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A List of the

Different Groups

of Dog Breeds











List of Dog Breeds and Classifications of Dogs





Different groups of dogs and the breed within each group.
Each link below will take you to a page about each breed of dog that was written
with Dr. Jane Bicks. This will give you specific information about
the special needs of each breed of dog.


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Herding Group
The group Herding Dogs is a relatively new classification of dogs
that have had a history of or have been bred specifically
for herding purposes. These are intelligent, active, and athletic dogs.

They can make good house pets with the proper environment and
obedience training. Most of these dogs love to work and are
eager to please. This group separates some dogs formerly known as
Working Dogs into a new Herding Dog group.


Herding Dogs include:

Australian Cattle Dog
Australian Shepherd
Bearded Collie
Belgian Malinois
Belgian Sheepdog
Belgian Tervuren
Border Collie
Bouviers Des Flanders
Briard
Collie
German Shepherd
Old English Sheepdog
Puli
Shetland Sheepdog
Welsh Corgi, Cardigan and Pembroke



Sporting Group


This group includes dogs that have been specifically bred for pointing,
flushing, or retrieving game. A few dogs in this group may be used
as guide dogs or as protection dogs. Most of these dogs need a lot of
exercise! The list includes 24 breeds adapted for hunting: 7 breeds of
pointers, 5 breeds of retrievers, 3 breeds of setters, and 9 breeds
of spaniels.

Pointers

Brittany
Pointer
German Shorthaired
German Wirehaired
Vizlas
Weimaraner
Wirehaired Pointing Griffon

Retrievers

Chesapeake Bay
Curly-Coated
Flat-Coated
Golden
Labrador

Setters

English
Gordon
Irish

Spaniels

American Water
Clumber
English Springer
Field
Irish Water
Welsh Springer



Working Group

This class is made up of about thirty breeds used mostly for herding,
guarding, as guides and rescue dogs. Most of these dogs are large
to enormous in size. A few are considered small. The dogs in this
group are usually territorial, strong, and confident. They need
a strong confident leader to master their temperament. Some of the
dogs in this group make excellent companions and are commonly used
to assist humans for their original purpose. Working Dogs include
the following breeds:

Akita
Alaskan Malamute
Bernese Mountain Dog
Boxer
Bullmastiff
Doberman Pinscher
Giant Schnauzer
Great Dane
Great Pyrenees
Komondor
Kuvasz
Mastiff
Newfoundland
Portuguese Water Dog
Rottweiler
St. Bernard
Samoyed
Siberian Husky
Standard Schnauzer



Hunting Group

This group includes over twenty breeds adapted for hunting and/or
tracking game or humans by sight or smell. These dogs require
non-traditional training techniques as they are easily distracted
by movement or scent. The dogs in this group vary greatly in size
from the Dachshund (5 inches tall, 10 pounds) to the Irish
Wolfhound (3 feet tall at the shoulder to 7 feet tall standing,
160 pounds). Included in this group are:

Afghan
Basenji
Basset Hound
Beagle
Black and Tan Coonhound
Bloodhound
Borzoi
Dachshund
Foxhounds, American and English
Greyhound
Harrier
Ibizan Hound
Irish Wolfhound
Norweigian Elkhound
Otterhound
Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen
Pharaoh Hound
Rhodesian Ridgeback
Saluki
Scottish Deerhound
Whippet



Terrier Group

There are over 22 dog breeds included in the Terrier group. The dogs
vary in size and shape from the very small Norwich Terrier
(10 inches, 10 pounds) to the Airedale (23 inches, 55 pounds)
to the American Staffordshire (18 inches, 70 pounds). Terriers have
been used for a variety of purposes including guarding, pit fighting,
and especially hunting small predators such as: rats, badgers, foxes,
and rabbits. They are known for their tenacious temperament and are
admired for their ability to hunt and work relentlessly. With proper
training and socialization they can make good house pets.
This group includes:

Airedale
American Staffordshire and Staffordshire Bull
Australian
Bedlington
Border
Bull and Miniature Bull
Cairn
Dandie Dinmont
Fox, Smooth and Wire
Irish
Kerry Blue
Lakeland
Manchester, Standard
Miniature Schnauzer
Norfolk and Norwich
Scottish
Sealyham
Skye
Soft-Coated Wheaten
Welsh
West Highland White
Yorkshire Terrier


Toy Group

This group is made up of tiny dogs weighing from one to eighteen
pounds with the average being eight pounds. The dogs in this
group have been bred for pampering and protecting. They are usually
very sensitive to extremes in temperature as they do not
have the body mass to maintain heat. Tiny dogs did not evolve naturally;
humans bred and altered them specifically for their small size to
be held and coddled. Due to their small size and sensitivity to the
environment, The Toys would have difficulty surviving without human care.
This group includes about 18 breeds:

Affenpinscher
Brussels Griffon
Chihuahua
Chinese Crested
English Toy Spaniel
Italian Greyhound
Japanese Chin
Maltese
Manchester Terrier, Toy
Miniature Pinscher
Papillon
Pekingese
Pomeranian
Poodle, Toy
Pug
Shih Tsu
Silky Terrier
Yorkshire Terrier



Miscellaneous

This is an extra category which includes all dogs that have not been
classified as Toys, Sporting Dogs, Working Dogs, Hounds, Herding Dogs,
or Terriers. Non-Working dogs function primarily as companion dogs
with some dogs possibly serving as guard dogs or
retrievers. This varied group includes:


Bichon Frise
Boston Terrier
Bulldog
Chinese Shar-Pei
Chow Chow
Dalmatian
English Bulldog
Finish Spitz
French Bulldog
Keeshound
Lhasa Apso
Poodles, Miniature and Standard
Schipperke
Shiba Inu
Tibetan Spaniel
Tibetan Terrier



Sled Dogs

Alaskan Malamutes
Siberian Huskies
Eskimo Dogs
Greenlands
Samoyeds
Norrbottenspets
Hokkaidokens


Guard and Watch Dogs

American Bulldog
Chow Chow
Doberman Pinscher
German Shepherd
German Spitz
American Eskimo Dog
Jindo
Keeshond
Olde English Bulldog
Newfoundlands
Rottweiler
St. Bernard
Standard Schnauzer
Tibetan Mastiff
Tosa Inu


Bird Dogs

Airedales
German Wirehaired Pointers
Brittanys
Golden Retrievers
Chesapeake Bay Retrievers
Gordon Setters
English Pointers
Italian Spinone
English Setters
Labrador Retrievers
English Springer Spaniels
Pointing Labs
Flat Coat Retrievers
Vizslas
French Brittanys
Weimaraners
German Shorthaired Pointers





Rare Breeds

From The American Rare Breed Association
http://www.arba.org/

Companion Group

American Hairless Terrier
Bolognese
Cavalier King Charles
Coton De Tulear
English Toy Terrier
Havanese
Kyi-Leo
Lowchen
Mini-Pei
Toy Fox Terrier
Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka
Danish Swedish Farmdog


Herding Group

Akbash
Appenzeller Mountain Dog
Australian Kelpie
Beauceron
Bergamasco
Cao Da Serra Aires
Cao Da Castro Laboreiro
Cao De Fila Miguel
Catalan Sheepdog
Dutch Shepherd
English Shepherd
Entelbucher Sennenhund
Estrela Mountain Dog
Holland Shepherd
King Shepherd
La Catahoula Leopard
Laeknois
Maremma Abubruzze
Mudi
Miniature Australian Shepherd
Owczarek Podhalanski
Picardy Shepherd
Polish Owczarek Nizinny
Pyrenean Shepherd
Pumi
Sar Planina
Shiloh Shepherd
Slovensky Cuvac
South Russian Ovtcharka
White German Shepherd Dog


Hound Group

Anglo Francais Tricolor
Azawakh
Basset Artesien Normand
Basset Bleu Gascogne
Basset Fauve De Bretagne
Basset Griffon Vendeen
Batard Blue De Gascogne
Black Forest Hound
Briquet Griffon Vendeen
Bruno De Jura
Chart Polski
Cirneco Dell'Etna Drever
Fauve De Bretagne
Grand Anglo-Francais
G Basset Griffon Verdeen
Grand Bleu de Gascogne
Griffon Nivernais
Hamilton Hound
Hanoverian Schweisshund
Hellenic Hound
Kirhiz
Magyar Agar
Mountain Cur
Ogar Polski
Petit Bleu De Gascogne
Peruvian Inca
Orchid Plott Hounds
Podengo Canario
Poitvin
Porcelaine
Posavaski Gonici
Rastreador Brasileiro
Redbone Coonhund
Redtick Coonhound
Sabueso Hound
Schiller Hound
Sloughi
Slovakian Hound
South Russian Steppe
Styrian Roughhaired Mountain Hound
Telomai
Tennessee Treeing Brindle
Transylvania Hound Treeing Walker
Trigg Hound
Tyrolean Hound
Verelade Wachtelhund
Wirehaired Istrian Hound
Yugoslavian Hound
Petit Griffon Bleu de Gascogne


Spitz & Primitive Breed

Alaskan Klee Kai
Canaan Dog
Canadian Eskimo Dog
Carolina Dog
Chinook
Chinese Foo Dog
Dingo Eurasier
Finnish Lapphund
German Spitz
Greenland Hokkaido Ken
Iceland Dog
Japanese Spitz
Jamdhund
Jindo Kai Ken Karelian Bear
Kishu
New Guinea Singing Dog
Norrbottenspets
Norwegian Buhund
Norwegian Lundehund
Russian European Liaka
Sanshu
Swedish Vallhund
Thai Ridgeback
Xoloitzcuintli
Podengo Pequeno


Sporting Group
Barbet
Bracco Italiano
Braque Bourbonnais
Braque Dupy
Braque D'Auvergne
Braque Francais
Braque Saint-German
Irish Red & White Setter
Munsterlander S-L
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever
Old Danish Pointer
Perdigueiro Portugues
Picardy Spaniel
Spinone
Italiano Stabyhoun
Spanish Water Dog
Boykin Spaniel


Terrier Group

American Pit Bull Terrier
Cesky Terrier
Patterdale Terrier
Jadgterrier
Irish Glen of Imaal Terrier
Parson Jack Russell Terrier
Russell Terrier


Working Group
Aidi
Alapha Blue Blood Bulldog
American Bulldog
Anatolian Shepherd
Argentine Dogo
Austrian Pinscher
Black Russian
Cane Corso
Caucasian Ovtcharka
Central Asia Ovtcharka
Dogue De Bordeaux
Fila Brasileiro
German Pinscher
Greater Swiss Mountain
Hovawart
Leonberger
Neapolitan Mastiff
Olde English Bulldoge
Dogo Canario
Presa Mallorquin
Pyrenean Mastiff
Spanish Mastiff
Tibetan Mastiff
Tibetan Kyi-Apso
Tosa-Ken
South African Boerboel


Spitz Breeds

Ainu Dog
Akita
Alaskan Husky
Alaskan Klee Kai
Alaskan Malamute
American Eskimo
American Indian Dog
Canadian Eskimo Dog
Chinese Foo Dog
Chinook
Chow Chow
Eurasier
Finnish Lapphund
Finnish Spitz
German Spitz
Greenland Dog
Hokkaido
Iceland Sheepdog
Inuit Sled Dog
Jamthund
Japanese Spitz
Kai
Karelian Bear Dog
Keeshond
Kishu
Korean Jindo
Laika
Lapponian Herder
Norbottenspitz
Norwegian Buhund
Norwegian Elkhound
Norwegian Lundehund
Pomeranian
Pungsan
Samoyed
Schipperke
Seppala Siberian Sleddog
Shiba Inu
Shikoku
Siberian Husky
Swedish Vallhund
Volpino Italiano



See Also:

All about Different Dog Breeds

Dog Breed Specific Gift Items




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