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Dog Breeds Directory

When choosing a puppy or dog, breed can be very important. Each breed has distinctive temperament, grooming requirements, trainability, and more. Some are great with kids, such as a Labrador retriever or a German shepherd. Others are less likely to cause allergy problems, such as a Bichon or Maltese. Some breeds, such as a Husky, are energetic and great for active families. Regardless of the breed, be sure to do your research to be sure the breeder is reputable and the dog is healthy. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how to choose the best dog breed for your family.

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WebMD helps you identify the best dog breed for your family by answering commonly asked questions about dog breeds.

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