Breed Groups (dog)

A Breed Group is a categorization of related breeds of animal by an overseeing organization, used to organize the showing of animals. In dogs, kennel clubs define the "Breed Groups" and decide which dog breeds are to be included in each "Breed Group". The Fédération Cynologique Internationale "Breed Groups" are used to organize dogs for international competition. "Breed Groups" often have the names of, and are loosely based on, ancestral dog types of modern dog breeds.

Recognized Breed Groups

International

The Fédération Cynologique Internationale makes sure that dogs in its 84 member countries can compete together, by establishing common nomenclature and making sure that pedigrees are mutually recognized in all the member countries. So internationally, dog breeds are organized in ten groups, each with subsections according to breed type and origin. [ [http://www.fci.be/nomenclatures.asp?lang=en&sel=0 Fédération Cynologique Internationale Breeds Nominclature] ]

*Group 1 - Sheepdogs and Cattle Dogs (except Swiss Cattle Dogs)

*Group 2 Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid Breeds - Swiss Mountain and Cattle Dogs:*Section 1: Pinscher and Schnauzer type:*Section 2: Molossoid breeds:*Section 3: Swiss Mountain and Cattle Dogs
*Group 3 Terriers :*Section 1: Large and medium-sized Terriers:*Section 2: Small-sized Terriers:*Section 3: Bull type Terriers:*Section 4: Toy Terriers
*Group 4 Dachshunds
*Group 5 Spitz and Primitive types:*Section 1: Nordic Sledge Dogs:*Section 2: Nordic Hunting Dogs:*Section 3: Nordic Watchdogs and Herders:*Section 4: European Spitz:*Section 5: Asian Spitz and related breeds:*Section 6: Primitive type:*Section 7: Primitive type - Hunting Dogs:*Section 8: Primitive type Hunting Dogs with a ridge on the back
*Group 6 Scenthounds and Related Breeds:*Section 1: Scenthounds:*Section 2: Leash (scent) Hounds:*Section 3: Related breeds (Dalmation and Rhodesian Ridgeback)
*Group 7 Pointing Dogs :*Section 1: Continental Pointing Dogs:*Section 2: British and Irish Pointers and Setters
*Group 8 Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs:*Section 1: Retrievers:*Section 2: Flushing Dogs:*Section 3: Water Dogs
*Group 9 Companion and Toy Dogs:*Section 1: Bichons and related breeds:*Section 2: Poodle:*Section 3: Small Belgian Dogs:*Section 4: Hairless Dogs:*Section 5: Tibetan breeds:*Section 6: Chihuahueñ o:*Section 7: English Toy Spaniels:*Section 8: Japan Chin and Pekingese:*Section 9: Continental Toy Spaniel:*Section 10: Kromfohrländer:*Section 11: Small Molossian type Dogs
*Group 10 Sighthounds:*Section 1: Long-haired or fringed Sighthounds:*Section 2: Rough-haired Sighthounds:*Section 3: Short-haired Sighthounds

The Kennel Club

The Kennel Club (UK) is the original and oldest kennel club; it is not a member of the Fédération Cynologique Internationale. For The Kennel Club, dogs are placed in the following groups: [ [http://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/item/435 Pedigree dog types and Breed Standards] ]
*Hound Group
*Gundog Group
*Terrier Group
*Utility Group
*Working Group
*Pastoral Group
*Toy Group

Working is here meant to indicate dogs that are not hunting dogs that work directly for people, such as police dogs, search and rescue dogs, and others. It does not imply that other types of dogs do not work. Dogs that work with livestock are in the Pastoral Group.

Australia and New Zealand

The Australian National Kennel Council and the New Zealand Kennel Club recognize similar groups to The Kennel Club.

Australian National Kennel Council recognized Breed Groups: [ [http://www.ankc.org.au/home/breeds.asp Australian National Kennel Council Breed Groups] ]
*Group 1 (Toys)

*Group 2 (Terriers)

*Group 3 (Gundogs)
*Group 4 (Hounds)
*Group 5 (Working Dogs)
*Group 6 (Utility)

*Group 7 (Non Sporting)

New Zealand Kennel Club recognized Breed Groups: [ [http://www.nzkc.org.nz/dogselect.html New Zealand Kennel Club Breed Search] ]
*Toy Group
*Terrier Group
*Gundogs
*Hound Group
*Working Group
*Utility Group
*Non Sporting Group

North America

The Canadian Kennel Club and the two major kennel clubs in the United States have similar groups, although they may not include the same dogs in the same groupings. Canadian Kennel Club recognized Breed Groups: [ [http://www.ckc.ca/en/Default.aspx?tabid=89 Canadian Kennel Club Breed Groups] ]
*Group 1, Sporting Dogs
*Group 2, Hounds
*Group 3, Working Dogs
*Group 4, Terriers
*Group 5, Toys
*Group 6, Non-Sporting
*Group 7, Herding

American Kennel Club recognized Breed Groups: [ [http://www.akc.org/breeds/index.cfm?nav_area=breeds# American Kennel Club Breed Groups] ]
*Sporting Group
*Hound Group
*Working Group
*Terrier Group
*Toy Group
*Non-Sporting Group
*Herding Group

United Kennel Club (US) recognized Breed Groups: [ [http://www.ukcdogs.com/WebSite.nsf/WebPages/LrnBreedInfo United Kennel Club (US) Breed Groups] ]
*Companion Dog Group
*Guardian Dog Group
*Gun Dog Group
*Herding Dog Group
*Northern Breed Group
*Scenthound Group
*Sighthound & Pariah Group
*Terrier Group

Other

The major national kennel club for each country will organize breeds in breed groups. The naming and organization of "Breed Groups" may vary from country to country. In addition, some rare new breeds or newly documented traditional breeds may be awaiting approval by a given kennel club, and may not yet be assigned to a particular "Breed Group".

In addition to the major registries, there are a nearly infinite number of sporting clubs, breed clubs, minor kennel clubs, and internet-based breed registries and dog registration businesses in which breeds may be organized into whatever Breed Group the club, minor registry, or dog business may devise. [http://www.canadasguidetodogs.com/breedregistries.htm#tips Dog Breed Registries in North America]

See also

* Dog type
* Dog breed
* Conformation show
* General Specials

References

External links

* http://www.dogzonline.com

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