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 Hungarian Vizsla (simply referred to as “Vizsla”) is a medium -sized dog originally bred in Hungary for hunting.
The Irish Setter, also known as the Red Setter, is a large sporting dog that can live up to 14 years. The Setter’s long and feathery coat is mahogany or rich chestnut in colour.
The Irish Terrier is a medium-sized dog and one of the oldest breeds of terrier. This handsome bearded dog is active and adaptable, suitable for life both in the country and in the city.
The Italian Greyhound (also referred to as the IG) is a slim, fine boned dog. It looks quite similar to the Whippet but it is smaller in size and stature.
Jack Russell Terrier
The Jack Russell is a small and spirited domesticated dog of the terrier family. Compact, muscular and very energetic, Jack Russells are known as the small dog with the big attitude.
The Japanese Spitz is an active small breed dog that loves human attention and tends to be very loyal and affectionate.
The Labradoodle is a crossbreed or hybrid breed dog; a cross between the Labrador and the standard Poodle.
The Labrador Retriever (known simply as the Labrador) is the most popular breed of dog in Australia, New Zealand, the UK, the USA and Canada.
The Lhasa Apso is a small, non-sporting dog known for its long, silky, dense coat which (unless groomed otherwise) flows to the floor.
The Maltese a small lively dog with long white flowing hair. The silky coat of the Maltese can hang to the floor if it is allowed to grow. With dark eyes and a dark nose the Maltese is said to be the ultimate lap dog.
Maltese Shih Tzu
The Maltese Shih Tzu (which is often misspelt as Maltese Shitzu) is a crossbreed or hybrid breed of domesticated dog.
Miniature Bull Terrier
The Miniature Bull Terrier is a small and stocky but very strong little dog. Selectively bred from smaller examples of the full-sized Bull Terrier, the Miniature version is almost identical in its appearance and its temperament.