Hello everyone, I am Dr. Kashif Amin and today we will discuss CLASSIFICATION OF DOG BREEDS in World.



Zoological Classification

Class:   Mammalia

Subclass:  Metatheria

Order:   Carnivora

Family:   Canidae

Genus:  Canis

Species:   Familiaris

The most initial domestication of dog was about 10, 000 BC. from the region of the caves of Persia, settled from wolf and jackals.


The American kennel club classification of dogs is slightly modified from the British Kennel Club classification. In this classification added weight has been given on the kind of dogs which have been organized into the 6 principal classes:

1.  Sporting Breeds  

2.  Non-sporting Breeds  

3.  Working Breeds

4.  Hound Breeds

5. Terrier Breeds

6. Toy Breeds

Sporting Breeds

Typically active and sharp, Sporting dogs make attractive, well-rounded partners.  Exceptional for their abilities in water and woods, numerous of these breeds actively continue to engage in hunting and other field exercises. Possible owners of Sporting dogs want to realize that most require a regular, invigorating workout.

  1. Pointer
  2. Pointer German (Wire-Haired)  
  3. Retriever (Golden)
  4. Setter (English) 
  5. Setter (Irish) 
  6. Spaniel (Brittany)  
  7. Spaniel (Cocker) 
  8. Spaniel (English Springer)   
  9. Spaniel (Irish Water) 
  10. Spaniel (Welsh Springer) 
  11. Weimaraner
  12. Pointer  (German Short-Haired)
  13. Vizla
  14. Retriever (Flat-Coated)
  15. Retriever (Labrador)
  16. Setter (Gordon)
  17. Spaniel (American Water)
  18. Spaniel (Cumber)
  19. Spaniel (English Cocker)
  20. Spaniel (Field)
  21. Spaniel (Sussex)

Important Sporting Breeds

  1. Pointer 
  2. Pointer  (German Short-Haired)
  3. Retriever (Flat-Coated) 
  4. Vizla
  5. Retriever (Golden) 
  6. Retriever (Labrador)
  7. Spaniel (Cumber)  
  8. Spaniel (English Springer)
  9. Spaniel (Cocker) 
  10. Spaniel (English Cocker)

Non-sporting Breeds

Non-sporting dogs are a distinct group. Here are strong animals with varying characters.  Talk about diversity in size, coat, and visage. Some, like the Schipperke and Tibetan Spaniel, are unique sights in the normal neighborhood. Others, though, like the Poodle and Lhasa Apso, have quite a big public. The breeds in the Non-Sporting Group are a different finding in terms of size, coat, temperament, and overall presentation.

  1. Boston Terrier
  2. Bulldog
  3. Chow Chow
  4. Dalmatian
  5. French Bulldog
  6. Lhasa Apso
  7. Poodle (miniature)
  8. Schipperke

Working Breeds

Dogs of the Working Group were bred to execute such jobs as defending property, pulling sleds and doing water rescues.  In this Group, Active to learn, these smart, intelligent animals make solid companions. Their ample dimensions and power alone, however, make many working dogs inappropriate as pets for normal families. And again, by the quality of their size alone, these dogs must be correctly trained.

  • Akita
  • Belgian Sheepdog
  • Boxer 
  • Briard
  • Bull Mastiff 
  • Collie
  • Dobermann Pinscher 
  • Kuvasz
  • Mastiff   
  • Newfoundland
  • Old English Sheepdog 
  • Puli
  • Rottweiler 
  • St. Bernard
  • Samoyed  S
  • Hetland Sheepdog
  • Siberian Husky
  • Great Dane
  • The great Pyrenees
  • Komondor
  • Welsh Corgi (Cardigan)
  • Welsh Corgi (Pembroke)
  • German Shepherd ( Alsatian)

Hound Breeds

Most hounds share the natural ancestral feature of being utilized for hunting. Some do acute scenting powers to result in a trail. Others show a phenomenal gift of strength as they are relentlessly run down quarry. Beyond this, nevertheless, generalizations about hounds are difficult to come by, since the Group encompasses quite a different lot.

  1. Afghan Hound 
  2. Basenji
  3. Basset Hound 
  4. Beagle
  5. Bloodhound 
  6. Coonhound (Black-and-tan)
  7. Dachshund 
  8. Foxhound (American)
  9. Foxhound (English) 
  10. Greyhound
  11. Saluki 
  12. Rhodesian Ridgeback
  13. Otterhound 
  14. Wolfhound (Irish) 

Terrier Breeds

People familiar with this class invariably comment on the unique terrier temperament. These are active dogs whose sizes range from somewhat small, to the big Terrier. Terriers typically have little patience for other animals, including other dogs. Their ancestors were bred to hunt and destroy vermin. Many continue to extend the attitude that they’re always eager for a spirited argument. Most terriers have light coats that need special grooming known as stripping in order to have a unique appearance. In general, they make charming pets but need owners with the confidence to match their dogs’ lively qualities.

  • Border Terrier
  • Bull Terrier
  • Cairn Terrier
  • Staffordshire Terrier
  • Welsh Terrier
  • Manchester Terrier
  • Norwich Terrier
  • Scottish Terrier
  • Fox Terrier
  • Irish Terrier

Toy Breeds

The small size and charming expressions of Toy dogs show the main function of this Group to embody sheer pleasure. Dog Breeds in this group are given below;

  • Chihuahua 
  • English toy spaniel
  • Griffon (Brussels) 
  • Italian Greyhound
  • Japanese Spaniel 
  • Maltese
  • Papillon 
  • Pekingese
  • Pinscher (Miniature) 
  • Pomeranian
  • Poodle (Toy) 
  • Pug
  • Shih Tzu 
  • Silky Terrier
  • Toy Manchester Terrier 
  • Yorkshire Terrier
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