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Pet Hero Breed Map

It’s hard to say exactly how many, but there are almost 400 defined dog breeds and around 70 cat breeds in the world. Many dogs were specifically developed to assist humans to perform a certain job – hunting, guarding, herding, retrieving, or simply being a sweet companion – and it’s these breed characteristics we need to keep in mind before adopting the breed into our homes. 

Similarly, cats’ hunting tendencies motivated their original domestication, but breeds have since been developed more for their looks and personalities.

In an effort to pair pet heroes more successfully with hero pets, it’s our aim to provide pet breed information that will help owners like you to make more informed decisions about which breeds are more appropriately suited to your lifestyle, household and family.

We are in the process of compiling an extensive list of dog breeds, cat breeds and bird species. If you have any suggestions of the breed information you would like to see, please send us your suggestion to

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American hairless terrier

The American hairless terrier’s name tells you a lot about him. He originated in America. ...
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When a dog’s name is literally ‘monkey terrier’, you know to expect cuteness and mischief. ...
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Afghan hound

The Afghan hound is one of the most eye-catching dog breeds with his long coat ...
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Airedale terrier

True to his terrier nature, the Airedale terrier is full of energy, strong, confident and ...
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Akita Inu

The Akita (also Akita Inu) is a large Japanese breed of dog with a thick ...
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Alaskan klee kai

True to his name, the Alaskan klee kai (Alaskan ‘small dog’) looks like a miniature ...
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Alaskan Malamute

With his friendly face and playful demeanour, the Alaskan Malamute is a bear of a ...
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American cocker spaniel

If you think the American cocker spaniel is simply a smaller version of the English ...
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American English coonhound

The large American English coonhound is energetic, affectionate, very vocal and addicted to his job ...
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American Eskimo dog

Like a few of the breeds on our list, the name of the American Eskimo ...
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American foxhound

The American foxhound is a relatively rare American breed of dog (compared to other hounds). ...
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American leopard hound

The American leopard hound is intelligent, obedient, athletic and an exceptionally talented hunting dog. While ...
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American pitbull terrier

The American pitbull terrier is, contrary to his reputation, a friendly, affectionate family-oriented dog. He ...
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American Staffordshire terrier

The American Staffordshire terrier (or AmStaff) is a popular dog in his home country, thanks ...
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American water spaniel

The American water spaniel is a young breed compared to European and English spaniels, but ...
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Australian cattle dog

If you want a workaholic dog who is also intensely loyal to his one chosen ...
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Australian shepherd

While the Australian shepherd does not actually come from Australia, this terrific herding breed won’t ...
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Australian stumpy tail cattle dog

The Australian stumpy tail cattle dog, or ‘stumpy’ for short, is an Australian dog breed ...
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Australian terrier

If you want to know what the Australian terrier is like, think of a regular ...
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The woolly coat and athletic body that is so characteristic of waterdogs originally belonged (and ...
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The small yet feisty basenji is an intelligent and independent little hunting dog that emerged ...
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Basset fauve de Bretagne (Fawn Brittany basset)

Don’t let the basset name fool you – the fawn Brittany basset or basset fauve ...
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Basset hound

Imagine that one lazy friend who comes over to chill on your couch and eat ...
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The medium-sized tri-colour beagle was originally bred as a scent hound for hares, foxes and ...
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