10 Dog Breeds That Start With E

Dog Breeds That Start With E
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There are many dog breeds, each with its unique feature, stature, color, and attributes. They can be used as guard dogs, house pets, and warriors.

Each breed has its ideal physical traits, movement, and temperament. There are over 340 dog breeds known all over the World.

The following are the list of dog breeds that start with E:

1. English Foxhound

This is one of the four foxhound breeds of dogs. They originate from England. Though friendly and gentle, they are rarely seen as house pets.

They are hunting dogs originally designed to pursue foxes in the English countryside. As hunting dogs, they have high energy and need a lot of exercise during the day.

The English Foxhound is a very intelligent dog that can cover long distances without getting tired; that is why he is a dog to consider if you are a runner, jogger, or need a friend to accompany you on horseback rides.

2. English Cocker Spaniel

The English Cocker spaniel originates from England. It is a breed of gun dog with long ears and a happy disposition.

The English cocker spaniel dog is friendly, loyal, cheerful, playful, and sensitive, a perfect companion for a child or an adventurous adult. This breed has its roots in the hunting field of England.

This breed needs specific care, and the dog’s coat should be brushed two times a week to remove dead hair; the ear should be cleaned regularly to avoid the presence of the mite.

3. English Setter

The English Setter breed of dogs originates from England. They are used for hunting, as well as family companions. Its size ranges from 27inches(69cm) for males and 24inches(61cm) for females.

This breed is gentle but can be mischievous and strong-willed; they are people-oriented, energetic, suitable for families that give them attention and activity.

As active dogs, they need many exercises; at least 2hours of training is recommended per day.

The English setter is the best animal for American upland shooting (Arnold Burges, 1876). The English setter breed of dogs has an average life span of 11-12years.

4. English Springer Spaniel

This breed of dog is also called Springer spaniel, and they originate from England. It is a breed of gun dog in the spaniel family; they are versatile and athletic, known to track, hunt, and agility.

They are excellent pals to carry along when camping or hiking, but they need space to run because they are hunting dogs and not suitable for small apartment dwellers.

This breed of dogs has a good sense of humor; they are intelligent and enthusiastic, people-oriented, and shouldn’t be left alone at home.

They are medium-sized dogs with drop ears, the long fringe of hair on the chest area, ear, legs, and belly coat with feathers, protected by a dense. They have a life span of 12-14 years.

5. English Toy Spaniel

The English Toy spaniel, also called King Charles Spaniel, originates from England. This breed is a quiet one with a laid-back personality and was developed as a companion dog.

They are timid and feel shy in the presence of strangers, and they are gentle, calm, happy, affectionate, and devoted. They can bark and bite at someone they don’t like.

The English toy spaniels are very good cuddlers, wonderful companions, house pets, and seem to get along with older children who are gentle with them.

They can be stubborn when training them but tend to learn the basics when the training starts early.

Carrying too much weight can affect their health and may give them issues like diabetes and joint problems, so they should not be overfed.

Their weight is 8-14 pounds and life span of 10-12 years.

6. Eurasier

The Eurasier dog is also called the Eurasian/Eurasian spitz, which originates from Germany. They are ideal family dogs and do best when they are a part of a family.

They are watchful and always alert of their environment and great protectors of their family.

This breed of dogs are loyal and get along with children and other pets, especially when raised with them, obedient and intelligent but not energetic.

The Eurasiers are healthy dogs but need a regular visit to veterinary doctors to avoid underlying health issues. They are light eaters.

The Eurasiers rarely bark but do so with a good reason.

  • Their life span is 11-13 years.
  • Their weight is: Male 50-70 pounds (23-32kg)
  • Female 40-60 pounds (18-26kg)

7. English Bulldog

The English Bulldog, also known as the British Bulldog, originates from England. It is a medium-sized dog breed, hefty, muscular, pushed-in nose with a wrinkled face.

Bulldogs have mandibular prognathism, broadheads, and shoulders, naturally short tails.

Most bulldogs are friendly and patient but naturally stubborn, lazy, and aggressive. Their energy level decreases as they grow older.

They tend to form a strong bond with children and be regarded as excellent family pets.

Bulldogs require daily exercise and monitoring of their food intake to avoid heart problems and stress on their joints.

Bulldogs are sensitive to heat and should be given a lot of shade and water and kept out of the heat. They are large snorers and heavy breathers.

Bulldogs’ life span is 8-10 years.

8. English Mastiff

The English Mastiff breed of dogs originates from England. This breed weighs 220 pounds or more and is considered the largest/heaviest dog breed in the World.

They are gentle giants, loving but stubborn at times. They are considered a perfect companion for those who can accommodate their giant size.

The giant is truly a giant dog, muscular, powerful, and massive. There is a black mask around the nose and eyes with a heavy head, the eyes are small (dark/brown), dark and small ears, high tail, and a coarse coat.

This breed has a calm demeanor which makes him a considered companion for older kids. They are affectionate and loving to members of their family.

Due to its giant size, this breed is not suitable or recommended for toddlers.

The English mastiff needs daily exercise, and they become destructive and bored without proper training and stimulation. They tend to be lazy when not given a daily routine to keep them from excessive weight gain.

As giant dogs, the mastiffs are not good jogging companions; their joints can be damaged from the stress of running.

Morning and evening walk is a great form of exercise for them, they overheat easily so always carry water along.

They are prone to bad breath and gum disease; their teeth should be brushed more than three times a week to remove bacteria that causes bad breath.

The English mastiff, just like other dogs, does not live long; the average life span of the English mastiff is 6-12 years.

9. English Shepherd Dog

The English shepherd dog, sometimes called shadow shepherds, originates from England.

The English Shepherd is a medium-sized dog with an agile and robust build-up with a history of working on farms and making good companion pets.

English shepherds are kind, intelligent, independent, and devoted dogs which makes them easier to train. They are not great with cats and other pets, but they are good with children and a great family dog.

They are loyal and protective, bark a lot, and do not like unknown persons to enter their space, but rarely bite unless provoked.

They are omnivores and belong to the kingdom Animalia. They are excellent herding dogs and also make good guard dogs.

The English shepherds are very active and need one or more hours of exercise a day. They are healthy dogs but still have a few health issues.

They may develop joint and bone problems, hip dysplasia, luxating patella, and elbow dysplasia. They have a dirt proof and a waterproof coat that keeps itself looking fresh.

The coat of the English Shepherd should be brushed more than two (2) times a week to reduce the amount of shedding in your house.

The teeth should be brushed more than twice a week. As intelligent breeds, they also require mental stimulation.

The life span of the English shepherd dog is 10-13 years.

10. East Siberian Laika

The East Siberian Laika is a medium-sized dog that originates from Russia. This dog breed is a natural hunting dog, a drover, and can be used as a sled dog.

They have a passion for hunting, strong and friendly to humans. They are known to be territorial and aggressive to other dogs, especially dogs of the same gender that comes to their environment.

This breed is independent and stubborn but gets along very well with family members and children.

This breed’s real problem is with other dogs, and a lot of training and socialization is important from an early age.

They are affectionate and calm and form a strong bond with family members at home. This breed has natural protective instincts and so will make a good guard dog.

Like all other dogs, the East Siberian Laika has some health problems and hunting-related injuries, including hip and elbow dysplasia, monorchidism, traumatic bone injuries, ruptured ligaments, umbilical hernia.

It is important to feed the dog with a good diet, combined with deworming and regular vaccination.

As a hunting dog, this breed needs mental stimulation, high energy levels, and exercise to keep it from developing behavioral problems or avoiding boredom. A fenced space is necessary for this breed to run around and expend energy.

The East Siberian Laika comes in various colors (grey, brown, black, black, and white), thick coats, the fur around his neck and shoulders, triangular prick ears, and a curly tail.

This breed has a life span of 12-15 years.

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