Dog Breeds Beginning With L

From common pets dogs such as the Labrador retriever, to the more exotic Lhasa Apso, there may not be many dogs on this list that begin with L, but there are some amazing ones.

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

Labrador Retriever

Labrador retriever

The Labrador is a working dog who hates laziness but loves attention. Fishermen initially used this dog in the Atlantic Ocean.

The retriever helped them with their immense strength to pull ropes and nets. They love to have a task and will ensure each activity assigned to him is completed. This dog can weigh up to 80 pounds while standing up to 24 inches.

This sporting dog has a chocolate, brown, or liver-colored coat. The labrador’s face always looks alert, with ears that fall over the sides of the head.

The head of this dog will have a muzzle that is relatively long. They make an excellent dog for children and are one of the most popular pet dogs on this list.

Lakeland Terrier

Lakeland Retriever
Lakeland Retriever

The Lakeland terrier is a lovable dog whose affection knows no bounds. This dog has its origin in England.

They are well suited to cold weather due to their thick coat and was in the early times a native of the English mountains.

When it is time to play, this dog is first in line, letting his personality show for everyone. They can be very playful and can quickly become a family favorite. The dog is relatively short, standing at 14 inches and can weigh up to 17 pounds.

This terrier will grant you up to 15 years of friendly companionship.



In the competition of which dog is the largest, the Leonberger must score high. The Leonberger will reach heights of 31 inches, dwarfing children. You also need to know that the Leonberger can weigh up to 170 pounds for well-grown adults.

They are very friendly and affectionate to children, but I wouldn’t like to think about what would happen if the dog stepped on my foot, let alone a child’s. A true chonk!!.

This dog has a thick double coat that is water-resistant. It is important to add that the thick coat that assumes yellow-brownish colors is also tolerant of cold weather.

From afar, you might confuse this dog for a grizzly bear or a lion. Up close, you will only see affection and love.

Lhasa Apso

Lhasa apso

This dog is a Tibetan breed with which it shares its name. Lhasa is the name of the capital, with Apso meaning bearded.

This breed is covered with long hairs emerging from a dense coat. They can survive well in the cold without any problems. The breed can bark, as it was originally bred to alert monks of trespassers in the temple.

Any dirt that may attach itself to the dog’s dense coat can easily be removed through regular grooming. This dog can weigh as much as 15 pounds and stands up to 11 inches tall.



The Löwchen breed is a small toy dog that has other names such as the little lion dog. This name is probably due to the mane of fur around the neck. Its rear will sometimes appear to be less coated than the front.

The Löwchen can weigh 18 pounds and stands tall at 14 inches. Having this dog as a pet is very enjoyable. The dog is small, so it makes an excellent travel companion. This breed is humble, loyal, and affectionate.

If you are allergic to dogs, then this may be the ideal breed for you, as they are known to be hypoallergenic. Being so small, thee dogs are also known to adapt well to apartment living.

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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