Welcome to Dog Encyclopedia

Dogs give us love and make us smile

As dog owners and people who care deeply for animals and wildlife, we wanted our Dog Encyclopedia to be a website that could empower pet owners to create the most positive, loving environment for their dogs. Dog Encyclopedia realizes that owning a dog is like adding a new member to your family.

Dogs have been selectively bred for thousands of years, sometimes by inbreeding dogs from the same ancestral lines, sometimes by mixing dogs from very different lines. This breeding process continues today, resulting in a wide variety of breeds, hybrids and types of dogs.  From the large Mastiff to the tiny toy poodle, each breed varies in fur, coloring and activity level . One of the great features of dogs is that they are unique.

Our complete alphabetical listing of dog breeds provides potential dog owners with valuable information, regarding the size, temperament, and special needs of each type of dog. On each individual dog breed page viewers will also find the dog's AKC group, along with the the dogs weight, coloring, and height.

 



While some dog breeds look similar, dogs often take on the personality of their owner. Even among the same litter you may find very different looks and personalities with each puppy. While the information at Dog Encyclopedia is meant as a guideline for choosing your new dog or puppy, you will always be the final judge if a pet is right for your and your environment.

Dog Encyclopedia's goal is to provide a quality online experience for dog owners and pet lovers. Dog Encyclopedia is designed  to be both an educational and enjoyable website for dog owners. By using simple, concise language and adding photos throughout the site, Dog Encyclopedia has created a place for both experienced and new dog owners.


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These are just a small sample of the wonderful dog breeds found in Dog encyclopedia. For a complete listing of all AKC dog breeds, be sure to check out the dog breed page, where each breed is listed in alphabetical orider.

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Advocacy:

You can help provide a better life for dogs in need. Find out how to support canine rights and welfare. The United States is one of the wealthiest countries in the world, but our stray and feral animal overpopulation problem, in many areas of this country rivals that of some of the poorest countries of the world. 

Dog Breeds:

Dog Encyclopedia has added beautiful dog photographs on each of our Dog Breed pages to enhance your experience. Each section in Dog Encyclopedia helps to educate pet owners, enabling both the dog, and the owner to have a safe, high quality experience.