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Groups Of Dog

Dogs belong to the family Canidae which includes wolves, jackals and foxes. All modern domestic dogs (Species- Canis familiaris) have descended from the grey wolf. There are now more than 300 different breeds of domestic dog and these are often classified into different groups according to the tasks such as hunting, guarding and herding, for which they were originally bred. Each breed of dog has their own special characteristics and belong to a group of similar breeds. Now there are seven standard group of dogs. The recognised breeds and varieties belonging to the seven groups differ in different countries. There are  Kennel clubs who are Authorities in their particular country which recognise many breeds and varieties especially for show purposes and who set standards for different breeds. Some of them are AKC ( American Kennel Club), CKC (Canadian Kennel Club) Kennel club in Great Britain and so on. A particular breed recognised by one club may not be recognised by the other. The seven standard groups of dogs are

Hound Dogs

BeagleHound dogs were originally bred for hunting to hunt game without feathers. They are able to track game by scent. In size, they range from the tall and lanky Irish Wolfhound to the short-legged Dachshund. They hunt mammals like deer, fox and rabbits. This group includes over twenty breeds. They require a significant amount of exercise. There are Pharaoh Hounds, Norwegian Elkhounds, Afghans and Beagles, among others. 

 

 
 HOUND DOGS GROUP
  Beagle
  Beagle
  Afghan Hound
  Afghan Hound
  Dach
  Dachshund
  Otterhound
  Otterhound
  Greyhound
  Greyhound
  Saluki
  Saluki

 

Sporting Dogs

Labrador Retriever This group have been specifically bred for pointing, flushing or retrieving game. Most of these dogs need a lot of exercise. The group includes 24 breeds of dogs and three varieties as recognised by AKC. Some sporting dogs are the Cocker Spaniel, the Pointer, the Irish Setter, the Labrador Retriever, and the Golden Retriever. 


 SPORTING DOGS GROUP
  Brittany
  Brittany
  Vizsla
  Vizsla
  Irish Setter
  Irish Setter
  The Pointer
  The Pointer

 

Terrier Dogs

Kerry Blue Terriers are small dogs of various breeds originally used for turning out foxes, rats, rabbits etc from their earths. The word Terrier in old French literally means 'dog of the earth'. Known for their tenacious temperament, they were also used for guarding and pit fighting. They are admired for their ability to hunt and work relentlessly. They can make good pets with proper training and enough exercise.  Some terriers are the West Highland White Terrier, the Norwich Terrier, the Fox Terrier, and the Welsh Terrier, Kerry Blue, Airedale.


 TERRIER DOGS GROUP
  Fox Terrier
  Fox Terrier
  Kerry Blue
  Kerry Blue
  Airedale
  Airedale

 

Toy Dogs

Pomeranian Toy dogs can be bred to be companions to people. They are miniaturized dogs with aesthetic appeal whose main task is to get and give love. These tiny, portable dogs did not evolve naturally; humans bred and altered them specifically for their small size to be held and cuddled. These dogs due to their small size and sensitivity to extreme temperatures and environmental conditions have difficulty in surviving without human care. This group includes about 18 breeds: Some toy dogs are the Pug, the Chihuahua, the Pekingese, the Pomeranian, the Toy Poodle, the Yorkshire Terrier, Miniature Pinscher and the Shih Tzu.


 TOY DOGS
  Chihuahua
  Chihuahua
  Pug
  Pug
  Pekingese
  Pekingese
  Pomeranian
  Pomeranian
  Toy Poodle
  Toy Poodle
  Shih Tzu
  <Shih Tzu
  Yorkshire
  Yorkshire

 

Working Dogs

Saint BernardWorking dogs were used to pull sleds, for rescue work and detection. They make excellent police dogs, war dogs and search and rescue dogs. Except a few, most of these dogs are large to enormous in size. The dogs in this group are usually territorial, strong and confident. They need a strong confident trainer to master their temperament. Some of the dogs in this group also make excellent companions and are commonly used to assist humans for their original purpose.  Some working dogs are the Boxer, the Doberman, the Rottweiler, the Alaskan Malamute, and the St. Bernard. 


 WORKING DOGS GROUP
  St.Bernard
  St.Bernard
  Boxer
  Boxer
  Rottweiler
  Rottweiler
  Mastiff
  Mastiff
  Great Dane
  Great Dane
  Akita
  Akita
  Doberman
  Doberman

 

Non-sporting Dogs

Dalmation Non-Sporting dogs function primarily as companions with some dogs possibly serving as guard dogs or retrievers. They are very smart and can perform many different kinds of activities. Some non-sporting dogs are the Bulldog, the Chow Chow, the Dalmatian, the Lhasa Apso, Boston Terrier and the Standard and Miniature Poodles.


 NON SPORTING DOGS GROUP
  Bulldog
  Bulldog
  Chow Chow
  Chow Chow
  Dalmation
  Dalmation
  Lhasa Apso
  Lhasa Apso
  Schiperke
  Schiperke

 

Herding Dogs

Old English Sheep DogHerding dogs were originally bred to herd sheep, cattle etc. These dogs are intelligent, active and athletic. Most of these dogs love to work and are eager to please. Some of them like Border Collies have amazing intelligence coupled with controlled aggression and perform near miracles. They can be good watchdogs and can make good house pets with the proper environment and obedience training. This group is a relatively new classification and includes 18 breeds and 2 varieties as recognised by AKC. Some herding dogs are the Border Collie, the Old English Sheepdog, the Shetland Sheepdog, the Welsh Corgi and the German Shepherd.


 HERDING DOGS GROUP
  Welsh Corgi
  Welsh Corgi
  Collie
  Collie
  Puli
  Puli
  Sheepdog
  Sheepdog

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 1.  Posted on : 7.4.2014  By  :  Jatin Kumar , Dehli View Answer (0) Post Answer
 

If swlling and pain in puppy lungs so what to do for him.

 
 2.  Posted on : 26.3.2014  By  :  K. Chalapathi Rao , Hyderabad View Answer (0) Post Answer
 

Respected Sir/Madam, I would like to know whether an old dog can be accomadated at any good place. We are desparate and can no longer able to maintain it. Kindly help us find a place for its survival. Thanking you and awaiting your early reply, K.Chalapathirao.

 
 3.  Posted on : 22.8.2012  By  :  Chandan , Palghar View Answer (0) Post Answer
 

I have white pomelian dog... he is suffering from hair fall.... please tell me something for reducing hairfall....

 
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