List of dog breeds

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People have carefully bred dogs for thousands of years. Sometimes they inbreed dogs who have the same close ancestors, and sometimes they mix dogs from very different ancestors or even from different breeds. This continues today, resulting in hundreds of dog breeds, some that are similar to each other, and others that are very different.

Turkish Kangal Dog

This list includes common breeds, rare breeds, and breeds that are still being developed into new breeds. See each article for more information.ten

Breed categories


Dog breeds are often grouped in different ways, such as:

Dog breeds are also sometimes grouped into similar types, such as Mastiff types, spitz types, pit bulls, or Lurchers.

Dog breed list


Dog breeds include:

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Nonsporting Dogs

Alaskan husky
German Wirehaired Pointer
Finnish Hound
Golden Retriever
Jack Russell Terrier

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See the lists of dog breeds that these important breed registries allow: