Affenpinscher
Approximate size range: 5 to 12 lbs.

  • Group: Toy.
  • Coat: bristly or harsh, wiry, medium length
  • Sheds minimally.
  • A good watchdog.
  • Suited for urban life.
  • Minimal exercise needed.
  • Generally a non-biting breed.
  • Noted as quiet.



    Afghan Hound
    Approximate size range: 40 to 89 lbs. Group: Hound. Coat: straight, medium to long length. Grooming required. A good watchdog. Generally a non-biting breed..



    Airedale Terrier
    Approximate size range: 40 to 59 lbs. Group: Terrier. Coat: bristly or harsh, wiry, straight, A good watchdog. Good with kids. Generally a non-biting breed.



    Akita
    Approximate size range: 60 to 105 lbs. 105 lbs. and up. Group: Working. Coat: bristly or harsh, straight, short. Minimal grooming required. A good watchdog.



    Alaskan Malamute
    Approximate size range: 60 to 105 lbs. Group: Working. Coat: soft, bristly or harsh. Minimal grooming required.



    American Eskimo Dog
    Approximate size range: 13 to 39 lbs. Group: Non-Sporting. Coat: soft, straight, medium length. Minimal grooming required. A good watchdog. Suited for urban life. Generally a non-biting breed.



    American Staffordshire Terrier
    Approximate size range: 60 to 89 lbs. Group: Terrier. Coat: soft, short. Minimal grooming required. Generally a non-biting breed.



    American Water Spaniel
    Approximate size range: 26 to 39 lbs. Group: Sporting. Coat: soft, corded or curly, long or double coated. Minimal grooming required. A good watchdog. Good with kids. Generally a non-biting breed.



    Anatolian Shepherd
    Approximate size range: 60 to 105 lbs. 105 lbs. and up. Group: Miscellaneous. Coat: silky, straight, short. Minimal grooming required. Generally a non-biting breed.



    Australian Cattle Dog
    Approximate size range: 26 to 59 lbs. Group: Herding. Coat: soft, bristly or harsh, straight, short, medium length. Minimal grooming required. Comparatively easy to train. A good watchdog.



    Australian Shepherd
    Approximate size range: 26 to 89 lbs. Group: Herding. Coat: straight, long or double coated. Minimal grooming required. Comparatively easy to train.



    Australian Terrier
    Approximate size range: 5 to 25 lbs. Group: Terrier. Coat: bristly or harsh, silky, straight, short. Minimal grooming required. A good watchdog. Suited for urban life. Good with kids. Generally a non-biting breed.



    Basenji
    Approximate size range: 13 to 25 lbs. Group: Hound. Coat: soft, straight. Minimal grooming required. A breed that some allergic dog-lovers can tolerate. Suited for urban life. Generally a non-biting breed. Noted as quiet.



    Basset Hound
    Approximate size range: 40 to 59 lbs. Group: Hound. Coat: soft, straight, short. Minimal grooming required. Suited for urban life. Generally a non-biting breed.



    Beagle
    Approximate size range: 13 to 39 lbs. Group: Hound. Coat: silky, straight, short. Minimal grooming required. A good watchdog. Suited for urban life. Good with kids. Generally a non-biting breed.



    Bearded Collie
    Approximate size range: 40 to 59 lbs. Group: Herding. Coat: soft, straight, long or double coated.



    Bedlington Terrier
    Approximate size range: 13 to 25 lbs. Group: Terrier. Coat: corded or curly, medium length. Minimal grooming required. A breed that some allergic dog-lovers can tolerate. Suited for urban life. Generally a non-biting breed. This is Angel and she is 2yrs old. photo courtesy Marci Berman.



    Belgian Malinois
    Approximate size range: 60 to 89 lbs. Group: Herding. Coat: bristly or harsh, straight, short. Minimal grooming required. Comparatively easy to train. A good watchdog.



    Belgian Sheepdog
    Approximate size range: 60 to 89 lbs. Group: Herding. Coat: soft, bristly or harsh, straight, long or double coated. Minimal grooming required. Comparatively easy to train. A good watchdog. Very intellegent.



    Belgian Tervuren
    Approximate size range: 60 to 89 lbs. Group: Herding. Coat: soft, bristly or harsh, straight, long or double coated. Minimal grooming required. Comparatively easy to train. A good watchdog. Very intellegent.



    Bernese Mountain Dog
    Approximate size range: 60 to 89 lbs. Group: Working. Coat: silky, wiry, straight, long or double coated, Generally a non-biting breed.



    Bichon Frise
    Approximate size range: 5 to 12 lbs. Group: Non-Sporting. Coat: silky, curly, long or double coated, Sheds minimally. Grooming required. A breed that some allergic dog-lovers can tolerate. Suited for urban life. Minimal exercise needed. Good with kids. Generally a non-biting breed.



    Black and Tan Coonhound
    Approximate size range: 60 to 89 lbs. Group: Hound. Coat: bristly or harsh, short. Minimal grooming required. Generally a non-biting breed.



    Bloodhound
    Approximate size range: Group: Hound. Coat: soft, straight, short. Minimal grooming required. Good with kids. Generally a non-biting breed.



    Border Collie
    Approximate size range: 26 to 59 lbs. Group: Herding. Coat: silky, straight, long or double coated. Minimal grooming required.



    Border Terrier
    Approximate size range: 13 to 25 lbs. Group: Terrier. Coat: bristly or harsh, silky, short, Sheds minimally. Minimal grooming required. Suited for urban life. Good with kids. Generally a non-biting breed.



    Borzoi
    Approximate size range: 90 to 105 lbs. 105 lbs. and up. Group: Hound. Coat: soft, wiry, long or double coated. Minimal grooming required. Good with kids. Generally a non-biting breed. Noted as quiet.



    Boston Terrier
    Approximate size range: 13 to 25 lbs. Group: Non-Sporting. Coat: soft, straight, short. Minimal grooming required. Suited for urban life. Good with kids. Generally a non-biting breed.



    Bouvier Des Flandres
    Approximate size range: 60 to 105 lbs. Group: Herding. Coat: bristly or harsh, corded or curly, long or double coated, Sheds minimally. Minimal grooming required. Comparatively easy to train. A good watchdog.



    Boxer
    Approximate size range: 60 to 89 lbs. Group: Working. Coat: straight, short. Minimal grooming required. A good watchdog. Generally a non-biting breed.



    Briard
    Approximate size range: 60 to 105 lbs. Group: Herding. Coat: bristly or harsh, corded or curly, long or double coated, Sheds minimally. Minimal grooming required. Comparatively easy to train. A good watchdog.



    Brittany Spaniel
    Approximate size range: 40 to 59 lbs. Group: Sporting. Coat: wiry, straight, medium length. Minimal grooming required. A good watchdog. Good with kids. Generally a non-biting breed.



    Brussels Griffon
    Approximate size range: 5 to 12 lbs. Group: Toy. Coat: soft, bristly or harsh, straight, long or double coated. Minimal grooming required. Suited for urban life. Minimal exercise needed. Generally a non-biting breed.



    Bull Terrier
    Approximate size range: 40 to 59 lbs. Group: Terrier. Coat: soft, straight, short. Minimal grooming required. Suited for urban life. Generally a non-biting breed.



    Bulldog
    Approximate size range: 40 to 59 lbs. Group: Non-Sporting. Coat: soft, straight, short. Minimal grooming required. Suited for urban life. Minimal exercise needed. Good with kids. Generally a non-biting breed.



    Bullmastiff
    Approximate size range: 105 lbs. and up. Group: Working. Coat: straight, short. Minimal grooming required. A good watchdog. Generally a non-biting breed.



    Cairn Terrier
    Approximate size range: 13 to 25 lbs. Group: Terrier. Coat: bristly or harsh, wiry, medium length. Minimal grooming required. Suited for urban life. Good with kids. Generally a non-biting breed.



    Canaan Dog
    Approximate size range: 40 to 59 lbs. Group: Herding. Coat: bristly or harsh, silky, straight, short. Minimal grooming required.



    Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
    Approximate size range: 5 to 12 lbs. Group: Toy. Coat: soft, straight, long or double coated. Minimal grooming required. Generally a non-biting breed.



    Chesapeake Bay Retriever
    Approximate size range: 60 to 89 lbs. Group: Sporting. Coat: soft, wiry, straight, medium length. Minimal grooming required. A good watchdog. Good with kids. Generally a non-biting breed. Noted as quiet.



    Chihuahua
    Approximate size range: 5 to 12 lbs. Group: Toy. Coat: soft, short. Minimal grooming required. Suited for urban life. Minimal exercise needed. Generally a non-biting breed.



    Chinese Crested
    Approximate size range: 5 to 12 lbs. Group: Toy. Coat: straight, short. Minimal grooming required. A breed that some allergic dog-lovers can tolerate. Generally a non-biting breed.



    Chinese Shar-pei
    Approximate size range: 40 to 59 lbs. Group: Non-Sporting. Coat: soft, bristly or harsh, straight, short.



    Chow Chow
    Approximate size range: 40 to 89 lbs. Group: Non-Sporting. Coat: silky, straight, long or double coated. Minimal grooming required. A good watchdog. Some statistical reports of fatal biting. Good training is an important factor in determining if your dog will be vicious. Generally a non-biting breed.



    Clumber Spaniel
    Approximate size range: 40 to 59 lbs. Group: Sporting. Coat: silky, straight, long or double coated. Minimal grooming required. Good with kids. Generally a non-biting breed.



    Cocker Spaniel
    Approximate size range: 13 to 25 lbs. Group: Sporting. Coat: soft, wiry, straight, medium, long or double coated, Suited for urban life. Good with kids. Generally a non-biting breed.



    Collie
    Approximate size range: 60 to 89 lbs. Group: Herding. Coat: soft, straight, long or double coated, A good watchdog.



    Curly-Coated Retriever
    Approximate size range: 60 to 89 lbs. Group: Sporting. Coat: silky, corded or curly, medium length. Minimal grooming required. A good watchdog. Generally a non-biting breed.



    Dachshund
    Approximate size range: 13 to 25 lbs. Group: Hound. Coat: soft, straight, short, long or double coated. Minimal grooming required. A good watchdog. Suited for urban life. Minimal exercise needed. Good with kids. Generally a non-biting breed.



    Dalmatian
    Approximate size range: 40-70 lbs. Group: Non-Sporting. Coat: soft, straight, short. Minimal grooming required. Generally a non-biting breed.



    Dandie Dinmont Terrier
    Approximate size range: 18 to 25 lbs. Group: Terrier. Coat: soft, straight, long or double coated. One of the most difficult to groom and maintain breeds. Suited for urban life. Generally a non-biting breed. However, in the opinion of one breed judge, They are terriers, and yes, they do bite, especially children if they have not been raised with them.



    Doberman Pinscher
    Approximate size range: 60 to 89 lbs. Group: Working. Coat: silky, straight, short. Minimal grooming required. A good watchdog. Some statistical reports of fatal biting. Good training is an important factor in determining if your dog will be vicious.



    English Cocker Spaniel
    Approximate size range: 26 to 39 lbs. Group: Sporting. Coat: silky, straight, long or double coated. Minimal grooming required. Suited for urban life. Good with kids. Generally a non-biting breed. Bailey is a purebread English Cocker Spaniel with champion parents. His coat is called orange roan. Photo Courtesy Scott Hoyer.



    English Setter
    English Setter approximate size range: 60 to 89 lbs. Group: Sporting. Coat: silky, straight, long or double coated. Minimal grooming required. Good with kids. Generally a non-biting breed.



    English Springer Spaniel
    Approximate size range: 60 to 89 lbs. Group: Sporting. Coat: silky, straight, long or double coated. Suited for urban life. Good with kids. Generally a non-biting breed. Photo courtesy of Beau Winter and Jack



    English Toy Spaniel
    Approximate size range: 5 to 12 lbs. Group: Toy. Coat: silky, straight, long or double coated. Minimal grooming required. Suited for urban life. Minimal exercise needed. Generally a non-biting breed.



    Field Spaniel
    Approximate size range: 40 to 59 lbs. Group: Sporting. Coat: soft, straight, short. Minimal grooming required. A good watchdog. Good with kids. Generally a non-biting breed.



    Finnish Spitz
    Approximate size range: 26 to 39 lbs. Group: Non-Sporting. Coat: soft, straight, long or double coated. Minimal grooming required. Generally a non-biting breed.



    Flat-Coated Retriever
    Approximate size range: 60 to 89 lbs. Group: Sporting. Coat: straight, medium length. Minimal grooming required. Good with kids. Generally a non-biting breed.



    Fox Terrier (Smooth)
    Approximate size range: 13 to 25 lbs. Group: Terrier. Coat: bristly or harsh, straight, short, medium length. Minimal grooming required. A good watchdog. Suited for urban life. Good with kids. Generally a non-biting breed.



    Fox Terrier (Wire)
    Approximate size range: 13 to 25 lbs. Group: Terrier. Coat: bristly or harsh, wiry, medium, Sheds minimally. Minimal grooming required. A good watchdog. Suited for urban life. Good with kids. Generally a non-biting breed.



    Foxhound (American)
    Approximate size range: 60 to 89 lbs. Group: Hound. Coat: bristly or harsh, straight, short. Minimal grooming required. Generally a non-biting breed.



    Foxhound (English)
    Approximate size range: 60 to 89 lbs. Group: Hound. Coat: soft, bristly or harsh, straight, short. Minimal grooming required. Generally a non-biting breed.



    French Bulldog
    Approximate size range: 13 to 39 lbs. Group: Non-Sporting. Coat: soft, straight, short. Minimal grooming required. A good watchdog. Suited for urban life. Minimal exercise needed. Generally a non-biting breed.



    German Shepherd Dog
    Approximate size range: 60 to 89 lbs. Group: Herding. Coat: bristly or harsh, wiry, straight, medium length. Minimal grooming required. Comparatively easy to train. A good watchdog. Some statistical reports of fatal biting. Good training is an important factor in determining if your dog will be vicious.



    German Shorthaired Pointer
    Approximate size range: 55 to 70 pounds. Group: Sporting. Coat: bristly or harsh, straight, short. Minimal grooming required. Generally a non-biting breed.



    German Wirehaired Pointer
    Approximate size range: 60 to 89 lbs. Group: Sporting. Coat: bristly or harsh, wiry, medium, Sheds minimally. A good watchdog. Generally a non-biting breed.



    Giant Schnauzer
    Approximate size range: 60 to 89 lbs. Group: Working. Coat: bristly or harsh, silky, wiry, medium, Sheds minimally. Minimal grooming required. A good watchdog. Good with kids. Generally a non-biting breed.



    Golden Retriever
    Approximate size range: 60 to 89 lbs. Group: Sporting. Coat: soft, silky, straight, long or double coated. Minimal grooming required. Good with kids. Generally a non-biting breed.



    Gordon Setter
    Approximate size range: 60 to 89 lbs. Group: Sporting. Coat: soft, straight, long or double coated. Minimal grooming required. Good with kids. Generally a non-biting breed.



    Great Dane
    Approximate size range: 105 lbs. and up. Group: Working. Coat: soft, straight, short. Minimal grooming required. A good watchdog. Good with kids.



    Great Pyrenees
    Approximate size range: 105 lbs. and up. Group: Working. Coat: soft, straight, long or double coated. Minimal grooming required. A good watchdog. Generally a non-biting breed. Noted as quiet.



    Greater Swiss Mountain Dog
    Approximate size range: 105 lbs. and up. Group: Working. Coat: soft, straight, short. Minimal grooming required. Generally a non-biting breed. Noted as quiet.



    Greyhound
    Approximate size range: 60 to 89 lbs. Group: Hound. Coat: bristly or harsh, silky, straight, short. Minimal grooming required. Generally a non-biting breed.



    Harrier
    Approximate size range: 40 to 59 lbs. Group: Hound. Coat: soft, straight, short. Minimal grooming required. Generally a non-biting breed.



    Havanese
    Per the AKC standard, size is 8 1/2 to 11 1/2, weight ranges from 7 to 13 lbs. Group: Toy. Coat: corded or curly, straight, double coated. Grooming is required to keep the dog in long coat. Pet people usually keep them in puppy clip which helps minimize the grooming. Generally a non-biting breed.



    Ibizan Hound
    Approximate size range: 40 to 59 lbs. 60 to 89 lbs. Group: Hound. Coat: silky, straight, short. Minimal grooming required. Generally a non-biting breed.



    Irish Setter
    Approximate size range: 55-70 lbs. Group: Sporting. Coat: Straight, longish, shedding, silky. Good with kids. Very active. Not an easy-to-train breed. Generally a non-biting breed. Grooming: daily brushing, regular bathing, nail trimming, ear cleaning.



    Irish Terrier
    Approximate size range: 26 to 39 lbs. Group: Terrier. Coat: soft, bristly or harsh, wiry, short. Minimal grooming required. Good with kids. Generally a non-biting breed.



    Irish Water Spaniel
    Approximate size range: 60 to 89 lbs. Group: Sporting. Coat: corded or curly, short, medium, Sheds minimally. A good watchdog. Suited for urban life. Good with kids. Generally a non-biting breed.



    Irish Wolfhound
    Approximate size range: 105 lbs. and up. Group: Hound. Coat: soft, bristly or harsh, wiry, medium length. Minimal grooming required. Generally a non-biting breed.



    Italian Greyhound
    Approximate size range: 5 to 12 lbs. Group: Hound. Coat: straight, short, Sheds minimally. Minimal grooming required. A breed that some allergic dog-lovers can tolerate. Generally a non-biting breed. Photo courtesy Katja.



    Italian Spinoni
    Approximate size range: 60 to 89 lbs. Group: Miscellaneous. Coat: soft, bristly or harsh, straight, long or double coated. Minimal grooming required. Suited for urban life. Minimal exercise needed. Generally a non-biting breed.



    Jack Russell Terrier
    Approximate size range: 5 to 12 lbs. Group: Miscellaneous. Coat: soft, silky, straight, short. Minimal grooming required. Generally a non-biting breed.



    Japanese Chin
    Approximate size range: Under 5 lbs. Group: Miscellaneous. Coat: silky, straight, long or double coated. Minimal grooming required. Generally a non-biting breed.



    Keeshond
    Approximate size range: 40 to 59 lbs. Group: Non-Sporting. Coat: soft, silky, straight, long or double coated, Comparatively easy to train. Good with kids. Generally a non-biting breed.



    Kerry Blue Terrier
    Approximate size range: 26 to 39 lbs. Group: Terrier. Coat: soft, silky, wavy to curly, short. Grooming requires trimming every 4 to 6 weeks, but the pattern is easy for the owner to learn. Good with children, and will guard them. A breed that some allergic dog-lovers can tolerate. A good watchdog. Suited for urban life. Generally a non-biting breed.



    Komondor
    Approximate size range: 60 to 105 lbs. 105 lbs. and up. Group: Working. Coat: soft, corded or curly, long or double coated, A good watchdog. Suited for urban life. Generally a non-biting breed.



    Kuvasz
    Approximate size range: 90 to 105 lbs. 105 lbs. and up. Group: Working. Coat: soft, straight, short. Minimal grooming required. A good watchdog. Generally a non-biting breed.



    Labrador Retriever
    Approximate size range: 60 to 89 lbs. Group: Sporting. Coat: straight, short. Minimal grooming required. A good watchdog. Good with kids. Generally a non-biting breed.



    Lakeland Terrier
    Approximate size range: 13 to 25 lbs. Group: Terrier. Coat: bristly or harsh, wiry, straight, short. Minimal grooming required. Good with kids. Generally a non-biting breed.



    Lhasa Apso
    Approximate size range: 13 to 25 lbs. Group: Non-Sporting. Coat: bristly or harsh, silky, straight, long or double coated, Sheds minimally. A good watchdog. Suited for urban life. ow tolerance, especially to rough housing, may bite. Generally a non-biting breed. Tiffany photo courtesy Dawn of Texas



    Lowchen
    Approximate size range: 5 to 12 lbs. 13 to 25 lbs. Group: Miscellaneous. Coat: silky, straight, long or double coated. Minimal grooming required. Suited for urban life. Generally a non-biting breed.



    Maltese
    Approximate size range: Under 5 lbs. 5 to 12 lbs. Group: Toy. Coat: silky, straight, long or double coated, A breed that some allergic dog-lovers can tolerate. Generally a non-biting breed.



    Manchester Terrier (terrier)
    Approximate size range: 13 to 25 lbs. Group: Terrier. Coat: straight, short. Minimal grooming required. Suited for urban life. Minimal exercise needed. Good with kids. Generally a non-biting breed.



    Manchester Terrier (toy)
    Approximate size range: 5 to 12 lbs. Group: Toy. Coat: soft, bristly or harsh, straight, short. Minimal grooming required. A good watchdog. Suited for urban life. Generally a non-biting breed.



    Mastiff
    Approximate size range: 105 lbs. and up. Group: Working. Coat: straight, short. Minimal grooming required. A good watchdog. Suited for urban life. Good with kids. Generally a non-biting breed.



    Miniature Bull Terrier
    Approximate size range: 5 to 12 lbs. 13 to 25 lbs. 40 to 59 lbs. Group: Terrier. Coat: soft, bristly or harsh, straight, short. Minimal grooming required. A good watchdog. Generally a non-biting breed.



    Miniature Pinscher
    Approximate size range: 10.5 to 12.5 inches tall, 6 to 12 lbs. Group: Toy. Coat: straight, short. Minimal grooming required. Intelligent but difficult to train and housebreak. A good watchdog. Adaptable to an urban environment. Requires daily exercise and has a high activity level. Good with older children if raised and trained appropriately. Very active, will bark, may nip.



    Miniature Schnauzer
    Approximate size range: 13 to 25 lbs. Group:. Coat: soft, bristly or harsh, wiry, short, A breed that some allergic dog-lovers can tolerate. A good watchdog. Suited for urban life. Minimal exercise needed. Generally a non-biting breed.



    Newfoundland
    Approximate size range: 105 lbs. and up. Group: Working. Coat: straight, long or double coated, Sheds minimally. Minimal grooming required. A good watchdog. Suited for urban life. Good with kids. Generally a non-biting breed.



    Norfolk Terrier
    Approximate size range: 5 to 12 lbs. Group: Terrier. Coat: bristly or harsh, wiry, medium length. Minimal grooming required. Generally a non-biting breed.



    Norwegian Elkhound
    Approximate size range: 40 to 59 lbs. Group: Hound. Coat: bristly or harsh, straight, short. Minimal grooming required. Suited for urban life. Good with kids. Generally a non-biting breed.



    Norwich Terrier
    Approximate size range: 5 to 12 lbs. Group: Hound. Coat: soft, bristly or harsh, wiry, straight, short. Minimal grooming required. A good watchdog. Generally a non-biting breed.



    Old English Sheepdog
    Approximate size range: 90 to 105 lbs. Group: Herding. Coat: straight, long or double coated, Sheds minimally.



    Otterhound
    Approximate size range: 60 to 89 lbs. 90 to 105 lbs. 105 lbs. and up. Group: Hound. Coat: bristly or harsh, silky, corded or curly, medium length. Minimal grooming required. A good watchdog. Good with kids. Generally a non-biting breed.



    Papillon
    Approximate size range: 8-11 tall at the shoulder, and weighs 3-9 lbs. However, pet Papillons may be smaller or larger than this show ideal. Group: Toy. Coat: silky, straight, long. Minimal grooming required. A good watchdog. Generally a non-biting breed. They are never properly suggested for children under 8-10 as they have a lot of self esteem and will bite if pushed.



    Pekingese
    Approximate size range: 13 to 25 lbs. Group: Toy. Coat: silky, straight, long or double coated, Suited for urban life. Minimal exercise needed. Generally a non-biting breed.



    Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen
    Approximate size range: 26 to 39 lbs. Group: Hound. Coat: soft, straight, medium length. Minimal grooming required. Suited for urban life. Minimal exercise needed. Generally a non-biting breed.



    Pharaoh Hound
    Approximate size range: 40 to 59 lbs. Group: Hound. Coat: soft, silky, straight, short. Minimal grooming required. Good with kids. Generally a non-biting breed.



    Plott Hound
    Approximate size range: 40 to 59 lbs. Group: Miscellaneous. Coat: soft, straight, short. Minimal grooming required. Generally a non-biting breed.



    Pointer
    Approximate size range: 60 to 89 lbs. Group: Sporting. Coat: silky, straight, short, Generally a non-biting breed.



    Pomeranian
    Approximate size range: Under 5 lbs. 5 to 12 lbs. Group: Toy. Coat: soft, bristly or harsh, straight, long or double coated, A good watchdog. Suited for urban life. Minimal exercise needed. Generally a non-biting breed.



    Poodle (standard)
    Approximate size range: 40 to 89 lbs. Group: Non-Sporting. Coat: soft, curly, short, A breed that some allergic dog-lovers can tolerate. Comparatively easy to train. A good watchdog. Suited for urban life.



    Poodle (toy)
    Approximate size range: 5 to 12 lbs. Group: Toy. Coat: soft, corded or curly, short, A breed that some allergic dog-lovers can tolerate. Comparatively easy to train. Suited for urban life. Good with kids. Generally a non-biting breed.



    Portuguese Water Dog
    Approximate size range: 40 to 59 lbs. Group: Working. Coat: soft, curly or wavy, medium length. A breed that some allergic dog-lovers can tolerate. Generally a non-biting breed. They are often difficult for a novice owner to own, unless the committment to training is strong.



    Pug
    Approximate size range: 13 to 25 lbs. Group: Toy. Coat: soft, straight, short, Suited for urban life. Good with kids. Generally a non-biting breed.



    Puli
    Approximate size range: 26 to 39 lbs. Group: Herding. Coat: corded, double coated. A good watchdog.



    Rhodesian Ridgeback
    Approximate size range: 60 to 89 lbs. Group: Hound. Coat: bristly or harsh, straight, short. Minimal grooming required. Generally a non-biting breed.



    Rottweiler
    Approximate size range: 80 to 115 pounds. Group: Working. Coat: bristly or harsh, straight, short. Sheds moderately. Moderate grooming required (weekly brushing and nail trims). Intelligent and trainable with experienced direction. A good watchdog and guard dog with training. Adaptable to an urban environment. Requires daily exercise and may have a high activity level. Good with children if raised and trained appropriately. Is generally calm and quiet, but will give warning barks and may bark while playing.



    Saint Bernard
    Approximate size range: 105 lbs. and up. Group: Working. Coat: silky, straight, short. Minimal grooming required. A good watchdog.



    Saluki
    Approximate size range: 60 to 89 lbs. Group: Hound. Coat: soft, straight, medium, Generally a non-biting breed.



    Samoyed
    Approximate size range: 60 to 89 lbs. Group: Working. Coat: bristly or harsh, straight, long or double coated. Minimal grooming required. A good watchdog. Good with kids. Generally a non-biting breed.



    Schipperke
    Approximate size range: 13 to 25 lbs. Group: Non-Sporting. Coat: bristly or harsh, straight, short. Minimal grooming required. A good watchdog. Suited for urban life. Good with kids. Generally a non-biting breed.



    Scottish Deerhound
    Approximate size range: 90 to 105 lbs. Group: Hound. Coat: bristly or harsh, wiry, long or double coated, Sheds minimally. Minimal grooming required. Good with kids. Generally a non-biting breed.



    Scottish Terrier
    Approximate size range: 13 to 25 lbs. Group: Terrier. Coat: bristly or harsh, wiry, medium, Sheds minimally. Minimal grooming required. Suited for urban life. Generally a non-biting breed.



    Sealyham Terrier
    Approximate size range: 13 to 25 lbs. Group: Terrier. Coat: bristly or harsh, silky, wiry, short, Sheds minimally. Good with kids. Generally a non-biting breed.



    Shetland Sheepdog
    Approximate size range: 13 to 25 lbs. Group: Herding. Coat: Straight, soft long or double coated. Highly intelligent, comparatively easy to train.



    Shiba Inu
    Average size: 18-30 lbs. Group: Non-Sporting. Highly intelligent, but willful and stubborn. Very territorial, not a good watch dog, but very effective sentry dog. Coat: soft, bristly or harsh, straight, double coated. Generally a non-biting breed.



    Shih Tzu (toy)
    Approximate size range: 5 to 12 lbs. Group: Toy. Coat: soft, straight, long or double coated. Minimal grooming required. Minimal exercise needed. Generally a non-biting breed.



    Siberian Husky
    Approximate size range: 40 to 59 lbs. Group: Working. Coat: silky, straight, long or double coated, Good with kids.



    Silky Terrier
    Approximate size range: 5 to 12 lbs. Group: Toy. Coat: straight, long or double coated, A good watchdog. Suited for urban life. Generally a non-biting breed.



    Skye Terrier
    Approximate size range: 26 to 39 lbs. Group: Terrier. Coat: soft, bristly or harsh, straight, long or double coated. Minimal grooming required. A good watchdog. Generally a non-biting breed.



    Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
    Approximate size range: 26 to 39 lbs. Group: Terrier. Coat: soft, bristly or harsh, medium, A breed that some allergic dog-lovers can tolerate. A good watchdog. Suited for urban life. Good with kids. Generally a non-biting breed. Photo courtesy Mimi Cooke Mimicooke@aol.com



    Staffordshire Bull Terrier
    Approximate size range: 26 to 39 lbs. Group: Terrier. Coat: straight, short. Minimal grooming required. A good watchdog. Some statistical reports of fatal biting. Good training is an important factor in determining if your dog will be vicious. Generally a non-biting breed.



    Standard Schnauzer
    Approximate size range: 40 to 59 lbs. Group: Working. Coat: bristly or harsh, silky, wiry, short, Sheds minimally. Minimal grooming required. A good watchdog. Generally a non-biting breed.



    Sussex Spaniel
    Approximate size range: 35 to 45 lbs. Group: Sporting. Coat: silky, straight, long or double coated. Minimal grooming required. A good watchdog. Good with kids. Generally a non-biting breed.



    Tibetan Spaniel
    Approximate size range: 5 to 12 lbs. Group: Non-Sporting. Coat: silky, straight, long or double coated, A good watchdog. Suited for urban life. Generally a non-biting breed.



    Tibetan Terrier
    Approximate size range: 13 to 39 lbs. Group: Non-Sporting. Coat: silky, wiry, straight, long or double coated. Minimal grooming required. Suited for urban life. Generally a non-biting breed.



    Vizsla
    Approximate size range: 40 to 59 lbs. Group: Sporting. Coat: bristly or harsh, silky, wiry, short. Minimal grooming required. A good watchdog. Generally a non-biting breed.



    Weimaraner
    Approximate size range: 60 to 89 lbs. Group: Sporting. Coat: straight, short. Minimal grooming required. A good watchdog. Generally a non-biting breed.



    Welsh Corgi (Cardigan)
    Approximate size range: 26 to 39 lbs. Group: Herding. Coat: bristly or harsh, straight, short. Minimal grooming required. A good watchdog. Suited for urban life.



    Welsh Corgi (Pembroke)
    Approximate size range: 26 to 39 lbs. Group: Herding. Coat: bristly or harsh, silky, straight, medium length. Minimal grooming required. A good watchdog. Suited for urban life.



    Welsh Springer Spaniel
    Approximate size range: 40 to 59 lbs. Group: Sporting. Coat: straight, medium length. Minimal grooming required. A good watchdog. Good with kids. Generally a non-biting breed. Photo courtesy Nancy Motherway nancy@quick.net



    Welsh Terrier
    Approximate size range: 13 to 25 lbs. Group: Terrier. Coat: bristly or harsh, straight, medium, Sheds minimally. Minimal grooming required. A good watchdog. Suited for urban life. Good with kids. Generally a non-biting breed. Atticus photo courtesy Patrick Nabors.



    West Highland White Terrier
    Approximate size range: 5 to 12 lbs. 13 to 25 lbs. Group: Terrier. Coat: soft, bristly or harsh, wiry, medium length. Minimal grooming required. Generally a non-biting breed.



    Whippet
    Approximate size range: 13 to 39 lbs. Group: Hound. Coat: straight, short. Minimal grooming required. Suited for urban life. Good with kids. Generally a non-biting breed. Noted as quiet. Whippets make wonderful pets, quiet and gentle but always up for a game if you want and just as quick to snuggle on the couch.



    Wirehaired Pointing Griffon
    Approximate size range: 40 to 59 lbs. Group: Sporting. Coat: Double coat. The outer coat is of medium length, straight and wiry, never curly or woolly. The undercoat consists of a fine thick down, which provides insulation as well as water resistance. Sheds minimally. A good watchdog. Good with kids. Generally a non-biting breed.



    Yorkshire Terrier
    Approximate size range: Under 5 lbs. to 12 lbs. Group: Toy. Coat: silky, straight, long or double coated, A good watchdog. Suited for urban life. Minimal exercise needed. Generally a non-biting breed.