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As of January 2012, the American Kennel Club recognized 174 different breeds of dog. These breeds are divided into the following seven groups: sporting, hound, working, terrier, toy, non-sporting and herding. More »

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According to Dogtime, there are two types of hound dogs, known as sight hounds and scent hounds. Sight hounds are dogs known to be fast and run after anything in motion. Scent hounds are known to wander away to follow a ... More »

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All breeds of dogs can be trusted around children if they have been properly socialized and bred. Breeds known for being highly trainable can often excel as family dogs, since they are eager to please. Sporting dogs, a c... More »

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The American Kennel Club lists 30 different registered terrier breeds. Some of the most familiar are the Scottish terrier, Norwich terrier and miniature Schnauzer. Terriers range in size from the incredibly small Cairn o... More »

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The American Kennel Club has recognized the familiar blue-and-tan Yorkshire terrier since 1885. The closely related Biewer terrier began as a color variant of the standard Yorkie but is now genetically separate. As of 20... More »

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Breeds that make good hunting dogs include those in the "sporting" group of the American Kennel Club, such as numerous breeds of Spaniels, Retrievers and Pointers. The Golden Retriever is a popular family dog that is a g... More »

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A person can register their dog with the American Kennel Club if the dog is purebred. Owners can register their dog online at AKC.org or send the application in through the mail. Also, many local municipalities require d... More »

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