Cairn Terrier  

Cairn Terrier

The vivacious little Cairn Terrier is an active, hardy, small working terrier. He is free in movement, strong, but not heavily built. His head is shorter and wider than any other terriers and well furnished with hair giving a general foxy expression. He is a wonderful family dog, but will always remember his ancestry as a "sporting terrier". He makes a very active, inquisitive and "ready to go" dog. He is a great dog for the house and is very good with children. Energetic and always on the watch, he will alert you to the presence of strangers by growling..

 

Cane Corso  

Cane Corso

The Cane Corso (also referred to as the Italian Mastiff) is a dog that looks a lot like the typical mastiff, although it does not have its loose skin, which reduces its drooling. While they are considered large dogs, they are smaller than other mastiff types. Although it has a massive head, it has quite a dignified facial expression. The Cane Corso has a strong, muscular neck and its ears are often clipped for cosmetic purposes. Its coat is short, thick, and stiff.

 

Cardigan Welsh Corgi  

Cardigan Welsh Corgi

The Cardigan Welsh Corgi is not as popular as his cousin the Pembroke Welsh Corgi yet he makes an excellent pet who is loyal, affectionate and good with children. He is intelligent and easy to train but needs a firm hand when it comes to nipping. Wary of strangers and possessive of his owner's property he makes a good watch dog. The Cardigan Welsh Corgi likes to keep busy. An even temper and adaptability are his best qualities.

 

Catahoula Leopard  

Catahoula Leopard

The Catahoula Leopard dog is an ultimate working dog, full of tireless stamina and energy that defines their breed. They are excellent at herding and hunting. With a solid, strong body, a deep chest, and muscled legs, the Catahoula Leopard dog gives off a highly capable aura. Its coat is single, short, and coarse with a merle pattern that typically complements its eye color as well.

 

Caucasian Ovcharka  

Caucasian Ovcharka

The Caucasian Ovcharka is a powerfully built mountain dog, giving off an impressive, strong appearance with its solidly-muscled body. Its length is longer than its height. Its head is quite distinctive, bringing to mind the image of a bear together with its deep-set eyes. Its ears and tails are cut off at an early age in order to fend off aggressors and predators. The Caucasian Ovcharka has two coat lengths and a good undercoat.

 

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel  

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is known for its expressive, beautiful eyes and its long fluffy ears. It skull is flat and its muzzle is conical in shape. Although they are small, their body is solid and muscular. Their coat is long and silky and usually comes in black and tan, chestnut on white (Blenheim), and ruby. Their tail is sometimes docked. The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel seves well as an apartment dog, provided it is given sufficient walks.

 

Central Asian Shepherd Dog  

Central Asian Shepherd Dog

The Central Asian Shepherd dog is part of the troika that is made up of the Caucasian Ovcharka and the South Russian Sheepdog. It is a strong, powerful dog and this is seen by appearance alone. The body is longer than its height, and its thick coat can either be long or short. The Central Asian Shepherd dog has a large chest and a wide, strong back. In some countries, owners and breeders dock both the tail and the ears to help it fight better against aggressors.

 

cesky terrier  

Cesky Terrier

The Cesky Terrier is a short-legged, long-bodied dog with a shaggy coat. Its facial area is considerably bushy, including its eyebrows, mustache, and beard. Although they have a long body, it is not heavy. The head, while long, is not overly so. The ears are triangular in shape and are close to the head. The tail is undocked. Cesky Terriers are great apartment dogs and tend to be very calm indoors.

 

Cheapeake Bay Retriever  

Chesapeake Bay Retriever

The Chesapeake Bay Retriever is a powerful, hearty dog with a distinctive, wavy coat. It has a wide head and strong limbs with hind legs that are just higher than its shoulders. It has a deep chest and webbed feet. The coat is short and is usually brown-colored or reddish yellow. The Chesapeake Bay Retriever needs plenty of time outside and is not properly kept as an indoor only dog.

 

Chihuahua  

Chihuahua

The Chihuahua is known by its small size, big ears, large, dark eyes and its eccentric personality. Some have even joked that the Chihuahua is not really a dog but a descended of rats. Although small in body and size, it is a strong, robust breed. The body is longer in length than its height, and the coat can either be long or short depending on the variety. Colors include brown, fawn, chestnut, and black and tan. To this day, this dog breed remains one of the most popular.

 

Chinese Crested  

Chinese Crested

The Chinese Crested is an excellent family dog that is intelligent, isn't prone to outbursts of energy, and especially the hairless variety can be quite the conversation piece. It has two varieties – the hairless breed that only has hair on its head, tail and feet, and the “powder-puff” breed that has a long coat. Their body size can range from small to medium and they have a long muzzle, a wide skull, dark eyes, and large ears. Both varieties come in a large number of colors whether solid, spotted, or mixed.

 

Chinese Shar-pei  

Chinese Shar-pei

The Chinese Shar-pei is automatically noticed for its loose, droopy, and wrinkly skin and corresponding stern, mournful expression. They are an intelligent, alert breed that was originally bred for fighting but now serves as an excellent family dog. They have a wide “hippo” face and legs that are stubby and short. The Chinese Shar-pei has three coat varieties, the horse coat, the brush coat, and the rare bear coat (this is not recognized by the American Kennel Club). Coat colors range from solids to sables.

 

Chinook  

Chinook

Named after the Inuit word for “warm winter winds” the Chinook is a strong, hardy and swift dog that is capable of hauling heavy loads across a frozen tundra. This dog is characterized by having a broad skull and a tapered muzzle. The eyes are brown and almond-shaped. When he is alert, his saber tail is formed in a distinctive sickle curve. When joined in competition, the Chinook is presented in all its natural glory, hair should not be trimmed (not even the whiskers).

 

Chow chow  

Chow Chow

The Chow Chow is a solid, medium-sized dog that is known for its blue tongue and its nearly straight back legs, which makes their gait rather crooked. They are breed with lower than average energy, but a fairly strong will. They typically pick out a single master and can be known to be reserved around other family members. The head is wide and the ears small, and the body is deep. The ruff behind its head makes it look like a small lion. Their coat is dense and abundant and can either be smooth or rough, depending on the variety. Colors range from cream to red, black, and blue.

 

Clumber Spaniel  

Clumber Spaniel

The Clumber Spaniel is a dog that is well-balanced and strongly-boned for its massive size. It was originally bred by the French nobility for doing field work. It is a gentle, loving and loyal dog. Its head is square and its chest is wide and deep. The eyes are dark and deep-set and the ears are large. The coat of the Clumber Spaniel is silky, straight, and thick and comes in a white color with orange/lemon markings.

 

Cocker Spaniel  

Cocker Spaniel

The Cocker Spaniel is a small and solidly-built dog breed that is known for its long ears and its beautiful dark eyes. They are relatively easy to train, extremely affectionate, and get along with other pets very well. Because of these features, they are still one of the most popular breeds of dog. The head of the Cocker Spaniel is refined and has a wide muzzle and its body is proportionate and balanced with its overall size. Its medium-length coat can either be wavy or straight with colors ranging from black, brown, tan, and other solid colors. The tail is docked.

 

Collie  

Collie

The Collie first skyrocketed to fame through the tv show and movie “Lassie”. It has a lean head and a chiseled face and the muzzle is smooth and well-rounded. The ears are upright and the eyes are dark (with the exception of blue merles). The body is longer than it is tall and is lean and muscular and the chest is strong. The color of the Collie’s coat ranges from sable, white, black, and tri-color. Collie's are well known for their intelligence and strong herding abilities.

 

Coton de Tulear  

Coton de Tulear

The Coton de Tulear (Cotton of Tulear) is a rare, small and furry companion dog known for its white coat, round eyes and its cheery disposition. It hailed originally from the island of Madagascar. It was named after a small sea port of Tulear, which is located at the southern end of the Island. The Coton de Tulear is known for its cottony hair. At birth, the coat of Coton de Tulear puppies is either all white or with yellow, brown, rust or black spots particularly at the head and ears. As the Coton de Tulear matures, these marks diminish to a light champagne or gray hue.

 

Culry coated retriever  

Curly-Coated Retriever

The Curly-Coated Retriever is instantly recognizable for its curly black/liver coat. A large and powerful dog, it gives off an elegant air due to its noble and agile appearance. The head is shaped like a wedge, its ears are small, and its eyes can either be chestnut or dark. Its body is longer than its height at withers and its neck and legs are solid and muscular. The Curly-Coated Retriever has a natural affinity for water and loves to swim.

 

Czechoslovakian Wolfdog  

Czechoslovakian Wolfdog

The Czechoslovakian Wolfdog is one of the younger canine breeds as it was only recognized by the canine association of the CSSR in 1982. Just like the name implies, the Czechoslovakian Wolfdog looks a lot like a wolf. They are generally tall, agile and very alert. Czech Wolfdogs have the distinct “facial mask” that is common to most wolf-like breeds.

 

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