Dog Breeds that Start with A
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Here is a list of dog breeds that start with the letter A.
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First bred in 17th century Germany!
First used as a shepherd and hunter!
This dog has a thick coat of fur despite its origins in Morocco, a country known for its hot temperatures.
An innate sense of direction!
Very intelligent, independent and strong-minded!
This is a great pooch for rough-housing and one-to-one.
Often used as a guard dog!
Very clean, intelligent and loyal!
The Akita Shepherd descends from a lineage of working dogs.
The Alabai’s genes indicate that this breed has been around for more than 5,000 years.
The Alaskan Husky is one of the most common sled dogs in the world
The Alaskan Klee Kai is very vocal and isn't shy when communicating with his family.
This dog’s Malamute ancestors once came to America across the Bering Strait.
Good companion and hard-working breed!
Alusky dogs are known for their sledding pulling skills.
Though the American bully was bred to look intimidating, it makes an extremely friendly family pet!
Merry, outgoing, and eager to please!
Easygoing and people-friendly!
The American Eskimo has splendid all white fur and an upturned tail
Sweet, kind, loyal, and very loving!
The American hairless terrier comes in two varieties with one having a very short coat.
This breed is also known as the American Leopard Cur. The name was formally changed to American Leopard Hound in 2008.
These dogs are very energetic and would be up for a game at any given point of time
American Pugabulls are medium-sized dogs that weigh between 25 to 70 pounds, and their height measures 12 to 20 inches at the shoulder.
Bred to be extremely friendly!
Friendly and intelligent!
Guards it's master's flocks!
Apple Head Chihuahuas are toy breed dogs with a history dating back to ancient Mexico. They are lovable, loyal, smart and courageous with a lengthy lifespan despite being the world's smallest canines.
Old school owners brush their coats with a rake once or twice a week, preventing major matting.
The breed has its own popular Instagram page (Aussiedoodles Daily)!
Aussiedors come in black, brown, cream, yellow, and almost every imaginable color due to their parentage!
The Aussie is a strong swimmer, a good workout in nice weather.
High energy levels and active minds!
Friendly, intelligent and energetic!
The "Australian" just refers to where the breed originated
The Australian Retriever may have two different eye colors.
Sweet, faithful and affectionate!
This hybrid has powerful herding skills, which come with guarding instincts, so some Aussiedors may be protective of their loved ones.
Spirited, alert and courageous!
List of Dog Breeds that Start with the Letter A
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