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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

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.

• Affenpinscher
• Brussels Griffon
• Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Chinese Crested
• English Toy Spaniel
• Havanese
• Italian Greyhound
• Japanese Chin
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Toy Poodle
• Manchester Terrier (Toy)
• Miniature Pinscher
• Papillon
• Pekingese
• Pug
Shih Tzu
• Silky Terrier
• Toy Fox Terrier
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Click here to see which dogs make up the Toy Dog Group


"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.

• Brittany
• Pointer
• German Shorthaired Pointer
• German Wirehaired Pointer
• Chesapeake Bay Retriever
• Curly-Coated Retriever
• Flat-Coated Retriever
• Golden Retriever
Labrador Retriever (Black Labrador Retriever)
Chocolate Labrador Retriever
• English Setter
• Gordon Setter
• Irish Setter

• American Water Spaniel
• Clumber Spanie
• Cocker Spaniel
• English Cocker Spaniel
English Springer Spaniel
• Field Spaniel
• Irish Water Spaniel
• Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever
• Spinone Italiano
• Sussex Spaniel
• Welsh Springer Spaniel
• Vizsla
• Weimaraner
• Wirehaired Pointing Griffon

Click here to learn more about the Sporting Dog Group.


"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.

• Afghan Hound
• American Foxhound
• Basenji
Basset Hound
• Black and Tan Coonhound
• Bloodhound
• Borzoi
• Dachshund
• English Foxhound
• Greyhound

• Harrier
• Ibizan Hound
• Irish Wolfhound
Norwegian Elkhound
• Otterhound
• Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen
• Pharaoh Hound
• Rhodesian Ridgeback
• Scottish Deerhound
• Whippet

Click here to see which dogs make up the Hound Dog Group.


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.

• Alaskan Malamute
• Anatolian Shepherd
• Bernese Mountain Dog
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• Bullmastiff
• Doberman Pinscher
• German Pinscher
• Giant Schnauzer
• Great Dane
• Great Pyrenees

• Greater Swiss Mountain Dog
• Komondor
• Kuvasz
• Mastiff
• Portuguese Water Dog
• Saint Bernard
• Samoyed
• Siberian Husky
• Standard Schnauzer

Click here to learn more about the Working Dog Group

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.

• Airedale Terrier
• American Staffordshire Terrier
American Pit Bull Terrier
• Australian Terrier
• Bedlington Terrier
• Border Terrier
Bull Terrier
• Cairn Terrier
• Dandie Dinmont Terrier
• Irish Terrier
• Kerry Blue Terrier
• Lakeland Terrier
• Manchester Terrier (Standard)
Miniature Bull Terrier

• Miniature Schnauzer
• Norfolk Terrier
• Norwich Terrier
• Parson Russell Terrier
• Scottish Terrier
• Sealyham Terrier
• Skye Terrier
• Smooth Fox Terrier
• Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
• Staffordshire Bull Terrier
• Welsh Terrier
• West Highland White Terrier
• Wire Fox Terrier
• Yorkshire Terrier

Click here to see which dogs make up the Terrier Group

The Non-Sporting

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.

• American Eskimo Dog
• Bichon Frise
Boston Terrier
English Bulldog ( American Bull Dogs )
• Chinese Shar-pei
• Chow Chow
• Dalmatian
• Finnish Spitz

French Bulldog
• Keeshond
• Lhasa Apso
• Löwchen
• Poodle
• Schipperke
• Shiba Inu
• Tibetan Spaniel
• Tibetan Terrier

Click here to learn more about the Non Sporting Dog Group

The Herding Group

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.

Australian Cattle Dog
• Australian Shepherd
• Bearded Collie
• Belgian Malinois
• Belgian Sheepdog
• Belgian Tervuren
• Border Collie
• Bouvier des Flandres
• Briard

• Canaan Dog
• Cardigan Welsh Corgi
German Shepherd Dog
Long Coated German Shepherd
• Old English Sheepdog
• Pembroke Welsh Corgi
• Polish Lowland Sheepdog
• Puli
• Shetland Sheepdog

Click here to see which dogs make up the Herding Group AKC Breed Of Dog

The Miscellaneous Dog Group

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.

American Bull Dog
American PitBull
Black Russian Terrier
Glen of Imaal Terrier
Neapolitan Mastiff
Redbone Coonhound

Click here to see which dogs make up the Miscellaneous Dog Group

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