Canidae | Canines

Canidae, or canines, are vertebrate dog-like creatures with long muzzles, upright ears, sharp teeth, long legs, and bushy tails. The Canidae family includes foxes, wolves, jackals, and domestic dogs. Canines are one of the earliest domesticated species, being the family that the domestic, and beloved, dog hails from. Canidae are native to every continent, except Australia and Antarctica, and are absent on most oceanic islands. Canines are naturally carnivores, but some have been known to feed on carrion or plant matter. Canidae have a history of being hunted and trapped for their pelts, and many are still hunted today to protect livestock or control populations.

Why do canines howl?

The reason why canines howl varies on their species. Wolves howl to communicate with other wolves to claim their territory, warn others to stay away, find pack members while they are apart, and maintain relationships within their pack. Jackals howl to guard off intruders or to maintain contact with family members. Dogs howl to seek attention from their owners.

How many teeth do canines have?

Canines typically have 42 teeth including incisors, and fang-shaped teeth that are called canines. These teeth are used to kill prey. Their premolar teeth are narrow and sharp, while their molar teeth have broad surfaces to allow them to bite down on hard materials.

What is the difference between a dog and a wolf?

Although dogs and wolves are related to one another, there are various differences between them. Dogs were considered to be a different species until recently. Scientists now believe dogs are a sub-species of wolves. Dogs and wolves differ in their appearance (eye color, head size, coats and jaws), behaviors, domestication, and vocal noises.

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Akita
226000
31”-36.5” | 79-93 cm
36.5”-43.5” | 93-110 cm
70-130 lb | 31.8-59 kg
10-13 years
Akita
93.000
110.000
59.000
13.00
226000
3D
Akita
29.5"-34.5" | 75-88 cm
35.0"-41.5" | 89-105 cm
75-85 lb | 34-39 kg
10-15 years
Alaskan Malamute
88.000
105.000
39.000
15.00
177000
3D
Alaskan Malamute
10”-12” | 25-30 cm
18”-24” | 46-61 cm
7-17 lb | 3-7.7 kg
3-6 years (wild); up to 14-16 years (captivity)
Arctic Fox
30.000
61.000
7.700
16.00
114000
3D
Arctic Fox
25”-31” | 64-79 cm
38”-68” | 97-173 cm
70-155 lb | 32-70 kg
7-10 years (wild); up to 18 years (captivity)
Arctic Wolf
79.000
173.000
70.000
18.00
28000
3D
Arctic Wolf
21.0”-25.0” | 53-64 cm
28.0”-33.0” | 71-84 cm
31-35 lb | 14-16 kg
13-15 years
Australian Cattle Dog
64.000
84.000
16.000
15.00
136000
3D
Australian Cattle Dog
25.0”-32.0” | 64-81 cm
28.0”-36.0” | 71-91 cm
35-70 lb | 16-32 kg
13-15 years
Australian Shepherd
81.000
91.000
32.000
15.00
436000
3D
Australian Shepherd
Basenji
120000
19”-20” | 48-51 cm
23”-25” | 58-64 cm
20-26 lb | 9.1-11.8 kg
13-14 years
Basenji
51.000
64.000
11.800
14.00
120000
3D
Basenji
16.0”-21.0” | 41-53 cm
26.0”-35.0” | 66-89 cm
44-64 lb | 20-29 kg
10-12 years
Basset Hound
53.000
89.000
29.000
12.00
128000
3D
Basset Hound
12”-15” | 30-38 cm
18”-26” | 46-66 cm
7-12 lb | 3-5 kg
5-7 years (wild); up to 12-16 years (captivity)
Bat-Eared Fox
38.000
66.000
5.000
16.00
12300
3D
Bat-Eared Fox
Beagle
245000
18.0”-22.0” | 46-56 cm
20.0”-25.0” | 51-64 cm
20-24 lb | 9-11 kg
12-15 years
Beagle
56.000
64.000
11.000
15.00
245000
3D
Beagle
28.5”-33” | 72-84 cm
34”-40” | 86-102 cm
40-80 lb | 18.1-36.3 kg
14-16 years
Belgian Malinois
84.000
102.000
36.300
16.00
215000
3D
Belgian Malinois
30.0"-36.0" | 76-91 cm
35.0"-41.5" | 89-105 cm
70-115 lb | 32-52 kg
7-10 years
Bernese Mountain Dog
91.000
105.000
52.000
10.00
224000
3D
Bernese Mountain Dog
13”-16” | 33-41 cm
18”-22” | 46-56 cm
12-18 lb | 5.4-8.2 kg
14-15 years
Bichon Frise
41.000
56.000
8.200
15.00
154000
3D
Bichon Frise
22.0”-27.0” | 56-69 cm
28.0”-34.0” | 71-86 cm
27-45 lb | 12-20 kg
10-17 years
Border Collie
69.000
86.000
20.000
17.00
308000
3D
Border Collie
Boxer
119000
28.5”-33" | 72-84 cm
30”-35” | 76-89 cm
50-80 lb | 22.7-36.3 kg
10-12 years
Boxer
84.000
89.000
36.300
12.00
119000
3D
Boxer
23.5”-29” | 60-74 cm
31.5”-38.5” | 80-98 cm
45-65 lb | 20.4-36.3 kg
12-13 years
Bull Terrier
74.000
98.000
36.300
13.00
167000
3D
Bull Terrier
Bulldog
208000
15.0”-19.0” | 38-48 cm
20.0”-27.0” | 51-69 cm
40-55 lb | 18-25 kg
8-10 years
Bulldog
48.000
69.000
25.000
10.00
208000
3D
Bulldog
30”-34” | 76-86 cm
40”-44.5” | 102-113 cm
100-130 lb | 45.4-59 kg
7-9 years
Bullmastiff
86.000
113.000
59.000
9.00
131000
3D
Bullmastiff
32.5”-43” | 83-109 cm
41.5”-55” | 105-140 cm
85-110 lb | 38.6-49.9 kg
9-12 years
Cane Corso
109.000
140.000
49.900
12.00
272000
3D
Cane Corso
15-16.5” | 38-42 cm
19”-20” | 48-51 cm
13-18 lb | 5.9-8.2 kg
12-15 years
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
42.000
51.000
8.200
15.00
115000
3D
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Chihuahua
336000
8.5”-13” | 22-33 cm
9.5”-15” | 24-38 cm
3-6 lb | 1.4-2.7 kg
14-16 years
Chihuahua
33.000
38.000
2.700
16.00
336000
3D
Chihuahua
18.0”-22.0” | 46-56 cm
24.0”-29.0” | 61-74 cm
26-35 lb | 12-16 kg
12-15 years
Cocker Spaniel
56.000
74.000
16.000
15.00
147000
3D
Cocker Spaniel
Collie
62000
26.0”-32.0” | 66-81 cm
29.0”-34.0” | 74-86 cm
40-65 lb | 18-29 kg
14-16 years
Collie
81.000
86.000
29.000
16.00
62000
3D
Collie
21”-24” | 53-61 cm
32”-37” | 81-94 cm
20-45 lb | 9-20 kg
10-15 years (wild); up to 20 years (captivity)
Coyote
61.000
94.000
20.000
20.00
600
3D
Coyote
Dachshund
251000
13”-14.5” | 33-37 cm
21.5”-25” | 55-64 cm
16-32 lb | 7.3-14.5 kg (Standard)
12-16 years
Dachshund
37.000
64.000
14.500
16.00
251000
3D
Dachshund
27.5"-30.0" | 70-76 cm
31.0"-33.0" | 79-84 cm
45-70 lb | 20-32 kg
11-15 years
Dalmatian
76.000
84.000
32.000
15.00
76000
3D
Dalmatian
Dingo
105000
20”-24” | 51-61 cm
28”-43” | 71-109 cm
30-45 lb | 14-20 kg
3-7 years (wild); up to 16 years (captivity)
Dingo
61.000
109.000
20.000
16.00
105000
3D
Dingo
30”-35.5” | 76-90 cm
40”-46” | 102-117 cm
60-100 lb | 27.2-45.4 kg
10-12 years
Doberman Pinscher
90.000
117.000
45.400
12.00
110000
3D
Doberman Pinscher
22”-25” | 56-64 cm
34”-39” | 86-99 cm
45-55 lb | 20-25 kg
10-15 years (wild); up to 20 years (captivity)
Eastern Coyote
64.000
99.000
25.000
20.00
3600
3D
Eastern Coyote
25.0”-31.0” | 65-79 cm
27.0”-33.0” | 69-84 cm
40-55 lb | 18-25 kg
12-14 years
English Springer Spaniel
79.000
84.000
25.000
14.00
38000
3D
English Springer Spaniel
21”-24” | 53-61 cm
33”-40” | 84-102 cm
25-45 lb | 11-20 kg
7-9 years (wild); up to 12 years (captivity)
Ethiopian Wolf
61.000
102.000
20.000
12.00
7800
3D
Ethiopian Wolf
7”-9” | 18-23 cm
10”-16” | 25-41 cm
2-4 lb | 1-2 kg
8-10 years (wild); up to 10-14 years (captivity)
Fennec Fox
23.000
41.000
2.000
14.00
166000
3D
Fennec Fox
15.5”-18.5” | 39-47 cm
18”-21.5” | 46-55 cm
16-28 lb | 7.3-12.7 kg
10-12 years
French Bulldog
47.000
55.000
12.700
12.00
372000
3D
French Bulldog
21.0"-25.0" | 53-64 cm
34.0"-41.0" | 86-104 cm
45-70 lb | 20-32 kg
10-16 years
German Pointer
64.000
104.000
32.000
16.00
7100
3D
German Pointer
26.5"-31.0" | 67-79 cm
36.0"-42.5" | 91-108 cm
50-90 lb | 23-41 kg
7-13 years
German Shepherd
79.000
108.000
41.000
13.00
452000
3D
German Shepherd
18”-20” | 46-51 cm
27”-33” | 69-84 cm
18-24 lb | 8-11 kg
8-10 years (wild); up to 16 years (captivity)
Golden Jackal
51.000
84.000
11.000
16.00
5000
3D
Golden Jackal
28.5"-31.5" | 72-80 cm
37.0"-42.0" | 94-107 cm
55-75 lb | 25-34 kg
10-12 years
Golden Retriever
80.000
107.000
34.000
12.00
329000
3D
Golden Retriever
12”-17” | 30-43 cm
21”-32” | 53-81 cm
6-16 lb | 2.7-7 kg
6-8 years (wild); up to 14-16 years (captivity)
Gray Fox
43.000
81.000
7.000
16.00
32000
3D
Gray Fox
26”-33” | 66-84 cm
40”-72” | 102-183 cm
50-150 lb | 23-68 kg
6-8 years (wild); up to 17 years (captivity)
Gray Wolf
84.000
183.000
68.000
17.00
35000
3D
Gray Wolf
42.5"-49.5" | 108-126 cm
35.5"-43" | 90-109 cm
110-175 lb | 50-79 kg
7-10 years
Great Dane
126.000
109.000
79.000
10.00
242000
3D
Great Dane
32”-40.5” | 81-103 cm
40.5”-52.5” | 103-133 cm
80-120 lb | 36.3-54.4 kg
10-12 years
Great Pyrenees
103.000
133.000
54.400
12.00
273000
3D
Great Pyrenees
Havanese
126000
12.5”-17” | 32-43 cm
19”-25.5” | 48-65 cm
7-13 lb | 3.2-5.9 kg
14-16 years
Havanese
43.000
65.000
5.900
16.00
126000
3D
Havanese
41”-45” | 104-114 cm
46”-50.5” | 117-128 cm
115-180 lb | 52.2-81.6 kg
6-8 years
Irish Wolfhound
114.000
128.000
81.600
8.00
166000
3D
Irish Wolfhound
14”-17” | 36-43 cm
18”-21.5" | 46-55 cm
9-15 lb | 4.1-6.8 kg
12-14 years
Jack Russell Terrier
43.000
55.000
6.800
14.00
126000
3D
Jack Russell Terrier
Kit Fox
13000
10”-12” | 25-30 cm
17”-21” | 43-53 cm
4-6 lb | 2-2.7 kg
4-7 years (wild); up to 12-14 years (captivity)
Kit Fox
30.000
53.000
2.700
14.00
13000
3D
Kit Fox
Maltese
203000
12”-15” | 30-38 cm
13.5”-17.5” | 34-44 cm
3-8 lb | 1.4-3.6 kg
12-15 years
Maltese
38.000
44.000
3.600
15.00
203000
3D
Maltese
Mastiff
152000
35”-42” | 89-107 cm
44.5”-53” | 113-135 cm
120-230 lb | 54.4-104.3 kg
8-10 years
Mastiff
107.000
135.000
104.300
10.00
152000
3D
Mastiff
32.5”-37.5” | 83-95 cm
36.5”-42” | 93-107 cm
100-150 lb | 45.4-68 kg
9-10 years
Newfoundland
95.000
107.000
68.000
10.00
148000
3D
Newfoundland
Papillon
193000
12”-16.5” | 30-42 cm
12”-17” | 30-43 cm
5-10 lb | 2.3-4.5 kg
14-16 years
Papillon
42.000
43.000
4.500
16.00
193000
3D
Papillon
14.0”-17.0” | 36-43 cm
22.0”-26.0” | 56-66 cm
22-31 lb | 10-14 kg
12-15 years
Pembroke Welsh Corgi
43.000
66.000
14.000
15.00
55000
3D
Pembroke Welsh Corgi
8”-9.5” | 20-24 cm
9.5”-11” | 24-28 cm
3-7 lb | 1.4-3.2 kg
12-16 years
Pomeranian
24.000
28.000
3.200
16.00
318000
3D
Pomeranian
Pug
257000
13”-17” | 33-43 cm
15.5”-20.5” | 39-52 cm
14-18 lb | 6.4-8.2 kg
13-15 years
Pug
43.000
52.000
8.200
15.00
257000
3D
Pug
15”-20” | 38-51 cm
20”-27” | 51-69 cm
14-22 lb | 6-10 kg
4-8 years (wild): up to 11-16 years (captivity)
Raccoon Dog
51.000
69.000
10.000
16.00
62000
3D
Raccoon Dog
Red Fox
112000
14”-18” | 35-46 cm
22”-34” | 56-86 cm
12-18 lb | 5-8 kg
2-4 years (wild); up to 10-12 years (captivity)
Red Fox
46.000
86.000
8.000
12.00
112000
3D
Red Fox
24”-26” | 61-66 cm
38”-60” | 97-152 cm
45-85 lb | 20-39 kg
5-6 years (wild); up to 14 years (captivity)
Red Wolf
66.000
152.000
39.000
14.00
42000
3D
Red Wolf
30.5"-34.0" | 77-86 cm
38.5"-42.0" | 98-107 cm
90-120 lb | 42-55 kg
8-10 years
Rottweiler
86.000
107.000
55.000
10.00
293000
3D
Rottweiler
32.0"-37.0" | 81-94 cm
40.0"-47.0" | 102-119 cm
120-180 lb | 54-82 kg
8-10 years
Saint Bernard
94.000
119.000
82.000
10.00
64000
3D
Saint Bernard
Samoyed
206000
24.5”-30” | 62-76 cm
28.5”-35.5” | 72-90 cm
35-65 lb | 15.9-29.5 kg
12-14 years
Samoyed
76.000
90.000
29.500
14.00
206000
3D
Samoyed
Shiba Inu
449000
17.5”-21.5” | 44-55 cm
23”-28” | 58-71 cm
15-24 lb | 6.8-10.9 kg
13-16 years
Shiba Inu
55.000
71.000
10.900
16.00
449000
3D
Shiba Inu
Shih Tzu
312000
13”-15” | 33-38 cm
15”-17.5” | 38-44 cm
9-16 lb | 4.1-7.3 kg
10-18 years
Shih Tzu
38.000
44.000
7.300
18.00
312000
3D
Shih Tzu
26.5”-31” | 67-79 cm
30”-34.5” | 76-88 cm
35-65 lb | 15.9-29.5 kg
12-14 years
Siberian Husky
79.000
88.000
29.500
14.00
211000
3D
Siberian Husky
24”-32.5” | 61-83 cm
24.5”-32” | 62-81 cm
45-70 lb | 20-32 kg
10-18 years
Standard Poodle
83.000
81.000
32.000
18.00
137000
3D
Standard Poodle
23.0”-26.0” | 58-66 cm
28.0”-31.0” | 71-79 cm
31-44 lb | 14-20 kg
13-16 years
Standard Schnauzer
66.000
79.000
20.000
16.00
21000
3D
Standard Schnauzer
11”-12” | 28-30 cm
15”-21” | 38-53 cm
4-7 lb | 2-3 kg
3-6 years (wild); up to 10-14 years (captivity)
Swift Fox
30.000
53.000
3.000
14.00
7600
3D
Swift Fox
28.5”-35.5” | 72-90 cm
35.5”-44.5” | 90-113 cm
70-150 lb | 31.8-68 kg
10-12 years
Tibetan Mastiff
90.000
113.000
68.000
12.00
236000
3D
Tibetan Mastiff
Whippet
81000
23.0”-28.0” | 61-71 cm
25.0”-31.0” | 58-79 cm
15-31 lb | 7-14 kg
12-15 years
Whippet
71.000
79.000
14.000
15.00
81000
3D
Whippet
10.5”-13” | 27-33 cm
12”-15.5” | 30-39 cm
4-12 lb | 1.8-5.4 kg
11-15 years
Yorkshire Terrier
33.000
39.000
5.400
15.00
127000
3D
Yorkshire Terrier
Raccoon Dog

The Raccoon Dog (Nyctereutes procyonides) is a species of the Canidae family, closely related to foxes, that was named after its resemblance to the face of a raccoon. They have short tan-black limbs, a large body, and rounded ears. They are native to East Asia and can be found all throughout Europe, Russia, China, Estonia, and Japan. The Raccoon dog has an omnivorous diet that consists of insects, rodents, amphibians, birds, fish, reptiles, mollusks, fruits, and nuts. They are the only member of the canid family that hibernates in the winter.

Raccoon Dogs have a shoulder height of 15”-20” (38-51 cm), body length between 20”-27” (51-69 cm), and an overall weight in the range of 14-22 lb (6-10 kg). The typical lifespan of a Raccoon Dog is 4-8 years in the wild and up to 11-16 years when raised in captivity.

Collection of scaled drawings of Raccoon Dog in various poses
The Raccoon Dog (Nyctereutes procyonides) is a species of the Canidae family, closely related to foxes, that was named after its resemblance to the face of a raccoon. They have short tan-black limbs, a large body, and rounded ears. and are the only member of the canid family that hibernates.

Raccoon Dogs have a shoulder height of 15”-20” (38-51 cm), body length between 20”-27” (51-69 cm), and an overall weight in the range of 14-22 lb (6-10 kg). The typical lifespan of a Raccoon Dog is 4-8 years in the wild and up to 11-16 years when raised in captivity.

Collection of scaled drawings of Raccoon Dog in various poses
Raccoon Dog
Height:
15”-20” | 38-51 cm
Width:
Length:
20”-27” | 51-69 cm
Depth:
Weight:
14-22 lb | 6-10 kg
Area:
Scientific Name
Nyctereutes procyonoides
Lifespan
4-8 years (wild): up to 11-16 years (captivity)

Drawings include:

Raccoon Dog side elevation (standing), front (standing), side (sitting), side (walking)

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Belgian Malinois
Comparison diagram of the Belgian Malinois dog breed in relation to the height of a typical person

A member of the herding group, the Belgian Malinois is a hardworking, intelligent, and deeply loyal companion. Standing as tall as 26 inches at shoulder height, the Belgian Malinois has a lean and muscular build with coat colors ranging from fawn to mahogany. With pointed black ears and long tails that resemble those of a German Shepherd, this active pup is always on the move and requires plenty of exercise and activity. Did you know that the Belgian Malinois is one of the most popular breed of police dogs in the world, surpassing even the German Shepherd in demand?

Male Belgian Malinois have a withers height between 24”-26” (61-66 cm) and a weight in the range of 60-80 lb (27.2-36.3 kg). Female Belgian Malinois have a withers height between 22”-24” (56-61 cm) and a weight in the range of 40-60 lb (18.1-36.3 kg). The Belgian Malinois has an overall body length of roughly 34”-40” (86-102 cm), standing height of 28.5”-33” (72-84 cm), and a typical lifespan of 14-16 years.

Pair of side elevation drawings of the Belgian Malinois in standing and seated postures
A member of the herding group, the Belgian Malinois is a hardworking, intelligent, and deeply loyal companion. Standing as tall as 26 inches at shoulder height, the Belgian Malinois has a lean and muscular build with coat colors ranging from fawn to mahogany.

Male Belgian Malinois have a withers height between 24”-26” (61-66 cm) and a weight in the range of 60-80 lb (27.2-36.3 kg). Female Belgian Malinois have a withers height between 22”-24” (56-61 cm) and a weight in the range of 40-60 lb (18.1-36.3 kg). The Belgian Malinois has an overall body length of roughly 34”-40” (86-102 cm), standing height of 28.5”-33” (72-84 cm), and a typical lifespan of 14-16 years.

Pair of side elevation drawings of the Belgian Malinois in standing and seated postures
Belgian Malinois
Height:
28.5”-33” | 72-84 cm
Width:
Length:
34”-40” | 86-102 cm
Depth:
Withers Height
22”-26” | 56-66 cm
Weight:
40-80 lb | 18.1-36.3 kg
Area:

Coat Color: Rich fawn to mahogany
Temperament: Confident, reserved with strangers, affectionate and protective

Breed Size
Large
Lifespan
14-16 years

Drawings include:

Belgian Malinois side elevation (standing), side (sitting), front (standing), front (sitting), side (lying down)

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Arctic Fox

The Arctic Fox (Vulpes lagopus) is adapted to living in cold environments and has thick, warm fur that is used as camouflage. Their fur is sometimes white and at other times turns into a blue-gray coat. Arctic Foxes are native to the arctic regions of Alaska, Canada, Greenland, Russia, Norway, Scandinavia, and Iceland.

Arctic Foxes typically live in burrows or dens. Their diet generally consists of lemmings, voles, ringed seal pups, fish, waterfowl, and seabirds. In the wild most arctic foxes typically do not live past their first year of life.

Arctic Foxs have a shoulder height of 10”-12” (25-30 cm), body length between 18”-24” (46-61 cm), and an overall weight in the range of 7-17 lb (3-7.7 kg). The typical lifespan of a Arctic Fox is 3-6 years in the wild and up to 14-16 years when raised in captivity.

Set of standing side elevation drawings of the Arctic Fox
The Arctic Fox (Vulpes lagopus) is adapted to living in cold environments and has thick, warm fur that is used as camouflage. Their fur is sometimes white and at other times turns into a blue-gray coat. In the wild most arctic foxes typically do not live past their first year of life.

Arctic Foxs have a shoulder height of 10”-12” (25-30 cm), body length between 18”-24” (46-61 cm), and an overall weight in the range of 7-17 lb (3-7.7 kg). The typical lifespan of a Arctic Fox is 3-6 years in the wild and up to 14-16 years when raised in captivity.

Set of standing side elevation drawings of the Arctic Fox
Arctic Fox
Height:
10”-12” | 25-30 cm
Width:
Length:
18”-24” | 46-61 cm
Depth:
Weight:
7-17 lb | 3-7.7 kg
Area:
Scientific Name
Vulpes lagopus
Lifespan
3-6 years (wild); up to 14-16 years (captivity)

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Arctic Fox side elevation (standing), front (standing), side (walking), side (lying down)

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Basenji
Size comparison illustration with dimensions of the Basenji dog breed compared to an average person

Nicknamed the “Barkless Dog”, the Basenji is a unique member of the hound group of dogs. Originating on the continent of Africa, the Basenji has been depicted in drawings that date as far back as the Twelfth Dynasty of Egypt where it was bred as a sighthound to track down small game. The Basenji has a short, glistening coat with large, erect ears and measures in at an average shoulder height of around sixteen inches. Over the centuries, this nimble little hound dog has remained a favorite across the continent thanks to its adaptability to harsh terrain, fierce independence, and intelligent, alert nature.

Male Basenjis have a withers height between 16”-17” (41-43 cm) and a weight in the range of 22-26 lb (10-11.8 kg). Female Basenjis have a withers height between 16”-17” (41-43 cm) and a weight in the range of 20-24 lb (9.1-10.9 kg). The Basenji has an overall body length of roughly 23”-25” (58-64 cm), standing height of 19”-20” (48-51 cm), and a typical lifespan of 13-14 years.

Seated and standing side elevation drawings of the Basenji dog breed
Nicknamed the “Barkless Dog”, the Basenji is a unique member of the hound group of dogs. Originating on the continent of Africa, the Basenji has been depicted in drawings that date as far back as the Twelfth Dynasty of Egypt where it was bred as a sighthound to track down small game.

Male Basenjis have a withers height between 16”-17” (41-43 cm) and a weight in the range of 22-26 lb (10-11.8 kg). Female Basenjis have a withers height between 16”-17” (41-43 cm) and a weight in the range of 20-24 lb (9.1-10.9 kg). The Basenji has an overall body length of roughly 23”-25” (58-64 cm), standing height of 19”-20” (48-51 cm), and a typical lifespan of 13-14 years.

Seated and standing side elevation drawings of the Basenji dog breed
Basenji
Height:
19”-20” | 48-51 cm
Width:
Length:
23”-25” | 58-64 cm
Depth:
Withers Height
16”-17” | 41-43 cm
Weight:
20-26 lb | 9.1-11.8 kg
Area:

Coat Color: Chestnut red; pure black; tricolor; brindle

Temperament: Intelligent, independent, affectionate, alert

Breed Size
Small
Lifespan
13-14 years

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Basenji side elevation (standing), side (sitting), front (standing), front (sitting), side (lying down)

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Akita
Dimensioned comparison drawing of the Akita dog breed compared to an average person

A member of the working group of dogs, the Akita is a burly, spitz-type hound native to the mountainous regions of Northern Japan. With its dense, furry coat that comes in a variety of palettes, the Akita thrives in colder climates. A broad head and shoulders make for an imposing posture which is balanced in the rear by its iconic, curled-over tail. Quiet, hyper alert, and fiercely independent, the Akita is celebrated for its unshakeable loyalty to its human companion as famously demonstrated by the story of Hachikō, the most revered Akita of all time.

Male Akitas have a withers height between 26”-28” (66-71 cm) and a weight in the range of 100-130 lb (45.4-59 kg). Female Akitas have a withers height between 24”-26” (61-66 cm) and a weight in the range of 70-100 lb (31.8-45.4 kg). The Akita has an overall body length of roughly 36.5”-43.5” (93-110 cm), standing height of 31”-36.5” (79-93 cm), and a typical lifespan of 10-13 years.

Set of seated and standing side elevation drawings of the Akita dog breed
The Akita is a burly, spitz-type hound native to the mountainous regions of Northern Japan. With its dense, furry coat, the Akita thrives in colder climates. A broad head and shoulders make for an imposing posture which is balanced in the rear by its iconic, curled-over tail.

Male Akitas have a withers height between 26”-28” (66-71 cm) and a weight in the range of 100-130 lb (45.4-59 kg). Female Akitas have a withers height between 24”-26” (61-66 cm) and a weight in the range of 70-100 lb (31.8-45.4 kg). The Akita has an overall body length of roughly 36.5”-43.5” (93-110 cm), standing height of 31”-36.5” (79-93 cm), and a typical lifespan of 10-13 years.

Set of seated and standing side elevation drawings of the Akita dog breed
Akita
Height:
31”-36.5” | 79-93 cm
Width:
Length:
36.5”-43.5” | 93-110 cm
Depth:
Withers Height
24”-28” | 61-71 cm
Weight:
70-130 lb | 31.8-59 kg
Area:

Coat Color: White, brindle, pinto

Temperament: Alert, responsive, dignified, courageous

Breed Size
Large
Lifespan
10-13 years

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Akita side elevation (standing), side (sitting), front (standing), front (sitting), side (lying down)

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