The 7 Main Types of Dog

Sporting dogs like Labrador Retrievers and Golden Retrievers were bred to hunt and retrieve game. 

Sporting Dogs

Hounds like Beagles and Basset Hounds are known for their amazing sense of smell and ability to track.

Hound Dogs

Working dog breeds like Boxers and Saint Bernards were bred for jobs like guarding and pulling carts. 

Working Dog

Feisty terriers like the West Highland White Terrier were bred to hunt vermin. They are lively, alert and great watchdogs.

Terrier Dogs 

Toy breeds like Chihuahuas and Pugs are the smallest dogs. They are affectionate lapdogs that thrive on human companionship.

Toy Dogs

Diverse non-sporting breeds like Poodles and Dalmatians don't fit other groups. They vary widely in size, appearance and personality.

Non-Sporting Dogs

Herding dogs like Collies and German Shepherds are nimble working dogs that herd livestock. They are intelligent, energetic and driven.

Herding Dogs

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