Compare dog breeds

Can’t decide which breed of dog is right for you? Compare dog breeds below to see how different breed characteristics and attributes stack up against each other.

Breeds Comparison

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? The breed’s dominant personality traits. While each individual has a unique personality, breed-specific genetics affect qualities like sociability, playfulness, and intelligence.

? Where this breed was first established.

? Breeds are grouped by their size and coat type.


Life Expectancy
? The average lifespan of the breed. While life expectancy is fairly consistent across all dog breeds, some breeds tend to live shorter or longer than others.


Affection Level
? Breeds with a high affection level want to give and receive a lot of attention, while less-affectionate breeds are not as interested in petting and snuggles.

Activity Level
? Breeds with high activity levels will engage more in active play and demand more space and attention.

? How well the breed tends to get along with dogs, dogs, and other pets.

? Breeds with a higher rating in this area tend to be gentle and patient, while lower-rated breeds may feel uncomfortable with children.

? Breeds with a higher sociability rating will want to spend time with you all day, while less-sociable breeds seldom seek out human interaction.

? Breeds with higher intelligence ratings are more curious, investigative, and easy to train. Less-intelligent breeds are less trainable but often laid-back and easygoing.

? Breeds that score higher in this area have strong hunting instincts that make them great playtime companions.

? Breeds that score higher in this area are able to spend hours alone, while less-independent breeds require plenty of attention.

? A higher rating in this area indicates a breed prone to plenty of meowing and other vocalizations, while less-vocal breeds are happy to stay quiet.

? Breeds with higher grooming scores require more maintenance like brushing and bathing, while lower-scored breeds are virtually maintenance-free.