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Listed below are all of the dog breeds recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC) as a registrable dog breeds in the United States. To get further information on a specific dog breed go to our breeders page to find breed associations/clubs who link to breeders in many areas of the U.S. as well as specific breeders' websites. You can also go to the American Kennel Club for further detailed information on breeds, national breed clubs, membership and registration.

 

 



AKC Recognized Breeds
A

Affenpinscher
Afghan Hound
Airedale Terrier
Akita
Alaskan Malamute
American Eskimo Dog
American Foxhound
American Staffordshire Terrier
American Water Spaniel
Anatolian Shepherd Dog
Australian Cattle Dog
Australian Shepherd
Australian Terrier

B
Basenji
Basset Hound
Beagle
Bearded Collie
Beauceron
Bedlington Terrier
Belgian Malinois
Belgian Sheepdog
Belgian Tervuren
Bernese Mountain Dog
Bichon Frise
Black and Tan Coonhound
Black Russian Terrier
Bloodhound
Border Collie
Border Terrier
Borzoi
Boston Terrier
Bouvier des Flandres
Boxer
Briard
Brittany
Brussels Griffon
Bull Terrier
Bulldog
Bullmastiff
C
Cairn Terrier
Canaan Dog
Cardigan Welsh Corgi
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Chesapeake Bay Retriever
Chihuahua
Chinese Crested
Chinese Shar-Pei
Chow Chow
Clumber Spaniel
Cocker Spaniel
Collie
Curly-Coated Retriever
D
Dachshund
Dalmatian
Dandie Dinmont Terrier
Doberman Pinscher
E
English Cocker Spaniel
English Foxhound
English Setter
English Springer Spaniel
English Toy Spaniel
F
Field Spaniel
Finnish Spitz
Flat-Coated Retriever
French Bulldog
G
German Pinscher
German Shepherd Dog
German Shorthaired Pointer
German Wirehaired Pointer
Giant Schnauzer
Glen of Imaal Terrier
Golden Retriever
Gordon Setter
Great Dane
Great Pyrenees
Greater Swiss Mountain Dog
Greyhound
H
Harrier
Havanese
I
Ibizan Hound
Irish Setter
Irish Terrier
Irish Water Spaniel
Irish Wolfhound
Italian Greyhound
J
Japanese Chin
K
Keeshond
Kerry Blue Terrier
Komondor
Kuvasz
L
Labrador Retriever
Lakeland Terrier
Lhasa Apso
Löwchen
M
Maltese
Manchester Terrier
Mastiff
Miniature Bull Terrier
Miniature Pinscher
Miniature Schnauzer
N
Neapolitan Mastiff
Newfoundland
Norfolk Terrier
Norwegian Elkhound
Norwich Terrier
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever
O
Old English Sheepdog
Otterhound
P
Papillon
Parson Russell Terrier
Pekingese
Pembroke Welsh Corgi
Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen
Pharaoh Hound
Plott
Pointer
Polish Lowland Sheepdog
Pomeranian
Poodle
Portuguese Water Dog
Pug
Puli
R
Rhodesian Ridgeback
Rottweiler
S
Saint Bernard
Saluki
Samoyed
Schipperke
Scottish Deerhound
Scottish Terrier
Sealyham Terrier
Shetland Sheepdog
Shiba Inu
Shih Tzu
Siberian Husky
Silky Terrier
Skye Terrier
Smooth Fox Terrier
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
Spinone Italiano
Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Standard Schnauzer
Sussex Spaniel
Swedish Vallhund
T
Tibetan Mastiff
Tibetan Spaniel
Tibetan Terrier
Toy Fox Terrier
V
Vizsla
W
Weimaraner
Welsh Springer Spaniel
Welsh Terrier
West Highland White Terrier
Whippet
Wire Fox Terrier
Wirehaired Pointing Griffon
Y
Yorkshire Terrier

The AKC Board of Directors has the authority to add a breed to the list of AKC-registrable breeds if, in its opinion, sufficient evidence is presented to justify such action. There are a number of factors the Board considers in making this decision, including documentation that the breed in question has been breeding true for many generations, with accurate record keeping; evidence that there is sufficient interest in the breed throughout the United States; and a national club is in place that meets AKC requirements to act as the parent club for the breed.

Miscellaneous Class Breeds

Boykin Spaniel
Dogue de Bordeaux
Irish Red and White Setter
Norwegian Buhund
Pyrenean Shepherd
Redbone Coonhound

The Miscellaneous Class is intended as an interim stage prior to a breed becoming eligible to compete in a variety group at AKC shows. Under our current policy, the stud book will continue to be maintained by the Foundation Stock Service until the AKC Board of Directors sets a date for full recognition. Before entry into the Miscellaneous Class, the Board will work with the national club to determine the variety group to which the breed will be assigned. After a limited time in the Miscellaneous Class a date would be set, at which time the breed would become eligible to compete in a variety group at all-breed dog shows.

Foundation Stock Service® Breeds

American English Coonhound
Appenzeller Sennenhunde
Argentine Dogo
Azawakh
Barbet
Belgian Laekenois
Bergamasco
Berger Picard
Bluetick Coonhound
Boerboel
Bolognese
Bracco Italiano
Cane Corso
Catahoula Leopard Dog
Caucasian Ovcharka
Central Asian Shepherd Dog
Cesky Terrier
Chinook
Cirneco dell'Etna
Coton de Tulear
Czechoslovakian Vlcak
Entlebucher Mountain Dog
Estrela Mountain Dog
Eurasier
Finnish Lapphund
German Spitz
Grand Basset Griffon Vendéen
Icelandic Sheepdog
Jindo
Kai Ken
Karelian Bear Dog
Kishu Ken
Kooikerhondje
Lagotto Romagnolo
Lancashire Heeler
Leonberger
Mudi
Norrbottenspets
Norwegian Lundehund
Perro de Presa Canario
Peruvian Inca Orchid
Portuguese Podengo
Portuguese Pointer
Pumi
Rafeiro do Alentejo
Rat Terrier
Russell Terrier
Schapendoes
Sloughi
Small Munsterlander Pointer
Spanish Water Dog
Stabyhoun
Swedish Lapphund
Thai Ridgeback
Tosa
Treeing Tennessee Brindle
Treeing Walker Coonhound
Wirehaired Vizsla
Xoloitzcuintli

The Foundation Stock Service® (FSS®) was created by the American Kennel Club to answer the needs of today's rare breed fanciers. The Foundation Stock Service is an optional record keeping service for all purebred breeds not currently registrable with the American Kennel Club.

© American Kennel Club

Affenpinscher

Akita
Australian Cattle Dog Australian Shepherd

Basset Hound

Beagle
Belgian Sheepdog Bichon Frise
Bloodhound Border Collie
Borzoi Boxer
Bulldog Cardigan Welsh Corgi
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Chesapeake Bay Retriever
Chinese Crested Cocker Spaniel
Collie Dalmatien
English Cocker Spaniel English Foxhound
English Springer Spaniel Field Spaniel
French Bulldog German Shorthaired Pointer
Golden Retriever Gordon Setter
Great Dane Greyhound
Harrier Havanese
Irish Terrier Irish Wolfhound
Italian Greyhound Japanese Chin
Komondor Labrador Retriever
Lhasa Apso Miniature Pinscher
Norwich Terrier Old English Sheepdog
Otterhound Pekingese
Pembroke Welsh Corgi Portuguese Water Dog
Pug Saluki
Samoyed Sharpei
Shetland Sheepdog Shiba Inu
Shih Tzu Siberian Husky
Silky Terrier Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Welsh Springer Spaniel Yorkshire Terrier
Dogue de Bordeaux Irish Red and
White Setter
Pyrenean Shepherd Redbone Coonhound
Appenzeller Sennenhunde Argentine Dogo
Barbet Bergamasco
Berger Picard Bluetick Coonhound
Boerboel Bolognese
Central Asian Shepherd Chinook
Estrela Mountain Dog Eurasier
Finish Lapphund Kai Ken
Jindo Mudi
Portuguese Podengo Pumi
Rat Terrier Russell Terrier
Spanish Water Dog Stabyhoun
Thai Ridgeback Tosa
Wirehaired Vizsla Xoloitzcuintli
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