50 Dog Breeds That Start With M [Complete List]

Mountain Cur, Mastiff, Mountain Colle, Miniature Fox Terrier. we have heard many dog breeds with names starting with the M alphabet. So how many are there in the world? In this post, we have compiled a list of dog breeds that start with M letter.

Dog Breeds That Start With M at a glance

There are quite a lot of such dog breeds with M in the beginning of their names. In fact, there are 50 such breed names. And here are the dog breeds that begin with m:

  • Miniature Schnauzer
  • Miniature Fox Terrier
  • Mcnab Dog
  • Maremmano-abruzzese Sheepdog
  • Marquesan Dog
  • Mop Dog (AKA Komondor)
  • Merry Cocker. (AKA American Cocker Spaniel)
  • Mal Or Mally (AKA Alaskan Malamute)
  • Mountain Collie (AKA Bearded Collie)
  • Malinois (AKA Belgian Shepherd)
  • Mastiff (AKA English Mastiff)
  • Munster (AKA Small Münsterländer)
  • Moscovian Miniature Terrier (AKA Russkiy Toy)
  • Montenegrin Mountain Hound
  • Mudi
  • Mackenzie River Husky
  • Maltese Dog
  • Miniature Pinscher
  • Mudhol Hound
  • Miniature Bull Terrier
  • Manchester Terrier
  • Mountain Cur
  • Magyar Agár
  • Moscow Watchdog
  • Moscow Water Dog
  • Majestic Tree Hound
  • Mahratta Hound
  • Majorca Shepherd Dog
  • Miniature American Shepherd
  • Markiesje
  • Mikado Terrier (AKA Japanese Terrier)
  • Moth Eared Toy Spaniel (AKA Phalène)
  • Mittelschnauzer Schnauzer (AKA Standard Schnauzer)
  • Munich Schnauzer Munchener (AKA Giant Schnauzer)
  • Medium Vendéen Griffon (AKA Briquet Griffon Vendéen)
  • Mastin Español (AKA Spanish Mastiff)
  • Mioritic Shepherd (AKA Romanian Mioritic Shepherd Dog)
  • Maiden Beastmaster (AKA Kanni)
  • Majorcan Bulldog (AKA Ca De Bou)
  • Mountain Feist (AKA Treeing Feist)
  • Maroon Dog (AKA Cimarrón Uruguayo)
  • Mastino Napoletano (AKA Neapolitan Mastiff)
  • Mackenzie River Dog (AKA Hare Indian Dog)
  • Miniature Trawler Spaniel (AKA Toy Trawler Spaniel)
  • Malaklı Karabaş (AKA Aksaray Malaklisi)
  • Molossus Of Epirus (AKA Greek Shepherd)
  • Maneto (AKA Andalusian Hound Maneto)
  • Mâtin Belge (AKA Belgian Mastiff)
  • Mark Feist (AKA Denmark Feist)
  • Mexican Black Wolfdog (AKA Calupoh)

More on Dog Breeds Starting With M

Miniature Fox Terrier

Miniature Fox Terriers are small, fine, light, and energetic working dogs. Originally, they were bred for hunting and vermin control. In Australia, it is called the Mini Foxie. It is a medium-sized, smooth-muscled breed of dog.

Mop Dog (AKA Komondor)

Mop Dog originates from Hungary and is large in size. They have a long white colored coat and are used to guard livestock. Turkic speaking nomads called Cumans settled in Hungary in 12th and 13th centuries and brought the breed with them.

Merry Cocker. (AKA American Cocker Spaniel)

This breed belongs to the Spaniel family and its close relative is the English Cocker Spaniel. During the Mayflower period in 1620, the first spaniel was brought to America. This is the smallest breed among the AKC-recognized sporting dogs.

Mal Or Mally (AKA Alaskan Malamute)

Originally bred as a sled dog to haul heavy freight, Alaskan Malamute is large in size. These breeds are similar to those of arctic, husky, and spitz dogs. It was believed that they were bred by Malemiut Inupiaq tribe from the Norton Sound region of Alaska.

Mountain Collie (AKA Bearded Collie)

In the past, Scottish shepherds used the Bearded Collie, also known as the Beardie, primarily in herding. The breed was originally bred to herd sheep in Scottish Highlands, and is an energetic dog.

Moscovian Miniature Terrier (AKA Russkiy Toy)

Moscovian Miniature Terrier is amongst the smallest dog breeds. In this breed, there are two kinds; one has long coats, while the other has smooth ones. The latter has a close resemblance to Pražský Krysařík breed in Czech Republic.

Montenegrin Mountain Hound

This breed is native to mountain regions throughout the Balkans and is a rare breed. Previously, this breed was called Yugoslavian Mountain Hound. But their name was changed by FCI in 1997. Often, this breed is used to hunt foxes, hares, and small game.


Mudis are herding dogs from Hungary. Its close relatives are Puli and Pumi. Mudis have tails of varying lengths, from bobtails to full tails.

Maltese Dog

Maltese Dog belongs to the toy dog group. It is believed that this breed descended from dogs of the spitz type in south-central Europe. This breed has a silky coat of pure white color. It also has hanging ears and a tail that curves over its back.

Miniature Pinscher

German miniature pinschers belongs to the pinscher dog family and are small in size. Dogs of the breed are believed to descend from a combination of German Pinschers, Italian greyhounds, and dachshunds.

Miniature Bull Terrier

Miniature Bull Terriers are descendants of an extinct English White Terrier, Dalmatian, and Bulldog. The breed’s existence was first recorded in 1872 in the “Dogs of British Island”. Their coat is short, silky, and glossy and is close to the skin.