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This section contains in depth information on all AKC recognized dog breeds. In addition to the more serious information about dog breed characteristics, care, and history, we have also included pictures and reader-submitted stories so you can have some fun while you do your research.


In terms of physical appearance, the Harrier can quite accurately be called a slightly smaller version of the English Foxhound. Built to hunt hare, the Harriers frame and muscular build provide it with the stamina and ability to run swiftly. They are sturdy and big-boned and are slightly longer than they are tall. Their head carries a gentle expression with the eyes dark and set well apart. The ears are round at the tip and are set low and close to the head. The muzzle is strong with a lar... read more about the Harrier.


The Havanese is a Toy breed that sports a bit more length than height. The large, almond-shaped eyes are dark brown in color, wide-set and feature an expression of soft yet mischievous intelligence. The moderately long ears are wide at the base, set high and reach halfway to the nose. When the Havanese is alert, the ears lift a bit at the bottom. The skull is round and features a moderately accentuated stop. The muzzle is rectangular in shape and sports a wide, square shaped black nose. Th... read more about the Havanese.