Dog Breeds: F

Field Spaniel

The Field Spaniel is an intelligent but docile member of the Spaniel family. Originally bred as a sporting and gundog, this breed is favoured as a family dog that is patient with children. They are active dogs and thrive with regular, daily activity.

Fila Brasileiro

A powerful and menacing dog that is distrusting of strangers, the Fila Brasileiro is feared internationally with good reason. Outlawed in many countries, including the UK, they have the biting power to kill a human being. Traditionally used in Brazil to seek out runaway slaves in the jungle, they are now more commonly kept as guard dogs, and are incredibly loyal to their family.

Finnish Hound

A handsome, tri-coloured dog, the Finnish Hound is incredibly well-known within both Finland and Sweden, but relatively unheard of elsewhere in the world. Used to hunting rabbits and foxes, the Finnish Hound is a dedicated worker who loves his job. After a hunt or sufficient exercise, they will be happy to relax calmly with their family, showing them plenty of affection.

Finnish Lapphund

Soft and submissive, the Finnish Lapphund is nonetheless a hardy dog with a strong working pedigree, having spent centuries herding reindeer in the frozen fields of Finland. A clever and responsive dog, it is the perfect pet for active families who can provide the hours of daily exercise it requires – and can tolerate the thick trail of hair it leaves in its wake!

Finnish Spitz

The Finnish Spitz is a small fox-like dog that is intelligent, independent and has a lively and determined character. It was originally used for hunting all sorts of game in Finland and barks to mark its prey. The Finnish Spitz has a strong character and learns quickly but bores easily, so must be kept well-stimulated. The breed needs plenty of exercise, so is not suited to city environments.

Flat Coated Retriever

The Flat Coated Retriever is a large breed of dog that was originally used to retrieve game during shoots on both land and in water. The breed is extremely active and requires around two-hours of exercise a day. It has a bright, kind and affectionate character and is good with children. The breed's coat does not require any specialist grooming but regular brushing is required.

Fox Terrier

There are two types of Fox Terrier, the Smooth Fox Terrier and the Wire Fox Terrier, the main difference being, of course, their coat type. They are small dogs with a big personality, requiring plenty of exercise. Both breeds have a long lifespan and are affected by relatively few health problems. Fox Terriers are intelligent and learn quickly, but must have a stimulating environment, as they become bored quickly.

French Bulldog

The French Bulldog is sociable and small but sturdy looking dog with a playful and friendly nature. They originated from the Toy Bulldog but were subsequently developed in France and America. Today they are an immensely popular companion dog, which does not require large amounts of exercise and has a coat which is easy to care for. The breed does suffer from several health problems so careful selection of healthy lines is important.

French Spaniel

The French Spaniel is a calm, docile, and extremely loyal dog with a long and noble history. An adaptable and intelligent breed, it is a versatile hunter and a loving family pet that is extremely sociable and good with other dogs. It is an energetic breed, and needs regular exercise and outdoor space to explore.