essential attributes of a scenting pack hound. Running and scenting abilities are particularly significant features of the breed.
The American Foxhound is bred to hunt foxes and other game. This scenting pack hound has tremendous hunting instincts, a keen sense of smell and great energy to run for hours.
American Staffordshire Terrier
American Staffordshire Terriers are muscular, energetic, medium size dogs suited to families who like to include their dog in their activities.
Australian Bulldogs are loyal and affectionate large size dogs that have been developed to better suit the Australian climate. They love people, crave human attention and make great companions.
Australian Cattle Dog
Blue Heelers and Red Heelers are also known as Australian Cattle dogs. These sturdy medium sized dogs have been used as working dogs on farms and cattle stations.
Australian Cobberdogs are loving and highly intelligent dogs that descend from the original Labradoodles. They work as therapy and assistance dogs.
Kelpies are intelligent, active and energetic medium size dogs that are popular working dogs on Australian farms. They are intensely loyal and tireless workers that always need a job to do.