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AKC Dog Breed Groups

Did you know that there are 8 AKC Dog Breed Groups? 7 of the groups are based on the uses for which these individual dog breeds were originally developed. One group is a "holding pen" for new breeds awaiting full AKC membership.






Dogs have many different, yet specific, jobs that they were bred for. Did you know that the common dog comes in more than 400 different breed types world wide?

There are more varieties of the family dog than any other species of mammal on earth today. The AKC groups of dogs were based on their overall purpose and what they were originally bred to do.

Want to learn more about any particular AKC Dog Breed Groups? Simply click on the block below that you are interested in and you'll be taken to that page with information as well as all the individual members of the group.




Now You Can Review Your Dog Breed by Name or AKC Dog Breed Groups As Well




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