Dog Breeds Which Start with the Letter “P”

Dog Breeds Which Start with the Letter “P”
January 7, 2019

There are literally hundreds of different types of dog breeds, I’m pretty sure even the biggest dog buff wouldn’t be able to reel all the breeds off the top of their heads. So, if you’re stuck trying to think of all the different dog breeds which start with the letter P we’ve put together the ultimate list for you. We’ve scoured global kennel registers to compile a comprehensive list to make it easy for you.

You can find more information on the listed dog breeds by heading over to the Dog Breeds section of our website.

There are 24 Dog breeds which start with the letter “P” technically. While some are the actual breed name, some are the regionalised breed names, and there’s plenty of Portuguese hounds which have made the list.

  1. Parson Russell Terrier

The Parson Russell Terrier was developed by Pastor John (Jack) Russell who was looking to breed an adept hunting dog. To this day there’s not a dog more capable of chasing down vermin.  

  1. Pekingese 

The Pekingese is a Chinese Toy Dog which was often found on the laps of aristocrats, the charming breed makes for the perfect family pet.

  1. Peruvian Hairless Dog 

There aren’t many hairless dog breeds in the world, but the Peruvian Hairless Dog is remarkable in many different ways, they’ve been around since the dawn of time and often sport charming mohawks. Inca people grew especially attached to this breed.

  1. Petit Bassett Griffon Vendeen 

This friendly-faced pup is common as a family pet all across Europe which originates from France. Despite their cute and fluffy appearance, the Petit Bassett Griffon Vendeen is an extremely brave and intelligent dog.

  1. Pharaoh Hound 

The Pharaoh hound has been around for over 5000 years, its portraits can be found on artefacts from Ancient Egypt. Unlike most dog breeds, the Pharaoh Hound hasn’t changed in over centuries and the bloodline is one of the purest!

  1. Picardy Spaniel 

Not to be confused with the Blue Picardy Spaniel, in fact, there are four different variations of the noble and elegant hunting dog.

  1. Podengo Portugues 

This peculiarly named hound is a very old breed of dog which was bred to create the perfect hunting dog to tackle big game. It is very rare to catch sight of one outside of its homeland of Portugal.

  1. Poitevin

The Poitevin is a type of French Beagle which came about through a variety of different hunting dogs being bred. They are historically renown for their ability to hunt wolves.

  1. Polish Greyhound 

While there aren’t many visual differences between the Polish Greyhound and the breed specifications for the Greyhound, the two breeds aren’t even related!  

  1. Polish Hound 

The Polish Hound is one of Poland’s most prized hunting dogs thanks to the dog breed’s keen sense of smell and ability to fair well against the harsh weather conditions – it can get fairly nippy in Poland!

  1. Polish Lowland Sheepdog 

The clues really are in the title when it comes to the Polish Lowland Sheepdog, you’ll no doubt recognise the breed for its long and fluffy white and grey coat.

  1. Poodle 

The poodle is one of the most popular breeds around, so, it should need no introduction. Part of the popularity of the breed is due to the fact that it is hypoallergenic due to how little it sheds its coat.

  1. Porcelaine 

The Porcelaine breed is one of France’s oldest scent hound breeds, so, as you can imagine they were put to good work in the field.

  1. Portuguese Pointing Dog 

The Portuguese Pointing dog is one of the best gun dogs native to the region, they prove to be especially useful when it comes to hunting red-legged partridges. They certainly know what they like.

  1. Portuguese Sheepdog 

When it comes to herding cattle and sheep in Portugal, the most trusted breed is the Portuguese Sheepdog which comes with a shaggy often black coat and in medium size.

  1. Portuguese Water Dog 

The Portuguese Water Dog has had a lot of tricky jobs over the years, including having to go in the water for dropped fishing gear on fishing trips. Yet, these days they usually have a much less demanding job as a family pet.

  1. Posavac Hound 

The Posavac hound is native to Croatia and looks fairly typical to the hound breeds of dog, so, it should come as no surprise that they were often used as scent hounds.

  1. Pudelpointer 

This adorably named breed is one of the most versatile hunting breeds there are. It came about through the crossing of the German hunting Poodle with the English Pointer.

  1. Pug 

Considering that the pug is one of the most popular dogs in the world, our flat faced curly tailed friend should really need no introduction.

  1. Puli 

There aren’t many dog breeds whose coats make them resemble a mop, which is how most people will recognise the Hungarian guard dog and sheepdog.

  1. Pumi 

There aren’t many dog breeds which look as happy as the Pumi breed which originates from Hungary, despite their small size they are perfect for herding and livestock and helping to keep them under control.

  1. Pyrenean Mastiff 

The Pyrenean Mastiff is often mistaken for the Pyrenean Mountain dog, yet, there are many differences, including height as the Pyrenean Mastiff is one of the biggest dog breeds which originate from Spain.

  1. Pyrenean Mountain Dog 

The Pyrenean Mountain Dog originates from North America and is often put to work still to this day for protecting and herding livestock. The bloodline dates back hundreds if not thousands of years.

  1. Pyrenean Sheep Dog 

The Pyrenean Sheep Dog is a clever, yet bossy breed which originates from Southern France and Northern Spain. It has been around since at least the medieval times and is still used for its ability to herd sheep.