Dog Breeds Beginning With F


There are not many dog breeds beginning with the letter F, but there are some amazingly beautiful, affectionate and lovable dogs.

The dogs listed below are breeds that have been recognized by the American Kennel Club.

Field Spaniel

Field Spaniel

The field spaniel is a sporting dog. A well-grown field spaniel can weigh 60 pounds while standing 19 inches tall.

Field spaniels have a single coat, which is covered mainly in black or liver colors. Its coat, just like many other dogs, requires regular grooming. In addition, the field spaniel has lots of hair that emerge at the back of its legs, under its belly, at its ears, and near the chest.

The dog was originally designed to hunt but has, over the recent years, changed its roles to being a working dog. They do not like being alone, especially in a house with nothing to do.

This dog is a lover of friendship with its owners. All that a Field spaniel needs to fall in love with you is proper feeding, grooming, and regular exercise that keeps them active.

Finnish Lapphund

Finnish Lapland

This dog, whose origin can be traced back to Finland, is well known for its thick double coat. The dog has prominent ears that stand erect and are positioned towards the sides of its head. This is one of the reason the dog always looks alert.

When seated, the lapphund will assume the posture of a wild wolf. They are, however, friendly, with a compact body that is heavily buil, not only of thick fur but also a muscular body. Due to its dense coat, this dog thrives in cold environments.

The dog is very affectionate to friends, but can get temperamental if upset. The Finnish laphund has a distinctive mane around their head.

They measure up to 20 inches tall, and can weigh as much as 50 pounds.

Finnish Spitz

Finnish Spitz

This is a protective dog from Finland. The dog is a specialist in hunting, full of energy and exceptional agility for woodlands or open fields. Standing at just 20 inches, the dog can weigh 30 pounds. An amazing hunter, targets rarely escape the intelligence and accumulated wisdom employed by this dog during hunting sessions.

The Finnish Spitz is also affectionate, loyal, and always present if domesticated for home life. One thing that owners need to know about this dog is that it is a master of its self. It may, therefore, seem disobedient to repetitive commands from its owners. However, soft convincing commands will see him come round, so go slow on him.

When domesticated, the Finnish Spitz would need some grooming for interactions with children and family. The dog prides itself on having a thick, soft coat and a long bushy tail. Their coat comes in mainly golden colors.

Flat-coated Retriever

Flat-coated Retriever

The origin of the flat-coated retriever is the United Kingdom. The flat-coated retriever can stand at 25 inches and weigh up to 80 pounds. It is also known in other names as Flatcoat, Flattie, or flatter.

One of the aspects that uniquely identify this dog is its amazing sense of smell. This makes the dog an ideal tool by law agencies when it comes to sniffing and finding drugs. The flat-coated retriever is among the easiest to train dogs on this list. The dog can also, however, faithfully serve pet duties at home.

The head of the Flattie is complemented by powerful jaws that evolved to seize and tear flesh. The dog naturally loves meat, and you must ensure that it is part of their diet during meal times.

They have small triangular shaped ears which are placed to exhibit their vigilance when on duty. They have a relatively long tail, which is feathered. The coat that keeps it warm comes in a solid black color but can also appear in dark-brown colors.

French Bulldog

French Bulldog

The French bulldog is a gentle dog that might be the perfect dog for many people. They can stand up to 13 inches and can reach weights up to 28 pounds.

The French bulldog only barks for a reason, and this makes them an ideal dog if you’re looking for a quiet home. The kind of tenderness exhibited by this dog will make you want to hug them.

This dog is an affectionate dog who will love everyone and follow you wherever you go. Due to the delicate nature of the French bulldog, proper medication and neatness is a must requirement. This dog is covered by a single coat that is usually short, and they can catch a cold easily. The French bulldog is also prone to allergies, which might slow down their activities.

French Spaniel

French Spaniel

The French spaniel is a another hunting dog from the Foundation Stock Service of the American Kennel Club.

They are very sociable, and make excellent house pets. Originally bred as a hunting dog, they are excellent for retrieving (and playing fetch).

Originally from France, they are stand up to 24 inches tall, with a weight up to 60 pounds. They can live up to 12 years

The French spaniel is a very intelligent dog, and will soon get bored if left alone indoors with nothing to do. These dogs should be kept active as much as possible.

Bryan Harding

Bryan has spent his whole life around animals. While loving all animals, Bryan is especially fond of mammals and has studied and worked with them around the world. Not only does Bryan share his knowledge and experience with our readers, but he also serves as owner, editor, and publisher of North American Mammals.

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