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Types of Dogs

There are a total of 157 types of dog breeds recognised by the AKC (American Kennel Club). The types of dog breeds are separated into different dog types which are referred to as Dog Groups.
 

Picture of three diffeent types of dogs


The Top 5 favourite types of dog breeds in the US are:

Labrador Retriever
Golden Retriever
German Shepherd
Beagle
Dachshund

The Labrador Retriever is also the Number 1 type of dog breed in the UK and Canada!

 
Information about different Types of Dogs
There are a total of 157 types of dog breeds recognised by the AKC (American Kennel Club). The types of dog breeds are separated into different dog types which are referred to as Dog Groups. The actual numbers of the types of dog breeds within each of the different dog types are as follows:
  • Sporting Dogs ( Gun Dogs) - 26

  • Non-Sporting Dog Types - 17

  • Working Dog Breeds - 22

  • Hound Breed Type of Dogs - 22

  • Terrier Breed Type of Dogs - 26

  • Herding Breed Type of Dogs - 18

  • Toy Breed Types of Dogs - 20

  • Miscellaneous Breed Type of Dogs - 6

  • Total number of different types of dogs - 157 (AKC recognised)

Dog Breeds - ABC List
Miscellaneous Dogs
Sporting - Gun Dogs
Non-Sporting Dogs
Working Dogs
Herding Dogs
Terrier Dogs
Toy Dogs
Hound Dogs
Scent Hounds
Sighthounds
Hunting Dogs
Rare & Other Breeds

Different types of dogs
The above numbers of dog types are just the tip of the Iceberg - see Bay Dogs! As previously stated these are only the dog types recognised by the AKC. There are no accurate statistics relating to the total numbers of different types of dogs worldwide, not to mention the number of dogs types classified as mongrels, or mutts!

Types of dogs - Variety is the Spice of Life!

The are some 'purists' in the dog world who look down on types of dog breeds that have not been recognised by the leading Kennel Clubs. They believe that only the pedigree types of dogs are the ones to own. But different dog types have to be accepted in the various Kennel Clubs and more are being accepted all of the time. If the modern breeders and those from bygone years had not experimented with cross- breeding various dog types we would not have all the wonderful types of dogs that we have today!

A
Types of Dogs

Affenpinscher

Afghan Hound

Airedale Terrier

Akita

Alaskan Husky

Alaskan Klee Kai

Alaskan Malamute

Alsatian

American Cocker Spaniel

American Eskimo Dog

American Foxhound

American Staffordshire Terrier

American Water Spaniel

Anatolian Shepherd Dog

Australian Cattle Dog

Australian Kelpie Sheep Dog

Australian Shepherd

Australian Terrier

B

Types of Dogs

Bandog

Basenji

Basset Hound

Beagle

Bearded Collie

Beauceron

Bedlington Terrier

Belgian Malinois

Belgian Sheepdog

Belgian Tervuren

Bernese Mountain Dog

Bichon Frise

Black and Tan Coonhound

Black Russian Terrier

Bloodhound

Boerboel

Border Collie

Border Terrier

Borzoi

Boston Terrier

Bouvier des Flandres

Boxer

Briard

Brittany

Brussels Griffon

Bull Terrier

Bulldog

Bullmastiff

C

Types of Dogs

Cairn Terrier

Canaan

Canary Dog

Cardigan Welsh Corgi

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Chesapeake Bay Retriever

Chihuahua

Chinese Crested

Chinese Foo Dog

Chinese Shar-pei

Chow Chow

Clumber Spaniel

Collie

Curly-Coated Retriever

D

Types of Dogs

Dachshund

Dalmatian

Dandie Dinmont Terrier

Doberman Pinscher

Dogue de Bordeaux

E

Types of Dogs

English Cocker Spaniel

English Foxhound

English Setter

English Springer Spaniel

English Toy Spaniel

F

Types of Dogs

Field Spaniel

Finnish Spitz

Flat-Coated Retriever

French Bulldog

G

Types of Dogs

 

German Pinscher

German Shepherd Dog

German Shorthaired Pointer

German Wirehaired Pointer

Giant Schnauzer

Glen of Imaal Terrier

Golden Retriever

Gordon Setter

Great Dane

Great Pyrenees

Greater Swiss Mountain Dog

Greyhound

H

Types of Dogs

Harrier

Havanese

Hovawart

I

Types of Dogs

 

Ibizan Hound

Irish Setter

Irish Terrier

Irish Water Spaniel

Irish Wolfhound

Italian Greyhound

J

Types of Dogs

Jack Russell Terrier

Japanese Chin

Japanese Spitz
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K

Types of Dogs

Keeshond

Kerry Blue Terrier

Komondor

Kuvasz

L

Types of Dogs

 

Labrador Retriever

Lakeland Terrier

Leonberger

Lhasa Apso

Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Dog

Lowchen

M

Types of Dogs

 

Maltese

Manchester Terrier (Standard)

Manchester Terrier (Toy)

Maremma

Mastiff

Miniature Bull Terrier

Miniature Pinscher

Miniature Schnauzer

N

Types of Dogs

 

Neapolitan Mastiff

New Guinea Singing Dog

Newfoundland

Norfolk Terrier

Norwegian Elkhound

Norwich Terrier

Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

O

Types of Dogs

 

Old English Sheepdog

Otterhound

P

Types of Dogs

 

Papillon

Parson Russell Terrier

Patterdale Terrier

Pekingese

Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen

Pharaoh Hound

Plott

Pointer

Polish Lowland Sheepdog

Pomeranian

Poodle

Portuguese Water Dog

Pug

Puli

R

Types of Dogs

Rat Terrier

Redbone Coonhound

Rhodesian Ridgeback

Rottweiler

S

Types of Dogs

 

Saint Bernard

Saluki

Samoyed

Schipperke

Scottish Deerhound

Scottish Terrier

Sealyham Terrier

Shetland Sheepdog

Shiba Inu

Shih Tzu

Shikoku

Siberian Husky

Silky Terrier

Skye Terrier

Smooth Fox Terrier

Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

Spinone Italiano

Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Standard Schnauzer

Sussex Spaniel

T

Types of Dogs

 

Thai Ridgeback

Tibetan Mastiff

Tibetan Spaniel

Tibetan Terrier

Tosa Inu

Toy Fox Terrier

V

Types of Dogs

Vizsla

W

Types of Dogs

 

Weimaraner

Welsh Springer Spaniel

Welsh Terrier

West Highland White Terrier

Whippet

Wire Fox Terrier

Wirehaired Pointing Griffon

Y

Types of Dogs

Yorkshire Terrier

Dog Statistics
The US Census reveals some interesting figures in relation to dogs:

  • There are approximately 68,000,000 owned dogs in the United States
  • There are no Government stats in relation to actual numbers of individual dog breed types
  • Approximately 1 in 3 households keep dogs as pets
  • 36% of homes have dogs
  • 32% have cats ( cat owners often keep more than one cat)
  • 85% of dogs visit an animal doctor in a year
  • 67% of cats visit an animal doctor in a year

Names and types of dog breeds
There are 157 (AKC recognised) of different types of dog breeds. The names and links to all of the different types of dog breeds are listed above.

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