Dog Breeds Which Start with the Letter “O”

Dog Breeds Which Start with the Letter “O”
January 25, 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 O 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 only 4 Dog breeds which start with the letter “O” – so let’s run through the super short list!

Old Danish Pointing Dog 


The Old Danish Pointing dog is a type of gun dog which isn’t often spotted outside of its native land of Denmark. It isn’t technically a pure breed, the breed resulted from crossbreeding of farm dogs, gypsy dogs, and St. Hubert’s Hounds. The result of the crossbreeding was a very versatile hunting dog which was suitable to take on hunts of all kinds of birds and wildfowl. It may be old in name, but it was only in 2006 that the breed was officially recognised by the UKC. Although they have a medium build, they are incredibly strong, however, the males tend to be slightly more powerful than the females of this breed. Personality-wise, they are fairly reserved with a fearless attitude, but they are always level headed and determined.

Old English Sheep Dog 

The Old English Sheepdog is perhaps the most adorable dog breed on this list. Despite its name, the breed hasn’t been around for all too long. With records stating that they are no more than 200 years old. But in those 200 years, they’ve proved to have remarkable abilities when it comes to droving and herding livestock. The breed is a close relation to the Polish Owczarek Nizinny breed and the Bearded Collie. They are often seen with docked tails, as this was formerly used for identification of working dogs. The Old English Sheepdog made it onto the United Kennel Club register in 1948. As you can tell from the appearance of the Old English Sheepdog, they are a very strong breed with balanced and thick-set bodies which is coated in a thick fur. The breed will take to any task put before them as they are an intelligent and adaptable breed which aims to please. It isn’t likely that you will ever see this breed showings signs of shyness or aggression.

Olde English Bulldog 

Despite the name the Olde English Bulldog is actually an American bull breed which was first introduced in 1971 by a breeder named David Leavitt (do you think he said his last names to his dogs a lot?). His intention when he created the breed was to develop a nimbler and healthy version of the bulldog. To create the breed he mixed Pit Bulls, Bull Mastiffs and American Bulldog. What he created was actually a happier breed which was less prone to aggression. Despite their still very muscular appearance, they are still incredibly agile and experience fewer health problems than the other bull breeds. They make for the perfect family pet – as long as that family likes to be active and they will generally take to all members of the family rather than just being a one person dog. Their main characteristics are loyalty and being very protective of their owners. Despite their appearance, they are incredibly sweet, so the breed won’t be for you if you’re looking for an intimidating breed.


Not heard of the Otterhound before? Not all too many people have! As otter hunting is now illegal in many different places, you won’t see them around all too often. In fact they are so rare that they have actually been placed on the Vulnerable Native Breed list, at the last count of their population, there were only 600 of them left. I’m sure you will join me in agreement that it would be a total shame to see the breed gone forever! The British breed was first recognised on British registers in the first half of the 19th century, their extremely sensitive noses, and almost superpower abilities when it came to hunting in the water made them infinitely popular. There aren’t many dog breeds which can track for up to 72 hours in the mud or water. And despite their name, they are actually incredibly versatile with what they can hunt down with ease. Although their webbed feet make it obvious that this breed was destined for the water! Let’s wish the guys trying to save this remarkable breed the best of luck!

Well, there we have our short list of dog breeds which start with the letter “O”!