Akc Breed Of Dog, 8 Different Groups make up the AKC Breeds
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An AKC Breed of Dog falls into one of 8 Categories, each group has it's own unique characteristics and each separate breed has their own individual traits.
Here are the 8 different Groups and a description of the group according to AKC Dog Breeds standards. If you have a picture of your dog that you'd like to share with us we would be happy to him or her up on our website.
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The Toy Group AKC breed of dog is made up of a collection of a smaller Akc breed of dog that are for the most part companion dogs. Full of personality, they enjoy the company of their owners.
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"Dogs in the Sporting Group were developed to work closely with people hunting birds. These dogs like to be around people and are active and alert."
Dogs that make up the Sporting Group AKC Breed of Dog include Pointers, Retrievers, Setter and Spaniels. Love of water and the outdoors and a zest for exercise are some common characteristics.
German Shorthaired Pointer
German Wirehaired Pointer
Chesapeake Bay Retriever
Labrador Retriever (Black Labrador Retriever)
Chocolate Labrador Retriever
American Water Spaniel
English Cocker Spaniel
English Springer Spaniel
Irish Water Spaniel
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever
Welsh Springer Spaniel
Wirehaired Pointing Griffon
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"Dogs in the Hound Group were developed to hunt by scent or by sight. Hounds are generally sweet and loving with people."
AKC Hounds have the common trait of having been used for hunting, their natural scenting ability, stamina and never end will of hunting down prey make up the Hound Group.
Black and Tan Coonhound
Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen
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The Akc Breed of Dog Working Group consists of dogs that were bred for a wide range of jobs including Guardians, Herders and in very early time Pulling Carts. For the most part these dogs were strong, intelligent, obedient and fiercely loyal to their owners.
Bernese Mountain Dog
Boxer Puppy Pictures
Greater Swiss Mountain Dog
Portuguese Water Dog
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For the most part dogs in the terrier group were used to hunt and kill vermin around farms or homesteads. They have strong characters, are very intelligent and determined.
American Staffordshire Terrier
American Pit Bull Terrier
Dandie Dinmont Terrier
Kerry Blue Terrier
Manchester Terrier (Standard)
Miniature Bull Terrier
Parson Russell Terrier
Smooth Fox Terrier
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
Staffordshire Bull Terrier
West Highland White Terrier
Wire Fox Terrier
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Non Sporting dogs are composed of a wide variety of dogs. They are made up of dogs that don't particularly fit into any other of the groups. From the American Eskimo Dog to the Tibetan Terrier and everything in-between.
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As the name implies the Herding Dog Group is made up of dogs that mainly work with Livestock. The newest of the Akc Dog Breeds Group, it was first created in 1983.
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Dogs in the Akc Breed of Dog Miscellaneous Class are still working their way towards becoming recognized by the American Kennel Club. There is a standard path all breeds must follow to become recognized. When the board of directors determine there's enough interest in the breed it is admitted into the Miscellaneous group.
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