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16 Dog Breeds that begin with E

English Springer Spaniel

English Springer Spaniel standing at edge of woods

English Springer Spaniel is a gun dog breed that excels at catching the game in the field. These athletic canines are expert trackers and are known to be great companions due to their loyal and steadfast nature.

The only drawback is that they don’t do well in small apartments. This is because English Springer Spaniels need plenty of room to run around. They love to get the attention of their people and hate being alone at any time.

English Cocker Spaniel

English Cocker Spaniel in tall weeds

English Cocker Spaniels are compact sporting dogs with a very cheerful personality. This breed was originally developed for hunting birds and other small game. However, they do extremely well as companion dogs, even in small apartments. Just make sure that you provide your pup with enough exercise to burn his/her energy. Otherwise, they can exhibit negative behavior.

English Setter

English Setter outside standing in grass

This sporting breed was created for hunting purposes. These pups are called ‘Setter’ because they set themselves up for catching their prey. English Setters have a beautiful speckled coat that can have different colors like lemon, orange, and liver. Due to their good looks, they are often called gentlemen of the canine world.

English Toy Spaniel

Close up portrait of an English Toy Spaniel outside in nature

If you want to describe this breed in one word, that would be ‘royal’. English Toy Spaniels were bred as companions for kings and are often called “Charlies”, after a king who loved them. Although they are small, these lapdogs can be quite mischievous. They come in a variety of colors, including red, black, tan, and white.

Entlebucher Mountain Dog

Entlebucher Mountain Dog standing in a grass covered yard.

This muscular breed was developed for keeping a watchful eye on herds. Entlebuchers can become extremely loyal and wonderful companions if socialized properly. They have a free spirit and love to spend time with their owners, especially playing. Their only drawback is that these pups can be territorial and will bark a lot upon seeing visitors.  

English Foxhound

3 English Foxhounds standing in front of their owners outside

As the name suggests, these canines were bred to chase down foxes in the English countryside. English Foxhounds can sprint extremely fast due to their straight and sturdy legs. They also have incredible stamina that allows them to make long runs.

The English Foxhound is a perfect balance of good looks and utility. They adapt well to urban life if regular exercise is provided to them.


2 Eurasier standing on a grassy hill overlooking a crop of trees

This medium-sized Spitz originated in Germany and is known for its calm, loyal, and smart nature. They come in a variety of colors, except for white, liver, and white patches (according to the breed standard). Likewise, Eurasiers can have colored or spotted tongues.

These intelligent dogs can become great family members even in small apartments. However, this breed tends to shed a lot so regular grooming is needed.

English Mastiff

English Mastiff standing on a pebble walkway in a garden.

The English Mastiff is an ancient dog breed that dates back almost  5000 years. They were originally bred as strong war dogs. In contrast to that, the modern English Mastiff is a calm and dignified dog that retains its protective nature. Therefore, they are ideal for guarding. These dogs are NOT recommended for novice owners because they require a lot of training and socializing.


The Eskland is a hybrid of American Eskimo and the Shetland Sheepdog. These beautiful dogs sport a thick coat that can be white, grey, brown, or cream in color. Although they were bred as designer dogs, Esklands can are considered incredible companion dogs. They are perfect for active families due to their abundant supply of energy.

English Bulldog

 English Bulldog running in grass

English Bulldogs are among the most popular canines all over the world. They have a thick, low-set body with small ears and loose skin. They can have short and glossy coats.

Bulldogs were originally developed to herd cattle but were later used in a rather bloody sport called bullbaiting. Despite that, these pups are very friendly and affectionate and can adjust well in small apartments.


Eskapoo outdoors sitting in grass

This breed was made by crossbreeding the American Eskimo with a Poodle. Normally, Eskapoos have a medium standard size, but they can also come in miniature and toy sizes. They come in several colors, like black, white, blue, grey, silver, apricot, and brown. Regular grooming is a must for these pups because of the long wiry hair.

Estonian Hound

Estonian Hounds are strong, muscular hounds with a thick coat. The National Dog of Estonia resembles a Beagle except for its long neck. These canines are good-natured family pets that show a lot of affection and loyalty. This breed has a white and tan coat color with a black “saddle area”.

English Coonhound

English Coonhound outdoors laying in grass

This breed is a direct descendant of the English Foxhound. English Coonhounds are lean but muscular, and they love to chase raccoons. These athletic dogs are known for their speed and stamina. They love wide-open areas and do not do well in small apartments.


The Ewokian is another designer breed on the list. It was developed through a cross between a Pomeranian and a Havanese. These small canines have a striking resemblance to a ‘teddy bear’. On top of that, Ewokians are very smart and easy to train. The only thing you need to remember is that they hate being left alone.

East Siberian Laika

East Siberian Laika outdoors standing among fallen branches

This breed originated in Russia and is very skilled in hunting. East Siberian Laikas retain much of their wild wolf ancestry. It is believed that these pups were influenced by Chinese and Japanese dogs that were once brought to that area. Laikas are full of energy and need a lot of exercise every day.


Engachons are the result of a cross between the Bichon Frise and the English Toy Spaniel. These lapdogs are very cheerful and make great companions because of their affectionate nature. However, they are extremely active (need plenty of exercise) and love to stay in the company of their owners.

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