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 Boxer is a medium-sized domesticated dog with a very muscular and stocky build, short shiny coat and a long powerful tail.
The English Bulldog is iconic for its wide-set frame, muscular physic and compact stubby legs.
Brussels Griffon (Griffon Bruxellois)
The Brussels Griffon, also known as Griffon Bruxellois in Europe, is a toy dog breed.
These are tough, active, large size dogs that are exceptional hunters of wild pigs and other feral animals. They are loyal, confident and even-tempered, making them excellent guard dogs.
These are mischievous, playful and endearing large-size dogs who are devoted to their family. They are strong, stubborn and independent dogs who are best handled by an experienced owner.
The Bullmastiff is a large strong breed of dog that has been used as a guard dog for many years.
Cairn Terriers are cute, scruffy looking small size dogs with loads of energy and personality. Best known as the dog in The Wizard of Oz, they love being part of the family and being busy and active.
Cane Corsos are powerful and energetic large-size dogs with a protective nature. Smart, assertive and confident, they are best suited to experienced owners and large, rural properties.
Cardigan Welsh Corgi
Cardigan Welsh Corgis, affectionately known as ‘Cardis’, are named for Cardiganshire in southwest Wales, an area of rough, rocky terrain and they were bred to work with farmers to herd cattle and guard the farm.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are toy dogs with a kind and loving nature. They are wonderful companions and are very popular with families and the elderly.
Cavoodles are cute, smart and energetic small to medium size dogs that are very popular with families. They are highly trainable, love people and make great companions.
Chihuahuas are cute and energetic tiny size dogs that are fiercely devoted to their owners but can be snappy or reserved towards strangers. They have a lot of personality and a big dog attitude.