List of all Dog Breeds starting with Letter P

Pachón Navarro

Pachón Navarro  dog breed petzpedia

Origin: Spain.

Age: Typically live around 12-14 years.

Weight: 50-70 pounds (23-32 kg).

Size: Medium to large, standing about 20-25 inches (50-64 cm) tall.

Characteristics: Pachón Navarro is a Spanish breed primarily used for hunting. They have a strong sense of smell and are known for their endurance and agility. Pachón Navarros are intelligent, loyal, and have a calm and gentle temperament.

Pampas Deerhound

Pampas Deerhound  dog breed petzpedia

Origin: Argentina.

Age: Usually live around 10-12 years.

Weight: 75-95 pounds (34-43 kg).

Size: Large, standing about 26-28 inches (66-71 cm) tall.

Characteristics: Pampas Deerhounds, also known as Dogo Argentino, were developed for big game hunting, including wild boars and pumas. They are strong, muscular, and have a protective nature. Pampas Deerhounds require early socialization and consistent training.

Papillon

Papillon  dog breed petzpedia

Origin: France and Belgium.

Age: Typically live around 12-16 years.

Weight: 5-10 pounds (2-4.5 kg).

Size: Small, standing about 8-11 inches (20-28 cm) tall.

Characteristics: Papillons are small, elegant dogs known for their distinctive butterfly-like ears. They are friendly, intelligent, and have a lively and outgoing personality. Papillons excel in dog sports such as agility and obedience.

Parson Russell Terrier

Parson Russell Terrier  dog breed petzpedia

Origin: United Kingdom (England).

Age: Usually live around 13-15 years.

Weight: 13-17 pounds (6-8 kg).

Size: Small, standing about 13-14 inches (33-36 cm) tall.

Characteristics: Parson Russell Terriers, also called Jack Russell Terriers, are energetic and lively dogs. They are intelligent, fearless, and make excellent working and companion pets. Parson Russell Terriers require regular exercise and mental stimulation.

Pastor Garafiano

Pastor Garafiano  dog breed petzpedia

Origin: Spain (Canary Islands).

Age: Typically live around 12-14 years.

Weight: 55-77 pounds (25-35 kg).

Size: Medium to large, standing about 20-24 inches (51-61 cm) tall.

Characteristics: Pastor Garafiano, also known as Garafian Shepherd, is a herding breed primarily used for working with livestock. They are loyal, intelligent, and have a strong herding instinct. Pastor Garafianos requires regular exercise and training.

Pastore della Lessinia e del Lagorai

Pastore della Lessinia e del Lagorai  dog breed petzpedia

Origin: Italy.

Age: Usually live around 12-14 years.

Weight: 57-84 pounds (26-38 kg).

Size: Large, standing about 23-28 inches (58-71 cm) tall.

Characteristics: Pastore della Lessinia e del Lagorai, also known as Lessinia Shepherd, is a versatile working breed used for herding livestock. They are intelligent, loyal, and have a calm and confident temperament. Lessinia Shepherds require regular exercise and mental stimulation.

Chien Français Tricolore (French Tricolor Hound)

Chien Français Tricolore Dog Breed Petzpedia

Age: Typically live around 10-12 years.

Weight: 55-80 pounds (25-36 kg).

Size: Large, standing about 24-28 inches (61-71 cm) tall.

Characteristics: Chien Français Tricolore is a French scent hound with a tricolor coat (black, white, and tan). They are intelligent, tenacious, and have a keen sense of smell. They are often used for hunting and have a calm and friendly disposition.

Patagonian Sheepdog

Patagonian Sheepdog  dog breed petzpedia

Origin: Argentina (Patagonia region).

Age: Typically live around 10-15 years.

Weight: 40-70 pounds (18-32 kg).

Size: Medium to large, standing about 20-24 inches (51-61 cm) tall.

Characteristics: Patagonian Sheepdogs are intelligent, loyal, and hardworking herding dogs. They are known for their agility and strong herding instincts. They require regular exercise and mental stimulation to stay happy and healthy.

Patterdale Terrier

Patterdale Terrier  dog breed petzpedia

Origin: United Kingdom (specifically in the Lake District).

Age: Usually live around 12-15 years.

Weight: 11-13 pounds (5-6 kg).

Size: Small, standing about 10-15 inches (25-38 cm) tall.

Characteristics: Patterdale Terriers are energetic, bold, and tenacious dogs. They were originally bred for hunting and have a strong prey drive. They are intelligent and may have a stubborn streak, so early training and socialization are essential.

Pekingese

Pekingese  dog breed petzpedia

Origin: China (ancient breed).

Age: Typically live around 12-15 years.

Weight: 7-14 pounds (3-6 kg).

Size: Small, standing about 6-9 inches (15-23 cm) tall.

Characteristics: Pekingese are known for their distinctive flat face and long, flowing coat. They are affectionate, independent, and can be a bit reserved with strangers. They make loyal companions but may have a stubborn personality.

Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Pembroke Welsh Corgi  dog breed petzpedia

Origin: Wales (United Kingdom).

Age: Usually live around 12-15 years.

Weight: 25-30 pounds (11-14 kg).

Size: Small, standing about 10-12 inches (25-30 cm) tall.

Characteristics: Pembroke Welsh Corgis are intelligent, outgoing, and active dogs. They were originally bred for herding purposes and have a strong herding instinct. They are excellent family pets and get along well with children and other pets.

Perdigueiro Galego

Perdigueiro Galego  dog breed petzpedia

Origin: Spain (Galicia region).

Age: Typically live around 10-14 years.

Weight: 35-55 pounds (16-25 kg).

Size: Medium, standing about 20-24 inches (50-60 cm) tall.

Characteristics: Perdigueiro Galego, also known as the Galician Pointer, is a versatile hunting dog. They are loyal, intelligent, and have a keen sense of smell. They require regular exercise and mental stimulation to thrive.

Peruvian Hairless Dog (Perro Sin Pelo del Perú)

Peruvian Hairless Dog (Perro Sin Pelo del Perú) dog breed petzpedia

Origin: Peru (ancient breed).

Age: Typically live around 12-15 years.

Weight: 9-55 pounds (4-25 kg), depending on the size variety.

Size: Small to medium, with three size varieties: small, medium, and large. Small size stands about 10-16 inches (25-40 cm) tall.

Characteristics: Peruvian Hairless Dogs are unique for their lack of fur. They have a calm and affectionate temperament, often bonding closely with their family. They require special care for their exposed skin, including protection from sunburn and cold weather.

Perro Majorero (Majorero Dog)

Perro Majorero (Majorero Dog)  dog breed petzpedia

Origin: Canary Islands (Spain).

Age: Typically live around 11-14 years.

Weight: 55-75 pounds (25-34 kg).

Size: Medium to large, standing about 23-26 inches (58-66 cm) tall.

Characteristics: The Perro Majorero is a strong and agile herding dog. They are devoted to their family, intelligent, and have a protective nature. They are excellent guardians and require early socialization and training.

Petit Bleu de Gascogne

Petit Bleu de Gascogne

Origin: France (Gascogne region).

Age: Typically live around 10-14 years.

Weight: 35-40 pounds (16-18 kg).

Size: Medium, standing about 18-22 inches (45-55 cm) tall.

Characteristics: Petit Bleu de Gascogne is a scent hound breed used for hunting small game. They have a strong sense of smell and a melodious voice. They are loyal, affectionate, and require regular exercise to keep them happy and healthy.

Phalène

Phalène  dog breed petzpedia

Origin: Europe (Belgium/France, originating from the Papillon breed).

Age: Usually live around 12-15 years.

Weight: 4-9 pounds (2-4 kg).

Size: Small, standing about 8-11 inches (20-28 cm) tall.

Characteristics: Phalènes are small, elegant dogs with a butterfly-like appearance. They are friendly, playful, and make excellent companions. They are generally easy to train and enjoy being around their family.

Pharaoh Hound

Pharaoh Hound  dog breed petzpedia

Origin: Malta (ancient breed).

Age: Typically live around 12-14 years.

Weight: 45-55 pounds (20-25 kg).

Size: Medium to large, standing about 21-25 inches (53-63 cm) tall. Characteristics: The Pharaoh Hound is an athletic and graceful breed known for its unique physical traits and hunting abilities. They are intelligent, loyal, and have a gentle and affectionate nature. They require regular exercise and mental stimulation.

Phu Quoc Ridgeback

Phu Quoc Ridgeback  dog breed petzpedia

Origin: Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam.

Age: Typically live around 12-14 years.

Weight: 40-55 pounds (18-25 kg).

Size: Medium to large, standing about 20-24 inches (50-60 cm) tall.

Characteristics: The Phu Quoc Ridgeback is a rare and ancient breed. They have a distinctive ridge of hair along their back. They are independent, intelligent, and have a strong prey drive. They require early socialization and consistent training.

Picardy Spaniel

Picardy Spaniel  dog breed petzpedia

Origin: France (Picardy region).

Age: Typically live around 12-14 years.

Weight: 45-55 pounds (20-25 kg).

Size: Medium to large, standing about 22-24 inches (55-61 cm) tall.

Characteristics: The Picardy Spaniel is a versatile gundog breed known for its excellent hunting skills. They are intelligent, loyal, and have a gentle temperament. They require regular exercise, mental stimulation, and thrive in an active lifestyle.

Plummer Terrier

Plummer Terrier  dog breed petzpedia

Origin: United Kingdom (developed by Brian Plummer).

Age: Usually live around 12-14 years.

Weight: 14-20 pounds (6-9 kg).

Size: Small, standing about 10-12 inches (25-30 cm) tall.

Characteristics: The Plummer Terrier is a tenacious and active working terrier. They are intelligent, courageous, and have a strong prey drive. They excel in tasks like hunting, tracking, and agility. They require regular exercise and mental stimulation.

Plott Hound

Plott Hound  dog breed petzpedia

Origin: United States (North Carolina, developed by the Plott family).

Age: Typically live around 12-14 years.

Weight: 40-60 pounds (18-27 kg).

Size: Medium to large, standing about 20-25 inches (51-64 cm) tall.

Characteristics: The Plott Hound is a scent hound breed primarily used for boar hunting. They are intelligent, confident, and have a strong tracking instinct. They are loyal and make devoted family companions. Regular exercise and mental stimulation are important for their well-being.

Podenco Andaluz (Andalusian Podenco)

Podenco Andaluz (Andalusian Podenco)  dog breed petzpedia

Origin: Spain (Andalusia region).

Age: Typically live around 12-14 years.

Weight: 22-33 pounds (10-15 kg).

Size: Medium-sized, standing about 20-23 inches (51-58 cm) tall.

Characteristics: Podenco Andaluz is a hunting breed known for its agility, speed, and endurance. They have a slender build, expressive eyes, and large ears. They are intelligent, independent, and can be reserved with strangers but affectionate with their family.

Podenco Canario (Canarian Podenco)

Podenco Canario (Canarian Podenco)  dog breed petzpedia

Origin: Canary Islands, Spain.

Age: Usually live around 10-14 years.

Weight: 20-30 pounds (9-14 kg).

Size: Medium-sized, standing about 20-24 inches (50-60 cm) tall.

Characteristics: Podenco Canario is a versatile hunting breed. They have a lean body, a short coat, and large, expressive eyes. They are intelligent, active, and can be both independent and affectionate. They have a strong prey drive and require regular exercise.

Podenco Valenciano (Valencian Podenco)

Podenco Valenciano (Valencian Podenco)  dog breed petzpedia

Origin: Spain (Valencia region).

Age: Typically live around 12-15 years.

Weight: 33-44 pounds (15-20 kg).

Size: Medium to large, standing about 20-26 inches (51-66 cm) tall.

Characteristics: Podenco Valenciano is a hunting breed with a strong sense of smell. They have a lean, muscular body, and their coat can be short or medium in length. They are intelligent, alert, and typically reserved with strangers but affectionate with their family.

Pointer

Pointer  dog breed petzpedia

Origin: England.

Age: Usually live around 12-14 years.

Weight: 45-75 pounds (20-34 kg).

Size: Medium to large, standing about 23-28 inches (58-71 cm) tall.

Characteristics: Pointers are athletic and versatile hunting dogs. They have a sleek, muscular body, a short coat, and are known for their exceptional pointing and retrieving abilities. They are intelligent, energetic, and make great companions for active individuals or families.

Poitevin (Chien de Saint-Hubert)

Poitevin (Chien de Saint-Hubert)  dog breed petzpedia

Origin: France.

Age: Typically live around 10-12 years.

Weight: 66-88 pounds (30-40 kg).

Size: Large, standing about 24-28 inches (61-71 cm) tall.

Characteristics: Poitevin is a scent hound primarily used for hunting large game, such as deer and boar. They have a strong, muscular body, a deep chest, and droopy ears. They are loyal, intelligent, and have a good sense of smell.

Polish Greyhound (Chart Polski)

Polish Greyhound (Chart Polski)  dog breed petzpedia

Origin: Poland.

Age: Usually live around 10-12 years.

Weight: 60-75 pounds (27-34 kg).

Size: Large, standing about 27-32 inches (69-81 cm) tall.

Characteristics: Polish Greyhounds are sighthounds bred for hunting and coursing. They have a slim, athletic build, a short coat, and a noble appearance. They are calm, gentle, and make affectionate companions.

Polish Hound (Ogar Polski)

Polish Hound (Ogar Polski)  dog breed petzpedia

Origin: Poland.

Age: Typically live around 10-12 years.

Weight: 55-77 pounds (25-35 kg).

Size: Large, standing about 24-28 inches (61-71 cm) tall.

Characteristics: Polish Hounds are scent hounds known for their excellent tracking abilities. They have a sturdy build, a dense coat, and long, droopy ears. They are intelligent, determined, and have a strong sense of smell.

Polish Lowland Sheepdog (Polski Owczarek Nizinny)

Polish Lowland Sheepdog (Polski Owczarek Nizinny)  dog breed petzpedia

Origin: Poland.

Age: Usually live around 12-14 years.

Weight: 30-50 pounds (14-23 kg).

Size: Medium-sized, standing about 17-20 inches (43-51 cm) tall.

Characteristics: Polish Lowland Sheepdogs are herding dogs with a dense, shaggy coat. They are intelligent, agile, and make excellent companions and working dogs. They are known for their herding instincts and protective nature.

Pomeranian

Pomeranian  dog breed petzpedia

Origin: Germany (Pomerania region).

Age: Typically live around 12-16 years.

Weight: 3-7 pounds (1.4-3.2 kg).

Size: Small, standing about 6-7 inches (15-18 cm) tall.

Characteristics: Pomeranians are small and fluffy toy dogs. They have a thick double coat, a fox-like face, and a plumed tail. They are intelligent, lively, and often exhibit a bold and confident personality. They make great companions and are known for their loyalty.

Pont-Audemer Spaniel (Épagneul Pont-Audemer)

Pont-Audemer Spaniel (Épagneul Pont-Audemer)  dog breed petzpedia

Origin: France.

Age: Typically live around 10-12 years.

Weight: 44-66 pounds (20-30 kg).

Size: Medium to large, standing about 20-23 inches (51-58 cm) tall.

Characteristics: Pont-Audemer Spaniels are versatile gun dogs primarily used for retrieving game from water. They have a wavy or curly coat, webbed feet, and droopy ears. They are intelligent, gentle, and have a friendly disposition.

Poodle

Poodle  dog breed petzpedia

Origin: Germany (Standard Poodle), France (Miniature and Toy Poodle).

Age: Usually live around 12-15 years.

Weight: Varies by size Standard Poodle: 45-70 pounds (20-32 kg), Miniature Poodle: 15-18 pounds (7-8 kg), Toy Poodle: 5-10 pounds (2-4.5 kg).

Size: Varies by size Standard Poodle: Over 15 inches (38 cm) tall, Miniature Poodle: 10-15 inches (25-38 cm) tall, Toy Poodle: Under 10 inches (25 cm) tall.

Characteristics: Poodles come in three sizes and have a distinctive curly or corded coat. They are highly intelligent, trainable, and versatile. Poodles are known for their elegance, agility, and hypoallergenic coat.

Porcelaine

Porcelaine  dog breed petzpedia

Origin: France.

Age: Typically live around 12-14 years.

Weight: 55-66 pounds (25-30 kg).

Size: Large, standing about 22-24 inches (56-61 cm) tall.

Characteristics: Porcelaines are scent hounds bred for hunting small game. They have a lean, athletic body, a short coat, and droopy ears. They are friendly, sociable, and have a strong sense of smell.

Portuguese Podengo

Portuguese Podengo dog breed petzpedia

Origin: Portugal.

Age: Typically live around 12-15 years.

Weight: Small Podengo: 9-13 pounds (4-6 kg), Medium Podengo: 35-44 pounds (16-20 kg), Large Podengo: 44-66 pounds (20-30 kg).

Size: Varies by size Small Podengo: 8-12 inches (20-30 cm) tall, Medium Podengo: 16-22 inches (40-55 cm) tall, Large Podengo: 22-28 inches (55-70 cm) tall.

Characteristics: Portuguese Podengos are versatile hunting dogs with a strong prey drive. They have a lean, muscular body, a wedge-shaped head, and erect ears. They are intelligent, lively, and make loyal companions.

Portuguese Pointer (Perdigueiro Português)

Portuguese Pointer (Perdigueiro Português)  dog breed petzpedia

Origin: Portugal.

Age: Usually live around 10-14 years.

Weight: 44-66 pounds (20-30 kg).

Size: Large, standing about 20-24 inches (51-61 cm) tall.

Characteristics: Portuguese Pointers are versatile hunting dogs used for pointing, retrieving, and tracking game. They have a well-muscled body, a short coat, and expressive eyes. They are intelligent, energetic, and have a gentle and trainable nature.

Portuguese Sheepdog (Cão da Serra de Aires)

Portuguese Sheepdog (Cão da Serra de Aires)  dog breed petzpedia

Origin: Portugal.

Age: Typically live around 12-14 years.

Weight: 35-55 pounds (16-25 kg).

Size: Medium-sized, standing about 16-22 inches (41-56 cm) tall.

Characteristics: Portuguese Sheepdogs are herding dogs with a shaggy coat and a distinctive topknot of hair. They are intelligent, agile, and have a strong herding instinct. They are known for their loyalty, versatility, and are good family pets.

Pyrenean Sheepdog

Pyrenean Sheepdog  dog breed petzpedia

Origin: France/Spain.

Age: Usually live around 12-15 years.

Weight: 15-30 pounds (7-14 kg).

Size: Medium, standing about 15-20 inches (38-51 cm) tall. Characteristics: Pyrenean Sheepdogs are energetic and agile herding dogs. They have a long, dense coat and are highly intelligent and trainable. They are known for their herding ability and make excellent working dogs. They are also loyal and affectionate with their family

Pyrenean Mountain Dog (Great Pyrenees)

Pyrenean Mountain Dog (Great Pyrenees)  dog breed petzpedia

Origin: France/Spain.

Age: Typically live around 10-12 years.

Weight: 85-160 pounds (39-73 kg).

Size: Large to giant, standing about 25-32 inches (64-81 cm) tall.

Characteristics: Pyrenean Mountain Dogs are majestic and imposing dogs known for their thick, weather-resistant double coat. They have a calm and gentle nature, are protective of their family and territory, and make excellent guardians. They require socialization and training from an early age.

Pyrenean Mastiff

Pyrenean Mastiff  dog breed petzpedia

Origin: Spain.

Age: Usually live around 10-12 years.

Weight: 120-220 pounds (54-100 kg).

Size: Large to giant, standing about 28-32 inches (71-81 cm) tall.

Characteristics: Pyrenean Mastiffs are massive, powerful dogs with a calm and gentle temperament. They were originally bred to guard livestock and have a protective instinct. They are loyal, patient, and make good family companions.

Pungsan

Pungsan  dog breed petzpedia

Origin: North Korea.

Age: Typically live around 12-15 years.

Weight: 40-60 pounds (18-27 kg).

Size: Medium to large, standing about 19-24 inches (48-61 cm) tall.

Characteristics: Pungsans are hunting dogs native to North Korea. They are known for their loyalty, intelligence, and agility. They have a thick double coat and a strong prey drive. They are often used for hunting and guarding.

Pumi

Pumi  dog breed petzpedia

Origin: Hungary.

Age: Usually live around 12-14 years.

Weight: 18-33 pounds (8-15 kg).

Size: Small to medium, standing about 15-18.5 inches (38-47 cm) tall.

Characteristics: Pumis are energetic and lively herding dogs. They have a curly or wavy coat and distinctive ears that stand erect. They are intelligent, active, and require mental and physical stimulation. They are known for their agility and versatility in various dog sports.

Puli

Puli  dog breed petzpedia

Origin: Hungary.

Age: Typically live around 12-14 years.

Weight: 25-35 pounds (11-16 kg).

Size: Medium, standing about 16-17 inches (41-43 cm) tall.

Characteristics: Pulis are distinctive-looking dogs with a corded coat that resembles dreadlocks. They were originally bred for herding and have a natural instinct for the task. They are intelligent, agile, and make loyal and active companions.

Pug

Pug  dog breed petzpedia

Origin: China.

Age: Usually live around 12-15 years.

Weight: 14-18 pounds (6-8 kg).

Size: Small, standing about 10-13 inches (25-33 cm) tall.

Characteristics: Pugs are small, stocky dogs with a wrinkled face and a curly tail. They are known for their friendly and affectionate nature. Pugs are generally sociable, playful, and enjoy being the center of attention.

Pudelpointer

Pudelpointer  dog breed petzpedia

Origin: Germany.

Age: Typically live around 12-14 years.

Weight: 44-66 pounds (20-30 kg).

Size: Medium to large, standing about 21-26 inches (54-66 cm) tall.

Characteristics: Pudelpointers are versatile hunting dogs known for their intelligence, trainability, and excellent tracking and pointing abilities. They have a dense, wiry coat and a robust build. They are also known to be friendly and loyal companions.

Presa Canario

Presa Canario  dog breed petzpedia

Origin: Canary Islands, Spain.

Age: Usually live around 9-11 years.

Weight: 100-160 pounds (45-73 kg).

Size: Large to giant, standing about 22-26 inches (56-66 cm) tall.

Characteristics: Presa Canarios are powerful and muscular dogs originally bred for working livestock. They are confident, protective, and have a strong instinct to guard. They require experienced ownership and early socialization and training.

Pražský Krysařík (Prague Ratter)

Pražský Krysařík (Prague Ratter)  dog breed petzpedia

Origin: Czech Republic.

Age: Typically live around 12-14 years.

Weight: 2-6 pounds (1-3 kg).

Size: Small, standing about 7-9 inches (18-23 cm) tall.

Characteristics: Pražský Krysařík is one of the smallest dog breeds. They are intelligent, lively, and agile. Despite their small size, they can be confident and assertive. They make good companions and are generally loyal to their owners.

Posavac Hound

Posavac Hound  dog breed petzpedia

Origin: Croatia.

Age: Usually live around 12-14 years.

Weight: 35-55 pounds (16-25 kg).

Size: Medium, standing about 19-22 inches (48-56 cm) tall.

Characteristics: Posavac Hounds are scent hounds primarily used for hunting small game. They are gentle, friendly, and have a strong sense of smell. They are known for their endurance and determination.

Portuguese Water Dog

Portuguese Water Dog  dog breed petzpedia

Origin: Portugal.

Age: Typically live around 10-14 years.

Weight: 35-60 pounds (16-27 kg).

Size: Medium to large, standing about 17-23 inches (43-58 cm) tall.

Characteristics: Portuguese Water Dogs are known for their strong swimming abilities and were historically used by fishermen to assist with various tasks. They are intelligent, energetic, and have a friendly and playful nature. They have a distinctive curly or wavy coat.