Types Of Dogs And Dogs For Sale In Kenya

Types Of Dogs In Kenya

Here is an easy guide to help you know the different types of dogs, places to find dogs for sale in Kenya, and types of dogs used by police. Dogs are not only pets but can also act as a great companion offering optimal security.

Kenya is one of the countries that treasure dog rearing business. So many species have been preserved from extinction through breeding. Bred dogs for sale come in different shapes, sizes and colors. Normally dogs are categorized into 3 including;

  1. Small sized dog breeds
  2. Medium sized dog breeds
  3. Large sized dog breeds

When looking for dogs for sale in Kenya Nairobi, it is advisable not to judge the dogs by their looks or adorable features they poses but keep in mind some key benefits and functionality of the dogs as discussed below.

10 Popular Types Of Dogs Breed For Sale In Kenya

There are numerous Breeds of Dogs for sale in Kenya. Some of the popular types of dogs in Kenya include:

1. German Shepherd Dog

German Shepherd Dogs

The Germany Shepherd originated from ancient Germany in the 1800. The dog was bred from the most obedient, responsive and intelligent dog types mainly for herding. Germany Shephard is one of the best police dogs that presents with a large body size, can stand up to 26 inches shoulder high and has a great speed.

The German shepherd dog is ranked with unique characters such as having high:

  • Courage,
  • Confidence,
  • Ability to follow command,
  • Loyalty,
  • Defense of loved ones.

2. Belgian Malinois Dog

Belgian Malinois Dog

The dog was originally bred in the Northwest of Belgium, in Malines City with the purpose of herding. The males weigh between 60 and 80 pounds and the female weighs between 40-60 pounds and they can live between 14 to 16 years.

Belgian Malinois is distinguished by its character of being:

  • Versatile,
  • Intelligent,
  • Confident,
  • Hardworking

3. Labrador Retriever Dog

Labrador Retriever Dog

Labrador Retriever is a breed of Canadian fishing dogs that were imported and first bred at Newfoundland, United Kingdom. The males weigh29-36kg while the females weigh 25-32 kg. The dogs can be of different colors such as black. Chocolate, yellow and have a life expectancy of 10-12 years.

Labrador Retriever breed is characterized by its outstanding characters such as;

  • Outgoing,
  • Intelligent,
  • Gentle,
  • Agile,
  • Kind,
  • Loyal,
  • Even Tempered.

4. Bloodhound Dog

Bloodhound Dog

Bloodhound was first bred Scotland, France, United Kingdom and Belgium to hunt wild boars, dears and Track down people. The males weigh about 41-50 kg while the female 36- 41kg, they have a life expectancy of 10-12 years and they come in colors red, Black and tan, liver and tan.

The Bloodhound is characterized by its nature of being;

  • Stubborn
  • Gentle
  • Affectionate
  • Even Temperedness
  • Have a strong sense of smell

5. Golden Retriever Dog

Golden Retriever Dog

Golden Retriever was originally bred in from a Rusian Tracker dog and several other dog species in Glen Affric in Scotland, England and the United Kingdom in 1850, for retrieving short waterfowl such as upland game birds during hunting. The males weigh 30-34 kg while females weigh 25-32 kg and have a life expectancy of 10-12 years. They come in golden, light golden, dark golden and cream colors.

Golden Retriever can be:

  • Trusted,
  • Intelligent,
  • Friendly,
  • Reliable,
  • High sense of confidence,
  • Kind,
  • Tolerant to its inhabitants.

6. Chihuahua Dog

Chihuahua Dog

Chihuahua are the type of dogs small- sized that were originally bred in Chihuahua, Mexico, USA from a Techichi type of breed. The Breed is of two types the long coat and the smooth coat (short haired) with kilograms varying from 1.5-3 kg. The come in all colors a part from merle and they can live from 12 to 20 years.

Chihuahua are identified by their:

  • Commitment nature,
  • Liveliness,
  • Alertness,
  • Quick response,
  • Courageous nature.

7. Rottweiler Dog

Rottweiler Dog

Rottweiler Is a police dog that was bred in Germany with purposes of serving in the military, pulling butcher’s carts, driving animals to the market and they guarded homes.  The big dogs have a life expectancy of 8-10 years and comes in colors; tan, Black and Mahogany with males weighing 50-60 kg and feamales35- 48 kg.

Rottweilers are characterized as:

  • Obedient,
  • Steady,
  • Confident,
  • Devoted,
  • Fearless,
  • Alert,
  • Courageous,
  • Calm,
  • Self-assured,
  • Good-natured

8. Siberian Husky Dog

Siberian Husky Dog

Siberian Husky’s original breed was from Chukchi, Peninsula, East of Siberia before 1908.The dog is a medium size and comes in colors White, Black Gray & White, Black & Tan, Black & White, Grey, Red & White, Sable & White and Silver-gray. The males Husky dogs weigh 54-60 kg while the females, 50-56kg and they have a life expectancy of 12- 15 years.  

Siberian Husky is can be said to be:

  • Outgoing,
  • Intelligent,
  • Alert,
  • Friendly
  • Gentle.

 9. Great Dane Dog

Great Dane Dog

Great Danes dogs were first bred in Germany from in the 1980s and were owned by high class families as guard dogs and sports dogs. The males weigh 54-90 kg and while females weigh 45-59kg and they come in colors; Black, Blue, Fawn, Brindle, Mantle and Harlequin.  

Great Danes are:

  • Devoted, F
  • Friendly,
  • Confident,
  • Reserved,
  • Gentle
  • Loving.

10. T9 Dogs

T9 Dog

The African wild dog, also referred to as the T9 dog, is mostly found in East African Countries. The dog is distinct from other breeds by its size as it is smaller and bares a much darker sported coat. The dogs are preferred dead by the local people due to their dangerous nature.

As a result they have been hosted in National Game Reserves and conservations to protect them from extinction. The T9s dogs were once trained as war dogs during the dictatorial reign of the Ugandan President, Idi Amin Dada. They are extremely aggressive and some can cause rabbis when they bite humans of other dogs.

Types of Dogs Used by Police.

  • The German Shepherd
  • Bloodhound
  • Dutch Shepherd
  • Labrador
  • Belgian Malinois
  • Rottweilers

Dogs for Sale Kenya

a. Dogs For Sale In Karen

Dog SupplierContactsAddress
Karen Provision Store020 3882252Next Karen Barclays Bank, Karen Close, Off Ngong Road
Masterpawk9s0720 014561Karen Rd, Nairobi
Dogs For Sale In Karen

b. Dogs For Sale In Mombasa

Dog SupplierContactsAddress
Petzone Nyali0700 111100Nyali Centre Behind Super Cosmetics
Petzone Likoni0753 717717Likoni Mall, Mombasa
Dogs For Sale In Mombasa

c. Dogs For Sale In Kenya

Dog SupplierContactsAddress
German Shepherd Puppies0790 600611Kilimani Opp. Green house on Ngong rd
Friends K9 Petstore0721 462171The Point Mall Buruburu
Petworld Kenya0723 371539New Muthaiga Mall, Thigiri Road
Nairobi Pet House0720 499454Nairobi
Petsasa Kenya0114 560668 
Njogit Breeders0720 733017Utalii Ln, Nairobi
Acacia Pedigree Kennels0722 173068 
Milele Kennels0721 668877Kibichiku, Getathuru Rd, Nairobi City
Kenya Society for the Protection & Care of Animals0733 571125Lang’ata Road Nairobi KE
German Shepherd Puppies on a sale             0712 299069Bypass, Ruiru, Kiambu
PetStore Kenya0795 350292Kaptagat Road Mashiara Park
Kiunadogs0721 982203Thiongo Rd, Nairobi
Dade pets0713 154345Ruiru
Kim’s Dog Farm0711 391811park ave, Golf Ave, mugutha
Zewal Kennels0722 831680 
The Royal Pets0708 696992Geoffrey Luruti Road, 1st N Ave, Nairobi
Pet House Kenya0777 113991Tropical Towers, Suite CF, Ground Floor Komo Lane off, Wood Ave, Nairobi
Hatari Security Services – Security Firm | Company0726 95240322921, Hatari House, Rhapta Road, Nairobi
Aquamart and Pets Shop0735 330084Nairobi City, Kenya
Greenstone puppies+27 83 287 8707Nairobi City, Kenya
Dogs For Sale In Kenya


Dogs can be rated as pets and for work. Not every dog can be trained as a police dog. The above-mentioned Dog breeds, are a selection of the best dogs among the police dogs. Although the dogs are of different colors, sizes, shapes and with uniquely characters, they undergo same training. Some of the roles the dogs are taught include; Drug sniffing, rescuing, protection.

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