Seven Different Categories of Dogs

All of these dogs are confident and courageous, eager to find their prey in any terrain. Terriers are feisty. They're affectionate pets, but they're stubborn and need special care.

Terrier Group

Herding Breeds have the easiest job. The group contains 30 breeds of varying sizes, from the Corgi to the German shepherd. Their intelligence and response make them trainable.

Herding Group

Working Group dogs are separated from Non-Sporting Group because they guard property or do rescues. Working Group dogs have historically pulled sleds, carts, and guarded flocks and dwellings.

Working Group

Non-Sporting Group dogs vary in size, function, and history. Most of these dogs make good house dogs and watchdogs, but their peculiarities make it hard to generalise their features.

Non-Sporting Group

The toy breed has existed for generations as human companions. Small, movable dogs are commonly carried or sat on by their owners. Many of these dogs have been bred down from their larger relatives.

Toy Group

Hounds share hunting talents but come in many breeds. Scent hounds use their keen sense of smell to track game, whereas sighthounds rely on speed and vision.

Hound Group

Sporting dogs are bred to help hunters catch feathered wildlife. Hunters needed a canine's help retrieving upland game birds or waterfowl after the development of the gun.

Sporting Group

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