Dog Breeds A Z: Full Listing of Every Dog Breed
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Dog Breeds in Their Groups
- Guard dogs - All guard dogs are classed as working dogs. The classification covers many breeds across a wide range of different types. These dogs are easily trained and respond well to commands.
The most popular Guard dogs include:
German shepherd -
Pit Bull - Bullmastiff -
Australian cattle dog -
Boxer dog - Chow Chow -
- Gun dogs - Gun dogs are divided into three primary classes:
Retrievers, flushing spaniels, and pointing breeds. There are several types of gundogs, each type consisting of multiple breeds.
The most popular Gun dogs include:
Golden Retriever -
Labrador Retriever -
Irish Setter -
American Cocker Spaniel -
English Cocker Spaniel -
English Springer Spaniel -
German Shorthaired Pointer
- Herding dog breeds -
The term herding dog is used to describe livestock guardian dogs. The main function of this type of dog breed is to guard live stock and other animals from predators and theft.
Herding dogs do not guard flocks but move them.
The most popular Herding dogs include:
Australian Cattle Dog -
Bearded Collie -
Belgian Shepherd Dog -
Border Collie - Welsh Corgi -
German Shepherd Dog -
Old English Sheepdog.
- Livestock Guardian Dog -
The livestock guardian breed of dog (also known as the LGD), is a domesticated dog bred originally to be used to guard and defend livestock against wild predators.
The most popular Livestock Guardian dogs include:
Akbash Dog -
Anatolian Shepherd Dog -
Bergamasco - Carpatin (Romanian Sheepdog) -
Caucasian Ovcharka - Central Asia Shepherd Dog - Ciobanesc de Bucovina -
Estrela Mountain Dog - Fila Brasileiro - Great Pyrenees - Greek Sheepdog - Kangal Dog - Komondor - Kuvasz -
Maremma Sheepdog - Polski Owczarek Podhalanski (Polish Tatra Mountain Sheepdog) - Pyrenean Mastiff Mostin del Pireneo - Rafeiro do Alentejo - Sarplaninac - Slovak cuvac -
South Russian Ovcharka - Spanish Mastiff - Tibetan Mastiff - Tornjak (Bosnian and Herzegovinian - Croatian Shepherd Dog)
- Non Sporting Dogs -
The non sporting breed of dogs is often under debate from different official dog classifications. They are as diverse and as different as all the other breed groups.
Most non sporting dogs are also considered companion dogs, and some are used as herding, as well as guard dogs.
The most popular Non Sporting Dogs include:
American Eskimo Dog - Bichon Frise - Boston Terrier -
Bulldog - Chinese Shar-pei -
Chow Chow -
Dalmatian - Finnish Spitz -
French Bulldog - Keeshond - Lhasa Apso - Lowchen -
Standard Poodle - Schipperke - Shiba Inu - Tibetan Spaniel - Tibetan Terrier
- Scent hounds -
This dog breed is regarded as having some of the most sensitive noses among canines. In more modern times, selective breeding has resulted in some of the gentlest and most
laid back personalities of the canine world.
The most popular Scent hounds incude:
American Foxhound -
Basset Hound -
Bloodhound - Alpine Dachsbracke - Austrian black and tan hound.
- Sighthounds -
Sighthounds have existed for at least 5,000 years. Today, the majority of sighthounds are mainly kept as pets. However, this dog breed has been bred for thousands of years to detect movement.
The most popular Sighthounds include:
Afghan Hound - American Staghound -
Greyhound - Irish Wolfhound -
Hungarian Greyhound - Rhodesian Ridgeback - Scottish Deerhound - Whippet.
- Spitz dog or Artic dog -
Many Spitz-type breeds retain wolf-like characteristics. Independence, suspiciousness, and aggression towards unfamiliar humans or other animals is well documentated.
They may require good quality dog training before they become manageable.
The most popular Spitz dog include:
Alaskan Malamute - American Eskimo Dog - Chow - Finnish Spitz - German Spitz - Jamthund - Keeshond - Papillon - Seppala Siberian Sleddog -
Siberian Husky - Swedish Vallhunda
- Terrier dog breed - Most of this breed
were developed in the British Isles. They were used to control rats, rabbits, and foxes both over and under the ground. Some larger terriers were also used to hunt badgers.
In fact, the word terrier comes from the Middle French terrier and before that the Latin terra, meaning earth.
The most popular terrier breeds include:
American Pit Bull Terrier -
American Staffordshire Terrier -
Airedale Terrier - Border Terrier -
Bull Terrier - Boston Bull Terrier -
Cairn Terrier - Fox Terrier - Jack Russell Terrier - Pit Bull Terrier -
Scottish Terrier - Staffordshire Bull Terrier - Welsh Terrier
- West Highland White Terrier - Wheaten Terriers -
- Working dog breed - A working dog is one which
has been trained to work livestock, regardless of its breeding. Although many of the working breed of dog no longer carry out the functions originally bred for, they
still maintain an in bred ability to carry our tasks not normally noted by their owners. A typical example of the non use and extra breeding of the working dog would be show dogs.
The most popular working dog breeds include:
Akita - Alaskan Malamute - Anatolian Shepherd Dog -
Beauceron - Bernese Mountain Dog - Black Russian Terrier - Bouvier des Flandres - Boxer -
Bullmastiff - Canadian Eskimo Dog - Central Asian Shepherd Dog -
Doberman Pinscher - Dogue De Bordeaux - Entlebucher Mountain Dog -
German Pincher - Giant Schnauzer - Great Dane - Greenland Dog - Pyrenean Mountain Dog - Greater Swiss Mountain Dog - Hovawart - Italian Corso Dog -
Kangal Dog - Komondor - Kooikerhondje -
Kuvasz - Leonberger - English Mastiff (Mastiff) - Miniature Schnauzer - Neapolitan Mastiff - Newfoundland -
Portuguese Water Dog - Rottweiler - Russian Black Terrier -
Saint Bernard - Samoyed - Shiba Inu -
Siberian Husky - Standard Schnauzer - Tibetan Mastiff
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