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 Cairn Terrier is one of the oldest Terrier breeds. This little terrier is originally from the Scottish Islands where it was originally used as a working dog.
The Cane Corso is of Italian origin; a medium to large-sized dog with a muscular, strong and athletic appearance, the distinguished Cane Corso is an ancient dog of Roman decent.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a small dog, equipped with a moderately long coat, long floppy ears and a well-feathered chest and tail. Officially classified as a toy breed, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppies was originally developed by cross breeding King Charles Spaniels with Pugs.
The Cavoodle (a.k.a Cavapoo), a cross breed of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and the Miniature Poodle, is the most popular small designer breed in Australia.
The Chihuahua is the smallest breed of dog and is named after its place of origin in Chihuahua, Mexico. Chihuahuas come in many different varieties, and each is as unique as its owner.
The Chow Chow is a medium-sized, sturdy dog with small pointed ears and a very thick coat of long fur.
The Cocker Spaniel is a medium-sized, long-haired dog that originated in the UK as hunting dogs.
Rough Collies, also known as Long-Haired Collies, are a medium-large sized dog that were originally bred for herding.
The Dachshund is a small long dog with muscular short legs. There are three varieties of Dachshunds including shorthaired, wirehaired and longhaired and each of these varieties do shed.
The Dalmatian is a medium-sized, muscular dog known for its distinctive black-and-white spotted coat.
The Doberman Pinscher (usually referred to simply as “Doberman”) is a large, domestic dog named after its creator, Karl Friedrich Louis Dobermann.
Dogue De Bordeaux
The Dogue De Bordeaux, also known as the Bordeaux Mastiff or Bordeauxdog, is a large dog of the French Mastiff breed.