Fetch Your Breed
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.
The Old English Sheepdog is built to assist in the demanding task of shepherding. The body is compact, square, and heavy-set with a thick coat. Flat, medium-sized ears are set on either side of a large, square head. The Old English Sheepdog is said to have a face that carries an expression of intelligence. The muzzle is long and square, with either a level or tight scissor bite. The nose is always black. The eyes may be brown, blue, or bi-eyed. The body should measure the same in lengt... read more about the Old English Sheepdog.
The Otterhound is a dog that was bred to work, and its body proves it. It is a rough-coated hound whose body is thickly boned and filled with dense muscle, making it strong and able to do a hard days work. Its sensitive nose leads it over land and through water, and its rough double coat and webbed feet help it to maneuver through all different types of hunting environments. The large head consists of an equally large and strong muzzle with a scissors bite capable of a powerful and crushing g... read more about the Otterhound.