The American Kennel Club (AKC) recognizes over 170 breeds of dogs in eight different general groups. Most dog breeds are simply cross breeds of two or more other types of dogs, but to be recognized by the AKC they have to have an established history of pure breeding.
As this site grows, the intent is to cover each of these dog breeds in sufficient detail to assist you in deciding which breed is right for you and your family.
The list of breeds of dogs that are among the more popular ones are:
- Labrador Retriever
- German Shepherd Dog
- Golden Retriever
- Yorkshire Terrier
- French Bulldog
- Doberman Pinscher
- German Shorthaired Pointer
- Siberian Husky
- Shih Tzu
- Great Dane
- Miniature Schnauzer
- Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
- Australian Shepherd
These breeds have stood the test of time and are still highly popular in many countries. Many breeds such as those above have specific characteristics which appeal to owners.
For example the German Shepherd Dog is fiercely loyal and a fantastic guard dog. The Siberian Husky loves to pull a sled and is a great working dog.
The Australian Shepherd is perfect as a cattle dog and many farmers choose this breed. Chihuahuas are great if your living quarters are small and the Poodle is a highly intelligent breed.
All breeds have their quirks and their specialties. We hope you will learn a lot about different breeds of dogs here so you can choose which one to bring home!