Pit Bulls, Poodle, Pekingese all start with the letter P. It is common to hear many dog names that starts with the alphabet P in their name. So how many are there? In this post, we compiled a list of dog breeds that start with P .
In total, there are 93 of them. These are the dog breeds that begin with p:
Pit bulls are descendants of bulldogs and terriers. They have been used as dog fighters and tend to latch on while biting. There are also media attention to high-profile attacks over decades.
Pomeranians are Spitz type dogs that are named after Pomerania in northwest Poland and northeast Germany. Since 18th century, a few royal owners have popularized the breed. According to 2017 statistics, the breed ranks among the top 50 most popular breeds in US.
Pyrenean Mountain Dog
Pyrenean Mountain Dogs are livestock guardian dogs native to France. In France, it is known as the Patou or Chien de Montagne des Pyrénées. Throughout France, this breed protects flocks from predators such as wolves and bears, particularly in French Alps and Pyrenees.
Papillons are also known as Continental Toy Spaniels. They are spaniel-type dogs and the amongst the oldest toy spaniels.It got its name because of its long and fringed hairs on its ears that give it a butterfly-like appearance. Papillons with dropped ears are called Phalene, which means moth in French.
The Pekingese (also known as the Pekinese) is a toy dog that originates from China. During China’s Imperial period, this breed was a favourite amongst royalty and were kept as companion dog and lap dog.
Poodles, also known as Caniche in French and Pudel in German, are water dogs. Originally, Standard Poodle was used as a retrieving dog by wildfowl hunters.
Pembroke Welsh Corgi
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are cattle herding dogs. The breed originated in Pem Brokekeshire in Wales and it is one of 2 breeds that comes from this region. It is renowned for being Queen Elizabeth II’s favorite breed. During her reign, she owned over 30 Royal Corgis.
Parson Russell Terrier
Known originally as the Fox Terrier in the 18th century, Parson Russell Terrier is a small white terrier breed. The breed has its name from Reverend Jack Russell who created this breed. The terrier is energetic, feisty, and excellent for sports. It is also good with children and small animals.
Pulis originate from Hungary and are small to medium in size. They are used to herd and guard livestocks. Their main characteristic is their long and corded coat.
Portuguese Water Dog
This breed originated in Portugal’s Algarve region. This breed is well-built and can have a curly coat. They also shed very little and also has webbed toes which makes them good at swimming.
Peruvian Hairless Dog
Peruvian Hairless Dogs are a breed of hairless dogs. They originates from Peru and are usually kept as pets. Skin color can vary from chocolate brown to elephant gray to copper or mottled.
This medium-sized pointing dog was developed in England. It is sometimes referred to as the English Pointer in order to distinguish the breed from other pointing dogs. Gundog enthusiasts consider pointers to be among the finest breeds.
Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen
Petit Basset Griffon Griffon Vendéen originates from Vendée in France and is a scent hound dog that is bred to hunt hares. . They have thick double coats that are long and rough. The hound’s hound-bray is surprisingly loud for such a small dog.
Pumis are medium-small sheep dogs from Hungary. The versatile stock dog can be trained to gather, drive and keep stock under control. With their long heads, semi-erect ears, and tails in a circle, they possess a whimsical appearance.
The Pražský Krysařík has its origins in Czech Republic and can hardly be found outside the country. This is also the smallest dog breed with a height of 20 to 23 cms.
Plummer Terriers are working terriers. Dr David Brian Plummer originally bred it to hunt vermin, particularly rats. It was once called the Huddlesford Rat Pack, but is now called after him.
This breed is characterized by a wrinkly, short muzzle, and a curled tail. The breed is known for its beautiful, glossy coat, which often comes in several colors. It has a compact body and well-developed muscles, with a fine coat that is usually fawn or black in color. In the 16th century, Chinese pugs were introduced to Europe and popularized by the House of Orange in the Netherlands, and the House of Stuart in Western Europe.
Pampas Deerhound comes from Brazil and is a hunting dog. This breed was originally used for tracking, capturing and hunting deer. It is still the preferred companion for tracking wild boars.
Podenco Ibicenco (AKA Ibizan Hound)
Ibizan Hounds are lean, agile dogs belonging to the hound family. They are characterised by large upright ears which has a broad base.
Puff (AKA Chinese Crested Dog)
There are two kinds of Chinese Crested Dogs: the Hairless and Powderpuff. Both varieties can be born into the same litter. Hairlesses have a soft, human-like skin, and their paws and tails are covered in tufts of hair. Powderpuffs have thick double coat.
Poltalloch Terrier (AKA West Highland White Terrier)
This dog breed is from Scotland, and its white, harsh coat makes it distinctive. It is medium in size, and have longer legs than most Scottish breeds of terriers. In addition to being intelligent, this breed is capable of being good with kids.
Prince Charles Spaniel (AKA King Charles Spaniel)
English Toy Spaniels, also known as King Charles Spaniels, are small dog breeds of the spaniel family. In the 16th century, toy spaniels first appeared in Europe. Their origins are believed to have been in Asia.
Petit Brabançon (AKA Griffon Bruxellois)
Petit Brabançon is also called Griffon Bruxellois and Brussels Griffon. This is a toy dog and they originates from Brussel in Belgium and hence their name Brussel Griffon. They descend from Smousje, which is a small, rough-coated dog and are used in stables to keep rodents away. Griffon gained popularity in Belgium in late 19th century among both workers and noblemen.
Portuguese Shepherd (AKA Estrela Mountain Dog)
Estrela Mountain Dogs are among the oldest dog breeds in Iberia. The dog is large and athletic, a formidable foe for predators. This canine is intelligent, loyal and obedient. It is also affectionate to its friends, but wary of strangers.
Picard (AKA Berger Picard)
Berger Picards are part of the herding dog family originating in Picardy. After the 2 World Wars, these dogs nearly went extinct and is a rare breed today. It is a medium in size and well-muscled.
Peruvian Shepherd (AKA Chiribaya Dog)
Peruvian Shepherd Dogs originates from the southwestern Peru. This dog breed is now extinct.
Poe Dog (AKA Tahitian Dog)
Originally from Tahiti and Society Islands, the Tahitian Dog is now extinct.
Pudelpointers are versatile hunting dogs from Germany. Pudels are pointing breeds that result from the crossing of the German hunting dog and English Pointer.
A Pharaoh Hound is typically used in the Maltese Islands for hunting rabbits in rocky terrain. FCI classifies this breed under “Spitz and primitive” group.