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Dog Breeds

 

Somewhere out there, your next dog is waiting for you.

There are hundreds of breeds of dogs to choose from in Australia, and they all have something in common. They are devoted, loyal, ready to go for a walk at a moment’s notice, happy to curl up and watch TV and delighted to play at any time.

Research has shown that owning a pet can have measurable health benefits. International research has shown that adults and children are more relaxed in the presence of a friendly dog and that pet owners suffer less minor health problems such as headaches, backaches, colds and flue, insomnia and general tiredness than non pet owners.

Medical research in Australia has found that pet owners have a lower risk of heart attack, having lower cholesterol, lower blood pressure and lower triglyceride fats in their blood than non pet owners.

 

When obtaining a dog particular attention should be paid to the type of dog with respect to the size of your yard, the amount of exercise the dog will receive and the amount of time available for grooming. We recommend you try the Selectapet questionnaire to help you decide which is the right breed to suit your lifestyle.

This page provides links to Australia's main canine breed authorities. If you're after a mixed breed, please visit our Adoption pages.

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PEDIGREE® Dog Breeds
We have featured some of the most popular dog breeds in the PEDIGREE Breed Profiles to help you learn more about dogs...
Australian Capital Territory Canine Association
The ACT Canine Association is the controlling body for dog sports in the Australian Capital Territory, and is a member of the Australian National Kennel Council ...
Dogs NSW - Breeders Directory
Information on breeders and dog breeds, raising and training your dog and a list of Dog clubs, particularly obedience clubs in your immediate area- all on this site...
North Australian Canine Association
List of breeders affiliated with the North Australian Canine Association...
South Australian Canine Association
Breeders directory for the South Australian Canine Association...
Dogs Victoria
Browse our puppies listings to find contact details of over 250 of our recognised breeders...
Canine Association Of Western Australia - Best of Friends
Canine Association of Western Australia (Inc.) Pomoting Responsible Dog Ownership - Because it's more than just walking your dog...
Greyhound Adoption Program South Australia
Through a more positive image, GAP hopes to increase the public's desire to care for these pets after their racing careers have finished. The greyhounds available through...
Greyhound Adoption Program - NSW
This web site dedicated to the placement of retired racing greyhounds. They're wonderful dog, who make a loving pet. ...
Tasmanian Canine Association Inc
Welcome to the Tasmanian Canine Association Inc (TCA Inc) the organisation which administers all pure-bred canine activities in this State. ...