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.
How to Calculate Your Dog's Age
You've heard of "dog years," but do you know what it means? Learn more about dogs and aging, including ways to tell how old your dog could be.
Bringing Home a New Puppy
Bringing home a new puppy is truly one of life's joys. WebMD discusses how pre-puppy preparations and a well-planned first 24 hours can give your fuzzy bundle of promise a head start.
Strains and Sprains Spell Pain for Dogs
WebMD explains dog ligament sprains, strains, and injuries, and what treatments may be effective.
Dog Pregnancy Symptoms and Prenatal Checkups
WebMD tells you what to look for if you think your dog is pregnant - and the veterinary care she'll need.
The Best Dog Breed for Families and Children
WebMD helps you identify the best dog breed for your family by answering commonly asked questions about dog breeds.
Ear Cropping and Tail Docking: Should or Shouldn’t You?
Weigh the pros and cons of ear cropping and tail docking for dogs.
Dog DNA Tests: Why Your Mutt’s Makeup Matters
Discovering your mutt’s background is easier and less expensive than you think.
Sophia Bush Is a 'Crazy Dog Lady'
The actress discusses her lifelong love of rescue dogs.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: Long-Living Dog Breeds
Which dog breeds live the longest? Find out in this WebMD slideshow.
Slideshow: The Best Dog Breed for Your Health and Personality
WebMD illustrates the personalities of several canine companions that will compliment your lifestyle. Whether you have allergies, mobility problems, or a house full of kids, there is a dog that fits your household.
Slideshow: Surprising Things You Didn't Know About Dogs and Cats
Pet emotions, body language, contagious diseases, intelligence, and care are explored in this myth-busting feature. Pictures illustrate puzzling dog and cat behaviors in a glance.
Slideshow: Puppy Care -- From Adoption to Puppy-Proofing Your Home
From feeding and playing to shots and spaying, learn everything you need to know before bringing home a puppy.