Dog Breeds that Start with A

Updated: August 11, 2021
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Here is a list of dog breeds that start with the letter A.


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A Affenpinscher
Affenpinscher

First bred in 17th century Germany!

A Afghan Hound
Afghan Hound

First used as a shepherd and hunter!

A Aidi
Aidi

This dog has a thick coat of fur despite its origins in Morocco, a country known for its hot temperatures.

A Ainu
Ainu

An innate sense of direction!

A Airedale Terrier
Airedale Terrier

Very intelligent, independent and strong-minded!

A Airedoodle
Airedoodle

This is a great pooch for rough-housing and one-to-one.

A Akbash
Akbash

Often used as a guard dog!

A Akita
Akita

Very clean, intelligent and loyal!

A Akita Shepherd
Akita Shepherd

The Akita Shepherd descends from a lineage of working dogs.

A Alabai (Central Asian Shepherd)
Alabai (Central Asian Shepherd)

The Alabai’s genes indicate that this breed has been around for more than 5,000 years.

A Alaskan Husky
Alaskan Husky

The Alaskan Husky is one of the most common sled dogs in the world

A Alaskan Klee Kai
Alaskan Klee Kai

The Alaskan Klee Kai is very vocal and isn't shy when communicating with his family.

A Alaskan Malamute
Alaskan Malamute

Often used as sled dogs!

A Alaskan Shepherd
Alaskan Shepherd

This dog’s Malamute ancestors once came to America across the Bering Strait.

A Alpine Dachsbracke
Alpine Dachsbracke

Good companion and hard-working breed!

A Alusky
Alusky

Alusky dogs are known for their sledding pulling skills.

A American Bulldog
American Bulldog

Can jump up to 6ft high!

A American Bully
American Bully

Though the American bully was bred to look intimidating, it makes an extremely friendly family pet!

A American Cocker Spaniel
American Cocker Spaniel

Merry, outgoing, and eager to please!

A American Coonhound
American Coonhound

Easygoing and people-friendly!

A American Eskimo Dog
American Eskimo Dog

The American Eskimo has splendid all white fur and an upturned tail

A American Foxhound
American Foxhound

Sweet, kind, loyal, and very loving!

A American Hairless Terrier
American Hairless Terrier

The American hairless terrier comes in two varieties with one having a very short coat.

A American Leopard Hound
American Leopard Hound

This breed is also known as the American Leopard Cur. The name was formally changed to American Leopard Hound in 2008.

A American Pit Bull Terrier
American Pit Bull Terrier

These dogs are very energetic and would be up for a game at any given point of time

A American Pugabull
American Pugabull

American Pugabulls are medium-sized dogs that weigh between 25 to 70 pounds, and their height measures 12 to 20 inches at the shoulder.

A American Staffordshire Terrier
American Staffordshire Terrier

Bred to be extremely friendly!

A American Water Spaniel
American Water Spaniel

Friendly and intelligent!

A Anatolian Shepherd Dog
Anatolian Shepherd Dog

Guards it's master's flocks!

A Appenzeller Dog
Appenzeller Dog

Herding dog by nature!

A Apple Head Chihuahua
Apple Head Chihuahua

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.

A Armenian Gampr
Armenian Gampr

Old school owners brush their coats with a rake once or twice a week, preventing major matting.

A Aussiedoodle
Aussiedoodle

The breed has its own popular Instagram page (Aussiedoodles Daily)!

A Aussiedor
Aussiedor

Aussiedors come in black, brown, cream, yellow, and almost every imaginable color due to their parentage!

A Australian Bulldog
Australian Bulldog

The Aussie is a strong swimmer, a good workout in nice weather.

A Australian Cattle Dog
Australian Cattle Dog

High energy levels and active minds!

A Australian Kelpie Dog
Australian Kelpie Dog

Friendly, intelligent and energetic!

A Australian Labradoodle
Australian Labradoodle

The "Australian" just refers to where the breed originated

A Australian Retriever
Australian Retriever

The Australian Retriever may have two different eye colors.

A Australian Shepherd
Australian Shepherd

Sweet, faithful and affectionate!

A Australian Shepherd Mix
Australian Shepherd Mix

This hybrid has powerful herding skills, which come with guarding instincts, so some Aussiedors may be protective of their loved ones.

A Australian Terrier
Australian Terrier

Spirited, alert and courageous!

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