Dog Breeds Which Start with the Letter “K”
February 2, 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 “K” 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 11 Dog breeds which start with the letter “K” technically. While some are the actual breed name, some are the regionalised breed names.
- Kai Ken
Never heard of a Kai Ken dog? Don’t worry, they are extremely rare, and not often found outside of Japan. The Spitz-type breed is a medium-size, which never commonly grow beyond 55cm. Even though their numbers may be low, they are one of Japan’s oldest dog breeds. With their loyal and reserved personalities, it’s hard to see why they aren’t so popular!
- Kangal Shepherd Dog
The Kangal Shepherd Dog is a very large breed of guardian dog, which was used for protection and herding in its homeland of Sivas. They have also got quite the reputation for themselves after there have been a fair few times, they’d been in the press due to their aggression. Obviously. there’s no such thing as a bad breed, only a bad owner. However, with that in mind, they are still not recommended for first-time owners.
- Karelian Bear Dog
The Karelian Bear Dog doesn’t seem as though it has the ability to take on a bear, yet, they have been used for centuries in their homeland of Finland. Despite their name, it is not only bears which they hunt, but they are also incredibly versatile hunters. Yet, it is with aggressive prey that the Karelian Bear Dog thrives the most due to their fearless personalities. Alongside taking down bears, they have also been used with moose and wild boar.
- Karst Shepherd Dog
The Karst Shepherd Dog is one of the most handsome Shepherd dogs in the world. They have earned themselves quite the reputation as an excellent protection breed. Originally, they came from Slovenia, and you won’t commonly find them outside of the fields of their homelands.
- Kerry Blue Terrier
The Kerry Blue Terrier is one of the most distinctive breeds there is, with a somewhat stiff appearance, the small breed was used for hunting small game and vermin – the same with most other terriers. Historically, they were used to hunt otters, but nowadays they will be put to use in the fields to catch hares, rats, and the occasional fox. They are highly spirited animals, who can be affectionate, however, you’ll want to ensure you give the breed plenty of things to do If you’re bringing them home as a breed.
- King Charles Spaniel
The King Charles Spaniel is potentially one of the best, loyal, and affectionate lap dog breeds you can bring into your home. Their gorgeous silky tri colour coat and their small frame make them highly desirable as pets. They also only need a moderate amount of exercise to keep them happy. For the rest of the time, they will enjoy snoozing with you on the sofa.
- Kishu Inu
Kishu Inu dogs are native to Japan as one of Japan’s only native dog breeds, once more they are a Spitz-type breed. They have one of the longest and purest bloodlines for any dog native to Japan, they have been developed over the duration of thousands of years. Now, they are one of the most preferred pets in Japan due to their faithful, yet docile personality which makes them all too adorable!
The Komondor is one of the biggest dog breeds in the world, it is also one of the most distinctive due to their dreadlocked coat. You may not be able to see how long their legs are under all their fur, and their cute and charming appearance may be deceptive for the fact the Komondor is one of the most powerful dogs in the world. Their strength definitely comes in handy when they are fulfilling their duties in Hungary as a guardian dog!
- Korea Jindo Dog
Not many people have heard of the Korea Jindo Dog before, but in Korea, they are a national treasure, even if they have been named as “Korea’s 53rd best National treasure”. Surely how cute the Korea Jindo Dog is makes them worthy of a top ten spot! They are very similar in appearance to the Shiba Inu breed which you may have heard of before, however personality-wise, the Korea Jindo Dog is wilder, and not as easy to domesticate as the Korea Jindo Dog.
Yeah, I know, I couldn’t pronounce it either, but the Kromfohrlander definitely is a breed which starts with the letter K, so it made the list. As I’m sure you’ve already guessed, their names aren’t English. The breed originated in Germany, and it is one of the only non-working breeds which we have featured on this list. Instead, the breed is a companion animal due to their adaptable, trainable and good-natured personality, which strikes the perfect balance between docile and attentive.
The Kuvasz is one of the largest dog breeds in the world, they’ve also been around for centuries. You’ll find the Kuvasz name marked in Hungarian historical texts. They used to be used as guardians to royalty, but these days, they are more likely to be found protecting livestock or in the family home. Despite their size, they are one of the most popular pets in Hungary. The fact that they can grow up to 75 centimetres and will cost you a fortune in food is all forgotten as they are a clownish, yet protective breed who will quickly become your best friend.