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NetPets Classification and Index to Dog Groups
The FCI Classification at a Group Level
The AKC Classification at a Group Level
AKC Breed Popularity Table

NetPets® Dog Breed Classification

  1. Primitive Breeds & Spitz Breeds
  2. Companion Dogs & Toys
    • Hairless
    • Bichons
    • Poodles
    • Asiatic Longhairs
    • Small Bulldogs
    • Small Spitz
    • Companion Temperamented Terriers
    • Toys
  3. Hunting Dogs
  4. Livestock Herding Dogs (Drover's Dogs)
    • Cattle
    • Sheep
  5. Livestock Guarding Dogs
  6. Mastiffs And Working Bull Breeds
    • Bulldogs
    • Mastiffs
  7. Fighting Dogs

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The FCI Grouping of Dog Breeds

The FCI grouping has a strong basis in geographic distribution as well as behavior and the uses to which the dogs are placed. There are a few strange things, such as placing the Pharaoh Hound, an obvious podengo (primitive hunting dog) in with the primitive types rather than with the podengos.

  1. Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (other than Swiss cattledogs)
    • Sheepdogs
    • Cattledogs
  2. Pinschers, Schnauzers, Mastiffs (Molossians) and Swiss mountain & cattledogs
    • Pinscher & Schnauzer
    • Mastiffs (Molossians)
    • Swiss Mountian & Cattle Dogs
  3. Terriers
    • Large Terries
    • Small Terriers
    • Bull Terriers
    • Toy Terriers
  4. Dachshunds (Teckels)
    • Miniature
    • Standard
  5. Primitive type dogs and Spitzes
    • Nordic Sled Dogs
    • Nordic Hunting Dogs
    • Nordic Watchdogs and Herders
    • European Spitz
    • Asian Spitz & Related Breeds
    • Primitive types (Caanan dog, Basenji, hairless breeds)
    • Primitive type hunting dogs (podengos)
    • Primitive type hunting dogs with ridged backs (Thai Ridgeback)
  6. Scent hounds and related breeds
    • Scent Hounds
    • Scent Hounds hunted on leash
    • Related Breeds (Dalmatian, Rhodesian Ridgeback)
  7. Pointers
    • Continental Pointing Dogs
    • United Kingdom Pointing Dogs
  8. Retrievers, Water Dogs and Flushing Dogs
    • Retrievers
    • Flushing Dogs
    • Water Dogs
  9. Companions and Toys
    • Bichons & Related breeds
    • Poodles
    • Small Belgian Dogs
    • Small Hairless Dogs
    • Tibetan Breeds
    • Chihuahua
    • English Toy Spaniels
    • Japanese Chin & Pekinese
    • Continential Toy Spaniels
    • Kromfohrländer
    • Toy Bull breeds
  10. Sighthounds (Windhounds)
    • Longhaired and Fringed Windhounds
    • Wire Coated Windhounds
    • Short Haired Windhounds

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The AKC Grouping of Dog breeds

  1. Sporting
  2. Hounds
  3. Working
  4. Terriers
  5. Toys
  6. Non-Sporting
  7. Herding
  8. Miscellaneous

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