Dog Breeds (by Size)

When it comes to choosing the breed to adopt or buy, the dog’s size will be especially important and should not be taken lightly to ensure the comfort of the dog and your family. Will your new dog have enough space in your home? Will it fit in your vehicle? Is there a risk that it could knock over young children? Do you want to snuggle with your dog at night? These are probably some of the many questions you are asking yourself.

Be careful though! There are many misconceptions when it comes to the size of dogs. In fact, many larger breeds will do great with children while smaller ones might not feel comfortable with them or will not tolerate them. In the same vein, largest breeds are often not highly active and will not necessarily need a big yard nor a lot of playtime when some smaller breeds will. Make sure to take every aspect into consideration before making a decision.

One thing that is sure is that a dog owner should check how the pet will fit in the family budget and size plays an important role when it comes to finances. In fact, a bigger dog often means more expensive supplies, preventive medical care, food, grooming rates (compared to a smaller dog with a similar coat), etc. Click on the images below to see the cost of each breed, read opinions from veterinarians, a dog trainer, a professional groomer, as well as a dog walker and try our cost calculator to have a close estimate as to how much your dog will cost you.

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Small Dogs (2-25 lb.)
Medium Sized Dogs (26-55 lb.)
Large Dogs (56-75 lb.)
Extra Large Dogs (Over 75 lb.)

– Small Dogs (2-25 lb.) –

Basenji
Beagle
Bichon Frise
Boston Terrier
Brussels Griffon
Cairn Terrier
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Chihuahua
Chinese Crested
Cocker Spaniel
Coton de Tulear
Dachshund
French Bulldog
Havanese
Italian Greyhound
Jack Russell Terrier
Japanese Chin
Lhasa Apso
Maltese
Miniature Bull Terrier
Miniature Pinscher
Miniature Schnauzer
Papillon
Parson Russell Terrier
Pekingese
Pembroke Welsh Corgi
Pomeranian
Pug
Rat Terrier
Schipperke
Scottish Terrier
Shetland Sheepdog
Shiba Inu
Shih Tzu
Tibetan Spaniel
Toy Fox Terrier
West Highland White Terrier
Yorkshire Terrier

– Medium Sized Dogs (26-55 lb.) –

American Eskimo Dog
American Staffordshire Terrier
Australian Cattle Dog

Australian Shepherd
Basset Hound
Border Collie
Boykin Spaniel
Brittany
Cardigan Welsh Corgi
Chinese Shar-Pei
English Bulldog
English Cocker Spaniel
English Springer Spaniel
Keeshond
Miniature American Shepherd
Norwegian Elkhound
Portuguese Water Dog
Samoyed
Siberian Husky
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Standard Poodle
Vizsla
Whippet
Wirehaired Pointing Griffon
Xoloitzcuintli

– Large Dogs (56-75 lb.) –

Airedale Terrier
Belgian Malinois
Belgian Tervuren
Bluetick Coonhound
Boxer
Bull Terrier
Chesapeake Bay Retriever
Chow Chow
Collie
Dalmatian
English Setter
German Shepherd
German Shorthaired Pointer
German Wirehaired Pointer
Giant Schnauzer
Golden Retriever
Irish Setter
Labrador Retriever
Redbone Coonhound
Weimaraner

– Extra Large Dogs (Over 75 lb.) –

Akita

Alaskan Malamute
Anatolian Shepherd Dog
Bernese Mountain Dog
Black and Tan Coonhound
Bloodhound
Boerboel
Bullmastiff
Cane Corso Italiano
Doberman Pinscher
Dogue de Bordeaux
Great Dane
Great Pyrenees
Greater Swiss Mountain Dog
Irish Wolfhound
Mastiff
Neapolitan Mastiff
Newfoundland
Old English Sheepdog
Rhodesian Ridgeback
Rottweiler
Saint Bernard

Tibetan Mastiff