United Kingdom dog breeds (100) | MyDogBreeds

yorkshire terrier dog

Yorkshire Terrier

The Yorkshire terrier originated in Yorkshire which is a place in northern England. In mid 19th century workers from Scotland came to Yorkshire in sea..

Toy dogToy dogUnited Kingdom
english bulldog

English Bulldog

At earlier time Bulldogs were not as it was now. They were taller and was fierce in their nature. They were completely developed in England.The first ..

Companion dogMedium dogUnited Kingdom
golden retriever dogs

Golden Retriever

The Golden retriever originated in 1800s at Scotland by a British aristocrat. The British lords in the Scotland were very much interested in hunting. ..

Gun dogLarge dogUnited Kingdom
beagle dog

Beagle

There are some accounts of similar size dogs used for hunting in Greece in 5th century BCE. During 8th century the Talbot Hound breed was created. In ..

Hound dogSmall dogUnited Kingdom
cavalier king charles spaniel dog

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

The origin of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel goes back many centuries. It was in 1928 that this spaniel breed was separated from the smaller King C..

Toy dogSmall dogUnited Kingdom
pembroke welsh corgi dog

Pembroke Welsh Corgi

The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is known as an achondroplastic, a dwarf breed, and they come from Pembrokeshire in Wales. Not much is known of the dog's hist..

Herding dogsMedium dogUnited Kingdom
jack russell terrier dog

Jack Russell Terrier

The popular Jack Russell Terrier was developed in Devonshire in the south of England in the late 1800's so as to hunt foxes. Often believed to be t..

Terrier dogSmall dogUnited Kingdom
bull terrier dog

Bull Terrier

The Bull Terrier belongs to the Terrier group of dogs and this already tell you that he is highly energetic and that he is essentially intolerant of ..

Terrier dogMedium dogUnited Kingdom
west highland white terrier dog

West Highland White Terrier

The West highland white terrier originated from Poltalloch in Scotland. So they were initially called as Poltalloch terrier and after that they were c..

Terrier dogSmall dogUnited Kingdom
corgi dog

Corgi

Known as a cattle herding dog breed, the Corgi hails from Pembrokeshire, Wales. You get 2 breeds – the Cardigan Welsh Corgi and the Welsh Corgi. Th..

Herding dogsSmall dogUnited Kingdom
border collie dog

Border Collie

The Border Collie originated in Northumberland and was used to herd livestock. He is particularly well known for his intense stare in controlling the ..

Working dogMedium dogUnited Kingdom
bullmastiff dog

Bullmastiff

The Old English Mastiff as well as the Bulldog are the breeds behind the Bull Mastiff. The Bullmastiff was originally developed in England around the ..

Working dogLarge dogUnited Kingdom
english mastiff dog

English Mastiff

Throughout most of history there have been images created by people of very large, sturdy dogs that they shared their space with. The English Mastiff ..

Molosser dogsGiant dogUnited Kingdom
english springer spaniel dog

English Springer Spaniel

The English Springer Spaniel is one of many gun dog breeds that flush and retrieve. They descended from the Shropshire Spaniels and Norfolk Spaniels. ..

Gun dogMedium dogUnited Kingdom
old english bulldog dog

Old English Bulldog

This is an extinct dog breed. It is believed that the dog came from ancient dogs such as the old Mastiff. The Old English Bulldog was the original Eng..

Companion dogMedium dogUnited Kingdom
bloodhound dog

Bloodhound

The history of the Bloodhound breed is a fascinating one. Known as a Sleuthhound for its ability to smell out the culprit and bag the prey. Even more ..

Hound dogLarge dogUnited Kingdom
miniature english bulldog dog

Miniature English Bulldog

The Miniature Bulldog is such a cute little dog, hailing from England in the 18th and early 19th centuries. The exact development of the dog is unclea..

Toy dogSmall dogUnited Kingdom
airedale terrier dog

Airedale Terrier

Airedale terrier got its name from a small river Aire in Leeds area in Great Britain. First information about Airedale terrier originates back in 1850..

Terrier dogMedium dogUnited Kingdom
american staffordshire terrier dog

American Staffordshire Terrier

The American Staffordshire Terrier is a part of all the confusion surrounding the group of “pit bulls”. The American Staffordshire Terrier is directly..

Terrier dogLarge dogUnited Kingdom
old english sheepdog dog

Old English Sheepdog

The origin of the Old English Sheepdog is unclear as records weren’t kept. However there are some aspects that suggest the dog originated in the 19th ..

Herding dogsLarge dogUnited Kingdom
cairn terrier dog

Cairn Terrier

The Cairn Terrier originates in the Scottish Highlands. This feisty little dog was given the name Cairn, as he used to hunt prey between the Scottish ..

Terrier dogSmall dogUnited Kingdom
border terrier dog

Border Terrier

As a working dog, the Border Terrier comes from the border country between England and Scotland. To be more specific, the dog originates from the rou..

Terrier dogSmall dogUnited Kingdom
king charles spaniel dog

King Charles Spaniel

Classified as a toy breed, the King Charles Spaniel is a small, pure breed dog that originated in the United Kingdom. The dog was named after King Ch..

Toy dogMedium dogUnited Kingdom
fox terrier dog

Fox Terrier

The Wirehaired Fox Terrier and the Smooth Fox Terrier were for over 100 years the same breed of dog. Now it is believed that they are two separate bre..

Terrier dogMedium dogUnited Kingdom
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Bull and Terrier

The Bull and Terrier is a blend between a number of Old English Terriers and the Old English Bulldog. It is believed that this extinct dog was the sta..

Terrier dogMedium dogUnited Kingdom
bearded collie dog

Bearded Collie

This long-haired herding breed was bred by mixing the two sheepdog breeds: the Scottish dogs and the Polish sheepdogs. The Bearded Collie gained the p..

Herding dogsMedium dogUnited Kingdom
collie dog

Collie

The Collie is a herding dog from Scotland and is also known by other names such as Rough Collie or Lassie Collie. The first Collies used to be more..

Herding dogsMedium dogUnited Kingdom
bedlington terrier dog

Bedlington Terrier

Originally known as Rodbury Terriers or Rothbury’s Lambs, and renowned for looking like a lamb, the Bedlington Terrier was bred in the village of Bedl..

Terrier dogMedium dogUnited Kingdom
scottish terrier dog

Scottish Terrier

The Scottish Terrier is also known as the Aberdeen Terrier but people who love and know him refer to him fondly as the Scottie. These little dogs w..

Terrier dogSmall dogUnited Kingdom
english setter dog

English Setter

History The English Setter seems to have been a hunting dog in England as far back as the 15th century. These dogs were known to be ‘setter types’ ..

Gun dogMedium dogUnited Kingdom
patterdale terrier dog

Patterdale Terrier

The Patterdale was developed in England,with his origins being linked to an early breeder with the name Joe Bowman. They were sought after for thei..

Terrier dogSmall dogUnited Kingdom
greyhound dog

Greyhound

The Greyhound belongs to a group of dogs known as sighthounds. This is an ancient sighthound breed dating back a few thousands years. The dog has b..

Hound dogLarge dogUnited Kingdom
jug dog

Jug

The Jug is a crossbreed – a mix of a pug and a Jack Russell Terrier and they were bred in England with the idea to keep the basic features of a pug bu..

Toy dogSmall dogUnited Kingdom
bandog dog

Bandog

The original Bandogs were bred for guarding and protecting. It is believed that the dogs were developed from eastern shepherds, the American Pit Bull ..

Working dogLarge dogUnited Kingdom
bull terrier miniature dog

Bull Terrier Miniature

Less well known than the Bull Terrier, the Miniature Bull Terrier which actually follows the same breed standard, has a height of 35cm. The Bull Terri..

Terrier dogSmall dogUnited Kingdom
norwich terrier dog

Norwich Terrier

Hailing from the United Kingdom and once known as the Cantab Terrier, the Norwich Terrier may be small, but he was bred to hunt rodents. Closely re..

Terrier dogSmall dogUnited Kingdom
norfolk terrier dog

Norfolk Terrier

It was in the 1880s that a working terrier was developed in eastern England. The Norfolk Terrier was developed by crossing local terrier-like dogs wit..

Terrier dogSmall dogUnited Kingdom
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English White Terrier

The English White Terrier was developed in the 1860’s by a group of breeders from the Sealyham terriers, the Jack Russell terrier, and the Fox Terrier..

Terrier dogSmall dogUnited Kingdom
english pointer dog

English Pointer

We can find records for pointers from 17th century. Breeds such as Old Spanish and Portuguese Pointer were set in to England from European Mainland. I..

Sporting dogMedium dogUnited Kingdom
rough collie dog

Rough Collie

Many people have seen the movie ‘Lassie’, and of course this movie made the Collie popular and famous. Apart from the Rough Collie, you also get th..

Herding dogsLarge dogUnited Kingdom
parson russell terrier dog

Parson Russell Terrier

The Parson Russell Terrier hails from England and is a small to medium sized dog dating back to the 18th century. It is believed that Reverend John ‘J..

Terrier dogSmall dogUnited Kingdom
flat coated retriever dog

Flat-Coated Retriever

The Flat-Coated Retriever traces its heritage to 19th century England. A popular gamekeepers’ dog, the actual descendants of the breed are not entirel..

Sporting dogMedium dogUnited Kingdom
english toy terrier black and tan dog

English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan)

They English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan) is closely related to the Manchester Terrier and the Old English Black and Tan Terrier. The English Toy Terrier..

Toy dogToy dogUnited Kingdom
fox terrier smooth dog

Fox Terrier (Smooth)

The Smooth Fox Terrier is one of two Fox Terrier breeds, the other being the Wirehaired Fox Terrier. Fox Terriers are believed to be one of the oldest..

Terrier dogMedium dogUnited Kingdom
cardigan welsh corgi dog

Cardigan Welsh Corgi

The Cardigan Welsh Corgi, named after Cardiganshire, Wales, is an ancient breed, brought to Wales by the Celts about 3,000 years ago. Small but tou..

Herding dogsSmall dogUnited Kingdom
russell terrier dog

Russell Terrier

This feisty little dog was developed in England a couple of centuries ago. He has a well documented history. An interesting aspect with this dog is th..

Terrier dogSmall dogUnited Kingdom
lakeland terrier dog

Lakeland Terrier

The Lakeland Terrier hails from the lake district of England. They were bred to hunt foxes that were coming after the lambs during lambing season. ..

Terrier dogMedium dogUnited Kingdom
manchester terrier dog

Manchester Terrier

Looking much like the Black and Tan Terrier, the Manchester Terrier is a dog that was actually developed from the Black and Tan, which is the oldest k..

Terrier dogSmall dogUnited Kingdom
dorgi dog

Dorgi

The Dorgi is a designer crossbreed whose origins are not entirely known, however it is a popular breed, being a mix between a Dachshund and a Pembroke..

Toy dogSmall dogUnited Kingdom
dandie dinmont terrier dog

Dandie Dinmont Terrier

The rough coated Dandie Dinmont Terrier originates from Scotland. They were used centuries ago for hunting otters and badgers. There are theories t..

Terrier dogSmall dogUnited Kingdom
gordon setter dog

Gordon Setter

The Gordon Setter includes mixes of the English Setter and the Irish Setter. The original purpose of the breed was to hunt game birds. The dog bree..

Sporting dogLarge dogUnited Kingdom
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Blue Paul Terrier

Known also as the Scottish Bull Terrier, the Blue Poll or the Blue Poll Bulldog, the Blue Paul Terrier’s origins, as with many unusual dog breeds, are..

Terrier dogMedium dogUnited Kingdom
lurcher dog

Lurcher

The Lurcher is a crossbreed dog that doesn’t seem to have too much certainty around it. There are stories that Lurchers may have been bred to produce ..

Working dogLarge dogUnited Kingdom
schweenie dog

Schweenie

The Schweenie is a hybrid dog, with the parent breeds being the Shih Tzu and the Dachshund. The Schweenie dog has been around for about 4 decades w..

Companion dogSmall dogUnited Kingdom
bluetick beagle dog

Bluetick Beagle

Among the hound group of dogs, there are some ancient breeds. The history of the Beagle and the Bluetick Beagle more specifically is fairly uncertain ..

Hound dogSmall dogUnited Kingdom
sealyham terrier dog

Sealyham Terrier

The Sealyham Terrier is a rare dog breed originating in Wales. The dog was developed in the 19th century by Captain John Edwardes at Sealyham House. T..

Terrier dogSmall dogUnited Kingdom
otterhound dog

Otterhound

There aren’t many Otterhounds around and this British pure-breed dog is a scenthound and dates far back to the 19th century. The dog is regarded as..

Hound dogLarge dogUnited Kingdom
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English Water Spaniel

The English Water Spaniel breed is extinct and has been since the early 1900’s. It was last seen in the 1930s. The breed was a hunting breed, diving f..

Sporting dogMedium dogUnited Kingdom
field spaniel dog

Field Spaniel

The Field Spaniel was developed to retrieve game, being developed in 19th century England as a hunting companion. Today they are still used as hunting..

Sporting dogMedium dogUnited Kingdom
bantam bulldog dog

Bantam Bulldog

The origin of the Bantam Bulldog goes back to the 1800s, and in fact there is evidence of miniature bull dogs in 1899, In 1902 the smaller bulldog bre..

Toy dogSmall dogUnited Kingdom
indian bull terrier dog

Indian Bull Terrier

Not much is known of the dog breed crossings that James Hinks carried out to get the Indian Bull Terrier. It is believed that he used the old English ..

Terrier dogMedium dogUnited Kingdom
irish bull terrier dog

Irish Bull Terrier

The Irish Bull Terrier is a variant of the Staffordshire Bull Terrier and is also known as the Irish Staffordshire Bull Terrie. The dog isn’t parti..

Terrier dogMedium dogUnited Kingdom
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Black and Tan Terrier

There is limited information on the Black and Tan Terriers since it is extinct. Black and Tan terrier came out of the “Terrier Wars” between the Brit..

Terrier dogSmall dogUnited Kingdom
cairland terrier dog

Cairland Terrier

The Cairland Terrier is a cross between the Cairn Terrier and the West Highland White Terrier. It simply means that if you own a Cairland, you’re goin..

Terrier dogSmall dogUnited Kingdom
curly coated retriever dog

Curly Coated Retriever

There isn’t much on the origin of the Curly-Coated Retriever and his history hasn’t been well documented. The dog originated some time ago in the e..

Sporting dogMedium dogUnited Kingdom
english foxhound dog

English Foxhound

The English Foxhound was found in Great Britain as far back as the late 1700’s. They were bred to be scent hounds and hunt the fox by following his sm..

Hound dogMedium dogUnited Kingdom
fell terrier dog

Fell Terrier

Fell terriers, known by other names such as Lakeland-, Patterdale-, Red Fell or Black Fell Terrier are small working terriers, hailing from the fell o..

Terrier dogSmall dogUnited Kingdom
lancashire heeler dog

Lancashire Heeler

The Lancashire Heeler, known also as the Ormskirk Heeler or Ormskirk Terrier, hails from England and is looked upon as a vulnerable breed by the Kenne..

Working dogSmall dogUnited Kingdom
lucas terrier dog

Lucas Terrier

The Lucas Terrier is a rare breed which hails from England, originating there in the late 1940s. Today it is considered a purebred. It was originally..

Terrier dogSmall dogUnited Kingdom
northern inuit dog dog

Northern Inuit Dog

Looking at the beautiful Northern Inuit Dog, you’ll think that this crossbred dog is a wolf. As with many other dogs, there are sometimes different..

Miscellaneous dogsLarge dogUnited Kingdom
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Old English Terrier

Known also as the Black Terrier, by the 18th century, the Old English Terrier was available as a rough-coated dog as well as a smooth-coated dog. ..

Terrier dogMedium dogUnited Kingdom
plummer terrier dog

Plummer Terrier

This purebred dog was developed by Dr David Brian Plummer in the UK. The whole idea for developing the dog was for it to be an all-purpose dog that c..

Terrier dogSmall dogUnited Kingdom
clumber spaniel dog

Clumber Spaniel

Ever since winning in Confirmation at Westminster Kennel Club’s annual show, the popularity of the Clumber Spaniel has increased markedly. The breed o..

Gun dogMedium dogUnited Kingdom
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Pugnaces Britanniae

Pugnaces Britanniae is a dog which is now extinct. There isn't certainty surrounding the origins of the dog but it is thought they descended from dog..

Miscellaneous dogsLarge dogUnited Kingdom
scoland terrier dog

Scoland Terrier

Not much is known about the Scoland Terrier. It is not a purebred but rather a crossbreed developed by crossing the Scottish Terrier with the Westland..

Terrier dogMedium dogUnited Kingdom
scottish deerhound dog

Scottish Deerhound

The Scottish Deerhound is considered the Royal Dog of Scotland. It is a sighthound that is large and bred to hunt large Red Deer. They are similar in ..

Hound dogGiant dogUnited Kingdom
scotch collie dog

Scotch Collie

The landrace breed, which started in the highlands of Scotland is known as the Scotch Collie. There were at the time two types of collies – the Rough ..

Herding dogsMedium dogUnited Kingdom
shetland sheepdog dog

Shetland Sheepdog

The Shetland Sheepdog was crossed with working collies and brought to the islands. They were bred on the Shetland Islands, United Kingdom. These li..

Herding dogsSmall dogUnited Kingdom
skye terrier dog

Skye Terrier

The Skye Terrier is a hardy dog breed and is actually considered to be an endangered native dog breed in the United Kingdom. They were found on the..

Terrier dogMedium dogUnited Kingdom
smithfield dog

Smithfield

The Smithfield is also known as the Smithfield, Smithy or Tasmanian Smithfield and is a herding dog found in Australia but originating in the UK. Ther..

Herding dogsMedium dogUnited Kingdom
smooth collie dog

Smooth Collie

When you see the Smooth Collie you just assume that you’re looking at a long-haired Lassie-type Collie that was sent to the groomers. The Smooth Co..

Herding dogsMedium dogUnited Kingdom
harrier dog

Harrier

Developed in Great Britain, the Harrier is another hunting dog – a hound that primarily hunts hares and small prey. The breed itself is medium sized ..

Hound dogMedium dogUnited Kingdom
soft coated wheaten terrier dog

Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier

This wheaten colored terrier hails from Ireland. Although the Wheaten has been around for a long time, it was in 1937 that he was recognized as a bree..

Terrier dogMedium dogUnited Kingdom
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Southern Hound

The Southern Hound hails from England and is a breed of dog that existed sometime in the 19th century. It is now extinct. There isn’t much infor..

Working dogLarge dogUnited Kingdom
staffordshire bull terrier dog

Staffordshire Bull Terrier

The Staffordshire Bull Terrier was first developed in the northern sections of Birmingham and in Staffordshire, England. The Staffie is a cross betwee..

Terrier dogMedium dogUnited Kingdom
sussex spaniel dog

Sussex Spaniel

The Sussex Spaniel comes from Sussex in southern England. The whole purpose of his development was for him to rush between reeds, causing birds to fly..

Sporting dogMedium dogUnited Kingdom
tamaskan dog

Tamaskan

It is believed that the Tamaskan has been specifically bred to resemble a wolf, and he does too. They aren’t recognized by the Federation Cynologiq..

Miscellaneous dogsLarge dogUnited Kingdom
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Toy Bulldog

The Toy Bulldog hails from England, but it is now extinct. It is believed that the reason for this is that there were different breeding groups wor..

Toy dogToy dogUnited Kingdom
toy manchester terrier dog

Toy Manchester Terrier

The Toy Manchester Terrier comes from Manchester and came about by breeding the Manchester Terrier with smaller dog breeds. Looking like a Doberma..

Terrier dogSmall dogUnited Kingdom
welsh corgi dog

Welsh Corgi

The Pembroke Welsh Corgi and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi were once considered to be two types of the same breed. Today they are recognized as very differ..

Herding dogsSmall dogUnited Kingdom
welsh sheepdog dog

Welsh Sheepdog

The Welsh Sheepdog is sometimes referred to as the Welsh Collie, but it is not a collie in anyway. It is the cross between the Border Collie and Welsh..

Herding dogsMedium dogUnited Kingdom
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Turnspit Dog

It is amazing that this small dog’s popularity comes from him being used in the kitchens to roast meat. The British enjoyed eating their meat which th..

Working dogSmall dogUnited Kingdom
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Tweed Water Spaniel

The Tweed Water Spaniel is extinct. Fortunately, we have some beautiful dogs that come from this dog. It is involved in bringing about the Golden Retr..

Sporting dogLarge dogUnited Kingdom
welsh springer spaniel dog

Welsh Springer Spaniel

The Welsh Springer Spaniel is thought to be an old Land Spaniel similar to the English Springer Spaniel. They were pretty mush an unknown breed until..

Sporting dogMedium dogUnited Kingdom
utonagan dog

Utonagan

The Utonogan is such a wolf-like dog, you couldn’t be blamed for thinking you’d come face to face with a true wolf. They’re a rare dog breed that cam..

Companion dogLarge dogUnited Kingdom
welsh terrier dog

Welsh Terrier

Originating in Wales and bred to hunt the Welsh Terrier might be the oldest dog breed from the U.K. still in existence today. They were bred to hunt b..

Terrier dogMedium dogUnited Kingdom
whippet dog

Whippet

You can just see that Whippets are designed for speed with those super lean, slender bodies. They were developed by crossing Greyhounds with smaller t..

Hound dogMedium dogUnited Kingdom
wire fox terrier dog

Wire Fox Terrier

The wire fox terrier was developed in England by fox hunting enthusiasts. They wanted a feisty dog that could chase foxes down their burrows. It is..

Working dogMedium dogUnited Kingdom
wire haired fox terrier dog

Wire Haired Fox Terrier

The Wire Haired Fox Terrier originates in England, and it is thought that the dog developed from the white English Terrier being crossed with the Bull..

Terrier dogMedium dogUnited Kingdom
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North Country Beagle

Known also as the Northern Hound or the Northern Beagle, the North Country Beagle hailed from Britain and is extinct. It hailed more specifically f..

Hound dogMedium dogUnited Kingdom

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