Breed-specific Information

We at Pikes Peak Vet believe there is a "right" dog for everyone. It's a good idea to find out more about the needs of different breeds before you get a puppy so you are ready to handle what they may throw at you. In that vein, the American Kennel Club (AKC) has come up with a handy evaluation tool that can help you select the right breed for you. Click the puppy below to go to their Dog Breed Selector tool and find out what the best breeds are for YOU!

AKC Breed Selector

Photo Credit: Karen Warfel from Pixaby

 

If you've already decided on or gotten your pup and would like you to know more about its traits and needs, the following links will take you to the AKC website's page that corresponds to your pet. There you will find information on care, training, health needs, feeding, grooming and history. Please get to know more about your dog so that we can together be prepared to offer him or her the best possible shot at a great life! 

 

These are the most popular breeds in our Pikes Peak Vet database. This does not mean they are the most popular in the world. We will be adding to this list as we are able.

Anatolian Shepherd from Pixabay for PPVC

Anatolian Shepherd

Loyal

Independent

Reserved

Australian Shepherd from Pixabay for Pikes Peak Vet

Australian Shepherd

Smart

Work-Oriented

Exuberant

Australian Cattle Dog for Pikes Peak Vet

Blue Heeler/Australian Cattle Dog

Alert

Curious

Pleasant

Beagle for Pikes Peak Vet

Beagle

Friendly

Curious

Merry

 

Berenese Mountain Dog for Pikes Peak Vet

Bernese Mountain Dog

Good-natured

Calm

Strong

Border Collie for Pikes Peak Vet

Border Collie

Affectionate

Smart

Energetic

Boston Terrier for Pikes Peak Vet

Boston Terrier

Friendly

Bright

Amusing

Boxer for Pikes Peak Vet

Boxer

Bright

Fun-loving

Active

Cane Corso for Pikes Peak Vet

Cane Corso

Affectionate

Intelligent

Majestic

Chihuahua for Pikes Peak Vet

Chihuahua

Charming

Graceful

Sassy

Cocker Spaniel for Pikes Peak Vet

Cocker Spaniel

Gentle

Smart

Happy

 

Dachshund for Pikes Peak Vet

Dachshund

Friendly

Curious

Spunky

German Shepherd for Pikes Peak Vet

German Shepherd

Confident

Courageous

Smart

German Shorthair Pointer for Pikes Peak Vet

German Shorthair Pointer

Friendly

Smart

Willing to Please

Golden Retriever from Pixabay for Pikes Peak Vet

Golden Retriever

Friendly

Intelligent

Devoted

 
Great Dane for Pikes Peak Vet

Great Dane

Friendly

Patient

Dependable

Jack Russell Terrier for Pikes Peak Vet

Jack Russell Terrier

Alert

Inquisitive

Lively

Laborador Retriever for Pikes Peak Vet

Labrador Retriever

Friendly

Active

Outgoing

Maltese for Pikes Peak Vet

Maltese

Gentle

Playful

Charming

Miniature Pinscher for Pikes Peak Vet

Miniature Pinscher

Fearless

Fun-loving

Proud

Pomeranian for Pikes Peak Vet

Pomeranian

Inquisitive

Bold

Lively

Pug for Pikes Peak Vet

Pug

Charming

Mischievous

Loving

Rottweiler for Pikes Peak Vet

Rottweiler

Loyal

Loving

Confident Guardian

Shiba Inu for Pikes Peak Vet

Shiba Inu

Alert

Active

Attentive

Shih Tzu for Pikes Peak Vet

Shih Tzu

Affectionate

Playful

Outgoing

Siberian Husky for Pikes Peak Vet

Siberian Husky

Loyal

Outgoing

Mischievous

Yorkshire Terrier for Pikes Peak Vet

Yorkshire Terrier

Affectionate

Sprightly

Tomboyish

Many thanks to the photographers at Pixabay.com who allow us to use their images in exchange for representation. Check 'em out!