Dog Categories

Different Types of Dogs

Below, is a lost of all known Dog Breeds. We have even included a list of dog breeds that have gone extinct or are no longer known to exist. Not all breeds are recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC) or the Continental Kennel Club (CKC). There are a little over 200 recognized AKC breeds.

Sporting

Bred to work side by side with their human counterpart, sporting dogs are rugged, tough dogs who possess a natural instinct for hunting and tracking and also possess a high play drive. This group of dogs are commonly used when hunting feathered animals, such as duck, waterfowl, pheasant as well as other game birds. The sporting dog tends to be a strong swimmer, especially retrievers. Other sporting breeds, such as pointers, setters and spaniels, tend to work best in open grasslands or wooded areas.

Herding

Our favorite group of dogs, would be the herding dogs. Breeds such as the Belgian Malinois, Dutch Shepherds, German Shepherds, Border Collies are bred to perform many complex tasks. With the natural instinct to herd other animals such as cattle, sheep and goats, some of these herding breeds are trained for the professional world such as police work, search and rescue, avalanche rescue, tracking and many other jobs. This group of dog possesses great sniffing abilities which can be tuned to work in illegal narcotic detection, mold detection, even bedbug detection. With the ability to work in the medical industry in jobs such as seizure alert, diabetes detection as well as wheelchair assistance, these dogs can be bred for the family home or the professional working world.

Working

The working group of dogs are comprised of breeds such as rottweilers, huskeys and boxers. With jobs such as pulling sleds, guarding homes and businesses, guarding livestock and other food source animals from predators. The working breeds are a very intense, focused hard working group of dogs that are born with the natural abilities it takes, to perform such tasks. Many of these dog breeds have a stern, intimidating look in their physical stature as well as their actions in movement, eye contact and overall appearance. The working breeds were used in ancient times, through to the present times. Most of the working breeds not only perform a great service to their human counterparts, but they also make great house pets.

Terriers

In this day and age, many in the terrier group have a bad name. Most of this is caused due to the human that have contributed to the destruction of the breed in the sense of back yard breeding, inexperienced breeding, dog fighting and no passion in the terrier breeds to produce quality, stable minded, physically and mentally healthy dogs. Some of the breeds that fall into terrier category are breeds such as staffordshire terriers, pit bull terriers, welsh terrier, jack russells, bedlington terriers and the manchester terrier. There are many more breeds that fall within the terrier group.

Hounds

Bred and born to hunt, chase and track, the hound group is very talented, thinking breed of dog. Very witty with the ability to out-think their prey, hounds live for the thrill of the chase. These dogs possess a natural ability for the hunt. You can typically find these dogs working side by side their human counterpart in the field, wooded area or wetlands. They possess explosive power giving them a better chance at chasing down their prey, as well as great scent detection. Hounds can normally smell their quarry, way before they can see them. But all of this would be no good without the drive it takes to perform such tasks. Prey drive and play drive are of no concern for dogs found in the hound category. They can go, for as long as it takes, once they have the prey in sight or in scent.

Toy

Mostly human companions, the Toy group are the smaller dogs that tend to also be called lap dogs. They work very hard at being affectionate to their human, as well as fulfilling their own satisfaction for attention and affection. Commonly found in a city dwellers purse or backpack, sometimes almost an accessory, the toy group can also possess issues with aggression or aggressive tendencies. Most are not born with aggression issues, but become this way with over affectionating or humanizing the dog. Being that these breeds are smaller, people will tend to allow these breeds to jump onto the furniture or in their beds. Humans will also take these breeds with them, wherever they go which can lead to separation anxiety when the breed doesn’t have their human around. We see a lot of damage done to this breed, by those who are simply trying to give their dog a good life. The one thing the human tends to forget with this breed, is that they are still dogs.

Non-Working and Non-Sporting Dogs

The dog breeds that don’t fit in any of the above categories, tend to be best at being house pets. They do best at simply being a companion to humans. Although each individual breed possess their own set of skills, abilities, strengths and weaknesses … these dog breeds tend not to specialize in any one specialized skill or ability. Other than eyes, noses, mouths and tails, these breeds don’t share any commonalities.

A-C

  • Affenpinscher
  • Afghan Hound
  • Africanis
  • Aidi
  • Airedale Terrier
  • Akbash
  • Akita
  • Aksaray Malaklisi
  • Alano Español
  • Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog
  • Alaskan husky
  • Alaskan Klee Kai
  • Alaskan Malamute
  • Alopekis
  • Alpine Dachsbracke
  • American Bulldog
  • American Bully
  • American Cocker Spaniel
  • American English Coonhound
  • American Eskimo Dog
  • American Foxhound
  • American Hairless Terrier
  • American Pit Bull Terrier
  • American Staffordshire Terrier
  • American Water Spaniel
  • Andalusian Hound
  • Anglo-Français de Petite Vénerie
  • Appenzeller Sennenhund
  • Ariegeois
  • Armant
  • Armenian Gampr dog
  • Artois Hound
  • Australian Cattle Dog
  • Australian Kelpie
  • Australian Shepherd
  • Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog
  • Australian Terrier
  • Austrian Black and Tan Hound
  • Austrian Pinscher
  • Azawakh
  • Bakharwal dog
  • Banjara Hound
  • Barbado da Terceira
  • Barbet
  • Basenji
  • Basque Shepherd Dog
  • Basset Artésien Normand
  • Basset Bleu de Gascogne
  • Basset Fauve de Bretagne
  • Basset Hound
  • Bavarian Mountain Hound
  • Beagle
  • Beagle-Harrier
  • Belgian Shepherd
  • Bearded Collie
  • Beauceron
  • Bedlington Terrier
  • Bergamasco Shepherd
  • Berger Picard
  • Bernese Mountain Dog
  • Bichon Frisé
  • Billy
  • Black and Tan Coonhound
  • Black Norwegian Elkhound
  • Black Russian Terrier
  • Black Mouth Cur
  • Bloodhound
  • Blue Lacy
  • Blue Picardy Spaniel
  • Bluetick Coonhound
  • Boerboel
  • Bohemian Shepherd
  • Bolognese
  • Border Collie
  • Border Terrier
  • Borzoi
  • Bosnian Coarse-haired Hound
  • Boston Terrier
  • Bouvier des Ardennes
  • Bouvier des Flandres
  • Boxer
  • Boykin Spaniel
  • Bracco Italiano
  • Braque d'Auvergne
  • Braque de l'Ariège
  • Braque du Bourbonnais
  • Braque Francais
  • Braque Saint-Germain
  • Briard
  • Briquet Griffon Vendéen
  • Brittany
  • Broholmer
  • Bruno Jura Hound
  • Brussels Griffon
  • Bucovina Shepherd Dog
  • Bull Arab
  • Bull Terrier
  • Bulldog
  • Bullmastiff
  • Bully Kutta
  • Burgos Pointer
  • Ca Mè Mallorquí
  • Cairn Terrier
  • Ca Mè Mallorquí
  • Campeiro Bulldog
  • Can de Chira
  • Can de Palleiro
  • Canaan Dog
  • Canadian Eskimo Dog
  • Cane Corso
  • Cane di Oropa
  • Cane Paratore
  • Cantabrian Water Dog
  • Cão da Serra de Aires
  • Cão de Castro Laboreiro
  • Cão de Gado Transmontano
  • Cão Fila de São Miguel
  • Cardigan Welsh Corgi
  • Carea Castellano Manchego
  • Carea Leonés
  • Carolina Dog
  • Carpathian Shepherd Dog
  • Catahoula Leopard Dog
  • Catalan Sheepdog
  • Caucasian Shepherd Dog
  • Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
  • Central Asian Shepherd Dog
  • Cesky Fousek
  • Cesky Terrier
  • Chesapeake Bay Retriever
  • Chien Français Blanc et Noir
  • Chien Français Blanc et Orange
  • Chien Français Tricolore
  • Chihuahua`{`
  • Chilean Terrier
  • Chinese Crested Dog
  • Chinook
  • Chippiparai
  • Chongqing dog
  • Chortai
  • Chow Chow
  • Cimarrón Uruguayo
  • Cirneco dell'Etna
  • Clumber Spaniel
  • Colombian fino hound
  • Coton de Tulear
  • Cretan Hound
  • Croatian Sheepdog
  • Curly-Coated Retriever
  • Cursinu
  • Czechoslovakian Wolfdog

D-K

  • Dachshund
  • Dalmatian
  • Dandie Dinmont Terrier
  • Danish Spitz
  • Danish-Swedish Farmdog
  • Denmark Feist
  • Dingo
  • Dobermann
  • Dogo Argentino
  • Dogo Guatemalteco
  • Dogo Sardesco
  • Dogue Brasileiro
  • Dogue de Bordeaux
  • Drentse Patrijshond
  • Drever
  • Dunker
  • Dutch Shepherd
  • Dutch Smoushond
  • East Siberian Laika
  • East European Shepherd
  • Ecuadorian Hairless Dog
  • English Cocker Spaniel
  • English Foxhound
  • English Mastiff
  • English Setter
  • English Shepherd
  • English Springer Spaniel
  • English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan)
  • Entlebucher Mountain Dog
  • Estonian Hound
  • Estrela Mountain Dog
  • Eurasier
  • Field Spaniel
  • Fila Brasileiro
  • Finnish Hound`{`
  • Finnish Lapphund
  • Finnish Spitz
  • Flat-Coated Retriever
  • French Bulldog
  • French Spaniel
  • Galgo Español
  • Garafian Shepherd
  • Gascon Saintongeois
  • Georgian Shepherd
  • German Hound
  • German Longhaired Pointer
  • German Pinscher
  • German Roughhaired Pointer
  • German Shepherd Dog
  • German Shorthaired Pointer
  • German Spaniel
  • German Spitz
  • German Wirehaired Pointer
  • Giant Schnauzer
  • Glen of Imaal Terrier
  • Golden Retriever
  • Gonczy Polski
  • Gordon Setter
  • Grand Anglo-Français Blanc et Noir
  • Grand Anglo-Français Blanc et Orange
  • Grand Anglo-Français Tricolore
  • Grand Basset Griffon Vendéen
  • Grand Bleu de Gascogne
  • Grand Griffon Vendéen
  • Great Dane
  • Greater Swiss Mountain Dog
  • Greek Harehound
  • Greek Shepherd
  • Greenland Dog
  • Greyhound
  • Griffon Bleu de Gascogne
  • Griffon Fauve de Bretagne
  • Griffon Nivernais
  • Gull Dong
  • Gull Terrier
  • Hällefors Elkhound
  • Halden Hound
  • Hamiltonstövare
  • Hanover Hound
  • Harrier
  • Havanese
  • Himalayan Sheepdog
  • Hierran Wolfdog
  • Hokkaido
  • Hovawart
  • Huntaway
  • Hygen Hound
  • Ibizan Hound
  • Icelandic Sheepdog
  • Indian pariah dog
  • Indian Spitz
  • Irish Red and White Setter
  • Irish Setter
  • Irish Terrier
  • Irish Water Spaniel
  • Irish Wolfhound
  • Istrian Coarse-haired Hound
  • Istrian Shorthaired Hound
  • Italian Greyhound
  • Jack Russell Terrier
  • Jagdterrier
  • Japanese Chin
  • Japanese Spitz
  • Japanese Terrier
  • Jindo
  • Jonangi
  • Kai Ken
  • Kaikadi
  • Kangal Shepherd Dog
  • Kanni
  • Karakachan dog
  • Karelian Bear Dog
  • Kars
  • Karst Shepherd
  • Keeshond
  • Kerry Beagle
  • Kerry Blue Terrier
  • Khala
  • King Charles Spaniel
  • King Shepherd
  • Kintamani
  • Kishu
  • Kokoni
  • Kombai
  • Komondor
  • Kooikerhondje
  • Koolie
  • Koyun dog
  • Kromfohrländer
  • Kuchi
  • Kuvasz

L-R

  • Labrador Retriever
  • Lagotto Romagnolo
  • Lakeland Terrier
  • Lancashire Heeler
  • Landseer
  • Lapponian Herder
  • Large Münsterländer
  • Leonberger
  • Levriero Sardo
  • Lhasa Apso
  • Lithuanian Hound
  • Löwchen
  • Lupo Italiano
  • Mackenzie River husky
  • Magyar agár
  • Mahratta Greyhound
  • Maltese
  • Manchester Terrier
  • Maneto
  • Maremmano-Abruzzese Sheepdog
  • McNab dog
  • Miniature American Shepherd
  • Miniature Bull Terrier
  • Miniature Fox Terrier
  • Miniature Pinscher
  • Miniature Schnauzer
  • Molossus of Epirus
  • Montenegrin Mountain Hound
  • Mountain Cur
  • Mountain Feist
  • Mucuchies
  • Mudhol Hound
  • Mudi
  • Neapolitan Mastiff
  • New Guinea singing dog
  • New Zealand Heading Dog
  • Newfoundland
  • Norfolk Terrier
  • Norrbottenspets
  • Northern Inuit Dog
  • Norwegian Buhund
  • Norwegian Elkhound
  • Norwegian Lundehund
  • Norwich Terrier
  • Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever
  • Old Croatian Sighthound
  • Old Danish Pointer
  • Old English Sheepdog
  • Old English Terrier
  • Olde English Bulldogge
  • Otterhound
  • Pachon Navarro
  • Pampas Deerhound
  • Papillon
  • Parson Russell Terrier
  • Pastore della Lessinia e del Lagorai
  • Patagonian Sheepdog
  • Patterdale Terrier
  • Pekingese
  • Pembroke Welsh Corgi
  • Perro Majorero
  • Perro de Pastor Mallorquin
  • Perro de Presa Canario
  • Perro de Presa Mallorquin
  • Peruvian Inca Orchid
  • Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen
  • Petit Bleu de Gascogne
  • Phalène
  • Pharaoh Hound
  • Phu Quoc Ridgeback
  • Picardy Spaniel
  • Plummer Terrier
  • Plott Hound
  • Podenco Canario
  • Podenco Valenciano
  • Pointer
  • Poitevin
  • Polish Greyhound
  • Polish Hound
  • Polish Lowland Sheepdog
  • Polish Tatra Sheepdog
  • Pomeranian
  • Pont-Audemer Spaniel
  • Poodle
  • Porcelaine
  • Portuguese Podengo
  • Portuguese Pointer
  • Portuguese Water Dog
  • Posavac Hound
  • Pražský Krysarík
  • Pshdar dog
  • Pudelpointer
  • Pug
  • Puli
  • Pumi
  • Pungsan dog
  • Pyrenean Mastiff
  • Pyrenean Mountain Dog
  • Pyrenean Sheepdog
  • Rafeiro do Alentejo
  • Rajapalayam
  • Rampur Greyhound
  • Rat Terrier
  • Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz
  • Ratonero Mallorquin
  • Ratonero Murciano
  • Ratonero Valenciano
  • Redbone Coonhound
  • Rhodesian Ridgeback
  • Romanian Mioritic Shepherd Dog
  • Romanian Raven Shepherd Dog
  • Rottweiler
  • Rough Collie
  • Russian Spaniel
  • Russian Toy
  • Russo-European Laika
  • Ryukyu Inu

S-Z

  • Saarloos Wolfdog
  • Sabueso Español
  • Saint Bernard
  • Saint Hubert Jura Hound
  • Saint-Usuge Spaniel
  • Saluki
  • Samoyed
  • Sapsali
  • Sarabi dog
  • Sardinian Shepherd Dog
  • Šarplaninac
  • Schapendoes
  • Schillerstövare
  • Schipperke
  • Schweizer Laufhund
  • Schweizerischer Niederlaufhund
  • Scottish Deerhound
  • Scottish Terrier
  • Sealyham Terrier
  • Segugio dell'Appennino
  • Segugio Italiano
  • Segugio Maremmano
  • Serbian Hound
  • Serbian Tricolour Hound
  • Serrano Bulldog
  • Shar Pei
  • Shetland Sheepdog
  • Shiba Inu
  • Shih Tzu
  • Shikoku
  • Shiloh Shepherd
  • Siberian Husky
  • Silken Windhound
  • Silky Terrier
  • Sinhala Hound
  • Skye Terrier
  • Sloughi
  • Slovakian Wirehaired Pointer
  • Slovenský Cuvac
  • Slovenský Kopov
  • Smalandstövare
  • Small Greek domestic dog
  • Small Münsterländer
  • Smooth Collie
  • Smooth Fox Terrier
  • Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier
  • South Russian Ovcharka
  • Spanish Mastiff
  • Spanish Water Dog
  • Spinone Italiano
  • Sporting Lucas Terrier
  • Stabyhoun
  • Staffordshire Bull Terrier
  • Standard Schnauzer
  • Stephens Stock
  • Styrian Coarse-haired Hound
  • Sussex Spaniel
  • Swedish Elkhound
  • Swedish Lapphund
  • Swedish Vallhund
  • Swedish White Elkhound
  • Taigan
  • Taiwan Dog
  • Tamaskan Dog
  • Tazy
  • Teddy Roosevelt Terrier
  • Telomian
  • Tenterfield Terrier
  • Terrier Brasileiro
  • Thai Bangkaew Dog
  • Thai Ridgeback
  • Tibetan Kyi Apso
  • Tibetan Mastiff
  • Tibetan Spaniel
  • Tibetan Terrier
  • Torkuz
  • Tornjak
  • Tosa
  • Toy Fox Terrier
  • Toy Manchester Terrier
  • Transylvanian Hound
  • Treeing Cur
  • Treeing Feist
  • Treeing Tennessee Brindle
  • Treeing Walker Coonhound
  • Trigg Hound
  • Tyrolean Hound
  • Vikhan
  • Villano de Las Encartaciones
  • Villanuco de Las Encartaciones
  • Vizsla
  • Volpino Italiano
  • Weimaraner
  • Welsh Sheepdog
  • Welsh Springer Spaniel
  • Welsh Terrier
  • West Country Harrier
  • West Highland White Terrier
  • West Siberian Laika
  • Westphalian Dachsbracke
  • Wetterhoun
  • Whippet
  • White Shepherd
  • White Swiss Shepherd Dog
  • Wire Fox Terrier
  • Wirehaired Pointing Griffon
  • Wirehaired Vizsla
  • Xiasi Dog
  • Xoloitzcuintle
  • Yakutian Laika
  • Yorkshire Terrier
  • Zerdava