The 7 Types of Dog Breeds

Sporting Group


These breeds each have their own specialties, despite the fact that they are famed for helping the hunter with a variety of jobs.

Hound Group


Bloodhounds, beagles, and Basset hounds are among the scent-seeking animals that are occasionally employed in service.

Toy Group


The toy breeds have been around for a long time and were developed to be family companions.

Non-Sporting Group


Eventually, a distinct category was created to separate Working dogs from Herding dogs.

Working Group


These dogs include guide and service dogs, farm and draught dogs, police, military, and security dogs.

Herding Group


The Herding Group, which the AKC first classified in 1983, includes the breeds with perhaps the easiest task.