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Foundation Stock Service Dogs are rare breeds that are working towards American Kennel Club recognition. They include:
Appenzeller Sennenhund | Barbet | Basset Griffon Vendéen | Grand | Berger Picard | Bolognese | Bracco Italiano | Catahoula Cur | Caucasian Shepherd Dog | Central Asian Shepherd Dog | Czechoslovak Wolfdog | Danish Swedish Farmdog | Drentse Patrijshond | Estrela Mountain Dog | Eurasier | German Longhaired Pointer | German Spitz | Kai Ken | Karelian Bear Dog | Kishu | Kooikerhondje | Korean Jindo Dog | Lagotto Romagnolo | Lancashire Heeler | Mudi | Münsterländer | Small | Norrbottenspets | Perro de Presa Canario | Podenco Canario | Portuguese Pointer | Rafeiro do Alentejo | Russian Toy | Schapendoes | Slovak Cuvac | Spanish Mastiff | Stabyhoun | Swedish Lapphund | Thai Ridgeback | Tosa | Treeing Tennessee Brindle
The Herding Group is a classification of dog breeds that assist humans in moving, or herding, livestock. Various kennel clubs may use different categories to classify the breeds listed below. Dogs that primarily guard livestock are not typically included in this group. They include:
Australian Cattle Dog | Australian Shepherd | | Austrian Kelpie | Basque Shepherd Dog | Bearded Collie | Beauceron | Belgian Shepherd (Tervuren) | Belgian Shepherd Dog (Groenendael) | Belgian Shepherd Dog (Malinois) | Blue Lacy | Border Collie | Bouvier des Flandres | Briard | Canaan Dog | Catahoula Leopard Dog | Cierny Sery | Collie, Rough | Collie, Smooth | Corb Shepherd | Croatian Sheepdog | Cur | Dutch Shepherd | English Shepherd | Entlebucher Mountain Dog | German Shepherd Dog | Huntaway | Icelandic Sheepdog | Koolie | Lancaster Heeler | Laponian Herder | Maremma Sheepdog | Norwegian Buhund | Old English Sheepdog | Pembroke| Picardy Shepherd | Polish Lowland Sheepdog | Portuguese Sheepdog | Puli | Pumi Dog | Pyrenean Shepherd | Rafeiro do Alentejo | Reindeer Herder | Shetland Sheepdog | Samoyed | Schipperke | Scotch Collie | Spanish Water Dog | Swedish Vallhund | Welsh Corgi | Cardigan | Welsh Corgi | Welsh Sheepdog | White Swiss Shepherd
The Hound Group is a classification of dog breeds that share an ancestral history of assisting humans during the hunt, particularly through exceptional site, scent or speed. Breed type varies tremendously in this group. They include:
Afghan Hound | American Foxhound | Basenji | Basset Griffon Vendéen | Petit | Basset Hound | Beagle | Black and Tan Coonhound | Bloodhound | Bluetick Coonhound | Borzoi | Dachshund | English Foxhound | Greyhound | Harrier | Ibizan Hound | Irish Wolfhound | Norwegian Elkhound | Otterhound | Pharaoh Hound | Plott Hound | Rhodesian Ridgeback | Saluki | Scottish Deerhound | Whippet
The Miscellaneous Class is an interim classification prior to a breed becoming eligible to compete at American Kennel Club shows. These dogs maintain registry through the Foundation Stock Service. Many of these breeds are officially recognized in other non-AKC kennel clubs. They include:
Argentine Dogo | Azawakh | Belgian Shepherd Dog (Laekenois) | Bergamasco Shepherd | Boerboel | Cesky Terrier | Chinook | Cirneco dell'Etna | Coton de Tulear | Dogo Argentino | English Coonhound | Finnish Lapphund | Miniature American Shepherd | Peruvian Inca Orchid | Portuguese Podengo | Pumi | Rat Terrier | Redbone Coonhound | Russell Terrier | Sloughi | Spanish Water Dog | Treeing Walker Coonhound | Wirehaired Vizsla
Depending on the kennel club, the Non-Sporting Group is a classification of recognized breeds that don't fit into any of the other categories. These dogs vary in type from the Boston Terrier to the Löwchen. They include:
American Eskimo Dog | Bichon Frisé | Boston Terrier | Bulldog | Chow Chow | Dalmatian | Finnish Spitz | French Bulldog | Keeshond | Lhasa Apso | Löwchen | Mexican Hairless Dog | Norwegian Lundehund | Schipperke | Shar Pei | Shiba Inu | Tibetan Spaniel | Tibetan Terrier | Poodle
Sporting Group breeds were developed to work closely with people hunting birds and small game. You will typically find pointers, retrievers, setters, and spaniels in this group. This group includes:
American Cocker Spaniel | American Water Spaniel | Boykin Spaniel | Brittany | Chesapeake Bay Retriever | Clumber Spaniel | Curly Coated Retriever | English Cocker Spaniel | English Setter | English Springer Spaniel | Field Spaniel | Flat-Coated Retriever | German Shorthaired Pointer | German Wirehaired Pointer | Golden Retriever | Gordon Setter | Irish Red and White Setter | Irish Setter | Irish Water Spaniel | Labrador Retriever | Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retriever | Pointer | Spinone Italiano | Sussex Spaniel | Vizsla | Weimaraner | Welsh Springer Spaniel | Wirehaired Pointing Griffon
Terriers were developed to keep rodents and other small animals from harming crops and spreading disease. The name Terrier comes from the Latin for terra, meaning earth, and derives from the behavior of some terrier breeds to help hunters by going down under the earth into animal holes to flush out animals that might be living there. This group includes:
Airedale Terrier| American Staffordshire Terrier | Australian Terrier | Bedlington Terrier | Border Terrier | Bull Terrier | Bull Terrier (Miniature) | Cairn Terrier | Dandie Dinmont Terrier | Fox Terrier (Smooth) | Fox Terrier | Wire | Glen of Imaal Terrier | Irish Terrier | Kerry Blue Terrier | Lakeland Terrier | Manchester Terrier | Miniature Schnauzer | Norfolk Terrier | Norwich Terrier | Parson Russell Terrier | Scottish Terrier | Sealyham Terrier | Skye Terrier | Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier | Staffordshire Bull Terrier | Welsh Terrier | West Highland White Terrier
Breeds in the Toy Group are generally the smallest breeds of dogs and were developed specifically as lapdogs, companions and pets. This group includes:
Affenpinscher | Australian Silky Terrier | Cavalier King Charles Spaniel | Chihuahua | Chinese Crested Dog | Griffon Bruxellois | Havanese | Italian Greyhound | Japanese Chin | King Charles Spaniel | Maltese | Miniature Pinscher | Papillon | Pekingese | Pomeranian | Pug | Shih Tzu | Toy Fox Terrier | Toy Manchester Terrier | Yorkshire Terrier
Breeds in the Toy Group are generally the smallest breeds of dogs and were developed specifically as lapdogs, companions and pets. This group includes:
Akita Inu | Alaskan Malamute | American Akita | Anatolian Shepherd Dog | Bernese Mountain Dog | Black Russian Terrier | Boxer | Bullmastiff | Cane Corso | Doberman Pinscher | Dogue de Bordeaux | English Mastiff | German Pinscher | Giant Schnauzer | Great Dane | Great Pyrenees | Greater Swiss Mountain Dog | Komondor | Kuvasz | Leonberger | Neapolitan Mastiff | Newfoundland | Portuguese Water Dog | Rottweiler | Samoyed | Schnauzer | Giant | Schnauzer | Standard | Siberian Husky | St. Bernard | Tibetan Mastiff
Many dogs belong to breeds that are either not yet recognized by any kennel club or are recognized by a few, but not all. Breeds in the unclassified category include:
Aidi | Akbash | Alano Español | Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog | Alaskan Klee Kai | Alpine Dachsbracke | American Alsatian | American Bulldog | American Bullnese | American Bully | American Hairless Terrier | American Mastiff | American Pit Bull Terrier | Anglo-Français de Petite Vénerie | Antebellum Bulldog | Ariege Pointer | Ariegeois | Armant | Armenian Gampr dog | Artois Hound | Australian Bulldog | Australian Kelpie | Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog | Austrian Black and Tan Hound | Austrian Pinscher | Bakharwal Dog | Basque Shepherd Dog | Basset Artésien Normand | Basset Bleu de Gascogne | Basset Fauve de Bretagne | Bavarian Mountain Hound | Beagle-Harrier | Berger Blanc Suisse | Berner Laufhund | Billy | Bisben | Black and Tan Virginia Foxhound | Black Norwegian Elkhound | Blackmouth Cur | Bleu de Gascogne | Grand | Bleu de Gascogne | Petit | Blue Lacy | Bohemian Shepherd | Bosnian Coarse-haired Hound | Bouvier des Ardennes | Braque d'Auvergne | Braque du Bourbonnais | Braque Francais | Braque Saint-Germain | Brazilian Terrier | Briquet Griffon Vendéen | Broholmer | Bruno Jura Hound | Bucovina Shepherd Dog | Bull and Terrier | Bulldog Campeiro | Bully Kutta | Canadian Eskimo Dog | Cão da Serra de Aires | Cão de Castro Laboreiro | Cão Fila de São Miguel | Carolina Dog | Carpathian Shepherd Dog | Catalan Sheepdog | Cesky Fousek | Chien Français Blanc et Noir | Chien Français Blanc et Orange | Chien Français Tricolore | Chien-gris | Chilean Fox Terrier | Chinese Chongqing Dog | Chinese Imperial Dog | Chippiparai | Cimarrón Uruguayo | Combai | Cretan Hound | Croatian Sheepdog | Cursinu | Deutsche Bracke | Dogo Guatemalteco | Dogo Sardesco | Drever | Dunker | Dutch Shepherd Dog | Dutch Smoushond | East Siberian Laika | East-European Shepherd | Elo | English Shepherd | English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan) | Épagneul Bleu de Picardie | Estonian Hound | Fila Brasileiro | Finnish Hound | Formosan Mountain Dog | French Brittany | French Spaniel | Galgo Español | Gascon Saintongeois | Georgian shepherd | German Spaniel | Gran Mastín de Borínquen | Grand Anglo-Français Blanc et Noir | Grand Anglo-Français Blanc et Orange | Grand Anglo-Français Tricolore | Grand Griffon Vendéen | Greek Harehound | Greenland Dog | Griffon Bleu de Gascogne | Griffon Fauve de Bretagne | Griffon Nivernais | Gull Dong | Gull Terr | Hamiltonstövare | Hanover Hound | Himalayan Sheepdog | Hokkaido | Hortaya Borzaya | Hovawart | Hungarian Hound | Huntaway | Hygenhund | Indian Spitz | Istrian Coarse-haired Hound | Istrian Shorthaired Hound | Jack Russell Terrier | Jagdterrier | Jämthund | Japanese Spitz | Japanese Terrier | Jonangi | Kaikadi | Kangal Dog | Kanni | Karakachan Dog | Karst Shepherd | Kerry Beagle | King Shepherd | Kintamani | Koolie | Korean Mastiff | Kromfohrländer | Kunming Wolfdog | Kyi-Leo | Labrador Husky | Landseer | Lapponian Herder | Lithuanian Hound | Longhaired Whippet | Magyar Agár | Maremma Sheepdog | McNab | Miniature Australian Shepherd | Miniature Fox Terrier | Mioritic | Mixed Breed | Montenegrin Mountain Hound | Moscow Watchdog | Mountain Cur | Mountain View Cur | Mucuchies | Mudhol Hound | Münsterländer | Large | Murray River Curly Coated Retriever | Northern Inuit Dog | Old Croatian Sighthound | Old Danish Pointer | Old English Terrier | Old German Shepherd Dog | Old Time Farm Shepherd | Olde English Bulldogge | Pachon Navarro | Patterdale Terrier | Perro de Presa Mallorquin | Peruvian Hairless Dog | Phalène | Phu Quoc ridgeback dog | Picardy Spaniel | Polish Greyhound | Polish Hound | Polish Hunting Dog | Polish Tatra Sheepdog | Pont-Audemer Spaniel | Porcelaine | Posavac Hound | Pražský Krysařík | Pudelpointer | Pungsan Dog | Pyrenean Mastiff | Rajapalayam | Rampur Greyhound | Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz | Ratonero Valenciano | Russian Spaniel | Russo-European Laika | Saarlooswolfhond | Sabueso Español | Saint-Usuge Spaniel | Sakhalin Husky | Sapsali | Šarplaninac | Schillerstövare | Schweizer Laufhund | Schweizerischer Niederlaufhund | Scotch Collie | Segugio Italiano | Seppala Siberian Sleddog | Serbian Hound | Serbian Tricolour Hound | Shikoku | Shiloh Shepherd Dog | Silken Windhound | Sinhala Hound | Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer | Slovenský Kopov | Smålandsstövare | Small Greek Domestic Dog | South Russian Ovcharka | Sporting Lucas Terrier | Stephens Cur | Styrian Coarse-haired Hound | Taigan | Tamaskan Dog | Teddy Roosevelt Terrier | Telomian | Tennessee Treeing Brindle | Tenterfield Terrier | Thai Bangkaew Dog | Tornjak | Transylvanian Hound | Treeing Cur | Trigg Hound | Tyrolean Hound | Utonagan | Volpino Italiano | Welsh Sheepdog | West Siberian Laika | Westphalian Dachsbracke | Wetterhoun | White English Bulldog | White Shepherd Dog
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