Dog Breeds Which Start with the Letter “C”

Dog Breeds Which Start with the Letter “C”
January 20, 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 “C” 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 23 Dog breeds which start with the letter “C” technically. While some are the actual breed name, some are the regionalised breed names, and there’s plenty of hounds from the Canary Islands which have made the list.

  1. Cairn Terrier

The Cairn Terrier is a hardy and assertive breed which originated from the Scottish Highlands. It is one of the oldest terrier breeds still around today. Nowadays they are a popular family pet, historically they were used to hunt and chase quarry.

  1. Canaan Dog

The Canaan Dog goes by many names, you may also find reference to the breed under the name of the Palestinian Pariah dog, or the Bedouin Sheepdog. Both of the names gives you a pretty good idea where the breed came from and for what purpose it was bred for!

  1. Canadian Eskimo Dog

The Canadian Eskimo dog is one of North America’s oldest and rarest breeds, as you can expect, the breed was often put to work pulling sledges. Personality-wise, they tend to be highly intelligent and alert and will make for the perfect pet, if you give them plenty of exercise!

  1. Canarian Warren Hound

The Canarian Warren Hound also goes by the name of Podenco Canario, in their native land of the Canary Islands ‘Podenco’ means hound. This handy hound was often bred to be used in packs to hunt rabbits.

  1. Canary Islands Mastiff

Yet another breed from the Canary Islands makes the list, yet, the Canary Islands Mastiff is considerably larger than the former entry on the list, however, the Mastiff’s job in the Canary Islands is to look after livestock.  

  1. Castro Laboreiro Dog

The Castro Laboreiro Dog is also more commonly referred to as the Portuguese Cattle Dog due to the excellent watchdog traits of the breed, they are regularly used in Portugal for watching over livestock and cattle.

  1. Catalan Sheepdog

The Catalan Sheepdog is an adorable hairy hound, its charming looks have seen the breed become popular all across Europe, including Spain, Finland, Germany and Sweden.

  1. Caucasian Shepherd Dog

As the Caucasian Shepherd Dog can weigh in anywhere between 50 – 90kg, it is safe to say that the breed is fairly sizable! So, it’s only natural that they were put to good use in the mountains of Russia as guard dogs.

  1. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel should really need no introduction considering that they are popularly found as family pets all across the globe. Their cheerful yet laidback demeanour wins them a fair amount of popularity.

  1. Central Asia Shepherd Dog

The Central Asia Shepherd Dog may have started off in Central Asia, yet, it is not uncommon to find the desirable breed all across the globe. The large breed has been used for centuries for the protection of property and livestock.

  1. Cesky Terrier

The Cesky Terrier is potentially the most distinctive of all the terrier breeds. Its short stature combined with its shaggy and rustic coat may not be for everyone but with such a cheerful, yet reserved personality, there’s no wonder why they are so popular!

  1. Chesapeake Bay Retriever

As with all retriever breeds the Chesapeake Bay Retriever was originally bred and used to be a gun dog. The breed was first established in America in the 19th century.

  1. Chihuahua

Yet another dog who doesn’t need much of an introduction; the chihuahua which is one of the smallest dog breeds in the world. Even though their personality wouldn’t let you think it!!

  1. Chinese Crested Dog

Despite the name, the Chinese Crested Dog didn’t only first descend from China, they were also commonly found in Africa. The semi hairless breed has a very distinctive coat which makes them hairless aside from their crest and tails, but for many people, this just adds to the charm of the popular pet.

  1. Chow Chow

In the Chow Chow’s native land of China, it goes by an infinitely cuter name “puffy lion dog”, well, at least China know how to call a spade a spade!

  1. Cirneco Dell Enta

If you haven’t already figured it out, the Cirneco Dell Enta is an Italian breed which originates from the Isle of Sicily, due to its size and speed the breed was perfect when it came to hunting rabbits.

  1. Clumber Spaniel

Of all the Spaniel breeds, there’s no disputing that the Clumber Spaniel has the most adorable name. Even though most Spaniels look slim, the Clumber Spaniel comes with its very own ungainly posture.

  1. Collie     

Collies are renown for their boundless amounts of energy, and unparalleled ability when it comes to herding sheep and other livestock. They come in both rough and smooth and there is a fair amount of distinction between the two breed variants.

  1. Continental Toy Spaniel

The Continental Toy Spaniel is perfect for any pet owners who are looking for a toy breed small enough to carry around in a purse at the same time as having a cheery and positive personality. The Continental Toy Spaniel was bred as a companion breed only.

  1. Coton de Tulear

If you take a look at the Coton de Tulear’s coat, you’ll soon start to see how they got the name. The breed which originated from Madagascar quite literally has a coat which looks like cotton. Making them even cuter is the fact that they don’t tend to weigh any more than 18 pounds!

  1. Croatian Sheepdog

No prizes for guessing where the Croatian Sheepdog comes from and what it purpose the breed was originally bred for. Although the breed makes a fantastic pet – for anyone looking for an energetic dog, they are still commonly found as working dogs today.

  1. Curly Coated Retriever

There aren’t many dog breeds which come with a curly coat, which makes the Curly Coated Retriever a rare type of dog specially designed to work well in the water whilst hunting!

  1. The Czechoslovakian Wolfdog

Is it a wolf? Is it a dog? Well, we’re not all too sure! The Czechoslovakian Wolfdog is a new breed of dog which was only established in 1955! But it certainly looks like a wolf, and it’s probably going to be the closest you’ll ever get to owning an actual wolf!