A World of Dog Breeds

Humans have created a variety of looks in dogs through breeding and cross breeding. Many of these canine breeds are recognized by the Canadian Kennel Club (CKC), American Kennel Club (AKC) and kennel clubs all over the world.

Dog breeds are usually grouped by bred function such as sporting dogs, hounds, working dogs, terriers, toy breed, non-sporting dogs, herding dogs and miscellaneous classification.

Dog breeds can vary in color: black, tan, white, brown, red, blue and sand colour. Canine hair coat can be catagorized as soft, rough, smooth, silky, longhaired, shorthaired, wirehaired or hairless. Canine breed can also vary in size: giant, standard, miniature, toy, teacup.

Here is a quick alphabetical list of dog breeds:

A: Affenpinscher, Afghan Hound, Airdale Terrior, Akita, Alaskan Malamute, American Cocker Spaniel, American Eskimo Dog, American Foxhound, American Staffordshire Terrier, American Water Spaniel, Anatolian Shepherd Dog, Australian Cattle Dog (Blue Heeler, Red Heeler), Australian Kelpie, Australian Shepherd, Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog, Australian Terrier

B: Barbet, Basenji, Basset Hound, Beagle, Bearded Collie, Beauceron, Bedlington Terrier, Belgian Malinois, Belgian Sheepdog, Belgian Shepherd Dog, Belgian Tervuren, Berger Des Pyrenees, Berger Picard, Bernese Mountain Dog, Bichon Frise, Black and Tan Coonhound, Black Russian Terrier, Bloodhound, Blue Picardy Spaniel, Border Collie, Border Terrier, Borzoi, Boston Terrier, Bouvier des Flandres, Boxer, Braque Francais, Briard, Brittany Spaniel, Brussels Griffon, Bull Terrier, Bulldog, Bullmastiff

C: Cairn Terrier, Canaan Dog, Canadian Eskimo Dog, Cane Corso, Cardigan Welsh Corgi, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Cesky Terrier, Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Chihuahua, Chinese Crested, Chinese Shar-Pei, Chow Chow, Clumber Spaniel, Cocker Spaniel, Collie, Coton De Tulear, Curly-Coated Retriever

D: Dachshund, Dalmatian, Dandie Dinmont Terrier, Doberman Pinscher, Drever, Dutch Sheepdog

E: English Cocker Spaniel, English Foxhound, English Setter, English Springer Spaniel, English Toy Spaniel, Entlebucher Mountain Dog, Eurasier

F: Field Spaniel, Finnish Laphund, Finnish Spitz, Flat-Coated Retriever, French Bulldog, French Spaniel

G: German Pinscher, German Shepherd Dog, German Longhaired Pointer, German Shorthaired Pointer, German Wirehaired Pointer, Giant Schnauzer, Glen of Imaal Terrier, Golden Retriever, Gordon Setter, Great Dane, Great Pyrenees, Greater Swiss Mountain Dog, Greenland Dog, Greyhound

H: Harrier, Havanese, Hovawart

I: Iceland Sheepdog, Ibizan Hound, Irish Red Setter, Irish White Setter, Irish Setter, Irish Terrier, Irish Water Spaniel, Irish Wolfhound, Italian Greyhound

J: Japanese Chin, Japanese Spaniel, Japanese Spitz

K: Karelian Bear Dog, Keeshond, Kerry Blue Terrier, Kleiner Munsterlander, Komondor, Kuvasz

L: Labrador Retriever, Lakeland Terrier, Leonberger, Lhasa Apso, Long Coat Chihuahua, Löwchen

M: Maltese, Manchester Terrier, Mastiff, Miniature American Eskimo Dog, Miniature Bull Terrier, Miniature Longhaired Dachshund, Miniature Pinscher, Miniature Poodle, Miniature Schnauzer, Miniature Smooth Dachshund, Miniature Wirehaired Dachshund, Miniature Xoloitzcuintli, Mudi

N: Neapolitan Mastiff, Newfoundland, Norfolk Terrier, Norrbottenspets, Norwegian Buhund, Norwegian Elkhound, Norwegian Lundehund, Norwich Terrier, Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

O: Old English Sheepdog, Otterhound

P: Papillon, Parson Russell Terrier, Pekingese, Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen, Pharaoh Hound, Plott, Pointer, Polish Lowland Sheepdog, Pomeranian, Poodle, Portuguese Water Dog, Pudelpointer, Pug, Puli

R: Rhodesian Ridgeback, Rottweiler, Rough and Smooth Collie, Rough Collie

S: Saint Bernard, Saluki, Samoyed, Schipperke, Scottish Deerhound, Scottish Terrier, Sealyham Terrier, Shetland Sheepdog, Shiba Inu, Shih Tzu, Short Coat Chihuahua, Siberian Husky, Silky Terrier, Skye Terrier, Smooth Collie, Smooth Fox Terrier, Smooth-Haired Vizsla, Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier, Spinone Italiano, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Standard American Eskimo Dog, Standard Longhaired Dachshund, Standard Poodle, Standard Schnauzer, Standard Smooth Dachshund, Standard Wirehaired Dachshund, Standard Xoloitzcuintli, Sussex Spaniel, Swedish Vallhund

T: Tatra Sheepdog, Tibetan Mastiff, Tibetan Spaniel, Tibetan Terrier, Toy American Eskimo Dog, Toy Fox Terrier, Toy Manchester Terrier, Toy Poodle, Toy Xoloitzcuintli

V: Vizsla

W: Weimaraner, Welsh Springer Spaniel, Welsh Terrier, West Highland White Terrier, Whippet, Wire Fox Terrier, Wirehaired Pointing Griffon, Wirehaired Vizsla

Y: Yorkshire Terrier

For a detailed description of each canine breed, google CKC (Canadian Kennel Club) and AKC (Amercian Kennel Club).

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