Dog Breeds (by Size)

When it comes to choosing the breed to adopt or buy, the dog’s size will be significant 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, the largest breeds are sometimes not highly active and will not necessarily need a big yard nor a lot of playtime when some smaller breeds will. Make sure to consider every aspect before making a decision.

One sure thing 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 “Cost” links 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.

Click on the “Find One” links below to learn about the best and fastest way to find a puppy to buy or a dog to adopt near 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.)

Guide to Find a Puppy or DogDog Cost Guide

Apartment Dogs
Hypoallergenic Dogs
Guard Dogs
Cheapest Dogs
Most Expensive Dogs

– Small Dogs (2-25 lb.) –

American Hairless Terrier
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Australian Terrier
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Basenji
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Beagle
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Bichon Frise
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Border Terrier
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Boston Terrier
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Brussels Griffon
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Cairn Terrier
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Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
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Chihuahua
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Chinese Crested
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Cockapoo
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Cocker Spaniel
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Coton de Tulear
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Dachshund
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English Toy Spaniel
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French Bulldog
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Havanese
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Italian Greyhound
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Jack Russell Terrier
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Japanese Chin
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Lhasa Apso
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Maltese
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Maltese Shih Tzu
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Maltipoo
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Manchester Terrier
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Miniature Bull Terrier
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Miniature Pinscher
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Miniature Schnauzer
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Norfolk Terrier
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Norwich Terrier
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Papillon
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Parson Russell Terrier
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Peekapoo
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Pekingese
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Pembroke Welsh Corgi
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Pomeranian
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Pug
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Puggle
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Rat Terrier
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Schipperke
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Scottish Terrier
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Shetland Sheepdog
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Shiba Inu
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Shih Tzu
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Silky Terrier
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Smooth Fox Terrier
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Tibetan Spaniel
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Tibetan Terrier
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Toy Fox Terrier
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Welsh Terrier
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West Highland White Terrier
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Wire Fox Terrier
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Yorkipoo
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Yorkshire Terrier
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– Medium Sized Dogs (26-55 lb.) –

Afghan Hound
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American Eskimo Dog
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American Staffordshire Terrier
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Australian Cattle Dog
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Australian Shepherd
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Basset Hound
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Bearded Collie
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Border Collie
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Boykin Spaniel
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Brittany
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Cardigan Welsh Corgi
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Chinese Shar-Pei
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English Bulldog
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English Cocker Spaniel
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English Springer Spaniel
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German Pinscher
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Icelandic Sheepdog
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Irish Terrier
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Keeshond
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Kerry Blue Terrier
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Miniature American Shepherd
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Norwegian Elkhound
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Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever
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Portuguese Water Dog
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Saluki
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Samoyed
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Schnoodle
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Siberian Husky
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Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
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Staffordshire Bull Terrier
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Standard Poodle
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Standard Schnauzer
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Vizsla
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Welsh Springer Spaniel
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Whippet
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Wirehaired Pointing Griffon
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Xoloitzcuintli
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– Large Dogs (56-75 lb.) –

Airedale Terrier
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Belgian Malinois
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Belgian Sheepdog
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Belgian Tervuren
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Bluetick Coonhound
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Boxer
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Bull Terrier
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Chesapeake Bay Retriever
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Chow Chow
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Clumber Spaniel
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Collie
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Dalmatian
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English Setter
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Flat-Coated Retriever
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German Shepherd
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German Shorthaired Pointer
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German Wirehaired Pointer
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Giant Schnauzer
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Golden Retriever
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Goldendoodle
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Gordon Setter
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Irish Setter
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Labradoodle
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Labrador Retriever
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Pointer
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Redbone Coonhound
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Spinone Italiano
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Treeing Walker Coonhound
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Weimaraner
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– Extra Large Dogs (Over 75 lb.) –

Akita
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Alaskan Malamute
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Anatolian Shepherd Dog
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Beauceron
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Bernese Mountain Dog
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Black and Tan Coonhound
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Black Russian Terrier
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Bloodhound
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Boerboel
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Borzoi
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Bouvier des Flandres
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Briard
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Bullmastiff
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Cane Corso Italiano
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Doberman Pinscher
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Dogue de Bordeaux
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Great Dane
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Great Pyrenees
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Greater Swiss Mountain Dog
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Irish Wolfhound
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Leonberger
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Mastiff
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Neapolitan Mastiff
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Newfoundland
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Old English Sheepdog
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Rhodesian Ridgeback
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Rottweiler
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Saint Bernard
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Tibetan Mastiff
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