Have you ever wonder how many dog breeds have names starting with the A letter? We were asked this question and we started to search for an answer. In this post, we have compiled a list of dog breeds that start with A alphabet.
There are really many dog breed names that begin with letter A. We include the unofficial names of the dog breeds and found a total of 70 such breed names. These are the dog breeds that begin with a:
The Afghan Hound comes from the cold Afghanistan mountains. It is known locally as Tāzī or the Balkh Hound. This breed belongs to the hound family of dogs. They have thick coat which are fine and silk. The end of their tails curl into a ring.
The Azawakh is a West African dog breed. They are bred in Niger, Mali and Burkina Faso in the Sahelian zone.
The Australian Kelpie comes from Australia and is a type of sheep dog. These dogs can gather and drive herds independently. This breed is medium in size and can be in a number of colors. This breed has 2 varieties – Show Kelpie and Working Kelpie.
The Airedale Terrier comes from the valley in River Aire in England. This is a terrier type of dog. These dogs used to be bred for hunting and as farm dogs. Today, they are also serving as police dogs and guide dogs.
American Cocker Spaniel
American Cocker Spaniel is a type of Spaniel dog. Its close relative is the English Cocker Spaniel. This is the smallest sporting breed registered on AKC.
American Water Spaniel
American Water Spaniel is also a type of Spaniel dog. They have existed in the US since the 19th century.
The Alaskan Malamute is a spitz type of dog. They are large in size and have great strength and high endurance. They are used as sled dogs to pull heavy goods.
Australian Cattle Dog
Australian Cattle Dog are created in Australia. They are used to herd cattle on rough terrain over long distances. These dogs are medium in size and have a short coat.
The Australian Shepherd comes from California. They were created in the 19th century as a type of sheep herding dog. Their ancestors are believed to be from herding dogs such as Australia and New Zealand collies. Today, this breed is kept primarily as pets.
American Bulldog are the descendants of Old English Bulldog. This is a type of utility dog and are large in size. They are muscular and have a large head. These dogs are used to take care of animals on farm, dog sports and dog shows.
Akbash Dog comes from Turkey. They are bred to guard livestock and herd sheep.
American Pit Bull Terrier
The American Pit Bull Terrier comes from America. They are the descendants of the Bull and Terrier dogs which came to the US in the late 19th century. American Pit Bull Terriers are medium in size and have a solid build. They are intelligent and have short coats.
The American Foxhound is a type of scent hound. They are kept for hunting foxes through their scent. This breed is closely related to the English Foxhound.
The Artois Hound descends from the Bloodhound and is a rare dog breed. This breed is a type of scent hound. These dogs have a back of medium length and a large strong head. Their tail is pointed and long with a sickle shape.
Apollo Of Dogs (AKA Great Dane)
The Great Dane is amongst the largest dog breeds in the world. They are the descendants of hunting dogs from the Middle Ages. These dogs were bred to hunt deer, boar, bears and deer.
Aberdeenie (AKA Scottish Terrier)
The Scottish Terrier comes from Scotland and is one of the 5 terrier breeds in Scotland. These dogs are intelligent and independent. They have a rugged nature and are very determined.
American Rat Terrier (AKA Rat Terrier)
The American Rat Terrier comes from America and is kept as a hunting companion and farm dog. They are closely related to feist which is a small hunting dog breed. These dogs are small in size. They are also intelligent and active. They are bred to control pests and also as family pets.
Australian Koolie (AKA Koolie)
Australian Koolie comes from Australia. Their existence dates to the early 19th century. They are the descendants of imported working dogs from Britain. These dogs are bred to herd sheep.
Afghan Mastiff (AKA Kuchi Dog)
The Afghan Kucchi comes from Afghanistan and is a type of livestock guardian dog. They follow their nomad owners to protect the caravans and livestock from wolves and robbers.