Dogs have been selectively bred for thousands of years, sometimes by inbreeding dogs from the same ancestral lines, sometimes by mixing dogs from very different lines. The process continues today, resulting in a tremendous variety of dog breeds.
The following list uses a wide interpretation of "breed". The dog breed info listed here may be traditional dog breeds with long histories as registered dog breeds, rare breeds with their own registries, or new breeds that may still be under development.
Dog breeds can be divided into different categories, such as:
Hounds, including Sight hounds and Scent hounds
Gundogs, including Pointers, Retrievers, and Spaniels
- Working (or Utility)
- Herding, including Sheepdogs
- Sled dog
- Extinct dog breeds
- Fighting dogs
Dog breeds can also be grouped into similar types such as mastiff types, spitz types, pit bulls, or Lurchers. Enjoy our dog breed info.
List of dog breeds