Dog Breeds Which Start with the Letter “M”

Dog Breeds Which Start with the Letter “M”
January 14, 2019

Dog Breeds Which Start with the Letter “M”


 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 “M” 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 12 Dog breeds which start with the letter “M” technically. While some are the actual breed name, some are the regionalised breed names, and there’s plenty of Dutch hounds which have made the list.

  1. Majorca Mastiff

The Majorca Mastiff goes by many names, such as the Ca de Bou or Perro de Presa Mallorquin. They are a medium-large sized breed which possesses a great amount of strength. Despite their size and their slightly intimidating muscles, they are still a loyal dog breed.

  1. Maltese

The Maltese dogs are a popular companion pet, owners love their tiny stature and docile yet affectionate personalities. They don’t tend to need high amounts of exercise and are excellent at withstanding high temperatures as they first originated from the central Mediterranean Area.

  1. Manchester Terrier

The Manchester Terriers tend to be a lot less scrappy than their other terrier cousins, but the hunting instincts are still definitely present in their personalities. Though they have been put to use in many different ways, they are best put to work catching vermin.

  1. Maremma Sheepdog

The Maremma Sheepdog originated from Tuscany and as you can guess, they were often used to herd and protect livestock and cattle. Despite their hardworking personalities they also are very intelligent, determined and eager to please.

  1. Mastiff

Mastiffs may be a little hard to handle on the lead, so any owners will want to make sure they are able to have the Mastiff under the heel. The extremely large dogs are an ancient bred who have been used by many types of people as a companion pet throughout the centuries.

  1. Medium Griffon Vendeen

The Medium Griffon Vendeen is one of the oldest breeds of hunting dogs which come from France. Prior to World War 2, they were extremely popular, however, since then their numbers have declined and it’s quite rare to see them used as a family pet.

  1. Mexican Hairless Dog

The Mexican Hairless Dog may not be the cutest dog breed to come out of Mexico, yet, that hasn’t stopped people from welcoming them into their home. The bred comes in a variety of sizes including toy, miniature, and standard.

  1. Miniature Bull Terrier

Miniature Bull Terriers are the toy version of the Bull Terrier breed which are extremely loyal and affectionate with their owners. As with all Bull breeds, they have a fairly bad rep, yet, if they are well trained and socialised they can make for the perfect family pet.

  1. Miniature Pinscher

The Miniature Pinscher is a small breed of dog which comes from Germany, however, now they can be commonly found all over the world. As they have been around for so long, no one is quite sure of their bloodlines, but it is assumed that they are part Dachshund, Italian Greyhound and German Pinscher.

  1. Miniature Schnauzer

The Miniature Schnauzer breed may look quite grumpy, yet, the toy breed is actually incredibly friendly. Their history started in the mid to late 19th century in Germany, yet, now, they enjoy popularity all across Europe, American and Australia.  

  1. Montenegrin Mountain Hound

Never heard of a Montenegrin Mountain Hound? Not many people have. They are an incredibly rare breed of dog which is usually all black in colour. They originally came from Siberia where they would often be spotted ranging the mountains.

  1. Mudi

Despite the small size of the Mudi breed, they still make for excellent herding dogs. They originated from Hungry and are closely related to the Puli and Pumi breeds but they can be set apart by their excellent talents in herding.